Colorful Displays Glow At Sesame Place, Longwood Gardens, Citizens Bank Park & More
Fireworks light up the sky above the Philadelphia Museum of Art during the city’s Wawa Welcome America! Celebration.
From the first sparkle to the last glimmer, it’s hard to resist the lure of fireworks. Luckily, Philadelphia has sparkle to spare this summer. Pyrotechnics fans who circle the Fourth of July on their calendars in anticipation of dazzling displays of sky art can add a lot more dates to their schedules. All summer long skies around the Philadelphia region glow with brilliant bursts of colors and shimmering lights, most accompanied by musical scores.
Here are some places that will inspire ooohhs and aaahhs this summer in Philadelphia:
- There’s no crying in baseball, but there sure are lots of fireworks. The Camden Riversharks minor leaguebaseball teamtreats fans to pyrotechnics displays after every Friday and Saturday night home game and after special designated theme nights throughout the season at Campbell’s Field. May 2-September 18. 401 Delaware Avenue, Camden, NJ, (856) 963-2600, riversharks.com
- The blooms aren’t the only things bursting with color at Longwood Gardens. Look up to see six seasonal fireworks shows, each choreographed to a different musical score. Before the show, enjoy the barbecues available on fireworks days. Then as twilight settles in, unfurl a blanket or lawn chair, and enjoy the pyrotechnics spectacle. Musical themes include Broadway, classical, ABBA, The Beatles and more. Additional fee for fireworks and barbecue. May 24, July 4 & 19, August 16 & 30 and September 13. 1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square, (610) 388-1000, longwoodgardens.org
- S is for sparkle, and Sesame Place sparkles with three fireworks shows throughout the season. Rock out with Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Cookie Monster and Count von Count, as familiar Sesame Street music fills the air and the sky is covered with colorful bursts of brilliance. Fireworks take place after the evening performances of the Neighborhood Street Party Parade. May 25, July 4 and August 31. 100 Sesame Road, Langhorne, (866) 464-3566, sesameplace.com/en/langhorne
- When it comes to fireworks, the Phillies score a homerun. Twice during the season at Citizens Bank Park, after the last out, fans are treated to an aerial display of lights and colors, all set to music and lasting almost 20 minutes. June 26-27. 1 Citizens Bank Way, (215) 463-1000, philadelphia.phillies.mlb.com
- America’s biggest birthday party comes to a colorful and dazzling finale when Wawa Welcome America! takes over theBenjamin Franklin Parkway for a massive concert and fireworks display called the Philly 4th of July Jam & Fireworks. With the iconic Philadelphia Museum of Art as a backdrop and a lively musical soundtrack, this don’t-miss display dazzles. July 4. Benjamin Franklin Parkway, welcomeamerica.com
- Independence Day festivities last through the weekend along the Delaware River waterfront. People can enjoy the view from the Marina or the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing or pitch a blanket on the lawn at Wiggins Park in Camden, and then look skyward. Both sides of the river offer wide-open views of Adventure Aquarium’s Waterfront Fireworks Celebration, an eye-popping pyrotechnics display made even more astounding by a powerful accompanying soundtrack pays tribute to America and the Armed Forces. July 5. Penn’s Landing, Columbus Boulevard at Walnut Street; Wiggins Park, Mickle Boulevard, Camden, NJ, (215) 922-2FUN, delawareriverwaterfront.com/events
- After cheering for theaction on the soccer field, fans stick around PPL Park to cheer for the action in the sky. After the Philadelphia Union take on (and defeat) the Colorado Rapids, colorful fireworks honor our U.S. troops. July 12. 1 Stadium Drive, Chester, (610) 497-1657, philadelphiaunion.com
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