Riverboats! Kayaks! Outdoor Movies!

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Our summer events continue this Thursday, August 22 with the Schuylkill Banks Movie Series and a screening of A League of Their Own. The movie will start at 8:15pm. Get there early for sunset views, free snacks and a chance to enter a free raffle for Philadelphia Runner or Saxbys gifts cards!  Our outdoor movies continue at Walnut Street on August 29 with Romancing the Stone and on September 5 with Fantastic Mr. Fox. The Schuylkill Banks Movie Series is sponsored by FMC Corporation and Spark Therapeutics. Thanks for your support!  See the full movie schedule here.

Schuylkill Banks Riverboat tours aboard Patriot Harbor Line's 1920’s-style mini commuter yacht continue on  Thursday, August 22 with Secrets of the Schuylkill tours at 5:30pm and 7:00pm. This one-hour tour is a great way to see the city from a new perspective and to learn about the history of the Schuylkill River and Philadelphia. View the entire Secrets of the Schuylkill riverboat tour schedule here.

Riverboat tours to Bartram's Garden continue on Sunday, August 25 at 12pm and 12:55pm. The Boat to Bartram’s Garden riverboat tour is a three-hour tour that includes a guided riverboat ride and walking tour of Bartram’s Garden, a National Historic Landmark, and adjacent Sankofa Community Garden. There will be time to explore the Bartram’s Mile recreational trail or relax under some of the oldest trees in the City. View the entire Boat to Bartram's Garden riverboat tour schedule here

For those seeking an urban adventure, Schuylkill Banks Kayak Tours, operated by Hidden River Outfitters, are a great way to explore the tidal Schuylkill River! Kayak tours include equipment rental, half an hour of instruction and a one-hour, professionally guided, round-trip tour of the Schuylkill from the Walnut Street Dock to the Fairmount Water Works, a National Historic Landmark. Romantic moonlight paddles are also available on select Saturday evenings. See the full schedule and buy tickets here.

The last Free Fishing Meet-Up is on Thursday August 22 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm just south of the Walnut Street Bridge. This exciting new program is presented by the Gaun First Catch Center, which is sponsored by the PA Fish & Boat Commission and the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation. No fishing license is required for this free event. And, fishing rods, reels and bait will be provided! 

The 15 Annual Philly FUN Fishing Festival is on Saturday, September 7 from 7am to 11am. Join the Philadelphia Water Department, PA Fish and Boat Commisson and Philadelphia Parks and Recreation for a morning of fishing and friendly competition. No fishing license is required during the fishing event, and a limited amount of fishing gear and bait will be available. Plus, there will be giveaways and prizes for catching fish! Please register for this free event by September 5. Registration info is here.

The Walnut2Walnut River Challenge is back on September 21! The excursion begins at Schuylkill Banks and ends at Independence Seaport Museum's boat basin on the Delaware River. The challenge course offers spectacular views of the city, while traveling almost 15 miles along both rivers. The Walnut2Walnut River Challenge is suitable for experienced paddlers looking for a new way to get in touch with Philadelphia’s waterways. Learn more about this event and register here