Fun Things to Do in Delaware County PA and Surrounding Areas this Weekend 7/2 – 7/5 Including Parades, Fireworks and Independence Day Weekend Fun

Fun Things to Do in Delaware County PA and Surrounding Areas this Weekend 7/2 – 7/5 Including Parades, Fireworks and Independence Day Weekend Fun

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*Please note that changes can occur at anytime to any of these events due to safety regulations and Social Distancing precautions or weather. Be sure to check with each venue and keep up to date on their social media pages for updates, changes, closures and more. Also be sure to check individual pages **

Looking for places to walk or hike? Check out our round up of Delaware County PA and Surrounding Area Trails, Parks and Places to Walk and Hike HERE

Check out all of the fun events, concerts, free museum admissions, fireworks and more happening around Philly during WAWA Welcome America 2021 HERE

  • Norwood PA Independence Day Parade and Fireworks Saturday July 3rd Parade starts at 8:30 AM at the high school; Fireworks at dusk in Lower Park Details HERE
  • Springfield PA Fourth Of July Parade Saturday July 3rd 9 AM starting at Rolling Rd and Leamy Ave to Saxer Ave to Springfield Rd. Details HERE
  • Lansdowne Fourth of July Parade Saturday July 3rd 9 AM – 12 PM (Rain Date July 5th 9am) Details HERE
  • Nature Tots at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum Saturday July 3rd 10 AM – 11 AM Nature Tots are back at the refuge! Children ages 3-5 and an adult are invited to explore nature with a refuge ranger! Participants will enjoy story-times, crafts, hikes, and more! Registration is required. Please pre-register for Nature Tots, by sending a quick email to, so that we know to expect you. Like all refuge activities, this event is FREE!” Details HERE
  • Red, White and True Blue Bakery & Artisan Market Artisan Exchange Saturday July 3rd 10 AM – 1 PM 208 Carter Drive Suite 13B West Chester, PA Details, menu and list of vendors HERE
  • Garrett Hill 4th of July Parade Saturday July 3rd 10:45 AM This year’s parade will begin and end at the Rosemont Business Campus Details HERE and HERE
  • Aldan 4th of July Parade Saturday July 3rd 11 AM Parade Route:  East on Providence Road to Elm Avenue; South on Elm Avenue to Magnolia Avenue; West on Magnolia Avenue to Sycamore Avenue; North on Sycamore Avenue to Ballfields at James R Hopely Athletic Complex. Details HERE
  • Betsy Ross Strolls Suburban Square Saturday July 3rd 2 PM – 5 PM “We’ve all heard of her, but Suburban Square’s favorite drag performer, Eric Jaffe,  promises to deliver a persona never seen before!   Drag Betsy Ross will stroll the Square to celebrate the 245th anniversary of the sealing of the Declaration of Independence.” Details HERE
  • Come and be greeted by a Fife and Drum Ensemble at Suburban Square Saturday July 3rd 2 PM – 5 PM A whole lot of fun and educational too!  This group of musicians perform late 18th-century music that would have been performed by a military corps of music during the Revolutionary War.” Details HERE
  • BBQ Farm Day at Thornbury CSA Saturday July 3rd 4 PM – 9 PM 1256 Thornbury Rd West Chester PA Join on the farm for great family music By “Rose Wood” 4-5 and “Consider This” from 5:30 to 9 PM
    Locust Lane and South Bound BBQ will make this an awesome day! Fresh produce and goodies in the market! Details HERE
  • Ridley Park Borough’s Annual Fireworks Saturday July 3rd at dusk W Ridley Ave, Ridley Park, PA Details HERE
  • Bethel Township Annual Fireworks Saturday July 3rd at dusk at Bethel Springs Elementary School 3280 Foulk Road, Garnet Valley, PA  The rain date for this event is Monday, July 5th Details HERE
  • Conshohocken July 3rd Fireworks Display Saturday July 3rd 9:30 PM Sutcliffe Park and surrounding areas will be closed to the public during the event Details HERE
  • Pennsylvania Fish For Free Day Sunday July 4th Fish-for-Free Days allow anyone (resident or non-resident) to legally fish on Pennsylvania waterways on the designated days with NO FISHING LICENSE REQUIRED (Trout/Salmon and Lake Erie permits are also NOT required). All other fishing regulations still apply.” Details HERE
  • Llanerch Civic Association 2021 4th of July Parade Sunday July 4th 9:45 AM – 11 AM Get your bikes, scooters, wagons and strollers ready! The Annual Llanerch Civic Association 4th of July Parade is happening! Parade leaves from the Llanerch Fire House parking lot. Parade through the neighborhood ending at Llanerch Park (entering from Moewyn Road) 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
  • The 4th at the Fort Sunday July 4th 10 AM – 4 PM at Fort Mifflin Celebrate American Independence at an intact Revolutionary War battlefield! Learn the story of the greatest bombardment of the American Revolution during guided tours, enjoy musket and cannon demonstrations and Revolutionary War Soldier Life display and demonstrations. Special surprises! BUCKET LIST OPPORTUNITY! Fire our signal cannon on top of the wall! $20 donation applies.
    BYO picnic to enjoy in the shaded, riverfront picnic area. Reserve a picnic table ($10, BY JULY 2) to assure social distancing with patriotic table covering and garbage bag provided. Unreserved tables are first come, first served.” Details and ticket info HERE
  • PECO FREE First Sunday Family Day: JOY at the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia Sunday July 4th 10 AM – 4 PM Registration required. Details and registration info HERE
  • Clifton Heights 4th of July Festivities & Fireworks Sunday July 4th 9 AM – 2 PM – Vendor Event, 10 AM – Parade, 7 PM – Gates Open for Fireworks, 9:30 PM (Rain Date for Fireworks July 5th) Fireworks Details, Fireworks tickets and parking info and more HERE
  • Media PA Independence Day Celebration Sunday July 4th 10 AM – 12 PM “Media Recreation Board invites you to join them for their annual Independence Day Celebration on Thursday July 4 from 10am-12pm.  It is a day of 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. For more information, please contact the recreation office at 610-566-5210 x255” Details HERE
  • Fourth of July at Elmwood Park Zoo Sunday July 4th 10 AM – 5 PM “Red, White and ZOO! Kick off your Fourth of July festivities with $4.00 children admission (3 – 12 years old) and $12.95 adult admission on Sunday, July 4. Guests can enjoy themed animal meet and greets, live music, and more!” Details and ticket info HERE
  • Aston 2021 Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks Sunday July 4th beginning at 7PM at Sun Valley High School DJ will be playing beginning at 7PM. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. The show is scheduled to begin at dusk, which will be around 9:15pm. Details HERE
  • Wawa Welcome America Fireworks Spectacular Sunday July 4th  9:45 PM – 10:00 PM on the Parkway in Philadelphia Details HERE
  • Glenolden’s Fourth of July Celebration Sunday July 4th
    12:00 Noon – Parade steps off. Map of the parade route is on the FB page
    Park activities start once the parade arrives.
    DJ, music, and the scouts will be selling food, games, raffles
    12:30 (approximately): Parade arrives. Patriotic ceremony, flag raising, etc. Fun starts.
    Immediately after, the baby parade will be judged. Usually, the babies join in the parade at the corner of Scott and Knowles — so they only have to walk a block. Prizes for the top 3 winners in Cutest Baby and Best Decorated Wagon/Stroller
    1:30 Hula Hoop contest
    2:00 Potato Sack races
    2:30 Pie Eating Contest
    3:00 Raffle winners will be pulled
    All park activities are expected to wrap up by 3:30PM.
    All day events:
    – Sno Cones. Free, while supplies last.
    – Duck Pond. Parents, this is for your little ones. Pay $1, pick a duck, get a prize, keep the duck. Details HERE
  • Marple Newtown Independence Day Parade 2021 Monday July 5th 10 AM West Chester Pike from St Albans to Malin Rd Details HERE
  • Thornbury 4th of July Parade Monday July 5th 10 AM Join for games, hot dogs and water at Thornbury Park immediately following the parade. Details HERE
  • Collingdale 4th of July Celebration Monday July 5th Parade 11 AM Parade Starting at Collingdale Community Center at 11 AM Clifton Ave to Hibberd Ave ending at the Collingdale Park. 501 Jackson Ave, Parade to honor our First Responders and Health Care Workers.
    Community Picnic from 12PM to 4 PM Details HERE
  • July 4th Celebrations at Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation Saturday & Sunday July 3rd & 4th “On July 3rd and 4th, enjoy a picnic at the farm and celebrate our nation’s birthday by hearing the Declaration of Independence and witnessing the crowd’s reaction. Watch the colonials make a demonstration against the king by burning him in effigy. See the loyalist reaction to this treasonous act. You are also welcome to show your loyalty by signing the Declaration. Other activities at the farm include hearth cooking, textile demonstrations, long rifle, garden and animal talks. Visitors are welcome to bring a picnic basket lunch, a comfortable chair or blanket and enjoy the Fourth as it was celebrated years ago on a true colonial farm in Chester County. Readings will be at noon and again at 2pm.” Details and ticket info HERE
  • Red, White & Blue BBQ Bash at Peddler’s Village Saturday & Sunday July 3rd & 4th 12 PM – 5 PM Routes 202 & 263 Lahaska, Bucks County, PA Come out for a classic barbecue picnic at Peddler’s Village! From noon-5 pm., they will be serving up all-American grilled favorites and featuring live music, family entertainment, and kids’ activities. Details HERE
  • Rose Tree Park Summer Festival June 26 – August 22 1671 N. Providence Road
    Media, PA Showtime is 7:30 PM (except on July 2nd & 29th -10 AM – both Children’s shows)
    Details and list of Concerts/Entertainers HERE and HERE and HERE
  • Zoo Revue at Elmwood Park Zoo Weekends throughout the Summer Cue the music! Join us every weekend throughout the summer for live entertainment as various talented performers take the Zoo Revue stage! Our lineup includes all types of entertainment – enjoy musicians, young actors, magicians and more! All performances will take place on Saturdays and Sundays, from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM, on the stage located next to the bison feeding deck and across from Zoo Brew Beer Garden.
    Performances are free to attend with regular zoo admission.
    Details HERE and HERE
  • Friday Night unWINEd at Shady Brook Farm May 7 to September 3, 2021 Gates open at 5:30pm Music starts at 6:30pm The party’s at our place all summer long and you’re invited! Enjoy live music by amazing bands in the Festival Field every Friday evening. Bring the whole family…we’ve got lots of activities for the kiddos, lawn games, food, drinks & fun! No outside food or drinks permitted. We have several food & drink vendors located throughout the Festival Field. Kids under 24 mo. are free! See page for more info on weather and rain cancelations. Details HERE
  • The Garden Railway at Morris Arboretum opens daily May 29 through October 11. Runs weekdays 10am – 5pm and weekends 9am – 5pm “The Garden Railway display is a miniature world with a quarter mile track running through it. It features loops and tunnels, bridges and trestles and all of the small-scale buildings are created entirely of natural materials.” Details, tickets and more info HERE
  • Pick Your Own at Linvilla Orchards Pick-Your-Own is open Monday-Friday from 8AM – 4PM and Saturdays and Sundays from 8AM – 5PM.Weather and Crop Permitting. Details, pricing and ticket info HERE
  • Media Farmers Market Sundays 10 AM – 1 PM Edgmont St. between Media Elementary and Barrall Field  every Sunday from now until November from 10am to 1pm. Make sure you plan to come every week – during the growing season new items are arriving at the Market all the time! Details HERE
  • Pirates at Adventure Aquarium June 18th through July 9th 1 Riverside Drive
    Camden, NJ
    Guests will experience interactive shows, scavenger hunts, games, crafts, up-close animal talks and plenty of pirates. Details and ticket info HERE
  • Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest May 7th – September 26th 101 South Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia, PA Roller Skating, food, carnival games, rides, Carnival treats and more.  Details and advance roller skating ticket purchases HERE
  • Philadelphia Film Society Drive in at the Philadelphia Navy Yard Friday Various films throughout the weekend Admiral Peary Way &, League Island Blvd, Philadelphia, PA Movies and ticket info HERE
  • Rothman Orthopaedics Roller Rink Friday, April 30 through Sunday, June 27 Hour-long sessions will be offered to the public Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. – 8:45 p.m. and on Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. – 11:15 p.m.  The rink’s retro-inspired design will feature a checkerboard floor and market lights. A colorful installation of overhead hula-hoops – designed and fabricated by Philadelphia’s Lucky Dog Studio – will add even more whimsy to the space. Rink patrons should book sessions in advance through an online reservation system. Details, pricing and more info HERE
  • Ship Bottom Brewery Beer Garden at Linvilla Orchards Saturdays and Sundays 12 PM – 6 PM (weather dependent) Food Truck will be onsite each day, Fire Pits & Patio Heaters, Ship Bottom will have a social distance program and contact-less environment in place for your safety.  Seating will be first come first serve. Details HERE
  • The Pigeon Comes to Philadelphia! A Mo Willems Exhibit June 4th through September 12th at The Please Touch Museum 4231 Avenue of the Republic Philadelphia, PA “Visit the whimsical world of Mo Willems and his cast of lovable characters, including best friend duo Elephant and Piggie, faithful companion Knuffle Bunny and The Pigeon, the wily city bird best known for his antics in Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! Activities in the exhibition will give children the opportunity to make art that is inspired by Mo Willems and to learn about the social and emotional lives of the author’s popular characters.” Details, ticket info and list of exhibit highlights HERE
  • Adventure Aquarium Camden NJ – Advance tickets required Details HERE
  • Penn Museum Philadelphia PA – Advance tickets required – Be sure to check out their newest exhibit – Invisible Beauty: The Art of Archaelogical Science, “where you can see archaeology through an entirely new lens. It takes visitors behind-the-scenes to be a part of what happens inside the research labs — an important part of archaeological discovery — giving them a closer look (up to 26,000x closer!) at the artifacts that are on display and the innovative technology that researchers use to uncover hidden information about the past.” Details HERE
  • Franklin Institute Philadelphia PA – Crayola IDEAworks: The Creativity Exhibition February 13, 2021 – July 18, 2021- “In its exclusive, limited run in Philadelphia, the exhibition will inspire visitors of all ages to develop and expand their creative skills through a multitude of activities that will stimulate the senses while empowering creativity and imagination.” Advance Tickets Required Details HERE
  • Spruce Street Harbor Park 121 N. Columbus Blvd Philadelphia, PA Opens for the season May 26th “Spruce Street Harbor Park makes for cool, Summertime memories, with colorful hammocks, floating gardens, beautiful trees adorned in technicolored lights, local craft beers, and delicious food from some of Philadelphia’s most popular restaurants.” Details HERE
  • Wonderspaces 27 N 11th St, Philadelphia, PA Details, tickets and hours HERE
  • Please Touch Museum Philadelphia PA Details HERE
  • The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University Philadelphia PA Advance Reservation Required Details HERE
  • Franklin Square in Philadelphia Park & Attraction Hours March 19-April 18: Daily, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Details and more HERE
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art Philadelphia, PA Reservations required Details HERE
  • Museum of the American Revolution Philadelphia, PA Reservations required Details HERE
  • Longwood Gardens Kennett Square, PA Advance Tickets Required Details HERE
  • Philadelphia Zoo Philadelphia PA – Experience BIG TIME, Philadelphia Zoo’s new prehistoric exhibit. Advance tickets required Details HERE
  • Elmwood Park Zoo Norristown, PA – Advance tickets required Details HERE
  • Brandywine Zoo Wilmington, DE Details HERE
  • Tyler Arboretum Media, PA Details HERE
  • Morris Arboretum Philadelphia, PA Advance tickets required Details HERE
  • Putt Putt Fun Center 5300 W Baltimore Pike Clifton Heights, PA Details and ticket info HERE
  • Bettes Family Fun Center Aston, PA Details HERE
  • Urban Air Adventure Park Springfield PA Details HERE
  • Sky Zone Glen Mills PA Details HERE
  • Jumpers Family Fun Zone Newtown Square PA Advance Reservations Required Details HERE
  • Arnold’s Family Fun Center Oaks PA Details HERE
  • Diggerland USA West Berlin, NJ Details HERE
  • Strasburg Railroad Ronks PA Advance Tickets required Details HERE
  • Knoebels 391 Knoebels Blvd Route 487 Elysburg, PA Details HERE


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