Happy 4th of July weekend to all! Don’t miss the celebrations and patriotic fun happening all around this weekend. Enjoy fireworks, festivals, concerts and so much more to celebrate our country’s birthday with a bang!
The Liberty Block Party is taking place this Friday July 3rd from 1-8:30pm on 5th and 6th streets between Market and Chestnut. Don’t miss the largest block party of the summer with a vibrant sampling of Philadelphia’s food scene plus live entertainment and more. Entrance is free. Food and drink for purchase.
The Philly POPS! return to celebrate America’s birthday with POPS! On Independence – a free concert on the steps of Independence hall this Friday July 3rd starting at 8pm. Free.
It’s a weekend of Independence Day Family Fun at Franklin Square this weekend Friday July 3rd through Sunday July 5th with Philly Mini Golf, playgrounds, Parx Liberty Carousel and tasty Philadelphia treats offered from Squareburger. $5 for adults, 4 for children.
Save the world at The Marvel Experience this holiday weekend! This interactive character experience is only in town for the final weekend running July 3rd – 5th at the Lincoln Financial Field! See your favorite Marvel characters in action and get in on the fun with this hyper-reality immersive experience!! Tickets $24.90 – $54.90.
Celebration of Freedom
Saturday July 4th
10am – 11am
6th & Chestnut Streets
Pay tribute to our nation at the Wawa Welcome America Celebration of Freedom Ceremony this Saturday July 4th at 10am at Independence Hall. The celebration features inspiring remarks, music and a reading of select excerpts from the Declaration of Independence among other special celebration activities. Free.
Don’t miss the largest Independence Day Parade in decades on the streets of Philadelphia – where it all took place! Join thousands of participants on Saturday July 4th from 11am – 1pm as they march through the nation’s most historic square mile to celebrate freedom and our nation’s birth. Free.
Head to historic Stenton Mansion on Saturday July 4th from 11:30am – 1pm for the historic 4th of July Celebration featuring make your own ice cream, American flag-themed activities, live music, colonial games and activities and more. Free.
The fun on the river continues this weekend at Spruce Street Harbor Park Blue Cross River Rink July 3rd – 5th open 11am – 11pm. Families can enjoy fun and food on the river as well as the new outdoor roller skating rink featuring roller skates and in-line skates for rent! Free admission. $3 skating, $10 skates rental.
The Animal Grossology exhibit continues this weekend at the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia. Kids of all ages will be amused and educated with this fun exhibit highlighting the slimiest, stinkiest, and yuckiest creatures on earth! Exhibit entrance is $5.00 in addition to museum admission $15.95/adults, $13.95 kids ages 3-12.
The Freedom Festival happening along the Camden Waterfront on Saturday July 4th starting at 5pm features all American fare, giveaways, live music including and a fireworks show along the river. Free.
The Art of the Brick continues this weekend running Friday July 3rd through Sunday July 5th at The Franklin Institute. The display of LEGO brick artistic masterpieces explores the intersection of art and science and will delight builders and LEGO fans of all ages. Tickets $24-$29 and does not include museum admission.
Enjoy free admission to the beautiful Brandywine River Museum of Art on Sunday mornings including this Sunday July 5th between 9:30am – 12pm. Also happening this Sunday is “Shape Escape” – the PNC Arts Alive First Sunday for Families program featuring three dimensional art-making in response to sculpture inside and outside the museum grounds. Free until 12 Noon.
Wawa Welcome America! Party on the Parkway
Saturday July 4th
20th Street to Eakins Oval
Benjamin Franklin Parkway
The Party on the Parkway day-long event happening Saturday July 4th features blocks of fun with games, entertainment, food, and more for the whole family with live music and family friendly fun! Free.
The Largest Free Concert in America – the Philly 4th of July Jam – is again taking place along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway at Eakins Oval this Saturday July 4th starting at 7:30pm starring The Roots and special guests and other surprise acts finished with the fireworks display over the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Free.
The Rivers and Waterways Family Festival is happening on Sunday July 5th at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Enjoy art-making, family tours and a screening of Academy Award nominated film Song of the Sea. Free with admission. Plus enjoy “pay what you wish” admission this Sunday for the 1st Sunday of the month!