Summer Fun at Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest

Roller skating, carnival games and mini golf for the whole family
Photo Credit Maria Young

Photo Credit Maria Young

With roller skating, a Ferris wheel, carnival games and mini golf, the Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest offers plenty of family fun right in the city. This waterfront destination along the Delaware River is open seven days a week, now through September 26.

Entrance to the Summerfest is free and open to the public and the many activities and concessions are pay-as-you-go.


The popular roller skating rink requires timed tickets, which you should reserve ahead of time. Admission is $5. Skate rental is $10, but if you want to bring your own, check out our recent piece on the top roller skating gear for kids.

The Midway carnival activities include a Ferris wheel, carousel, moon bounce, games, arcade and mini golf.


Chickie’s and Pete’s is serving up their classic Philadelphia Crabfries, cheesesteaks and more. Parents can enjoy special summer cocktails at the Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest Bar.

Kids will enjoy Skelly’s Amusements’ summer festival treats including funnel cake, ice cream and cotton candy.

Due to COVID-19 precautions, guests are not permitted to walk through the park with food and drink and concessions must be enjoyed in the open-air and distanced dining areas. All visitors must wear masks while not eating or drinking.

Hours of Operation

Monday-Thursday: 5-11 p.m.
Friday: 5 p.m.-midnight
Saturday: 11 a.m.-midnight
Sunday: 11 a.m.-11 p.m.

The Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest is located at 101 S Christopher Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19106. 

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