Old City Seaport Festival

Old City Seaport Festival

October 10 - 12, 2014

Independence Seaport Museum will host its 3rd Annual Old City Seaport Festival, a weekend-long Festival with Tall Ships, live music, craft village and activities along the waterfront. The Festival also features great food from some of Philly's food trucks.

Don't miss the kickoff event, the Parade of Sail, on Friday, October 10 at 5:00 p.m, where the Tall Ships will sail up and down the Landing. Guest can watch the parade on Penn's Landing. 

Ticket Information 

Festival Admission:

Adults: $16, Children (ages 3-12): $12

Seaport members: $5

Groups of 15+: $10/ person

Parade of Sail, Pirate Battle Sail and River Tour Tickets:

Adults: $65, Children (ages 3-12) $35

Groups of 15+: $35/ person



Friday, October 10
  • Parade of Sail on the Delaware River 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, October 11 & 12
  • Festival gates open at 10:00 a.m.
  • Tall Ships open for deck tours 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Pirate’s Lair Kids Zone presented by MetroKids Magazine (2nd floor of Museum) 10:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.
  • Steam bending demonstrations in the boat shop
  • Beer Garden, 12:00 - 8:00 p.m.
  • Basin rowboat races, 12:00 - 3:00 p.m.
  • Pirate Battle 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
  • Pirate Battle Sail departs at 5:00 p.m., returns at 6:30 p.m.
  • Festival ends for the day at 6:00 p.m.

(Schedule subject to change)


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The Old City Seaport Festival is in need of volunteers! If you're interested, please sign up here. Additionally, you may contact Katie Burke at kburke@phillyseaport.org.

Look at photos from 2012 Old City Seaport Festival.

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