If you’ve never celebrated Independence Day in Philadelphia, you might want to consider putting it on your life list. After all, it’s the home of The Liberty Bell and Freedom Hall, where the Declaration of Independence was written.
Plus, The City of Brotherly Love puts on a heck of a celebration.
We here at Green Box, being lovers of all things art, appreciate the fact that the massive fireworks show takes place above the majestic Philadelphia Museum of Art.
If you go, stake out your spot early so you’ll have a good view, but not so early that you’ll miss all the other terrific events. Events like a free concert that’s billed as America’s Largest, this year featuring The Roots, Common, Joe Jonas and Queen Latifah, among others. On the steps of Independence Hall from 10-11 AM there will be a reading from the Declaration, along with speeches and music. Right after that, at 11, the Annual Independence Day Parade kicks off, with more than 5,000 participants.
While you’re there, take a minute to think about our Founding Fathers: what would they think if they saw such a huge celebration in the very city where they convened their history-changing meetings?
We think they’d be very, very proud.