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It’s an age-old tradition to watch fireworks on July 4th. Setting off mini-explosions of all shapes and colors on the 4th of July goes back almost as far as American independence itself. And guess what, so does Philly. We are the OGs of American independence guys. So it would only make sense that the best fireworks shows take place in our state.

The best fireworks take place in the most unsuspecting of places. There are the obvious Philly shows that knock your socks off, but give the ‘burbs fireworks some love, too. You probably don’t even realize how many displays take place in your area each year. Make a thing of it. Do a fireworks tour. Why not? You will really enjoy seeing all this area has to offer for the big holiday.

There’s nothing like sitting on a blanket or a lawn chair on a summer night, basking in the bright colors exploding in the sky. Seeing kids play on the grass while lightning bugs flutter by. A cold drink in your hand and not a care in the world. Nothing better. Fireworks on July 4th are as American as apple pie and baseball. Celebrate this year by watching some awesome fireworks in Pennsylvania.

  • Wawa Welcome America July 4th Concert & Fireworks

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    The huge event that takes place every year on Independence Day is still in its regular slot on July 4, 2023 at Dusk. Wawa Welcome America festival, is an extended celebration of independence from June 19 to July 4, 2023, so its already started! The firework show itself is on the big day, though. Prior to the fireworks on the Fourth of July, there will be a a massive free concert featuring legendary rapper Ludacris and superstar singer-songwriter Demi Lovato on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

  • Delaware River Summer Fireworks

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    July 1, 2023 at Dusk. Displays can be viewed for free along the Waterfront at these locations: Cherry Street Pier, Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest, Spruce Street Harbor Park, Race Street Pier, Pier 68, and Washington Avenue Pier. Visit this link for all you need to know about parking.

  • Glenolden 4th of July Fireworks

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    The annual fireworks will take place on June 24, 2023. There will be food, music, games, and a fireworks display from Skyshooter Displays! Music and fun starts at 7 with the fireworks happening at dusk.

  • Upper Darby Concert and Fireworks

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    Upper Darby will host a free fireworks display on Friday, June 30th at 9pm/dusk at Upper Darby High School; 601 N. Lansdowne Ave.; Drexel Hill, PA 19026. It’s free and open to all.

  • Conshohocken Independence Day

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    July 3, 2023 at 9:30pm. The fireworks display will be larger so that fireworks may be visible from as many vantage points as possible throughout the Borough. Due to the larger size of fireworks, a wider safety perimeter surrounding the discharge zone is required. As such, Sutcliffe Park and surrounding areas will be closed to the public during the event. Tests of the larger Fireworks display were completed to ensure that the majority of the Borough could still view and enjoy the fireworks from outside Sutcliffe Park.

  • Phoenixville Independence Day Celebration

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    July 2, 2023 at approximately 9:15 pm at Friendship Field at Fillmore and Franklin Ave. The rain date is set for July 7th. Fireworks begin at approximately 9:15, when the skies are sufficiently dark to enjoy the show. Handicap and visitor parking is available in the new Rec Center parking lot, located on Franklin Avenue. The public is encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets after 6:00 p.m. Music and food will begin at 6:00 p.m. and last until the fireworks are complete.

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