Destination

Delaware River Waterfront

From parks and museums and piers to restaurants, there are tons of attractions and events all year long at the Delaware River Waterfront.

Located just a short walk from Old City, Society Hill and Philadelphia’s Historic District, the waterfront has tons to offer, including one of the coolest pop-up parks in the city (Spruce Street Harbor Park), some of the best outdoor venues for concerts, festivals and more (Festival Pier, the Great Plaza) and amazing views of Benjamin Franklin Bridge and the Delaware River.

How to get there

SEPTA Bus Routes 21, 33 & 42 stop at The Great Plaza at Penn's Landing and Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest at the Chestnut Street turnaround. Routes 17 and 48 stop at Front and Market Streets. Route 12 stops directly at Spruce Street Harbor Park Presented by Univest/Valley Green Bank at Columbus Blvd and Dock Street. Route 25 runs along Columbus Blvd.

You can also take the SEPTA Market-Frankford Line (the Blue line) to the 2nd Street Stop. From there, head East over the Market Street Bridge. The Blue Cross RiverRink and Great Plaza at Penn's Landing will be straight ahead. 

Fare

Just as there are many ways to get here on SEPTA, there are also many ways to pay. Click here to learn which fare is best for you. ​

Things To Do

No matter what the season, there’s always something to do on the Delaware River Waterfront. During the warmer months its home to many festivals, concerts, and the Spruce Street Harbor Park pop up park. There's also Summerfest and roller skating at the Blue Cross RiverRink. In the winter it's all about ice skating with a Winterfest holiday garden pop up nearby. 

You can also visit the Independence Seaport Museum - which just happens to be a SEPTA Pass Perk

The Delaware River Waterfront is also just a short walk away from historic Old City, which has plenty of restaurants, bars, shops, and art galleries.

Upcoming Local Happenings
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Farmers Market at Christ Church

Christ Church Neighborhood House

The Farmers Market at Christ Church is back in Old City on Wednesday from 2p to 7p on Church Street, between 2nd and 3rd (due east of Neighborhood House) and just a block away from the site of Philadelphia's original 18th-century farmers market on High (now Market) Street. Browse items from local food purveyors like Spruce Hill Preserves, Beechwood Orchards and a selection of food trucks. Countless ways to get here on SEPTA. Hop the Market-Frankford Line to 2nd Street or Routes 5, 17, 33, 48 or 57.

20180523 00:00 20181101 00:00 America/New_York Farmers Market at Christ Church <p>The <a href="http://www.neighborhood-house.com/farmers-market-at-christ-church">Farmers Market at Christ Church</a> is back in Old City&nbsp;on Wednesday from 2p to 7p on Church Street, between 2nd and 3rd&nbsp;(due east of Neighborhood House) and just a block away from the site of Philadelphia&#39;s original 18th-century farmers market on High (now Market) Street. Browse items from local food purveyors like Spruce Hill Preserves, Beechwood Orchards and a selection of food trucks. Countless ways to get here on SEPTA. Hop the Market-Frankford Line to 2nd Street or Routes 5, 17, 33, 48 or 57.</p> 20 North American Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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Snow White

Arden Theatre Company

Now thru 6/3, see Snow White like you've never seen it before at the Arden Theatre in Old City.  A world premiere production of the classic tale that features a beautiful princess, her evil queen, a huntsman, one magic mirror, and the legendary seven dwarfs – all brought to life by TWO ACTORS!  It's o easy to get here on SEPTA. Hop the Market-Frankford Line to 2nd Street or Routes 5, 17, 33, 48 or 57. Before you go - check out this Perk - it will save you $10!

20180404 00:00 20180604 00:00 America/New_York Snow White <p>Now thru 6/3, see <em><a href="https://tickets.ardentheatre.org/Online/default.asp?BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::permalink=snowwhite&amp;BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::context_id=">Snow White</a></em>&nbsp;like you&#39;ve never seen it before at the Arden Theatre in Old City. &nbsp;A world premiere production of the classic tale that features a beautiful princess, her evil queen, a huntsman, one magic mirror, and the legendary seven dwarfs &ndash; all brought to life by TWO ACTORS!&nbsp; It&#39;s o easy to get here on SEPTA. Hop the Market-Frankford Line to 2nd Street or Routes 5, 17, 33, 48 or 57. Before you go - check out this&nbsp;<a href="http://www.iseptaphilly.com/perk/34">Perk</a>&nbsp;- it will save you $10!</p> 40 North 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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Spruce Street Harbor Park

Penn's Landing

Spruce Street Harbor Park — everyone's favorite seasonal park on the Delaware River — is back with dining, a beer garden, hammocks, a boardwalk, and entertainment. Get here on SEPTA. Short walk from 2nd Street Station on the Market-Frankford Line or ride Bus Routes 12, 21, 33, 42 or 25.

20180511 00:00 20180901 00:00 America/New_York Spruce Street Harbor Park <p>Spruce Street Harbor Park &mdash; everyone&#39;s favorite seasonal park on the Delaware River &mdash; is back with dining, a beer garden, hammocks, a boardwalk, and entertainment. Get here on SEPTA. Short walk from 2nd Street Station on the Market-Frankford Line or ride Bus Routes 12, 21, 33, 42 or 25.</p> 401 S Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest

Blue Cross RiverRink

Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest opens seven-days-a-week starting 5/24. This includes the roller rink, mini-golf course, The Midway (with a giant Ferris wheel!) and food concessions! Get there on SEPTA. Hop the Market-Frankford Line to 2nd or Bus Routes 12, 21, 25, 42, 17, 33 or 48. 

20180524 00:00 20180904 00:00 America/New_York Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest <p><a href="http://www.delawareriverwaterfront.com/places/blue-cross-riverrink-summerfest" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest</a>&nbsp;opens seven-days-a-week starting 5/24. This includes the roller rink, mini-golf course, The Midway (with a giant Ferris wheel!) and food concessions! Get there on SEPTA. Hop the Market-Frankford Line to 2nd or Bus Routes 12, 21, 25, 42, 17, 33 or 48.&nbsp;</p> 121 North Columbus Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


Headhouse farmers market

Headhouse Farmers Market

Headhouse Square

On Sunday stop by the Headhouse Farmers Market for fresh produce, baked goods, local meats, cheeses and wines. It's so easy to get here on SEPTA. Hop Route 12, 40, 47 or 57. 

20171105 00:00 20181231 00:00 America/New_York Headhouse Farmers Market <p>On Sunday stop by the Headhouse Farmers Market for fresh produce, baked goods, local meats, cheeses and wines. It&#39;s so easy to get here on SEPTA. Hop Route 12, 40, 47 or 57.&nbsp;</p> 500 South 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


Morgan's pier

MANNA's Guac Off: Morgan's Pier

Morgan's Pier

This Thursday 6p-9p, the waterfront beer garden Morgan's Pier welcomes Philadelphia's top restaurants to a fresh guacamole competition, in hopes of being crowned the next “Guac Master.” All proceeds from the event will go toward MANNA, an organization that prepares and delivers meals to people with life-threatening illnesses. Get to Morgan's Pier on SEPTA. Short walk from 2nd Street on the Market-Frankford Line or take the Route 25.

20180524 00:00 20180525 00:00 America/New_York MANNA's Guac Off: Morgan's Pier <p>This Thursday 6p-9p, the waterfront beer garden&nbsp;<a href="http://www.morganspier.com/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Morgan&#39;s Pier</a>&nbsp;welcomes&nbsp;Philadelphia&#39;s top restaurants to a fresh guacamole competition, in hopes of being crowned the next &ldquo;Guac Master.&rdquo; All proceeds from the event will go toward MANNA, an organization that prepares and delivers meals to people with life-threatening illnesses.&nbsp;Get to Morgan&#39;s Pier on SEPTA. Short walk from 2nd Street on the Market-Frankford Line or take the Route 25.</p> 221 N. Columbus Boulevard Plan Your Trip


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Beer by the Bell

Independence Beer Garden

Grab a beer by the bell at Independence Beer Garden! SO easy to get here on SEPTA. Hop the Market-Frankford Line to 5th Street/Independence Hall or Routes 9, 17, 21, 33, 38, 42 or 47. Use our PLAN YOUR TRIP feature for details. Cheers! 

20180426 01:00 20181015 12:00 America/New_York Beer by the Bell <p>Grab a beer by the bell at <a href="http://www.phlbeergarden.com/">Independence Beer Garden!</a> SO easy to get here on SEPTA. Hop the Market-Frankford Line to 5th Street/Independence Hall or Routes 9, 17, 21, 33, 38, 42 or 47. Use our PLAN YOUR TRIP feature for details. Cheers!&nbsp;</p> 100 South Independence Mall West, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival

Franklin Square

The Chinese Lantern Festival is back at Franklin Square now thru Saturday, 6/30. Come see the square at 6th and Race streets come alive with 15,000 LED lights shining on 29 different lantern displays, including a 200-foot-long Chinese dragon. Also on tap: awe-inspiring acrobatics and folk dance performances, the Dragon Beer Garden, classic Asian food and more. Get here on SEPTA. Short walk from the 5th Street/Independence Hall stop on the Market-Frankford Line or ride Bus Routes 47 or 47M.

20180501 00:00 20180701 00:00 America/New_York Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival <p>The&nbsp;<a href="http://www.uwishunu.com/2017/02/chinese-lantern-festival-returns-franklin-square-new-lanterns-spring/">Chinese Lantern Festival</a> is back at Franklin Square now thru Saturday, 6/30. Come see the square at 6th and Race streets come alive with 15,000 LED lights shining on 29 different lantern displays, including a 200-foot-long Chinese dragon. Also on tap: awe-inspiring acrobatics and folk dance performances, the Dragon Beer Garden, classic Asian food and more. Get here on SEPTA. Short walk from the 5th Street/Independence Hall stop on the Market-Frankford Line or ride Bus Routes 47 or 47M.</p> Franklin Square, 6th Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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Post Malone

Festival Pier

Headed to see Post Malone at Festival Pier on Wednesday night? Get there on SEPTA. Ride the Market-Frankford Line to Spring Garden or hop Routes 25 or 43.

20180523 00:00 20180524 00:00 America/New_York Post Malone <p>Headed to see Post Malone at <a href="http://festivalpierphilly.com">Festival Pier</a> on Wednesday night? Get there on SEPTA. Ride the Market-Frankford Line to Spring Garden or hop Routes 25 or 43.</p> Festival Pier at Penn's Landing, North Christopher Columbus Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA, USA Plan Your Trip


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Khalid

Festival Pier

Headed to see Khalid at Festival Pier on Friday night? Get there on SEPTA. Ride the Market-Frankford Line to Spring Garden or hop Routes 25 or 43.

20180525 00:00 20180526 00:00 America/New_York Khalid <p>Headed to see Khalid at <a href="http://festivalpierphilly.com">Festival Pier</a> on Friday night? Get there on SEPTA. Ride the Market-Frankford Line to Spring Garden or hop Routes 25 or 43.</p> Festival Pier at Penn's Landing, North Christopher Columbus Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA, USA Plan Your Trip


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HoagieNation Festival

Festival Pier

On Saturday, 5/26 at 3p, HoagieNation Festival takes over Festival Pier at Penn's Landing. Philadelphia's Daryl Hall and John Oates headline, and other acts include Train, Fitz and the Tantrums, Down North and more exciting performers live on stage, as well as delicious food and hoagie specials from local vendors. Going? Ride the Market-Frankford Line to Spring Garden or hop the Route 25.

20180526 00:00 20180527 00:00 America/New_York HoagieNation Festival <p>On Saturday, 5/26 at 3p, HoagieNation Festival takes over Festival Pier at Penn&#39;s Landing. Philadelphia&#39;s Daryl Hall and John Oates&nbsp;headline, and other acts include Train, Fitz and the Tantrums, Down North and more exciting performers live on stage, as well as delicious food and hoagie specials from local vendors. Going? Ride the Market-Frankford Line to Spring Garden or hop the Route 25.</p> 601 N Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19123 Plan Your Trip


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