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July 4th Celebration of Freedom and The United States of America’s Independence Day Parade

Patriotic celebration in America’s birthplace

Celebration of Freedom and Independence

The parade is just one of a number of festivities in Philadelphia's Historic District on July 4th. Credit: R. Myers for Visit Philadelphia

Description

Date:
Tuesday, July 4, 2017, 10 a.m.-noon

Overview

Independence Day in Philadelphia kicks off with a series of inspirational events in Philadelphia’s Historic District, including the Celebration of Freedom Ceremony and the The United States of America’s Independence Day Parade featuring thousands of participants from around the country.

Celebration of Freedom Ceremony

Time: 10-11 a.m.
Location: Independence Hall, 520 Chestnut Street
Pay tribute to the history of our great nation at Independence Hall with a patriotic and inspiring morning of speeches and music at the Celebration of Freedom Ceremony featuring a performance from the Philly POPS Big Band, a tribute to Boyz II Men and more.

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The United States of America Independence Day Parade

Time: 11 a.m.-noon.
Location: Parade starts on Chestnut Street between 5th and 6th streets
Thousands of participants will take to the streets of Philadelphia’s Historic District for a patriotic and colorful parade featuring marching bands, floats (look out for VISIT PHILADELPHIA’s float!), military members and more.

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Most events happening during July 4th in Philadelphia are rain or shine, but for inclement weather and last minute updates, follow @July4thPhilly and @philly311 on Twitter and Wawa Welcome America on Facebook.


Guide to July 4th in Philadelphia

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