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Where to Watch the
July 4th Fireworks in Philadelphia 2016

Grab a seat at our favorite spots to catch the 10 p.m. show

Schedule for July 4, 2016
Noon – 10 p.m. – Party on the Parkway
5 p.m. – 10 p.m. – July 4th Concert
10 p.m. – July 4th Fireworks

Philadelphia goes all out for July 4th with great food, fun and entertainment all day long on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway followed by an explosive fireworks display at the Philadelphia Museum of Art that can be seen all over the city.

Following the all-day Party on the Parkway and the July 4th Concert (which this year features Leon Bridges, Tony Award-winning Hamilton star Leslie Odom Jr., a tribute to Gamble and Huff and more), Independence Day concludes with the incredible fireworks finale over the Philadelphia Museum of Art starting at approximately 10 p.m.

Get the scoop on our favorite spots to watch the fireworks on July 4th with our guide and interactive map, below.

And turn your celebration into a patriotic getaway with the Visit Philly Overnight® Hotel Package, which includes overnight accommodations, free parking, two Indego bike share passes, two passes to ride the PHLASH bus, and more.

Bonus: Fireworks on the Delaware River Waterfront on July 1 and July 2

Check out our best spots to view the fireworks on the Delaware River Waterfront during both the FREE Philadelphia Orchestra Neighborhood Concert & Fireworks show on Friday, July 1 and the U.S. Army Band Performance and Fireworks show on Saturday, July 2.

Delaware River Waterfront Viewing Guide & Interactive Map

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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Urban Farmer at The Logan

Join Urban Farmer at The Logan for an all-day, summer barbecue on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway on the Fourth of July, open to anyone who wants to join. The restaurant will also set up a beer garden where guests can relax outdoors. Beginning at 8 p.m., Urban Farmer will move inside with a prix-fixe, three-course dinner. When you're done, step outside on to Logan Square for a great view of the fireworks show.
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Open bar and 51st floor terrace views

Located at 700-plus feet above ground on the 51st floor of Three Logan Square, the beer garden at SkyGarten transforms itself into a premier firework-viewing destination on July 4th. The ticketed event ($75/person) includes an open bar, a barbecue buffet and a concert and fireworks screening on the terrace's TVs. Tickets are limited and early reservations are encouraged to score SkyGarten's best viewing tables.
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Embassy Suites by Hilton Philadelphia – Center City

A straight shot down the Parkway

Located seven blocks from the Philadelphia Museum of Art straight down the Parkway, the Embassy Suites hotel offers a number of rooms that have fantastic views of the fireworks. Staycation perhaps?
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