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Glenside July 4th Parade & Fireworks

July 4, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

Free
Red pickup truck with fireworks Happy 4th of July

The Glenside Parade continues with tons of July 4th celebrations for the family to enjoy!

The three part event, which has been running for over one hundred years, takes place in both the Abington and Cheltenham Township sections of Glenside, which is in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. The day-long celebration begins (typically at 10am) with a children’s morning program in Renninger Park. The morning program features a children’s parade of decorated bikes, strollers and wagons. This is followed by a field day of sports contests including foot races and potato sack races. The morning program concludes with awards and lunchtime refreshments.
At approximately 4pm on the Fourth, a long and festive Fourth of July Parade takes place in the heart of Glenside. The parade, which began in 1904, is annually attended by up to 50,000 people. It follows a two-hour long, 1.5-mile path through flag decorated streets and ecstatic crowds of onlookers. Given its national renown, the parade is able to feature locally and nationally coveted entrants that keep attendees coming back year after year.
The Glenside Fourth of July Celebration’s rousing finale is an after-dark “America the Beautiful Aerial Fireworks Spectacular” at Abington Senior High and Middle Schools’ athletic grounds. Police have estimated annual attendance of tens of thousands, with many viewers coming back every year from nearby areas of eastern Montgomery County, lower Bucks County and Northeast/Northwest Philadelphia County neighborhoods.
Words simply cannot do justice to describe this long-cherished day in Glenside. The celebration has been taking place for over 100 years because it is now a family tradition for generations upon generations of revelers from all over Southeastern Pennsylvania.

-from https://www.facebook.com/glensideparade/

 

Details

Date:
July 4, 2019
Time:
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://www.facebook.com/glensideparade/

Venue

Abington Senior High School
900 Highland Ave.
Abington, PA 19001 United States
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