Upcoming Events

There's more to Schuylkill Banks than just a great riverfront park. Take advantage of regularly scheduled events such as movie nights, river tours and kayak tours, or special events put on by SRDC and our partners!

9/2/2014 7:30pm - 10:00pm

Enjoy a free night of entertainment under the stars on the Banks on the new Grays Ferry Crescent trail segment!

9/4/2014 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Take a one-hour fun and fact-filled guided tour that highlights the past, present and future of the Hidden River. Discover the sights, sounds, and history of the river, from the early 1700s at historic Bartram's Garden, to the 1800s at the Fairmount Water Works, to award-winning 21st century skyscrapers. The Banks offers a setting and experience unlike any other in Philadelphia.

9/4/2014 6:45pm - 8:15pm

This professionally guided tour of the tidal Schuylkill includes equipment rental, 1/2 hour of instruction and 1 hour on the river. The tour departs from the Walnut Street Dock. Individual and tandem kayaks are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Reservations must be made by phone or in person. Call 215-222-6030 x100 for more information or to book your tour.

9/4/2014 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Take a one-hour fun and fact-filled guided tour that highlights the past, present and future of the Hidden River. Discover the sights, sounds, and history of the river, from the early 1700s at historic Bartram's Garden, to the 1800s at the Fairmount Water Works, to award-winning 21st century skyscrapers. The Banks offers a setting and experience unlike any other in Philadelphia.

9/4/2014 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Enjoy a free night of entertainment under the stars on the Banks by the Walnut Street Bridge!

9/6/2014 7:00am - 11:00am

The 10th Annual Philly Fun Fishing Fest is scheduled for Saturday, September 6, from 7am to 11am (Rain Date: September 13). The Fishing Fest is free and open to anglers of all ages and levels of experience. Fishing poles will be available for loan and we'll have worms to use as bait. Experts will also be on hand to teach you how to cast and identify the fish species caught. Prizes will be awarded after the festival in a variety of categories.

In honor of the 10th anniversary, we will have our first ever Crazy Hat contest. Get creative with your head gear for the chance to reel in a prize! There will also be food, face painting and other fun!

Thanks to the Philadelphia Water Department, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation and PA Fish and Boat Commission for making this popular event possible.

Deadline to register: Thursday, September 4. Learn more about the Fishing Fest and register here.

Check out photos from last year's Fish Fest here.

9/6/2014 8:00am - 10:00am

The Antigua and Barbuda Association of Philadelphia, Inc. is hosting a health walk on Schuylkill Banks on Saturday, September 6th. Meet at Lloyd Hall at 8:00am and the walk will proceed south to Locust Street. No registration required.

For more information, please call 610-349-3719.

9/6/2014 11:00am - 12:15pm

Join instructors Erin Gautsche and Ashley Renee Wagner under the sun in one of Philly's greatest green spaces for affordable outdoor yoga every Saturday through November. Please bring a mat, water, small towel, and sunscreen. Arrive ten minutes prior to class to choose a place for yourself in the grass and sign in. Classes are pay-what-you-can (suggested donation $5-$15).

9/7/2014 12:00pm - 3:00pm

Cruise to Bartram's Garden and discover the home of America's first great botanist, John Bartram. Take a quarter-mile walk up the meadow to see amazing views of the skyline and explore the historic garden, community farm and recreational trail.

This 3-hour tour includes a 2-hour stop at Bartram's Garden with guided tour of the 1728 house. Bringing a picnic lunch is encouraged.

9/7/2014 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Cruise to Bartram's Garden and discover the home of America's first great botanist, John Bartram. Take a quarter-mile walk up the meadow to see amazing views of the skyline and explore the historic garden, community farm and recreational trail.

This 3-hour tour includes a 2-hour stop at Bartram's Garden with guided tour of the 1728 house. Bringing a picnic lunch is encouraged.

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