Where to Watch the
July 4th Fireworks in Philadelphia
Grab a seat at our favorite spots to catch the show
Celebrate America’s Birthday in America’s Birthplace: Philadelphia. The city goes all out for July 4th with great food, fun and entertainment all day long on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway followed by an explosive fireworks display at the Philadelphia Museum of Art that can be seen from Belmont Plateau to the Loews Hotel.
The day-long Party on the Parkway kicks off at noon on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway from 20th Street to Eakins Oval. The Parkway will be packed with blocks of delicious food, live entertainment, interactive fun and much more. The “Largest Free Concert in America”, hosted by actor and comedian Marlon Wayans, begins at 7 p.m. with performances from The Roots, Ed Sheeran, Nicki Minaj, Jennifer Hudson, Aloe Blacc, Ariana Grande and Vicci Martinez.
Then it’s on to the explosive fireworks finale over the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Check out our interactive map below to get the scoop on a few of our favorite spots to watch the fireworks on July 4th.
Party on the Parkway: Noon
Largest Free Concert in America: 7 p.m. (first performance starts at approximately 8 p.m.)
Fireworks:Estimated to begin around 10:30 p.m. (immediately following concert)
Guide to July 4th in Philadelphia
For our complete guide to the fireworks, concerts, family-friendly events and more happening over the week of July 4th, click the button below.
Benjamin Franklin Parkway
The prime viewing spot
Philly 4th of July Jam and
Grand Fireworks Finale
The 'Largest Free Concert in America'
Schuylkill River Trail
Center City residents' best viewing spot
Martin Luther King Drive
See Boathouse Row, too