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Red, White, & Blue To-Do

July 2 @ 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Philadelphia Historic District partners gear up for the first-ever Red, White, & Blue To-Do celebration for July 2, 2024, commemorating a day of “pomp and parade,” as declared by John Adams in 1776, encouraging visitors to celebrate independence in the place where it all began.

A vibrant display of patriotic celebration, Red, White, & Blue To-Do will bring together museums, historic sites, and local businesses in America’s most historic square mile to honor our nation’s founding. This monumental occasion promises to be a memorable experience for all, featuring the Red, White, & Blue To-Do Pomp & Parade, festooned decor, concerts, games, extended visitation hours at area historic attractions, restaurant specials, and much more.


Schedule of Events –

9 – 11 am:      The fun begins with flag raisings, museums and historic sites openings, special recognitions, and Children’s Naturalization Ceremony at the Betsy Ross House (9 am). For a full list of historic and cultural attractions and their special activities, see below or visit phlvisitorcenter.com/red-white-blue-to-do-philadelphia-pa.

11am:              Red, White, & Blue To-Do Pomp & Parade kicks off at the National Constitution Center, traveling along Independence Mall. (Pre-registration to march in the Pomp & Parade is required, but everyone is invited to watch along the parade route.)

11 am – 3 pm:Welcome America’s Go 4th & Learn: Carpenters’ Hall 250th Anniversary

12 pm:            Parade arrives at the end point at Carpenters’ Hall

2 – 5 pm:       Musical performances at four locations throughout the Historic District (Arch Street Meeting House, African American Museum in Philadelphia, National Liberty Museum, and Elfreth’s Alley)

4 – 7 pm:       Extended hours and special events at various historic sites and food and drink specials throughout Old City


Philadelphia Historic District Partners

A variety of cultural and historical sites will participate in the Red, White, & Blue To-Do:

  • African American Museum in Philadelphia
  • American Philosophical Society
  • Arch Street Meeting House Preservation Trust
  • Athenaeum of Philadelphia
  • Betsy Ross House
  • Carpenters’ Hall
  • Elfreth’s Alley
  • Franklin Square
  • Historic Philadelphia, Inc.
  • Historical Society of Pennsylvania
  • Independence National Historical Park
  • Independence National Historical Trust
  • Independence Seaport Museum
  • Independence Visitor Center
  • Museum of the American Revolution
  • National Liberty Museum
  • National Constitution Center
  • Old City District
  • Science History Institute
  • Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History


July 2
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Old City
North Third Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States