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
Fireworks. 10pm. Who's ready?! pic.twitter.com/ulSddXZip7— Wawa Welcome America (@July4thPhilly) July 5, 2016
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.
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.
Benjamin Franklin Parkway
The prime viewing spot
Center City residents' best viewing spot
Martin Luther King Drive
See Boathouse Row, too
Urban Farmer at The Logan
Assembly Rooftop Lounge
A cosmopolitan culture with an artistic sensibility
Open bar and 51st floor terrace views
Embassy Suites by Hilton Philadelphia – Center City
A straight shot down the Parkway
Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk
Walk over the water