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!

7/2/2015 8:30pm - 10:30pm

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

7/5/2015 10:00am - 12:00pm

Every year, July 4th holiday festivities result in an overflow of people on Schuylkill Banks. While we are always thrilled to see people using the Banks as a gathering space, we inevitably have more trash on the trail on July 5th than any other day of the year.

SRDC will be hosting a cleanup on Sunday, July 5 from 10am to 12 noon to clean up trash on Schuylkill Banks. Any amount of help, even if only 15 minutes, is greatly appreciated; we are limiting the cleanup to 2 hours as we are aware that most people have plans for the holiday weekend. We will meet under the Walnut Street Bridge, outside of the Schuylkill Banks Center. Please bring gloves if you have them.

If you plan on spending your Fourth of July on Schuylkill Banks, we ask that you please take your trash with you, and remind others to do the same.

Have a great holiday! 

7/9/2015 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.

7/9/2015 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.

7/9/2015 8:30pm - 10:30pm

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

7/12/2015 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.

7/12/2015 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.

7/12/2015 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.

7/12/2015 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.

7/16/2015 8:30pm - 10:30pm

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

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