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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: Photo courtesy Longwood Gardens


July 2 and 22, August 12, September 2 and 16, 2017


After a two-year revitalization, Longwood Gardens’ Main Fountain Garden is back and its 1,700 streams are ready to dance! For an extra special evening, come take in the stunning spectacle during one of Longwood’s six Fireworks and Fountains shows.

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. 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.

Tickets for the shows go on sale May 1, 2017 at 10 a.m. The shows often sell out in advance, so it’s highly recommended to purchase tickets well in advance.

Insider Tips

Prior to the show, consider having a picnic in Longwood’s wooded picnic area.

Guests can arrive to reserve a space in the gardens viewing area at 5:30 p.m. (the line forms at 4:30 p.m.) and are encouraged to bring a lightweight folding chair. There are reserved seating options available, too, for those who wish to purchase this ticket option. Take note: Blankets are not permitted in the viewing area.

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

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