While the epic fireworks on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway are over, another huge fireworks show illuminates the sky above the Delaware River at Penn’s Landing this evening.
First up, one of the nation’s premier musical organizations, the United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own”, returns for a free, patriotic performance at Penn’s Landing, beginning at 8 p.m. The concert will be immediately followed by a spectacular and enormous fireworks display presented by Adventure Aquarium, at approximately 9:30 p.m.
For our guide to where to watch the fireworks on the Delaware River — click here.
During the day, attractions all over the city celebrate July 4th weekend with a variety of events. The Delaware River Waterfronts at Penn’s Landing in Philadelphia and across the river in Camden, New Jersey both host multi-day celebrations to mark the holiday.
Today marks the Super Scooper All-You-Can-Eat Ice Cream Festival at Penn’s Landing (running from noon to 5 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m.), Sugarhouse Casino’s summer music series, the Camden Freedom Festival and much more.
Remember, too, that Spruce Street Harbor Park, the new pop-up park at Spruce Street and Columbus Boulevard, is free and open to the public daily from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. The new hammock-dotted public space is an awesome locale to spend an afternoon, and makes for a great vantage point to view waterfront fireworks.
For our coverage of Independence Day festivities on the Delaware River Waterfront — click here.
Historic Philadelphia doesn’t take a break from the fourth of July celebrations as the All-American Celebration on Independence Mall continues with a meet and greet with Martha Washington in addition to a festival at the Physick House Museum & Garden and more.
For our coverage of Independence Day events in Historic Philadelphia — click here.
Penn’s Landing Concert and Fireworks
When: Concert, 8 p.m.; Fireworks, approximately 9:30 p.m.
Where: Columbus Boulevard and Chestnut Streets
More info: www.delawareriverwaterfront.com