Much Ado at the Camden Waterfront

Much Ado at the Camden Waterfront Buzzing with activities all year long, the Camden Waterfront kicks into high gear during the spring and summer seasons with the perfect combination of must-see attractions, events, celebrations and festivals.

Call the Camden Waterfront Marketing Bureau at 877-333-2400 or visit www.CamdenWaterfront.com to order a FREE visitor guide.

Frolic with the Fish
Presenting a host of creatures from land, air and sea, the Adventure Aquarium leads you through an underwater world complete with a hippopotamus exhibit, a walk-through, 550,000-gallon shark tank, the USS Verne, where you will discover all kinds of weird and wonderful animals, and a 4-D Theater designed to put you right in the middle of the action with a series of spectacular special effects. True adventurers can even make an appointment to "Swim with the Sharks," an experience that puts you face to face with these ocean predators.

Big Fun on the “Big J”
Experience the dangerous and exciting life of a sailor as you take a guided tour aboard the Battleship New Jersey, the nation's most decorated battleship. Video presentations of Tomahawk missile launches and many other hands-on exhibits and activities trace its long and proud history.

Root for the Home Team
Grab a hot dog, crack open some peanuts and get ready to cheer the AA League Camden Riversharks at Campbell's Field.

Enter a Small World of Big Fun
Enter the magical world of the Camden Children’s Garden to find a pint-sized horticultural wonderland, complete with a working carousel, a real kid-sized train, a variety of themed fairy tale gardens, a butterfly house and other activities. Special annual events include Peach Party (August 12) and the Chocolate & Vanilla Flavor Festival (August 26).

Swing to Sunset Sounds
Stroll over to Wiggins Park and Marina, a beautiful park that boasts a 50-slip marina, a promenade along the Delaware River and a lineup of family-friendly concerts and festivals to serve as the perfect summertime venue for walking, relaxing and taking in the views. Enjoy the cool sounds of jazz under the stars when renowned artists hit the Riverstage during the popular Sunset Jazz Series (July-August), a free weekly concert series.

Rock Out
If they’re on the charts, they’re on the stage at the Tweeter Center. Featuring a crisp state-of-the-art sound system, the amphitheater seats up to 25,000 fans for summer concerts with the hottest acts in music. Complete lineup at www.tweetercenter.com/philadelphia

Getting Here
The Camden Waterfront is conveniently located along the Delaware River, in the heart of the greater Philadelphia region, and getting to these events is now easier than ever with the PATCO Speedline, the River LINE light rail system, and the RiverLink Ferry.

PATCO Speedline offers fast, comfortable and reliable alternatives to traffic congestion and parking fees around-the-clock and every day of the week with connections to SEPTA, via its four stops in Center City Philadelphia, and NJ Transit, at its nine stops in New Jersey. Tickets can be purchased at each station with prices ranging from $1.30 to $2.45 based upon the distance you travel. www.drpa.org/patco

The River LINE rail service from NJ Transit has 20 convenient station locations between Trenton and Camden with several stops right on the Waterfront. It operates from 6 a.m.-10 p.m. on weekdays, Sundays and major holidays and from 6 a.m.-Midnight on Saturdays—all at the affordable price of $1.25 per person for one-way travel. www.riverline.com

The RiverLink Ferry connects the Camden Waterfront to Penn's Landing with parking available on both sides of the river. The ferry runs daily May–September, with daytime service beginning at 9:30 a.m., and extended evening express service for Tweeter Center events. Roundtrip tickets are $6.00 for adults and $5.00 for children and seniors. www.riverlinkferry.org

Visitors traveling to the Camden Waterfront by car will find that it is easily accessible to and from Interstates 95 and 76, the Pennsylvania and New Jersey Turnpikes, and Routes 295, 70 73, 130 and 38.

2006 Camden Waterfront Event Schedule

The following is a partial listing of events on the Camden Waterfront and at its attractions. All events are subject to change. Further details will be released as available. For a more comprehensive lineup of event offerings, visit the Events Calendar at www.CamdenWaterfront.com.

August 26
Chocolate & Vanilla Flavor Festival
Camden Children’s Garden
11:00am - 4:00pm
856-365-TREE; www.camdenchildrensgarden.org
A delicious event dedicated to two of nature’s most flavorful plants. Come out and enjoy crafts, entertainment, the Chocolate Concession Stand, and much more.

Sunset Jazz Series
Wiggins Park
8:00pm
856-541-7222; www.ccparks.com
Enjoy the cool sounds of jazz on a hot, summer night when renowned artists hit the Riverstage at Wiggins Park during the popular Sunset Jazz Series, a free weekly concert series under the stars.
August 15 - Diane Schur
August 22 - Gato Barbieri
August 29 – TBA

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