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Have a Fun Fourth! Celebrate Independence Day All Around the Main Line, 2019

From fireworks to fire engines, the Main Line area is lighting up with fun for the Fourth of July!

Parades, picnic blankets, and pyrotechnics make July 4th a family-friendly day to remember from town to town all around the Main Line. Find the most dazzling display near your neighborhood!

Conshohocken’s Annual July Fireworks Display

July 3, Sutcliffe Park, West 9th Avenue and Freedley Street, Conshohocken

Event begins at 6pm. Fireworks start at 9:45 pm.

Bring the family for music, food, bounce houses, a live martial arts demo, and finish off the evening with fireworks!

Longwood Gardens Star Spangled Spectacular

July 3, 1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square

Show begins at 9:15 pm.

Well-known patriotic music abounds as Longwood Gardens celebrates America, featuring such songs as The Olympic FanfareThe Winds of WarThe Stars & Stripes, and more. See the night sky in a new light with this astonishing Fireworks and Fountains Show. Fireworks fly, fountains dance, and music sets the tone.

Narberth’s 77th Annual Fourth of July Celebration and Fireworks

July 4, Narberth Park, Windsor Avenue and Haverford Avenue, Narberth

Daytime events 10 am to 2 pm.
Evening events begin at 7:30. Fireworks at full dark.

Narberth’s Fourth of July Celebration is the biggest on the Main Line, attracting thousands from surrounding neighborhoods. The day starts with fun family activities, from parades to races to a dunking booth. The evening brings music and fabulous fireworks the Main Line anticipates all year long.

Garrett Hill – Rosemont 70th Annual Fourth of July Parade

July 4, Parade and Celebration at Clem Macrone Park, 810 Conestoga Rd, Bryn Mawr

Parade registration at 9:30, Rosemont Business Park, 919 Conestoga Road
Parade at 10 am.
Events in Clem Macrone Park at noon.

For the past 69 years, Garrett Hill has kept up the tradition of celebrating Independence Day with family, friends, and fun. See decorated bikes and floats at the parade, then head over to Clem Macrone Park to watch the Bryn Mawr Rotary Club Races, plus music, food, and a juggler!

Penn Wynne 76th Annual Fourth of July Parade and Fun Fair

July, 4, Penn Wynne Park, 1214 E. Manoa Road, Wynnewood

Parade begins at 9:30 am, Penn Wynne Fire House, 1440 Manoa Rd

The Penn Wynne Civic Association invites kids and their families to decorate bikes or wagons to begin the parade at Penn Wynne Fire House. Follow the fire truck to Penn Wynne Park for music, food, carnival games, pony rides, a moon bounce, face painters, spin art and lots of prizes!

Bala Cynwyd 102nd Annual Fourth of July Parade and Carnival

July 4, Bala Cynwyd Fire House, 149 Montgomery Avenue

Parade begins at 9:30 am. Carnival immediately after at Bala Cynwyd Park, 398 Trevor Lane.

The Annual Fourth of July Parade and Carnival, which has been sponsored by the NCBC since 1916, is one of the oldest and most popular Independence Day events on the Main Line.The parade features neighborhood children riding decorated bicycles, marchers in costumes, clowns, jugglers, stilt walkers, floats, fire trucks, police, and public officials.  The decorated bicycles and floats are judged prior to the start of the parade and awards are given to the winners during the Carnival. A variety of food options both kosher and non-kosher are available, including traditional hot dogs, soda and pretzels sponsored by the Bala Cynwyd Fire House, as well as food tents from local restaurants.

Sesame Place Fourth of July Fireworks

July 4 and 5, Sesame Place, 100 Sesame Road, Langhorne

Fireworks begin at 9:25 pm, immediately following the 9:00 pm evening performance of the Neighborhood Street Party Night Parade on Thursday. 

Sesame Street® is celebrating 50 years and counting, and we’re celebrating all season long! Join in the festivities and enjoy an extra special fireworks display that celebrates the amazing 50 years of Sesame Street! Be sure to watch us paint the sky red (and green and blue) from inside the park. This impressive display will certainly give you something to celebrate this Fourth of July!

Time subject to change.

Phoenixville Independence Day Celebration Fireworks

July 4, Friendship Field, Fillmore and Franklin avenues, Phoenixville

Marking its 20th year, the fun-filled, family-oriented show will begin approximately 9:15 pm. Enjoy water ice, French fries, and other treats.

Norristown Fourth of July Parade and Festivities

July 4, St. Francis on Marshall Street , Norristown

Parade begins at 9:45 am.
Block party begins at 10:30 am on Main Street.
Party with concert and fireworks at Elmwood Park begins at 3 pm.

Norristown’s Annual Fourth of July Celebration now includes the Block Party on Main, family fun community! Entertainment, food, kid’s entertainment, and craft vendors. The Norristown Recreation Department hosts the party at Elmwood Park, with live bands to play the concerts before fireworks at the Fire Chief’s Memorial band shell.  At dusk fireworks will begin.  

Tredyffrin Township’s Fourth of July Celebration 

July 4, Wilson Farm Park, 500 Lee Road, Wayne

Event begins at 7:15 pm.
Fireworks begin at dusk.

Bring a picnic or purchase a treat from vendors and enjoy the patriotic sounds of the Chester County Concert Band. Fireworks to follow at dusk.

Valley Forge July Fourth Community Picnic in the Park

July 4, Visitors Center, Valley Forge National Historical Park, 1400 N. Outer Line Drive, King of Prussia

Day-long events and activities beginning at 11 am.

Celebrate our nation’s independence with historical games, music, and an all-American cookout. Activities to keep kids engaged and even fascinated. Revolutionary games and demonstrations, plus listen in as Benjamin Franklin recites the Declaration of Independence. Enjoy a free Carillon Concert at Washington Memorial Chapel at 7:30pm.

Marple-Newtown Fourth of July Parade

July 4, St. Alban’s Circle, Newtown Square

Parade begins at 10 am.

The parade starts at St. Alban’s Circle, ending at Broomall Fire House on Malin Road, complete with firetrucks, music, and candy. Kids with bike experience are welcome to ride in the parade by registering at St. Anastasia at 9 am.

Special note: after 34 years, Radnor High School has discontinued its traditional fireworks display.

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Contributing Writer