Weekend Planner: July 4, 2019
Family-fun events and activities in Philadelphia, the suburbs, South Jersey and Delaware for July 4-7, 2019
Top Picks for This Weekend
Cue the fireworks: The Fourth of July is tomorrow, and with it comes some of the year’s biggest bashes, like the Wawa Welcome America July 4th Concert and Fireworks on the Ben Franklin Parkway. The country’s largest FREE show features big-name artists & local faves. (See the full festival schedule here.) Out in the suburbs? Enjoy lawn games, parades and treats during celebrations at Doylestown’s Fonthill Castle and Narberth’s Narberth Park.
Kick off the day at the Collingswood Bike Parade, ending in Knight Park with ice cream and popsicles, then move to Wiggins Park in Camden for the Freedom Festival, complete with performances & fireworks. Or visit Historic Smithville and Village Greene's family-favorite 4th of July Parade and Festival.
Hop aboard the Fireworks Express on the Wilmington and Western Railroad to catch the fireworks in Hockessin, or enjoy history tours, kids’ activities & a parade at Dover’s Fourth of July Celebration at First State Heritage Park. If you’re at the beach, don’t miss the Old-Fashioned 4th Celebration in downtown Lewes, where you’ll find a boat parade, games & fireworks.
More Events in Philly and the Main Line
Civil War Reenactment at Gettysburg’s Gettysburg National Military Park, Friday through Sunday
Tinicum Arts Festival at Erwinna’s Tinicum Park, Saturday and Sunday
FREE Hispanic Fiesta at Philly’s Great Plaza at Penn's Landing, Saturday and Sunday
FREE Family Art Fest at Philly’s Barnes Foundation, Sunday
More Events in Delaware
Lunar Observation Party at Wilmington’s Delaware Museum of Natural History, Saturday
FREE Night Hike at Felton's Killens Pond State Park, Saturday
Blastin’ Blueberry Celebration and Pancake Breakfast at Elkton, MD’s Milburn Orchards, Saturday and Sunday
More Events in South Jersey
Blueberry Bash at Princeton’s Terhune Orchards, Saturday and Sunday