Celebrate America in Bucks County
(Bucks County, PA) Break out your red, white and blue to celebrate the Fourth of July in Bucks County! With an abundance of activities ranging from crafts and live music, to mouth-watering BBQ, parades and fireworks, pack your calendar with all kinds of festive and patriotic fun this Independence Day.
Below is the tourism office’s guide to the ultimate Fourth of July celebrations in Bucks County. For more events and activities, check out VisitBucksCounty.com/events.
While you’re out and out celebrating the Fourth of July, be sure to share your favorite fun and festive moments by entering our photo contest using the hashtag #BucksCountyMoment on Instagram or Twitter. Click here for more details on how to enter the contest.
Let’s Start the Parade
• The 2nd Annual Fourth of July Parade at Veterans Memorial Park in Levittown steps off at 9 a.m on July 4th. The boom of the 21-gun salute will signify the powerful beginning to an honorable day of merriment. Enter your float into the decorating contest and showcase your American pride.
• Attend the Annual Tri-Municipal Fourth of July Parade in New Britain Township! The parade begins at 9:30 a.m. on July 4th at the Town Center and makes its way to North Branch Park in Chalfont. Bring your family and friends and be sure to wave your flag high!
• Celebrate “America’s Family Heroes” at the Lower Southampton Township Independence Day Parade. This lively parade, beginning July 4th at 1 p.m., features a gaggle of characters and entertainment including the South Philadelphia Mummers string band, a motorcycle drill team, vibrant floats, antique cars and local organizations to add to the patriotic fun! The parade begins at Second Street and Bustleton Pike.
Lights, Camera, Fireworks!
• The little ones will love Sesame Place’s Fourth of July BBQ and Fireworks! Join Elmo and friends for some of America’s favorite comfort foods, including BBQ chicken, pulled pork, mac-n-cheese and more! After the barbeque, attend the “Neighborhood Street Party” Parade at 9 p.m. followed by a magical fireworks display beginning promptly at 9:25 p.m. on July 4th. Grab a spot at the park’s front plaza for the best seat in the house!
• A beloved Bucks County tradition, Southampton Days will host a fireworks display beginning promptly at 9:35 p.m. to end a day of fun in the community on July 4th! In the morning, sit back and enjoy the parade filled with colorful floats and distinguished veterans. Pay your respects during the flag raising ceremony then head down to the Southampton Days 42nd Annual County Fair at 6 p.m. for a night of fun and games. Held at Tamanend Park from July 1-6, visitors will treat themselves to good ol’ fashioned family-friendly fun that include thrilling amusement rides, free concerts, succulent food and a variety of children’s events and entertainment.
• Spoil yourself with another fireworks display at the Friday Night Fireworks in New Hope on July 5th. Every Friday at 9:30 p.m. through Labor Day a spectacle within itself is displayed over the Delaware River for spectators in New Hope and Lambertville to admire.
• Spend Fourth of July weekend in Quakertown for Community Day and fireworks! On the Fourth, fireworks light up the sky with a show at Memorial Park beginning at 9 p.m. On Saturday, cool off and take a dip in the Quakertown Community Pool for “Theme Night at the Pool” held from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Cap off the weekend with the rockin’ tunes of the Bosslady Band at Memorial Park on Sunday.
• Be part of a community tradition at Newtown’s Annual Independence Day Celebration, First Fourth! This fun, local event is held every year on the first Saturday in July; a family-friendly memory to honor and cherish. The fireworks display will be held at Newtown Junior High facing Tyler State Park on July 6 at 9:30 p.m.
• Build up anticipation for an amazing fireworks celebration with the 41st Annual Pennridge Community Day. Held at Lake Lenape Park on Sunday July 7, take a ride on the carousel or trolley, play with your faithful companion at the Perkasie Dog Park, take part in an outdoor volleyball match, test your speed in the canoe races and so much more! The fireworks display begins at 9:15 p.m.
More Patriotic Fun and Festivities
• Lay your eyes on the beauty that is Henry Mercer’s historic home, Fonthill Castle, for the Old Fashioned Fourth of July event. From noon-4 p.m., compete in a rigorous watermelon-eating contest, sack races, crafts, food and live music!
• Visit the property of Pennsylvania’s founder William Penn at Pennsbury Manor and celebrate your American pride as a Pennsylvanian! The site will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the Fourth of July, so take advantage of this opportunity to check out living history right here in Bucks County.
• Celebrate Fourth of July in the Village! Peddler’s Village is hosting a day of family-fun and live entertainment. Shops will be open until 6 p.m., Giggleberry Fair will be open until 8 p.m. and yummy food will be served on the Main Green from noon until 4 p.m.
• Take a glimpse into the past and incorporate American history into your Fourth of July festivities at Washington Crossing Historic Park! Fit some exercise into your weekend at the 33rd Annual Revolutionary Run and experience the joy of running alongside the scenic Delaware River! From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on July 4th, cool off and experience the American Revolution through military re-enactments, commemorative musket firings and dignified readings of the Declaration of Independence.
• Dance the night away at the Fourth of July Dance Party at The Raven! This New Hope LGBT hot spot will have you moving on your feet from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. with VDJ Michael Decero to celebrate your American pride!
• Top off your Fourth of July Fun with a festive drink at Washington House in Sellersville. Pair the signature Red, White & Blue Margarita flights with crab and BBQ specials throughout the weekend and end your Fourth of July weekend on a delicious note.
Michelle Greco Falcone
Visit Bucks County
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About Visit Bucks County
Visit Bucks County (VBC) is the official tourism promotion agency for Bucks County. The mission of the VBC is to increase visitation in Bucks County by effectively marketing its heritage and its diverse sites and attractions. For more information on VBC activities call 1-800-836-BUCKS, visit VisitBucksCounty.com or stop by the Bucks County Visitor Center located at 3207 Street Road in Bensalem (adjacent to the entrance to the PARX Casino). The Visitor Center is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. It is easily accessible from the Pennsylvania Turnpike, Route 1 and Interstate 95.