Date: Friday, September 8, 2023 at 10:00 am

Event Status: Available

Join the 12th Walk Around Philadelphia!

Walk Around Philadelphia creates cultural events that bring people together in shared  experiences that connect them to their own bodies, their neighbors, and the landscape of Philadelphia.

For the 12th walk, we’ll be setting out to explore the city’s edge counterclockwise over four weekends in August and September, in small and big groups, with special events along the edges, including an exhibit and gallery hours at Cherry St Pier. 

Registration fee: $15 / $25 / $50. No one turned away for lack of funds. 

More info: Walk Guidelines & Frequently Asked Questions

PLEASE REGISTER INDIVIDUALLY for EACH segment that you plan to attend. 

Register for this segment:

You're signing up to walk on September 8th at 10:00AM from Torresdale towards Somerton.

This segment is estimated to take roughly 10-12 miles and about 6 hours. The terrain may include much potential for off-roading in brambles in the creek-bed, but also roads & sidewalks. Your mileage and terrain may vary depending on choices made by your group, and there will be options to walk a partial segment & depart / get picked up along the way. 

This segment has limited slots to keep the group size optimal. If this date is unavailable/sold out, you can sign up for this day’s waitlist and/or register for other dates. More spots exist on our parade days: September 10th, September 16th, and September 23rd.

Getting to/from the start & finish:

Using SEPTA to access departure and end locations is highly recommended.
See the FAQ.

This segment begins with an optional coffee and breakfast gathering at Glen Foerd. Join us at 9am bring your friends and family to send us off!

Once registered, you will receive some additional resources including a packing list & maps.

Registration fees & contributions:

Walk registration fees help cover some of the administrative and logistical costs associated with facilitating the walk. Additional contributions are most welcome; they assist in the continued development of the project and efforts to make it more accessible to others. 

Free registrations & stipends:

If you'd like to join the walk and finances are a barrier, please reach out to We can accommodate some free registrations and have a limited number of stipends available to help cover costs such as transportation, supplies, childcare or time off from work.


Since its 4-person artist residency origins in 2016, Walk Around Philadelphia has become a citywide experience where hundreds have set out to explore Philadelphia’s perimeter. For more information about the walk including photos, videos, press coverage & more, visit


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Upcoming Events

Exhibitions & Installations

  • How Philly Moves – mural at PHL
    from 13th Jun 2022 to 31st Dec 2025
    Check out the largest mural in Philadelphia (named one of the country's best public art projects by Americans for the Arts)

  • Walk Around Philadelphia: DIY on your own anytime
    from 1st Jun 2023 to 1st Jun 2030
    Excited about the walk and want to go out and do a segment on your own? Register here to get support materials and plug in to the larger community of perimeter walkers.