Festival FAQ

What is the Delaware River Festival?

This is a celebration of the Delaware River along the waterfronts of Philadelphia and Camden. This annual event brings people together for a day of family fun and educational and water-centered activities. 

 

Do I need tickets for the event? 

No advance tickets are needed to attend. Wristbands are required to ride the RiverLink Ferry and enter the Independence Seaport Museum building. You can sign up for a free wristband at the Information Table in Philadelphia or Camden during event hours. 

What is the RiverLink Ferry schedule? 

The RiverLink Ferry will run from 10am to 7pm. It will leave Philadelphia on the hour (10:00am, 11:00am, 12:00pm etc.) and will leave Camden on the half-hour (10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm etc.). 

Where can I purchase food?

In Philadelphia, food is available for purchase at the Liberty Point Restaurant, adjacent to the Independence Seaport Museum, starting at 12:00pm. Food trucks can be found along the River in Spruce Street Harbor park, south of the Festival, just past the pedal boats.

 

Bring your lunch and enjoy a shaded picnic in the Tide Line Picnic Cove in Camden. 

Where are the restrooms?

In Philadelphia, restrooms are located north of the ferry past the Great Plaza Steps, inside the Independence Seaport Museum, and south past Spruce Street Harbor Park. 

 

In Camden, portable restrooms will be available onsite. 

Where can I get tickets for pedal boats? 

Tickets for Paddle Penn's Landing pedal boats can be reserved at the event, inside the Independence Seaport Museum. Tickets are available for half hour time slots starting at 12pm until 4pm. Limited quantities available; tickets are first come first served.