July 4th Fireworks in and Around Philadelphia
Wherever you are in the Philadelphia area this July 4th holiday weekend, we’ve picked out a spectacular fireworks display to help you celebrate America’s 240th birthday properly. From the Parkway to the boardwalk, here’s where to watch Fourth of July fireworks light up the sky.
Philadelphia Orchestra Free Neighborhood Concert @ Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing
The Philadelphia Orchestra plays a free concert on the RiverStage at Penn’s Landing with plenty of patriotic music to kick off the July 4th holiday weekend, followed by an Instagram-ready waterfront fireworks display.
Friday, July 1, Free, Fireworks after the 8 p.m. concert, Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing, 101 S. Columbus Boulevard
Pershing’s Own Concert @ Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing
The U.S. Army Band, known as Pershing’s Own, comes back to Penn’s Landing to play a free concert leading up to a dazzling fireworks finale.
Saturday, July 2, Free, Fireworks after the 8 p.m. concert, Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing, 101 S. Columbus Boulevard
Wawa Welcome America Grand Finale Fireworks @ Ben Franklin Parkway
After a blockbuster concert with Leon Bridges, Hamilton star Leslie Odom Jr. and Empire’s Yazz the Greatest, plus the Philly POPS and a tribute to Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, the skies over the Philadelphia Museum of Art will light up with a fireworks show we can all be proud of. If the crowds on the Parkway aren’t your thing, check out Visit Philly’s list of other prime viewing spots.
Monday, July 4, Free, Fireworks at approximately 10 p.m., Over the Art Museum on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Friday Night Lights on the River @ New Hope/Lambertville
Start the holiday weekend with a fireworks display over the charming neighboring towns of New Hope, Pennsylvania, and Lambertville, New Jersey, across from each other on the Delaware River.
Friday, July 1, Free, Fireworks at 9:30 p.m., New Hope and Lambertville
C is for Celebrate @ Sesame Place
You have two chances to catch Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Cookie Monster and the Count provide the soundtrack while fireworks burst in the sky. One firework. Two fireworks! Ah ah ah.
Sunday, July 3, and Monday, July 4, $55 park admission, Fireworks start after the 9 p.m. Neighborhood Party Night Parade, 100 Sesame Road in Langhorne
Independence Day Celebration @ Washington Crossing Historic Park
For the first time in 20 years, fireworks will go bursting in air at (roughly) the spot where George Washington launched his treacherous river crossing.
Monday, July 4, Free, Fireworks at dusk, 1112 River Road in Washington Crossing
Southampton Days Country Fair @ Southampton
Southampton’s Independence Day celebration starts early, with a Baby Parade at 8:30 a.m., followed by the Southampton Days Parade, a flag-raising ceremony and a fair with live music, games and rides, capped off by fireworks.
Monday, July 4, $3, Fireworks at 9:35 p.m., Klinger Middle School, 1415 Second Street Pike in Southampton
4th of July Celebration @ Conshohocken
Can’t wait until July 4th? Conshy’s fireworks are Sunday in Sutcliffe Park. Make your way there at 6 p.m. for a pre-fireworks party with music, food and drinks.
Sunday, July 3, Fireworks at 9 p.m., Free, 800 Colwell Lane in Conshohocken
America the Beautiful Aerial Fireworks Spectacular @ Glenside
Glenside gets into the patriotic spirit with an afternoon parade (a tradition started in 1904, according to the Greater Glenside Patriotic Association), followed by a fireworks display over the Abington Senior High and Middle Schools’ athletic grounds.
Monday, July 4, Fireworks at 9 p.m., Free, 900 Highland Avenue in Abington
4th of July Parade @ Skippack Village
Follow the Skippack parade to Parc Bistro for a barbecue starting at 3 p.m., followed by fireworks in Palmer Park when the sun goes down.
Monday, July 4, Fireworks at dusk, Free, Palmer Park, between Heckler and Creamery Roads in Skippack
Fourth of July Celebration and Fireworks @ Narberth
Main Line families will be heading to the Narberth Playground for a daytime carnival leading up to music from the Zing Kings and a soaring fireworks display.
Monday, July 4, Fireworks after mayor’s welcome and national anthem at 8:45 p.m., Free, 100 Conway Avenue in Narberth
Freedom Fest @ Nottingham
The 25th annual Freedom Fest on Saturday culminates in a 30-minute fireworks show, which is really a lot of fireworks.
Saturday, July 2, Fireworks at 9:30 p.m., Free, Nottingham County Park, 150 Park Road in Nottingham
Annual Fireworks Display @ Phoenixville
The Fourth festivities, complete with fireworks, take over Friendship Field.
Monday, July 4, Free, Fireworks at dusk, Friendship Field, Fillmore Street in Phoenixville
Good Neighbor Day @ Downingtown
Be a good neighbor in Downingtown, starting bright and early with a series of races and fun runs followed by a carnival, live music from a long lineup of bands, something called a Wife Carrying Competition that I’m kind of hoping isn’t self-explanatory, and, for the big finale, fireworks.
Monday, July 4, Fireworks at dusk, Free, Kerr Park, 1 Park Lane in Downingtown
4th of July Family Festivities @ Avalon
Avalon gets a jump on Fourth of July festivities with a family-friendly festival Sunday evening, followed by fireworks set to patriotic music. Or head to Avalon Community Hall before the fireworks for a free concert from the Bay Atlantic Symphony.
Sunday, July 3, Free, Fireworks at dusk, 30th Street and the beach in Avalon
Freedom Festival @ Camden Waterfront
Listen to live music from Ginger Coyle and the Peace Freqs and Michael McDonald before the skies light up over the Delaware River, with the Ben Franklin Bridge and Philly skyline as your backdrop.
Monday, July 4, Free, Fireworks at 9:30 p.m., Wiggins Waterfront Park, Riverside Drive and MLK Boulevard in Camden
Celebrate America 4th of July Beach Concert @ Wildwood
Country star Tim McGraw headlines an Independence Day concert on Wildwood’s wide beach, with opening acts Hunter Hayes, Maggie Rose and Shot of Southern playing during the day. Stick around until the end for the fireworks show.
Monday, July 4, Concert tickets $34.39 and up, Fireworks at 10 p.m., Boardwalk at Lincoln Avenue in Wildwood
4th of July Fireworks @ Atlantic City
Don’t worry about getting a front row seat for AC’s fireworks display: This one is designed to be watched from along the boardwalk, on the beach, on Steel Pier or throughout the marina.
Monday, July 4, Free, Fireworks at 9:30 p.m., Atlantic City
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