Happy Fourth of July! Make our Founding Fathers proud today.
For an All-American celebration: Starting at 9:30 a.m., the Independence Visitor Center on Independence Mall is holding a variety of historical and patriotic events like a Town Crier’s reading of Independence Day events, colonial crafting and an flag made entirely out of cupcakes.
For an aquatic parade: This isn’t your usual parade. Decorated vessels will cruise along the waterway starting at the Avalon Marine Center at 1 p.m. in Avalon, NJ.
For a public reading: To mark the anniversary of the country’s independence, stop by Hopewell Furnace in Elverson, PA for a 2 p.m. reading of the Declaration of Independence and a sing-a-long of patriotic tunes.
For a peaceful evening: This holiday can get a little wild. Unwind at Amitayus Kadampa Buddhist Center in Center City for a free meditation session at 7 p.m. Head out with the group for dinner at More Than Just Ice Cream after.
For something funky: War, whose hits include “Low Rider” and “Why Can’t We Be Friends,” kick off the first summer concert in the series at Sugarhouse Casino in Fishtown. The show starts at 6 p.m. but War doesn’t take the stage until 9 p.m.