Party on the Parkway

Celebrate America’s birthday with a day-long party filled with festivities for all ages. Indulge in diverse food offerings while enjoying entertainment on the Chill Moody Music Stage and the PA Lottery Philly Groove Stage. Engage in activities and games, or cruise above the Parkway on the zip-line.

America’s Birthday Party with Betsy Ross and Termini Brothers Bakery

Celebrate America’s birthday where it all began! The Independence Visitor Center invites visitors and locals to watch as the iconic Termini Brothers Bakery staff decorates a spectacular five-tier cake live on-site beginning at 9 AM. They will also be arranging 2,500 red, white, and blue cupcakes into the shape of an American flag.

At 1 PM, Betsy Ross arrives with a fife-and-drum procession to lead the crowd in singing “Happy Birthday” to America, before distributing all of the cake and cupcakes for FREE!

Free Museum Day: National Liberty Museum

The National Liberty Museum brings liberty to life through stories of people whose character and courage have expanded liberty for all. The Museum’s exhibits, educational experiences and public programs inspire visitors to think about liberty as an ongoing human quest that we all share. On Wednesday, July 3, we invite you to explore the museum for FREE and ring our exact replica of the Liberty Bell!

Free Museum Day: African American Museum in Philadelphia

The African American Museum will open for your enjoyment and enlightenment on July 2nd. Visit to experience the richness and vibrancy of African American heritage and culture come alive in four magnificent exhibition galleries filled with exciting history and fascinating art.

Visit AAMP for a FREE day of educational activities and entertainment as we consider what independence truly meant to Africans living in Philadelphia throughout the Revolutionary Era.

Free Museum Day: National Constitution Center

The National Constitution Center in Philadelphia brings together people from around the world with different perspectives to discuss, learn about, and celebrate one of the greatest visions of human freedom in history, the U.S. Constitution.

Serving as America’s leading platform for constitutional education and debate, this nonprofit organization fulfills its congressional charter to “to disseminate information about the U.S. Constitution on a nonpartisan basis.”

Visitors of all ages can engage with interactive programs and exhibits while learning about the constitution in an enjoyable way. The Constitutional Center provides the best educational programs and online resources that inspire people to learn about the U.S. Constitution.

Philadelphia’s Historic District Block Party

Welcome America turns Independence Mall and the surrounding area into a family-friendly block party on Sunday, June 30th. This will be the 5th annual Historic Philadelphia Block Party, and we plan to celebrate in a big way! Join us in the Historic District of Philadelphia on a day where thousands of attendees will come together to enjoy a festive event that commemorates our country’s freedom and the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection! At this year’s block party, we will be featuring a variety of entertainment, food trucks and pop-up performances! The excitement includes diverse genres of music with a focus on strong female performers, educational elements, arts and entertainment, health and wellness and of course plenty of food options! This year’s block party will feature acts at People’s Plaza on The Freedom Stage, with electrifying performances leading into the evening’s Gospel on Independence.

In addition to the Freedom Stage and the vast variety of food trucks, there will be the Kids Zone, which will be programmed specifically for the young attendees! This area will focus on arts, education, entertainment, and health and wellness. There will be something for kids of all ages to enjoy!

Strolling throughout the crowd, adding to the excitement of this great community event, will be pop-up performances that will attract excitement and social media worthy moments! Spread throughout 5th and 6th street, there will be a ton of food trucks offering something for everyone. Event sponsors will also be dispersed around the footprint offering samples of food and drink and fun giveaways. Visit us in Historic Philadelphia on June 30th to be “wow-ed” by this festive, fierce and fun Block Party!

Free Museum Day: National Museum of American Jewish History

Come celebrate Independence Day with National Museum of American Jewish History for FREE! Explore how our leaders impacted American history, American society, and the American Jewish Community. Explore an original letter written by George Washington to the Jewish Community of Newport, Rhode Island, and enjoy interactive gallery talks, story time, and Independence Day arts and crafts projects. All ages are welcome.