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Spruce Street Harbor Park announces opening date

Josh Middleton

Set your calendars: The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation announced on Twitter this morning that its beloved summertime pop-up park Spruce Street Harbor Park will return on May 11.

The park is one of the most popular things to do in Philadelphia during the summer, drawing thousands to the waterfront for food and drink, and a lineup of events like live music and pop-up craft markets. Specific details about the park are still forthcoming, but the format is likely to be similar to past years: Features include a floating beer garden, bocce, ping pong, shuffleboard courts and arcade games.

The boardwalk will also be packed with food stands serving up pizza, tacos, cheesesteaks, fried chicken, funnel cake, doughnuts and ice cream. Trees will be lined with neon-hued strands of lights and relaxing hammock lounges give you a chance to hop in one of 50 hammocks so you can chill, swing and take in the scene.

Stay tune for more information, including event lineups.

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