The 4th of July is a day to honor the nation’s history, but also enjoy festive gatherings and create unforgettable memories with family and friends. From patriotic parades to spectacular fireworks shows, our 2024 4th of July Guide will help you celebrate America’s birthday in style.

Events & Activities

4th of July Family Day | National Museum of American Jewish History

101 S 5th St, Philadelphia, PA
July 4th, 12 pm

Enjoy a family extravaganza at the National Museum of American Jewish History. Admission is free and registration is encouraged. View the parade from the museum – whether you prefer indoors or outdoors, you’ll have a fantastic spot. Design your own crown and wear it proudly during a read-aloud and performance by Khalil Munir. Sing and dance with Two of a Kind, an interactive musical performance for littles. There is also a self-paced scavenger hunt, crafts and so much more.

Freedom Fest – Festival and Fire Work

Pleasant Hill Park, Linden Ave, Philadelphia, PA
July 4th, 5-9 pm

Freedom Fest is a festival for the whole family! Food trucks, Vendors, live music from Philly heart and soul, and other artist.

Red, White and Blue To-Do

525 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA
July 2nd, 9 am – 7 pm

Kick off Independence Day festivities in America’s birthplace with the inaugural Red, White, & Blue To-Do celebration commemorating the Continental Congress’s vote for independence on July 2, 1776, two days before the Declaration of Independence was signed. The celebrations throughout the Historic District include a parade along Independence Mall, musical performances, restaurant specials and extended hours at historic sites.

4th of July Week at the Museum

Museum of the American Revolution, 101 S. Third Street, Philadelphia, PA
June 29 – July 4

Join the Museum in historic Philadelphia for Independence Day with special activities, costumed interpretation, and crafts for all ages to discover the American Revolution and its ongoing relevance over Fourth of July week.

4th at the Fort | Fort Mifflin

Fort Mifflin and Hog Island Roads, Philadelphia, PA
July 4th, 10 am

Celebrate American Independence at an intact Revolutionary War battlefield! Learn the story of the greatest bombardment of the American Revolution during guided tours, enjoy musket and cannon demonstrations, Revolutionary War Soldier Life program plus living history activities and Patriots vs Loyalists games. BYO picnic to enjoy in the shaded, riverfront picnic area.

Celebration of Freedom Ceremony

520 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA
July 4th, 10 am

Mayor Cherelle L. Parker, along with other speakers will take the stage in front of Independence Hall for a program reflecting on the evolving history of freedom in America and an award ceremony honoring non-profit organizations, volunteers, service members, first responders and healthcare workers making a difference in our community.

Parades & Fireworks

Salute to Independence Parade in Center City

Market and South 2nd Streets, Philadelphia, PA
July 4th, 11 am -12:30 pm

Break out your red, white and blue best: Groups from around the country and world meet in the birthplace of the nation for a grand celebration of American culture, diversity and 248 years of history. The parade kicks off at 2nd and Market streets at 11 a.m. before traveling west through Old City to City Hall.

July 4th Concert and Fireworks | Ben Franklin Parkway

200 N. 19th Street, Philadelphia, PA
July 4th, 7 pm

Philadelphia’s Wawa Welcome America festivities go out with a bang with a giant free-for-everyone party on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The massive concert, headlined by music superstars NE-YO and Kesha, is followed by the city’s largest fireworks display over the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Guests can enter the Parkway through the gates at 20th Street and Logan Circle beginning at 4 p.m.

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