Labor Day Weekend on the Philly Waterfront

September 3–6
Location: The Philly Waterfront
Time: Pier and Park Operating Hours

Celebrate Labor Day weekend on the Philly Waterfront with loads to see you and do, there is something for the entire family to enjoy from Pier 68 to Race Street Pier and beyond.

Enjoy roller-skating with amazing views of the Ben Franklin Bridge and Delaware River, boardwalk games and rides, hammocks, art exhibitions, markets, and outdoor dining with food and drinks that will delight the taste buds.

Plus, enjoy the Rivers Casino Labor Day Fireworks and Festival (1001 N. Delaware Avenue) featuring a Bruno Mars tribute band, food trucks, and more.

Spend your extra-long weekend with us!

Review the full Labor Day lineup:

First Friday at Cherry Street Pier

Friday, September 3 from 4 pm to 9 pm
Kick-off Labor Day Weekend with an epic First Friday at Cherry Street Pier with the opening of Jim Brossy’s “Larger than Life,” The Artist and Artisans Market, family art night with resident artist Portside Art Center and more.

Artist and Artisans Market
Friday, September 3 from 4 pm to 9 pm

Shop beautiful, handmade treasures from local creators. Every First Friday and Third Sunday of the Month.

Jim Brossy’s “Larger than Life”
September 3 through September 26
Explore Jim Brossy’s Larger Than Life, an exhibition of mixed media paintings, in which Brossy constructs random moments of a weathered Americana, using a variety of materials. See it from September 3 through September 26 at the Pier. The exhibition is free and open to the public. Cherry Street Pier is open rain or shine.

Gravy Studio’s “The Time Is Yours”
September 3 through September 26
The Time is Yours showcases the work of photographers that span the globe. From Pennsylvania to India, this body of work offers an interpretation of this concept while documenting one of our most valuable natural resources: people. This exhibition is part of the 20/20 Photo Festival in Philadelphia which follows the theme History Informs Contemporary.

Kick-back in a colorful hammock, under a canopy of trees, draped in technicolored lights at Spruce Street Harbor Park. A time-honored tradition, enjoy local brews and Summer cocktails on The Barge Oasis as you soak in the sweeping views of the Penn’s Landing Marina. Savor amazing eats from Philly vendors such as French Toast Bites, Chickie’s & Pete’s, Philly Taco, Frozen Delights, and Dre’s Water Ice and Ice Cream. Don’t miss our amazing weekly food and drink specials — Taco Tuesdays at Philly Tacos and the Truly Twisted Thursdays Happy Hour.

Makers Market at Spruce Street Harbor Park
Saturday, September 4 from 11 am to 4 pm
Shop custom creations from local vendors Labor Day Weekend.

Groove, and glide across the largest outdoor roller rink in Philly, savor refreshing drinks and mouth-watering eats such as Crabfries from Chickie’s & Pete’s and piping hot Funnel cake from Skelly’s Amusements. Hit the Midway for mini golf, carnival games, or soar through the air on the Gravity Storm Bungee Jump and Ferris wheel.

Reserve your roller skating tickets in advance today!

BONUS: All college students will receive $3 OFF skate admission at the box office when they show a valid student ID now through September 26.

Stroll the scenic Race Street Pier adjacent to Cherry Street Pier. Observe the sweeping views of the Delaware River and the Ben Franklin Bridge. Don’t miss Tracey Emin’s A Moment Without You, The first installation in Water Marks, a multi-year program in partnership with Philadelphia Contemporary. The work features five diminutive cast-bronze songbirds perched atop monumental 13-foot poles.

Brazilian Day Philadelphia part of the PECO Multicultural Series
Sunday, September 5 from 1 pm to 5 pm
Organized by Project Capoeira, join us as we celebrate the beauty of Brazil. This day-long festival shares Brazilian arts and culture with the Greater Philadelphia region while fostering intercultural exchange and uniting the Brazilian community. The afternoon will be filled with live capoeira, samba dance, and batucada performances.

Bike, stroll and jog along the Delaware River Waterfront at Washington Avenue Pier and Pier 68 (the official fishing Pier) for even more beautiful views at some of the Waterfront’s most relaxing spaces.

Share your favorite Labor Day Weekend moments with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using the hashtag #MyPhillyWaterfront with a chance to be featured on our social channels.

Learn about our safety enhancements before your next visit.

Review our parking and directions information before your next visit.

Enjoy our concessions during your visit.

Delaware River Trail Construction: Construction for the exciting Delaware River Trail is happening along Columbus Boulevard. The project is making headway and will result in a stunning multi-use trail that will increase accessibility to the Waterfront. The trail is scheduled for completion in Fall 2021.