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Independence Day Parade

Patriotic celebration in America’s birthplace

July 4th in Philadelphia

The annual Independence Day Parade in Philadelphia. Credit: G. Widman for GPTMC


July 4, 2013
10 a.m. – 2 p.m

Details: Parade starts at 5th and Chestnut Streets; ends at Front and Market Streets.

PLEASE NOTE: All fireworks shows and events are scheduled rain or shine. In case of inclement weather, follow @July4thPhilly on Twitter and Wawa Welcome America on Facebook for up-to-the-minute information.

Celebration of Freedom Ceremony

Time: 10-11 a.m.

Independence Day in Philadelphia begins with a morning of patriotic music, speeches and readings from the Declaration of Independence. This year’s ceremony will honor the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Movement.

Independence Day Parade

Time: 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

The Wawa Welcome America! Independence Day Parade is bigger and better than ever in 2013 with more than 5,000 participants from a dozen states. The parade kicks off at 11 a.m. and features marching musical groups, floats, military branches and special guests marching through the nation’s most historic square mile.

Let Freedom Ring

Time: 1-2 p.m.

The morning celebrations conclude at 5th and Market Streets with the symbolic tapping of the LIberty Bell. Tip: Arrive at the Liberty Bell Center by 1:30 p.m. to view the bell tapping.

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