Summer Fun At Spruce Street Harbor Park And RiverRink Summerfest

Spruce Street Harbor Park

Spruce Street Harbor Park – Photo courtesy of Delaware River Waterfront Corporation

‘A Magical Summertime Destination’ 

It’s back for a fourth year, by popular demand, the Spruce Street Harbor Park! This urban area is being transformed into an outdoor paradise at the Penn’s Landing Marina.

But wait! Let’s welcome back the Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest for year three! The Blue Cross RiverRink will be transformed into a roller rink.

The Delaware River Waterfront will bring loads of excitement to include a floating restaurant, boardwalk, hammocks, tons of colorful LED lights, new planted greenery, an outdoor roller rink, more Philadelphia restauranteurs, seating options, and a new family entertainment area! All of this will take place from May 12 to October 1.

Spruce Street Harbor Park

One of the main entrances in guiding you into Spruce Street Harbor Park will feature two 20’ and one 40’ repurposed shipping containers, sitting at Columbus Boulevard and Spruce Street. This entrance area leads you into Hammock Park. 

Spruce Street Harbor ParkThe Oasis returns with three floating barges from 2014, that will provide different types of seating for eating, drinking, or just enjoying the scenery. The centerpiece of the Oasis, the net lounge, will extend from the barges allowing visitors to hang over and almost touch the water underneath them. In addition, you’ll be able to enjoy water gardens, picnic tables, colorful bistro tables and chairs, high-top tables made out of industrial spools, and Amish-made local Adirondack chairs will fill the barges, allowing visitors to relax in the middle of the marina. 

Spruce Street Harbor Park

The Net Lounge

Extras at the Spruce Street Harbor Park will include fountains, relaxing in hammocks, read a book on colorful Adirondack chairs, fire pits, enjoy the boardwalk, mist areas and urban beach. There will be concerts, food, drinks, games and the Oasis.

In addition to more hammocks, SSHP will also be adding 8 draft lines to the Beer Garden with two dedicated to pouring a selection of new rotating draft cocktails. Restaurant favorites such as Chickie’s and Pete’s, Federal Donuts, Franklin Fountain, Frozen Delights, and Garces will be returning.

The Hammock Lounge

Reserve a hammock lounge and relax in the sun with a large group of friends for parties, celebrations, etc in the private hammock lounge! You’ll enjoy 2 free-standing hammocks, premium outdoor seating , tables and chairs for 15-20 people, games and more. To reserve a hammock lounge, click here!

For more details in what the Spruce Street harbor Park will have to offer, click here.

Highlights of Spruce Street Harbor Park

  • New this 2017 season, SSHP will host the Second Sunday Cinema Series from May-September with each night featuring a screening of a classic TV show and a classic movie. First up on May 14 is The Patty Duke Show (episode: The President) followed by a showing of On the Waterfront with Marlon Brando.
  • Waterfront Sessions Live Music Series returns every Thursday from June-September with free performances by a variety of acclaimed local talent.
  • Art Star Pop-Up Market will be back on Saturdays from 10am-2pm along with a rotating selection of vendors fromR5 Production’s bi-annual “Punk Rock Flea Market” on Sundays during the same time.
  • Paddle Penn’s Landing is opening on the weekends starting Friday, May 5. Regular schedule (7 days a week) begins on Friday, May 26.
  • Paddle Board Yoga & Paddle Board Fitness by Aqua Vida will be back in the marina from June 10 – September 23.Schedule will be on the website soon

First Annual UNIVESTival ~ May 12 – 14 ~

A weekend-long festival, May 12 to 14, will feature multiple nights of live music, food and drink specials, and a variety of entertainment including aerial routines over the marina, circus-style performances, a magician, caricature artist, a petting zoo, the Univest money booth, and an assortment of other unique arts and crafts.

RiverRink Skate Rink

Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest

The Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest, opening May 26, will feature a full-sized roller skating rink with a new flooring that was redone which is similar to a tennis court epoxy, a skate rental facility (roller skates AND inline skates), and plenty of food and beverage options.

The Lodge has been transformed into Chickie’s and Pete’s Waterfront Crabshack! Chickie’s and Pete’s will be giving away FREE crab fries from 5 to 6 pm on opening day, Friday, May 26.

In addition to roller skating, a 9-hole mini-golf course has been added with an arcade that will provide an area for kids to play while they’re not skating.

New this year is an outdoor bowling alley. 

Spruce Street Harbor Park

Location

Penn’s Landing
101 S. Columbus Boulevard

Dates

Friday, May 12 – October 1, 2017  |  Open Daily

Time

Park Hours (same for barge bar)
Sunday - Thursday  |  11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Friday – Saturday  |  11:00 am – 1:00 am

Cost

Free Admission (pay as you go)

Web Site

Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest

Location

Penn’s Landing
101 S. Columbus Boulevard

Dates

Friday, May 26 – October 1, 2017  |  Open Daily

Time

Monday – Thursday  |  1:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Friday – Saturday  |  11:00 am – 1:00 am
Sunday  |  11:00 am – 11:00 pm

Operational Hours for Restaurant & Bar  |  Click Here

Cost

Free Admission to Summerfest |  Roller Skating Admission $3 plus skate rental  |  Click here for costs

Web Site


Jeff Belonger

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