We know that many of you will be heading to the Wawa Welcome America festivities in Philadelphia for the Fourth of July. But if you are staying in the 'burbs, here are some of the other community celebrations you can enjoy.
SATURDAY, JUNE 29
East Goshen Township’s Community Day Celebration
Join East Goshen Township in Chester County for the best kickoff to summer party around. Explore the new escape rooms, hear live music from The Walton Marquette Project, and end the night with a spectacular firework show.
Where: 1655 Paoli Pike, West Chester, Pennsylvania at East Goshen Park
When: Saturday, June 29 at 4:30 p.m. (Rain Date: Sunday, June 30)
For more information visit: 2019 Community Day
28th Annual Freedom Fest
Where: Nottingham County Park, 150 Park Rd., Nottingham, Pennsylvania
When: Saturday, June 29, from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. (Rain date: Sunday, June 30)
For more information visit: Freedom Fest
MONDAY, JULY 1
Southampton Days 48th Annual County Fair
Celebrate your week of independence at the 48th Annual Southampton Days Country Fair. Enjoy the free concerts at the Lions Grove Bandstand and Midway Stage as well as the free children’s entertainment on the Midway Stage.
When: July 1 through July 6. Except for July 4, most events are in the evening.
The big celebration will be on Thursday, July 4, starting with the Sam Costantini Annual 4th of July Parade beginning at 9:30 a.m., followed by festivities in the park. The day will conclude with the annual fireworks display at 9:30 p.m.
For more information visit: Southampton Days 2019
WEDNESDAY, JULY 3
Lititz Lion’s Club Annual 4th of July Parade and Free Concert
The 28th annual parade will begin on North Broad Street near Wilbur Chocolate Museum & Store.
Where: Downtown Lititz, Pennsylvania at Lititz Springs Park
When: Wednesday, July 3, at 6:30 p.m.
For more information visit: Lititz Lion's Club
Upper Darby Concert and Fireworks
The show will feature dance band Chico's Vibe and the Upper Darby Summer Stage Shooting Stars. Then, there will be fireworks at 9 p.m.
Where: 601 N. Lansdowne Ave., Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania at Upper Darby High School Memorial Field.
When: Tuesday, July 3. Doors open at 7 p.m. (Rain date July 5)
For more information visit: Upper Darby Township
Rehoboth Beach Independence Day Fireworks
Get the best seat in the house and relish the firework show from the world-famous Rehoboth shores. The Jolly Trolley is a fun option to get around before and after the show.
Where: Rehoboth Beach Bandstand, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
When: Wednesday, July 3, at 9:30 p.m.
For more information visit: City of Rehoboth Beach
THURSDAY, JULY 4
Annual Berlin Parade 5K
Where: Starts and ends on the White Horse Pike in front of the Berlin Boro Hall in Berlin, New Jersey. The run will proceed up and over the Berlin/West Berlin bridge to the turn around on Haddon Avenue just before the West Berlin Fire Department. Then, it will follow the parade route toward Berlin Park at the end of Broad Street for the turnaround back to the Boro Hall.
When: Thursday, July 4, starting at 8:30 a.m.
For more information visit: Berlin Parade 5K
Norristown Fourth of July Celebration
Norristown offers a full day of Fourth of July fun, from performances to lively block parties. Bring your family.
Where: Starts at St. Francis on Marshall Street and ends on Main Street
When: 9:45 a.m. (lasts about 45 minutes)
Where: On Main Street, which will be closed from DeKalb to Arch Street
When: 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Concert and Fireworks
Where: 1661 Harding Blvd, Norristown
When: 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., and the fireworks beginning at dusk.
For more information visit: Norristown Independence Day Celebration
Collingswood's Fun on the Fourth
Collingswood, New Jersey celebrates this year's Independence Day with various festivities. Take a dip in Robert's Pool, enjoy a performance from eight-piece band To The Max or ride around the city and look at all the designs of the homes that have entered the Collingswood House Decorating Contest.
Fireworks, Festivities and To The Max
Where: 424 Collings Ave., Collingswood at Collingswood High School Stadium
When: Gates open at 6:30 p.m. and the fireworks kick off at 9:15 p.m.
Annual Fourth of July Bike Parade
Where: The short ride starts at Haddon and Zane avenues, going down Zane, Park and Browning and ending at Browning and Magill where you will enter the park.
When: Starts at 10 a.m.
Fun at Robert’s Pool
Where: 215 Hillcrest Ave, Collingswood, at Robert’s Pool
When: Starts at 2 p.m.
NOTE: Pool membership or day pass required for admission.
Proud Neighbors of Collingswood House Decorating Contest
When: The official judging will take place on the morning of Fourth of July and the winner will be announced at the Collingswood fireworks display that evening.
For more information visit: Collingswood Independence Day Events
Moorestown Fourth of July Parade
Visit Moorestown, New Jersey and participate in this year's Independence Day parade. This year's theme is "America the Beautiful!"
Where: The parade forms at Chester and Central avenues from 11 a.m. to noon, when the parade begins. It goes up Chester Avenue to East Main Street, where it will then turn right and head through downtown, ending at Church Street.
When: Thursday, July 4, at 11 a.m.
For more information visit: Moorestown 4th of July Parade
Independence Day Celebration: Living History Day
This Independence Day, watch historians demonstrate their crafts, tour the buildings in the Historic Village and visit a historic military encampment.
Where: 1112 River Road, Washington Crossing Pennsylvania at Washington Crossing Historic Park
When: Thursday, July 4, from noon to 4 p.m.
For more information visit: Independence Day at Washington Crossing Historic Park
Hockessin Parade and Fireworks
Gov. John Carney once called it "probably the best parade across the state of Delaware for the Fourth of July.” See for yourself at the Hockessin Parade.
Where: Old Lancaster Pike from Kenwick Road to Valley Road, Hockessin, Delaware
When: Thursday, July 4, at 3 p.m. Roads will be closed from 1:45 p.m. to about 4:15 p.m.
Where: Food trucks will be located in the Hockessin Corner Parking Lot
When: Thursday, July 4, 2019 from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.
When: Fireworks display begins at dusk
For more information visit: Hockessin Festival and Fireworks
Tredyffrin Township Fireworks
Where: 500 Lee Road, Wayne, Pennsylvania at Wilson Farm Park
When: Thursday, July 4. Concert begins at 7 p.m.; fireworks begin at dusk
For more information visit: Tredyffrin Township Celebration
Third Annual Pottstown GoFourth! Festival
Bring the entire family to witness a fireworks extravaganza at this year's Pottstown's GoFourth! Festival.
Where: Memorial Park, Pottstown
When: Thursday, July 4. The festival's opening ceremony begins at 11:30 a.m. and the fireworks finale begins at 9:15 p.m.
For more information visit: Pottstown GoFourth! Festival
Wilmington’s 4th of July Fireworks
Celebrate America's independence in historic downtown with the 2019 City of Wilmington 4th of July Fireworks display. Anywhere along the river will be a great place to view the fireworks.
Where: Wilmington, Delaware on the Riverfront in Downtown Wilmington
When: Thursday, July 4 at 9:05 p.m.
NOTE: Due to construction and bulkhead repairs in Riverfront Park and along the North Water Street riverfront, the City of Wilmington will not hold the annual Fourth of July concert or street fair this year.
For more information visit: City of Wilmington Parks & Recreation
Fourth of July Fireworks at University of Delaware
Enjoy savory food, captivating entertainment and a breath-taking pyrotechnic show. The annual Independence Day celebration draws 18,000 people, while the fireworks are viewed by an estimated 40,000 people in the area.
Where: 605 S College Ave., Newark, Delaware in the Nelson Athletic Complex
When: Thursday, July 4, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. (Rain Date: Friday, July 5, with fireworks only)
For more information visit: 4th of July Fireworks and Liberty Day
FRIDAY, JULY 5
Mount Holly 4th of July Celebration and Fireworks
Visit Mount Holly's Iron Works Park this Fourth of July weekend for a variety of fun, free, family-friendly activities. Enjoy rides, bounce houses, a trackless train, a glow-in-the-dark hula hoop presentation and more.
Where: Iron Works Park, Mount Holly, New Jersey
When: Friday, July 5, at 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. (Rain Date: Saturday, July 6)
For more information visit: Mount Holly Celebrations
SATURDAY, JULY 6
DuPont Country Club’s 2nd Annual Independence Day Celebration
Join The New Mix 99.5 WJBR street team and enjoy food, drinks, music, bounce houses, face painters and a dazzling firework show.
Where: 1001 Rockland Road, Wilmington, Delaware at the DuPont Country Club
When: Saturday, July 6, at 6 p.m.
For more information visit: DuPont Country Club
East Petersburg Independence Day Celebration
Celebrate America's independence in Lancaster County with a live concert, a movie in the park, and an exciting evening of fireworks.
Where: 6051 Pine St, East Petersburg, Pennsylvania / East Petersburg Community Park
When: Saturday, July 6, at 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (Rain date July 7)
For more information visit: East Petersburg Independence Day Celebration