What To Do At Night During The Tall Ships Festival, Hitting The Delaware River Waterfront June 25-28

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**UPDATE: The free concert and fireworks display over the Delaware River scheduled for Saturday night has been postponed to Sunday, June 28.**

The Tall Ships Festival will arrive in Philadelphia tomorrow, June 25, and while the bulk of the festivities are happening during daylight, the fun continues after-hours thanks to great attractions, restaurants and bars near the Delaware River Waterfront.

Every night, guests can look forward to a variety of happenings — from the Tall Ships Tavern (a beer garden!) at the Independence Seaport Museum to special events at RiverRink Summerfest and Spruce Street Harbor Park. The festival runs from June 25 through 28 and the after-dark happenings are in high supply.

For more about the Tall Ships Festival, check out Visit Philly’s full guide, and for things to do at night, see below.

EVERY NIGHT

• Tall Ships Tavern at Independence Seaport Museum

Take in the sites of the Tall Ship Festival at Independence Seaport Museum’s Tall Ships Tavern, an outdoor beer garden on the museum’s second floor balcony that overlooks the Delaware River. Guests of the beer garden can enjoy brews from Troegs and Victory, cocktails, soda and an assortment of food, too. The Tall Ships Tavern will be open until 10 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 8 p.m. on Sunday. MORE INFO

• International Beer Garden at Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing

The Philly side of the Tall Ships Festival will welcome an International Beer Garden with brews inspired by the ships on the Philly side of the river — think Kronenbourg beer from France for L’Hermione, a ship that hails from France. Additional brews include Allagash White, Sagres Cerveja and beer from Narragansett Brewing Company. The beer garden will be open for all four days of the fest. MORE INFO

Summerfest
When night falls, the roller rink at RiverRink Summerfest turns into a dance party on wheels thanks to tunes from a roster of DJs.
(Photo by Matt Stanley courtesy DRWC)

• Rollerskating at RiverRink

RiverRink Summerfest is home to a roller rink for people of all ages to enjoy — read: it’s not just for kids. Every night of the festival, local DJs will turn the rink into a dance party on wheels. MORE INFO

• Massive Beer Garden and Dining Options at Spruce Street Harbor Park

Just steps away from the Tall Ships Festival action, Spruce Street Harbor Park will offer a bevy of nightlife options for festival-goers. Visit the park for a nighttime beer garden (with wine and cocktails, too), food options, games, hammocks and more. MORE INFO

• Spirit of Philadelphia Dinner Cruises

Sail the high seas aboard the Spirit of Philadelphia as the ships hosts Tall Ships dinner cruises every night of the festival. Take in the beautiful ships from the boat while enjoying food and drinks. Bonus: On Saturday, guests will enjoy the fireworks show from the boat. MORE INFO

Camden Riversharks
On both Friday and Saturday nights, the Camden Riversharks play at their home stadium, and on Saturday night, guests can stick around for prime views of the Tall Ships fireworks. (Photo courtesy Camden Riversharks)

• Old City and Society Hill Restaurants

There are scores of restaurants within a few blocks of the Tall Ships Festival: City Tavern, Zahav, Amada, Han Dynasty, High Street on Market, Khyber Pass Pub and many more. MORE INFO

• Waterfront Restaurants

There are many spots to grab a bite or drink along the waterfront — try out the Moshulu, Chart House, the dockside bar at Dave and Buster’s or Keating’s River Grille. MORE INFO

• FringeArts

The FringeArts space on Columbus Boulevard — just north of the festival grounds — is home to La Peg, a French brasserie and beer garden. Beyond the restaurant, FringeArts, a performance space, will be hosting live shows on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. MORE INFO

Fireworks
The Tall Ships Festival fun doesn’t end at sundown, cool happenings continue at bars, restaurants, music venues, museums and more. (Photo by Matt Stanley courtesy DRWC)

More events, below.

• Morgan’s Pier

Morgan’s Pier continues its regular programming during the Tall Ships Festival. Folks can head to the waterfront bar for DJs, dancing and drinks galore. MORE INFO

• Tasting Room at Yards Brewing Company

The tasting room at Yards Brewing Company, which is located just up Columbus Boulevard from the festival, is open until 7 p.m. nightly. Enjoy local brews, food and more. MORE INFO

THURSDAY, JUNE 25

• Waterfront Sessions at Summerfest with The Sermon!

The Waterfront Sessions concert series, curated by WXPN’s The Key continues, on Thursday, June 25 with a show by The Sermon! and The Josh Laurence Quintet at Summerfest. The show will run from 8 to 10 p.m. MORE INFO

• Ben’s Kites & Flights Tippler’s Tour

Embark on a Colonial pub crawl through Old City and Historic Philadelphia on Thursday night. Enjoy beers, traditional cocktails and appetizer-style snacks as a Colonial guide shares stories of tavern life in Colonial Philadelphia and leads tourgoers in tavern songs. Participating taverns in 2015 include the Salon 401 at Omni Hotel, National Mechanics, The Victoria Freehouse and City Tavern. Reservations are required. MORE INFO

Continental
The festival grounds are conveniently located mere steps from Old City, which is home to great restaurants, bars and shops.
(Photo by B. Krist for Visit Philadelphia)

• Yoga at Race Street Pier

At Columbus Boulevard and Race Streets, Race Street Pier hosts its recurring free yoga class on Thursday evening. From 6 to 7 p.m., relax on the waterfront (and maybe snag a peek of the boats) while practicing yoga by sunset. Guests must bring their own mat to the class. MORE INFO

• June Festivus at Franklin Square

Fans of beer gardens and food trucks should report to Franklin Square for a June Festivus, an evening-long beer-fueled bash from 4 to 10 p.m. A handful of Philly’s top trucks will roll up to the historic square to dish out street food, and, starting at 5 p.m., a beer garden will get the craft brews flowing. MORE INFO

FRIDAY, JUNE 26

• Independence Seaport Museum Starlight & Luminaries Party

Spend Friday evening on the waterfront at the Independence Seaport Museum’s Starlight and Luminaries Party, which is presented by the museum’s young friends group. Enjoy food, drinks, music and more at the ticketed party. MORE INFO

• Visit Philly Beer Garden Series Happy Hour at SSHP

From 5 to 8 p.m., enjoy happy hour pricing on a number of craft brews, giveaways and waterfront views at the Visit Philly Beer Garden Series at Spruce Street Harbor Park. MORE INFO

Tall Ships
At night, the ships are a sight to see thanks to bright lights that illuminate the vessels. (Photo courtesy Tall Ships)

• Camden Riversharks Game

Across the river, the Camden Riversharks, an Atlantic League of Professional Baseball team (not MLB), take on the Lancaster Barnstormers at 7:05 p.m. MORE INFO

• Dave Matthews Band at Susquehanna Center

Also in Camden, the ever-popular Dave Matthews Band makes a stop at the Susquehanna Center. The show is at 7 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday nights. MORE INFO

SATURDAY, JUNE 27

• Free Fireworks Display at Penn’s Landing — Moved To Sunday, June 28

**UPDATE: The free concert and fireworks display over the Delaware River scheduled for Saturday night has been postponed to Sunday, June 28.** After exploring the Tall Ships, head to the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing for an inspirational, free concert at 8 p.m. from The United States Active Duty Navy Band Immediately following the rousing performance, look to the sky for a spectacular fireworks display (scheduled for approximately 9:30 p.m.). MORE INFO

Race Street Pier
Go for a walk along Race Street Pier, which also is home to free yoga on Thursday night. (Photo by Matt Stanley courtesy DRWC)

• Camden Riversharks Game

On Saturday night, the Camden Riversharks once again play the Lancaster Barnstormers at the waterfront staditum. The game starts at 5:35 p.m. Bonus: Guests of the Saturday night game can catch the Penn’s Landing fireworks from the stadium. MORE INFO

• Dave Matthews Band at Susquehanna Center

The Dave Matthews Band ends its two-night engagement at the Susquehanna Center on Saturday evening. The show is at 7 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday nights. MORE INFO

SUNDAY, JUNE 28

• Free Fireworks Display at Penn’s Landing

**UPDATE: The fireworks display over the Delaware River scheduled for Saturday night has been postponed to Sunday, June 28 and the concert has been cancelled.** After exploring the Tall Ships, head to the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing for an inspirational, free concert from The United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own,” one of the nation’s premier musical organizations. Immediately following the rousing performance, look to the sky for a spectacular fireworks display. MORE INFO

• Dierks Bentley at Susquehanna Center

After the festival concludes, continue to make the most of the weekend by heading out to the Susquehanna Center to catch a show by Dierks Bentley, a popular country singer. The show is set to start at 7 p.m. MORE INFO

• Massive Beer Garden and Dining Options at Spruce Street Harbor Park

Just steps away from the Tall Ships Festival action, Spruce Street Harbor Park will offer a bevy of nightlife options for festival-goers. Visit the park for a nighttime beer garden (with wine and cocktails, too), food options, games, hammocks and more. MORE INFO

Spruce Street Harbor Park
Spruce Street Harbor Park is located right next to all of the festival happenings at Penn’s Landing, stop by for food, drinks, games and more. (Photo by Matt Stanley courtesy DRWC)
Spruce Street Harbor Park
The boardwalk at Spruce Street Harbor Park offers eating, drinking and gaming options for guests. (Photo by Matt Stanley courtesy DRWC)

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