Bucks County
Fourth of July Celebration at Fonthill Castle in Doylestown

CELEBRATE THE FOURTH OF JULY IN BUCKS COUNTY

Gather your flags and red, white and blue attire to celebrate the independence of this great nation with a variety of events happening in Bucks County this Fourth of July. With concerts, fairs, mouth-watering BBQ and of course, fireworks, Bucks County has all the best activities to celebrate your patriotic pride.

TOP PLACES TO SEE FIREWORKS

Fireworks are a quintessential part of any Fourth of July celebration. Here are our picks for where to see stunning fireworks throughout Bucks County.  

• Celebrate throughout the summer with Friday night fireworks over the Delaware River in New Hope. This location provides a breathtaking backdrop to the fireworks and the opportunity to catch them all summer long!

•Take the kids to a day-long celebration at Sesame Place®! Starting with a Fourth of July BBQ and ending with a magnificent display, this day is sure to be non-stop, patriotic fun! You'll experience a unique display set to Sesame Street music, which is sure to entertain the kids as they hang out with their favorite furry friends.

• Combine the charm of a country fair with the excitement of a fireworks display at the Annual Southampton Days Country Fair! Enjoy a parade, rides, delicious food, a flag raising and multiple live entertainment options. Cap of the day by sticking around for a fantastic display of fireworks.

• Feed your appetite with a delicious pancake breakfast at Quakertown Community Day. The event will also feature a car show, parade and live entertainment. Remember the classic display of fireworks that follows! 

PATRIOTIC FUN AND MUSEUM TOURS

Fireworks aren't the only time-honored Fourth of July tradition. Check out any of these historic events to step back in time and celebrate our country's history!  

• Explore everything related to the symbol of our country, the American flag, at the Mercer Museum. Their "Long May She Wave" exhibit features thousands of American flag-related objects and artifacts. You'll be able to explore different interpretations of one of the most recognizable symbols in the world-the American flag!

• Check out Fonthill Castle's Fourth of July celebration for a day filled with family-friendly activities. There will be something for everyone at this day filled with food, old-fashioned games, crafts and live music, all with the magnificent backdrop of Henry Mercer's estate. The castle will also be open for self-guided tours as the cherry on top of an already amazing celebration!

• Discover the past at Washington Crossing Historic Park. You can watch living historians demonstrate their crafts, tour historic buildings and even see a military encampment. The Declaration of Independence will be read aloud, a great finishing touch to your day of historical discovery. On the Fourth of July, the site also turns into a great place to watch a breathtaking fireworks display, the first in 20 years on the site!

• Pack a picnic lunch for the whole family and spend time together at the charming Pennsbury Manor. Located along the picturesque Delaware River, this recreation of William Penn's historical estate offers a variety of activities. You can take a guided tour, visit their award-winning exhibit, William Penn: Seed of a Nation, or explore the estate on your own. By the end of the day, you're sure to be an expert on one of Pennsylvania's most famous Quakers!

• Explore the Sellersville Museum and listen to a reading of the Declaration of Independence. This event also offers the opportunity to be chosen to ring the Museum's historic school bell! This is a great way to honor our country's independence while getting a taste of the past!  

 For all Independence Day celebrations, check out our calendar of events