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DRWC announces summer events starting May 10

Live music, food, drinks, and dancing will be held at the waterfront all summer.

The Spruce Street Harbor Park in Philadelphia. There are hammocks and many lights hanging from trees. It is night. M. Edlow for VISIT PHILADELPHIA

Temperatures are climbing (along with the humidity) and the sun is finally out - meaning one thing: Summer is almost here.

And to mark the start of the season, The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation (DRWC)—the group responsible for summer happenings like Spruce Street Harbor Park and the concerts at Penns Landing—has officially unveiled their summer schedule.

Like years past, it promises a summer jam packed with outdoor activities, live music, food, and much more.

It all kicks off May 10, which is the opening date of BlueCross RiverRink Summerfest, Spruce Street Harbor Park, the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing, and Cherry Street Pier.

The group is also launching a new social media campaign this year: #MyPhillyWaterfront, which they’ll be promoting throughout the summer (and encourage others to use as well) to show Philadelphians all the events going on every day on the waterfront.

“When we activate public spaces, we add value to the lives of Philadelphia residents and visitors who enjoy hundreds of events each summer, most of them free. We’re proud to contribute to the cultural and economic vitality of the waterfront, the city, and the region,” Joseph Forkin, President of DRWC said in a statement on the summer programs.

All up and down the waterfront, there are events happening through the summer (and some extending into fall). From jazz and food vendors in Spruce Street Harbor Park, to arts and crafts markets in Cherry Street Pier, there is a ton to do this summer. Check out a full list of all the events on the DRWC’s website.

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