2015 4th of July Parades,Fireworks, and Events in the Philadelphia Area

Below is a list of parades, events and fireworks in the Delaware County area. Don't forget the Wawa Welcome America celebration in Philadelphia that includes a parade on July 4th, concerts 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!

Wednesday July 2nd
Wednesday , July 2 - Sunday, July 5
Extended hours on July 2-3, 9:30 – 8 p.m.

FREE with museum admission; admission is FREE on July 4th

Friday July 3rd

Upper Darby celebrates America’s Birthday with Blackthorn Concert & Fireworks

Celebrate America’s birthday in Upper Darby Township with the annual fireworks and concert by the one and only Blackthorn. The night will kick off with one of Delco’s favorite bands, Blackthorn, a high octane modern Celtic band that plays contemporary Irish music at its best. The celebration will continue with the Upper Darby Summer Stage Shooting Stars, a high-energy show choir that has traveled the East Coast performing in the Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade, The Cherry Blossom Parade in Washington, D.C. and also at Walt Disney World. The night will culminate with the Delaware County’s best fireworks show that will light up the sky with a blaze of colors and patterns.
Live band and Fireworks start at 7:00 on Friday, July 3rd at the lower Park. Parade, sporting contests and refreshments beginning at 8:30 am on Saturday, July 4th. Parade starts at Interboro High School and ends at the Upper Park.

Saturday July 4th

Adventure Aquarium Independence Day Splash

Join us on July 4th from 6:30 – 9:30 pm for our annual Independence Day Splash, an evening of fintastic patriotic fun for the whole family! Explore our 8,500 animals and exciting exhibits, including our all-new Hippo Haven experience, 40 foot shark tunnel through the largest collection of sharks on the East Coast, sea turtles, and more. Plus throughout the evening, enjoy themed activities including stilt walkers, a DJ Dance Party, special guests, free patriotic takeaways and more.

Then cap off the night with a stellar view of the region’s largest fireworks display – the Adventure Aquarium Waterfront Fireworks Spectacular on the Delaware River Waterfront, a stunning show of color and sound overlooking the Philly skyline.

Aldan’s Independence Day Celebration will be held at 11:00 a.m.

 township will hold its annual fireworks display at dusk on July 4th at the Sun Valley High athletic field starting at 9:15.

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

Bethel Township 
 Bethel Township Presents July 4th Fireworks
The Bethel Township Parks and Recreation Board invites our residents to celebrate the Fourth of July with a display of fireworks. The fireworks will be launched from the Francis Harvey Green School site beginning at 9:30 PM. Parking will be available, but limited, at the Bethel Elementary School and Bethel Community Park on Foulk Road.

Clifton Heights
4th of July Parade starts at 10 sharp at Capp USA parking lot Fireworks at dusk (Parking $5.00 Entrance to any field is $5.00)

4th of July Parade starts at 8:45 at Nazarene Church Parking lot


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 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. 


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

Narberth 4th of July Program
 Join us on Saturday July 4th as we celebrate Independence day in the best little town ever of Narberth! Daytime activities start at 10:00am with game, music, great food, and great company! Check it out! And of course you don't want to miss out on the best Fireworks on the Mainline! Our fireworks are free! We only suggest you make a donation in one of our collection buckets!

Live band and Fireworks start at 7:00 on Friday, July 3rd at the lower Park. Parade, sporting contests and refreshments beginning at 8:30 am on Saturday, July 4th. Parade starts at Interboro High School and ends at the Upper Park.

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
Ridley Park's annual family parade around ABC field to Firehouse Field for fun and games for kids of all ages. All participants to meet at 9:45 at ABC Park.Organized by Ridley Park Recreation Board

Rutledge 4th of July celebration will begin at 9:30 a.m. at 
Parade begins from the Borough Hall.

Parade starts at 9:00am.  Springfield High School West Leamy Avenue to Powell Road, left on Powell Road to Saxer Avenue, left on Saxer to Springfield Road, left on Springfield Road to Memorial Park.

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 and a current resident to attend this event.

Sunday July 5th

Ridley Park’s annual Big Bang Fireworks at The Lake begin at dusk on July 5th.