It is almost July 4th and it is time to celebrate Independence day right in Philadelphia. Here are our top picks for things to do in Philadelphia July 4th, 2013! "Celebrate America's birthday in America's birthplace."
July 4th Fireworks Festivities in Philadelphia: Free concert with the Roots
July 4, 7 p.m. 11 p.m.
Enjoy the nations largest FREE outdoor fourth of July concert from Wawa at 7-11 pm at the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. You can watch the kick-ass fireworks display while listening to the Roots, John Mayer, Ne-Yo and Jill Scott. The show will be hosted by comedic genius, Kevin Hart. If for some reason you just want to see the fireworks show, the display will begin at 10:30 pm!
July 4th Weekend on Philadelphia's Waterfront
For a fabulously free and fun time, go to 31 North Columbus Boulevard where you can enjoy Super Scooper All-You-Can-Eat Ice Cream Festival, the Philadelphia Orchestra FREE 2013 Neighborhood Concert, and most important the Taste of Philadelphia Concert and Fireworks.
Skippack 4th of July Parade and Fireworks
If you need something to do during the day, enjoy a concert in the park, a parade and the fireworks finale at Skippack Village all of which starts at 11 am. There will be a ton of food vendors and BBQ starting at 3 pm with the fireworks display beginning at dusk can be viewed at Palmer Park. For more information regarding fireworks, please call 610-454-0909.
Old Fashioned July 4th Weekend in Philadelphia's Fonthill Castle Museum
If you have little ones then during the day this could be the way to go. Have a true early 20th century July 4th inspired July Fourth Celebration on the grounds of Fonthill. Festivities include a decorated bike parade,town ball(early form of baseball), watermelon eating contests, free old-time games, live music.