Memorial Day Weekend on the Waterfront

May 27–30
Location: Cherry Street Pier
Time: Times Vary

Enjoy the official kick-off to summer by spending your Memorial Day Weekend on the Delaware River Waterfront. From Race Street Pier to Spruce Street Harbor Park have non-stop fun all weekend long.

Arrive by foot or bicycle via the Delaware River Trail or take public transportation, for a stress-free commute. On your journey or once you arrive, let us know on  FacebookInstagram, and Twitter using the hashtag #ArriveAtTheWaterfront.

We look forward to welcoming you to help us jump-start the unofficial start of summer, with these awesome events:


Liberty Flea
Saturday, May 28, and Sunday, May 29
Shop vintage and artisan vendors at Liberty Flea market at Cherry Street Pier from 10 am to 5 pm on the last Saturday and Sunday in May, June, July, and August. Free and open to the public.

Portside Arts Reception and Silent Auction
Saturday, May 28, 6 pm to 8 pm
Join Portside Arts Center for an evening of art, music, drinks and hors d’oeuvres, and a silent auction in the Gallery. Price: $20 at the door, including 2 drink tickets and hors d’oeuvres. Learn more and RSVP today.


VISIT PHILADELPHIA’S Kickoff-to-Summer Fireworks Show and 78th Army Band’s Liberty Vibes Concert
Saturday, May 28
Concert at 8 pm; Fireworks at 9:30 pm
For the first time since 2009, VISIT PHILADELPHIA and The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation join forces to kick summer on the Waterfront into high gear with an incredible concert and fireworks spectacular. The event is FREE AND OPEN to the public.

PLEASE NOTE: Visitors can also enjoy stunning views of the fireworks at Cherry Street Pier,  Race Street PierPier 68Washington Avenue Pier, Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest, and Spruce Street Harbor Park.


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. Entrance into the park is free and open to the public. Food and drinks are pay-as-you-go. Plus, join us for the following events:

Friday, May 27, 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Come straight from work for a fun-filled night of music, dancing, performances, food vendors, and more at the After Work Music Mix at Spruce Street Harbor Park. Hosted by Shekhinah B. of The Women’s Coalition for Empowerment, Inc in collaboration with DJ Tee Alford of Funky People OnlineFree and open to the public.

Makers Market
Saturday, May 28, 12 pm to 5 pm
Join us for a specialty market featuring custom creations by local vendors. Free and open to the public.

Live DJ
Saturday, May 28, 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Enjoy today’s hottest beats spun by DJ Nash. Free and open to the public.

Paddle Penn’s Landing
Penn’s Landing Marina
Saturday, May 28 through Labor Day
Paddle your way around the Penn’s Landing basin in a rowboat, swan, or dragon for the perfect outdoor recreational activity in either a swan, flamingo, yellow duck or dragon. Located near Spruce Street Harbor Park and the Hilton Penn’s Landing, Paddle Penn’s Landing is a unique afternoon adventure with family and friends. Reserve your tickets today!

Special Performance by the Philadelphia School of Circus Arts
Sunday, May 29, 2 pm to 4 pm 

Be surprised and delighted with fun by the Philadelphia School of Circus Arts at Spruce Street Harbor Park.


Wellness on the Waterfront presented by Independence Blue Cross
Monday, May 30
We are excited to bring back favorites from last year for a summer of yoga and mat Pilates curated by Three Queens Yoga. Bring a friend, and a yoga mat, and get ready for a scenic workout on Mondays and Thursdays at 6 pm, and Sundays at 10 am through September 4. The classes are FREE and OPEN to the public. Register today.


Groove, and glide across the largest outdoor roller rink in Philly at Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest 7-days-a-week. Savor refreshing drinks and mouth-watering eats. Hit the Midway for mini-golf, boardwalk games and rides, and much more. Plus, channel your inner child in our retro arcade. Entrance into the park is free and open to the public. Skating, games, rides, food, and drinks are pay-as-you-go. Reserve your roller skating tickets today.



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