by Lauren Ray
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The biggest event of the summertime is just around the corner- July 4th! Celebrate America’s independence at these fantastic July 4th events happening in Bucks County:
Lower Bucks County
First Fridays on the Delaware
July 3rd until September 4th in Bristol Borough 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Mill & Radcliffe Streets, Bristol, PA 19007
Admission: Free to Attend
Fourth of July BBQ
July 2-4, 5PM-7:30PM
Sesame Place, 100 Sesame Rd, Langhorne, PA
Join Elmo and friends this Independence Day at Sesame Street! Roam the parks for an afternoon of fun where you’ll find traditional BBQ cuisine and an American Flag craft station. When the sun sets on Sunday and Monday, be sure to stick around for a fireworks spectacular the whole family will enjoy. Admission is $29 for adults (ages 10 & up) and $9 for children ages 2-9. Make your reservations today!
Southampton Days 45th Annual Country Fair
July 4-8, 6PM-11PM
Ballfields @ Tamanend Park, 1255 2nd Street Pike, Southmpton, PA
Head to the 45th Annual Country Fair in Southampton this Fourth of July! On Independence Day, you can enjoy the Sam Costantini Parade at 9:30AM. Later in the day, enjoy the musical stylings of Bonehead and All SOULed Out Band. Then, at9:30PM, sit back and watch the fireworks explode! Throughout the rest of the week, there’s plenty to enjoy, including the 2nd Annual Dog Show on July 5th and the Lions Grove 7th Annual Talent Show on July 7th. Check the Southampton Days website for full scheduling information. $3 admission on July 4th, all other nights are free.
July 4, 6:30AM-2PM
Washington Crossing Historic Park, 1112 River Rd., Washington Crossing, PA
Join the Revolutionary Run this year where you can walk, jog, or run 1 mile with your family and friends. There’s also a certified 5k and 10k for the more serious runners in the area. Show your American pride this Independence Day – register now!
Central Bucks County
New Hope-Lambertville Fireworks & 1st Fridays
New Hope & Lambertville
New Hope & Lambertville will host Friday Night Fireworks and 1st Fridays. This dazzling event, put on by the Delaware River Towns Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau enchants viewers as they watch and express their delight in the universal fireworks language of “Ooohh…..ahhhhh.”
Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration
July 4, 12PM-4PM
Fonthill Castle, 525 E. Court St., Doylestown PA
Henry Mercer’s estate opens to the public for a Fourth of July celebration! Enjoy food and fun with old-fashioned games and crafts including a watermelon eating contest, tug-o-war, and sack races the whole family can take part in. Listen to patriotic music as you enjoy foods from local vendors. Enter the Children’s Decorated Bike Parade, which will feature custom-decorated bicycles in categories like Most Patriotic, Most Original, and Most Dynamic. Admission to the Fonthill Castle grounds is $5 for adults, $3 for members, and free for children.
Red, White & Blue BBQ Bash
July 2, All day
Peddler’s Village, Rts 202 and 263, Lahaska PA
The whole family can enjoy a traditional all-American barbecue picnic featuring hot dogs, burgers, and more. Enjoy live music by local artists throughout the day, as well as the many kid-friendly activities going on around the green. While you’re there, be sure to stop in to the shops at Peddler’s Village for holiday specials.
Annual 4th of July Parade
July 4, 9:30 AM
North Branch Park, 207 Park Ave., Chalfont PA
Stop by Chalfont and enjoy this free parade this Fourth of July! Pack your lawn chairs and come out to support local marching bands and scout troops. The parade will also feature antique cars, tractors, and fire trucks. Enter the 16th Annual Float Contest, where grand prizes will be awarded for most original, humorous, and patriotic floats. Once the parade ends, stick around for the4th of July Veterans Ceremony, where local veterans will be honored for their service. Admission is free to all!
Independence Day Celebration
July 4, 12PM-4PM
Washington Crossing Historic Park, 1112 River Rd., Washington Crossing PA
This ticketed event at Washington Crossing Park will feature living historians sharing their stories with visitors, as well as tours of historic buildings and military encampments. At noon, the Declaration of Independence will be read for all to hear. The festivities will conclude with fireworks at dusk. Celebrate the liberation of the country at Washington Crossing Park this summer! Tickets are $8 for adults (12 and up), $4 for children ages 5-11, and free for children under the age of 5.
Upper Bucks County
Fourth of July Specials at Washington House
July 2-4, 5PM-11PM
Washington House Restaurant, 136 N. Main St., Sellersville PA
What better way to celebrate our independence than to dine where our forefathers once stood? Head to the historic Washington House Hotel for the best deals on surf and turf this Fourth of July weekend! Celebrate America with a red, white, and blue margarita trio and enjoy an evening of fine dining at this American landmark.
Quakertown’s 35th Community Day, Car Show & Fireworks
July 4, 8AM-9PM
Memorial Park, Mill St., Quakertown, PA
Enjoy a pancake breakfast, car show, and parade at this free Fourth of July event in Quakertown. There will be plenty of live entertainment and a fireworks show at the end of the night to celebrate our freedom!