Here you go--your guide to Philadelphia area 4th of July fun and festivities.

Between June 29th and July 4th--Wawa Welcome America! will throw fireworks shows, free concerts, free movie screenings, free museum admissions, a parade and a huge block party.  More info and a full schedule of events here: Wawa Welcome America!


Deciding where to watch Philly 4th of July fireworks? Check out this extensive list from Curbed Philadelphia, and figure out where to meet your friends. Where to watch Philly Fireworks


Looking for kid-friendly activities? How about a scavenger hunt through Philadelphia's Historic District? Find it all here: Top Family Friendly Events .





Celebrate July 4th in Freedom's Backyard with Historic Germantown! Free events hosted at 5 sites include tours of one of the only remaining underground railroad sites, make your own ice cream and visit with Ben Franklin, and tours at the site of the 1777 Battle of Germantown. Celebrate with Historic Germantown.


The Star-Spangled Weekend on the Waterfront offers free concerts and a fireworks display at The Great Plaza at Penn's Landing. Star-Spangled Weekend


Join the All-American Celebration at the National Constitution Center. Come celebrate America's birthday at America's birthplace: Independence Mall! Check out the interactive Independence Day show, join Revolutionary War re-enactors on the front lawn, and play games popular in the 18th Century. All-American Celebration


What about Montgomery County you say? Check out Glenside's annual 4th of July Parade and America the Beautiful Fireworks. Glenside July 4th Celebrations


Springfield Township offers half a week of food, fun, rides and fireworks at the annual Rotary Carnival located on the grounds of Springfield Township High School. Springfield Township Carnival


Visit Valley Forge National Historical Park for the July 4th Community Picnic in the Park. Interpretive walks, guided trolley tours, musket demonstrations and more. July 4th Community Picnic


The Kiwanis Club of Ambler is sponsoring a carnival with a fireworks finale on the grounds of Wissahickon Senior High School. Ambler Carnival


And finally, if you're looking for another historic site to visit over July 4th, check out these 12 American Revolution sites from Curbed Philadelphia: Historic Sites of the American Revolution around Philadelphia