It's about time that Philly got a proper Memorial Day celebration. Stay home this holiday and enjoy everything from roller skating to boat rides to fireworks. All happening down at the waterfront. Follow along to get updates as we add new events
FRIDAY, MAY 26
— Opening Day at Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest!!! 1PM — 1AM with Power 99FM Philly's DJ Diamond Kuts spinning on Friday night. During the day, get free henna, join a pop-up paint party (reservation link coming soon), try a round of mini golf or the arcades at the Lodge.
— AND… free Chickie's & Pete's Crabfries available at the Crabshack at Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest from 5-6PM (only valid one per customer)
— A full night of FREE music at Spruce Street Harbor Park featuring King Britt and Swift Technique (6PM-10PM). And did we mention, we now have 14 dratfs on tap + 2 draft cocktails.
— FREE Yoga on The Pier everyday, including the weekends
SATURDAY, MAY 27
— FREE balloon artists, face painting, clay animations with The Clay Studio, and a live DJ to spin through the night at Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest
— Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga with Aqua Vida. Book classes here: aquavidasup.com/book
— Art Star Pop Up Market at Spruce Street Harbor Park every Saturday
— Paddle Penn's Landing. Spend some time on the water! Rent kayaks or swn boats through the Paddle Penn's Landing Program.
— Blue Cross RiverRink and Spruce Street Harbor Park open until 1AM
— Daryl Hall & John Oates Present HoagieNation w/ Tears for Fears & More at The Festival Pier at Penn's Landing
SUNDAY, MAY 28
FIREWORKS FIREWORKS FIREWORKS. Enjoy a concert by the US Air Force Band Full Specturm + a barge fireworks show. All free as always cause we love our city. Fireworks go off at approximately 9:30PM.
The first annual Penn's Landing Waterfront Day. An all-day celebration along the Delaware River Waterfront, featuring tons fabulous attractions and fun for the whole family. Participanting attractions include the Spirit of Philadelphia, Battleship New Jersey, Franklin Fountain, Independence Seaport Museum, Patriot Harbor Lines, LLC, SugarHouse Casino, and Rope and Anchor PHL. More details here: delawareriverwaterfront.com/events/penn-s-landing-waterfront-day
FREE balloon artists and face painting at Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest + rollerskating (of course!!). Make faux stained glass suncatchers with the kids with Philadelphia's Magic Gardens at Spruce Street Harbor Park.
Punk Rock Flea Market at Spruce Street Harbor Park every Sunday from now through October. 12-5PM
MONDAY, MAY 29
Spend the day relaxing on the Waterfront. Stop by the Race Street Pier for some yoga or a picnic, take the kids to Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest for some skating and mini golf, take a stroll along Penn's Landing, stop by the Independence Seaport Museum, and get a drink at the newly redone Rope and Anchor PHL.
And did we mention food? We've got Chickie's & Pete's, Garces Group (including the new Harborside Pizza), Federal Donuts, Franklin Fountain and more.
Also debuting Chickie's & Pete's brand new Unlimited Snow Crab Night at Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest. Details and tickets: chickiesandpetes.ticketleap.com/unlimited-snow-crab-night--summerfest/details
We've got all sorts of great local beers and cocktails to cap of a long weekend.
Let us know if you've got questions and we'll answer in the comments below.