History of the Festival
Two Cities, One River
This festival is the joining of two events focused on education and appreciation of the mighty Delaware River -these were historically known as Pennsylvania Coast Day in Philadelphia, PA and Camden's River Day in Camden, NJ.
About Pennsylvania Coast Day
Since its inception in 2002, this event has attracted thousands from the Philadelphia region to appreciate the City's waterways. Though the activities and locations have changed, the purpose of this event has remained the same over the past 17 years: connect people to the waterfront and provide hands-on experiences that will last a lifetime. Last year, for the first time, this event partnered with the Camden River Day event.
About the Camden, NJ River Day
The Alliance for Watershed Education (AWE), a coalition of 23 environmental centers, began hosting annual ‘River Days’ events in 2016. These series of events aim to promote their shared mission of providing education and recreational opportunities that inspire personal action.
The joining of these events has created a coast-to-coast celebration of the Delaware River or, as we've decided to name it, the
Delaware River Festival.