Questions about what you can and cannot do at Cherry Street Pier? We’ve got answers.

Kate Kelly

Cherry Street Pier is open to the public seven days a week, year-round.


Sunday – Thursday, 11am – 10pm
Friday – Saturday, 11am – 11pm


Monday – Thursday, 4pm – 9pm
Friday, 4pm – 10pm
Saturday, 11am – 10pm
Sunday, 11am – 9pm


Monday – Sunday, 5pm – 10pm

*Please note that these hours are subject to change

Please see our Getting Here page.

The Delaware River Waterfront Corp. encourages visitors to take public transportation, bike, walk, or rideshare to Cherry Street Pier. The closest parking lots are located at Market Street or Vine Street and Columbus Boulevard. There are other parking lots and street parking along Columbus Boulevard and in nearby Old City.

We have amazing food vendors who you should visit! If you decide to bring your own food, we do not allow personal coolers in the Pier. We also carry a variety of great cocktails, wines, and craft beers in certain sections of the Pier. No outside alcohol is allowed.

Dogs are welcome in the park as long as they’re on leashes.

We do not allow fishing at Cherry Street Pier. Anglers are invited to fish at Pier 68 in South Philadelphia.

Yes! Cherry Street Pier has free public wifi.

No, the Pier is an unconditioned space. That being said, in the summer months we can roll up all the glass doors, and in the winter months, we can close them. The artist studios are each fully conditioned. So, if you’re coming in the fall/winter, we’d suggest that you bring some layers so that you can spend more time hanging out.

Be respectful of the artists-in-residence—this is their creative space as well. Please do not enter the studios or interrupt their work unless you are invited in.

Our first cohort of artists were chosen using internal and external committees after an open call for applications. The applications are now re-opened online and will be considered on a rolling basis as studios become available.

We have currently filled all of our concession spots.

We’re currently accepting applications for the Cherry Street Pier Artist and Artisan Markets. If you’re interested in being part of this exciting vending opportunity, please apply HERE.

There are different areas within the Pier that will be available for rentals for special events, parties, and happy hours. However, we will not host weddings. Cherry Street Pier is a public space and we will not close down the Pier completely for a private event. We will be posting a rental form on the website shortly.

Yes, wedding and engagement photography can be scheduled at the Pier. A permit is required. To apply, fill out the application HERE!

We are currently not hosting weddings at Cherry Street Pier. If you are interested in having a ceremony on the waterfront, check out our sister park, Race Street Pier.

All commercial photography and videography require permits. Apply for a permit HERE.

Cherry Street Pier is excited to host to a variety of events showcasing Philadelphia’s creative communities. Unpermitted events and amplification are not allowed at the Pier.

We love working with all types of organizations on partnership opportunities. Please contact Nycholas Maldonado, our Sponsorship Manager, at nmaldonado@drwc.org.

  • As a park on the waterfront, we respect the ecology of the river. Please do not feed the fish and birds or throw trash into the water.
  • We have a bike trail along Columbus Boulevard and bike racks outside the Pier. Riding bikes, skateboards, rollerblades, hoverboards, unicycles, Segways, etc. is prohibited inside the Pier.
  • No smoking. That includes vaping.
  • This Pier is for everyone—do not damage furniture or signage, light fire pits or grills, litter, or obstruct entrances and exits.
  • We expressly prohibit drug use on-site.
  • No weapons allowed in the Pier.