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Fireworks and Fountains at Longwood Gardens

Celebrate summer with plenty of “Oohs” and “Aahs”

Festively decorated fountains at Longwood Gardens.

Festively decorated fountains at Longwood Gardens. Credit: By L. Albee for Longwood Gardens



Mark your calendars for the final show of the season:

Rocket Man: Music of Elton John
September 14 (8:15 p.m.)

The Experience

The entire family will enjoy Longwood Gardens’ light and sound spectacular, a summer tradition at the internationally celebrated gardens.

These extravaganzas combine lavish fireworks, stirring music and the celebrated colorful illuminated fountains of the 1,050-acre horticultural showplace created by industrialist Pierre du Pont (1870-1954). The result is an unforgettable display that lights the evening sky.

Fireworks have been used at Longwood since at least 1907, the year after du Pont purchased the property. Each display typically attracts approximately 5,000 people.

The fountains and fireworks are operated by carefully synchronized computer programs, and the music is chosen to complement the displays.


Insider Tip

Prior to the show, enjoy dinner at the Family Fireworks BBQ or have a picnic in Longwood’s wooded picnic area.


1001 Longwood Road
Longwood Gardens
Kennett Square, PA 19348
(610) 388-1000 ext. 100

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