2018 Delaware County & Philadelphia PA Independence Day Fireworks, Parades, Festivities and Celebrations

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Delaware County and Philadelphia PA Area Independence Day Celebrations and Fun

Philadelphia Welcome America Celebration
June 28th – July 4th
See Full lists of Events and Schedule HERE

Tuesday July 3, 2018

Aldan is celebrating its 125th birthday on July 3rd
Tuesday July 3rd
6 PM
at Woodlawn Ave Soccer Field
Aldan Borough is celebration it’s 125th Anniversary with a concert featuring the Sensational Soul Cruisers.  Dancing shoes required and bring your appetite, their will be a food court and beer garden with 7 local establishments.
Details HERE

Bethel Township
Fireworks
Tuesday, July 3rd
at Dusk (approx 8:30 PM)
at Bethel Springs Elementary School
Raindate July 5th
Details HERE and HERE

Norwood
Fireworks
Tuesday, July 3rd
Norwood Lower Park
at Dusk
Details HERE

Upper Darby
Concert and Fireworks
Tuesday July 3rd 
Gates open 7 PM – Fireworks 9:15 PM
at Upper Darby High School field
featuring Chicco’s Vibe
$4 admission, children under 5 are free
Gates open 7:15 PM
Raindate Friday, July 6
Details HERE

Free: POPS on Independence
Tuesday July 3rd
7 PM – 9 PM
at Independence Hall in Philadelphia
With the backdrop of Independence Hall, the 65-piece Philly POPS orchestra, led by Todd Ellison, will perform a patriotic, entertaining show. POPS on Independence has become a Philadelphia tradition enjoyed by 15,000 locals and visitors each year.
Starring in POPS on Independence will be Tony and Grammy winner, R&B hitmaker, and international singing sensation Heather Headley! Heather’s July 3 performance will preview a one-night-only show on October 12: The Philly POPS presents Heather Headley’s Broadway My Way. Heather is the original Nala from The Lion King on Broadway, the Tony-winning star of Aida and the Laurence Olivier Award nominee for her star turn in ​The Bodyguard musical. She has recently toured with Andrea Bocelli — POPS audiences saw her last December at the Wells Fargo Center.
As the POPS celebrates its 40th Anniversary, POPS on Independence and the 2018-19 concert season is dedicated to Philadelphia musicians, moments from the last 40 years of the POPS, and the magic that is American pop music. July 3’s show will feature songs that have connections to POPS history and that showcase artists and music with Philly roots, such as Curtis Institute graduate Leonard Bernstein whose centenary is currently being celebrated worldwide and right on Independence Mall with the National Museum of American Jewish History’s The Power of Music exhibit.
Details HERE

Sesame Place
Fireworks
Tuesday July 3rd &
Wednesday July 4th
9:25 PM
Details, tickets and pricing HERE

Wednesday July 4, 2018

Independence Day at National Museum of American Jewish History
Wednesday July 4th
10 AM – 5 PM
FREE
Come celebrate Independence Day with NMAJH! Explore how our leaders impacted American history, American society, and the American Jewish Community. Explore an original letter written by George Washington to the Jewish Community of Newport, Rhode Island, and enjoy interactive gallery talks, story time, and Independence Day arts and crafts projects. All ages are welcome.
Details HERE

July 4th Community Picnic in the Park at Valley Forge National Historic Park
Wednesday July 4th
11 AM – 4 PM
Celebrate our nation’s independence with blackpowder demonstrations, historical games, an All-American cook-out, music, and more! Meet one of the founding fathers and sign the Declaration of Independence. Learn about the birth of the nation and the pivotal role the Valley Forge Encampment played in securing our freedom from Great Britain.
This event is free and open to the public, with food available for purchase
Details HERE and HERE

A Fourth of July Celebration and Picnic at Colonial Plantation
Wednsday, July 4th
Time – 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM Last admit at 3:00
Admission is $10.00 for adults and $6.00 for children (ages 4 to 12). Children under 4 are free.
Details HERE

Independence Day at Diggerland
Wednesday July 4th
10 AM – 6 PM
100 Pinedge Dr, West Berlin, NJ
What is more American than operating the very machinery that built this great country? Drive, ride and operate REAL heavy machinery with us to celebrate Independence Day!
Come join D-Rex & Daisy as they celebrate their 5th birthdays and the 242nd birthday of our nation!
Enjoy these exciting events:
-All you can enjoy BBQ from 12:00 until 2:00 pm for just $16.95 per person. Enjoy Grilled Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Cole Slaw, Potato Salad, Mixed Green Salad, Mac N Cheese, Baked Beans, Dessert, and Beverages.
-Daisy and Digger meet and greet DANCE PARTY!
-Special showing of our famous Stunt Show featuring Maintenance Mike and Junkyard Josh!
Save Online: Use the promo code 4JULY18 to save $5 on July 4th for online over 42″ day tickets or dig as often as you want all season long and save with a Season Pass!
Details HERE

The United States of America’s Independence Day Parade
Wednesday July 4th
11 AM – 12:45 PM
S 5th St & Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA
This is a parade that you do not want to miss! It is the perfect display of the Constitution on parade and features a wide range of groups and floats from seven different states including Maine, Tennessee, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. The United States Of America’s Independence Day Parade is and always will be the premier Independence Day Parade in the Nation, as it is the ONLY Independence Day Parade to process in front of where our Nation was born 242 years ago – INDEPENDENCE HALL! This parade is quite unique as it is a moving display of the “Canvas of America”, featuring a wide range of Americans parading in celebration of our Nation’s Birthday! This year, the parade will begin at 11:00 AM at 5th and Chestnut Streets and will travel West on Chestnut Street to 9th Street where it will turn right onto 9th Street and travel to Market Street. The parade will then turn right onto Market Street, continue to Front Street and end on Front and Chestnut Streets.
Details HERE

7th Annual Birthday Party at the Independence Visitor Center
Wednesday July 4th
1 PM – 2 PM
at Independence Visitors’ Center, 599 Market Street, Philadelphia PA
A spectacular five-tier cake will be decorated and 2,500 cupcakes displayed in the shape of an American flag at the Visitor Center throughout the morning starting at 9:00 a.m. prior to the birthday celebration on Wednesday, July 4 at 1:00 p.m. When decoration of the cake is complete at 1:00 p.m., Betsy Ross will lead the crowd in singing “Happy Birthday” accompanied by a fife and drum and cut the cake to celebrate our nation’s 242nd birthday. Termini Bros. Bakery will then give away the cake and cupcakes to the public for FREE. Be sure to stop by right after the parade! First come, first served.
Details HERE

Party on the Parkway with FREE Concert featuring PITBULL
Wednesday July 4th
12 PM – 10 PM
Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia
Celebrate the 4thof the July on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Throughout the afternoon and into the evening there will be plenty to do for you and your family! Come early for food, fun, and FREE entertainment for all ages. Featuring a packed schedule of musical performances, food trucks, craft beer gardens, games, a zip-line and a kid’s zone. As you make your way down the parkway make sure to check out all of our great sponsors who made this year’s festival possible! Who knows… you may even get some free stuff! Stick around for the biggest fireworks show in a decade and Philadelphia’s largest FREE concert featuring Pitbull!!
Details HERE

Aldan
Parade & Festivities
Wednesday July 4th 
11:00 AM
Details HERE

Ardmore
Parade
Wednesday July 4th
10 AM
Depart from Chestnutwold Elementary at 10am, up Morris Rd, ending at Elwell Field
Come on out on the 4th!  Our bike parade will leave from Chestnutwold Elementary at 10:00am and end up at Elwell Field, where the festivities will begin with a “best-decorated” bike/stroller/wagon contest.  Then, if you’re hot, get under the Big Splash!  If you’re hungry, hot dogs, pretzels, water ice, baked goods, and cold drinks will be available for purchase.  Kids and adults can participate in the 40-yard dash, 3-legged race, sack race, and water balloon toss.
There is no rain date for this event.  If the weather is questionable, please check back here to verify the event’s status. 
Details HERE

Aston Township
Fireworks
Wednesday July 4th
at Dusk (Gates open 7 PM)
at Sun Valley High School
The Aston Township recreation committee will be holding their annual fourth of July fireworks celebration on Wednesday July 4th located on the Sun Valley high school athletic grounds . Gates open at 7 PM with a DJ and to get a good seat,
The Sun Valley Band will be selling light refreshments throughout the evening. Stop by their tent near the softball fields. Or, flag down one of the many wagons they’ll have out in the fields all over Sun Valley and Northley! Support these GREAT kids!
Fireworks show starts at 9:15 PM Free to get in but donations to park at the Aston Fire department grounds .
Incase of bad weather please keep updated for a rain date.
Details HERE

Bala Cynwyd
Wednesday July 4th
Parade & Festivities
starting at 9:30 AM
Parade Route, festivities and details HERE

Chester 
Wednesday July 4th
at Chester Park
Music Begins at 5 PM
Fireworks at Dusk ( approx 9 PM)
(Thanks, Todd B!)

Clifton Heights
Wednesday July 4th
9AM – 2PM Vendor Event (on Clifton Field)
Parade
10 AM
Beginning at East Broadway and Maple avenues
11 AM Parade Award Presentations (on Clifton Field)
Fireworks
Dusk (approx 9:15 PM)
at the Athletic Field
$6 per person admission (ages 3 & under are FREE)
Parking $5 per car
Details HERE

Collingdale
Wednesday July 4th
Parade
9 AM
Celebrate the birth of our nation along with the Aqua String Band, community groups, and watch the kids make their way down mac Dade Blvd. Special guests 100 year old WW2 veteran Joe Pasaretti.
Festivities – Collingdale Park
10 AM – 2 PM
Field games, waterslides, moon bounces, trackless train, adult horseshoe tournament, children’s parade, Kids art fair, and much more.
Details HERE

Garrett Hill – Rosemont 4th of July Parade
Wednesday July 4th
at Clem Macrone Park Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
Opening ceremonies will be held at the corner of Conestoga and Williams Rd at 10:45 a.m
If you would like to register your child’s bike or small float in the parade, registration is from 9:30a.m. – 10:00, with judging to begin at 10:00a.m.
Typically, the parade takes about an hour from the time the parade starts to when it ends at Clem Macrone.  However, the festivities continue until 2:00p.m. at the park, where there will be food, beverages and entertainment for the entire family!
Details HERE

Glenolden
Parade & Activities
Wednesday July 4th
The parade begins in the Wells Fargo parking lot at Mac Dade Blvd and Ashland Ave. Participants may begin to lineup starting at 9:30 a.m. Parade time is 10:30.  The baby parade will start at Scott and Knowles Aves, and follow the main parade shortly after 11.
Join at Glenolden Park at the conclusion of the parade for patriotic ceremonies followed by food and fun in the park. We will have music by DJ Jim Kelly, bounce houses, face painting, balloon animals, raffles, trackless train rides, and games with prizes for the kids (and a few adults).
This year there will also be a dunk tank! Word is a few local youth club coaches, teachers, and even some politicians may get in.
Food sales will benefit Boy Scout Troop 44. Free water ice will be available while supplies last.
Rain date is July 7th.
Details HERE

July 4th Celebration at the Grange
Wednesday July 4th
9:30 AM
at Grange Field, 701 Grove Pl, Havertown PA
Decorate your bikes for the 9:30am parade, 10:00 – noon will be relay races, balloon animals, fire truck rides and the usual patriotic celebration! Twenty dollars per family is requested.
Details HERE

Havertown – Hilltop Civic Association Independence Day Parade & Celebration
Wednesday July 4th
9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Parade & Celebration
Bon Air Fire Company & Steel Field
The party kicks off at 9:30 a.m. with a celebration and parade from Bon Air Fire Company to Hilltop/Steel Field. Who doesn’t love a parade?
Once there, we have our traditional Veterans recognition ceremony; then we hand out the awards for the best of the best (decorated bikes, wagons, scooters, etc.)
We also have plenty of activities, races, snacks for the kids (and adults!) and a letter station to write to our soldiers abroad.
Details HERE

Lansdowne
Parade and Festivities
Wednesday July 4th
9:00 AM Parade starts at East Greenwood & Wycombe Avenues
Fireworks
9 PM
Details and Fireworks ticket info HERE

Leedom
4th of July Parade & Family Fun 
Wednesday, July 4th
9:00 am – Boy & Girl Scouts Raising of Flag at Rodney Road Island / 9:15-9:30 am – Parade Line-up begins at Leedom Elementary School / 9:45 am – Voting for ‘Bike Decorating Contest’ / 10:00 am – Parade start
Parade 
Start: Leedom Elementary School (620 E. Chester Pike – Ridley Park, PA 19078) / Right out of Leedom Elementary School parking lot onto Chester Pike; Right onto Rodney Road to Darby Road; Right on Darby Road; Straight onto Stoneyhill Road; Right on Bridge Road to Hoffman Road; Left of Hoffman Road to Acres Drive; Left on Acres Drive to Haller Road; Right on Haller Road to West Ross Place; Left on West Ross Place to Clymer Lane; Right on Clymer Lane to Darby Road; Left on Darby Road to Rodney Road entrance to Leedom Community Center. / End: Leedom Community Center (Rodney & Darby Roads – Ridley Park, PA 19078)
Family Fun Picnic
11:00 am – Approximate start time. Raising of the Flag by Boy & Girl Scouts / Pledge of Allegiance / National Anthem / Taps / Words of Welcome from Special Guests / Prizes awarded for Bike Decorating Contest
11:30 am – Food / Music Starts / Fun & Games: Face Painting, Moon Bounce and Obstacle Course, Organized Games/Prizes, Leedom Fire Company, Raffle Baskets, Bake Sale, Shirt Sales, Cotton Candy, Mister Softee & more!
1:00pm – Activities will continue until this approximate time
Details and schedule HERE

Llanerch
Llanerch Civic Assoc. 4th of July Parade
Wednesday, July 4th
9:45 AM – 11 AM
Get your bikes, scooters, wagons and strollers ready!
The Annual Llanerch Civic Assoc. 4th of July Parade is coming….
WHERE: Parade leaves from the Llanerch Fire House parking lot
We will parade through the neighborhood ending at Llanerch Park for refreshments and patriotism
EVERYONE is invited!
All children must be accompanied by an adult. Decorate your bicycles, scooters, strollers and even your dog!
Details HERE

Marple Newtown
Parade
Wednesday July 4th
10:00 AM
The parade steps off from St Albans Circle in Newtown Square and goes down West Chester Pike and ends at Malin Rd and the Broomall Fire House
Raindate Saturday July 7th
Details HERE and HERE

Media
Media Recreation Board Annual Independence Day Celebration
Wednesday July 4th
10am-12pm
Food, fun, and entertainment.
Live performance by Silly Joe.
There will be a water slide, and games for the kids.
There will also be a bike decorating contest for those that wish to participate.
Details HERE

Narberth
Morning Festivties
Wednesday July 4th
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
at Narberth Playground
Fireworks
at dusk
Details HERE

Norwood
Parade
Wednesday July 4th
Assemble at 8 AM for judging before parade
8:30 AM Parade
Activities at Kugler Park following Parade
Details HERE and HERE

Penn Wynne
Wednesday July 4th
Parade & Festivities
starting at 9:30 AM (Parade Judging)
Parade at 10 AM
then Food, Games and Entertainment until 1 PM
Rain Date July 8th
Parade Route, Festivities info and more info HERE

Prospect Park
Parade and Festivities
Wednesday July 4th
Parade starts 8:30 AM
Festivities and music following in Park Square
Details and parade route info HERE and HERE

Radnor
Garrett Hill Parade
Wednesday July 4th 
Details and schedule HERE
Fireworks
Wednesday July 4th 
at Radnor High School
at dusk, gates open 6:30 PM
Raindate Saturday July 8th
Details and Gate Donation info HERE

Rutledge
Parade & Festivities
Wednesday July 4th
9:30 AM
Beginning at Borough Hall
Ending at Triangle Park with festivities
Details HERE

Springfield
Wednesday July 4th
Parade 
9 AM
Beginning at Springfield High School
Activities and Games Begin at 10 AM at Veterans Memorial Park
Free ice cream, free balloons, concert, field events, pony rides, face painting, kiddie bounce, clown, juggler and more
Details HERE

Thornbury
Parade
Wednesday July 4th
9:30 AM
Bethlehem United Methodist Church to Thornbury Park
Details HERE

Upland
4th of July Festivities
Wednesday July 4th
11 AM – 2 PM
at Bristol Lord Field (located at 6th & Main Streets).
Please note that you must be a current resident of the borough to participate.
Please join us for FREE hot dogs, chips, soft pretzels, water ice, candy and drinks! Entertainment will include a DJ, Face Painting and games!
Details HERE

Upper Merion
4th of July Celebration
Wednesday July 4th
3 PM
Heuser Park Dr, King of Prussia, PA 19406
The day kicks off with a carnival, full of family fun for everyone, and is followed by a fabulous concert for all ages. Fireworks start at dusk, so be sure to bring your blankets and lawn chairs. Plus, enjoy food samples and our popular beer garden.
Fireworks: 
at Dusk
Details HERE 

Adventure Aquarium – Independence Day Splash
Wednesday July 4th 5 PM – 9 PM
Celebrate America’s birthday with extended hours (we’re open until 9 PM), special programming and a DJ dance party. Then end the night with fireworks along the Camden Waterfront at 9:30 PM.
Details, tickets and pricing HERE

Movie Under the Stars on July 4th: The Princess Bride
Wednesday July 4th
8:45 PM – 11 PM
at Glen Providence Park in Media PA
Home for July 4th? Spend it in Media! Start the day at Barrall Field forMedia Recreation Board’s annual Independence Day Celebration from 10am-12noon. End the day at Glen Providence Park for a Movie Under the Stars!
Starts at dusk (arrive by 8:45pm)
Glen Providence Park sledding hill, W. State St., Media
Rain date Saturday, July 7
Free & family-friendly 🙂
Opening with comedic shorts from the Media Film Festival, followed by the cult classic romantic comedy and adventure, The Princess Bride! Bring a blanket or chair and brush up on your favorite quotes from the film.
You can dine first in Media, come after your July 4th BBQ, or bring a picnic to the park… As You Wish! The thought of missing this Movie Under the Stars? Inconceivable.
Rated PG. Feature film is 98 minutes. Free, with all-American apple pie from Linvilla Orchards & ice cream from Scooped Ice Cream & Gelato for purchase. County Parks rules apply, including no alcohol.
Details HERE

Wawa Welcome America Fireworks presented by NBCUniversal and Pyrotecnico
Wednesday, July 4th 9:30 p.m. over the Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Sesame Place
Fireworks
Tuesday July 3rd &
Wednesday July 4th
9:25 PM – 9:35 PM
Details, tickets and pricing HERE

Saturday July 7, 2018

Ridley Park Car Show
Saturday July 7th
11 AM
at Ridley Lake
Vehicle entry fee $10
Free for spectators. 
Enjoy a fun filled day with a car show, food, music and finish off the night with spectacular fireworks display.
Details HERE

Ridley Park Fireworks
Saturday, July 7th
Fireworks at Dusk (approx 9 PM)
Ridley Lake
Details HERE



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