Delaware River Festival History
Our 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 (formerly Southeastern Pennsylvania 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 annual event attracted thousands of people 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 a shared mission of providing education and recreational opportunities that inspire personal action.