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Fourth of July Around Philadelphia: The Ultimate Celebration Guide

Whether you're looking to watch fireworks or find something for the whole family, we've got you covered.


Wawa Welcome America Fireworks. Photo via Instagram/july4thphilly

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 28th–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

Phillies XFINITY Fireworks @ Citizens Bank Park

The Philadelphia Phillies will host their annual fireworks show following two games against the Washingtion Nationals. Friday, June 29th, and Saturday, June 30th; ticket prices vary. Fireworks 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 Band returns to Penn’s Landing this year to play a free concert followed by a spectacular fireworks display. Saturday, June 30th; free. Concert begins at 8 p.m., fireworks at 9:30 p.m., 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, Broadway star Heather Headley, and Philly native Justin Hopkins. Tuesday, July 3rd; free. Concert from 7 p.m. to 9 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. Wednesday, July 4th; free. Ceremony begins at 10 a.m. at Independence Hall, 520 Chestnut Street

The United States of America’s 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. Wednesday, July 4th; free. Parade begins at 5th and Chestnut streets at 11 a.m., proceeds west on Chestnut to 9th, turns north on 9th to Market, continues east on Market, and ends at Front and Chestnut streets

Runners at the Broomall Firecracker 5K in 2016. Photo via Facebook/Firecracker 5K

Delaware County Fireworks and Fourth of July Events

YachtStock Riverjam Fireworks @ Governor Printz Park

Join the Tinicum township for a fireworks display following the all-day festival that will feature music, food, and more. Saturday, June 30th; fireworks free. Tickets for the festival are $20 to $30 for adults and $7.99 to $12 for children, depending on when they are purchased. Noon to 10 p.m., at Governor Printz Park, 500 West 2nd Street

Bethel Township Independence Day Fireworks @ Bethel Springs Elementary School

Bethel Township will host their annual fireworks display the day before America’s birthday. Tuesday, 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. Wednesday, 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. Wednesday, July 4th; free. Parade begins at 9 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. Wednesday, 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. Wednesday, July 4th; free. 7 a.m.–3 p.m., at Clifton Heights Field

Aston Township 4th of July @ Sun Valley High School Athletic Fields

Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy Aston township’s fireworks display at the end of the day on July 4th. The state champion Sun Valley High School Marching Vanguards will be manning the concession stand at the high school football fields where attendees can snack and socialize. Wednesday, July 4th; free. Fireworks begin at dusk, at Sun Valley High School Athletic Fields

Ridley Park Annual Fireworks @ Ridley Park Lake

The borough of Ridley Park’s annual firework display will take place at dusk. Saturday, July 7th; free. Fireworks begin at dusk, at Ridley Park Lake

Skippack Village Fourth of July Celebration in 2017. Photo via Instagram/skippack_village

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. Wednesday, 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 Narbrook Park to hear music by the Zing Kings, and watch a dazzling fireworks display. Wednesday, July 4th; free. Fireworks at dusk, at Narbrook Park

Independence Day Concert & Fireworks @ Lower Providence

Lounge on the grass and listen to live music before watching fireworks light up the sky. Wednesday, 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. as 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. Wednesday, 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. Tuesday, July 3rd; free. Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m., at Sutcliffe Park

Fourth of July Parade and Festivals @ Norristown

Norristown’s shaking things up. This year, in addition to a new parade route, there will be an epic block party on Main Street, fully equipped with live music, fun activities, food trucks, and a beer garden. Norristown will also be bringing back the Elmwood Park outdoor concert and concluding its full day of festivities with spectacular fireworks. Wednesday, 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

Fireworks at the Ocean City Music Pier. Photo via www.ocnj.us

Jersey Shore Fireworks and Fourth of July Events

4th of July Celebration @ Ocean City

This year, Ocean City will be starting their 4th of July celebration with two morning bike parades and a pie-eating contest. Then, at 7:00 p.m., the kite-flying competition will take place, followed by entertainment and fireworks. Wednesday, 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 Casino and Resort will be putting on a dazzling display of fireworks that people can enjoy from the beach and boardwalk. Wednesday, July 4th; free. Borgata fireworks at 9:20 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 best decorated bikes and dogs). Later on, after the sun sets, head to the Wildwood boardwalk for an unforgettable fireworks show. Wednesday, 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. Wednesday, 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. Wednesday, July 4th; free. Fireworks at 9 p.m., at Excursion Park

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. Wednesday, July 4th; free. Begins with the parade at 1:30 p.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. Wednesday, July 4th; free. Fireworks at 9 p.m., at Jenkinson’s Boardwalk

4th of July Parade and Fireworks @ Long Beach Island

Spend your afternoon parading down Long Beach Boulevard and then, as it begins to grow dark, head to Taylor Avenue Park to watch an exciting display of colorful fireworks. Wednesday, July 4th; free. Fireworks begin at sunset, at Taylor Avenue Park

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

South Jersey Fireworks and Fourth of July Events

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. Tuesday, July 3rd; $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. 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. Tuesday, July 3rd; suggested $20 donation. 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 Thursday, July 5th. Tuesday, 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 “Our Lighthouse – Shining a Beacon on a Bright Future.” There is no rain date for this event. Wednesday, 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 headliner Eddie Money taking the stage at 8 p.m. with a spectacular fireworks show after. Wednesday, July 4th; free. 5–11 p.m., 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. Wednesday, 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. Wednesday, July 4th; free. All-day event, at Collingswood High School

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

Chester County Fireworks and Fourth of July Events

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, July 7th; free. Gates open at 6 p.m. with fireworks at 9:30 p.m., 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. Sunday, July 1st; $22–42. 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, 10K, and 15K) races and 5K Freedom 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. Wednesday, July 4th; $22–$33 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. Wednesday, 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. Wednesday, 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. Monday, July 2nd; 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. Wednesday, July 4th; free. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m., at Lincoln Heights Outdoor Recreation Area, Joann Ave

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. Wednesday, July 4th; free. Festivities start at 11 a.m., at 1400 N. Outer Line Drive, King of Prussia

Fireworks over Sesame Place. Photo via Twitter/SesamePlace

Bucks County Fireworks and Fourth of July Events

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. Wednesday, July 4th; $65. Fireworks at 9 p.m., at 100 Sesame Road, Langhorne

Independence Day Celebration @ Washington Crossing Historic Park

If you can’t wait for the 4th — or just want something to do on the days beforehand — you can enjoy a Revolutionary Car Show on the 1st, an Army Band concert on the 2nd, kayaking on the 3rd, and crafts and historic tours on the 4th to satiate those history-lovers. Sunday–Wednesday, July 1st–4th; $8 for 4th of July admission, $20 registration for the car show, and $5 recommended donation for kayaking. 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

Craft activities, 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. Wednesday, 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. Wednesday, July 4th; $3. Fireworks at 9:35 p.m., at Klinger Middle School, 1255 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. Wednesday, July 4th; free with registration. Parade starts at 9 a.m., at 700 Veterans Highway, Levittown


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