Your Fourth of July in Bucks County Guide is Here!

Bucks County is packed with fireworks, parades and festivities to celebrate the Fourth of July all week long!! Get your July 4th Guide here…

Fourth of July is upon us and Bucks County is full of events to celebrate Independence Day! From fireworks and parades to an old-fashioned Fourth of July celebration, Bucks County has events for every member of the family to enjoy!

For more events and festivities, check out VisitBucksCounty.com/events.

  • Southampton Days Country Fair is celebrating all week long! The annual fair features concerts, bingo, food, rides, crafts, and events as well as a Fourth of July parade and fireworks on Independence Day. Take the kids out the next day to Historic Fallsington to take part in exploring the historic grounds! Every Tuesday starting July 3, children ages 5-11 have the opportunity to participate in a learning experience through the featured historic month program.


  • Join Fonthill Castle for a day-of celebration of Independence! This historic castle is hosting an Old-Fashioned 4th of July Celebration which features watermelon-eating contests, sack races, tug-o-war, cake walk and music! For a more kid-centered event, head over to Sesame Place which is featuring a Fourth of July BBQ and the Fourth of July Fireworks display which is set to Sesame Street Music! Finally, for an even more historic encounter, join the Moland House for a chance to view a direct copy of the original Declaration of Independence.


  • Complete your Independence Day celebration fittingly with fireworks at Friday Night Fireworks in New Hope & Lambertville on July 6! The 8 to 10 minute display takes place right over the Delaware River at 9:30 p.m.—a perfect ending to the patriotic week of celebration!


  • Grab an American beer and cheers to Independence Day! Washington House is hosting an All-American Beer tasting on July 6 in honor of Fourth of July.


  • Celebrate in Newtown with their annual First Fourth Celebration on July 7! The parade kicks off at 3pm followed by a block party featuring food and family-friendly fun. The night concludes with a spectacular fireworks display.


What are your Fourth of July plans in Bucks County? Leave us a comment below or let us know at Facebook.com/VisitBucksPA

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john fitzgerald July 05, 2012 at 05:36 PM
With all of the events like those listed above, there are people who continue to launch their own fireworks. This puts residents at unnecessary risk for injury and property damage. If you want to have your own personal fireworks display , you are allowed as long as you apply for the proper permits and obtain this prior to launching any Consumer type fireworks. That includes all Items other than those defined as “ground and hand-held sparkling devices”, “novelties” and “toy caps” in American Pyrotechnics Association (APA) Standard 87-1 which are illegal without a display permit issued by the township. Did you have one before you lit those rockets? If not, your neighbors have the right to complain and the local police have jurisdiction to make arrest and confiscate fireworks under the PA fireworks law.
Joseph M.Gallagher July 05, 2012 at 07:55 PM
My surrounding neighbors have lit fireworks every year for as long as I can remember. My wife and I don't even need to leave our deck. And we love it. We understand there are safety issues, but we have no problem with it....because my hose is ready to go at any sign of fire. I'm sure my neighbors do too. Happy Independence Day everyone.
john fitzgerald July 17, 2012 at 06:29 PM
So glad you can enjoy those fireworks safely, but if the burning embers and debris should fall on you or your family, the garden hose can't stop it. Are you a firefighter or otherwise trained to extinguish incendiary devices? Then this is also best left to the professionals!
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