Where to Watch the
July 4th Fireworks in Philadelphia
Grab a seat at our favorite spots to catch the show
NOTE: Stay Tuned For Info On July 4th 2016
The information below is for 2015 events. Check back in late May 2016 for more info about Philadelphia’s annual July 4th celebration.
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.
Party on the Parkway, Philly 4th of July Jam & Grand Fireworks Finale
Philadelphia’s Independence Day on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway begins at noon with the day-long Party on the Parkway. Stretching along the Parkway from from 20th Street to Eakins Oval, the festival features delicious food, live entertainment, interactive family fun and much more.
The Philly 4th of July Jam, the “Largest Free Concert in America,” kicks off at 7 p.m. on the main stage at Eakins Oval and features performances by The Roots, Miguel, Jennifer Nettles and additional special guests.
Once the performances end, the celebration concludes with the incredible fireworks finale over the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Get the scoop on a few of our favorite spots to watch the fireworks on July 4th with our guide and interactive map, below.
Bonus: Fireworks on the Delaware River Waterfront for Thursday, July 2
Check out our best spots to view the fireworks on the Delaware River Waterfront during the FREE Philadelphia Neighborhood Concert & Landside Fireworks show on Thursday, July 2.
Stay Overnight — Visit Philly Overnight Hotel Package™
With July 4th happening on a Saturday, turn your celebration into a patriotic getaway with the Visit Philly Overnight® Hotel Package. The special offer includes overnight accommodations; passes to ride the PHLASH bus, offering easy access to Philadelphia’s major attractions; and FREE parking while you celebrate America’s birthday in America’s birthplace.
Schedule for July 4, 2015
12 Noon – 7 p.m. – Party on the Parkway
7:30 p.m. – 11 p.m. – Largest Free Concert in America (First performance starts at approximately 8 p.m.)
10:30 p.m. – Fireworks Grand Finale (Fireworks display to begin immediately following the concert at approximately 10:30 p.m.)
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
Center City residents' best viewing spot
Martin Luther King Drive
See Boathouse Row, too
Embassy Suites by Hilton Philadelphia – Center City
A straight shot down the Parkway
Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk
Walk over the water
July 4th in Philadelphia