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!

6/2/2016 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.

6/2/2016 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.

6/2/2016 8:30pm - 10:30pm

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

6/4/2016 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Enjoy great riverside food and drinks on Saturday, June 4 from 6:30-9:30 while raising money to support maintenance on Schuylkill Banks! This year's Shindig will feature hors d'oeuvres from 24 (the new Garces Group restaurant coming to 2401 Walnut St), Shake Shack custard, Schuylkill River Trail Ale, wine, and nonalcoholic beverages. Poseybooth will snap photos of you and your friends as you enjoy live music by The Bigness.

Take your experience to the next level by purchasing a VIP ticket for access to the special VIP lounge onboard our riverboat, the Patriot, with 20-minute rides up the Schuylkill to the Fairmount WaterWorks and back.

Tickets are available online at schuylkillbanks.ticketleap.com/shindig.

6/5/2016 12:00pm - 3:00pm

Cruise to Bartram’s Garden and discover the home of America’s first great botanist, John Bartram. Take a ¼ mile walk up the meadow to see amazing views of the skyline and explore the garden, community farm, and recreational trail. This 3-hour tour includes a 2-hour stop at Bartram’s Garden with guided tour of the newly restored 1731 house and Ann Bartram Carr garden.

Bringing a picnic lunch is encouraged.

6/5/2016 12:00pm - 1:30pm

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.

6/5/2016 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Cruise to Bartram’s Garden and discover the home of America’s first great botanist, John Bartram. Take a ¼ mile walk up the meadow to see amazing views of the skyline and explore the garden, community farm, and recreational trail. This 3-hour tour includes a 2-hour stop at Bartram’s Garden with guided tour of the newly restored 1731 house and Ann Bartram Carr garden.

Bringing a picnic lunch is encouraged.

6/5/2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm

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.

6/9/2016 8:30pm - 10:30pm

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

6/11/2016 3:45pm - 5:15pm

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.

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