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Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest

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In the warmer months, Blue Cross RiverRink transforms this portion of the Delaware River waterfront into a massive state fair of sorts, complete with a 60-foot-tall ferris wheel, carousel, mini-golf, carnival games and, of course, the outdoor roller rink—all with gorgeous views of the Ben Franklin Bridge.

Restaurants and bars line the premises serving up beer, cocktails and a variety of summertime grub. Check out Chickie’s and Pete’s Waterfront Crab Shack, for instance, where you can get crab fries and other savory treats. Then head to the Franklin Fountain Clubhouse Cabin, serves up ice cream cones and other frozen goodies.

Entry to Summerfest is free, though rides, roller skating, games and food are pay-as-you-go. Also take note that the park is only open on weekends from May 11 to 20, then it opens with a full summer schedule–seven days a week—on May 24.


Address: 101 S Columbus Blvd
Cross street: at Chestnut St
Opening hours: Mon–Thu 1–11pm, Fri 1pm–1am, Sat 11am–1am, Sun 11am–11pm (May 24–Sep 3)
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