PHILADELPHIA. The annual Independence Day celebrations will include three fireworks shows, a parade, a concert series, movies, music and a talent contest over an 11-day period. Click here to read the full article.
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.
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.
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.
WHAT: Independence Day Fireworks
WHERE: Philadephia Museum of Art
WHEN: 4th July 2010
WHAT TIME: 10:30pm
The City of Brotherly Love celebrates America’s independence with a stunning fireworks display at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
With a fantastic concert and the 4th of July parade to add to the daytime fun and the patriotic fireworks in the night to light up the skies above Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The whole city of Philadelphia has something to enjoy this Independence Day.
There are loads of great places to watch the fireworks for the 4th of July.
• Benjamin Franklin Parkway
• Boathouse Row
• Lemon Hill
• Martin Luther King Drive
• Kelly Drive
But we recommend the Benjamin Franklin Parkway where there will be huge TV screens and speakers all around to bring the fun to the masses.
As always at such large events, it is wise to arrive nice and early to secure a good spot for viewing the fireworks. We suggest bringing garden chairs, blankets, and even a picnic to enjoy the full day. If you are there early enough you might even be able to see the parade, concert and fireworks without even having to move. God bless America.
The concert begins at 8:30pm with songs and performances from Philadelphia’s finest. The all-important 4th July parade starts at 11am and kicks off the family-friendly day of entertainment and fun in the city of Philadelphia.
Of course, the main event will be the fireworks which will fill the sky from about half-past ten onwards. Find a good spot, stare up into the 4th July sky and enjoy!