July 4th Celebration of Freedom and The United States of America’s Independence Day Parade
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.
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.-12:45 p.m.
Location: Parade starts at 5th and Chestnut 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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