SOURCE: Delaware River Waterfront Corp

Delaware River Waterfront Corp

May 09, 2013 09:47 ET

Delaware River Waterfront Corporation Announces Full 2013 Season

PHILADELPHIA, PA--(Marketwired - May 9, 2013) - Today, the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation announced the full 2013 season of events on both sides of the Delaware River at a press conference on the waterfront. The summer season in Philadelphia and Camden includes hundreds of events happening at venues from the Great Plaza at Penn's Landing to Campbell's Field. 

The 2013 Summer Program of FREE Events at Penn's Landing and the Race Street Pier is funded and produced by the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation (DRWC). Other events that round out the summer season on the river are produced by a variety of organizational partners and attractions including Cooper's Ferry Partnership, Live Nation, and the Adventure Aquarium. For a complete list of DRWC events in fact sheet format, visit the online pressroom. For a full summer calendar along both sides of the river, the public is encouraged to visit DRWC's new website at

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Links to individual Fact Sheets and Calendar Listings in the DRWC Online Press Room:

  • Art Star Craft Bazaar - Saturday and Sunday, May 11 - 12, 11AM - 6PM, at the Great Plaza at Penn's Landing. An outdoor retail arts and crafts show organized and juried by Philadelphia's Art Star Gallery and Boutique.
  • Paddle Penn's Landing - Saturdays and Sundays, May 25 - September 8, 12 - 8 PM, at the Marina at Penn's Landing. Kayak and swan boat rentals for those seeking outdoor activities.
  • The PECO Multicultural Series - Series of annual events that has celebrated Philadelphia's diverse culture for over 15 years at the Great Plaza at Penn's Landing. The Multicultural Series consists of the following celebrations: Irish Festival, Islamic Heritage Festival, Finns and Swedes in America Since 1638 Festival, Portuguese Heritage Festival, Hispanic Fiesta, ACANA Festival, Southeast Asian Dragon Boat Festival, Festival of India, Caribbean Festival, and the Mexican Independence Day Festival. 
  • Peace on the Streets - Thursday, June 27, 3 - 8PM, at the Great Plaza at Penn's Landing. Hosted by POWER 99, this event is a party that brings national artists together with community resources and speakers to promote a peaceful summer season. 
  • July 4th Weekend on the Waterfront - June 29 - July 7, at the Great Plaza at Penn's Landing. The week's events include the Super Scooper "All-You-Can-Eat" Ice Cream Festival, the Philadelphia Orchestra FREE 2013 Neighborhood Concert, Wawa Welcome America! Taste of Philadelphia, and Taste of Philadelphia Concert and Fireworks presented by Adventure Aquarium. 
  • Screenings Under the Stars - Thursdays in July and August (except for July 4), film begins at dusk, approximately 8 PM in July and 8:30PM in August, at the Great Plaza at Penn's Landing. Movies include: The Dark Knight Rises, Silver Linings Playbook, Wreck-it Ralph, The Avengers, The Hunger Games, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Pitch Perfect, and Dr. Seuss' The Lorax.
  • Smooth Jazz Summer Nights - Fridays in August, 7:30 PM concert, 9:15 PM land-side fireworks, at the Great Plaza at Penn's Landing. Nationally-renowned talent includes Alex Bugnon, Najee, Peter White, Christian Scott, and Jonathan Butler. 
  • Sounds of Gospel Concert - Saturday, August 24, 3 - 9 PM, at the Great Plaza at Penn's Landing. Nationally-acclaimed gospel artists include performances by Hezekiah Walker, Kurt Carr, Tye Tribbett, and more.
  • WHYY Connections Festival - Saturday and Sunday, September 7 - 8, at the Great Plaza at Penn's Landing and the Marina at Penn's Landing. The WHYY Connections Festival brings national talent to the Great Plaza. This year, the event runs in conjunction with Coast Day: From the Delaware to the Schuylkill Waterfronts.
  • Race Street Pier Events - First Fridays and Third Thursdays, June - September, at the Race Street Pier. Exciting performances and concerts curated by FringeArts and a music collective.
  • Yoga on the Race Street Pier - Sundays in June, enjoy a free, all-level yoga class at 9:30AM at the Race Street Pier, taught by instructors from Dhyana Yoga.
  • Riverfront Events by the Month - Listings of all DRWC produced and funded events displayed by date in a press-friendly format. Calendars available for May, June, July, August, and September with detailed descriptions, dates, times, and locations. 
  • Live Nation - All summer at Festival Pier, the RiverStage at the Great Plaza at Penn's Landing, and the Susquehanna Bank Center. Some highlights for the summer include: The Roots Picnic, Mad Decent Block Party, The Killers, Blake Shelton, Dave Matthews Band, and many more.

DRWC has also unveiled a brand new website,, a user-friendly, virtual resource to help visitors easily plan to park, play, and stay all day. Find suggestions for great activities, shows, restaurants, and attractions on both the Philadelphia and Camden Waterfronts in addition to nearby Old City, the Historic District, South Street, and more. 

All Philadelphia events along the Delaware River Waterfront take place at one of the following locations:
Great Plaza at Penn's Landing: 101 S. Columbus Blvd. at Market Street, Philadelphia, 19106
Walnut Plaza at Penn's Landing: Columbus Blvd. at Walnut Street and, Philadelphia, 19106
Race Street Pier: Columbus Blvd. at Race Street, Philadelphia, 19106
The Marina at Penn's Landing: 401 S. Columbus Blvd. at Dock Street, Philadelphia, 19106

Summer Programming sponsored by PECO, Verizon, Pennsylvania Lottery, Coca Cola Refreshments-Philadelphia, Adventure Aquarium, Ride the Ducks, and Live Nation. Sponsors and media partners are: PECO Multicultural Series -- PECO, KYW Newsradio, CBS 3 and The CW Philly, and Metro; Screenings Under the Stars -- Mix 106.1 and CBS 3 and The CW Philly; Smooth Jazz Summer Nights and Friday Night Light Series -- WDAS AM, WDAS FM, and CBS 3 and The CW Philly; Sounds of Gospel Concert -- Praise 103.9, Radio One, and CBS 3 and The CW Philly; and WHYY Connections Festival -- WHYY.  

Based in Philadelphia, PECO is an electric and natural gas utility subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC). PECO serves 1.6 million electric and 497,000 natural gas customers in southeastern Pennsylvania and employs about 2,400 people in the region. PECO delivered 76.5 billion cubic feet of natural gas and 37.5 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity in 2012. Founded in 1881, PECO is one of the Greater Philadelphia Region's most active corporate citizens, providing leadership, volunteer and financial support to numerous arts and culture, education, environmental, economic development and community programs and organizations.

DRWC is a 501(c)(3) created in January 2009, exclusively for the benefit of the City of Philadelphia and its citizens. The fundamental purpose of DRWC is to design, develop and manage the central Delaware River waterfront in Philadelphia. DRWC is transforming the waterfront into a vibrant destination for recreational, cultural, and commercial activities for the residents and visitors of Philadelphia. 

Contact Information

    Emma Fried-Cassorla
    Delaware River Waterfront Corp.
    O: 215.629.3218
    C: 215.313.5582