4th of July Parades and Fireworks in Delaware County

Here is a list of parades, events and fireworks for the area. Don't forget
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Friday July 2nd

Harrah's Chester Casino & Racetrack will kick off the holiday weekend on Friday night with fireworks over the Delaware River. The fireworks will go off after the final race of the evening. (you can view the fireworks for the area, many people have said you can see them in Eddystone and most parts of Chester)

Upper Darby
Upper Darby
Band will celebrate Independence Day with a concert and fireworks show Friday at Upper Darby High Memorial Field, Lansdowne Avenue. The gate opens at 7 p.m. Rain date is July 3. Showtime for the event sponsored by Upper Darby Department of Leisure Services is 7:30 p.m. with the big fireworks show set off at 9:30 p.m. Admission is $3 at the gate. Children age 5 and under admitted free. No lawn chairs or coolers are permitted inside the stadium.

Saturday July 3rd

The Aldan 4th of July Association's annual Independence Day celebration begins 11 a.m. Saturday with the borough's annual patriotic parade

The parade will proceed on Providence Road, east to Elm Avenue, south to Magnolia Avenue, west to Sycamore Avenue, and north to the borough park.

Ardmore (Haverford Township)

Ardmore Independence Day Celebration on Saturday, July 3
10:00 AM Parade Starts at Chestnutwald Elementary goes to Elwell Park
10:20 AM Best Patriotic Decoration Wagon, Stroller, Bike, or Scooter begins at Elwell Park on Ardmore Avenue
11:00 AM National Anthem and Flag Raising
11:15 Field Games Begin

Clifton Heights

10am: Parade - assemble at East Broadway & Marple Aves
9am-5pm: Flea Market at Clifton Heights Field Lower Level (Springfield & Sycamore Aves.)
11:45am: Moonbouce & Water slide, snacks and awards for parade - Clifton Heights Athletic Field (Springfield & Sycamore Aves.)
7pm-9pm: DJ entertainments at Clifton Heights Athletic Field
9:15pm: Fireworks presentation

Collingdale's Fourth of July Celebration will begin at 8:45 a.m. with the Wake-Up Motorcycle Roll featuring the Vietnam Veterans Chapter E, 2nd Brigade and Leathernecks Motorcycle Clubs; Bikers Against Child Abuse; and PA Coalition of Motorcycles. The grand parade commencing

The Collingdale Seniors will then distribute ice cream to children 12 and under with a ticket. Field Events will begin around 10:45 a.m. The water slides and moon bounce will be open from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. (children must be accompanied by an adult). At 1 p.m., there will be the Children's Parade open to all children 6 years and under. The snack bar will be open. Enjoy all of this while we host the annual flea market from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m., when the
daytime events will also end.

Fireworks display commencing around 9 p.m. Gates open at 7 p.m. Entry to our fantastic display is $1 with coupon; without a resident coupon the cost is $5 per adult. All children 12 and under are FREE but must be accompanied by an adult. Coupons are distributed as a thank you to residents who have donated toward the cost of the celebration

Friends of the Grange present a patriotic evening on the night before the Fourth of July with the Grange Estate's customary Independence Eve Celebration.

Saturday, July 3 — 7:00 pm
Independence Eve Celebration

On the Mansion Front Porch — Light refreshments will be served

Admission $15.00.

Highland Park (Upper Darby)

The Highland Park Fire Co.’s Independence Day Parade will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday. The parade route will start on Cedar Lane to Merion Avenue and proceed east to South Carol Boulevard heading north on South Carol to West Chester Pike westbound to St. Laurence Road to Lathrop Road eastbound to North Carol Boulevard to the Knights of Columbus parking lot and the Observatory Playground, St. Laurence Road

Hilltop (Haverford)

The Hilltop Civic Association’s Independence Day celebration takes place Saturday, beginning at 10 a.m. The parade begins at the Bon Air Fire House on Royal Avenue in Havertown and concludes at Hilltop Field.

The Union Athletic Association plans to hold its Independence Day celebrations on July 3, 2010. A full mile-long parade with marching bands, antique cars, children's decorated bikes and floats will begin at 9:00 AM. In the evening there will be a great fireworks program with live music beginning at 7:00 PM.


Fireworks July 3rd at Rocco Gaspari Park starting at dusk.

The Media Recreation Commission will hold a fun morning at Barrall Field on State and Edgemont streets starting at 10 a.m – 12:00 pm.on Saturday

It is a day of food, fun, and entertainment. Live performance by Silly Joe. There will be a water slide, crafts and games for the kids. For more information, please contact the recreation office at 610-566-5210 x255

Rain date is July 5.

Parade on Saturday starting at Interboro High School 9 am

Parkside annual parade of decorated bicycles, strollers, wagons, skateboards, etc. will begin at noon, with registration starting at 11 a.m. Saturday.

The parade will kick off at the municipal building on East Ebon Road, then cross over Edgemont Avenue to West Elbon, turn left on to Norfolk Lane, turn left on to West Roland Road, turn left on to Burden Road, and then left again back on to East Elbon.

Garrett Hill Parade will be Saturday. Opening ceremonies of the parade is at 10:45a.m. at Clem Macrone Park.

Ridley Park

Ridley Park will kick off the borough’s Independence Day celebration from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Eastlake Park, Constitution and West Ridley avenues with a car show. Festivities at the park will continue at 5 p.m., with food and entertainment. Fireworks will begin at dusk.

Rutledge 4th of July celebration will begin at 9:30 a.m. at Triangle Park, followed immediately by the judging in various categories.

Sharon Hill

Sharon Hill will celebrate the Fourth of July with a Two-Mile Fun Run, starting at 8 a.m., at Academy Park high School Field, Coates Street. The run will be followed by a Baby Parade at 9:30 at the field. A parade will begin at noon at the field.

Sunday July 4th

Aston township will hold its annual fireworks display at dusk on Sunday at the Sun Valley High athletic field. The rain date is July 11.


On Sunday at 9 a.m., the mayor’s annual walk/run will begin on the waterfront at Seaport Drive and Flower Street. After the race at 12pm there will be fun activities, including a wing-eating contest, a fashion show, a petting zoo and many other kids’ events, along with lvie entertainment by Glenn Jones, Tony Terry, Levert II and Johnny Kemp. A fireworks display will kick off at dusk.

For more information, call the Chester Department of Park at 610-447-7784.

Longwood Gardens

Longwood Gardens "Fireworks and Fountains" display is truly memorable and you can see the extravaganza July 4th 9:15pm


The annual Radnor Township July 4th Fireworks will take place Saturday at the Radnor High School fields on King of Prussia Road. Gates will open at 6:30 p.m. and the fireworks will begin at dusk. The stands will be open, or you can bring a picnic basket and chairs and sit on the field. Rain date is July 5. Tickets purchased in advance at the Township Municipal Building, 301 Iven Ave., Wayne, are $10 and tickets at the gate at $15.

Upland annual Fourth of July family picnic will be held from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday at Bristol Lord Field, located at Sixth and Church streets. All residents are invited to attend.

The free event will feature food, treats and beverages; music provided by a disc jockey; and children's games, including a moon bounce, dunk tank and pony rides.

Monday July 5th

Come out and watch the parade on July 5th starting at 10 AM. Parade starts at St. Alban's circle in Newtown Square and travels down West Chester Pike to the Broomall Fire Company. Stop by the fire house for free refreshments such as hot dogs, pretzels and bottled water.

Prospect Park
Prospect Park’s Fourth of July celebration will have a parade, food, games, face painting, cake and craft tables. The parade begins at 9 a.m., followed by activities in Park Square.

Springfield will celebrate Independence Day with the parade beginning with 9 a.m. in front of Springfield High School and ends at veterans memorial park.

Swarthmore borough will have a full morning of Fourth of July events with a traditional town flavor on Monday beginning at 8:30 am.

Thornbury Township

Thornbury will hold its 16th Annual Fourth of July Parade, Monday, July 5. Parade along Glen Mills Road to Thornbury Park. Refreshments and games at the park. Formation begins 9:30 am at Bethlehem United Methodist Church, Parade begins at 10:00 am