2012 Fourth of July Fireworks and Parades in Delaware County

Below is a list of parades, events and fireworks for the Delaware County area. Don't forget the Wawa Welcome America celebration in Philadelphia that includes a parade on July 4th, an ice cream festival and outdoor movies. Click here for the calendar of events in Philadelphia. Please let me know if I forgot any and I will add them to the list.   
Happy 4th of July!

Saturday June 30th

GlenoldenFireworks will be held on June 30th at the Hillcrest and South Avenue field with the rain date of July 1st.
Festivities will begin around 7:00pm and fireworks will commence between 9:00pm and 9:30pm.

Tuesday July 3rd
Longwood Gardens "Fireworks and Fountains" display is truly memorable and you can see the extravaganza July 3rd 9:15pm

Upper Darby
The Upper Darby 
Band will celebrate Independence Day with a concert and fireworks show on Tuesday at Upper Darby High Memorial Field, Lansdowne Avenue. The gate opens at 7:15 p.m. Rain date is July 5. The  fireworks show set off at 9:15 p.m. Admission is $4 at the gate.  No lawn chairs or coolers are permitted inside the stadium.

Wednesday July 4th


The Aldan 4th of July Association's annual Independence Day celebration begins 11 a.m. on July 4th 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.

township will hold its annual fireworks display at dusk on Wednesday at the Sun Valley High athletic field.

Ardmore (Haverford Township)
Ardmore Independence Day Celebration on Wednesday, July 4th
10:00 AM Parade Starts at Chestnutwald Elementary goes to Elwell Park

Fireworks July 4th at Chester Park at dusk.

Clifton Heights
Fireworks at Clifton Heights Athletic Field, N. Springfield and Church St. on July 4th, 9:15 p.m.  Cars are $5 and tickets to the field are $5 per person. Kids 3 accompanied by a paying adult do not need a ticket.

Collingdale's Fourth of July Celebration will begin at 9:00 a.m. with a Grand Parade  
There will be events throughout the day at Collingdale Park.  Fireworks will begin at dusk at the Collingdale Community Center.

The Llanerch Civic Association's Annual 4th of July Parade on Wednesday, July 4th at 10:00 AM.  The parade begins at Llanerch Fire House.


Don’t miss the Union AA's Independence Day festivities and fireworks display at the Penn Wood High School field, featuring live music, beginning at 7:45 PM. Fireworks are set to begin at 9:00 pm. Food and refreshments will be available for purchase. The rain date for fireworks only is Thursday, July 5.

Marple Newtown
Come out and watch the parade on July 4th 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. (rain date is July 7).

Media 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 July 4th

Garrett Hill Parade will be July 4th. Opening ceremonies of the parade is at 10:45a.m. at Clem Macrone Park.

The annual Radnor Township July 4th Fireworks will take place 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. . Tickets purchased in advance at the Township Municipal Building, 301 Iven Ave., Wayne, are $10 and tickets at the gate at $15.

Ridley Park
The recreation board will host a parade that will begin at ABC park and conclude at the firehouse field.  Games, activities and food will follow.  Fireworks will be held on July 7th.

Rutledge 4th of July celebration will begin at 10:30 a.m. at 
Parade begins from the Borough Hall.

Parade starts at 9:15 am.  At 10:30 am activities at Memorial Park start. There is a flag raising ceremony, greetings and salute to veterans, Firehouse Five concert, Free Ice cream for all, free buttons and balloons, field events after concert, pony rides, face painting, a juggler, a clown and a balloon man.

Thornbury will hold its Annual Fourth of July Parade, on July 4th. 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

Upland's annual Fourth of July family picnic will be held from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Bristol Lord Field, located at Sixth and Church streets. You need a wristband to attend this event.

July 7th
Ridley Park
Fireworks and Car Show on Saturday July 7th.  Car Show starts at 2pm. Fireworks begin at dusk