Photo courtesy of Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation
Photo courtesy of Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation

Fourth of July Weekend for Philly Kids: Fireworks, Festivals, and More Fun Things to Do

It's Fourth of July weekend! And, since this special summer holiday falls on a Thursday this year, many Philly parents find themselves with a four-day reprieve. What better way to celebrate our nation's freedom and independence than with fun-filled activities found in our events calendar!

Start off with an Independence Day celebration being held on the Parkway, in Peddler's Village, at a Park, or at the Plantation. Once the sun sets, watch the night sky illuminate in the city, in the suburbs, or down the shore. After Fourth of July events are over, families can load up baby in the stroller and wander about the Philadelphia Museum of Art for a Baby Bird Playdate, take the preschoolers to explore the Delaware Children's Museum during its discounted $5 After 5 PM event, discover fun facts with school aged kids at Penn Museum's Storytime Expedition, and try canoeing with tweens and teens at the John James Audubon Center. For family fun, head to the Great Plaza at Penn's Landing for its weekend long Hispanic Fiesta, ride the amusements at the Norco Fire Company Carnival, or spend some time at a museum such as the Brandywine River Museum or the Barnes.

So, dress up in your red, white, and blue and make it a great weekend!

Blue Cross RiverRink
101 South Columbus Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19106

National Constitution Center
525 Arch St
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Great Plaza at Penn's Landing
101 S Columbus Blvd
Philadelphia, PA

Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation
3900 North Sandy Flash Drive
Newtown Square, PA 19073

Peddler's Village
Routes 202 & 263
Lahaska, PA 18931

National Museum of American Jewish History
101 South Independence Mall East
Philadelphia, PA

Valley Forge
1400 North Outer Line Drive
King of Prussia , PA 19406

Benjamin Franklin Parkway
20th Street to Eakins Oval
Philadelphia, PA

Wiggins Park
2 Riverside Drive
Camden, NJ

Colebrookdale Railroad
101 East 3rd Street
Boyertown, PA 19512

Narberth Park- in front of the Chet Tyson Pavilion
Haverford Avenue, N. Wynnewood Rd and Windsor Avenue.
Narberth , PA

Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA

Penn Museum
3260 South Street
Philadelphia, PA

Delaware Children's Museum
550 Justison Street
Wilmington, DE 19801

1241 N. Front Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Shady Brook Farm
931 Stony Hill Road
Yardley, PA

Independence Seaport Museum
211 S. Columbus Blvd and Walnut Street Penn's Landing
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Home Depot
ALL LOCATIONS 2200 W Oregon Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19145

Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education
8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128

John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove
1201 Pawlings Road
Audubon, PA 19403

Ridley Lake Park
Ridley Avenue
Ridley, PA

The Barnes Foundation
2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA

Marshall Steam Museum
3000 Creek Road
Yorklyn, DE 19736

Brandywine River Museum
Route 1
Chadds Ford, PA 19317

Lenape Park
Rt. 152
Perkasie, PA

Central Park
425 Wells Road Convenant Bank Amphitheater
Doylestown, PA