Philadelphia Plans Biggest Fireworks Show Yet For July 4, 2018
July 2, 2018 | Heather Griesser LaPierre
Philadelphia’s fireworks outshine the rest, and not just because they blast off in the place where Independence Day began. The city dedicates a full week to Fourth of July celebrations, via the Wawa Welcome America festival, consisting of museum days, alfresco concerts, outdoor movie nights, parties and two epic fireworks shows—including the biggest the event has ever seen. 

  • Freedom Festival – Across the mighty Delaware River from Philadelphia, Camden, New Jersey’s Wiggins Waterfront Park celebrates the Fourth with live music, food vendors, a salute to veterans and a beer garden. The event culminates in over-the-river pyrotechnics—also visible from the Philly side of the river. Wednesday, July 4. Entertainment at 5 p.m., fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Riverside Drive & Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard.

  • Wawa Welcome America July 4th Concert & Fireworks – The Fourth’s grand finale takes place on the 100-year-old Benjamin Franklin Parkway. An epic concert—Pitbull headlines; Heather Headley and the Philadelphia POPS perform too—precedes what organizers promise to be the biggest fireworks display in the festival’s 26-year history. Wednesday, July 4. Concert at 7 p.m., fireworks at 10 p.m. 26th Street & the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

If your not planning on going into the city here are some other options in  Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties...

Chester County
Downingtown Good Neighbor Day
Date:  July 4, 2018 at Dusk
Where: Kerr Park
1 Park Lane, Downingtown, Pa 19335

Uwchlan Township Community DayDate:  July 7, 2018 at Dusk
Where: Lionville Park
51 Devon Drive , Exton, Pa 19341

Nottingham County Park Freedom Fest

Date:  July 7, 2018 at 9:45pm
Where: Nottingham County Park
150 Park Rd, Nottingham, Pa 19362

Parkesburg Community DayDate:  July 7, 2018 at Dusk
Where: Minch Park
300 West Third Ave, Parkesburg, Pa 19365

Delaware County
Upper Darby Concert and Fireworks
Date:  July 3, 2018 at 9:20pm
Where: Upper Darby High School Memorial Stadium
601 Lansdowne Ave, Drexel Hill, Pa 19026

Bethel Township Independence Day Fireworks
Date:  July 3, 2018 at Dusk
Where: Bethel Springs Elementary School
3280 Foulk Road, Garnet Valley, Pa 19060

Norwood Fourth Of July Fireworks
Date:  July 3, 2018 at Dusk
Where: Winona Park
401-499 E Winona Ave, Norwood, Pa 19074

Clifton Heights July 4th
Date:  July 4, 2018 at 9:15pm
Where: Clifton Heights Athletic Field
212 N. Springfield  Clifton Heights, Pa 19018

Aston Township 4th of July
Date:  July 4, 2018 at Dusk
Where: Sun Valley High School Athletic Fields
2881 Pancoast Ave  Aston, Pa 19014

Montgomery County 
Conshohocken Independence Day
Date:  July 3, 2018 at 9:45pm
Where: Sutcliffe Park
West 9th & Freedley Street,  Conshohocken, Pa 19428

Glenside America the Beautiful Fireworks

Date:  July 4, 2018 at 9:00pm
Where: Abington High School
900 Highland Ave
in Glenside, Pennsylvania 19001

Norristown Independence Day
Date:  July 4, 2018 at Dusk
Where: Elmwood Park
Harding Blvd,  Norristown, Pa 19401

Ambler Kiwanis Fourth of July
Date:  July 6, 2018 at Dusk
Where: Wissahickon High School
521 Houston Road, Ambler, Pa 19002

Norco Fair Fireworks
Date:  July 6, 2018 at 10:30pm
Where: Route 724 East of the Coventry Mall
 Pottstown, Pa 19465


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