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Independence Day 2018: Where to Celebrate July 4th in Philadelphia

by Jessie Donofrio on Jun 30, 2018 in Roundups
 Independence Day 2018: Where to Celebrate July 4th in Philadelphia
As the birthplace of America, so Philadelphia is the perfect place to celebrate Independence Day, so skip the shore traffic and head to any of these bars or special events to celebrate your freedom.
 
Saturday, June 30, Sunday, July 1,  Tuesday, July 3 & Wednesday, July 4
Citizens Bank Park
Catch a ball game at Citizens Bank Park this holiday weekend. The Phillies are playing the Nationals on Friday at 7:05 PM, Saturday at 6:05 PM and Sunday at 1:35 PM. The Phils will also be playing the Orioles on Tuesday at 7:05 PM and Wednesday at 4:05 PM. The Friday and Saturday games will feature fireworks. Check out our roundup of game day specials to enjoy if you can’t make it out to the park. (1 Citizens Bank Park Way)
 
Saturday, June 30, 8PM
Fireworks on the Delaware Waterfront
The Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing
Visit the Philly waterfront for fireworks brought to you by Wawa! The event will feature a free performance from the United States Army Band “Pershing's Own” at 8 PM before the fireworks go off at 9:30 PM. (101 S Columbus Blvd.)
 
Saturday, June 30 through Wednesday, July 4, 11 AM-6 PM
Red, White, & BBQ
Chaddsford Winery 
Find BBQ from local food trucks, live music, and delicious PA-made vino at this wine fueled festival. Admission is free, and all food and wine will be pay as you go. (632 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford)

Tuesday, July 3, 12 PM-7 PM
Historic Philadelphia Block Party
5th & 6th Streets Between Market & Chestnut

Celebrate our nation’s birth in the neighborhood where it all began with a giant block party. Local food trucks, two live music stages, activities for kids, and the newly opened Bourse food hall will be fuel the festivities for this daylong festival. Make sure to head to Independence Hall at 7 PM to cap off the day with a free performance by the Philly POPS.
 
Tuesday, July 3, 4 PM-8 PM
Beer-B-Q
Urban Farmer 
This Logan Circle spot hosts a weekly cook-out on their patio featuring local craft brews paired with delicious BBQ. Head here and grab a pint and relax before the madness ensues on the 4th! (1850 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.)
 
Wednesday, July 4 through Saturday, July 7
Pork of July
Standard Tap 
Head to No Libs for pork-tastic fun all weekend. The gastropub will be featuring tons of different BBQ dishes along with brews to match. (901 N 2nd St.)
 
Wednesday, July 4, 12- 7 PM
Party on the Parkway
Benjamin Franklin Parkway
The parkway will shut down on the 4th and open up to heaps of food trucks, beer gardens, and family friendly entertainment. There will be multiple music stages including a groove stage and a stage with musical acts curated by Philly’s own Chill Moody.  Best of all the event is completely free to attend!
 
Wednesday, July 4, 2 PM-7 PM
Field House
Party the day away at this giant sports bar with $3 Miller Lite and Stateside Vodka specials. The Shot of Southern Band will go on at 2 PM. $5 cover when purchased in advance here.  (1150 Filbert St.)
 
Wednesday, July 4, 7 PM- 10 PM
Wawa Welcome to America Concert and Fireworks
Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Cruise into the evening of July 4 with musical performances by Putbull, Heather Headley, and the Philly POPS BIG Band, just to name a few! Fireworks kick off over the Art Museum as soon as the closing act sings the last tune.
 
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