The Fourth of July, a.k.a. Independence Day is right around the corner and we have all you need to know to celebrate the birth of America’s independence. With festivities ranging from parades, fireworks, concerts, cookouts and patriotic 5Ks, our 2022 4th of July Guide has all the resources you need to plan a fun and memorable weekend with family and friends! Scroll down for events and activities, food and drink, fireworks and parades and other local services.
Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival
When: July 4th, 6-11 pm
Where: Franklin Square, 200 N. 6th Street, Philadelphia
The Dragon is back! Returning for the first time in 3 years, the Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival in Franklin Square is a celebration of light and culture with spectacular steel-framed and silk-wrapped giant lighted sculptures. The 2022 Festival will illuminate Franklin Square at 6th and Race Streets in historic Philadelphia from June 21-August 7th nightly, with over 30 larger than life displays in bright colors.
Independence Day at Philadelphia National Constitution Center
When: July 4th, 10 am – 5 pm
Where: Independence Mall, 525 Arch Street, Philadelphia
Join the National Constitution Center for patriotic festivities, exploring the history of the Declaration of Independence and how the definition of “We the People” has expanded since 1776. Attend the interactive Independence Day show and American Flag History and Etiquette workshops, as well as create Colonial-era arts and crafts and stop by the museum’s Revolutionary War encampment on the museum’s front lawn. The event is free in recognition of Independence Day.
The 4th at the Fort
When: July 4th, 10 am – 4 pm
Where: Fort Mifflin, 6400 Hog Island Road, Philadelphia
Celebrate American Independence at an intact Revolutionary War battlefield! Learn the story of the greatest bombardment of the American Revolution during guided tours, musket and cannon demonstrations and Revolutionary War Soldier Life display. BYO picnic to enjoy in the shaded, riverfront picnic area. Reserve a picnic table ($10) with patriotic table coverings and garbage bags provided. Unreserved tables are first come, first serve.
Party on the Parkway
When: July 4th, 12 pm – 7 pm
Where: Benjamin Franklin Parkway,
The Party on the Parkway is back and the entertainment is non-stop. There will be two performance stages – Pennsylvania Lottery Groove Stage and the Rumba 106.1 Dance Party. Enjoy a day-long party jam packed with entertainment, games, food trucks, giveaways and more. Kids can enjoy fun games and activities at the PECO Kids Zone! There will be a book giveaway, courtesy of Books in Homes USA and before the concert begins, be sure to check in with PA Turnpike for a chance to win access to the front section of the July 4th Concert via the E-ZPass Fast Pass!
Newtown Athletic Club
2022 Happening List Finalist for Amusement!
890 W. Bridge Street, Morrisville, PA
Visit Snipes Farm this 4th of July weekend, a 7th generation family farm. The farm offers the use of its land for the establishment of a not-for-profit educational resource: The Snipes Farm and Education Center. At Snipes Farm, you’ll find classes, as well as a Farm Market on Saturdays. They also offer diverse volunteer opportunities including farming, education, maintenance, seasonal events, etc.
2022 Bucks Happening List Winner for Appetizer!
River House at Odette’s
2022 Bucks Happening List Winner for Hotel!
274 River Road, New Hope, PA
Fête de la Bastille
Join us for a Bastille Day celebration like no other at River House! On Thursday, July 14th from 6-9PM, we will be throwing an indoor/outdoor Parisian fair in the Rhapsody Ballroom, recreating the sights and sounds of the city of lights as a nod to our leading lady Actress Odette Myrtil who inspired the heart and soul of the hotel! Partnering with local businesses for our “Terrasse Odette,” there will be music, picnic tables, a variety of shopping, St. Germaine cocktails, French Wine, and more! With the sun shining, our Bastille Day celebration is the perfect excuse to spend a day living your chicest Parisian life with a whole lot of Joie de Vivre!
Planet Smoothie Horsham
575 Horsham Road (Located in the Horsham Corner)
Horsham, PA 19044
Cool off on the fourth at Planet Smoothie Horsham with 15% off smoothies all day!
Come see why Planet Smoothie is The Best Tasting Smoothie on the Planet! With over 35+ varieties of smoothies blended with real fruit that are lower in sugar and calories, we’ve got smoothies to fit every lifestyle. Start your holiday weekend off with one of our protein options for a protein-packed snack or meal replacement. Planet Smoothie Horsham is located in the Horsham Corner Shopping Center.
Playa Bowls of Newtown
2022 Happening List Winner for Smoothie/Juice!
2913 South Eagle Road, Newtown, PA
Playa Bowls is your slice of summer, anytime. Using the freshest, highest quality ingredients, they serve healthy, delicious açaí, pitaya, coconut bowls, award winning smoothies and fresh juices with sustainability and community in mind. Their bowls and smoothies are the perfect way to cool off in the summer heat. Stop by our Newtown, PA location and enjoy their indoor and outdoor dining area from 7am to 9pm Monday through Friday and 8am to 9pm Saturday and Sunday or come see us in Fairless Hills, PA 7am to 10pm Monday through Friday and 8am to 10pm Saturday and Sunday. Stop by and try their summer specials including the Glow Bowl, Pineapple Mango Pina Colada smoothie, Coconut Cold Brew, Watermelon Refresh Juice, and Coconut Protein Bites. See you in Pineappleland!
Philadelphia July 4th Dinner Cruise
Penn’s Landing, 301 S Christopher Columbus Blvd, #2, Philadelphia
The 4th of July Fireworks Signature Dinner Cruise on the Delaware River is an unforgettable way to celebrate the 4th of July and see the city from the water. While onboard, enjoy chef-prepared menus, creative cocktails, beer, wine and Philadelphia’s most incredible views from the water. This holiday, celebrate with distinctive service from the climate-controlled interior and open-air outdoor decks while you cruise past Philadelphia’s Skyline. After dinner, watch the fireworks!
Salute to America Independence Day Parade
Philadelphia’s Historic District, 5th and Chestnut Streets
July 4th, 11 am – 12 pm
The Salute to America Day Parade brings to life the words of the Constitution preamble, “We the People,” with more than 4,000 participants processing from Independence Hall around America’s Most Historic Square Mile. The parade showcases the contributions and talents of diverse groups with colorful floats, marching bands, and proud military units.
Wawa Welcome America Festival
Various locations including Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia
June 19 – July 4
Philadelphia’s Wawa Welcome America Festival is an extended celebration of independence. There are dozens of free events that include free admission to museums and attractions on select days, musical performances from local and national artists and community centered events. The 16-day celebration ends on the Fourth of July with a massive free concert, featuring award-winning artist Jason Derulo, popstar Ava Max and Grammy-winning gospel singer, Tori Kelly on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, followed by a stunning fireworks display over the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Illuminated Fountain Shows at Longwood Gardens
Longwood Gardens, 1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square, PA
Kennett Square’s popular and breathtakingly beautiful botanical garden celebrates the Spirit of America with beautiful patriotic music and an illuminated light shows.
Waterfront Fireworks at Penn’s Landing
301 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia
July 2, 4-9 pm
Watch the fireworks over the Delaware River to cap off the patriotic show by the U.S. Army’s Pershing Own at Penn’s Landing.
Fireworks at Sesame Place
Summer unWINEd at Shady Brook Farm
Hillis Adjustment Agency
2336 Street Road, Bensalem, PA
As we get ready to celebrate Independence Day with our family and friends, Hillis would like to provide you with some helpful tips to have a safe Fourth of July.
1. Ensure That Fire Extinguishers Are Readily Available
2. Ensure That Fireworks And Other Flammable Material Are Stored Safely And Utilized Responsibly
3. Avoid The Use Of Professional-Grade Fireworks
4. Do Not Light Fireworks Close To Your Home
5. Soak Used And Unused Fireworks In Water For Several Hours After Use
6. Do Not Position Your Barbecue Grill Against Your Home Or Any Other Structure
7. HAVE FUN, STAY SAFE!
If you do sustain damages to your home call Hillis Adjustment Agency as we can assist you in each aspect of your claim.
We assist with ALL property claims and if we can not be of service we have built solid, trusted relationships over the past 35 years so we can refer to you someone who can assist you!
La Chelé Medical Aesthetics
2022 Happening List Winner for Med Spa!
NEW HOPE, PA: 215.862.6100 | NEWTOWN, PA: 267.753.7676
We all know that it is important to protect your skin all year long – but even more so when we are spending more time outdoors in the hot summer sun. La Chelé offers the products you need to protect your skin from the sun, keep your skin hydrated and prevent the factors of aging! Their La Chelé BB Cream SPF 44 is a water-resistant physical sunscreen that utilizes a moisturizing base with a sheer, universal tint suitable for most skin tones. Gentle and light to wear under makeup for skin protection! Contains Zinc Oxide 10% and Titanium Dioxide 5.5% to protect against UVA-aging and UVB-burning rays. Their (Plated) Revitalizing Essence provides Regenerative exosomes delivering antioxidants and growth factors to help calm the skin and help prevent against the factors of aging. Great for sensitive skin! Finally, their (Plated) Intensive Repair Serum is a fast-acting hydrating serum that delivers antioxidants and growth factors to the skin and protects against signs of aging.
Stay protected and look great with skincare from La Chelé this summer and all year long!
Weed Man Bucks County
2022 Happening List Winner for Landscaping!
211 N Sycamore St
Newtown, PA 18940
Bucks County Office: 215-968-1845
Montgomery County Office: 610-940-6900
Get your yard BBQ ready! Weed Man’s lawn care services result in a lush, green and weed- and insect-free lawn! Offering lawn fertilization, weed control and integrated pest management services, Weed Man Lawn Care program will ensure you have a beautiful yard all summer long. And through our sub-brand, Mosquito Hero, we can also help with controlling mosquito populations on your property! Beat the buzz with our full range of effective lawn care and mosquito control services. Locally owned and operated, Weed Man Bucks County is backed by decades of experience! We are committed to the health and beautification of residential landscapes, working to give homeowners a place where they can comfortably relax and feel proud to call home. Spend uninterrupted time in your yard this season, with our help. Want to learn more? Visit us online today at weedman.com to request your free quote!
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