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4th of July: Where to see fireworks in the tri-state area.

Light up your Independence Day with these spectacular shows.


There’s just something special about fireworks that bring back pleasant memories of warm, summer nights sitting under the stars, while watching explosions of color fill the skies above.


And year after year, communities all over the country continue to celebrate the Fourth of July with spectacular fireworks shows.


4th of July fireworks

Although the very first Fourth of July fireworks were debuted more than 200 years ago in Philadelphia, the celebration never grows old.


So whether you’re starting your own family’s Fourth of July traditions or just looking for a new place to see some great fireworks this Independence Day, check out our list of top places in the tri-state area to catch magnificent fireworks displays.


 

4th of July fireworks

Narberth, Pennsylvania


For the biggest fireworks display along The Main Line, head to Narberth, Pennsylvania.


This former route of the Pennsylvania Railroad is home to some of the wealthiest communities in the U.S., and they don’t mess around when it comes to Fourth of July celebrations.


During the day, families can enjoy a carnival with food and drinks and fun activities like a baby parade, the basketball foul shooting contest, wheelbarrow and three-legged races, as well as an old fashioned pie eating contest.



As the sun starts to set, everyone gathers for live music and an extravagant fireworks display to close out the day.



4th of July fireworks

Wilmington, Delaware


Celebrate this Independence Day on the Wilmington Riverfront, a well-developed area that’s home to delicious restaurants, great shopping and community recreation.


The city’s Fourth of July Celebration will fill the Riverfront’s Tubman-Garrett Park with a 50-foot obstacle course, local vendors, rides and games, face painting and more.


Enjoy live music while munching on mouthwatering foods from the crab feast, or watch historical reenactments in the park.


Magicians will also be on hand to provide even more entertainment that the whole family can enjoy.


At dusk, you can expect to see the main event: dazzling fireworks over the river!


This colorful show on Wilmington’s Riverfront is the perfect way to end a full day of fun.



4th of July fireworks

Ocean City, New Jersey


The Ocean City Fourth of July celebration gets kicked off with a bike parade in the morning, followed by a kite flying competition later.


The Independence Day fireworks are preceded by live music as visitors and residents find a spot to plop down and enjoy a picnic and the entertainment while waiting for the highlight of the evening.


Finally, at night, Ocean City’s fantastic show of fireworks off the boardwalk begins, sending a colorful display of patriotism shooting into the darkened sky above the Atlantic Ocean.



4th of July fireworks

Penn's Landing - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Philadelphia, home to the drafting and signing of the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, celebrates the Fourth of July by lighting up the streets, the skies and the stages across the city and region.


From the start of the Wawa Welcome America festival to the incredible fireworks finale over the Philadelphia Museum of Art.


The birthplace of firework shows continues to lead the way with majestic performances.


 

To keep up to date with all things 4th of July in the Tri-State Area check out the 6ABC site!



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