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With summer officially starting this week, it’s time to get your big 4th of July plans together!   Everyone’s favorite summer holiday, Independence Day, is just around the corner. If you decided to skip the shore traffic this year, you’re in luck! There are tons of fun options to celebrate the 4th of July all over Bucks County. Everything from outdoor concerts to all day festivals to charity races- there is something for everyone to enjoy around town. Check out our complete 2011 Bucks County 4th of July Guide below:

Lower Bucks:

Southampton Days 40th Annual FairThe Southampton Days Annual Fair runs from July 4th – July 9th. Bring your family and join the fun! Amusement rides, concerts, bingo, talent show, food/refreshments, crafts, vendors, & fireworks!

4th of July picnic LBCNA – Noon to Dusk on Monday July 4, 2011 $7.00, Children under 12 are free at Hickory Nut Grove in Tyler State Park, Newtown, PA

Independence Day Fireworks at Sesame Place in Langhorne on July 3rd & 4th: The night sky will be sparkling at Sesame Place, with a spectacular fireworks show, set to a Sesame Street sound track, making the festivities on Independence Day weekend truly memorable.

2nd Annual Run Over Cancer at Newtown Middle School 116 Richboro Rd. Saturday, July 02 2011, 8:00am: 5K Run/Walk for Fund A Cure for Pancreatic Cancer. Prizes for top 3 male & female finishers and top 3 fundraisers!!!

1st Fourth Parade & Fireworks in Newtown Saturday, July 02 2011, 3:00pm: Features 5KPanCan Run/Walk, Borough-Township Softball Game, the b ike Decorating Contest, a parade along Sycamore Street – kicks off at Old St. Andrews, block Party on N. Sycamore between Silo & Durham, a reading of the Declaration of Independence, and fireworks at Newtown Middle School!

Fireworks in New Hope/Lambertville, Friday, July 1st: Marty Moss Coane, NPR host of Radio Times, will kick off this extra special showing of the Friday Night Fireworks in New Hope & Lambertville.


Summer Concert at Falls Township Community Park in Levittown, July 3rd 6pm: Bring your own chairs and get ready to party to the Mango Men!

31st Annual Revolutionary Run in Washington Crossing State Park on Monday, July 04, 2011 at 8:00 AM: Participate in the 5k or 10k scenic run. Pre-registration is required.

See Our Country’s Declaration Document on Independence Day at the Historic Moland House. Come see and hear the story of the previously unknown but recently discovered anastatic Declaration of Independence presented by Tom Lingenfelter. The only known truly original copy of the July 4th, 1776 Declaration that was ever produced. While you are there, take a tour of the house, and hear about the time when the Continental Army was camped at the site for 13 days in August of 1777 and how the Marquis de Lafayette and Count Pulaski first joined the American Revolution at this location.  No fees will be charged for this event, but any contributions will be gratefully accepted. (Hartsville; the township of Warwick).

Sounds of Sousa in Yardley, PA July 4th, 2011 at 4pm: A  55-piece Blawenburg Band will perform at Yardley Community Center. Tickets are available for a donation of $15 at Mil-Lees, 75 South Main St.; Bucks Ship and Print, located in the town center; and Fun Matters at 35 South Main Street – all in Yardley. Proceeds from the event will go toward the ongoing process of restoration and maintenance of the 150-year-old Center.


Central Bucks:

Fonthill’s Old-Fashioned 4th of July Celebration Doylestown, July 4th 12-5pm: The “good old days” are recreated on the grounds of Fonthill Museum for Fonthill’s Old-Fashioned 4th of July Celebration on July 4th,  12-5 pm. The family-friendly event features a variety of activities including the traditional Children’s Decorated Bike Parade, old-fashioned games, live music, entertainment, picnic foods and much more.

Celebration of Freedom Peddler’s Village, Lahaska, July 2, 2011 4-10PM: Celebrate America’s birthday at the 8th Annual Peddler’s Village “Celebration of Freedom,” on Saturday, July 2, 2011 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. The fireworks display is at 9:30 pm. Free admission and parking. Rain or shine. A spectacular fireworks display will be presented at 9:30 p.m. by the renowned Pyrotecnico, creator of dazzling pyrotechnic displays for the Philadelphia Eagles and the Phillies, with musical accompaniment by Signature DJ’s. Live entertainment, delicious picnic style favorites, and children’s crafts and activities round out this fun-filled family event.

4th of July Parade Chalfont/New Britian July 4, 2011, 9:30 am: Parade begins at 9:30 at the Towns Center Shopping Center, moving south on route 202 turning north on 152 to North Branch Park, 207 Park Avenue. Enjoy the best of New Britain Township with float contests, marching bands, scout troops, antique cars, fire trucks and more.

Upper Bucks:

Riverside Symphonia’s Concert Under the Stars at Tinicum Park, Erwinna (Gates open at 6 PM; Concert starts at 8 PM): Happy Birthday America! Come celebrate with an unforgettable evening of light classical, popular, and patriotic music – under the stars at scenic Tinicum Park along the Delaware River. Over the years, the Symphonia’s Concert Under the Stars has become an increasingly popular holiday tradition and the quintessential Bucks County experience! Those who come from nearby will appreciate anew the beautiful area that we call home and those that come for a long holiday weekend will get to experience the charm of our river towns and music. So bring a picnic, bring your family, bring your friends, and enjoy a spectacular Independence Day! Adults $27 (in advance), Adults $30 (at the gate), Children (Ages 3 to 16) $10, Children under age 3 free.

Quakertown Community Day & Car Show July 4th– Best of Show Stock And Modified Trophies plus 20 trophies in other categories. Celebrate Independence Day with the folks in Quakertown. The Quakertown Knights of Columbus will be selling water and soft drinks all day to keep you cool. All proceeds will support the local inights of Columbus Charities like the St. Isidore’s Food Bank.

Beer Tasting: The American Dream at Washington House in Sellersville, Friday July 1st: Isn’t this the American dream – to turn a hobby that you love into a business? That is exactly what Brian Boaks has done, and he will be here to tell us about it on Friday, July 1. Don’t miss this exciting chance t meet the brewer!

Pennridge Community Day in Perkasie July 10, 2011 12-6pm (rain date 7/17): Kicking off the day with a flag raising and community awards and ending with fireworks at 9:15pm at First Savings Bank of Perkasie, there will be tons to do all day long.

Nearby Bucks:

Two Cities, One Waterfront Fireworks Penn’s Landing, Philadelphia July 2, 2011 7:30PM: July 2nd will feature military-themed concerts on both sides of the river at 7:30 p.m. The RiverStage at the Great Plaza will feature the United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own” while Wiggins Waterfront Park in Camden will feature the Air National Guard Band of the Mid-Atlantic. Following the concerts will be the Two Cities One Waterfront Fireworks Display at 9:30 p.m. Visitors to both the Philadelphia and Camden waterfronts will be able to hear the synchronized soundtracks for the fireworks from speakers on the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing and Wiggins Park in Camden. KYW Newsradio will also broadcast the official soundtrack to the show to allow visitors on either side of the river to tune to 1060 AM to enjoy the fireworks displays with their coordinating soundtracks

Stars & Stripes at Washington Crossing Open Air Theatre in Titusville, NJ on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 7:30 pm: 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! Adults: $15.00 Children (12 years and under): $10.00 Open Air Theatre Box Office prior to showtime.

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Find out what’s happening for 4th of July in nearby counties:

Montgomery County, PA 4th of July Guide

Ocean County, NJ 4th of July Guide

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