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Where to Watch the
July 4th Fireworks in Philadelphia 2017

Grab a seat at our favorite spots to catch the 9:30 p.m. fireworks show on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Time of July 4th Fireworks: 9:30 p.m.

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 is headlined by Mary J. Blige), Independence Day concludes with the incredible fireworks finale over the Philadelphia Museum of Art starting at approximately 9:30 p.m.

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

Please Note: All events are scheduled rain or shine. In case of inclement weather, follow @July4thPhilly on Twitter and Wawa Welcome America on Facebook and @DelRiverWfront and @penns_landing on Twitter for the latest updates.

Bonus: Fireworks on the Delaware River Waterfront on June 30, July 1 AND July 4

Check out our best spots to view the fireworks on the Delaware River Waterfront during the FREE Philadelphia Orchestra Neighborhood Concert & Fireworks show on Friday, June 30, the U.S. Army Band Performance and Fireworks show on Saturday, July 1 and the Freedom Festival Fireworks on Tuesday, July 4.

Delaware River Waterfront Viewing Guide & Interactive Map

Guide to July 4th in Philadelphia

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

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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 destination on July 4th with a three-hour open bar, an actual feast, a simulcast of the Party on the Parkway and stellar fireworks views.
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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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