Where to Watch Fireworks
on the Delaware River Waterfront
The top places to see the show from both sides of the Delaware River
The thrill and excitement of fireworks entertain crowds year after year. Whether its celebrating the beginning of the New Year or America’s Birthday, the party wouldn’t feel complete without an explosive, colorful display in the sky.
The Delaware River Waterfront is a perfect backdrop for holiday fireworks shows, with prime viewing spots from both Pennsylvania and New Jersey. This 4th of July, fireworks enthusiasts can look forward to not one but two explosive displays, preceded by some great events:
Philadelphia Orchestra Neighborhood Concert
Date: July 1, 2014
Time: 8 p.m.
Location: Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing, 101 S. Columbus Boulevard
The world-renowned Philadelphia Orchestra presents a FREE Neighborhood Concert on the RiverStage at the Great Plaza, followed by a small land side fireworks salute.
The United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own” and Adventure Aquarium Waterfront Fireworks Celebration
Date: July 5, 2014
Time: 8 p.m.
Location: Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing
One of the nation’s premier musical organizations, the United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own”, returns for a free, patriotic performance at Penn’s Landing. The concert will be immediately followed by a spectacular fireworks display presented by Adventure Aquarium.
To help you get the best view, we’ve put together a list of a few of our favorite places to watch the fireworks.
Guide to July 4th in Philadelphia
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Snag a front-row seat
Race Street Pier
Right under the majestic Ben Franklin Bridge
Why not catch the fireworks from a beer garden?