JULY 4TH EVENTS IN PHILADELPHIA – Sunoco Welcome America Celebration

I’ve been getting a lot of hits about what to do in Philadelphia on July 4th since I wrote an earlier piece on it. Independence Day is a big deal here, with most activities around Independence Mall and a few blocks away along the Delaware River at Penn’s Landing. On June 27, 2009 the party gets kicked off with a free concert at 7PM, Angie Stone, and fireworks display at Penns Landing around 9:30PM. Then there’s a week of activities, here’s the schedule. America’s Birthday

The culmination is a huge free concert at 8:30PM, with The Roots and Sheryl Crow, on Ben Franklin Blvd ending in a spectacular fireworks display. Here are a few links to help you plan your trip.

City Food Tour –

4th of July Red, White, & Blue Food Tour

Also on June 27, 2009 there’s a concert with the Philadelphia Orchestra at the Mann Music Center. At the end of the concert there will be a spectacular fireworks display as well.

Here’s a great site with ideas on how to spend the day:

The Mural Arts will be giving their regular tours on that day: Saturday 12:30PM
Most Museums will be open:

The Best Things to do in Philly: Comprehensive list

The Independence Tea Party Association

One of the most important websites: America’s Birthday which has all of the City sponsored events for the day, including the week before.
I will be adding to this list as the days go on. Look for The Biggest and the Brightest entry for next week. I need a bit more time to create it. Best Hughe