Family Guide to the Delaware River Festival

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The Delaware River Festival is bringing family-friendly water-centered educational activities to the Camden and Philadelphia waterfronts from September 24 to October 3.

This year’s programming includes both virtual and in-person activities, some of which require preregistration. Here are some of the highlights for young people:

City: Living!
September 25, 1-3 p.m.
Wiggins Waterfront Park, 2 Riverside Dr., Camden, NJ 08103

Join the Center for Aquatic Sciences for a family-friendly scavenger hunt along the Camden waterfront. Participants will be able to meet animals that live in the area at the end of the activity.

Get Outdoors at Gateway Park
September 26, 1-4 p.m.
Gateway Park, 2798 Admiral Wilson Blvd., Pennsauken Township, NJ 08109

Make and fly kites with staff from the Center for Aquatic Sciences.

Storybook Reading
September 27, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Librarian Jenn from the Free Library of Philadelphia will be doing a virtual river-related reading.

Spotted Laternfly Q&A
September 27, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

All ages are encouraged to participate in this virtual informational session about spotted lanternflies led by the Camden County Mosquito Commission.

Chester, PA River Festival
October 2, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Subaru Park, 1 Stadium Dr., Chester, PA 19013

The whole family is invited for water testing, a stadium tour, crafts, music and pizza at Chester’s festival.

Sunday Fun Day at the Farm at Awbury Arboretum
October 3, 1-4 p.m.
The Farm at Awbury Arboretum, 6336 Ardleigh St., Philadelphia, PA 19138

Meet goats and chickens, take a tour of the farm and learn about watersheds that feed into the Delaware River at this family-friendly Sunday Fun Day.


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