5 Wow-Worthy Spots Where You Can Watch 4th of July Fireworks in Philadelphia
Being paces away from the Liberty Bell and the site of the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4th is about as American as it gets. Philadelphia does Independence Day in a big way, between Wawa Welcome America’s huge week-long July 4th bash and countless other celebrations happening throughout the city.
To make sure you find a spot with a clear view of Philly’s nighttime sky displays, check out this guide to five wow-worthy spots where you can catch 4th of July fireworks in the City of Brotherly Love.
1. Penn’s Landing: July 1st & 2nd
For an up close and personal experience of Star-Spangled Weekend’s fireworks and complimentary concerts performed by the Philly Orchestra and the U.S. Army Band, Penn’s Landing (or just about any location on the Delaware River Waterfront) is the perfect place to post-up.
2. Boathouse Row/Kelly Drive: July 4th
If you’ve ever been to Boathouse Row, then you know just how stunning it is to admire the lit-up boat houses and their reflections glowing on the Schuylkill River on a clear night. Add in fireworks, and you’re in for an unforgettable viewing treat.
3. Benjamin Franklin Parkway: July 4th
A front-row seat to the Parkway’s July 4th evening pyrotechnics, anywhere from Logan Circle to Eakins Oval, yields stunning views of the city lights below, the grand tree-lined parkway straight ahead, and the fireworks booming up above.
4. Paine’s Park: July 4th
Paine’s Park’s location nestled along the Schuylkill River Trail at Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and the Parkway is slightly off the beaten path, but entirely on course for getting a special viewpoint of the July 4th fireworks.
5. The Camden Waterfront: July 1st, 2nd & 4th
Hop on the ferry any of the nights of July 1st, 2nd, or 4th, and get a new perspective on Philly’s firework show trifecta by watching from the Camden Waterfront. Camden will also be hosting its own fireworks on the 4th, so you have the chance to see fireworks take off in the background and the foreground, silhouetted by Philly’s cityscape from Jersey’s side of the Delaware.
Firework gazing for the 4th in Philly just got a whole lot easier. Wishing you a safe and fun 4th of July.