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Riverfest and Boat Parade

  • Bartram's Garden 5400 Lindbergh Boulevard Philadelphia, PA, 19143 United States (map)

Join us for RIVERFEST 2016!

On the River

  • 6th Annual Tidal Schuylkill Boat Parade: 12 noon – 2pm with awards ceremony at 2pm.

  • Victorian-era flotilla honoring 19th-century gardener Ann Bartram Carr; an 8-foot floating pizza; giant waterfowl; costumed canoes; and handmade boats of all shapes and sizes!

  • Free kayaking and rowboating on the Schuylkill River. Our fleet of rowboats are built by local middle and high school students as part of the Philadelphia Waterborne program

  • Little Baby’s Floating Ice Cream Parlor: Enjoy free ice cream for those who paddle out to the floating ice cream parlor

  • DJ Jay Plus performing from famous Wetlands Boat: a full set of parade music that is completely powered by solar energy

On the Shore

  • Free pony rides and children’s games

  • Trick horse riding by the riders of Divers Stables

  • Pop Up Bike Clinic provided by Rails to Trails. These clinics will provide youth with the opportunity to have their bikes repaired for free and learn how make basic repairs themselves

  • Farmers Market provide by the Community Farm at Bartram’s Garden

  • Face painting provided by Star Sisters

  • Creative mapmaking with the Listening School

  • Food trucks serving up ice cream, cold beverages, and sandwiches