June 30-July 4, 2017

Long Weekend Picks, July 4th Edition: Fireworks Shows, Block Parties, Free Museum Admission And Much More

Celebrate our nation's birthday with tons of fun events...

The excitement is palpable throughout the city this weekend with the arrival of July 4th.

Philadelphia celebrates the holiday with major events all holiday weekend long — free concerts, fireworks shows, free museum admission, parades, festivals and so much more. Click here for a full guide to July 4th in Philadelphia.

We’re ducking out early this week to celebrate July 4th, but we’re leaving you with our trusty Weekend Picks guide that covers the entire holiday weekend (Friday through Tuesday). We’ll be back on Wednesday with an abridged version of our Picks of the Week post.

Be sure to follow Uwishunu on Twitter and Instagram for updates throughout the weekend.

Read on for our guide to this weekend in Philly.

Friday, June 30

Top Pick

Spruce Street Harbor Park

Enjoy your weekend at the warm-weather waterfront park...

Fourth Of July Picks

Ongoing Exhibitions

Prisons Today at Eastern State Penitentiary

(Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon, Tues)

Eastern State Penitentiary is now home to the nation’s first major museum exhibition addressing preconceptions surrounding incarceration in America...

With major events like Philadelphia's Historic District Block Party, Independence Mall is a hub of fun this holiday weekend. (Photo by J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia)

Saturday, July 1

Fourth Of July Picks

Ongoing Exhibitions

Prisons Today at Eastern State Penitentiary

(Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon, Tues)

Eastern State Penitentiary is now home to the nation’s first major museum exhibition addressing preconceptions surrounding incarceration in America...

Night Market

A special edition of Night Market fills Spruce Hill this Saturday night in celebration of the city's great food truck scene and Wawa Welcome America. (Photo by D. Tavani for The Food Trust)

Sunday, July 2

Fourth Of July Picks

Ongoing Exhibitions

Prisons Today at Eastern State Penitentiary

(Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon, Tues)

Eastern State Penitentiary is now home to the nation’s first major museum exhibition addressing preconceptions surrounding incarceration in America...

Independence Day Parade

The United States of America Independence Day Parade returns with massive floats, fun performances and more on Tuesday, July 4. (Photo by R. Myers for Visit Philadelphia)

Monday, July 3

Fourth Of July Picks

Ongoing Exhibitions

Prisons Today at Eastern State Penitentiary

(Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon, Tues)

Eastern State Penitentiary is now home to the nation’s first major museum exhibition addressing preconceptions surrounding incarceration in America...

Before the grand-finale fireworks show, the Parkway turns into a giant party featuring music, performances, food, drinks and more. (Photo by R. Myers for Visit Philadelphia)

Tuesday, July 4

Fourth Of July Picks

What’s Open on July 4th

Ongoing Exhibitions

Prisons Today at Eastern State Penitentiary

(Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon, Tues)

Eastern State Penitentiary is now home to the nation’s first major museum exhibition addressing preconceptions surrounding incarceration in America...

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  1. Pssssssssst! If you’re walking around Philly this weekend, check out Cactus Collective’s 20% off all vintage clothes sale at 739 S. 4th street (a few blocks south of South Street.) —– Sale continues through Sunday July 02.

    Open MWTFSS 12-7

    ///The Cactus Collective was founded, and has been continually run, as a Vintage & Handmade retail venue for collaboration, creativity, and positive vibes- each brand’s involvement is as much about the personalities behind the collections and craft as it is about the product for sale. Everyone in the Collective is based here in Philly, as a major goal of our operation is to bring together creators and collectors, and to grow our knowledge, networks, and creative communities.\\\

    facebook.com/CactusCollectivePhilly/

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