Like every year this year in 2011 the preparations for 4th of July celebrations are going in full swing in US. This is the day when the entire nation celebrates along with their friends and family.4th of July, the American Independence Day which comes just after the Canada Day on 1st July is also known for lots of fireworks, picnic, buying gifts and not to mention the array of patriotic events taking place across the country.
Here we present a full list of events that will be held in honor of 4th July which is also popular as American Birthday.
Friday, July 1st
The celebration for Independence Day will be taking place at Hilton Field featuring a concert by the 282nd Army Band. the show will begin at 8 p.m. The Salute to the Nation concert is scheduled to start at 9 p.m., followed by a 30-minute fireworks display.
Saturday, July 2
20th Annual Freedom Fest at Nottingham County Park. Fireworks around 9:45 p.m. Live country music, games, food, and activity vendors from 5 to 10:30 p.m. Phillie Phanatic appearance from 5 to 6 p.m. $10 parking fee at the park and Herr’s Corporate Center, with shuttles running to park from 5 to 9:15 p.m. (Rain date: July 3.)
Concert and Fireworks on the Delaware River: Penn’s Landing in Philadelphia, 6 to 9:30 p.m. Free.
Sunday, July 3
Celebrate Coatesville: Noon to 9 p.m. Free activities (food, craft booths, games) along Lukens National Historical District, Gateway Park and Lincoln Highway. Fireworks at dusk.
Independence Day Celebration at Exton’s Miller Park: 7 p.m. concert — The Bryn Mawr Mainliners and The Chester County Concert Band. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m. (Rain date: July 10.)
Celebrate America at Longwood Gardens: 9:15 p.m. fireworks and fountain display. Entrance fee ($38 for 16 and older, $22 for 15 and younger, discounted rate for members). Note: Blankets are not permitted.
Monday, July 4
Downingtown Good Neighbor Day: 9:30 p.m. fireworks at Kerr Park on Pennsylvania Avenue. Free family activities beginning at 8 a.m. with the Run for Life and Freedom Walk 5k, followed by food, crafts and more.
Phoenixville Fireworks: Free 9 p.m. fireworks at Friendship Field, Fillmore Street and Franklin Avenue. Visitors may park in lot behind the reservoir at Reservoir Park, Franklin Commons, Santa Anna Club or the Bethel Baptist Church. (Rain Date: July 5.)
Tredyffrin Township Annual Fourth of July Celebration: Free in Chesterbrook. Fireworks at dusk and Chester County Concert Band from 7:15 to 9:15 p.m.
Chester Valley Golf Club: Private country club, but fireworks usually go off at dark and are visible from the Great Valley School District parking lot on Church Road.
Whitford Country Club: Also private, but fireworks usually visible from either the Jeff D’Ambrosio car dealership or Lowe’s parking lots.
Eighth Annual Fourth of July Bike Parade & Picnic: Hosted in downtown Berwyn, beginning and ending at Frank Johnson Park. Parade starts at 11 a.m., followed by a free picnic until 1 p.m. Registration at 10:15 a.m. sharp.
Philly Fourth of July Jam and Grand Finale Fireworks: Benjamin Franklin Parkway, 20th and Eakins Oval, 7 to 10 p.m. Concert Highlights: The Roots; Sara Bareilles; Earth, Wind & Fire; Estelle; and Michael McDonald.
Saturday, July 9
Uwchlan Township Community Day: David J. Good Memorial Run at 8 a.m. Free games, food, live music and fireworks 4 to 8 p.m. at Lionville Park on Devon Drive. Self-proclaimed “Best Fireworks in Chester County.”
North Coventry Fire Company Fair: Events all week (July 4-9); fireworks July 9 at 10 p.m.
Source: Daily Local