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 event featuring Tall Ships, antique and classic wood boats, ship models, sea chanties, vendors, face painting, moon bounce and activities along the waterfront. The Festival also features great Philly food trucks and an outdoor beer garden with live music.

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.

To learn more about Festival activities, please click here

Ticket Information 

General Festival Admission: FREE! 

-Outside exhibits


-Craft vendors 

-Food trucks 

-Outdoor Gosling's Dark 'n Stormy Tavern

All-Access Boarding Passes: $5-$16

-Deck tours of Tall Ships

-Access to Seaport Museum activities and exhibits

-Access to historic ships

-Outside exhibits


-Craft vendors 

-Food trucks 

-Outdoor Gosling's Dark 'n Stormy Tavern

Adults: $16

Children (ages 3-12): $12

Seaport members: $5

Groups of 15+: $10/ person - Please contact Tina Yerkes at 215-413-8626 to purchase group All-Access tickets.


Parade of Sail, Pirate Battle Sail and River Tour Tickets: COMING SOON!

There will be a limited number of River Tour tickets available this year.

Adults: $65

Children (ages 3-12) $35

Groups of 15+: $35/ person - Please contact Tina Yerkes at 215-413-8626 to purchase group River Tour tickets.



Friday, October 10
  • Parade of Sail on the Delaware River 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, October 11 & 12
  • Festival hours 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Tall Ships open for deck tours 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Pirate’s Lair Kids Zone presented by MetroKids Magazine 10:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.
  • Steam bending demonstrations in the boat shop (ongoing)
  • Gosling's Dark 'n Stormy Tavern, 12:00 - 6:30 p.m.
  • Boat rentals, 12:00 - 4:00 p.m.
  • River Tours 4:30 p.m., return at 6:00 p.m.
  • Pirate Battle 5:00 p.m.
  • Festival activities end for the day at 6:00 p.m. Gosling's Dark 'n Stormy Tavern will remain open until 6:30 pm each day.

Fanfare on the Fantail - Annual fundraiser aboard the Cruiser Olympia Saturday, October 11. 

(Schedule subject to change)   

Craft Vendors & Food Trucks & Non-Profit Organizations

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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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