No city celebrates the Fourth of July quite like Philadelphia. Home of Independence Visitor Center, the Liberty Bell, and numerous other historic sites, Philly puts its own spin on the festivities surrounding Independence Day. Would you expect anything less from America’s birthplace?
If you’ve never been to Philadelphia on the 4th of July, now is the time. Grab a car rental from Orthodox Auto Company, and head on out to all the activities.
Events & Attractions
The Fourth of July festivities—also called the July 4th Celebration of Freedom—kick off with the Celebration of Freedom Ceremony at 10 a.m. and is quickly followed by the Independence Day Parade. The parade is an annual tradition that features multiple floats and over 5,000 participants. You don’t want to miss it!
From there, you can enjoy numerous musical events throughout the afternoon and evening. Check out the Party on the Parkway—located on Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philly. This all-day event features local food, drinks, vendors, music, and more. You can also head over to the Philly 4th of July Jam, which is a free outdoor concert featuring The Roots and other special performers.
All events come to a close when it’s time for the Grand Finale Fireworks. Philadelphia stops to enjoy the spectacular fireworks display—honoring the country’s freedom in the heart of America’s birthplace.
We recommend picking up your car rental the night before so you can get an early, fresh start the next day. Even if you don’t love early mornings, you’ll be glad you started early instead of braving the crowds as the day continues.
Check out our rental cars—including cash car rentals—and see whether we have a car rental that will work for you. To book your car rental from Orthodox Auto Company, contact us today at (215) 332-3520. We are a local, family business that takes great pride in our city, and we’d love to share it with you on one of the best days of the year in Philly.
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