15 Ways To Celebrate July 4th Around the Philadelphia Suburbs

From parades to carnivals to fireworks shows, these Independence Day events are perfect for the entire family.



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Wawa Welcome America
Thru July 4, Philadelphia

The annual Wawa Welcome America festival features tons of free events throughout Philadelphia from June 30 to July 4, culminating in a fireworks show and concert.

Conshohocken Fireworks Display
July 3, Conshohocken

Sutcliffe Park hosts this patriotic event, which kicks off at 6 p.m. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and food to enjoy while listening to live music ahead of the nighttime display.

Upper Darby Township’s Fireworks Show
July 3, Drexel Hill

Live performances from Philadelphia's Chico’s Vibe and Upper Darby Summer Stage’s Shooting Stars precede the 9:20 p.m. fireworks at Upper Darby High School.

Merwood Park’s 4th of July Celebration
July 3-4, Ardmore

Festivities begin on Wednesday evening with a neighborhood block party and softball game, followed by with a parade, outdoor games and lunchtime picnic the next day.

76th Annual 4th of July Parade and Carnival
July 4, Penn Wynne

This patriotic parade wends its way through Penn Wynne, with participants decking out their bikes and wagons in patriotic displays. It culminates with a carnival at Penn Wynne Park.

Good Neighbor Day
July 4, Downingtown

From an early morning 5K, kayak, canoe and bicycle races to the evening’s live music and fireworks, there’s something for everyone to enjoy during Downingtown’s Good Neighbor Day celebration.

Media’s Independence Day Celebrations
July 4, Media

Kids will have a blast at both the morning celebration in Barrall Field and at Glen Providence Park’s movie under the stars screening of National Treasure.

Narberth’s 4th of July Celebration and Fireworks
July 4, Narberth

One of the largest area 4th of July celebrations, Narberth will host a carnival, complete with games and food, a parade and a fireworks display.

Neighborhood Club of Bala Cynwyd Independence Day Celebration
July 4, Bala Cynwyd

Now in its 103rd year, Bala Cynwyd’s 4th of July celebration kicks off at 9:30 a.m. with a community parade and subsequent carnival, featuring rides, races and food from regional restaurants.

Patriots in the Park: Celebrating the 4th of July at Valley Forge
July 4, Valley Forge

One of the most fitting places in the country to celebrate July 4 has to be Valley Forge National Historical Park, which hosts its Community Picnic in the Park with a cookout, music and more.

Phoenixville’s Independence Day Celebration Fireworks

July 4, Phoenixville
Phoenixville’s annual Independence Day celebration will take place at Friendship Field.

Upper Merion Township’s 44th Annual 4th of July Celebration
July 4, King of Prussia

Starting at 3 p.m. in Heuser Park, guests of all ages can enjoy a carnival, concert and nightly fireworks show. There will also be a beer garden for adults to sip on local brews.

Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation’s Independence Day Celebrations
July 4-7, Newtown Square

Pay tribute to the nation’s founding fathers by signing a Declaration of Independence replica at Ridley Creek State Park’s historic plantation. Weekend activities include personal flag designs, s’mores and candle making.

Red, White + BBQ
July 4-7, Chadds Ford

Chaddford Winery’s holiday includes specialty treats like themed wine slushies and Sangria wine popsicles, plus live music and local barbecue food trucks.


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Beers of the Presidents at Black Powder Tavern
July 6, Wayne

This historic restaurant’s colonial festivity in collaboration with Philadelphia’s Yards Brewing Company includes $5 tap brews, patriotic cocktails and historical impersonators.

Looking for more things to do this month? Check out our July events guide here

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