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 2014 River of the Year Events 2014 River of the Year Events
February 26, 2014 - December 31, 2014
The Schuylkill River has been named the Pennsylvania 2014 River of the Year! We've compiled a list of events happening throughout the year, up and down the river, in celebration of this statewide honor. This list will be updated regularly, so check back often!
2014 River of the Year
  Schuylkill Banks Riverboat Tours
May 29, 2014 - November 1, 2014
Experience the Lower Schuylkill by riverboat! Schuylkill Banks offers two different tour options from May through October: the one-hour fun and fact-filled Secrets of the Schuylkill Tour; and the cruise to Bartram's Garden with a two-hour tour of the home and gardens of America’s first great botanist.
Philadelphia 2014 River of the Year
 Fricks Locks Tours Fricks Locks Tours
September 13, 2014 - October 25, 2014
Fricks Locks National Register Historic District will be open for tours at 10:00 a.m., 11:15 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on the following 2014 dates: September 13 and 27; October 11 and 25.
Perkiomen Valley
 2014 Scenes of the Schuylkill Art Show 2014 Scenes of the Schuylkill Art Show
September 16, 2014 - October 17, 2014
The 11th Annual Scenes of the Schuylkill River Heritage Area Art Show will be held from September 16 through October 17, 2014.
Perkiomen Valley 2014 River of the Year Add
 RIVER DREAMS: History, Hope, and the Imagination RIVER DREAMS: History, Hope, and the Imagination
October 14-16, 2014
Author Beth Kephart served as the keynote speaker for the Schuylkill River Heritage Area's 2014 River of the Year Lecture series with two special presentations in mid-October. If you missed her, you can still order her book FLOW: The Life and Times of Philadelphia's Schuylkill River.
Perkiomen Valley 2014 River of the Year
 Remembering and Recognizing the Schuylkill River Remembering and Recognizing the Schuylkill River
October 29, 2014
6 p.m. Free admission. Adam Levine, an environmental historian with the Philadelphia Water Department, will trace the sometimes sublime, sometimes slimy history of Philadelphia’s relationship with the Schuylkill.
Coal Country 2014 River of the Year Add
  Ghost Tales and Goosebumps at Laurel Hill Cemetery
October 30, 2014
7-9:30 p.m. By candlelight, firelight, and lantern, storytellers will regale you with tales sure to set your bones shivering. Afterwards, slow your heart rate with hot cider and cookies. Tours will depart every half-hour; final tour departs at 9:30pm. $20/person. Advance reservations requested for groups. Tickets available at the door, by phone (215) 228-8200, or online at official website.
Philadelphia Driving & Walking Tours