The PECO Multicultural Festival Series Returns To Penn’s Landing This Summer

The PECO Multicultural Festival Series brings the flavors of India, Mexico and more to the City of Brotherly Love...

As the weather slowly starts to turn toward warmer summer days, it’s time again to head to Penn’s Landing on the Delaware River Waterfront for festival season.

The Delaware River Waterfront and PECO’s annual multicultural festival series hits Penn’s Landing all summer long, starting Sunday, June 4. As a city of neighborhoods, Philadelphia is also home to a variety of different cultures and ethnic groups, something the city embraces with yearlong celebrations.

Lasting through September, the PECO Multicultural Festival Series brings tastes of India, Mexico, Brazil, Africa and other international cultures straight to the City of Brotherly Love.

Get into the full list of festivals below.

Irish American Festival

Irish American FestivalPhoto by Matt Stanley for DRWC

Hours of live musical performances, traditional Irish dance performances and kids’ activities fill the day at the 2017 Philadelphia Irish Festival at Penn’s Landing. The free festival also features story telling every hour from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Irish American Festival

When:Sunday, June 4, noon-7 p.m.
Where:Great Plaza at Penn's Landing, 101 S. Columbus Boulevard
Cost:Free

www.delawareriverwaterfront.com

El Concilio's Hispanic Fiesta

crtsy-m-stanley-drwc-hispanic-fiesta-780uwPhoto by M. Stanley for DRWC

Two days of festivities celebrate cultures from around Latin America with ethnic food and artisan crafts, music, dance and vendors. The festival draws more than 10,000 people to the waterfront each day.

El Concilio's Hispanic Fiesta

When:Saturday, July 8-9; 2-8 p.m.
Where:Great Plaza at Penn's Landing, 101 S. Columbus Boulevard
Cost:Free

www.delawareriverwaterfront.com

Islamic Heritage Festival

The theme for this year’s Islamic Heritage Festival is #UnityInDiversity. After a citywide Jummah on Friday, July 21, the festival kicks off Saturday with a rally and parade starting at 5th and Market streets and winding to Penn’s Landing. There, the festival invites all groups to enjoy a health fair, fashion show, cultural bazaar and more.

Islamic Heritage Festival

When:Saturday, July 22, 2-8 p.m.
Where:Great Plaza at Penn's Landing, 101 S. Columbus Boulevard
Cost:Free

www.delawareriverwaterfront.com

ACANA African Festival

This year brings the 10th annual African Cultural Alliance of North America (ACANA) African Festival at Penn’s Landing. Join the group for traditional food from around the African continent, music and dance performances.

ACANA African Festival

When:Sunday, August 6, 2-8 p.m.
Where:Great Plaza at Penn's Landing, 101 S. Columbus Boulevard
Cost:Free

www.acanafest.org

Festival of India

Festival of IndiaPhoto by Douglas Bovitt for DRWC

Join the Council of Indian Organizations in Greater Philadelphia as they celebrate Indian Independence Day with traditional food and Bollywood music and dance performances alongside vendors selling Indian clothes, jewelry and art.

Festival of India

When:Saturday, August 12, 1-6 p.m.
Where:Great Plaza at Penn's Landing, 101 S. Columbus Boulevard
Cost:Free

www.indiacouncil.org

Caribbean Festival

caribbean-fest-d-bovitt-4003-780uwPhoto by D. Bovitt for DRWC

Now in its 31st year, the annual Caribbean Festival will celebrate 14 Caribbean islands with a reggae lineup, a steel band performance, a children’s corner and, of course, flavorful Caribbean food like jerk chicken and curried goat.

Caribbean Festival

When:Sunday, August 20, noon-8 p.m.
Where:Great Plaza at Penn's Landing, 101 S. Columbus Boulevard
Cost:Free

www.phillycaribbeanfestival.com

Blue Corn Lifestyle: Organic and Green Fest

A newcomer to the Penn’s Landing festival lineup, the Organic and Green Fest promotes living a sustainable lifestyle. It combines old Mexican indigenous traditions and modern day Mexican Farmer culture, centered around corn.

Blue Corn Lifestyle: Organic and Green Fest

When:Sunday, September 3, noon-4 p.m.
Where:Great Plaza at Penn's Landing, 101 S. Columbus Boulevard
Cost:Free

www.bluecornlifestyle.com

Mexican Independence Day Festival

mexicanfest-d-bovitt-DWRC-780uwPhoto by D. Bovitt for DRWC

The Mexican Cultural Center invites all of Philadelphia to celebrate Mexico’s independence from Spain, attained in September 1810, at their annual end of summer festival. Enjoy salsa dancing, traditional Mexican cuisine and more.

Mexican Independence Day Festival

When:Sunday, September 10, 2-8 p.m.
Where:Great Plaza at Penn's Landing, 101 S. Columbus Boulevard
Cost:Free

www.delawareriverwaterfront.com

Brazilian Day Philadelphia

crtsy-drwc-brazilian-day-780uwPhoto Courtesy DRWC

Project Capoeira hosts Brazilian Day Philadelphia featuring music, dance, food and much more at the waterfront in honor of the day Brazil won independence from Portugal in September 1822. The host organization is dedicated year-round to preserving and sharing information about Capoeira, a Brazilian tradition combining dance, martial arts, music and games.

Brazilian Day Philadelphia

When:Sunday, September 17, 1-7 p.m.
Where:Great Plaza at Penn's Landing, 101 S. Columbus Boulevard
Cost:Free

www.braziliandayphiladelphia.com

Leave a comment directly on the blog

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *