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Delaware River Festival Returns Sept. 24 to Oct. 3

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WILMINGTON — It’s official! We are one month out from the 2021 Delaware River Festival.

The Delaware River Festival returns Sept. 24 to Oct. 3 with an exciting hybrid of online and in-person activities in Philadelphia and Camden, New Jersey. Partnership for the Delaware Estuary (PDE), in conjunction with the Philadelphia Water Department, the Center for Aquatic Sciences, the Independence Seaport Museum, Camden County Parks, and others, are proud to bring you this amazing week of fun and educational things to do.

We’ll have paddling events, nature walks, kite flying, online storybook readings, animal presentations, sponsored evenings at Evil Genius and Eclipse breweries (root beer for the kids!) and so much more to celebrate the environment and the mighty Delaware River, a source of drinking water for millions of people in Philadelphia and Camden. This year, there will be a special event on Oct. 2 in Chester, Pennsylvania at Subaru Park Plaza with stadium tours, community garden tours, crafts, giveaways, and other activities.

 “In PDE’s 25 years, we have watched this festival grow from a small event into a much larger celebration where we get to join with partners on both sides of the Delaware River,” said PDE Executive Director Kathy Klein. “This is always such an amazing opportunity to educate people about the river in a fun and engaging way, especially with the city of Chester joining the fun this year. Camden, Philadelphia, and Chester are also involved in the Urban Waters Federal Partnership Delaware River Location. Having these three cities as part of the Festival is helping us connect the dots to share information about the Delaware River and Bay, and all the amazing work that is taking place on behalf of clean waters, healthy habitats, and strong communities. The more people know about the river, and the plants and animals that make their homes in the watershed, the more they can appreciate and take care of it.”

 

“The Delaware River Festival 2021 will be an exciting opportunity to participate in activities and programs geared to increase people’s association with the Delaware River and its tributary streams, said Brian DuVall, President and CEO of the Center for Aquatic Sciences. “Over the past years, we have been gratified to see the growth of the Festival and the ability to welcome people from all over to experience fun and educational activities related to the Delaware River. This year’s celebration will be put on in a hybrid fashion, which will enable people to participate in a wide variety of ways. We are honored to be a part of the Festival and join our partners from the other side of the river in putting this fun event on.”

Keep up to date on Festival happenings through our website www.DelawareRiverFest.org and social media through @DelRivFest.

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