They really know how to throw a party in Philadelphia, especially on Independence Day. But that’s not surprising, given that the city played such an important role in our history, including setting the stage for the nation’s founding fathers to sign the Declaration of Independence here in 1776.
Philly’s free party runs from June 25 through July 4, making the City of Brotherly Love home to the longest Independence Day party. The Wawa Welcome America celebration (Wawa is a mid-Atlantic chain of stores) includes concerts, festivals, educational exhibits and movies. Fireworks shows are scheduled on Saturday, June 30 and Wednesday, July 4.
The Philly 4th of July Jam and Grand Finale Fireworks will include a concert with The Roots, Queen Latifah and others. It will be followed by fireworks over the Philadelphia Museum of Art.