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July 4th Holiday Weekend Events

PHILADELPHIA COUNTY

Mt. Airy 
Friday, July 5
Moonlight Movies and Dining Under the Stars at Lovett Library Park, 6945 Germantown Avenue
Every Friday from June 21 through August 16, a free film screening takes place. This Friday, July 5 is a screening of Akeelah and the Bee. 
6:30-8:30 p.m. Food trucks
8:30 p.m. Film screening
If it rains, screening will take place indoors at the Cliveden Carriage House.

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July 4th at the Jersey Shore

A steady stream of traffic flows through South Jersey down to the Shore. NBC10’s Rosemary Connors spoke to people who have already made the trek for the holiday weekend.

Plenty to Do for 4th of July in Wildwood

In Wildwood, there are a number of opportunities for family, fun and friendly events like a 5K run, a pooch parade and swimming in the ocean. NBC10's Cydney Long reports.
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Adventure Aquarium Splash in the Square
Friday, July 5
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Philadelphia's Franklin Square

Philadelphia Seaport Fireworks Spectacular!
Saturday, July 6
6:30-10:00 p.m. at the Independence Seaport Museum, on the second floor balcony there will be an evening celebration full of family fun including entertainment, crafts, and a great view of the fireworks later that night on the Delaware River. Tickets: $13.50 Adults, $10 Seniors, $10 Children/College/Military, any children under 2 free admission.

Philadelphia Independence Week
July 3rd to July 7th 
National Constitution Center
Daily offerings include:
10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m., and 4 p.m. Fourth of July Show: Show from the early days of American independence to the present day
11a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. Flag Etiquette Workshop 
Discover the history and symbolism of the American flag.
11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. “The Star-Spangled Banner”: Learn the story and the history of the flag that inspired our national anthem.
10 a. to 5 p.m. Arts and crafts station offered

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Philadelphia
July 4-6th 
Red, White & Zoo
10 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Celebrate the Fourth of July at the Brandywine Zoo complete with patriotic games, crafts, animal presentations and more. All military personnel and their families are admitted for free with their ID cards. 

Philadelphia Art After 5

Friday, July 5
Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Great Stair Hall
5-8:45 p.m. A performance by Irene Diaz and Tiva Tiva will take place this Friday and guided gallery tours are offered. Snacks, light food, and refreshments will be available. Free after admission. General Admission: $23.50 Adult, $3.50 child, $21.50 Senior, $17.50 Student, $17.50 Youth

PENNSYLVANIA SUBURBS

Newtown's First Fourth
Saturday, July 6
6 p.m. Newtown Middle School
9:30 p.m. Fireworks
Rain date is July 7

Celebrate Coatesville
Sunday, July 7
12-9:30 p.m. at Gateway Park
Food, craft booths, games and activities for entire family, ending with fireworks

Nottingham 
Saturday, July 6
22nd Annual Freedom Fest
6-11 p.m. Nottingham County Park
Rain date is July 7

Ambler
Friday, July 5
9:00 p.m. Fireworks at Wissahickon HS

NEW JERSEY SUBURBS

Camden
Saturday, July 6
10 a.m. aboard the Battleship New Jersey in Camden
 
Camden
Saturday, July 6
Adventure Aquarium Waterfront Fireworks Spectacular
1:00-6:00p.m. Freedom Festival activities including a BBQ, street performers, concert, and more. 
8:00p.m. Fireworks with a performance on the River Stage

Florence Township 
Saturday, July 6
6-9:00 p.m. Concert, Water Works Field, 6th & Broad Streets.
9:10 p.m. Fireworks 
 
Greenwich Township
Saturday, July 6
10 a.m. Parade to start on North School Street, by the Little League Complex, proceed onto Memorial Avenue and culminate at Memorial Park. 
 
July 4 to July 6th 
July 5th: 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Rides, games, food, and crafts, activities take place at the County College of Morris, located at Center Grove Road off Route 10
July 6th: Parade kicks off at noon. Starts at Dover Chester Rd. & Randolph Ave. (Mt. Fern Church) and ends at CCM (Center Grove entrance). The parade will include pipes and drums, floats, bands, antique cars and horses.
Freedom Festival 2-5 p.m. Fireworks start at 9:45 p.m.  Free admission, $5 donation per car.
 
Friday, July 5th
6:30 p.m. Celebration starts at 6:30 pm at the Woodbury High School Stadium offering food, drinks, and live music. Admission is free.  Fireworks will begin at dusk.

New Egypt
Saturday, July 6
Rockin` Fireworks Concert & Fair at New Egypt High School, 117 Evergreen Road. Gates open at 3 p.m. Free addmission and parking.  
6 p.m. Concert
9:30 p.m. Fireworks
Rain date is July 7
 
Friday, July 5th
6:00 p.m. Veterans Park’s at the Kuser Road entrance                            
9:30 pm Fireworks 
 

 
General fireworks and July 4th information is below.

PHILADELPHIA COUNTY

Philadelphia Fourth of July
Thursday, July 4
Wawa Welcome America
12-7 p.m. Party on the Parkway

Philly’s Fourth of July Jam and Grand Finale Fireworks
Thursday, July 4
Concert on the Ben Franklin Parkway
Celebrate America’s birthday with the “Largest Free Concert” in the country, hosted by Kevin Hart and featuring John Mayer, Neo, Jill Scott, J. Cole, Grace Potter, Ben Taylor, Hunter Hayes and The Roots.

Betsy's Independence Day Bash
Thursday, July 4
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Enjoy Independence Day activities for children, including a naturalization ceremony at 1:30 p.m. and ceremonial bell ringing at 2 p.m.

Celebrate the 4th with Patrick Henry
Thursday, July 4
1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Patrick Henry and the Pa. Sons of the Revolution “Let Freedom Ring” to celebrate Independence Day at the Barry Statue behind Independence Hall

Germantown
Thursday, July 4
Ring Out Freedom and Independence in Historic Germantown
11:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. at Cliveden, Concord School, Hood Cemetery, and Stenton
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Stenton will host a celebration including hotdogs, ice cream, games, and more activities.
12-3:00 p.m.Hood Cemetery and the Concord School House & Upper Darby Burial Ground are open to tour 
12-4p.m. Cliveden is open for tours, including a children’s activity, “Life as a Colonial Soldier!”

Adventure Aquarium Splash in the Square

Friday, July 5
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Franklin Square

Pennsylvania Counties

BERKS COUNTY

Exeter Township
Thursday, July 4
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Independence Day Program at Daniel Boone Homestead, 400 Daniel Boone Road. Historic activities recreated for families, bring a picnic lunch. 

Reading
Thursday, July 4
FirstEnergy Stadium, 1900 Centre Avenue
6 p.m. Concert of Patriotic Music
8 p.m. Fireworks
Rain date is July 5

Union Township
2 p.m. Reading of the Declaration of Independence at Hopewell Furnace, 2 Mark Bird Lane, Elverson, Pa.

Wyomissing 
Thursday, July 4
10 a.m. Fourth of July Parade
Begins at Cleveland Avenue and ends on Garfield Avenue

BUCKS COUNTY

Doylestown
Thursday, July 4
Fonthill Castle Museum Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration
12-4 p.m.  Experience an early 20th century inspired July Fourth
Tickets $4 adults, $1 youth. For more info, 215-348-9461

Holland
Wednesday, July 3
Free Community Patriotic Concert
7-9 p.m. Saint Bede Venerable Parish Grounds, 1071 Holland Road

Levittown
Thursday, July 4
9 a.m. 2nd Annual Fourth of July Parade
700 Veterans Highway

Newtown
Saturday, July 6
Newtown's First Fouth
6 p.m. Newtown Middle School
9:30 p.m. Fireworks
Rain date is July 7

CHESTER COUNTY

Celebrate Coatesville
Sunday, July 7
12-9:30 p.m. at Gateway Park
Food, craft booths, games and activities for entire family, ending with fireworks

Downingtown Good Neighbor Day
Thursday, July 4
Kerr Park in Downingtown
8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. 5K run/walk, big wheel race, carnival rides, crafters, games, music and watermelon seed spitting contest
Fireworks at dusk
More info: 610-285-1119

Phoenixville Fireworks 
Thursday, July 4
Friendship Field at corner of Fillmore Street and Franklin Avenue
9 p.m. Fireworks
Rain date July 5

Nottingham 
Saturday, July 6
22nd Annual Freedom Fest
6-11 p.m. Nottingham County Park
Rain date is July 7

Tredyffrin Township Fourth of July Celebration
Thursday, July 4
Shire Pavilion, Wilson Farm Park, 500 Lee Road, Chesterbrook, Pa. 
7 p.m. Chester County Concert Band and fireworks

DELAWARE COUNTY

Collingdale
Thursday, July 4
Fourth of July Festivities
9 a.m. Parade starts at MacDade Blvd. and ends at Collingdale Park with games starting thereafter 
Fireworks begin at dusk
Rain date Saturday, July 6

Lansdowne Independence Day Parade
Thursday, July 4
9-11 a.m. Parade begins at East Greenwood and Wycombe Avenues, including marching bands, decorated bikes and cars. 

Radnor
Thursday, July 4
29th Annual Independence Day Fireworks
6:30 p.m. gates open with music, children's games and refreshments.
Fireworks begin at dusk
Tickets in advance are $3 for children under 13, $6 for teens and adults, $12 for a group car or at the door: $5, $10 and $20 respectively. You can get tickets in advance at Wayne Sporting Goods, D'Amicantonio Shoes, Braxton's Animal Works, Radnor Township Building, Dayton Lock Co and Bryn Mawr Trust
Rain date is Saturday, July 6

Ridley Park
Thursday,  July 4
10 a.m. Parade starts at Park Street and ends at the Firehouse. Food, vendors and music all day
Fireworks at dusk
Rain date is July 7

Media 
Thursday, July 4th 
10 a.m. to noon 4th of July Celebration at Barrall Field at State and Edgmont Streets
The event is free and will include food, races, crafts, live entertainment, and water slide. 

Swarthmore
Thursday, July 4
July 4th Activities 
8:30 a.m. Children’s bicycle race at Park and Dartmouth Avenues
9:45 a.m. Children’s parade
10:30 a.m. Antique car parade and more
11:45 a.m. Free fire engine rides and a horseshoe tournament at 12:30p.m. at Little Crum Creek Park. 

LEHIGH COUNTY

Allentown
Thursday, July 4
A Star Spangled Celebration
4-10 p.m. Street Festival on Linden Street, outside the J. Birney Crum Stadium, The event is free
Music performances, food vendors, skydivers, face painting, children's activities and beer garden
9:15 p.m. Fireworks 
Severe weather delay date is July 5

MONTGOMERY COUNTY 

Ambler
Friday, July 5
9:00 p.m. Fireworks at Wissahickon HS
 
Wednesday, July 3
Sutcliffe Park
5 p.m. Activities start
9:30 p.m. Fireworks
 
Thursday, July 4
Includes Abington and Cheltenham
4 p.m. Parade
Fireworks at Dusk at Abington Senior High School
 
Narberth Fourth of July Celebration and Fireworks
Thursday, July 4
Narberth Playground, 100 Conway Avenue
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Baby parade, kids activities, games, sports contests and pie eating contest
9 p.m. or dusk Fireworks start
Rain date is Saturday, July 6 for daytime activities and fireworks on the next clear night
 
Thursday, July 4
8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
5k run at 8:30 a.m., Parade at 10:30 a.m., Concert Old School at 12:30 p.m., British invasion tribute at 6 p.m., Fireworks at dusk, Elmwood Park 
For more details, contact 610-270-0467

Pottstown
Thursday, July 4
10:15 a.m. Parade on High Street in Pottstown
No fireworks

New Jersey Counties

ATLANTIC COUNTY

Atlantic City
Thursday, July 4
DO AC Fireworks Spectacular 
Started from 4 locations: the beach near New Hampshire Ave, Martin Luther King Blvd, Hartford Ave, and the Marina district
9:30 p.m. Fireworks show can also be seen from Absecon

 
Thursday, July 4
Huntington Ave Beach Margate
9 p.m. Can be seen from any Margate beach. 
Rain date July 5
 
BURLINGTON COUNTY
 
Thursday, July 4
8:30a.m.-9:30p.m.
8:30a.m. 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk. 10:30a.m. Kid’s Bike Parade. 11:00a.m. Main Parade.
Gates open at 7:00 p.m. at Cherokee High School for games and food. 8:00p.m. skydivers. 
Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.
 
Florence Township 
Saturday, July 6
6-9:00 p.m. Concert, Water Works Field, 6th & Broad Streets.
9:10 p.m. Fireworks 
 
Maple Shade 
Saturday, June 29
1:00 p.m. Parade, Main Street between Fellowship Road and Coles Avenue.
9:30 p.m. Fireworks, High School Grounds. 
Rain date is July 30 
 
Medford Township 
Saturday June 29
2-10:00p.m. Freedom Park, shows, games, food fireworks, and Kid’s Activity Zone. Music will be played on the main stage. Admission is free but donations are encouraged. Wristbands for Kid’s Activity Zone are $5.
 
CAMDEN COUNTY
 
Thursday, July 4
8:30 a.m. Parade at Amherst Rd and Paris Ave, rain or shine. 
11:00 a.m. Athletic events will take place at the High School football field with races and games
7:30 p.m. The evening program begins at the High School football stadium, with music, presentation of prizes, fireworks, and more. 
Rain date is July 5
 
Barrington
Wednesday, July 3
6:30-7:30 p.m. Parade, followed by fireworks from 9:30-10:30 p.m.
Rain date is July 5 
 
Berlin Township 
Thursday, July 4
9-10:00a.m. Parade at the West Berlin Firehouse on Haddon Ave. 
Fireworks at dusk
Rain date is July 6
 
Camden
Saturday, July 6
10 a.m. aboard the Battleship New Jersey in Camden
 
Camden
Saturday, July 6
Adventure Aquarium Waterfront Fireworks Spectacular
1:00-6:00p.m. Freedom Festival activities including a BBQ, street performers, concert, and more. 
8:00p.m. Fireworks with a performance on the River Stage
 
Cherry Hill
Wednesday, July 3
Michael J. Santarpio Field-Jones Morris Stadium Cherry Hill High School West
8:00 p.m. Musical performance by “No Commitment”
9:00 p.m. Fireworks. All proceeds from refreshments sold will go to Cherry Hill High School West. 
 
Collingswood 
Thursday, July 4
Collingswood High School Stadium
6:30p.m. Gates open and the show begins at 8:00p.m. Live band, “To The Max,” will perform during the fireworks display.
9:15 p.m. Fireworks begin
 
Wednesday, July 3
6:00 p.m. Parade starts on Broadway from Charles St to O’Donnell’s
9:15 p.m. Fireworks at Gloucester City Jr./Sr. High School
Rain date is July 5
 
Haddon Township
Wednesday, July 3
Haddon Township High School Football Stadium
7:00 p.m. fireworks with live band, kid’s activities, and refreshments.
Thursday, July 4
11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Parade at the Haddon Township Municipal Building 
 
Haddonfield
Wednesday, July 3
Haddonfield Memorial High School Stadium 
7:00 p.m. Fireworks display. 
 
CAPE MAY COUNTY
 
Avalon 
Thursday, July 4
The fireworks display is part of Avalon’s Independence Day week-long festival that goes from July 1-July 5. Different activities, concerts, and events will take place during this week. 
9:15 p.m. fireworks at 30th Street Beach with music performance by Bay-Atlantic Symphony
 
Cape May
Thursday, July 4
7:30 p.m. Music and dancing in Rotary Park
8:45 p.m. Fireworks display begin and are visible from the promenade 
 
Lower Township 
Wednesday, July 3
The Bayfront in North Cape May, between Lincoln Blvd & Emerson Ave
5:00 p.m. Rides, food, and entertainment
9 p.m. Fireworks
Rain date is July 5 
 
Ocean City 
Thursday, July 4
9th Street Beach
7:00 p.m. Kite flying competition and entertainment
9:30 p.m. Fireworks display on the beach
 
Sea Isle City
Thursday, July 4
9:00 p.m. Patriotic music will play during the fireworks, viewable on 50th Street
 
Stone Harbor
Thursday, July 4
80th Street Field
6:00 p.m Evening celebration with live band, food, and fireworks
9:30 p.m. Fireworks display
 
Upper Township
Thursday, July 4
10:30 a.m. Parade on Commonwealth Ave in Stratmere.
Fireworks at dusk in Amanda’s Field in Petersburg 
Rain date is July 5
 
Thursday, July 4
9 a.m. Independence Day Parade begins at 15th and Atlantic Avenues and proceeds north to 2nd Avenue. The Patriotic Pooch Parade will join in the march of the Independence Day Parade through the island at 8th and Atlantic Avenues in North Wildwood.
9-11 a.m. The Beach ‘n Boardwalk 5K Run and 1-Mile Family Walk 
Begin at the iconic Wildwoods Sign located at Rio Grande and Ocean Avenues, and travel north to the Wildwoods Convention Center then down the boardwalk extension to the beach. The 1-mile walk will head down the Wildwoods Boardwalk to Cresse Avenue and back to the Wildwoods Convention Center.
6 p.m. The Jimmy Buffett tribute band, “Changes in Latitude.” This FREE concert takes place at Fox Park on Burke and Ocean Avenues in Wildwood. 
7-9 p.m. The Philadelphia Mummers strut along the Wildwoods Boardwalk from 16th Street in North Wildwood to the Wildwoods Convention Center. 
7 p.m. Wildwood Talent Showcase. Dancers from ages 6 to 18 will perform at the Wildwood Bandshell, located at Schellenger Avenue and the Boardwalk. 
7:30 p.m. FREE live music with the Manhattan Dolls. This patriotic show takes place in Wildwood Crest at Fern Road and Ocean Avenue. 
10 p.m. Fireworks show is visible from anywhere in the Wildwoods. 
 
GLOUCESTER COUNTY
 
Greenwich Township
Saturday, July 6
10 a.m. Parade to start on North School Street, by the Little League Complex, proceed onto Memorial Avenue and culminate at Memorial Park. 
 
Monroe Township
Thursday, July 4th
7 p.m. Activities begin at the annual fireworks and festivities will be celebrated at Williamstown Middle School.
9 p.m. Fireworks 
 
Pitman
Thursday, July 4
9:15 a.m. The 33rd Annual Pitman Freedom Four Mile begins near Broadway Theatre
9:55 a.m. Parade begins at Down South Broadway
Fireworks start at dusk, which will be launched from Alcyon Park, over Alcyon Lake. The best place for viewing is at Betty Park on Cedar Avenue, or on West Holly Avenue, which will be closed to traffic.
 
Washington Township
Wednesday, July 3
Concert & Fireworks
7 p.m. Concert at the Washington Lake Amphitheater
9 p.m. Fireworks 
 
Friday, July 5th
6:30 p.m. celebration starts at 6:30 pm at the Woodbury High School Stadium offering food, drinks, and live music. Admission is free.  Fireworks will begin at dusk.
 
OCEAN COUNTY
 
New Egypt
Saturday, July 6
Rockin` Fireworks Concert & Fair at New Egypt High School, 117 Evergreen Road. Gates open at 3 p.m. Free addmission and parking.  
6 p.m. Concert
9:30 p.m. Fireworks
Rain date is July 7

MERCER COUNTY
 
Friday, July 5th
6:00 p.m. Veterans Park’s at the Kuser Road entrance                            
9:30 pm Fireworks 
 
Princeton Fireworks
Wednesday, July 3
Best viewing site is from the Princeton University sports fields immediately next to The University Stadium. Fields open at 7:00 pm for picnicking, fireworks display is at dusk.
 
Trenton Fireworks
Thursday, July 4th
Fireworks at the Arm and Hammer Park. The Thunder & SI Yankees are hosting post-game fireworks on July 4. Tickets available at: TrentonThunder.com.
 
CUMBERLAND & SALEM COUNTIES
 
The South Jersey Times has listings of festivities in Bridgeton, Millville, Pilesgrove, Woodstown and Vineland.
 
Delaware Counties
 
KENT COUNTY
 
Thursday, July 4
9 a.m. to 9:30  p.m. Historic exhibits and tours kick off the day, and the celebration ends with a fireworks display starting at about 9:30 p.m. A barrage of events are scheduled. For the details, click here
 
Thursday, July 4th
9:30 a.m. Parade on Main Street in Clayton. Followed by a Festival at George C. Wright Jr. Municipal Park directly afterwards. The fireworks will start at dusk at the James T. Vaughn Sr. Baseball Complex on Duck Creek Parkway. Parking will be available. 
 
NEW CASTLE COUNTY
 
Hockessin
Thursday, July 5
8 a.m. neighborhood relays at Swift Park
3 p.m. Parade begins. Line up on both sides of Old Lancaster Pike between St. Mary of the Assumption Church and Valley Road. Fireworks begins at dusk (about 9 p.m.)
 
Middletown
Thursday, July 4
10 a.m. Jaycee’s 3rd Annual Independence Day 4th of July Parade. Fireworks display at dusk at Silver Lake Park. Non-profit groups will be selling food and 4th of July novelties from 6-9 p.m. Bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy your own picnic basket. Pets and open fires are not allowed.
 
Newark Liberty Day
Thursday, July 4
6-9 p.m. Newark will hold its annual Liberty Day celebration at the University of Delaware’s David M. Nelson Athletic Complex on South College Avenue. Newark’s Liberty Day features food, live entertainment, arts and crafts, and fireworks at UD Athletic Complex. Free parking.
 
Wilmington
Thursday, July 4
4-9:45 p.m. at Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park
After a day's worth of events, the Delaware Symphony Orchestra will perform a 75-minute finale concert boasting patriotic music that will lead up to fireworks at about 9:45 p.m.
 
SUSSEX COUNTY
 
Bethany Beach
Thursday, July 4
12 p.m. Parade starts at the the intersection of Pennsylvania and Garfield Parkway. The day full of events ends with fireworks at dusk. 
 
Dewey Beach
Thursday, July 4
Fireworks will be set off shortly after 9 pm fromm two barges off the shoreline and will be visible to the Dewey Beach and surrounding area
 
Laurel
Thursday, July 4
7: 30 a.m. Breakfast at Georgia House
10 a.m. Parade on Evergreen Drive and live music among other events like a car show, pageant, carnival, and live music at Market Square Park. Fireworks at dusk.
 
Rehobeth Beach
Thursday, July 4
9:15 p.m. Downtown Rehobeth Beach Fireworks, gather along the beach and boardwalk.

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