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Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest and The Midway

Philadelphia’s first outdoor roller rink and a seasonal favorite at Penn’s Landing

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Overview

When the snow thaws, the area that houses winter’s Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest transforms into Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest, a warm-weather edition with a roller rink, a boathouse-styled lodge, a play area for kids, carnival-style fun, food and drink options and events throughout the season.

An urban beach area overlooks the Delaware River, complete with lounge chairs and picnic tables. There is plenty of shaded seating thanks to beach umbrellas and also plenty of sun-soaked seats for those looking to catch some rays.

Admission to Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest is free and open to the public.

The Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest 2018 season runs weekend May 11-May 13 and May 18-May 20 before opening seven-days-a-week starting Thursday, May 24.

The Experience

The popular ice-skating rink from Winterfest gets repurposed into an awesome roller skating rink when Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest opens for the season. Tickets are available for purchase in advance online or onsite.

A 200-seat bar and restaurant takes over the lodge at Summerfest, serving tasty bites and array of craft beers and summery cocktails.

A naturalistic playscape and arcade offers kids more opportunities for fun when a break from skating is needed.

Summerfest also hosts a nine-hole mini-golf course that’s located right next to the roller rink. Each of the nine holes were designed by a local artist with recycled materials.

For more amusement, The Midway brings carnival-style games to the Delaware River Waterfront. Colorful lights and sounds fill The Midway grounds, which boast a carousel and an array of rides, including a 60-foot-tall Ferris wheel.

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Book the Visit Philly Overnight Hotel Package for stays through September 3, 2018 and get FREE hotel parking as well as free tickets to the Museum of the American Revolution, free tickets for a ride on the Ferris wheel and roller skating at Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest, a $25 CHeU Noodle restaurants gift card, free mini-golf and a carousel ride at Franklin Square, free passes to ride the PHLASH Downtown Loop and a $10 Lyft credit.

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