Scenic Penn Treaty Park in Fishtown is the site of the upcoming RiverCity Festival, set for Saturday, October 5. (Photo by M. Kennedy for GPTMC)
This fall, get ready to celebrate the Fishtown neighborhood at the sixth annual RiverCity Festival, presented by the Fishtown Neighbors Association at historic Penn Treaty Park on Saturday, October 5.
The free, afternoon-long festival showcases local music, draws focus to the tight-knit community, promotes up-and-coming local businesses and highlights all that makes Fishtown the vibrant neighborhood that it is today.
The festivities begin with the RiverCity Fun Run, a 5K dash through the streets of Fishtown hosted by the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation. Day-of registration for the run begins at 11 a.m. and includes a free t-shirt (for the first 100 participants) and free admission to the festival’s beer garden.
No need to race to enjoy this fest, though. Most simply turn up to spend time in the scenic and historic park, shop a wide array of goods peddled by local vendors, rock to live music and enjoy food and drink.
On the mainstage, catch tunes from headliner Vactioner, as well as American Babies, Cheers Elephant, John Francis and the Midnight Choir and The Fractals.
Returning for another year, the festival’s beer garden will keep the good times flowing by serving up local brews. Admission to the beer garden is via donation, and includes craft beer from nearby Philadelphia Brewing Company and other local breweries.
Families will want to report directly to the family fun area, with an inflatable rock wall and obstacle course, moon bounce, magic shows and plenty of games.
This year, VisitPhilly.com will be on-hand as the presenting sponsor, so check back right here for more as this fall fest approaches.
2013 RiverCity Festival
When: Saturday, October 5, noon-5 p.m.
Where: Penn Treaty Park, 1341 N. Delaware Avenue
More info: www.rivercityfestival.org