New Light Display Unveiled at Boathouse Row

Updated: September 25, 2016

The new light display on Boathouse Row was unveiled Saturday as a part of the Fall Festival.
The new light display on Boathouse Row was unveiled Saturday.

With the combination of great autumn weather and Martin Luther King Drive closed for the event, people of all ages lined up all along the street to get a view of the lights along the famous Boathouse Row. The houses looked like a holiday extravaganza, switching from different colors, patterns, and speeds throughout the show. The crowd spoke positively of the show, and everyone seemed genuinely impressed and awed.

Temple student David Eckard exclaimed his excitement and overall love for the new improvements of Boathouse Row.

“I used to drive past it when I was bored, it gave me something to do,” said Eckard, a sophomore. “I love seeing what it’s become since my childhood; it never fails to amaze me.”

Musical guests DJ Reed Streets and the band “Hurry” kept everyone entertained throughout the night. Cosmic Catering and Cafe provided food for the attendees, and of course all those of legal age enjoyed beer from the Shangy’s tap truck.

Boathouse Row will continue to shine and charm those who drive along the Schyulkill, now with some extra lively color.

Original Post: September 23, 2016

What’s better than a festival on a Saturday night? A free one! Fairmount Park Conservancy, Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, and Parks on Tap is holding a festival this weekend, and you won’t want to miss it.

‘Fairmount Park in a New Light’ is on Saturday September 24, 2016, where all eyes will be on the infamous Boathouse Row. The iconic illuminated homes on the edge of the Schuylkill River will be re-lit, revealing a never before seen waterfront light show.

Food trucks, beverages, a DJ, and live music will also be present at this weekends festival.

The event will be held at Martin Luther King Drive (by the Fairmount Fish Ladder) from 5-9 pm. The luminescent debut will be at 7:30 pm.

You can find directions here.

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