By Mike DeNardo

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Independence Day isn’t until tomorrow, but Philadelphia’s Fourth of July celebration was already getting underway this morning.

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Philadelphia’s Third of July celebration features food and music at the “Liberty Block Party,” on Independence Mall.

Then, at night, the Philly Pops perform a variety of American favorites in front of Independence Hall (above).

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That’s why Cindy Breed of Alexandria, Va. is here.

“It’s kind of where it all began, and the celebration is fabulous here,” she said.  “We’ve been here a couple of times before on the Fourth, and it’s our favorite city to come celebrate in on the Fourth.”

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And the actual Fourth of July will feature the “Party on the Parkway,” with a free concert by The Roots, followed by fireworks over the art museum.