10 Districts and 10 Things to Do This 4th of July Weekend
Sticking around the city this holiday weekend? Philly's diverse neighborhoods have a ton of fun events lined up for those of us who aren't headed down the shore.
From fireworks shows and beer gardens to patriotic ceremonies and outdoor movie nights, we're hoping to hit them all! We've put together a guide of our favorite event in each city neighborhood. Hope to see you there!
Old City / Society Hill
Philadelphia Orchestra Free Concert and Fireworks
Listen to the renowned Philadelphia Orchestra kick off the holiday in a tuneful way and enjoy a fireworks display over the Delaware River.
|Where:||Great Plaza at Penn's Landing|
|When:||Friday, July 1st. 8pm to 10pm.|
Summer Mummer Concert
Enjoy an old-fashioned, outdoor block party complete with performances by Philly's most famous string band, refreshments and more.
|When:||Thursday, July 30th. 7:30pm.|
Historic Germantown Independence Day Celebration
Going on its 12th year, this FREE series of events includes everything from a farmer's market to guided storytelling.
|When:||Monday, July 4th. 11am to 4pm.|
XFINITY Fireworks Show at Citizens Bank Park
The Philadelphia Phillies will be illuminating the sky above Citizen's Bank Park following a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals. Fireworks occur 15 minutes after the conclusion of each game. Tickets to the game are required.
|Where:||Citizen's Bank Park|
|When:||Friday, July 1st and Saturday, July 2nd.|
Wawa Welcome America's Party on the Parkway
Starting at noon on Monday, July 4th, 10 hours of TOTALLY FREE entertainment are available along the Parkway. Everything wraps up with a fireworks display over the Art Museum at 10pm!
|Where:||Benjamin Franklin Parkway|
|When:||Monday, July 4th. 12pm to 10pm.|
Fireworks at One Liberty Observation Deck
For some of the craziest views of the Penn's Landing firework shows, climb up to the viewing deck on the 57th floor of One Liberty. It will be staying open for an extra hour to make sure you can catch the whole show!
|Where:||One Liberty Observation Deck|
|When:||Friday, July 1st and Saturday, July 2nd. 9:30pm.|
Queen Village / Pennsport
Fireworks at Washington Avenue Green
A highly underrated place to catch fireworks over the Delaware, Washington Avenue Green / Pier 53 is a great place for dinner, drinks and a 4th of July show.
|Where:||S. Christopher Columbus Blvd. & Washington Ave.|
|When:||Friday, July 1st and Saturday, July 2nd. 8pm to 10pm.|
Official Viewing Party for Wawa Welcome America
For the first time ever, The Piazza at Schmidt's Commons is hosting an Official Viewing Party for the Wawa Welcome America July 4th concert and fireworks show!
|Where:||The Piazza at Schmidt's Commons|
|When:||Monday, July 4th. 5pm to 10pm.|
Pregame to the Parkway at New Liberty Distillery
Start off your July 4th celebration early with an open bar, a screening of "Independence Day," and games of corn hole and foosball.
|Where:||New Liberty Distillery|
|When:||Monday, July 4th. 12pm to 4pm.|
Fireworks at Belmont Plateau
Beat the crowds, spread out a picnic blanket, and relax at the 'Plat! The elevated fields ensure you'll be able to see a variety of shows.
|Where:||2000 Belmont Mansion Drive|
|When:||Monday, July 4th. 10pm.|
Photo by G. Widman for Visit Philadelphia.