Philadelphia 4th of July Activities and Events

Come to Philadelphia if you seek a July Fourth filled with festivals, fireworks, entertainment and fun. Whether you’re a night-owl or a prefer the day, you are bound to find an event that sounds appealing.Spend a few minutes and take a look at this overview of the wonderful opportunities that await you as you explore your community!


  • On July 4th, join Wawa Welcome America! The multi-day party starts early, on June 25th and goes to July 4th. It features free events for all ages throughout the city, including concerts, a parade, and fireworks! For more details, click here.
  • Come enjoy a patriotic afternoon at the Let Freedom Ring event at the Liberty Bell Center July 4th. Direct descendants of the signers of the Declaration of Independence will be there to symbolically “ring” the Liberty Bell, setting off a nationwide bell ringing ceremony. To find out more, call (215) 965-2305.
  • Celebrate your independence with the “Largest Free Concert” in the country at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway! Serving as a segway into the spectacular fireworks, enjoy special performances from The Roots, Joe Jonas, Queen Latifah, and more! After the show, look to the skies for the incredible firework finale. There will be good view of the fireworks from Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Lemon Hill, Boathouse Row, Kelly Drive, Martin Luther King Drive, Schuylkill River Park, and the Baseball diamonds at 22nd and the Parkway so be sure to stake out a good spot!

No matter where you are in Philly, you can enjoy an evening or afternoon filled with fun, family, and fireworks. We hope you have a wonderful Independence Day and remember with gratitude the freedom which makes Philadelphia and the United States so special.

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