The Ultimate Guide To 4th of July Parties in Philadelphia

The Ultimate Guide To 4th of July Parties in Philadelphia
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Philly’s the birthplace of our country, so naturally we like to go hard to celebrate Independence Day. From a free Pitbull concert on the Parkway to parties down the shore, there are plenty of opportunities to show your patriotism (and the fact that you like to have a good time).

Summer Love Party

City Hall Courtyard

The Independence Day festivities kick off with a launch party featuring music curated by Philly’s Chill Moody, carnival performers, interactive games, giveaways, food, and a beer garden.


Red, White, and Brew Fest

SugarHouse Casino

Nothing says "America" like beer. This beer fest takes place in the open-air restaurant at the casino and features local brews, performances from a stunt team, and Philly's own Chill Moody.

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PnB Rock

The Met Philadelphia

Philly rapper PnB Rock closes out the year at the all-new Met Philly with an evening full of hazy trap vibes.

$29 - $49 / RSVP

Independence Day Yacht Party

Penn's Landing Pier 24

Following the fireworks on the Delaware, the Ben Franklin yacht departs for a nautical party, including an open bar and buffet, skyline views, and a red, white, and blue dress code.

$103 - $108 / RSVP

Historic Philadelphia Block Party

Independence Mall

Celebrate 4th of July with this patriotic block party featuring live music, food, beer garden, kids zone, and a preview of The Bourse, an all-new, upscale food hall.


Summer Beer Garden at the Mütter: Part of the Wawa Welcome America Festival

Mutter Museum

The museum is open late, welcoming evening guests and a beer garden including specialty beers and sangrias. Peep a special Historical Medical Library Pop-up Exhibit.

$0 - $14 / RSVP

Night Before The 4th

Cavanaugh's Riverdeck

Party on a Monday (in honor of America) with no cover, craft beer specials, beer games, and a soundtrack of American tunes all night.


Philadelphia Independence Day Parade

S 5th St & Chestnut St

Celebrate America's independence in the city where it all began. Bands, dancers, and another 4,000 participants will parade throughout Old City rain or shine.


Fourth of July Dessert Party

The Claridge

Have your dessert and fireworks, too. Gorge on a waffle and ice cream bar, chocolate fountain, milk and cookies, and/or pastries before the Atlantic City fireworks show at this rooftop bar.

$30 / RSVP

Sam Smith

Wells Fargo Center

Celebrate Independence Day with moody pop from across the pond courtesy of British singer Sam Smith.

$35 - $125 / RSVP

Wawa Welcome America July 4th Concert and Fireworks

Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Headlined by Jennifer Hudson and Meghan Trainor, this annual free 4th of July concert - also featuring performances by the Philly POPs Big Band - culminates with a huge fireworks show.