River Days is back this year, and Alliance for Watershed Education (AWE) environmental centers are hosting in-person events to educate visitors and celebrate the Delaware River watershed. The annual celebration is a fun way to get people to explore and learn about some of the amazing parks and trails in our region.
In addition, the Delaware River Festival starts tomorrow and runs through October 4. Enjoy family friendly in-person events on the weekend at several environmental centers in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, and fun virtual programs during the week. Click here to learn more.
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Here are some of the River Days events we are excited for. You can find even more River Days events and other exciting events happening across the region that you don’t need a car to get to on GoPhillyGo. Leave the car at home and plan a walking, biking, or transit trip to River Days and Delaware River Festival events with GoPhillyGo.
Head to Cobbs Creek Environmental Center for a rubber duck race! Ducks cost $2 each, and there are cash prizes! Masks are required. Monday, 10/9.
A riverside bike ride on the Schuylkill River Trail with 4-, 16-, and 35-mile options. Ride for the River, then enjoy the FREE Music Festival. The 2021 Ride for the River features a NEW 4-mile Family Fun Ride, great for children and beginners! Saturday, 9/25.
Join the Fairmount Water Works at the Discovery Center to celebrate the Schuylkill River and pay tribute to native culture and traditions with a performance by Lenape members and hands-on activities for families throughout the day. Please note, this event was originally scheduled to be at Fairmount Water Works, but was moved due to flooding damage from Ida. Saturday, 10/2.
Learn about the importance of our watershed with a self-guided walk along the Center’s trails. Stop at various watershed stations for hands-on activities, water-related crafts, and more! Saturday, 10/2.
Join us for an afternoon of culture and nature. Free and Open to the Public!
Enjoy activities for all ages:
See live Monarch Butterflies | Tag and release Monarch butterflies to help science | Beginner canoeing | Nature Center exhibits | Aztec dancers | bomba y plena dance demonstrations | Use insect nets to try to catch and release butterflies | Use water nets to catch and look at minnows and other small marsh critters. Saturday, 9/25.
Join Heritage Conservancy and DCNR and help keep this important freshwater tidal marsh clean. Volunteers can choose to join crews removing trash from the marsh banks and trails or join DCNR guides with kayaks for a cleanup of the river and marsh. Saturday, 9/25.