Delaware River Festival

The festival aims to educate and cultivate appreciation for the mighty Delaware River.

Operating as usual


Beautiful view from Petty's Island.

Petty’s Island is a 350-acre island off the shoreline of Camden with a long history of industrial use. The island, surrounded by 150 acres of freshwater tidal marsh, provides breeding, foraging, and resting habitat for an amazing array of wildlife including American Bald Eagles.

For many years, Petty’s Island was home to a CITGO fuel/oil storage operation and other tenants. In 2009, CITGO donated the island to the New Jersey Natural Lands Trust. The goal is to turn the island into an urban nature reserve with an environmental center that will serve local communities as well as the greater New Jersey and Philadelphia area.

The Center for Aquatic Sciences is now partnering with NJ Natural Lands Trust to provide environmental education programs on Petty’s Island. Under the terms of the conservation easement, public access to Petty’s Island is only permitted as part of a scheduled program. Access to the island is limited to program participants. Some other restrictions apply.

Photos from Partnership for the Delaware Estuary's post 09/21/2023

Thank you to all who attended the 2023 Delaware River Festival. Whichever side of the river you were on, we hope you had a wonderful time! See you next year!

For more photos, visit our Flickr page:

Center for Aquatic Sciences Independence Seaport Museum Philadelphia Water Department Alliance for Watershed Education of the Delaware River Delaware River Waterfront Fairmount Water Works

Delaware River Fest kicks off 2023 River Days 09/10/2023

The DelRivFest is over but the Alliance for Watershed Education of the Delaware River River Days: It's Alive events have just begun!

Head to the website in the comments to see the full list of events.

Delaware River Fest kicks off 2023 River Days The event marks the start of the 2023 River Days, a series that features nature-inspired events throughout the tri-state area through October

Photos from Philadelphia Water Department's post 09/09/2023

The wait is over! The festival is tomorrow.

Join us on the Camden and Philadelphia waterfronts for free family fun.

The event is rain or shine!

Photos from Independence Seaport Museum's post 09/05/2023

Important update for pedestrians heading to the festival this Saturday!


Nothing beats a ride on the RiverLink Ferry to your next Camden or Philadelphia Waterfront adventure.

Mobile uploads 08/30/2023

When you are at the Delaware River Festival on September 9th, make sure to see the "AT THE WATER'S EDGE: WORKING AND LIVING ALONG THE DELAWARE RIVER" exhibit at Independence Seaport Museum.

Entrance to the museum is free to festival visitors!


Connect the Lots Camden - I Paddle Series continues on August 12th

Loop the Delaware! Camden-Palmyra-Philly - Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia 08/09/2023

Ride the trail then head to the Delaware River Festival!

Loop the Delaware! Camden-Palmyra-Philly - Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia Join us for the first of two Loop the Delaware rides! (Second ride details found here.) On September 9th, the Bicycle Coalition is co-hosting a 28 mile ride with the Delaware River Greenway Partnership, East Coast Greenway Alliance, New Jersey Conservation Foundation and the Circuit Trails Coalition...


Did you know that you can ride on paddle boats at Penn's Landing with Independence Seaport Museum?!

During the festival they are free!

Get out on the water on September 9th.


Come see us at the Delaware River Festival! Meet some of our live education animals and learn about all of our programs from our teen science programs to spending the night in the aquarium!


Gorgeous view of our favorite river. 💙

Explore the vibrant colors along the Delaware River on your next Waterfront adventure.

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Philadelphia Water Dept. and our friends at Partnership for the Delaware Estuary can’t wait for The Delaware River Festival on Saturday, September 9! Lots of fun environmental activities, pedal boat rides, vendors, and more. Be sure to save the date. Find more details at:


This year's festival is ALIVE! On September 9th from 10am-4pm, join us in celebrating all things that live in and along the Delaware River.

This event is FREE to all!

Located at Wiggins Park and Penns Landing. Free ferry rides between waterfronts!

Visit for the most up to date information.

Free Family Event | Delaware River Festival 07/27/2023

Free Family Event | Delaware River Festival Welcome to the Delaware River Festival! We're bringing you safe, fun virtual and in-person activities. Celebrate the Delaware River with us whether you're in Camden, Philadelphia, or anywhere in the world.


The date is set!

The 2023 Delaware River Festival will be held on September 9th from 10am-4pm at Wiggins Park in Camden and Penn's Landing in Philly. Free rides between locations generously provided by the RiverLink ferry.

Follow us for more information as we continue to plan for September!


Happy Earth Day from the Delaware River Festival!


Save the Date! The Chester River Festival is coming Saturday, May 6 at Subaru Park in Chester, Pa.

DJ GWoo will spin some tunes, and we'll have crafts, games, river animals, and much more for a fun afternoon with the family, ALL FREE!!

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