July 4th Fireworks for 2013

Our eight-county Philadelphia-area guide — plus the Shore!

July 5th: See New Hope/Lambertville and Lower Gwynedd, below.

July 6th: See Philadelphia/Camden waterfront, Newtown, and Florence Township, below.



Philadelphia Orchestra Free Neighborhood Concert
Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing
Tuesday, July 2nd. Concert begins at 8 p.m.
Fireworks follow a free concert by the Philadelphia Orchestra.

Philly 4th of July Jam & Grand Finale Fireworks
Benjamin Franklin Parkway between 20th Street and Eakins Oval
Thursday, July 4th, around 10:30 p.m.
Jam to live performances by chart-topping artists (for free!), including The Roots, John Mayer, Demi Lovato, Ne-Yo and more before the fireworks.

Taste of Philadelphia Concert and Adventure Aquarium Waterfront Fireworks Spectacular
Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing
Saturday, July 6th, between 9:30 and 10 p.m.


Sesame Place, Langhorne
Sesame Place, 100 Sesame Road, Langhorne
Thursday, July 4th at 9:25 p.m.
Show up from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. to enjoy an open-air BBQ in Big Bird’s Riverside Pavilion.

New Hope and Lambertville, N.J.
Friday Night Fireworks
Saturday, July 5th at 9:30 p.m.
Retail businesses on both sides of the Delaware River will stay open late for this ten-minute firework show over the Delaware River.

Newtown Middle School, 116 Richboro Road, Newtown
Saturday, July 6th at 9:30 p.m.

Memorial Park on Mill Street
Thursday, July 4th at 9:30 p.m.


Lukens National Historic District at Gateway Park and South First Ave., Coatesville
Sunday, July 7th at 9:30 p.m.
Starting at 2 p.m., bring the kids and take advantage of food, craft booths, bike races, games and other activities for the whole family.

Kerr Park, 1 Park Lane, Downingtown
Thursday July 4th at dusk (9:30 p.m.)
Following the Run for Life and 5K Freedom Walk at 8:00 am, enjoy a day full of family-friendly entertainment, food, craft exhibitors and activities before the Fireworks Grand Finale.

Friendship Field, corner of Fillmore St. and Franklink Ave., Phoenixville
Thursday, July 4th at dusk

Tredyffrin Township
Wilson Farm Park, 500 Lee Road, Chesterbrook
Thursday, July 4th from 7-9:15 p.m. (fireworks at dusk)

The Gazebo in Miller Park, 220 Miller Way, Exton
Sunday, July 7th at 9:30 p.m. (following 2 concerts)


Collingdale Community Center, 800 Macdade Blvd (at Clifton Ave.), Collingdale
Thursday, July 4th at 9 p.m.
A fun-filled day with parades, races, games, activities and field events to keep the whole family busy and entertained until the fireworks show.

Penn Wood High School Field, 100 Green Ave., Landsdowne
Thursday, July 4th at dusk

Radnor High School, 130 King of Prussia Road, Radnor
Thursday, July 4th at dusk (gates open at 6:30 p.m.)

Upper Darby
Upper Darby High School Memorial Stadium, Landsdowne Ave. and School Lane, Drexel Hill
Wednesday, July 3rd at dusk (9:15 p.m.)


Abington Senior High, 900 Highland Ave., Abington
Thursday, July 4th at 9 p.m.

Sutcliffe Park, West 9th and Freedley Street, Conshohocken
Wednesday, July 3rd at dusk
Festivities start at 5:30 p.m. and include entertainment and food and drink from local vendors.

Waltz Golf Farm, 303 West Ridge Pike, Limerick
Thursday, July 4th at 9:45 p.m.
Start your Fourth celebration at 7 p.m. with music from Four Faces West and end the night with a round of half-price mini golf courtesy of Waltz’s Golf Farm post-fireworks.

Lower Gwynedd
Wissahickon Middle School, 500 Houston Road, Ambler
Friday, July 5th around 9 p.m.
Featuring family-favorite rides and food, The Kiwanis Carnival is open 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. from Tuesday, July 2nd to Friday, July 5th, and 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, July 6th.

Narberth Playground, 100 Conway Ave., Narberth
Thursday, July 4th at dusk

Elmwood Park, Harding Blvd., Norristown
Thursday, July 4th at dusk
Norristown hosts a full day of fun on the Fourth, beginning with a Celebration 5K at 8:30 am, an Independence Day Parade at 10:30 am, an Old School Concert at 12:30 p.m. and North Pole Amusements from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m..

Skippack Township
Palmer Park, between Heckler and Creamery Roads, Skippack
Thursday, July 4th at dusk
Show up at 6 p.m. for a free concert, along with food, drink, vendors and entertainment

Upper Merion Township
Heuser Park, West Beidler Road and Geerdes Blvd., King of Prussia
Thursday, July 4th at dusk

New Jersey


Cherokee High School, 130 Tomlinson Mill Road, Marlton
Thursday, July 4th at 9:30 p.m.
Evesham Township offers a celebration jam-packed with fun! The day begins at 7 am with a 5K Run and also includes two parades, live music, community groups, refreshments, paratroopers and a military tribute. (Full event schedule)

Florence Township
Water Works Field, 6th and Broad St., Florence
Saturday, July 6th at 9:10 p.m.
Start Independence Day right with a Flag Raising Ceremony at 11 am, followed by a parade, food and a concert. (Full event schedule)


Audubon High School, 350 Edgewood Ave., Audubon
Thursday, July 4th at dusk
Show up at 8:30 am for a festive parade, featuring the mayor and commissioners, string bands, cheerleaders, bicycles, little league teams, floats, veterans, classic cars and firetrcks. Continue the fun at 11 am with athletic events, including sack races and egg tosses and top off the night at 7:30 p.m. with a concert and prize ceremony before the fireworks. (Full event schedule)

Woodland School, Clements Bridge Road, Barrington
Wednesday, July 3rd around 9:30
Parade starts at 6:30 p.m..

Berlin-Camden County Park
Thursday, July 4th at dusk

Camden Waterfront, 62 Battleship Place, Camden
Saturday, July 6th at 8 p.m.
This celebration includes four full days of festivities, starting on Wednesday, July 3rd. (Full event schedule)

Cherry Hill
Michael J Santarpio Field at Jonas Morris Stadium at Cherry Hill High School West
Wednesday, July 3rd at 9 p.m.
Enjoy hot dogs and ice cream starting at 7 p.m. and live music starting at 8 p.m..

Collingswood High School Stadium, 424 Collings Ave., Collingswood
Thursday, July 4th at 8:00 p.m.
Independence Day in Collingswood includes performances by To The Max, a bike parade, water activities at Robert’s Pool, a house decorating contest and, of course, a fireworks display. (Full event schedule)

Gloucester City Jr./Sr. High School, 1300 Market Street, Gloucester
Wednesday, July 3rd at 9:15 p.m.
This celebration runs from Wednesday, July 3rd until Saturday, July 6th, with a parade, carnival, contests and more! (Event schedule)

Haddonfield Memorial High School Stadium, 401 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield
Wednesday, July 3rd at dusk
The fireworks will be accompanied by live music and refreshments and will be followed by a parade the next day at 10 am.


Williamstown Middle School Football FIeld, 561 Clayton Road, Monroe
Thursday, July 4th at sunset

Betty Park, Cedar Ave., or West Holly Avenue
Thursday, July 4th at dusk
The 33rd Annual Pitman Freedom Four Mile begins at 9:15 on Wednesday morning. Fireworks will be launched from Alcyon Park over Alcyon Lake.

Washington Lake Park Amphitheater, 626 Hurffville Cross Keys Road, Sewell
Wednesday, July 3rd at 9 p.m.


Atlantic City
The Borgata Casino and Spa, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic city (viewable from North Expansion parking lot)
Thursday, July 4th at 9 p.m.

Atlantic City Boardwalk
Thursday, July 4th at 9:30 p.m.
This show includes 10,000 multicolored fireworks choreographed to music that will be visible throughout Absecon Island.

30th Street Beach, Avalon
Thursday, July 4th at dusk
Avalon’s Family Fun Fest starts on July 1st and runs through July 5th. (Event schedule)

Cape May
Congress Hall, Cape May
Thursday, July 4th at dusk
Gather at Congress Hall starting at 5 p.m. for an old fashioned picnic and enjoy races, a BBQ, carnival games, face painting and lawn games; tickets $12 a person. (Event schedule)

Huntington Avenue Beach. Margate
Thursday July 4th at 9 p.m.

Ocean City
9th Street Beach, Ocean City
Thursday, July 4th at 9 p.m.
Events and activities begin at 9 a.m. (Full schedule)

Sea Isle
50th Street Beach, Sea Isle
Thursday, July 4th at 9 p.m.

Stone Harbor
80th Street Field, Stone Harbor
Thursday, July 4th around 9:30
The fun begins at 9 am with a sand sculpture competition and doesn’t stop all day! Look out for foot races, a home run derby, bike decorating contests and more. (Full schedule)

Pine Avenue Beach (visible from almost anywhere in the Wildwoods), Wildwood
Thursday, July 4th at 10 p.m.
The festivities run for two full days and include a boardwalk run, a parade, a Jimmy Buffet Tribute Concert, a Mummer’s performance, a lifeguard championship, beach yoga and fireworks on both Thursday and Friday night.