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July 4th in Philadelphia’s Countryside 2015

Celebrate with fireworks, parades, concerts and more

Philadelphia goes all out for July 4th, but the celebration is not limited to the city limits. The surrounding Towns of the Countryside host a number of not-to-be missed Independence Day festivities.

Whether it’s an old-fashioned celebration at Fonthill or a weekend of BBQ along the Brandywine Valley Wine Trail, there are tons of Independence Day celebrations happening in the region.

Check out a few 4th of July happenings in Philadelphia's Countryside below.

Philly Party Band and Fireworks in Doylestown

Date: June 28
Celebrate with an evening of live music from the Philly Party Band followed by a fireworks display in Doylestown's Central Park. Admission is $5 per car, and the park opens at 5 p.m.

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Spend the Sunday before Independence Day hanging out in Bucks County's Doylestown before enjoying live music and a fireworks display at night. (Photo by R. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia)

Lambertville — New Hope Independence Day Fireworks

Date: July 3
Lambertville, NJ and New Hope, PA — towns separated by a narrow stretch of the Delaware River — come together to celebrate the Fourth of July with a fireworks display on July 3. The show begins at 9:30 p.m. south of the Lambertville – New Hope Toll-Supported Bridge.

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The charming town of New Hope joins forces with Lambertville, NJ, to ring in Independence Day on July 3 this year. (Photo courtesy Bucks County)

Conshohocken Independence Day

Date: July 3
Recently named the best suburb in the U.S. to buy a home, Conshohocken celebrates Independence Day this year with games and activities for the kids, music, food and a fireworks display at dusk at Sutcliffe Park on July 3.

C is for Celebrate: Fireworks at Sesame Place

Dates: July 3-4
Celebrate Independence Day at Sesame Place with your favorite characters from Sesame Street including Elmo, Abby Cadabby and Cookie Monster. Following the 9 p.m. evening performance of the "Neighborhood Street Party" parade, look up to the sky to see brilliant bursts of color.

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Where else can you celebrate the Fourth of July with Sesame Street characters? (Photo courtesy Sesame Place)

Red, White & BBQ at Chaddsford Winery

Dates: July 3-5
Enjoy a classic barbecue to celebrate Independence Day weekend at Chaddsford Winery. Picnic on fare from Oink & Moo BBQ and Weckerly's Ice Cream, enjoy adult beverages and celebrate with live music all weekend long.

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You could spend the entirety of Independence Day weekend eating barbecue food and listening to live music at Chester County's Chaddsford Winery. (Photo by R. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia)

Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration at Fonthill

Date: July 4
Set in the shadow of Henry Mercer's impressive estate, the Fonthill Fourth of July Celebration is a traditional day of outdoor games, live music and family fun. This year, look forward to watermelon eating contests, sack races, tug-o-war, bucket brigade relays and more. Self-guided tours of the castle will also be available.

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Bucks County's Fonthill Castle will once again host its annual Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration on July 4. (Photo courtesy Bucks County)

July 4th in Glenside

Date: July 4
Fourth of July celebrations in Glenside are an all-day affair. Following the We Love America Children's Morning Program in Harry Renninger Memorial Park, the 112th Annual, Grand, Glorious Patriotic Parade — one of America's oldest consecutively run July 4th parades — begins at 4 p.m. A 1,000-shell fireworks show concludes the day's festivities at 9 p.m. at the Abington High/Junior High School.

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Glenside's Fourth of July parade is one of America's oldest consecutively run July 4th marches.

4th of July Celebration in Norristown

Date: July 4
Celebrate Independence Day in Norristown with a day of festivities including a 5k Run (8:30 a.m.), parade (10:30 a.m.), live music and family fun followed by a fireworks show at dusk.

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Narberth Fourth of July Celebration and Fireworks

Date: July 4
One of the biggest celebrations and fireworks displays on the Main Line, Narberth's Fourth of July celebrations kick off at 10 a.m. with a carnival of fun family activities, food, parades, races, contests, carnival games, a dunking booth and more. And expect a crowd of thousands for the town's annual fireworks display that night.

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Head to Narberth for one of the Main Line's biggest Fourth of July celebrations.

Upper Merion Township Fireworks

Date: July 4
Bring the family and your chairs/blankets for a day of patriotic fun at Heuser Park in King of Prussia. The celebration includes carnival rides and games, live music, food and more followed by the Upper Merion Township 4th of July Fireworks at dusk.

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Phoenixville Independence Day Celebration

Date: July 4
Grab lawn chairs or a blanket and lay out at Reservoir Park and Friendship Field for Phoenixville's Celebration Day Celebration. Fireworks launch at 9 p.m.

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Phoenixville's fireworks display on July 4 is sure to impress.

4th of July Festivities in Norristown

Date: July 4
Start your Fourth of July in Norristown at 10:30 a.m. at the town's annual parade, then spend the rest of the day listening to live music, kids' activities, animals from the Elmwood Park Zoo and more. A fireworks display concludes the day's fun.

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Skippack 4th of July Parade and Fireworks

Date: July 4
Pick your favorite spot for the 4th of July Parade in Skippack Village starting at 11 a.m., followed by a barbecue at Parc Bistro at 3 p.m. At dusk, fireworks will light up the sky above Palmer Park.

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Skippack's charming small town parade travels down Route 73 through the heart of Skippack Village.

Freedom Fest — Concert and Fireworks in Nottingham County Park

Date: July 4
The 24th annual Freedom Fest in Chester County's Nottingham County Park features carnival games, food from 15 vendors, live music and a 30-minute fireworks display set to music.

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Watch the traditional raising of the American flag during the finale of Freedom Fest in Nottingham County Park.

Newtown First Fourth

Date:July 11
Named one of the best places to celebrate the Fourth of July by Travel & Leisure, Newtown in Bucks County throws a charming post-Fourth of July party that includes a parade, carnival rides, live music and a spectacular fireworks show.

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