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Events 1,000 miles: celebrating the 10th Walk Around Philadelphia!

1,000 miles: celebrating the 10th Walk Around Philadelphia!

JJ Tiziou / Walk Around Philadelphia

Saturday, October 1 at 7 pm

2022 Fringe Festival

120 min

Pay What You Can

Cherry Street Pier

Wheelchair Accessible


This special event will feature:

LIVE MUSIC by West Philadelphia Orchestra!


2 tickets to a RIVER CRUISE on the Delaware River courtesy of Sea Philly (Oct 9th morning perimeter rain date: Oct 16th).

2 tickets to a PRIVATE FLIGHT around the city’s edge in a small plane (evening of the week of Oct 9-15, as pilot & winner’s schedule & weather allow).


Join us to mark the completion of the 10th Walk Around Philadelphia and help celebrate JJ’s 1,000+ miles around the city’s edge!

Learn about the project, share your stories about the city’s borders and connect with others who’ve set out to explore the perimeter of Philadelphia.

This festive gathering at Cherry Street Pier will feature interactive stations, communty storytelling, special Walk Around Philadelphia swag & more. It’s free / pay-what-you-wish!

Since its 4-person artist residency origins in 2016, Walk Around Philadelphia has become a pilgrimage experience where hundreds (ranging in age from 12 to 94) have set out to explore the city’s perimeter.

Artist JJ Tiziou will have just completed his 10th walk (1,000+ miles around Philly’s edge!) and this September’s iteration of the walk will facilitate this unique experience of the city for ~300+ more participants.

The Walk itself will be accomplished in small groups with ten ~10 mile segments to choose from; you are invited to join for a half day, whole day, or multiple segments! [separate registration required via JJ’s website]

For more info or to register to walk:



SEPTEMBER 10/11/12

SEPTEMBER 17 /18 /19

SEPTEMBER 23 / 24 / 25 / 26

*Pay what you wish contributions help support continued efforts to make Walk Around Philadelphia more, accessible, inclusive and equitable.

Appropriate for ages 13+


Health & Safety

Audience members may choose to wear masks at this event, but they are not required. Vaccination cards will not be checked.


About the Artist

JJ Tiziou has walked the full perimeter of Philadelphia 9 times and invites you to join in the 10th!

Celebrating 1,000+ miles around the city’s furthest edges, JJ is continuing to work to make this unique experience of the city more accessible and inclusive.

This fall’s iteration of the walk is broken down into 10 segments with multiple off-ramp options , more accessibility mapping, stipends for participants for whom finances are a barrier, and a joyous in-person celebration event at the end. For more information, visit

When he’s not working on developing & sharing this strange and magical pilgrimage adventure, JJ works part time as a massage therapist, serves as a block captain in West Philly, organizes concerts & other community events, and continues to be known as the guy who was the lead artist on that giant mural on the side of the parking garages at the airport.

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