Old City Seaport Festival


Old City Seaport Festival

Little Baby’s Ice Cream will be in attendance on Saturday, October 12th!

Independence Seaport Museum will host its 2nd 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 and  the Gosling’s Dark ‘n Stormy Tavern on the Museum’s outdoor 2nd floor balcony to relax and enjoy some refreshments.

Don’t miss the kickoff event on Friday, October 11 at 5:00 p.m. when the Tall Ships sail up and down the Landing in the majestic Parade of Boats. Tickets are available to go aboard the Tall Ships and be in the parade, which is followed by a river tour. No festival ticket is needed for the Parade of Boats.

Ticket prices are:

Festival Admission:

Adults: $16, Children (ages 3-12): $13
Parade of Boats, Pirate Battle and River Tour Tickets:

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

Please note:  Pirate Battle and River Tour tickets purchased after October 1st will have Festival Admission automatically included. We strongly recommend that you purchase these tickets in advance to guarantee availability. Pirate Battle and River Tour tickets can also be purchased at the Festival if available.


Purchase Old City Seaport Festival and River Tour tickets here.
For groups of 20 or more, contact Tina Yerkes at (215) 413-8626 or tyerkes@phillyseaport.org for your group rate.

Visit our River Tours page and our River Tours FAQs page.

Click below for more detailed information about the happenings at the Old City Seaport Festival: 


  1. What’s Happening on Boats?
  2. Entertainment
  3. Activities




Friday, October 11

Saturday, October 12

Sunday, October 13

(Schedule subject to change)

Look at photos from 2012 Old City Seaport Festival.
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