Some of you may not want to venture into the city for the Wawa Welcome America! Festivities. Don’t worry because you can also catch front row views of the live performances and fireworks from the comfort of your own home. On Weds, July 4th starting at 7pm on 6ABC with concert and ending with the fireworks finale. I can also be seen streaming live here: http://new.livestream.com/
If you’re like me and love the real deal when it comes to firework displays, here’s the scoop on all the local firework shows through out the Philly area.
Philly 4th of July Jam and Grand Finale Fireworks at Benjamin Franklin Parkway, 20th and Eakins Oval, 7pm – 10pm. The Roots will serve as the house band for 4th of July Jam Concert. The festival’s Musical Director Ahmir “?uestlove” Thompson will perform alongside Queen Latifah, Daryl Hall, Common, Joe Jonas and more special guests, on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Following this spectacular performance will be an amazing fireworks display over the Philadelphia Museum of Art at 11pm.
Lawncrest: 4th Of July celebration kicks off at 9am with the parade. Starting at Martins Mill Road and Rising Sun Avenue and ending several blocks away in front of the Lawncrest Rec Center. Enjoy children’s rides, live entertainment & more. Fireworks begin at dusk.
Friday Night Lights at Penn’s Landing: The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation will be presenting FREE fireworks on six consecutive Fridays debuting Friday, July 27th through Friday, August 31st. The fireworks will begin at 9:15 p.m. and be launched landside from the quay in the Penn’s Landing Marina, near the new RiverStage at Penn’s Landing.
Abington/Glenside: July 4th Fireworks Spectacular starts 9:15 p.m. at Abington Sr. High
Eagleville: Concert by “Soul Purpose” starts 6:30pm at Eagleville Park July 4. Fireworks at dusk.
Limerick: July 4 at Waltz Golf Farm. Fireworks at 9:30 pm. Stay late and get 50% off mini golf after the fireworks.
Conshohocken: Fireworks and Festivities on Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at Sutcliffe Park. Groundbreaking Ceremony for the new Concession Stand at 5pm followed by Music, Kids Activities, Food, Toys, and Karate Demonstration. Fireworks begin at approximately 9:30 pm.
Lower Gwynedd Wissahickon: Friday, July 6th at Wissahickon Middle School. Fireworks at dusk.
Lower Moreland: July 6 at Lower Moreland High School. Fireworks at 9 pm.
Lower Providence Township: July 4. Lower Providence’s Eagleville Park will set the stage for a concert by “Soul Purpose” at 6:30 pm followed by a fireworks display at 9:30 pm.
Narberth: Narberth’s 4th of July festivities run from 9:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Narberth Park located at 80 Windsor Street, with kids games, a baby parade, basketball toss, and more. Later the Zing Kings perform at 7:30 p.m. followed by a pyrotechnic extravaganza.
Norristown: Enjoy a variety of bands, antique cars, an antique train, and local organization groups. Motown review concert at 6pm, Various Venders, Stony Creek Anglers, Day full of children’s activities! Fireworks at Elmwood Park at dusk.
Skippack Village: Parade begins 11am, BBQ at Parc Bistro and fireworks at dusk in Skippack Village.
Upper Merion: Heuser Park. July 4. Fireworks at 9 pm.
Doylestown: July 1 Philly Horn Band & Fireworks at Central Park starts at 7:30 pm. An Independence Day celebration featuring The Philly Horn Band (the “ Ultimate Party Band “) will entertain you with everything from big band to disco to current top 40 hits. Fireworks at dusk. Rain date: Sunday, July 8th.
Newtown: July 7 at Newtown Middle School. Fireworks at 9:30 pm. First Fourth is an annual community event that is run by volunteers. This year’s event will feature a parade through Newtown, a baseball game between township and borough employees, a Colonial encampment at the Newtown Middle School with members of the Crossing Community Church offering cooking demos and cannons. There will also be a fireworks display sponsored by the Newtown Athletic Club.
Peddler’s Village: The 9th annual “Celebration of Freedom” will be held on Saturday, June 30 at 4pm. Live entertainment, children’s activities, and picnic-style favorites await you at this patriotic event. Fireworks display at 9:15pm. FREE Festival Admission and FREE Parking.
Sesame Place: The night sky sparkles at Sesame Place, with a spectacular fireworks show, set to a Sesame Street music, making the festivities on Independence Day weekend truly memorable. Fireworks are immediately following the 9pm evening performance of the “Neighborhood Street Party” parade. Entry into the park will be limited 5 minutes prior to the start of fireworks.
Southampton: July 4 Concert & Fireworks behind Klinger Middle School featuring The Uptown Band Featuring Erich Cawalla & Jennifer Kinder starts at 7:30pm. National Anthem at 9:30pm and fireworks to start at 9:35pm.
Quakertown: July 4, Community Day at Quakertown Memorial Park. Festivites include an antique car show, children’s activities, food booths, fire company water battles, live music and entertainment. Fireworks at 9:30pm.
Clifton Heights: On July 4th, the parade will start 10am at E. Madison and Marple Ave, continue down Marple to Baltimore Ave, to Chruch St, finishing at Clifton Field. Flea Market, Award Ceremony, and more starts at 11:45 am at Clifton field. We will host a variety of vendors, award prizes, a moon bounce and much much more! Stop by for some holiday fun. Family fun, including disc jockey, dancing and fireworks from 7p-9p (Fireworks show to begin around 9:00pm) Cars are $5 and tickets to the field are $5 per person. Kids 3 accompanied by a paying adult do not need a ticket.
Lansdowne: July 4. Fireworks at 9pm at Penn Wood High School Field.
Radnor: The annual Radnor Township July 4th Fireworks will take place at the Radnor High School fields on King of Prussia Road. Fireworks, Music and Games for the Kids. Gates open at Radnor High at 6:30 p.m. Fireworks begin at dusk. Bring your lawn furniture, blanket, or sit in the stands. Tickets in advance can be purchased at the Radnor Township Building and other places throughout the Township. Ticket prices: Car Load in Advance $10.00 Car Load at the Gate $15.00. Proceeds from the Fireworks Celebration benefits the Radnor Scholarship Fund.
Ridley Park: The Recreation Board will host the parade which begins at ABC Park and concludes at the Firehouse Field. Games, Activities and food will follow. Fireworks and Car Show will be held on Saturday, July 7. Car Show starts at 2pm. Fireworks begin at dusk.
Camden: Independence Blast! Fireworks at the Waterfront! Saturday, July 2nd. Fireworks at dusk at Camden Waterfront Park.
Collingswood: July 4th, All About Me will take the stage as the Borough celebrates America’s independence. The band is composed of some of the best musicians and composers in the Philadelphia region and will entertain the crowd with popular music and play patriotic tunes during the fireworks. Admission is free. Gates open at 6:30 p.m.; Show starts at 8 p.m. One of the best fireworks displays in the area kicks off at approximately 9:15 p.m. at the high school stadium (424 Collings Ave).
Haddon Township: July 3. The festivities begin at 7pm at the Haddon Township High School Football Stadium with a performance by High Fidelity, playing rock and roll classics from the sixties to today. Fireworks at dusk. Admission is free and refreshments will be sold. The rain date for the fireworks display is Wednesday, July 4th.
Haddonfield: July 3. Haddonfield Memorial High School Stadium. Fireworks at dusk.
Heading Down the Shore?
Atlantic City: July 4. 9:30 pm. The fireworks show titled “Let it Rock” is approximately 20 minutes in length and is visible for a one mile stretch of the Boardwalk and beach from Revel Resort on Metropolitan Avenue to The Atlantic Club on Boston Avenue.
Cape May: July 4 at Congress Hall. Fireworks at 9:15.
Ocean City: July 4 at 9th Street Beach. Kite Flying competition at 5pm and Fireworks at dusk.
Sea Isle City: July 4 at JFK Blvd & The Beach. Fireworks at dusk.
Stone Harbor: July 4 at 80th Street Field. Fireworks and concert, 9 pm.
Ventnor: July 4 at Granville Avenue. Fireworks at 9 pm.
Wildwood: July 4 at The beach at Pine Ave. Fireworks at dusk.
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