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Festival Pier

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Columbus Blvd & Springgarden St
Philadelphia, PA 19123
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(215) 629-3200
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My husband and I were just at Festival Pier for the Carnival of Madness tour. I have to say, I LOVED it!. There was plenty of room, amd being over the water and outside helps the ...

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We just attended the Pepper, Offspring, and 311 concert at Festival Pier. It's a nice venue, really nice to be on the water and right by the bridge, and the a/c tent is nice. But ...

Festival Pier: Fantastic for concerts 8/2/2010

My husband and I were just at Festival Pier for the Carnival of Madness tour. I have to say, I LOVED it!. There was plenty of room, amd being over the water and outside helps the acoustics. While people have previously complained about lack of security presence, there were huge mosh pits and people acting crazy. But, everyone governed themselved well. I saw a few times that if someone in the mosh pit fell, someone was quick to help them up. Pros: location, setting, parking Cons: cant really think of any worth noting more

Nice but security? What security? 7/14/2010

We just attended the Pepper, Offspring, and 311 concert at Festival Pier. It's a nice venue, really nice to be on the water and right by the bridge, and the a/c tent is nice. But like a previous post mentioned....security? I saw two guys when you first give your ticket and get searched, and that's it. No security at all out on the floor or by the vendors. When you're at a concert full of drunk and high college kids, it would be nice to at least SEE a security person. Just one. Lots of fights that crowd members had to break up on their own. I know it's a lot of people, but a visibile security presence would be nice. If something had happened godforbid, I wouldn't even know where to find help. Rather unsettling. Pros: Great setting Cons: They have security there? more

ronash is a moron 5/16/2008

ronash, can you please explain to us what you wanted the security to do? there were 5000 people at a general admission, standing room show, all who wanted to be in the front. this is what happens at a rock concert, people push around. how, exactly, was security going to get everyone to back up? these adults that were pushing the kids were the PARENTS of the kids. concert security can't teach manners and simple human decency to the crowd. if you walk in stupid, you're going to act stupid, then leave stupid when it's over. what the staff did do, all night long, was pull out all the people who asked to get out of the crowd. people who voluntarily walked into a spot, then couldn't walk themselves out on their own and needed help - the staff was there to assist ALL of them and lift and carry them out. there was more than enough space for everyone to enjoy the show, but nobody wanted to be in the back, so you all crammed in VOLUNTARILY like sardines. if you were not enjoying yourself, you were more than welcome to walk to the back or the side of the crowd, or go into the climate-controlled tent and watch on the big TV. everyone who was in an uncomfortable place chose to be there. Pros: staff, location, atmosphere more

worst concert experience ever 5/10/2008

I have gone to several venues for concerts and after attending the Panic at the Disco concert, Festival Pier is the worst place to take in a concert. The staff was unaware of what was going on around them and the security was the worse I have every seen. One of the bands had to stop at one point to get the crowd under control so they could perform, adults were pushing children to the ground to get closer to the stage with no security in sight. I would suggest if you are actually going to a concert to enjoy the music and not be involved in a free for all that you attend a concert somewhere else but here. Cons: security,staff,lines,overall experience more

peaceful 8/7/2002

this is the best place that isn't far if you just wanna get away and relax more

Jam on the River 7/30/2002

Jam on the River is GREAT. Penn's Landing is always an interesting and scerene spot to visit when in Philly on a Sunday afternoon. Stop by and take a stroll.... more
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Editorial

  • In Short
    Redevelopment of Philadelphia's decrepit concrete waterfront running along Columbus Boulevard from Washington Avenue to Spring Garden Street began in the late 1960s. These days,...

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    Daily 24 hours
  • Neighborhoods:

    North Philadelphia, Northern Liberties/ Fishtown

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