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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: 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.


Taste With Tori: Chatterbox In Ocean City

If you head down 9th Street in Ocean City you can’t miss the iconic Chatterbox.


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.


CBS3 SummerFest Has A Taste Of Chocolates In Phoenixville

Lined up and down Bridge Street, people can discover some great little places to shop and taste.


Taste With Tori: Delicious Vegan In Phoenixville

Across the street from the Old Colonial Theatre in Phoenixville , there’s a restaurant doing something new!


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”.


Taste With Tori: Saucony Creek

CBS 3’s SummerFest is heading to Kutztown, Pennsylvania for the 68th annual Folk Festival.


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.


Taste With Tori: Ralph’s Italian Restaurant

Philadelphia is known for it’s rich history and delicious food! And Ralph’s Italian Restaurant in South Philly combines both! Our Vittoria Woodill gets a seat at the family table


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.


Taste With Tori: Mike’s Seafood

There are many tasty restaurants around town, including great seafood spots along Sea Isle’s “Fish Alley”.

CBS 3–06/22/2017

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 3–06/21/2017

SummerFest: Ambler’s Roots Are In The Railroad

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


Taste With Tori: Pie and Plate Cafe

Buttery crusts, fillings galore! Get your forks ready for the best pies in Ambler at the Pie and Plate Cafe!

CBS 3–06/15/2017

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 […]

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.


Taste With Tori: The Riverboat Queen

Our Summerfest celebration takes Eyewitness News to Wilmington, Delaware where the riverfront is as beautiful as it is delicious.

CBS 3–06/08/2017

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 […]

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


Taste With Tori: DanDan

Step into DanDan restaurant, a new hot spot on the main line with a rather peculiar choice of seating arrangements.

CBS 3–06/01/2017

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

Taste With Tori: Fractured Prune

Get ready beach goers there’s a newbie in town serving made to order hot doughnuts.


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

Taste With Tori: Joey M’s La Piazza Cucina

Vittoria Woodill kicks off Summerfest with a taste of Wildwood.


Spruce Street Harbor Park Is Back Open

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


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