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Where to Watch Fireworks on the Delaware River Waterfront

The top places to see the fireworks shows from both sides of the Delaware River

The Delaware River waterfront in Philadelphia is a perfect backdrop for holiday fireworks shows, with prime viewing spots from both Pennsylvania and New Jersey. To help you get the best view, we’ve put together a list of a few of our favorite places to watch the fireworks.


Labor Day Fireworks on the Delaware River

Date: Sunday, September 3, 2017
Time: Approximately 9:30 p.m.
Location: Outside the Independence Seaport Museum, 211 S. Columbus Boulevard

Make Labor Day weekend extra festive by catching a grand fireworks show outside the Independence Seaport Museum on Sunday, September 3. The museum will open up its second-floor terrace and third-story rotunda balcony, where guests can enjoy live music and refreshments in addition to the evening’s colorful display set to sweep the skies at 9:30 p.m.

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Independence Seaport Museum

Check out the exhibits, then catch the fireworks

Get a perfect view of the fireworks over the Delaware River outside of the Independence Seaport Museum — and visit the historical museum while you're there.
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The Moshulu

Dinner and a show

Get a front row seat for the fireworks aboard the Moshulu. Dine on selections from the Moshulu’s regular menu and watch from the ship’s deck.
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Ristorante La Veranda

Stellar Italian food to go with the show

This historic Northern Italian restaurant located on Pier 3 Penn’s Landing offers prime fireworks viewing on two levels.
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Wiggins Park

An alternative sightline from New Jersey

Across the river in Camden, you can get an equally spectacular view of the fireworks from Wiggins Park, located near Adventure Aquarium and the Battleship New Jersey. It’s free and open to the public.
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Dave and Buster's Dockside Bar

The dockside bar at Dave and Buster's is a great spot to catch the fireworks above the Delaware River. While watching the show, guests can enjoy drinks, food and prime waterfront views.
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