2023 Fireworks and 4th of July Celebrations in Delaware County and 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!

Friday June 30th

FREE Independence Day Fireworks!
Upper Darby will host a free fireworks display on Friday, June 30th, at 9pm/dusk at Upper Darby High School. This is free and open to all. 

Saturday, July 1st

Celebrate Independence Day with a parade, car show, and games.
Later in the day, join us for the best fireworks in DELCO! Starting at Dusk at Eastlake Park. 

Monday, July 3rd

The Bethel Township Parks and Recreation Board will be hosting its Annual Fireworks display on Sunday, July 3rd at Bethel Springs Elementary School. Residents are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs for the event and are reminded that no alcoholic beverages or smoking are permitted. The display is set to begin at dusk.

Tuesday, July 4th

Independence Day Celebration will be on July 4th, behind Sun Valley High School.  Fireworks begin around 9:15pm.

The flea market starts at 9 am.  The parade starts at 10 am, and fireworks start at 9:30 at Clifton Field.

Celebrate the Fourth of July at Colonial Plantation with a reading of the Declaration of Independence, patriotic celebrations, and historic demonstrations. Adults $12, Children $8. Member discounts $2 off per ticket. The site is open 11 AM to 4 PM, last admission is at 3 PM.

Our yearly parade is back! The fun begins in the Wells Fargo parking lot at MacDade Blvd and Ashland Ave. Participants may begin to line up starting at 9:30 a.m. The parade time is 10:30. The baby parade will start at Scott and Knowles Aves and follow the main parade shortly after 11.
Join us in Glenolden Park at the conclusion of the parade for patriotic ceremonies followed by food and fun in the park. We will have bounce houses, trackless train rides, a 50/50, and games with prizes for the kids (and a few adults).

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.

10 AM – 12 PM @ Barrall Field
For the kids: Water slides, spin art, face painting, games
For all ages:  Yard games, Soft Pretzels & Water Ice
Live music from Silly Joe
Bike Decorating Contest

The parade begins at 10am at the Rosemont Business Campus and will follow the previously used route through our community.

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 at 9:30 am at Bethlehem United Methodist Church, Parade begins at 10:00 am.

Celebrate America’s birthday with everyone’s favorite furry friends. Visit Photos with Elmo & Friends to take a patriotic photo with Elmo in his red, white & blue attire! On Monday, be sure to stick around for an impressive display of fireworks!

Fireworks will begin at 9:00PM.

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