As we celebrate Independence Day and the signing of the Declaration of Independence, we all need to pay homage to the soldiers who fought for our freedom. A day spent in the nation’s first capital, Philadelphia, enjoying parades, fairs and fireworks make for a perfect celebration.

Philadelphia Orchestra
Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing
101 S. Columbus Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19116
(215) 629-3200
July 1, 2016, at 9 p.m.
www.philorch.org

What a perfect way to start off an evening before the spectacular fireworks display at Penn’s Landing. Enjoy the world-renowned Philadelphia Orchestra performance at the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing then watch an awesome fireworks display. You are sure to have the perfect 4th of July evening.

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Wawa Welcome America July 4th Concert
20th Street to Eakins Oval
Philadelphia, PA 19130
July 4, 2016; 5-10 p.m.
www.welcomeamerica.com

Go back in time with some of the greatest musicians and enjoy a retro evening of great music and an unforgettable fireworks display. With the Art Museum as your backdrop, the show makes for one of the best Fourth of July events in the nation. Wawa Welcome America does it up right every year and this year will be no different. Be sure to get there early to secure a spot close to the stage at Eakins Oval.

Sesame Place Fourth Of July BBQ And Fireworks
100 Sesame Road
Langhorne, PA 19047
(866) 464-3566
July 3, 2016- July 4, 2016, at 9 p.m.
www.sesameplace.com

Spending the day at Sesame Place is the perfect way to celebrate Independence day with your littlest kiddies. Dance the night away with Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Cookie Monster, and Count von Count to the beat of your children’s favorite Sesame Street music. The fireworks display will take place after the 9 p.m. show of the Neighborhood Party Night Parade.

Radnor High School
130 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, Pennsylvania 19087
July 4, 2016, at Dusk
www.radnor.com

If you are a suburbanite and would rather avoid the traffic and crowds you may want to try the fireworks display at Radnor High School. Gather at the football field or the hockey field with lawn chairs and a picnic as your July 4th celebration. So much space, so many friends and so much fun. It’s the perfect spot for the Main Line crowd.

Medford NJ, Fireworks Display
Freedom Park
86 Union St.
Medford NJ, 08055
Friday, July 1, 2016, at dusk
www.bestofnj.com

For the South Jersey suburbanites, the Medford Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks Display is your best bet. The day is filled with family fun which includes a Kid’s Activity Zone, live music, a food court and more. End the evening with Medford’s fabulous fireworks display. Admission is free and so is the fun.

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