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July 4, 2014

Photo Of The Day: Have A Happy Fourth Of July 2014, Philadelphia!

Happy Independence Day! Philadelphia marks America's birthday with massive celebrations held all across the city — from the steps of Independence Hall to the top of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. (Photo by G. Widman for Visit Philadelphia)

Happy Birthday, America!

The official day of commemorating the birth of the nation has arrived. Today, the week-long celebration of July 4th in Philadelphia reaches its crescendo.

Wawa Welcome America hits its high point tonight with a bang as a free blockbuster concert and a free fireworks show take over the Benjamin Franklin Parkway from noon all the way through until after 11 p.m.

From dawn until nearly midnight, patriotic happenings fill the streets, parks and attractions of the City of Brotherly Love. For an hour-by-hour lineup of today’s festivities, check here.


For our complete coverage of July 4th in Philadelphia — click here.


If you’re celebrating beyond city limits, we’ve got you covered, too. Check here for our top picks of 4th of July events taking place in Philadelphia’s countryside.

Just looking to catch the fireworks spectacle above the Benjamin Franklin Parkway? Refer to our fireworks watching guide for the best vantage points from which to watch tonight’s display on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.


For our guide to where to watch the fireworks on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway Tonight — click here.


And, folks, remember: Tonight, Friday, July 4th there are fireworks on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

On Saturday, July 5, there are fireworks over the Delaware River on Penn’s Landing.

For those staying in the comfort of their own homes, you don’t have to miss out on the action and music on the Parkway. For the second time this year, VH1 will televise and live stream the Philly 4th of July Jam concert.

Remember, all fireworks shows and events are scheduled rain or shine.

In case of inclement weather, follow @July4thPhilly on Twitter and Wawa Welcome America on Facebook for up-to-the-minute information.

Have a happy and safe Independence Day!


For our complete coverage of July 4th in Philadelphia — click here.


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