Independence Day

(Visitors pass by as work crews set up stage equipment for the Philly Pops' concert in front of Independence Hall.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia Celebrates July 4th With Big Roster Of Activities

Philadelphia is, once again, going all out to make sure the birthplace of the nation has its best birthday celebration.

07/04/2015

(Visitors pass by as work crews set up stage equipment for the Philly Pops' concert in front of Independence Hall.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

The Nation’s Birthplace Revs Up Once Again For America’s Birthday

Independence Day isn’t until Saturday, but Philadelphia’s Fourth of July celebration was already getting underway on Friday morning.

07/03/2015

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Guide To July 4th Fireworks In The Suburbs

The best part about Independence Day? The fireworks! Here’s where to watch the night sky light up in the suburbs.

06/26/2015

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Guide To July 4th Celebrations At The Shore

Down the shore for the 4th? Celebrate on the beach with festivals, parades and fireworks in these New Jersey and Delaware beach towns!

06/26/2015

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Getaway Guide: Famous Forts For The 4th Of July

Forts have guarded the portals of American settlements since the earliest days of the nation’s colonial history. But they hold greater symbolism on Independence Day, when the glow of fireworks lights up the stars and stripes.

06/25/2015

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America’s Most Patriotic Summer Vacation Spots

The U.S.A. boasts all-American tourist spots from sea to shining sea.

06/25/2015

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Guide To The Welcome America! Festival

Starting June 27th, the massive 4th of July fest will sweep the city, bringing with it a plethora of events for the whole fam. Here’s your guide to the annual celebration.

06/19/2015

(Malcolm Lazin, executive director of Equality Forum, at the LGBT rights 50th annivsary announcement.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Philadelphia Plans for Huge LGBT Rights 50th Anniversary Celebration Next Year

Malcolm Lazin, chair of the 50th anniversary celebration, notes that the 1965 demostrations on behalf of gay rights were an act of tremendous courage at the time.

11/06/2014

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Nutter Promises City Review Of This Year’s [Expletive Deleted] ‘Welcome America’ Concert

And he says the city will try to make next year’s “Welcome America” concert a bit more G-rated.

07/07/2014

(A fife and drum corps marches in the Independence Day parade.  Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

Independence Day Parade Winds Through Old City Philadelphia

There was an abundance of music, costumes, and American flags, a celebration of the many cultures that make up this city.

07/04/2014

(Vice president Joseph Biden, alongside a large-screen projection of himself, speaks during July 4th ceremonies outside Independence Hall.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

VP Biden Helps Philadelphia Celebrate July 4th, Mark Civil Rights Act Anniversary

Vice president Joe Biden is helping celebrate Independence Day in the nation’s birthplace.

07/04/2014

(WISTFUL -- A few hopeful beachgoers find shelter under a gazebo in Sea Isle City, NJ as Hurricane Arthur brushes the coast.  Photo by Brad Segall)

With Hurricane Arthur Nudging NJ Coast, July 4th Is No Beach Day

Hopeful beachgoers were feeling the effects of the storm, with both rain and winds increasing in intensity as the storm passed well off shore.

07/04/2014

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Keep Fireworks Fun

In experienced hands, fireworks can be safe and a source of great excitement. This Independence Day remember that an experienced adult needs to be in charge of the fireworks.

07/04/2014

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Independence Day Celebration Kicks Off In Camden With Freedom Festival

The 2nd Annual Freedom Festival started off with a big bang Thursday aboard the Battleship New Jersey.

07/03/2014

United States fans enjoy the atmosphere prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Round of 16 match between Belgium and the United States (credit: Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

17 World Cup Fans More Prepared For The Fourth Of July Than You

These World Cup fans have a leg-up on us all when it comes to showing their patriotism and we all need to take cues from their American ways. Here are 17 World Cup fans that are more prepared for the 4th of July than you:

07/03/2014

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