Fourth of July Fireworks and Celebrations Around Philadelphia

Your guide to Independence Day festivities.

Wawa Welcome America Fireworks. Photo via Instagram/july4thphilly

Your 2019 guide to the best Independence Day firework shows and parties in the Philly area.

Philadelphia Fireworks and Fourth of July Events

Wawa Welcome America

Wawa will be sponsoring its annual weeklong celebration of our nation’s birthday this summer. From June 29th through July 4th, everyone is invited to America’s birthplace to enjoy block parties, concerts, fireworks, and more. Multiple locations; see festival brochure for specific details about each event

XFINITY Fireworks Show @ Citizens Bank Park

The Philadelphia Phillies will host another fireworks show following two games against the Washington Nationals. Friday, July 12th, and Saturday, July 13th; tickets prices vary. Fireworks will also begin after each game at Citizens Bank Park, 1 Citizens Bank Way

Pershing’s Own Concert @ Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing

The United States Army Field Band returns to Penn’s Landing this year to play a free concert followed by a spectacular fireworks display. Saturday, June 29; free. Concert begins at 8 p.m., fireworks at dusk, at Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing, 101 South Columbus Boulevard

POPS on Independence @ Independence Hall

The Philly POPS return to Independence Hall for their annual free concert. The show will feature Grammy winner Todd Ellison, Tony-nominated actress and singer Susan Egan, and many other performances. Wednesday, July 3rd; free. Concert from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Independence Hall, 520 Chestnut Street

Celebration of Freedom Ceremony @ Independence Hall

Prior to the beginning of the Independence Day Parade, everyone is invited to Independence Hall for a morning of music and inspiring speeches. This year’s ceremony will feature the Philly POPS, the United States’ largest standalone orchestra. Thursday, July 4th; free. Ceremony begins at 10 a.m. at Independence Hall, 520 Chestnut Street

Salute to America Independence Day Parade

Philadelphia’s annual Independence Day Parade begins and ends on Chestnut Street this summer. Join dozens of marching bands, dancers, and floats for this celebration of the United States.

Delaware County Fireworks and Fourth of July Events

Bethel Township Independence Day Fireworks @ Bethel Springs Elementary School

Bethel Township will host their annual fireworks display the day before America’s birthday. Wednesday, July 3rd; free. Fireworks begin at dusk, at Bethel Springs Elementary School

The Broomall Rotary’s Firecracker 5k @ Broomall Fire Station

The Broomall Rotary’s 5k run will precede the Marple-Newtown 4th of July Parade. Thursday, July 4th; registration costs between $15–65. Run starts at 8 a.m., at W. Chester Pike at Malin Road near the Broomall Fire Station

Springfield Fourth of July Parade @ Springfield High School

Springfield Township’s annual Fourth of July parade will occur as scheduled early in the morning. Thursday, July 4th; free. Parade begins at 9:15 a.m., in front of Springfield High School

Marple-Newtown Fourth of July Parade @ West Chester Pike

This annual parade will begin promptly after The Broomall Rotary’s Firecracker 5k. Thursday, July 4th; free. Parade starts at 10 a.m., on West Chester Pike

Clifton Heights Fourth of July Celebration and Flea Market @ Clifton Heights Field

This annual July 4th flea market features a parade, fireworks, and more. Arts and crafts, antiques, and collectibles will be featured at this event. Thursday, July 4th; free. 7 a.m.–3 p.m., at Clifton Heights Field

Ridley Park Annual Fireworks @ Ridley Park Lake

The borough of Ridley Park’s annual firework display will take place at dusk. Saturday, July 6th; free. Fireworks begin at dusk, at Ridley Lake Park

Upper Darby Concert and Fireworks @ Upper Darby High School
Upper Darby Township will host their annual fireworks show the day before America’s birthday at the Upper Darby High School Memorial Stadium. There will be a musical performance featuring the region’s favorite party band, Chico’s Vibe! Tickets prices are $5 and the gates will open at 7 p.m.

Montgomery County Fireworks and Fourth of July Events

4th of July Celebration @ Skippack Village

Join Skippack Village at the parade down Skippack Pike, barbecue at Parc Bistro, and watch a spectacular display of nighttime fireworks in Palmer Park. Thursday, July 4th; free, with food for purchase. Fireworks at dusk, at Skippack Village

July 4th Carnival and Fireworks @ Narberth

Join Narberth at their annual Independence Day Carnival for food, games, contests, and parades. Later on, go to Narberth Playground to hear music by the Zing Kings, and watch a dazzling fireworks display. Thursday, July 4th; free. Fireworks at dusk, at Narberth Playground

Independence Day Concert & Fireworks @ Lower Providence

Lounge on the grass and listen to live music before watching fireworks light up the sky. Thursday, July 4th; free. 6:30 p.m., at Eagleville Park

Glenside’s July 4th Independence Day Celebration @ Glenside

Kick off your 4th of July celebration at 4:00 p.m. at the “Grand, Glorious, Patriotic” Parade begins its march through the streets of Glenside. Then, as night falls, watch as fireworks explode over the Abington Senior High and Middle School. Thursday, July 4th; free. Fireworks after dark, at Abington Junior and Senior High Schools

July Fireworks @ Conshohocken

Can’t wait to celebrate? Join Conshohocken at their epic July 3rd fireworks show. Come to Sutcliffe Park a few hours early for music, food, and fun. Wednesday, July 3rd; free. Fireworks begin at 9:45 p.m., at Sutcliffe Park

Fourth of July Parade and Festivals @ Norristown

There will be an epic block party starting on Main Street, fully equipped with live music, fun activities, food, and craft vendors. Norristown will also be bringing back the Elmwood Park outdoor concert and concluding its full day of festivities with spectacular fireworks. Thursday, July 4th; free. Events from 10:30 a.m. until dusk, at Main Street (from DeKalb to Arch Street) for the block party, and Elmwood Park for the concert and fireworks

Jersey Shore Fireworks and Fourth of July Events

Fireworks at the Ocean City Music Pier. Photo via

4th of July Celebration @ Ocean City

This year, Ocean City will be starting their 4th of July celebration with two morning bike parades. Then, at 7:00 p.m., the kite-flying competition will take place, followed by entertainment and fireworks. Thursday, July 4th; free. Fireworks at 9 p.m., at Ocean City Music Pier

4th of July Fireworks @ Atlantic City

For all those fireworks fanatics out there, Atlantic City will be offering two separate fireworks shows this 4th of July. Both the Borgata Hotel and the Tropicana Resort will be putting on a dazzling display of fireworks that people can enjoy from the beach and boardwalk. Thursday, July 4th; free. Borgata fireworks at 9 p.m. and Tropicana fireworks at 10 p.m., at the Atlantic City beach and boardwalk

4th of July Parades and Fireworks @ Wildwood

Both the Independence Day Family Parade and the Patriotic Pooch Parade will be taking over Wildwood at 9:00 a.m. this 4th of July (prizes will be awarded to the best-dressed dogs). Later on, after the sun sets, head to the Wildwood boardwalk for an unforgettable fireworks show. Thursday, July 4th; free. Fireworks at 10 p.m., at Wildwood

4th of July Fireworks @ Cape May

Watch from the beach or promenade as fireworks light up the Cape May sky. Thursday, July 4th; free. Fireworks begin at dark, at Cape May beach

4th of July Concert and Fireworks @ Sea Isle

Sea Isle will kick off this July 4th with the Patriot Brass Ensemble Concert, directly followed by a sensational fireworks display. Thursday, July 4th; free. Fireworks at 9 p.m., at St. Beach

4th of July Celebration @ Avalon

Not sure what you’re looking for? No need to fret — Avalon has it all: field games in the morning, a variety of fun evening festivities (including the 7:00 p.m. Bay-Atlantic Symphony Concert), and, to top it all off, nighttime fireworks set to patriotic music. Thursday, July 4th; free. Begins with the parade at 11:30 a.m. and ends with fireworks at 8:45 p.m., at Avalon Beach

Independence Day Fireworks @ Point Pleasant

Point Pleasant’s memorable beachside fireworks show will start as soon as the sun goes down. Thursday, July 4th; free. Fireworks at 9 p.m., at Jenkinson’s Boardwalk

4th of July Parade and Fireworks @ Long Beach Island

Spend your evening down at Long Beach Boulevard and head to

Bay Village to watch an exciting display of colorful fireworks. Thursday, July 4th; free. Fireworks begin at 9 p.m., at 9th and Bay Avenue

South Jersey Fireworks and Fourth of July Events

Festival goers at the Camden County Freedom Festival in 2017. Photo via Facebook/Camden County Government

Battleship New Jersey @ Battleship N.J. Deck

Everyone is invited to watch the fireworks on the deck of the Battleship New Jersey. This event will feature music, food, face-painting, and more. Thursday, July 4th; $10 donation per person. Event starts at 7 p.m. with fireworks at 9:30 p.m., at Battleship New Jersey Deck

Haddonfield’s Yankee Doodle Do @ Downtown Haddonfield

The Yankee Doodle Do Parade begins at 10 a.m on Thursday, July 4th. And beginning at 6 p.m., downtown will be filled with live music, food, and more, with fireworks lighting up the sky around 9:20 p.m. Wednesday, July 3rd; free. All-day event, at Downtown Haddonfield

Medford Township Fireworks @ Freedom Park

Festivities start at 6 p.m. followed by fireworks at dusk. The rain date for this event is Friday, July 5th. Wednesday, July 3rd; free. Fireworks at dusk, at Freedom Park

Paulsboro Chamber 4th of July Parade @ Paulsboro Plaza

The parade begins at the Paulsboro Plaza parking lot and ends at Paulsboro High School. The theme of this year’s parade is “What is Great about Paulsboro.” There is no rain date for this event. Thursday, July 4th; free. Parade begins at 10 a.m., at Paulsboro Plaza

Camden County’s Freedom Festival @ Wiggins Waterfront Park

The festival begins at 5 p.m. with a salute to our veterans, followed by the UCC Royal Brass Band taking the stage at 6:30 p.m. with spectacular fireworks show at 9:30 p.m., Thursday, July 4th; free, at Wiggins Waterfront Park

Evesham Township Independence Day Celebration @ Cherokee High School

The celebration begins at 11:30 a.m. with a parade. Cherokee High School will open up at 7 p.m. and the fireworks will begin at 9:30 p.m., Thursday, July 4th; free. All-day event, at Cherokee High School

Annual Fourth of July Bike Parade @ Collingswood High School

Attendees will have the opportunity to decorate their bikes before taking a community bike ride for the Annual Fourth of July Bike Parade. TO THE MAX will take the stage at 6:30 p.m. followed by a fireworks display. Thursday, July 4th; free. All-day event, at Collingswood High School

Chester County Fireworks and Fourth of July Events

Attendees at Good Neighbor Day in Downingtown. Photo via Facebook/Downingtown Good Neighbor Day

Freedom Fest @ Nottingham County Park

Celebrate Independence Day on a weekend at the park with Herr’s sample snacks, a live rock concert, and a big spinny contraption called an Orbotron! Saturday, June 29th; free. Gates open at 6 p.m. with fireworks at dusk, at 150 Park Road in Nottingham

Fireworks and Fountain Show @ Longwood Gardens

Love Tom Petty, Whitney Houston, or Bruce Springsteen? BYO chair and celebrate by listening to music and watching this mesmerizing firework and fountain show. Wednesday, July 3rd; $21–48. Firework and fountain show starting at 9:15 p.m., at Kennett Square, 1001 Longwood Road

Good Neighbor Day @ Downingtown

Downingtown’s annual Good Neighbor Day kicks off with their Run For Life 5K Freedom run and walk at 8:00 a.m. After you work up an appetite, relax with food, carnival rides, games, and music before the big fireworks show. Thursday, July 4th; $20 for race registration. Fireworks at dusk, at Kerr Park, 1 Park Lane

Tredyffrin Township’s 4th of July Celebration @ Wilson Farm Park

Have other plans during the day but don’t want to miss the fireworks? Bring a picnic or enjoy the vendors with the family for a live performance from the Chester County Band before the show. Thursday, July 4th; free. Fireworks at dusk, at 500 Lee Road in Wayne

Independence Day @ Friendship Field in Phoenixville

Bring a chair to Friendship Field to see the show, complete with fresh french fries and water ice. Thursday, July 4th; free. Fireworks at 9:15 p.m., at Friendship Field, Fillmore St. in Phoenixville

4th of July Celebration @ Long’s Park Amphitheater in Lancaster

Listen to the United States Army Band’s patriotic concert, complete with grass, vendors, and fireworks. Sunday, June 30th; free. Fireworks at dusk, at US-30 & Harrisburg Pike in Lancaster

4th of July Celebration @ Ephrata

This Independence Day celebration kicks off with the annual Ephrata Firecracker Five-Mile Run, followed by live music at the Lincoln Heights Outdoor Recreation Area while your kids ride ponies and play games. Thursday, July 4th; free. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m., at Lincoln Heights Outdoor Recreation Area, Joann Avenue

July 4th Community Picnic in the Park @ Valley Forge

Learn about the birth of our nation at Valley Forge’s Community Picnic in the Park. This annual event offers interactive demonstrations, guided tours, and historical games, complete with music and a cookout. Thursday, July 4th; free. Festivities start at 11 a.m., at 1400 N. Outer Line Drive, King of Prussia

Bucks County Fireworks and Fourth of July Events

Fireworks over Sesame Place. Photo via Twitter/SesamePlace

C is for Celebrate: 4th of July @ Sesame Place

Let your little kiddies interact with Elmo and Cookie Monster this Independence Day. Fireworks start immediately following an evening performance of the Neighborhood Street Party Night Parade. Thursday, July 4th; $60. Fireworks at 9 p.m., at 100 Sesame Road, Langhorne

Independence Day Celebration @ Washington Crossing Historic Park

Washington Crossing Historic Park is hosting several fun events to celebrate America’s independence. You can watch live historians demonstrate their crafts, tour historical buildings, and afterward hear the readings of the Declaration of Independence starting at 12:30 p.m. But, if you want the celebration to keep on going- you can join the Colonial Free Tours on the 5th and see the Revolutionary Car Show on Saturday, July 6th at 10 a.m. Admission to the event is $8 for adults age 12 and over, and $4 for children ages 5-11 for 4th of July admission. Each day’s celebrations begin between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m., at 1112 River Road, Washington Crossing

Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration @ Fonthill Castle

Races, a children’s bike decoration parade, watermelon-eating contests, oh my! Fonthill Castle’s got the perfect line up for a patriotic day filled with family fun. Thursday, July 4th; $5 for ages 16 and up. Festivities start at 12 p.m., at 525 E Court St in Doylestown

July 4th Southampton Day @ Southampton

Parades and the flag-raising ceremony start off the morning for this year’s Southampton Day, later featuring country fair activities, two concerts, games, rides, fireworks, and lots and lots of bingo. Thursday, July 4th; $3. Fireworks at 9:35 p.m., at Klinger Middle School, 1415 2nd Street Pike

Veteran’s Memorial Park 4th of July Parade @ Middletown

There’s no such thing as overdressed for this parade event! Decorate your bikes, wagons, strollers, and floats for a promenade down Trenton Road to Twin Oaks Park. Thursday, July 4th; free with registration. Parade starts at 9 a.m., at 700 Veterans Highway, Levittown

Reporting by Tanjeen Twinkle, Isabel Soisson, Josie Sepel, and Thalia Geiger.