Where to Watch Fireworks
on the Delaware River Waterfront
The top places to see the show from both sides of the Delaware River
NOTE: Stay Tuned For Info On July 4th 2016
The information below is for 2015 events. Check back in March 2016 for more info about Philadelphia’s annual July 4th celebration.
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:
The Philadelphia Orchestra Neighborhood Concert & Fireworks
Date: Thursday, July 2, 2015
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Fireworks: Land side display at approximately 9:15 p.m.
Location: Great Plaza @ Penn’s Landing, 101 S. Columbus Blvd.
Now in its 8th year, the world-renowned Philadelphia Orchestra will perform a FREE Neighborhood Concert on the RiverStage at the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing. Following the orchestral show, enjoy a land-side fireworks display on the Delaware River Waterfront.
Tall Ships Fireworks Show at Penn’s Landing
Date: Sunday, June 28, 2015
Fireworks: Approximately 9:30 p.m.
Location: Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing
In celebration of the Tall Ships Festival and beginning of Philadelphia’s week-long Independence Day celebration, the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation is a spectacular fireworks display featuring more than four tons of colorful explosives from around the world.
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
Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest
Skate, eat and watch the fireworks at Penn's Landing
FringeArts and La Peg
Front row view featuring fantastic food and drink
Race Street Pier
Right under the majestic Ben Franklin Bridge
Why not catch the fireworks from a beer garden?
SugarHouse Casino Philadelphia
Get lucky with two outdoor seating areas
July 4th in Philadelphia