2018 Fireworks and 4th of July Celebrations 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!

Saturday, June 23rd

Our yearly fireworks show is set for June 23rd (rain date June 24th). Music and games start at the Interboro Baseball Field at 7 p.m.
The fireworks show is scheduled to go off at dusk (shortly after 9 p.m.).

Saturday, June 30th

YachtStock RiverJam Fireworks
Fireworks this year are held as part of the Yachtstock RiverJam event. RiverJam lasts from noon to 10 pm and includes 50 bands at 3 venues, plus a car show, vendors, food, and family fun. Proceeds benefit Shriners Hospitals Philadelphia and other local charities. Tinicum Fireworks start at 9:30

Tuesday, July 3rd

Bethel Township Presents July 4th Fireworks at Bethel Springs Elementary School. The show starts at dusk. Residents are encouraged to carpool and arrive early. Parking is very limited at BSES at Bethel Community Park. No smoking, alcohol, or pets. Rain date: July 5th


Fireworks at dusk on July 3rd.  Parade, sporting contests and refreshments beginning at 8:30 am on Tuesday, July 4th. The parade starts at Interboro High School and ends at the Upper Park.

Upper Darby
Join friends and family to celebrate Independence Day at Upper Darby Township’s premier fireworks show! But this is much more than just fireworks! The event kicks off with performances by the popular Philadelphia band Chico’s Vibe and the Upper Darby Summer Stage Shooting Stars.

The display will take place at the Upper Darby High School Memorial Stadium behind the high school. The address is 601 N. Lansdowne Ave. in Drexel Hill. Gates open at 7 pm and admission is $4. The fireworks display will begin at dusk. Children under 5 are free and tickets are sold only at the gate. Parking is free. The event rain date is Friday, July 6.

Wednesday, July 4th

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


Independence Day Celebration will be on July 4th, behind Sun Valley High School.  The DJ begins at 7pm at fireworks begin around 9:15pm

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

Clifton Heights

Parade at 10am. Fireworks will be held at Clifton Heights Athletic Field (Springfield Road and Sycamore Avenue), with fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

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.  Fireworks begin at 9 pm

Marple Newtown

Come out and watch the parade on July 4th starting at 10 AM. The parade starts at St. Alban's Circle in Newtown Square and travels down West Chester Pike to the Broomall Fire Company. Stop by the firehouse for free refreshments such as hot dogs, pretzels, and bottled water. 

Narberth 4th of July Program
 Join us on July 4th as we celebrate Independence day in the best little town ever of Narberth! Daytime activities start at 10:00 am 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.

Radnor Garrett Hill Parade will be July 4th. Opening ceremonies of the parade are at 10:45 a.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 can be purchased in advance. 

Thornbury Township

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.  Please note that you must be a current resident of the borough to participate. 

Saturday, July 7th

Ridley Park’s annual Big Bang Fireworks at The Lake begin at dusk.