July 4th Fireworks in Philadelphia 2018 – Wawa Welcome America!
Celebrate before, during and after the Fourth of July in Philadelphia with Wawa Welcome America!, a week of festive events and activities annually celebrating America’s birthday in America’s birthplace.
The festivities all lead up to one of the largest free concerts in America on July 4th and spectacular fireworks over the Philadelphia Museum of Art on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, usually starting around 9:30 p.m.
Read on for more information on the annual July 4th fireworks shows.
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When: July 4
Where: Benjamin Franklin Parkway between 20th Street and Eakins Oval | Where to Watch Map
The week-long Wawa Welcome America celebration culminates with one of the largest free concerts in America on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The Wawa Welcome America July 4th Concert features performances by notable names in music and entertainment before an explosive fireworks finale over the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
When: July 4
Where: Over the Delaware River waterfront
The Freedom Festival Fireworks at Wiggins Park over the Delaware River waterfront is the second grand fireworks display set to unfold on the night of July 4th. Celebrate the nation’s official birthday with riverfront views by snagging a spot along the Delaware River waterfront at places like Penn’s Landing and Spruce Street Harbor Park. Beyond areas along the river, official viewing areas include the SugarHouse Casino and One Liberty Observation Deck. Additionally, across the river in Camden, NJ, guests will find a patriotic festival of fun in Wiggins Park going down before the fireworks show.
Book the Visit Philly Overnight Hotel Package for stays through June 15, 2018 and get FREE hotel parking as well as a $25 We ♥ 13th Street restaurants gift card, a $25 CHeU Noodle restaurants gift card, a $25 gift card to R2L, a free cheesesteak from Campo's and a $10 Lyft credit.