2013 4th of July Parades,Fireworks, and Events in the Philadelphia Area

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 22nd
Glenolden Fireworks will be held on June 22nd at the Hillcrest and South Avenue field with the rain date of July 1st.
Festivities will begin around 6:00pm and fireworks will commence between 9:00pm and 9:30pm.

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


Norwood Borough will have a fireworks display at dusk at Lower Park.

Upper Darby
The Upper Darby Band will celebrate Independence Day with a concert and fireworks show on Wednesday 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.

Thursday 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 July 4th at the Sun Valley High athletic field.

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

Fireworks July 4th at Chester Park at dusk.


The Union Athletic Association of Lansdowne presents the annual Independence Day parade featuring marching bands, antique cars, decorated bikes and floats. The route starts at 9 am on July 4th at East Greenwood & Wycombe Avenues, continues along Wycombe to Stewart, then north on Lansdowne Avenue to Essex, where it heads east to the Penn Wood High School field for prizes, awards, and games.

Marple NewtownCome 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. 

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 Radnor Township Building are $12 and tickets at the gate at $20.

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.  

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

Parade starts at 9:00am.  At 10:30 am activities at Memorial Park start. There is a flag raising ceremony, greetings and salute to veterans, Firehouse Five concert, 

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 6th
Ridley Park
Fireworks and Car Show on Saturday July 6th.  Car Show starts at 2pm. Fireworks begin at dusk