Join the Independence Day celebrations on July 4th with the Philadelphia Independence Day Parade. The parade begins at 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
This year, the route has expanded, winding through the nation’s most historic mile, featuring 3,500 patriotic and multicultural marchers, musicians, dancers and floats. All five U.S. military branches will be represented.
The Philadelphia Independence Day Parade offers a one-of-a-kind experience which is especially meaningful on July 4th. The location alone is significant, as the parade passes directly in front of Independence Hall where the U.S. Constitution was signed and our freedom was born. Yet the historic significance goes beyond the location and is also reflected in the parade elements.
The parade is designed to be a chronological procession of history, illustrating the impact the Constitution had — and still has — on our lives. The parade begins with Native Americans followed by historical entities from the 1700s and the Civil War period. A salute to the military paves the way for a celebration of the future of our nation: the youth. The parade ends with a celebration of cultural and social diversity featuring dance groups from many countries and much more. Modern-day marching bands, drum corps and drill teams are an important part of the lineup that also incorporates historic and military music groups.
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