Locals can ring in America’s birthday with these exciting events happening in Lower Bucks County.
Kids can see their favorite characters at Sesame Place, 100 Sesame Rd, Langhorne, for their 4th of July Fireworks displays happening tonight and tomorrow. The shows are scheduled to begin at 9:45 p.m., directly after the evening performance of the Neighborhood Street Party Night Parade. Patrons are urged to arrive early to the park to ensure entry. Admission fees will apply. More information is available on the Sesame Place website.
The annual Southampton Days July 4th festivities are in full swing and are open until July 7. The event is being held at the ball fields between Klinger Middle School and Tamanend Park, 1255 2nd Street Pike. Event goers can enjoy games, concerts, fireworks, and a parade.
The main celebration starts tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. with the 4th of July Parade, followed by flag raising and parade prize ceremonies. At 6 p.m. the fair opens, which includes rides and games. A concert at Klinger Middle School begins at 7:30 p.m. followed by the fireworks display. There will be a $2 parking charge.
Organizers advise that visitors leave plenty of time to arrive because of the 4th of July traffic that is expected to pile up past 7 p.m. Parking at Klinger Middle School ends after 4 p.m. and any cars parked there after that time will be towed at the owner’s expense. For handicapped visitors parking and transportation is provided at Davisville Church.
A free bus service begins at 6 p.m. to transport people from the following shopping centers: Southampton Shopping Center; Hampton Squarel Redwood Shopping Center; Davis Shopping Center. Riders will be returned following the fireworks show.
Middletown Township will host a 4th of July Parade which begins at 9 a.m. The event starts with a short ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park in Levittown. After the ceremony, the parade will make its way to Trenton road where it will follow down to Twin Oaks Park. Bleachers will be set up for parade goers at the community center, 2140 Trenton Road, and at Statesman Health and Rehabilitation Center, 2629 Trenton Road. According to the township, businesses along the parade route typically provide hospitality tents for people to watch the parade. For more information visit the Middletown Township website.
Lower Southampton’s July 4th parade will begin at Second Street and Bustleton Pike at 1 p.m.
Washington Crossing Historic Park will be hopping with events tomorrow, beginning with the 38th Annual Revolutionary Run. Registration opens at 6:30 a.m. and the first race is at 8 a.m. Activities include a 1- mile fun run, 5k and 10k. All proceeds go back to the community for scholarships, the Sunshine Fund and emergency services in the community.
Historical reenactments and tours will also be happening in Washington Crossing Park from noon to 4 p.m. July 4. There will be readings from the Declaration of Independence at 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, and 3:30 p.m. The event will be held rain or shine. Admission is $8 for adults (ages 12 and over), $4 for children (ages 5-11) and free for those under five years old. Proceeds from the event will support educational and historical programming in the park. Washington Crossing Historic Park is located at Routes 32 and 532 in Washington Crossing, Bucks County. Registration is available here.
WBCB’s Molly Shelly contributed to this post.