Written by Sydney Wilson-Roberts, Perfection Events
Everyone knows July 4th as being the Independence Day of our country, so what better place to celebrate this momentous holiday than the historic city of Philadelphia! Not only will there be events on the 4th, but there are a series of events that take place every year leading up to that big night of fireworks and fun! These 7 days of FREE fun are sponsored by Wawa Welcome America Philadelphia. They start off the celebration with a block party at The Shops at Liberty Place (our friends at Nu Millennium Audio Visual Services are providing sound reinforcement and backline!), but in addition to the fun some events, like the Mural Arts Paint Day, are geared towards beautifying our city. One of my favorite festivities during this time is the Philly @ the Movies event where they have outdoor movie showings in the different squares such as Franklin Square and Rittenhouse Square. And to top off the festivities with a bang, nothing is better than the Fireworks display and concert on the Parkway featuring some of music's biggest stars from Nicki Minaj to Jennifer Hudson and Ariana Grande. Not to mention... Philadelphia was ranked by Forbes.com as one of the best 4th of July firework shows. So why not check it out? Hope to see you there!