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5 Events You Don’t Want to Miss July 3rd & 4th!

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5 Events You Don’t Want to Miss July 3rd & 4th!

5 Events You Don’t Want to Miss July 3rd & 4th!

July 3rd

Philadelphia’s Historic District Block Party

On Monday, July 3rd, Philadelphia’s Historic District Block Party returns with an exciting line up of events celebrating our country’s independence! Now in its third year, Philadelphia’s Historic District Block Party, will bring together thousands of attendees throughout the day to enjoy a “Main Street Americana” block party!

A casual, relaxing environment filled with activities, entertainment, artists, crafters and a variety of foods waits all who attend. The event space will feature three performance stages for artists to showcase their freedom of expression; the arts, music and speech. Throughout the day talented artists will create works of art inspired by our country’s independence on the Artist’s Stage. The Musical Performance Stage will feature community groups with pop up performances from a strolling Dixieland band, barbershop quartet, fife and drum corps and many more! Over at the Freedom of Speech Stage, actors will recite portions of historical speeches which define our country; there will also be poets, storytelling and appearances by historical characters.


July 4th

The Independence Day Parade

From 11 am t0 12 pm, stop by Independence Hall for the annual Independence Day Parade.  Food, drinks, entertainment and family activities will be on-hand!


Entertainment on Independence Hall

Celebrate where it all began in 1776. As you explore Historic Philadelphia, enjoy FREE entertainment on Independence Mall!

Experience Historic Philadelphia’s Independence National Historical Park (INHP) which located on the site of many of the seminal events that carried the nation through its founding as a global leader of democratic ideals.

The Liberty Bell Center, Independence Hall, Congress Hall, the New Hall Military Museum, Franklin Court, the Bishop White House and the Graff House are just some of the buildings that make up Independence National Historical Park — all of which are free.


Wawa Welcome America July 4th Concert

The July 4th Concert is FREE and open to the public. The July 4th Concert is at a NEW time this year – 7 p.m. Celebrity performances on the iconic Benjamin Franklin Parkway will headline the non-stop live concert featuring food trucks, beer gardens and fun activities. The Concert will honor Philly’s own Boyz II Men and feature performances by The Philly POPS, Mandy Gonzalez, Tony DeSare and the legendary Mary J. Blige!

The concert is free and open to all! Tickets are not needed for the concert, however, they are required for the front section in Eakins Oval.

Freedom Festival Fireworks

The grand finale includes two simultaneous shows, the Wawa Welcome America Fireworks presented by NBCUniversal and Pyrotecnico ​over the Benjamin Franklin Parkway on the Schuylkill River partners with The Freedom Festival Fireworks at Wiggins Park over the Delaware River Waterfront sponsored by the Camden County Chosen Board of Freeholders​.


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