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Jacky Bam Bam with another list FREE Things to do this 4th Of July Weekend In Philly And South Jersey. Hopefully, you have Monday off so you have 4 days of fun. Be safe!

FREE Things to do this 4th Of July Weekend In Philly And South Jersey:

Visit the Liberty Bell

Liberty Bell
Tickets are currently NOT required at the Liberty Bell, but visitors may need to wait in a long line depending on the season. You might be able to avoid a long line by going early.Bring a snack!
The Liberty Bell Center
526 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 965-2305
Open daily: 9am – 7pm from June 17 through September 4

Visit Elfreth’s Alley

Elfreth's Alley

Elfreth’s Alley is a National Historic Landmark in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is one of the oldest continuously inhabited residential streets in the United States, dating back to 1703. The alley is home to 32 early American structures, built between 1720 and 1836. Most of the homes are privately owned, but two of them, 124 and 126, are the Elfreth’s Alley Museum. The museum is run by the Elfreth’s Alley Association, which was founded in 1934 to preserve and protect the alley. The association also tells the story of the alley’s inhabitants, who were primarily artisans and working-class laborers. The alley receives 250,000 annual visitors from all over the world.
Elfreth’s Alley
126 Elfreth’s Alley Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 574-0560

Visit Franklin Square

Franklin Square

Franklin Square is a refreshing urban green space in Philadelphia, one of five public squares laid out by William Penn in his original plan for the city. The park offers a ton of awesome activities, including a marble masterpiece fountain and a storytelling bench.

Originally named “North East Publick Square,” the park was renamed in honor of Benjamin Franklin in 1825. The centerpiece of the park, the Franklin Square Fountain, was built in 1838 and is surrounded by wrought iron fences. In 2019, the fountain underwent a $2 million renovation and was re-opened with a new fountain show that features water spraying and soaring in the air, in sync with music and colorful lights in the evening. The fountain shows run daily every 30 minutes from noon to 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. until closing, and the shows end for the season on October 31.

The golf and the carousel cost money, but the park is free.
Franklin Square
200 N. 6th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 629-4026

  • Avenue of the Arts Block Party July 1st 11 - 7

    Red White and Blue abstract

    On Saturday, July 1, 2023, from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm, the Avenue of the Arts will host a block party with live performances, workshops, pay-as-you-go food trucks, a 120-foot slide, free giveaways, a family-friendly dance party, and preview performances from Moulin Rouge! The Musical, Disney’s The Lion King, and Disney’s Frozen. The event is free to attend, but RSVPs are recommended. The block party will take place on Broad Street between Locust Street and Spruce Street.

    Details here.

  • Pershing’s Own Concert & Waterfront Fireworks July 1st 8 - 10

    American Flag

    The United States Army Band, Pershing’s Own, will perform a patriotic concert at the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing on July 1, 2023. The concert will feature a variety of musical genres, including marches, patriotic songs, and popular tunes. Following the concert, there will be a thrilling fireworks display over the Delaware River Waterfront.

    The concert is free and open to the public. Parking is available at several locations near the Great Plaza. 8 pm to 10 pm.

  • Free Museum Days: Philadelphia Museum of Art July 2nd

    Philadelphia Museum of Art Decorated Ahead of NFC Championship Game

    PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA – JANUARY 28: The Rocky statue is seen outside the Philadelphia Museum of Art on January 28, 2023 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images)

    10 am to 5 pm

    The Philadelphia Museum of Art is a world-renowned art museum with a landmark building that welcomes everyone. The museum brings the arts to life through scholarly study and creative play, inspiring visitors to discover the spirit of imagination that lies in everyone.

    The museum also offers pay-as-you-wish admission on the first Sunday of the month and every Friday night.

  • Music on Independence: Vanessa Williams on Independence Mall Monday, July 3rd


    The concert is free to attend. Starts at 6 pm
    599 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

  • Philadelphia Salute to America Independence Day Parade July 4th

    Salute to America Independence Day Parade  starts at Market and South 2nd Streets and ends at City Hall, Philadelphia. You’ll see floats, historic characters, marching bands, and much more.
    Happens on Tuesday July 4th 11 am to 12:30 pm.

  • Attend the Smithville NJ Fourth of July Parade July 4th

    dogs at a parade

    Historic Smithville is hosting the largest Fourth of July parade in New Jersey on the 4th. The parade will start at 9 a.m at he Smithville Town Center. The route is east on Smithville Boulevard to Moss Mill Road and then west on Moss Mill to Historic Smithville. It runs about 2 hours. More information is available on the Historic Smithville website.

  • Welcome America Festival July 4th

    American Flag

    Welcome America Festival is July 4 concert and fireworks on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Artists include Demi Lovato, Luacris, DJ Diamond Kuts and Philly’s own Snacktime.
    Gates open at 4 pm. All guests must enter at Logan Circle at 20th Street through the secure checkpoint, including magnetometers. Bags and people are subject to search.

  • Visit Independence National Historical Park

    Independence National Historical Park

    Independence National Historical Park is a grassy expanse in the heart of Old City, Philadelphia. It contains some of the most seminal locations in American history, including Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence was signed. While tickets are required to visit Independence Hall, they are free (except for a $1 administrative fee). Congress Hall and Old City Hall, which are also part of the Independence Hall complex, are free to visit.
    Independence National Historical Park
    520 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106

  • Visit The Rocky Statue

    Rocky Statue

    The Rocky Statue and the Rocky Steps at the Philadelphia Museum of Art are two of the most popular tourist attractions in Philadelphia. They are both free to visit, making them a great way to experience a little bit of film history in the most Philadelphia way possible.

    To recreate the iconic Rocky scene, start by running up the 72 steps to the top of the museum. Once you’re there, turn around and take in the spectacular view of the Philadelphia skyline. Then, head back down to the bottom of the steps to find the bronze statue of Rocky that was originally commissioned for Rocky III.

    The best time to visit is early in the morning or late in the afternoon when the crowds are smaller. Be prepared to wait in line to take a picture with the statue.

  • Visit Valley Forge National Historical Park

    National Memorial Arch at Valley Forge National Historical Park

    Valley Forge National Historical Park is a 3,600-acre park located in King of Prussia. The park preserves the site of the 1777-1778 winter encampment of George Washington’s Continental Army, one of the most trying periods of the Revolutionary War.
    Valley Forge National Historical Park
    1400 North Outer Line Drive King of Prussia, PA 19406

  • Visit Darby Creek Trail


    The Darby Creek Trail is a 1-mile paved trail that winds along a wooded creek through the western neighborhoods of Haverford Township, just outside of Philadelphia. The trail is part of a massive effort in the Philadelphia region to create a 750-mile network of interconnected trails called The Circuit.

    The southern end of the trail is anchored by Merry Place, a playground and nature area nestled within Glendale Park. Parking is available at the trail’s southern end in Merry Place (600 Glendale Road). The trail is wheelchair accessible. There are several access points to the trail, including at Merry Place, Hilltop Road, and Old West Chester Pike.
    Darby Creek Trail
    600 Glendale Road, Havertown , PA 19083

  • Visit Cape May County Park & Zoo

    Giraffe Children's Mental Health Awareness Day

    Cape May County Park & Zoo is one of the only free zoos in New Jersey. Animal lovers will delight at the over 550 animals from all over the world, including lions, giraffes, camels, alligators, and black bears. The zoo is open year-round, and admission is free. However, donations are appreciated to help support the zoo’s animal care and conservation programs.
    Cape May County Park & Zoo
    707 North Route 9
    Cape May Court House, NJ, 08210

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