There’s no better place to celebrate America’s birthday than Philadelphia. Philly is jam-packed with things to do the week of Independence Day. Catch a baseball exhibit, whip up a festive dessert, and bring your entertainment outdoors with concerts, movies, parades, block parties, and more! This is what summer is all about.
- Take me out to the ball game exhibit
The Phillies may play away on the Fourth, but you can still get your baseball fix at the Chasing Dreams: Baseball and Becoming American exhibit at the National Museum of American Jewish History. Follow the history of baseball through the eyes of the immigrants and minority groups who made the game what it is today. Relive the stories of baseball greats like Jackie Robinson, Sandy Koufax, Joe DiMaggio, Roberto Clemente, and Ichiro Suzuki through game-worn uniforms, baseball cards, letters, stadium seats, films, and other displays.
- Get creative with some Pinterest-worthy healthy treats
Headed to a cookout? Ditch the been-there-done-that flag cake and make a lighter, healthier version of the red, white, and blue with these festive 4th of July fruit skewers. They’re quick and easy and are a great way to incorporate fruit into your diet.
- Join the fun at the Wawa Welcome America Celebration
Starting this Saturday, enjoy seven days of free activities and entertainment with the always-popular Wawa Welcome America Celebration. This can’t-miss series of events features an outdoor viewing of Frozen or Rocky, a performance by the Philly POPS!, block parties with food trucks galore, and more! And to balance out all those hot dogs and ice cream, there’s a children’s fitness event, Go 4th and Learn About Fitness, at Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse on July 1st.
The week is topped off with fireworks and the largest free concert in America — the Philly 4th of July Jam — featuring Jennifer Hudson, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, Ed Sheeran, Philly natives the Roots, and more. This is one concert you don’t want to miss!