There is no better place to celebrate the 4th of July than in Philadelphia, where the Declaration of Independence was signed 238 years ago. With so much rich history in the City of Brotherly Love, it’s no wonder that the city would put on a celebration unlike anywhere else! Here, your friends at Simonik Transportation & Warehousing, with the help of, have put together a list of some of the great events coming up for 4th of July weekend:

All-American Celebration

Dates: July 2-5, 2014
Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Location: Independence Mall

Meet the nation’s founding fathers, including Benjamin Franklin, George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, participate in Colonial-era games, sign up to become a member of the Continental Army and enjoy daily special events during the All-American Celebration in Historic Philadelphia.

1776 Experience

Dates: July 2-4, 2014
Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Location: National Constitution Center

Experience the life of an American Revolutionary War soldier as you enter a recreated historic military encampment on the lawn of the National Constitution Center. Practice mustering with the troops, visit the wounded in a medical tent, look for a new sword at the blacksmith shop or go hands-on with carpentry and leatherwork as you experience the soldier’s life.

Celebration of Freedom Ceremony

Date: July 4, 2014
Time: 10-11 a.m.
Location: 6th and Chestnut Streets

Vice President Joe Biden will join Mayor Michael Nutter, Martin Luther King III and others for the Celebration of Freedom Ceremony, which takes place in front of Independence Hall. Pay tribute to the history of our great nation with a patriotic and inspiring morning of music, speeches and a reading of excerpts from the Declaration of Independence. This year’s ceremony recognizes the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the 60th anniversary of the Brown v. Board Supreme Court decision.

Independence Day Parade

Date: July 4, 2014
Time: 11 a.m.
Location: Parade starts at 6th and Chestnut Streets

More than 5,000 participants will take to the streets of Historic Philadelphia for a patriotic and colorful parade featuring marching bands, floats, military members and more.

4th of July at the Powel House

Date: July 4, 2014
Time: Noon-6 p.m.
Location: Powel House | 244 S. 3rd Street

Celebrate the 4th of July at the Powel House with a day-long celebration featuring guided tours, barbecue, cocktails, live music and more. Tickets are available online in advance or at the door.

238th Anniversary of the Reading of the Declaration of Independence

Date: July 8, 2014
Time: 11:50 a.m.
Location: Independence Hall

Commemorate the 238th anniversary of the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence in the place it actually happened. The free event outside Independence Hall features costumed National Park Rangers and free copies of the Declaration of Independence. Visitors can enter the event from 5th and Chestnut Streets.

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