Firework Displays to Celebrate the 4th of July in Philly, Suburbs, and at the Jersey Shore

Independence Day events in the Philadelphia Area for the whole family
Photo by L.Berckey for VISIT PHILADELPHIA

When you think of Philadelphia, many things come to mind: Amazing museums, soft pretzels, phenomenal theater productions, the world's first Certified Autism Center zoo, cheese steaks, and the winning Super Bowl Philadelphia Eagles. But, perhaps the City of Brotherly Love is best known for its historical connection to the birth of our great country. After all, Philadelphia was where the Declaration of Independence was signed, General Washington crossed the Delaware and made his famed camp at Valley Forge. So with such a passionate and impressive history, it's quite fitting to celebrate the good ol' U.S. of A.'s birthday with some fantastic firework displays throughout the Delaware Valley.

Gather along the Delaware River at either the Philly or Jersey side to see fireworks burst above the water. Party on the Parkway early, then sit back to see the firework show at night with the Art Museum as a backdrop. If your crew prefers the suburbs, there are plenty of options. Some include parades, while others boast live entertainment. Heading down to the shore? We have you covered with options at the beach.

No matter where you watch the fireworks, be sure to bring a blanket, lawn chair, and some snacks. Then, sit back and be mesmerized as the sky lights up - red, white, and blue. Happy Fourth!

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