Philadelphia and Camden: Get ready to celebrate the Delaware River with two great festivals on two coasts on one fantastic day!
What: Delaware River Festival
When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 15
Where: Penn’s Landing, Philadelphia and the Riverfront outside of Adventure Aquarium, Camden, New Jersey
On Saturday, September, 15, the Alliance for Watershed Education of the Delaware River (AWE) will kick-off their annual River Days, a month-long series of 32 events designed to provide fun opportunities for area residents to get close to and on the region’s trails and waterways.
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The Delaware River Festival hosted by the Center for Aquatic Sciences on the Camden waterfront, has collaborated with Partnership for the Delaware Estuary’s (PDE) Coast Day to create a coast-to-coast celebration of the Delaware River. Attendees will be able to visit both sides of the river by riding the RiverLink Ferry for free with a designated wristband, or join in a morning bike ride over the Ben Franklin Bridge.
The waterfront fun will begin at 10 a.m. in Camden and 11 a.m. in Philadelphia. DelawareRiver Festival attendees can enjoy live music, water-themed games and crafts, fishing opportunities, a beer garden, and biking along the waterfront. Coast Day attendees can expect a variety of on-the-water experiences, free boat rides, face painting, an exciting scavenger hunt with prizes, crafts for kids, and the opportunity to help with a Philadelphia Mural Arts project. Activities are free and family-friendly.
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River Days Festival at River Front Park in Norristown – Kayaking, music, Beer and more
Petty’s Island History Hike – Explore this gem with local historian
Trail Challenge at Abbott Marshlands in Trenton – Free lunch, haiku writing, and family-friendly trail course
The Alliance for Watershed Education of the Delaware River (AWE) is comprised of 23 environmental education centers in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware sharing a mission to collectively increase and enhance constituent appreciation, knowledge, and stewardship of the Delaware River watershed. The Delaware River watershed provides recreational opportunities for cyclists, hikers, paddlers and other outdoor enthusiasts. It provides clean drinking water for more than 15 million people and serves as important ecological habitats to a multitude of species.
The Partnership for the Delaware Estuary is a nonprofit organization that brings together people, businesses and governments to restore and protect the Delaware River and Bay. From its headquarters in Wilmington, PDE focuses programs and scientific research on the entire environment affecting the Estuary — from Trenton to Cape May, New Jersey and Lewes, Delaware. We encourage collaboration among the Estuary’s many stakeholders and seek practical solutions to help restore the natural vitality of the Delaware River and Bay on which plants, wildlife, people and businesses rely.