The 4th of July is less than a week away! This is one of those holidays that almost all Americans look forward to for one reason or another. Whether you enjoy this holiday for its traditional BBQ’s, a day off from work, the firework displays or simply the great weather this time of year, overall the 4th of July holiday has a lot going for it. The most important aspect of this holiday though is what it stands for; freedom, independence, and the birth of this great nation. It’s easy to take the many luxuries and freedoms we have for granted, but it’s because of our independence that America is what it is today.
This 4th of July we encourage all to proudly display their American flags and to step outside to enjoy the local fireworks display. For information on all the displays and festivities in the area, check out the 2011 Montgomery County 4th of July Guide below:
Abington – America the Beautiful Aerial Fireworks Spectacular (Abington Senior High School): This year Abington/Cheltenham Townships host their 108th Annual July 4th Parade, one of America’s oldest. The parade begins at 4 PM at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 676 (at Roslyn Ave.) and ends on Keswick Avenue. Fireworks will follow at 9PM at Abington High/Junior High Schools’ athletic fields in Abington Township.
Conshohocken (Sutcliffe Park): Fireworks at dusk, Sunday July 3, at Sutcliffe Park, West 9th and Freedley Street. Festivities will launch around 5:30PM complete with children’s activities, food and refreshments.
Lower Gwynedd Township – Annual Ambler Kiwanis Carnival (Wissahickon High School): This annual carnival that is a favorite to locals will be held June 28th through July 1st daily from 6PM-11PM. To cap off the week of fun, fireworks will be held Friday (July 1st) at 9PM.
Lower Providence Township (Eagleville Park): Stop by for food, music, and a great fireworks display on July 4th this year at Eagleville Park at the Lower Providence Township Complex. At 6:30PM Soul Purpose, considered by many as “Philadelphia’s Hottest 11 Piece Dance Band,” will perform.
Narberth (Community Park): This 4th of July, Narberth kicks off its celebration early with daytime activities at the community playground from 10AM-2PM. Stick around for a night-time program starting at 7:30PM and then the “pyrotechnic extravaganza” at dusk.
Norristown (Elmwood Park): Celebrate your 4th of July this year in the county seat with a 5k, parade down Main Street, and impressive fireworks display at Elmwood Park.