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!

9/10/2015 7:20pm - 9:20pm

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

9/12/2015 7:00am - 11:00am

The 11th Annual Philly Fun Fishing Fest is scheduled for Saturday, September 12, from 7am to 11am (Rain Date: October 3). The Fish Fest is free and open to anglers of all ages and levels of experience; fishing licenses are not required. 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.

We also invite you to compete in the second annual Crazy Hat contest. Get creative with your head gear for the chance to reel in a prize! 

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

Deadline to register: Thursday, September 10. Learn more about the Fishing Fest and register here.

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

9/17/2015 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.

9/17/2015 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.

9/19/2015 8:00am - 6:00pm

Registration is now open for the second annual Walnut2Walnut, an ambitious combination of two fun events: a 15 mile, two-river regatta, and a challenging urban scavenger hunt. Schuylkill Banks, the Independence Seaport Museum and the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation invite you to accept the Walnut2Walnut challenge on September 19!

The Walnut2Walnut regatta will take place on the Schuylkill and Delaware Rivers. The race will begin at 9:30am with all boats leaving from the Walnut Street Dock on Schuylkill Banks and ending at the Seaport Museum at Walnut Street on the Delaware.

The Walnut2Walnut scavenger hunt will take place throughout Philadelphia, starting at 11:30am on Schuylkill Banks at Walnut Street and ending at the Seaport Museum. Teams of 2 to 4 will race through the city solving and completing maritime-themed clues and challenges.

To register for the Walnut2Walnut regatta or scavenger hunt, click here. Registration for the regatta is open through Saturday, September 12.

Proceeds will be invested in the ecology efforts and on-the-water education programs of the Independence Seaport Museum.

9/20/2015 12:00pm - 3:00pm

Cruise to Bartram’s Garden and learn how 3 generations of the Bartram family helped Philadelphia become a mecca of natural science, education, and government. Take a ¼ mile walk from the Bartram’s dock to explore the historic garden and community farm. This 3-hour cruise includes a 2 hour stop at Bartram's Garden, with a guided tour featuring a behind the scenes look at a 200 year-old ice pit, the oldest barn in Philadelphia, and what may be the oldest greenhouse in North America.

Bringing a picnic lunch is encouraged.

9/20/2015 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.

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

9/20/2015 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Cruise to Bartram’s Garden and learn how 3 generations of the Bartram family helped Philadelphia become a mecca of natural science, education, and government. Take a ¼ mile walk from the Bartram’s dock to explore the historic garden and community farm. This 3-hour cruise includes a 2 hour stop at Bartram's Garden, with a guided tour featuring a behind the scenes look at a 200 year-old ice pit, the oldest barn in Philadelphia, and what may be the oldest greenhouse in North America.

Bringing a picnic lunch is encouraged.

9/20/2015 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.

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

9/26/2015 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.

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