Fourth of July Around the Royal Athena

Philadelphia is the birthplace of American freedom—which is why it makes perfect sense that Independence Day is one of the hottest, most exciting holidays in the Philly events calendar. From fireworks to concerts and everything in between, the City of Brotherly Love is the place to be on 4th of July—and even for several days beforehand! The Wawa Welcome America is one of the nation’s biggest July 4th event series, with more than 50 programs taking place leading up to the big day—most of them free and many taking place right near your Royal Athena apartment!

The highlight of this year’s celebration is no doubt the big (free!) concert and fireworks—taking place just 15 minutes from your Royal Athena apartment, on the other side of Fairmount Park. The stage is set for a memorable night with performances by superstars like Jennifer Hudson and Meghan Trainor, who will entertain on the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Lots of other local performers will take the stage throughout the day so make sure to get to the Parkway early to catch all the entertainment and claim a good spot for the nighttime show.

Stick around after the headlining acts to take in the fireworks show, which go off right behind the iconic museum, providing for a picture-perfect ending to the holiday. The famed display lasts nearly half an hour, and is coordinated with music—many of which is Philly-themed! Seeing the show on television is eye-catching enough, but being able to situate yourself right below the fireworks with thousands of other Philadelphians and visitors will give you a night to remember.

So break out your red, white and blue, and head out into the city to celebrate American independence where it all started!


July 4th Concert

2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.

Philadelphia, PA 19130