bucks county 4th of july guide

Bucks County is a great place to celebrate our nation's historic holiday, recently receiving national recognition from Business Insider with Newtown & New Hope both being named in the top 10 places to celebrate the 4th of July!  

Here are some fun ways to celebrate Independence Day around Bucks County:

Lower Bucks

Southampton Days
June 30th-July 4th
1255 Second Street Pike, Southampton PA

Happening list winner for Best Summer Event and Best Outdoor Event!  This years theme is “Southampton Proud” and they will be honoring all Southampton resident veterans.  Don’t miss out on the concerts, talent show, car show, coach purse bingo and much more!

Sesame Place 4th of July BBQ
July 4th 5:00PM & 7:30PM and July 5th 7:30PM
Sesame Place, 100 Sesame Rd, Langhorne

Celebrate the 4th with your favorite Sesame place pals.  Enjoy an open air, traditional BBQ in Big Birds Riverside Pavilion followed by a spectacular fireworks display set to Sesame Street music.

34th Annual Revolutionary Run
July 4th 8:00AM
Washington Crossing Historic Park

Register to participate in a 1 mile fun run, 5K, or 10K road race in the beautiful Washington Crossing Historic Park.  It’s a great way to burn some calories before indulging in your hot dogs or hamburgers!


Newtown’s First Fourth
July 5th at Dusk
Newtown Middle School, 116 Richboro Road

This free event was recently included in Travel & Leisures Best Places to Celebrate 4th of July! The day includes a baseball game, re-enactment, and other activities before the fireworks display at dusk.

Central Bucks

Annual Tri-Municipal 4th of July Parade
July 4th 9:30AM
Beginning at the Town Center Shopping Center, Route 202, New Britian and ending at North Branch Park, 207 Park Ave, New Britian Township

Bring your lawn chairs and watch the parade, cheer on the marchers, bands, floats, and fire trucks.  You can even join in the parade by contacting Jo Ann Lapp at the New Britain Township Office at 215-822-1391 or [email protected]

Fonthill’s Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration
Fonthill Castle, E. Court St & Rt 313, Doylestown
July 4th 12-4PM

Enjoy a day of family fun, food, games, crafts, entertainment and live music, with a visual splendor of Henry Mercer’s estate as the backdrop.  Join in the watermelon eating contests, sack races, tug-o-war, bucket brigade relays, town ball (19th century baseball) and the popular cakewalk.  You can also sit back and enjoy some stirring good old-fashioned patriotic music or participate in a craft activity.  There will be a selection of vendors offering a variety of summer time snacks and treats, or you may bring your own picnic and spread a blanket on Fonthill’s grounds.  Fonthill Castle will also be open for self guided tours.

Upper Bucks
Tinicum Concert and Fireworks
July 5th  7-10:30PM
Tinicum Park, Erwinna, PA

Celebrate the 4th on the 5th with an unforgettable evening of light classical, popular, and patriotic music under the stars along the banks of the Delaware River. Those who come from nearby will appreciate anew the beautiful area that we call home and those who come for a long holiday weekend will get to experience the charm of our river towns and music plus more! So bring a picnic, bring your family, and bring your friends and have a fabulous holiday

Quakertown Community Day
July 4th, 8:00pm
Memorial Park, Mill St, Quakertown

The borough’s Community Day begins at 8 a.m. on July 4th with a pancake breakfast and continues throughout the day. An amateur talent show will be held from 1:45 to 2:45 at Memorial Park on Mill Street. Other events include a car and truck show for stock and modified vehicles, games, food, music and entertainment, bingo, fire company water battles and baseball. Admission: free. A fireworks display will take place at 9:30 p.m. in the park.

 42nd Annual Pennridge Community Day
July 6th 12PM-6PM (Rain Date July 13th)
Lenape Park, Rt. 152, Perkasie, PA

An all day event for folks to celebrate the 4th of July.  Attendees can expect food concessions, vendors, games, a patriotic concert, an all new crafter section, and fireworks!

Outside of Bucks

 Stars N’ Stripes
July 4th-6th 7:30PM
Washington Crossing Open Air Theatre, 355 Washington Crossing-Pennington Rd

It wouldn’t be the Fourth of July holiday without the Open Air Theatre favorite! A salute to America’s greatest composers, with songs that reflect the American experience. Included are songs from Rodgers and Hart, George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Rodgers and Hammerstein and more! Come and celebrate the Fourth of July weekend at the Park with this very special show!

Narberth 4th of July Celebration
July 4th, 10AM
Narberth Playground, 100 Conway Ave, Narbeth PA 

Event includes a baby parade, diaper derby, sports, contests & games, pie eating, live music, and fireworks at 9:30PM.

Uncle Sam’s Family Picnic
July 4th at 7:04PM
Trenton Thunder, one Thunder Rd, Trenton, NJ

Tickets are $26 per person and include a reserved seat in the private picnic area, 90 minute picnic buffet with a slice of apple pie, opportunity to watch post-game fireworks from the field to the first 100 to reserve, Sesame Place Pass, a Thunder hat, and a chance to meet a Thunder player from 6-6:30.

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