Did you know that Pennsylvania was the first and only state to designate Flag Day a state holiday? If not, head to one of these celebratory events honoring the symbol of our country!

Flag Fest

Betsy Ross House
239 Arch St
Philadelphia, Pa.
www.historicphiladelphia.org
June 13 – 20, times vary

Flag Fest at the Betsy Ross House—the birthplace of the nation’s flag—returns! The week-long celebration features historical re-enactors, crafts and daily flag-raising ceremonies. It kicks off with Stars & Stripes Saturday, a full day of activities–like live patriotic music, puppet shows, old school carnival games, delicious food and even an aerial circus!

Flag Day Parade & Fireworks

Kerr Field
Bailey Rd & Ruskin Ln
Yeadon, Pa.
www.yeadonborough.com
June 13, Dusk

Head to the ‘burbs for a Flag Day parade, an antique car show, a naturalization ceremony and finally, a fireworks celebration! The show begins at dusk.

Stars and Stripes Festival: Flag Day and Army Birthday 2015

National Constitution Center
525 Arch St
Philadelphia, Pa.
www.constitutioncenter.org
June 14, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Celebrate the birth of the American flag and the American Army at the NCC, where the fun begins with a flag-raising ceremony on the Center’s front lawn. Afterwards, watch a patriotic parade, see sky divers land on Independence Mall, celebrate as 13 people become Americans, participate in giant flag-folding, and more. Events are happening throughout Historic Philadelphia, including Independence Hall and the (aforementioned) Betsy Ross House.

Liberty 360

PECO Theater, Historic Philadelphia Center
6th & Chestnut Sts.
Philadelphia, Pa.
www.historicphiladelphia.org
Ongoing, starting at 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; $6 adults, $5 for kids/veterans/students/seniors

This 3-D show features a realistic Ben Franklin as your guide through 15 of the nation’s most beloved symbols. The show is 15 minutes long and plays every 20 minutes.