4th of July Fireworks In and Around Philly

Independence Day events in the Philadelphia Area for the whole family

This post is currently being updated for 2017.

Nothing says Independence Day like a great fireworks display. Philadelphia knows how to celebrate the birth of America. Start with what's being billed as the largest free concert in the United States with Party on the Parkway, where part of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway will be shut down and a lineup of great bands will play before a spectacular fireworks display above the Philadelphia Museum of Art. If being one of the thousands celebrating in the streets isn't your idea of a perfect 4th of July, there's a spectrum of events in many of the suburban towns around Philly like the Narberth Fourth of July Celebration and Fireworks. Whether enjoying a local band and fireworks in your nearby park or joining the throngs on the Museum Mile, don't forget to bring your chairs, blankets, coolers with snacks, and a few activities to keep the kids entertained until the sky turns dark.  

Friday, July 1

Philadelphia Orchestra Concert & Fireworks
Great Plaza at Penn's Landing
101 S. Columbus Boulevard 
Philadelphia, PA
8:00 PM Orchestra Concert
9:30 PM Wawa Welcome America Fireworks
Free

Saturday, July 2

Freedom Fest
Nottingham County Park
150 Park Road
Nottingham, PA 
6:00 - 11:00 PM 
9:30 PM Fireworks
Free

Pershing's Own Concert and Fireworks
Great Plaza at Penn's Landing
101 S. Columbus Boulevard 
Philadelphia, PA
8:00 PM The United States Army Band Performance
9:30 PM Fireworks
Free

Sunday, July 3

Fourth of July Fireworks at Sesame Place
Sesame Place
100 Sesame Road
Langhorne, PA 
9:25 PM Fireworks
Park admission: $65

Upper Darby Fireworks Show
Upper Darby High School
60 1 N. Lansdowne Avenue
Drexel Hill, PA
7: 30 PM Performances
9:20 Pm Fireworks
$4 per person; children under 5 free

Monday, July 4

Bethel Township Fireworks Display
Bethel Springs Elementary School
Foulk Road
Garnet Valley, PA 
Free

Heuser Park Fourth of July Celebration
Heuser Park
562 West Beidler Road
King of Prussia, PA 
Free

Narberth Fourth of July Celebration and Fireworks
Narberth Park 
Haverford Avenue between North Wynnewood Rd and Windsor Avenue 
Narberth, PA
Free

Party on the Parkway 
Benjamin Franklin Parkway
20th Street to Eakins Oval
Philadelphia, PA
8:00 PM Philadelphia POPS Concert
10:00 PM Fireworks
Free

Phoenixville Annual Fireworks 
Friendship Field
Corner of Fillmore Street and Franklin Avenue 
Phoenixville, PA
Free

Quakertown Community Day
Memorial Park
Mill Street
Quakertown, PA 
Free

Radnor 4th of July Celebration
Radnor High School
130 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
Admission: Adults $10; Children $5

Ridley Park Fireworks
Ridley Park Lake
Ridley Avenue
Ridley, PA
Free

Fourth of July Fireworks at Sesame Place
Sesame Place
100 Sesame Road
Langhorne, PA 
9:25 PM Fireworks
Park admission: $65

Teddyffrin Township Fireworks
Wilson Farm Park
500 Lee Road
Wayne, PA
7:15 PM Concert 
Free

Southampton Days
A week of festivities kicked off on July 4th with parades, contests, and fireworks.
Between Tamanend Park and Klinger Middle School
1351 2nd Street Pike
Southampton, PA
Parking: $2

Photo courtesy of Matt Stanley, Delaware River Waterfront.

 

location: 
Penn's Landing
301 S. Columbus Blvd. Lombard Circle and Dock Street
Philadelphia , PA 39° 56' 35.9772" N, 75° 8' 29.5728" W
Pennsylvania
Nottingham County Park
150 Park Road
Nottingham , PA 39° 44' 2.5908" N, 76° 2' 21.516" W
Pennsylvania
Sesame Place
100 Sesame Road
Langhorne , PA 40° 11' 3.0624" N, 74° 52' 20.9532" W
Pennsylvania
Bethel Springs Elementary School
Foulk Road
Garnet Valley , PA 39° 51' 1.6776" N, 75° 29' 1.1292" W
Pennsylvania
Heuser Park
562 West Beidler Road
King of Prussia , PA 40° 6' 35.1288" N, 75° 23' 46.6944" W
Pennsylvania
Narberth Park
Haverford Avenue Between North Wynnewood Rd and Windsor Avenue
Narberth , PA 40° 0' 21.7692" N, 75° 15' 34.614" W
Pennsylvania
Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Benjamin Franklin Parkway 20th Street to Eakins Oval
Philadelphia , PA 39° 57' 36.7524" N, 75° 10' 24.7692" W
Pennsylvania
Radnor High School
130 King of Prussia Road
Radnor , PA 40° 2' 23.388" N, 75° 21' 22.248" W
Pennsylvania
Ridley Park Lake
Ridley Avenue
Ridley Park , PA 39° 52' 58.224" N, 75° 19' 10.0128" W
Pennsylvania
Wilson Farm Park
500 Lee Road
Wayne , PA 40° 4' 16.0464" N, 75° 27' 10.3932" W
Pennsylvania
Friendship Field
Corner of Fillmore Street and Franklin Avenue
Phoenixville , PA 40° 8' 34.7856" N, 75° 31' 15.9564" W
Pennsylvania
Memorial Park
Mill Street
Quakertown , PA 40° 26' 39.1272" N, 75° 21' 15.3036" W
Pennsylvania
Tamarind Park and Klinger Middle School
1351 2nd Street Pike
Southampton , PA 40° 11' 5.244" N, 75° 2' 2.3244" W
Pennsylvania
Upper Darby High School
601 N. Lansdowne Avenue
Drexel Hill , PA 39° 57' 23.526" N, 75° 17' 5.5464" W
Pennsylvania