May 21, 2012
The Spectacular Fireworks And Fountains 2012 Summer Series Set To Return To Longwood Gardens This Saturday, May 26 With A Special Memorial Day Weekend Concert And Display
Launching over Memorial Day weekend, the sparkling, colorful production will display three different shows for gazers to enjoy in the gardens leading with Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake, followed by Stars & Stripes commemorating John Philip Sousa who performed 14 times at Longwood with his band in the ’20s, and ending with The Amazing ’80s, highlighting the decade’s most popular hits.
Guests are encouraged to bring a folding chair (rentals are available for $5) and reserve a space on the lawn anytime after 3 p.m. Blankets are not permitted.
With most performances beginning between 7:15 and 9:15 p.m., it’s the perfect chance to spend the day on the grounds and grab a bite at Longwood’s three dining options before the show.
Rain dates are scheduled for each event, and tickets for one of the six spectacles can be purchased online, at the Visitor Center or by calling (610) 388-1000.
Fun fact: fireworks have been used at Longwood since at least 1907, the year after industrialist Pierre du Pont purchased the property. The public Fireworks and Fountains shows are now in their 29th year.
Fireworks & Fountains 2012
Where: Longwood Gardens, 1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square
When: Saturday, May 26 through Saturday, September 29 (select dates)
Cost: $38 non-members, $31 members, $22 non-members ages 15 and under, $18 members ages 15 and under
More info: www.longwoodgardens.org