Boathouse Row lights return next month: Everything we know about the relighting ceremony

Let the countdown begin - Boathouse Row's iconic lights will be back on before we know it!

The Philadelphia icon went dark nearly a year ago to undergo a complete renovation.

A new LED light system with 6,000 lights and 16 million color combinations will now illuminate those 12 historic building along the Schuylkill River for years to come!

The $2.1 million glow-up project will be debuted during a relighting ceremony on March 7 at the Fairmount Fish Ladder along Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive.


'Philadelphia icon': Boathouse Row to go dark for 8 months for lighting system upgrade

The $2.1 million lighting system upgrade will take eight months and, once completed, will feature more than 6,000 LED lights that create 16 million color combinations, according to the city.

The free public event will kick off at 6 p.m. with speaking remarks from the Fairmount Park Conservancy, Philadelphia Parks & Recreations, and city officials.

A short light show at 7 p.m. will show off the new dazzling lights and all that they can do!

Attendees can also enjoy food trucks and music until 8 p.m.

The ceremony will be held rain or shine, and can only be accessed through the intersection of Sweetbriar Drive and Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive.