Delaware River Festival History

Two Cities, One River

The Delaware River Festival is in its 3rd year of bringing a day of family-friendly fun, educational activities, and water-centered learning to the Camden and Philadelphia Waterfronts. The festival is actually a merger of two festivals with a longer history, the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary’s Coast Day and the Alliance for Watershed Education’s River Days Festival, part of its month-long River Days event series.

About Pennsylvania Coast Day

Starting 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.

About Camden 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.

We've gone virtual this year! We aim to provide activities and expand our impact on communities that may not have been able to travel to the festival in Camden or Philadelphia in years past.

 

We are excited to have you join us for this one-of-a-kind virtual festival that celebrates our waterways!