CBS3 SummerFest


It’s time to make the most of longer days. Get outside. Find some ‘wooder’ – down the shore, by the creek or on your block and celebrate with SummerFest on CBS3. For 15 Fridays this summer we’ll take you to different Philly area towns and show YOU that you don’t have to go too far to find a good time!

Celebrate summer with us Fridays on Eyewitness News.

CBS 3 Anchors Ukee Washington and Jessica Dean are breaking away from the news desk every Friday this summer to celebrate all our region and the summer season have to offer.summerfest 1024x576 CBS3 SummerFest

From the shore to the Poconos, from Philly to the suburbs and northern Delaware, CBS3’s SummerFest will showcase towns and events from Memorial Day through Labor Day as Eyewitness News anchors its evening newscasts live from a different summer destination each week.

Ukee Washington  kicks off SummerFest this Friday, May 26 in Wildwood, New Jersey anchoring the 5, 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts on CBS 3 and The CW Philly’s 10 p.m. newscast live from the Boardwalk w Meteorologist Lauren Casey and feature reporter Vittoria Woodill. The station’s new Mobile Weather Watcher will also be on site delivering the latest weather information.

Woodill will preview the Wildwood appearance on Thursday, May 25 at 11p.m. with a special Taste With Tori segment profiling La Piazza Cucina Italiana, a 1950’s/’60’s supper club in Wildwood. Eyewitness News This Morning Reporter Pat Gallen will kick off CBS 3’s day in Wildwood Friday morning with a special behind-the-scenes look at Morey’s Pier.

Jessica Dean will continue the SummerFest series live from The Devon Horse Show and Craft Fair on Friday, June 2nd. Each week, Gallen and Woodill will explore what makes the towns such a special summer destination.

SummerFest Heads To Cape May County Zoo

SummerFest Heads To Cape May County Zoo

Just miles away from Cape May is one of the best zoos in the country — and it’s free.


Summerfest 2018 Location Ideas

We look forward to visiting more spots next summer. Help us decide where to go:  

CBS 3–08/31/2017

SummerFest: Haddonfield Is A Colonial Gem

If you’ve walked through Haddonfield then you know this place goes back a long way.


SummerFest: The Pocono Mountains Is Filled With Shops, Restaurants & Breathtaking Views

Welcome to Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania — where the rails move tourists from place to place amid the beautiful scenery of the Lehigh Gorge in the Pocono Mountains.


SummerFest: Pocono Raceway Provides Fast Thrills IndyCar Weekend

The eyes of the auto racing world are on the Poconos this weekend.


SummerFest: Quaint Shops And Gorgeous Views In New Hope

The town of New Hope has been a staple in Bucks County from the very beginning.


SummerFest: Seven Mile Island: Common Roots With Robust History

While Stone Harbor and Avalon are very different shore destinations, they have common roots, sharing Seven Mile Island and a robust history between them.


SummerFest: Kennett Square, ‘The Mushroom Capital of The World’

In town, the Kennett Square Inn has been feeding people for generations.


SummerFest: Ocean City Is All About Families

For as long as the oldest residents of Ocean City can remember, their city has been a resort town–a place to cool off in the ocean and warm up on the beach.


Eyewitness News Live From Ocean City, New Jersey, For CBS3 SummerFest On Friday, July 21

The Eyewitness News team will venture off the boardwalk to give viewers the full Ocean City experience.


SummerFest: Booming Steel Industry Brought Phoenixville To Life

Phoenixville takes great pride in its past and some dedicated people worked hard to save amazing pieces that tell its story.


SummerFest: Kutztown A Place That’s Grown Up Gently

Kutztown is a place that’s grown up gently. Once an unsettled landscape for those looking to plow their own acres–it’s now considered a “college town”.


Eyewitness News Live From Kutztown Folk Festival With Ukee Washington On Friday, July 7 For CBS3 SummerFest

CBS3 anchor Ukee Washington will continue CBS3’s SummerFest series live from the Kutztown Folk Festival, Friday, July 7.


SummerFest: Philadelphia’s History Of Independence

Philadelphia is known for its powerful history.


Summerfest: Philadelphia's Magic Gardens And The Dream Garden

Summerfest: Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens And The Dream Garden

Tucked away inside “The Curtis” on 6th Street, opposite Washington Square, is The Dream Garden. 


Summerfest: PECO Green Roof

Summerfest: PECO Green Roof

The PECO Green Roof captures more than 70 percent of rainwater that falls during the growing season: an estimated 1.6 million gallons a year.


Summerfest: Sea Isle City Is A Town Of History, Beachfront Relaxation

Head south on the Garden State Parkway to Exit 17 and you will find the town of Sea Isle City.


Eyewitness News Is Live From Sea Isle City Friday, June 23rd

CBS 3 Anchor Ukee Washington will continue CBS 3’s SummerFest series live from Sea isle City, New Jersey, Friday, June 23rd. Washington will anchor live from the Promenade in the 5, 6 and 11 p.m. news on CBS 3 and at 10 p.m. on The CW Philly. Meteorologist Lauren Casey and the station’s new Mobile Weather Watcher will also be live […]

CBS 3–06/21/2017

SummerFest: Ambler’s Roots Are In The Railroad

Just like many of the suburbs of Philadelphia, Ambler’s roots are in the railroad.


Eyewitness News Is Live From Ambler For Summerfest Friday, June 16th

CBS 3 Anchor Jessica Dean will continue CBS 3’s SummerFest series from the Ambler Arts & Music Festival, on Friday, June 16th. Dean will anchor live from the Festival in the 5, 6 and 11 p.m. news on CBS 3 and at 10 p.m. on The CW Philly. Meteorologist Lauren Casey and the station’s new […]

CBS 3–06/14/2017

Summerfest Makes A Stop At The Grand Opera House In Wilmington

Summerfest Makes A Stop At The Grand Opera House In Wilmington

Along a two block stretch in Wilmington, Delaware there are three performance venues boasting 200,000 square feet of program space.


Eyewitness News Live From Wilmington With Ukee Washington Friday, June 9

Opa! CBS 3 Anchor Ukee Washington will continue CBS 3’s SummerFest series from The Holy Trinity Greek Festival, a 42-year local tradition, in Wilmington, Delaware on Friday, June 9th. Washington will be live from the Festival in the 5, 6 and 11 p.m. news on CBS 3 and at 10 p.m. on The CW Philly. […]

CBS 3–06/08/2017

History Is All Part Of The Fun At the Devon Horse Show

The 121st Annual Devon Horse Show kicks off in Pennsylvania


Watch Ukee Ride The Great Nor’Easter In Wildwood

WILDWOOD, NJ. (CBS) – Are you a fan of roller coasters? It took a bit of convincing but Ukee rode the Great Nor’Easter on Morey’s Piers in Wildwood to kick-off CBS3 Summerfest!

CBS 3–05/31/2017

Thousands Flock To Jersey Shore For Memorial Day Weekend

The unofficial start to the summer season means a Memorial Day influx of thousands to Jersey Shore towns.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/26/2017

Mr. Tramcar ‘Gigi’ A Legend On The Wildwood Boardwalk

It’s probably one of the most iconic sounds you’ll hear on the Wildwood boardwalk in New Jersey: “Watch the tram car please.”

CBS 3–05/26/2017

Spruce Street Harbor Park Is Back Open

One of Philadelphia’s most popular outdoor attractions reopens Friday.


Tori Down The Shore: Somers Point’s 7th Annual Crabbing Tournament

Somers Point’s 7th Annual Patcong Creek Crabbing Tournament & Barbecue happens Saturday June 25.

CBS 3–06/22/2016

Tori Down The Shore: What Drone-Fishing Is All About

Vittoria Woodill meets a local fisherman who casts a rod with some hi-tech assistance.

CBS 3–06/15/2016

Tori Visits Summerfest 2016 As Philly Prepares For The Summer Season

CBS3’s Vittoria Woodill heads out for opening day of Summerfest 2016 along the Delaware River at Penn’s Landing.

CBS 3–05/27/2016

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