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Penn’s Landing Events and Activities

Our Guide to the Waterfront

A short walk away from Penn’s View Hotel, Penn’s Landing and the Delaware River Waterfront is hub of activity and excitement all year-round. Whether you’re looking for things to do with your family or party or are needing a quick escape from your business travel, the conveniently-located Penn’s Landing is a standard for any stay at Penn’s View Hotel.

A standout among Penn’s Landing hotels, Penn’s View offers comfortable accommodations, a delectable restaurant and wine bar in Panorama, proper meeting and event facilities, and much more. Read below for our guide to Penn’s Landing events, activities, and attractions to enjoy.

Seasonal Events

PECO Multicultural Summer Festival Series

Discover a diverse collection of food, fun, and culture just outside our door! With past years showcasing dances and dishes from Ireland, Portugal, India, Brail, along with a Dragon Boat Festival, the PECO Multicultural Summer Festival Series is sure to delight.

Tall Ships Festival

Have you ever seen a three-masted ship in real life? This annual sailing event features a fleet of sailing ships that will instantly transport you back to the nautical age. Expect crowds in the thousands as these massive ships dock at Penn’s Landing.

Music Festivals

Summer is the season for music festivals, and Penn’s Landing hosts a number of them. Radio 104.5 highlights a curated selection of buzzed-about indie bands, Root’s Picnic, led by The Roots themselves, features the brightest talent in hip hop and R&B, while the Mad Decent Block Party lights the town up with EDM producers and DJs.

Year-Round Attractions

Independence Seaport Museum

Dedicated to the maritime history of Philadelphia and the Delaware River, the Indpendence Seaport Museum offers a variety of exhibits and sights, including full-sized boats, historical displays, and much more.

211 South Christopher Columbus Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 413-8655

Spruce Street Harbor Park

Named one of the best places to visit in Philadelphia by national press, Spruce Street Harbor Park is an urban oasis featuring floating gardens, beer and food vendors, and more. Play bocce ball and ping pong with your friends, or relax in the shade in one of the 50 colorful handmade hammocks around the park.

401 Spruce St
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 629-3200