City of Chester Office of Mayor Thaddeus Kirkland Press Release

Date: August 25, 2016

City of Chester to Host Chesterfest 2016

 (CHESTER, PA) – Mayor Thaddeus Kirkland and Chester City Council will host Chesterfest 2016 (formerly Riverfront Ramble) on Saturday, September 3, 2016 from

12pm – 9pm on the grounds of Talen Energy Stadium along the Delaware Riverfront in Chester, PA.

This year’s entertainment lineup will exclusively feature gospel entertainment. With Grammy Award-winning gospel duo, Mary Mary set to headline the event, visitors can also expect to hear music from several local musicians and choirs, including Stellar Award-winning choir, Wilmington Chester Mass Choir.

Chesterfest 2016 (formerly Riverfront Ramble) has been held annually for the past 11 years.  This event, which is free and open to the public, attracts over 12,000 visitors from all over the region.  Guests will experience a day of family fun and quality entertainment that will feature live performances, and various children’s activities. More than two dozen local craft and food vendors will be onsite, as well as information tables.


Pastor Mark Collier, ChesterFest Host

The event will culminate with a fireworks display at 9:00pm.

WHO: The City of Chester 

WHAT: Will host Chesterfest 2016 (formerly Riverfront) Ramble

WHERE: Grounds of Talen Energy Stadium along the Delaware Riverfront

1947 Seaport Drive
Chester, PA 19013

 WHEN: Saturday, September 3, 2016   12pm – 9:00pm

Members of the media are asked to RSVP by Thursday, September 1, 2016.


  • Mary Mary
  • Wilmington Chester Mass Choir
  • Charnee Washington
  • Evangelist Lafayette Daniel DeCausey II
  • The Holloways
  • First Pentecostal Combined Choirs
  • Casandra “Miss JKrys” Miller
  • God’s House of Glory Haven of Peace
  • Gospel Disciples
  • Committed Vessels
  • Tamika Hall

Food Vendors

  • Rigatoni’s Mobile
  • Zoagies
  • Integrity Christian Center
  • Chick-Fil-A
  • Carter’s Catering
  • B & B Catering
  • Shugar Shack Soul Food Catering
  • Irie Jamaican Restaurant
  • The Korney Sisters
  • Grandma’s Fish-N-Chips
  • Crave Cajun Cuisine
  • Aunt Val’s Homemade Lemonade
  • Payne Catering
  • Greenburg’s BBQ & Catering
  • Brian Seth

Craft Vendors

  • Tru3 Rausom, LLC
  • Elegance Boutique
  • Don Phillyon
  • Senator Killion
  • Presher Ink
  • Action Novelty
  • Tracey Lynn fashion Jewelry
  • Berkshire Hathawar Home Services

Vendor Applications

The deadline to submit applications for vendors is now CLOSED.

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