Festival Pier at Penn's Landing History
Sitting on the banks of the Delaware River in the Center City neighborhood
of Philadelphia, Penn's Landing is one of the biggest outdoor attractions for visitors and locals when visiting the City of
Brotherly Love. Every summer, Penn's Landing is packed with visitors enjoying the sunshine on the river and any number of
family-friendly activities that take place daily at this incredible venue. One of Penn's Landing's most impressive venues
is Festival Pier, one of the city's top concert venues, especially during the warmer months. The Delaware River Waterfront's
main concert venue hosts some of the hottest names in music and you won't want to miss the opportunity to see a show at one
of the country's best outdoor venues. Named after Philadelphia's founder William Penn, Penn's Landing was the dream of the
founders, who wanted the riverfront area to be a tree-lined park to be enjoyed by all the citizens of Philadelphia. It took
over three centuries, but by the 1960's the park became a reality and the city got its much deserved riverfront park, filled
with museums, restaurants, memorials, hotels and docked ships that bring thousands of visitors to the banks of the Delaware
River every year.
Festival Pier at Penn's Landing Events
The Festival Pier at Penn's Landing has carved
out a reputation as one of the top outdoor concert venues in the city of Philadelphia, and for good reason. Every summer this
venue hosts some of the biggest names in the music industry, and this year will be no different. This July will see OAR and
Philip Philips team up for what should be an incredible concert. August will see Panic at the Disco bring their unique style
to the stage for all in attendance to enjoy. September 6th will see Bob Weir come to town to play the Festival Pier, and expect
the stands to be packed to the brim. Check out the rest of the schedule to see what else is coming to this incredible venue.
Festival Pier at Penn's Landing is located in Philadelphia. The City of Brotherly
Love is the second-largest city on the east coast, and is at the epicenter of the birth of the United States of America. This
busy port city was vital to the success of the colonies and became even more vital to the creation of a new nation, as the
meeting site of the Founding Fathers and site of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. These days, Philadelphia
is a cultural and artistic center as well as the home of many of the largest companies in the country.
Pier at Penn's Seating Layout
When you see a show at Festival Pier at Penn's Landing, you are experiencing one of the
best outdoor concert venues in the country. With sweeping views of the Delaware River and the Benjamin Franklin Bridge, Festival
Pier is the go to concert venue for all the biggest acts in the summer months. This venue is capable of holding up to 8,000
people, giving plenty of room to accommodate good-sized crowds that create a fantastic atmosphere at Festival Pier.
Festival Pier at Penn's Landing Trivia
Did you know that Penn's Landing is home to the only heliport for public
use in the city of Philadelphia?
That's right, and it is operated by Sterling Helicopter.