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Independence Day 2017: Where to Celebrate July 4th in Philadelphia

by Drink Philly on Jun 27, 2017 in Roundups

As the birthplace of America, Philadelphia's the perfect place to celebrate Independence Day, so head to any of these bars or special events throughout the long weekend to do your patriotic duty. 

Drink Philly Independence Day Boat Party
Thursday, July 29, 7-10 PM
The Spirit of Philadelphia
Undoubtedly the best way to kick off the weekend’s festivities — join Drink Philly for a booze cruise on the Delaware! $52 will get you a three-hour open bar, a dinner buffet, live music, and tons of fun.

Caddyshack Classic
Thursday, June 29, 11PM-2AM
Delaware River Waterfront
A $10 ticket ($12 at the door) gets you a free round of mini golf, entry to a screening of Caddyshack, a complimentary Yards beer, and drink specials all night long. They'll also have a Caddyshack costume contest!

Stoli Red, White & Blue Happy Hours
Friday, July 30, 4-7PM
Multiple locations
Stoli is sponsoring a Red, White & Blue happy hours throughout Philadelphia to kick off Independence Day Weekend right, so check the list of participating restaurants for great drink specials.

Red, White & Brewfest
Saturday, July 1, 5-9PM
Sugarhouse Casino
Head to the waterfront for an evening of craft brews, live music from Mo Lowda & The Humble, and a fireworks display after the festival at 9:30.

Red, White, & BBQ
Saturday-Tuesday, July 1-4, 11 AM-6 PM
Chaddsford Winery (632 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford)
Find BBQ from local food trucks, live music, and delicious PA-made vino at this wine fueled festival. Admission is free, and all beverages and food are pay as you go!

Stoli Red, White & Brunch
Sunday, July 1, 10 AM-12 PM
Multiple locations
Enjoy patriotic brunches sponsored by Stoli at locations like the Art Bar at Sonesta, the Moshulu, and more to recover from your weekend exploits and prepare for the next few days.

Party on the Parkway
Tuesday, July 4, 12-10PM
Benjamin Franklin Parkway
The parkway will shut down on the 4th and open up to heaps of food trucks, drink vendors, and family friendly entertainment. 

Wawa Welcome to America Concert and Fireworks
Tuesday, July 4, 7PM
Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Experience an evening of musical performances headlined by Mary J. Blige alongside acts like the Philly POPS, Mandy Gonzalez, and more, along with a ceremony honoring Boyz II Men. Fireworks kick off over the Art Museum as soon as the closing act sings the last tune.

Celestial Salute
Tuesday, July 4, 7:30-11PM
Skygarten, Top of the Tower (1717 Arch St.)
Catch an amazing view of the Independence Day Fireworks from 51 stories high. For $76, you’ll get a three and a half hour open bar featuring craft beers, house wine, and premium liquors, a two hour BBQ buffet, and a priceless views of the festivities. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

Independence Jawn at Red Owl Tavern
Tuesday, July 4, All day
Red Owl Tavern
Try bartender Kyle Darrow's specialty Independence Jawn cocktail and grab food to go right across from Independence Mall at Red Owl.

Be Revolutionary at Capofitto
Tuesday, July 4, All day
Capofitto
Taste Capofitto's patriotic cocktail made with Bluecoat gin, lemon, egg whites and bitters all day on Independence Day.

Photo via Skygarten 

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