Celebrate the 4th of July in the Philly Area
Local Independence Day festivities geared toward the whole family
Happy 4th of July weekend! There’s more than just the classic fireworks displays to celebrate Independence Day with your family this year. Check out these museum events, festivals and special deals for kids happening all weekend around the Philadelphia area.
Fourth of July Week with the Museum
June 28-July 5, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Museum of the American Revolution, 101 S 3rd St., Philadelphia, PA 19106
The Museum of the American Revolution has been holding an array of 4th of July-themed events all week that will continue into the weekend. Check out their list of both virtual and in-person kid-friendly activities.
Barnes on the Block with Mural Arts Philadelphia & Our America Now
June 2, 6-10 p.m.
2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy., Philadelphia, PA 19130
Part of Philadelphia’s annual Wawa Welcome America July 4th Festival, this free family-friendly block party will feature food trucks, art-making demos and readings from poets. Guests will also be able to enjoy free admission to the Barnes collection.
Freedom Liberty Celebration at the African American Museum in Philadelphia
July 3, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
African American Museum in Philadelphia, 701 Arch St., Philadelphia, PA 19106
Historical reenactors will guide participants from Franklin Square to the African American Museum in Philadelphia while interpreting speeches from African American historical figures. Then the museum will host a creative workshop for kids and their families exploring freedom and liberty.
The 4th at the Fort
July 4, 10 a.m.
Fort Mifflin, 82 Fort Mifflin Rd., Philadelphia, Pa 19153
Visit this Revolutionary War battlefield for a 4th of July celebration that includes guided tours, musket and cannon demonstrations, a solider display and special surprises.
July 4 at the Betsy Ross House
July 4, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
The Betsy Ross House, 239 Arch St., Philadelphia, PA 19106
You’ll be able to receive a mini 13-star flag, check out the flag made entirely of M&M’s and meet Betsy Ross in person on July 4 at the Betsy Ross House.
$4 on the Fourth
July 4, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Elmwood Park Zoo, 1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown, PA 19401
The Elmwood Park Zoo is offering $4 admission for kids ages 3-12 on July 4. Visitors will enjoy live music, and themed animal meet and greets among other fun festivities.
Pottstown’s GoFourth Street Fest
July 4, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
Downtown Pottstown, PA 19465
Pottstown’s all-day 4th of July celebration kicks off with a parade, followed by a street festival featuring activities for kids and closes with, of course, a fireworks show.
Fourth of July Fireworks
July 4, 9 p.m.
Sesame Place, 100 Sesame Rd., Langhorne, PA 19047
Enjoy an exciting fireworks display with everyone’s favorite furry creatures at Sesame Place.