Happy unofficial start to Summer! I know it’s early to be talking about July 4 fireworks, but some municipalities do them as early as Memorial Day weekend. I didn’t want any to miss them. Here is your list of 2018 fireworks for some of the towns in Philadelphia, Chester County and Delaware. (this was originally written during the month of May, several years ago, I update it annually.)
June Fireworks in Chester County
Strawberry Festival-Fireworks are Friday, June 1.
Saint Joseph’s Downingtown Community Festival – Festival runs June 19-23, 2018. Fireworks Friday night. Rain date Saturday, free.
Upper Uwchlan Township Annual Block Party on Route 100 — June 16, 6-10 PM The Block Party is held on Route 100 between Park Road/Station Boulevard and Byers Road in Chester Springs, free.
Chester County Balloon Festival – Festival runs June 22-24, 2018 at New Garden Flying Field, not free! Fireworks scheduled for the 23rd.
East Goshen Township Community Day – June 30 events start at 5PM, Fireworks at Dusk, free.
July 4 Fireworks~Chester County, Philadelphia, Hockessin
Here are the July 4 listings for Fireworks, please note-unless otherwise noted, it is information for 2018 fireworks events.
I cannot find information for 2018 besides the Strawberry Festival.
The Good Neighbor Day festivities for the most part are free, food and stuff will cost extra. Kerr Park, all day on July 4, fireworks begin at dusk. No rain date listed for fireworks, however, for the morning road races it states “Road races subject to cancellation due to weather conditions.” I’d imagine it’s the same for fireworks.
East Goshen Fireworks
Information above, this is a June event.
July 9-no rain date listed. Fireworks at 9:30PM following concert at Exton’s Miller Park. FREE
Hockessin Parade and Fireworks
Parade is July 4 at 3 PM, fireworks at dusk. Free. No rain date listed.
Kennett Square Fireworks/Longwood Gardens fireworks
Note, to get into Longwood Gardens is NOT free and it always sells out for fireworks. However, many families park and sit in the Superfresh parking lot or other area lots. I do NOT know if any local shop owners dislike this and consider it trespassing. Do at your own risk.
Newark, DE Fireworks
Says “downtown Newark” and near University. I have heard that you go to the UD stadium. Festivities from 6-10 pm on July 4, free but food and stuff will cost you. No rain date listed. They ask that you park in the various University sports lots–like the stadium and the Bob. 2018 note: website is listing same information as last year.
Nottingham/Oxford Fireworks/Herr’s Fireworks
In conjunction with annual freedom fest which is July 7 from 5:00 PM to end of fireworks. NOT FREE, activities and food will cost extra. PARKING will cost extra. At Nottingham County Park. No rain date listed.
In conjunction with the Keystone Valley Fire Department Fair, held Tuesday thru Saturday. Fireworks scheduled for dusk on July 8. I cannot find a listing for 2018.
Philadelphia–the place where it all began! is offering several different options for fireworks, from July 1-4.
Free, July 4, Friendship Field, at dusk. Same information as previous years.
Sesame Place Fireworks
Lots of fun stuff at Sesame Place on July 3 and 4. You can have a July 4 BBQ with Elmo, Big Bird and the gang. End your great day with fireworks at night. Click Elmo picture for more information. Not free, no rain date listed.
Tredyffrin Township fireworks
Free, July 4, music begins at 7, fireworks at 9:15, Wilson Farm park. No rain date listed. Same info as previous years.
Uwchlan Township fireworks
July 7 at Lionville Park, same as previous years.
West Chester Fireworks
At Brandywine Picnic Park. July 6 from 4-8:30PM. NOT FREE, no rain date listed. Fireworks after park closes. Nothing listed for 2018 yet.
Wilmington, DE Fireworks
July 4, Tubman Garrett Park-family festivities begin at 2 pm, fireworks at dusk. FREE, no rain date listed. Nothing listed for 2018 yet.
Delaware County Fireworks
My friend Kelly over at Delco Deal Diva has a very nice list of the Delaware County Fireworks for 2013. When she updates it for 2014 I will update this post.
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