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Top July 4 Events in Philadelphia’s Countryside

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 a spectacular fountains and fireworks show at Longwood Gardens, an old-fashioned celebration at Fonthill or a weekend of BBQ along the Brandywine Valley Wine Trail, there tons of Independence Day celebrations happening in the region.

Check out a few 4th of July happenings in Philadelphia’s Countryside below:

Star Spangled Spectacular in Doylestown

Date: June 29, 2014
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Central Park, Doylestown, PA

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.

Celebrate America at Longwood Gardens

Date: July 4, 2014
Time: 9:15 p.m.
Location: Longwood Gardens

Celebrate Independence Day at Longwood Gardens with a patriotic display of fireworks and fountains. Get a seat in the gorgeous garden landscape and enjoy an evening of patriotic music including Olympic Fanfare, Armed Forces Medley, The Stars & Stripes, The National Anthem and more set to an exciting fireworks show. To purchase tickets in advance, click the button below.

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Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration at Fonthill

Date: July 4, 2014
Time: Noon-4 p.m.
Location: Fonthill Castle

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. For more information, click the button below.

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Skippack July 4th Parade and Fireworks

Date: July 4, 2014
Time: Parade at 11 a.m.; fireworks at dusk
Location: Skippack Pike, Skippack, PA
Pick your favorite spot for the 4th of July Parade in Skippack Village starting at 11 a.m. At dusk, fireworks will light up the sky above Palmer Park.

4th of July Parade and Celebration in Norristown

Date: July 4, 2014
Time: All-Day
Location: Norristown, PA
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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Upper Merion Township Fireworks

Date: July 4, 2014
Time: 3 p.m.-Dusk
Location: Heuser Park, King of Prussia

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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C is for Celebrate: Fireworks at Sesame Place

Dates: July 4-5, 2014
Time: Following the 9 p.m. Neighborhood Street Party

Celebrate Independence Day 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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9th Annual Brandywine “Big Bang” BBQ

Dates: July 4-6, 2014
Location: Brandywine Valley Wine Trail

Spend the July 4th weekend at the fantastic wineries and vineyards along the Brandywine Valley Wine Trail during the 9th annual Brandywine “Big Bang” BBQ. Over the three-day holiday weekend, enjoy live music, fine food and plenty of wine. Participating wineries include Black Walnut Winery, Borderland Vineyard™, Kretuz Creek Vineyards, Paradocx Vineyard and Penns Woods Winery. For more information and event listings, click the button below.

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Red, White & BBQ at Chaddsford Winery

Dates: July 4-6, 2014
Location: Chaddsford Winery

Enjoy a classic barbecue to celebrate Independence Day weekend at Chaddsford Winery. Picnic on fare from Southbound BBQ and Ted Pace, enjoy adult beverages including wine slushies and celebrated with live music all weekend long.

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Guide to July 4th in Philadelphia

For our complete guide to the fireworks, concerts, family-friendly events and more happening over the week of July 4th, click the button below.

View guide to July 4th in Philadelphia


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