Feelings of patriotism are only enhanced with Independence Day parades and fireworks shows. See when and where your town is holding them.


Wednesday, July 1

Philadelphia: Get more bang for your buck — literally — after the Phillies' game. Approximately 15 minutes after the close of the games on Wednesday (and Thursday, July 2) against the Brewers, Citizens Bank Park (1 Citizens Bank Way) will host a fireworks display.

Thursday, July 2

Philadelphia: After the Philadelphia Orchestra performs for free at 8 p.m. the Great Plaza at Penn's Landing (101 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd.), a fireworks show will cap off the evening.

Friday, July 3

Ambler: Community carnival opens at 5 p.m. at Wissahickon High School (521 Houston Rd.) with fireworks starting around 9 p.m. 

Langhorne: After a 9 p.m. character-filled parade on Friday and Saturday, July 4, at Sesame Place (100 Sesame Rd.) a fireworks show will fill the sky set to Sesame Street music. 

Lambertville-New Hope: Fireworks will shoot beginning at 9:30 p.m. just south of the Lambertville-New Hope Toll Supported Bridge (Route 202).

Saturday, July 4

Lansdowne: 9 a.m. parade, beginning at East Greenwood and Wycombe Avenues, featuring favorites like marching bands, antique cars and floats. The route ends at Penn Wood High School (100 Green Ave.) where there'll be games and prizes. Come back at dusk for fireworks.

Southampton: The annual Southampton Days festival culminates with a 9:30 a.m. parade that starts on Jaymor Rd. and heads north on 2nd St. Pike to Klinger Middle School (1415 2nd St. Pike). Music and fireworks are set to begin at 7:30 p.m. behind the middle school. 

Skippack: Parade kicks off at 11 a.m. and heads down Route 73 into Skippack Village. A 3 p.m. barbecue at Parc Bistro (4067 Skippack Pike) helps bridge the parade into fireworks at dusk at Palmer Park (Heckler Rd. and Collegeville Rd.).

Glenside: Parade begins at 4 p.m. at Roslyn Ave. and Jenkintown Rd. to Easton Rd. and concluding on E. Waverly Rd. Fireworks start at 9 p.m. at Abington High School (900 Highland Ave.).

Radnor: Fireworks begin at dusk, gates open at 6:30 p.m. at Radnor High School (130 King of Prussia Rd.). Food, games and music are also set for the night. (Rain date: Sunday, July 5.)

Philadelphia: Philadelphia's Historic District will be filled with over 6,000 patriotic paraders taking to the streets starting at 11 a.m. at 5th and Chestnut Streets. The route takes a right on 9th Street towards Market Street, heads east on Market towards Front Street and ends at Front and Chestnut Streets.

At the close of the 4th of July Jam featuring The Roots, Miguel, Jennifer Nettles, MKTO and Zella Day, a huge fireworks show illuminates the sky behind the Philadelphia Museum of Art (2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway).

Lower Providence Township: Hear some patriotic tunes starting at 6:30 p.m. at Eagleville Park (100 Parklane Dr.) followed by a dusk fireworks show. (Rain date: Sunday, July 5).

Phoenixville: Friendship Field (Fillmore St. and Franklin Ave.) will be the spot to be at 8:30 p.m. for fireworks.

Narberth: 9 p.m. pyrotechnics show at Narberth Playground (80 Windsor Ave.).

Downingtown: Closing out an action-packed Good Neighbor Day, fireworks will set off at dusk.


Thursday, July 2

Medford: Family-friendly entertainment, food and, of course, fireworks. The celebration runs from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Freedom Park (Old Marlton Pike and Jones Rd.)

Friday, July 3

Haddonfield: Dusk fireworks at Haddonfield High School (401 Kings Highway East). Parade begins at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 4 at Kings Highway and Chestnut Street.

Haddon Township: Cozy up for dusk fireworks at Haddon Township High School (406 Memorial Ave.).

Washington Township: The fireworks get underway at 9 p.m. at Washington Township High School (529 Hurffville Crosskeys Rd.).

Atlantic City: A reading of the Declaration of Independence will kick off a 9:30 p.m. explosives display.

Saturday, July 4

Wildwood: Community lead parade departs from 9th and Atlantic Avenues at 9 a.m. and ends at 1st and Surf Avenues. (Rain date, Sunday, July 5.) Pop a squat on the beach for 10 p.m. fireworks.

Pitman: A grand ol' Independence Day Parade will travel down Broadway starting at 9:55 a.m. celebrating the 50th anniversary of The Sound of Music. (Rain date: Monday, July 6.) Come sundown Alcyon Park (W. Holly and Cedar Avenues) will be the spot for fireworks.

Ocean City: This shore town does not disappoint with not one, but two parades. One starts at 10 a.m. at 40th St. and Central Ave. and travels south on Central to the 52nd Street Playground. The other starts at 10 a.m. at the Longport Bridge Parking Lot (Dorset and Calvert Avenues). Fireworks, visible from both beach and boardwalk, will be fired at 10 p.m.

Cape May: Watch an oceanfront fireworks show at 9 p.m. at Congress Hall (251 Beach Ave.). The fun continues on Sunday, July 5 for a 1 p.m. Independence Day Parade starting at the Cape May Convention Hall (714 Beach Ave.)

Collingswood: Music and fireworks at Collingswood High School (424 Collings Ave.). Music starts at 8 p.m., fireworks begin at 9:15 p.m.

Camden: Following an evening of performances, beginning at 5 p.m., the Freedom Festival at Wiggins Park (2 Riverside Dr.) concludes with a 9:30 p.m. fireworks show.

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