Big crowds expected for Roots Picnic at Penn's Landing

The Roots Picnic returns Saturday for the 10th year in a row.

Dan Wing
June 01, 2018 - 5:15 pm
The Roots Picnic

Melony Roy | KYW Newsradio

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- It's going to be a busy day in the area of Penn's Landing on Saturday.

The Roots Picnic was first held back in 2008, making this the 10th year in a row that the show, founded by Philadelphia's own hip-hop legends, The Roots, will takeover Festival Pier at Penn's Landing. 

The first act of the day hits the stage at 12 noon, meaning a lot of foot traffic and regular vehicular traffic can be expected along Columbus Boulevard between Fairmount Avenue and just south of Noble Street as early as 10 or 11 a.m. 

The large groups of teens and adults are known to line the roads as they wait for the gates to open, so expect long waits at traffic lights in the area, as those festival goers make their way across Columbus Boulevard. 

Things tend to calm down a bit in the early evening as far as foot traffic is concerned, but it won't last too long, as fans will be making their way out of the show around 10 or 10:30 p.m. 

The best bet for people trying to get to somewhere on the southern or northern ends of Delaware Ave is to drive a little out of their way and avoid the area all together.