One of the most iconic sites in Philadelphia is the beautiful Boathouse Row. Whether you’re driving down the expressway, taking a leisurely walk along the Schuylkill River or embarking on a boat ride, the charming houses are in view along the riverbank, signaling you’re definitely in the City of Brotherly Love.
This Saturday night, Fairmount Park Conservancy, Philadelphia Parks and Recreation and Parks on Tap team up to present Fairmount Park in a New Light, an evening festival that officially marks the re-lighting of Boathouse Row — and the debut of a waterfront light show.
From 5 to 10 p.m. this Saturday, September 24, the public is invited out to a free street festival at the Fish Ladder on Martin Luther King Drive (across the river from Boathouse Row — not along Kelly Drive) to celebrate the beautiful new lights that debuted during the Democratic National Convention. Click here for directions to the festival.
Guests can take in beautiful views of Boathouse Row while enjoying food from Cosmic Café and Catering and drinks (yes, beer and wine!) from Parks on Tap.
In addition to food and drinks, live music will fill the air, too. Guests can groove to music by DJ Reed Streets from 5 to 7:30 p.m. and Hurry from 8 to 10 p.m.
Then, at 7:30 p.m., a never-before-seen light show will debut.
This fall festival is completely free to attend and is sure to be a beautiful site to see — and seriously Instagram-worthy. The event starts up after Philly Free Streets — an all-day festival featuring 10 miles of car-free streets. Be sure to check out both!