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.

Carnival @ Minch Park – Photo Courtesy of Parkesburg Today

Parkesburg (Minch Park): From June 28th through July 2nd Parkesburg Fire Company will host their annual fair in Minch Park.  In addition to the traditional carnival rides, bingo will be played each night in the pavilion.  You won’t want to miss the fireworks on Friday night (July 1st) as well as the cash prizes of $750, $500 and $250 that will be given away on the final night of the fair.

Pottstown (Memorial Park): This July 4th Pottstown is hosting a long list of events to celebrate Independence Day.  For those early morning runners, the Patriotic Pottstown 5K Run begins at 8AM at Hill School.  Other events include a parade, the 7th Annual BMX American Eagle Race at Trilogy Park, a craft show, the 27th Annual Hot Air Balloon Extravaganza and live music.  Stick around for fireworks starting at 10PM.

Skippack (Palmer Park):  Skippack’s annual July 4th celebration begins 11AM on Monday with a parade down Skippack Pike.  You also won’t want to pass up the Parc Bistro BBQ at 3PM followed later by fireworks in Palmer Park.

In addition to the above mentioned, fireworks will displayed at Waltz’s Golf Farm (Limerick), Lower Moreland High School, and Heuser Park (Merion Township).  Please visit the MontCo Happening Calendar for further information.  Also, check out Bucks Happening for all  events taking place in Bucks County this 4th of July.

“A man’s country is not a certain area of land, of mountains, rivers, and woods, but it is a principle; and patriotism is loyalty to that principle.”…… George William Curtis.


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