July 4th Celebration of Freedom and The United States of America’s...

JUL 4, 2018

Patriotic celebration in America’s birthplace

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Photo by R. Meyers for Visit Philadelphia
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Location & Contact:

  • Parade begins at 5th and Chestnut Streets | Ends at Front and Chestnut Streets
    Philadelphia, PA
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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 United States of America’s Independence Day Parade, a flag-waving, stars-and-stripes, big-city spectacle with a small-town feel.

During the parade, dozens of colorful floats, marching bands, military groups and thousands of participants from around the nation form a musical, colorful cavalcade that winds through the streets of Philadelphia’s Historic District.

Events & Info

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.

Past ceremony highlights have included performances from the Philly POPS Big Band, a tribute to Boyz II Men and more. Click the button below for additional details.

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. For additional information, click the button below.

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