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Delaware River Waterfront

From parks and museums to piers and restaurants, there are so many 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 as well as amazing views of Benjamin Franklin Bridge and the Delaware River.

How to get there

SEPTA Bus Routes 21, 33, and 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

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 the season, there’s always something to do on the Delaware River Waterfront.

During the warmer months, it's home to festivals, concerts, and the Spruce Street Harbor Park pop up park. There's also Summerfest and roller skating at the Blue Cross RiverRink. The park is open on weekends starting May 10, and then stays open 7 days a week starting May 24 (entrance to the park is free)! 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 - a SEPTA 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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River Alive!

Independence Seaport Museum

This new 4,000-square foot permanent exhibition at the Independence Seaport Museum focuses on the Delaware River and how millions of people use it for water, food and recreation. Hands-on experiences such as the Citizen Science Lab and Fisharium teach guests about what lives in the river and the threats to the watershed. Get there on SEPTA! SEPTA Bus Routes 21, 33 & 42 stop at The Great Plaza at Penn's Landing. Routes 17 and 48 stop at Front and Market Streets. Route 12 stops directly at Spruce Street Harbor Park 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. Save $2 on admission with this Perk!

20181123 00:00 20191231 00:00 America/New_York River Alive! <p>This new 4,000-square foot <a class="trackingoutbound" href="http://www.phillyseaport.org/riveralive" rel="noopener" target="_blank">permanent exhibition</a> at the Independence Seaport Museum focuses on the Delaware River and how millions of people use it for water, food and recreation. Hands-on experiences such as the Citizen Science Lab and Fisharium teach guests about what lives in the river and the threats to the watershed. Get there on SEPTA! SEPTA Bus Routes 21, 33 &amp; 42 stop at The Great Plaza at Penn&#39;s Landing. Routes 17 and 48 stop at Front and Market Streets. Route 12 stops directly at Spruce Street Harbor Park 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. Save $2 on admission with this <a href="https://www.iseptaphilly.com/perk/12">Perk</a>!</p> Independence Seaport Museum, South Christopher Columbus Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA, USA Plan Your Trip


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Art Star Pop Up Market

Delaware River Waterfront

The Art Star Pop Up Market is back at Spruce Street Harbor Park! The Market features the work of up to 20 curated art + craft vendors. Every Saturday and Sunday from now until the end of September, each participating vendor sets up al fresco style under a tree lined walkway within the popular park. Shoppers can expect a variety of handmade goods at an affordable price range and the vendor line-up will change each day.Take the Market-Frankford Line to 2nd St or hop Bus Routes 12, 21, 25, 33 or 42 to get there.

20190824 00:00 20190826 00:00 America/New_York Art Star Pop Up Market <p>The Art Star Pop Up Market is back at Spruce Street Harbor Park! The Market&nbsp;features the work of up to 20 curated art + craft vendors. Every Saturday and Sunday from now until the end of September, each participating vendor sets up al fresco style under a tree lined walkway within the popular park. Shoppers can expect a variety of handmade goods at an affordable price range and the vendor line-up will change each day.Take the Market-Frankford Line to 2nd St or hop Bus Routes&nbsp;12, 21, 25, 33 or 42 to get there.</p> Spruce Street Harbor Park, South Christopher Columbus Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA, USA 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.

20190510 00:00 20190930 00:00 America/New_York Spruce Street Harbor Park <p><a href="http://www.delawareriverwaterfront.com/places/spruce-street-harbor-park">Spruce Street Harbor Park</a> &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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The Food Trust's Farmers Market

Cherry Street Pier

The new open-air market series continues this Saturday at Cherry Street Pier. Organized by The Food Trust, this farmers market features fresh, affordable produce and other products from local farms, culinary entrepreneurs and independent retailers like Birchrunhill Farms, Ca Phe Roasters, Hickory Grove Gardens, Sharrah Orchards and more. Shop every Saturday from 10a-2p, summer through fall. Hop the Market-Frankford Line to 2nd St or Bus Routes 12, 21, 25, 33, or 42.

20190824 00:00 20190825 00:00 America/New_York The Food Trust's Farmers Market <p>The&nbsp;new&nbsp;<a href="https://www.cherrystreetpier.com/event/2019/05/the-food-trusts-market-at-cherry-street-pier-presented-by-aetna/" target="_blank">open-air market series</a>&nbsp;continues&nbsp;this Saturday at&nbsp;Cherry Street Pier. Organized by The Food Trust, this farmers market features fresh, affordable produce and other products from local farms, culinary entrepreneurs and independent retailers like Birchrunhill Farms, Ca Phe Roasters, Hickory Grove Gardens, Sharrah Orchards and more. Shop every Saturday from 10a-2p, summer through fall.&nbsp;Hop the Market-Frankford Line to 2nd St or&nbsp;Bus Routes 12, 21, 25, 33, or 42.</p> 121 N Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19106 Plan Your Trip


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Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest

Blue Cross RiverRink

Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest, Philadelphia’s only outdoor roller skating rink, is back for its fifth season beginning this Friday, 5/10. The rink will be open on weekends in May then seven-days-a-week starting Memorial Day Weekend. Get there on SEPTA. Hop the Market-Frankford Line to 2nd Street or Bus Routes 12, 21, 25, 42, 17, or 33. Flash your SEPTA Key or SEPTA Pass to save 50% ($2) on admission! More info here!

20190510 00:00 20190930 00:00 America/New_York Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest <p><a href="https://www.delawareriverwaterfront.com/places/blue-cross-riverrink-summerfest">Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest</a>, Philadelphia&rsquo;s only outdoor roller skating rink, is back&nbsp;for its fifth&nbsp;season beginning this Friday, 5/10. The rink will be open on weekends in May then seven-days-a-week starting Memorial Day Weekend.&nbsp;Get there on SEPTA. Hop the Market-Frankford Line to 2nd Street or Bus Routes 12, 21, 25, 42, 17, or 33. Flash your SEPTA Key or SEPTA Pass to save 50% ($2) on admission! More info <a href="https://www.iseptaphilly.com/perk/148">here</a>!</p> 121 North Christopher Columbus Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA, USA Plan Your Trip


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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 20191231 00:00 America/New_York Headhouse Farmers Market <p>On Sunday stop by the <a href="http://thefoodtrust.org/farmers-markets/market/headhouse">Headhouse Farmers Market</a> 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


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Free Yoga at Race Street Pier

Race Street Pier

Philadelphia’s favorite free workout series - Free Yoga on Race Street Pier - organized by the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation and coordinated by yoga instructor Malik Wilson, offers nearly 300 free yoga classes thru November 12th. Every single day of the week (weather permitting), the yoga class takes to the waterfront for fresh air (and free!) fun for yogis of all levels. Classes run M-Th 7a & 6p; Fr 7a; Sa-Su 9:30a. So easy to get here on SEPTA. Hop the Market-Frankford Line to 2nd Street or Bus Routes 17, 21, 25, 33, or 42. Click PLAN YOUR TRIP to...plan your trip!

20190513 00:00 20191113 00:00 America/New_York Free Yoga at Race Street Pier <p>Philadelphia&rsquo;s favorite free workout series - <a href="https://www.delawareriverwaterfront.com/events/free-yoga-on-the-pier-presented-by-independence-2-2019">Free Yoga on Race Street Pier</a> - organized by the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation and coordinated by yoga instructor <strong>Malik Wilson</strong>, offers nearly 300 free yoga classes thru November 12th. Every single day of the week (weather permitting), the yoga class takes to the waterfront for fresh air (and free!) fun for yogis of all levels. Classes run M-Th 7a &amp; 6p; Fr 7a; Sa-Su 9:30a. So easy to get here on SEPTA. Hop the Market-Frankford Line to 2nd Street or Bus Routes 17, 21, 25, 33, or 42. Click PLAN YOUR TRIP to...plan your trip!</p> Race Street Pier, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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