Stroll a beach at Spruce St. park

Families can enjoy a custom beach and more at Penn's Landing Marina's new Spruce Street Harbor Park, including a shuffleboard.
Families can enjoy a custom beach and more at Penn's Landing Marina's new Spruce Street Harbor Park, including a shuffleboard. (DOUGLAS BOVITT)

Also, Peddler's Village hosts a peach festival.

Posted: August 09, 2014

You don't have to go to the Shore to hit the beach. Families can enjoy a custom-built beach, boardwalk, and more at Penn's Landing Marina's new Spruce Street Harbor Park from now through Aug. 31.

Visitors can stroll along an imported oceanfront boardwalk with concession stands, a shuffleboard game course, arcades, and more.

Get a seat-side view on the Harbor Park's Urban Beach, with umbrellas and lounge chairs and beachlike pebble sand. On the west side of the park, stretch out and sway in the wind on oversized hammocks in the midst of trees.

Sit in an oasis, suspended over the water by nets. The oasis made of three barges has a lily pad garden, a floating pop-up restaurant, and vibrant colored chairs floating above water that is slightly within arm's reach when bending over.

Families and visitors who need to cool off from summer heat can take a stroll through the mist walk; you'll be lightly sprayed with water.


Spruce Street Harbor Park daily through Aug. 31, 401 S. Columbus Blvd. at Spruce Street. Admission free. www.delawareriverwaterfront.com.

Peach Festival at Peddler's Village

Celebrate the peach with live entertainment, pie-eating contests, and more on Saturday and Sunday at Peddler's Village's Peach Festival and sidewalk sale from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The free festival will feature performances including 16-year-old pop-rock singer Roni James, the Daisy Jug Band, and Lenny G and the Soulsenders, and stiltwalkers will wander through the crowd. Sign up to participate and stuff your face in the peach pie-eating contest. Merchants will have a sidewalk sale and vendors will have peach treats.


Peach Festival, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Peddler's Village, Routes 202 and 263, Lahaska. The festival goes on rain or shine. Admission: free. www.peddlersvillage.com.

Scribe Video Center's Street Movies

Bring your blankets and lawn chairs when Scribe Video Center's 17th annual Street Movies series continues Friday evening at Las Parcelas Gardens in West Kensington for a night of family-friendly independent short films and videos.

The outdoor screening, hosted by the Norris Square Neighborhood Project, will feature an opening musical performance at 7:30 p.m. by Timbalona. Films begin at sundown.

The annual Street Movies series takes place in August at various venues in partnership with organizations around the region. The series is sponsored by Peco.


Scribe Video Center's Street Movies, 7:30 p.m. Friday at Las Parcelas Gardens, 2240 N. Palethorp St. Screening is free. Rain location will be at the El Centro de Estudiantes, located at 126 W. Dauphin St.


mpeters@phillynews.com.


 

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