With the Fourth of July falling on a Wednesday this year, Philly families can get a jumpstart on celebrating freedom this weekend. The events calendar is packed with a ton of free activities as well as a few splurge-worthy events throughout the Delaware Valley.
Wawa Welcome America festivities are taking over the city. Children can learn through engaging Go 4th activities at the First Bank of the United States or the Fireman's Hall and Elfreth's Alley. Many museums offer admission for free this weekend, too, including the African American Museum in Philadelphia, The Barnes, Philadelphia History Museum, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Looking for a party? Participate in a watermelon-eating contest at Peddler's Village's Red, White and Blue BBQ Bash, pet the animals at Kutztown Folk Festival, check out the family entertainment at Yachtstock RiverJam, visit the carnival at Freedom Festival.
Don't forget to pause and remember why we are celebrating our freedom with a powerful reading of the Declaration of Independence in Historic Philadelphia or Norristown Farm Park.
Dress up in your red, white, and blue and make it a great weekend!