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Philadelphia 4th July Fireworks 2011

Philadelphia Fireworks 2011 (30)

WHAT: Independence Day Fireworks
WHERE: Philadelphia Museum of Art, Benjamin Franklin Parkway
WHEN: 4th July 2011
WHAT TIME: 10.30 p.m

This Fourth of July 2011, celebrate America’s independence with incredible fireworks in Philadelphia during the annual “Wawa Welcome America! 

Where to Watch the Fireworks on the 4th July:

There are several great places to watch the amazing fireworks.

– Lemon Hill
– Benjamin Franklin Parkway
– Boathouse Row
– Kelly Drive
– Martin Luther King Drive
– Schuylkill River Park

Time: The fireworks display is estimated to begin around 10:30 p.m

Where to Watch the Concert:

The best place from which to watch the concert is on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Giant screens and huge speakers will broadcast the concert all along the Parkway.

Viewing Tips:

The early bird catches the worm – Bring lawn chairs, a blanket and a picnic. If you get to the Parkway early, you’ll be able to grab a great location for viewing the concert and the fireworks.

Concert Details & Performers
Concert begins at 8:30 p.m., July 4, 2011

The Roots will headline this year’s concert and curate the rest of the festival.

July 4th Parade in Historic Philadelphia, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., July 4, 2011
This year, Philadelphia’s main parade fittingly takes place in Historic Philadelphia. Don’t miss it!

Party on the Parkway Festival, 12 noon – 6 p.m., July 4, 2011
Bring your appetite and your red, white and blue apparel as an exciting, family-friendly festival stretches along Benjamin Franklin Parkway from The Franklin to the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Insider Tip

Bring lawn chairs, drinks, sun cream, camera, a blanket and a picnic while you watch the parade. Then stay for the concert and fireworks. If you arrive early, you’ll be able to grab a great location for viewing all three.

Here is some video footage from 2010. Enjoy and God Bless America.


A Collection Of American Fireworks Stands By PyroSamm

This is a look at a number of fireworks ‘stands’ in the USA which is either permanently there or simply pop up in time for annual Independence Day 4th July celebrations. Some are really well laid out and smart establishments and others frankly wouldn’t withstand much more than a stiff breeze and offer little or no protection from the elements.

In one of the shots, there are a couple of buxom babes serving – you can bank on this shop selling thousands of whatever she is waving about.

Unfortunately, over in the US, they don’t have a fireworks regulatory body which sets out the regulations for the whole of the Country. Each state creates its own law so one state may have a licence to sell all year round whereas the neighbouring town or city are unable to have fireworks at all.

From watching the film through it is evident that most of the pyro on offer appears to be what we would categorise as 1.4g and are in the main TNT and Black Cat brands.

The US has a central commission which defines what constitutes a consumer firework and they are limited to 500g of powder content. When you compare this to the brilliant Thunderous Finale from Epic Fireworks which has 1548 grams of powder, you can see why ours are bigger, better and louder than anything available to a consumer in the USA.