July 3rd Fireworks at Sutcliffe Park
For years and even generations, Sutcliffe Park has been the place to be every July 3 for a town barbeque and a fireworks display well worth enjoying with family and friends.
After two years of COVID-19 restrictions, this years fireworks display is expected to be the biggest the borough has ever seen thanks to a revised event plan that allows Conshy residents to spread out and see the display from beyond Sutcliffe Park. Tests have even been completed to ensure the majority of the borough can still see the fireworks from outside the park.
We’ll see you there!
Salute To America Independence Day Parade
Of course, since Matson Mill is so close to Philadelphia, it’s easy to travel to Philly’s Salute To America Independence Day Parade. This Fourth of July from 11 a.m. to noon, Philadelphia’s Salute to America Independence Day Parade returns! Featuring a flurry of red, white and blue floats, U.S. Military units, marching bands, cultural groups and Miss America 2022 Emma Broyles as the grand marshal. The parade will begin at 2nd and Market streets, traveling down Market and ending at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Learn more about the parade route.
July 4th Community Picnic In The Park
Valley Forge National Historical Park will celebrate July 4, 2022 with a Community Picnic In the Park. Featuring a wide variety of games, crafts and activities, including Dress up like a colonial, make your own tricorn hat and more, the event is jam packed with things to do. Here is the full schedule:
Games, Crafts and Activities
Visitor Center Lawn | 11:00 – 3:00
SO much to do! Dress-up like a colonial, make your own tricorn hat, win a prize at the Healthy Park’s Duck Pond, make your own fingerprint flag, crack the Liberty Bell, dunk the tax collector, sign your name to the Declaration of Independence, and so much more! All activities are free!
Black Powder Demonstration
Muhlenberg Brigade Huts | 11:30, 1:30 and 3:30
After you’ve visited with the “soldiers” at the Muhlenberg Huts, witness black powder demonstrations!
Readings of the Declaration of Independence
Visitor Center Lawn | 11:30, 12:30 and 1:30
Join Benjamin Franklin as he recites the Declaration of Independence and sign your “John Hancock” to the bottom of our copy.
Join the Continental Army
Mini Parade | 11:45, 12:45 and 1:45
Kids can “enlist” in the Continental Army and learn to march and drill like a Continental Soldier.
10:50 and 2:50
Join a Valley Forge National Park Service Ranger for a short walk up to the Muhlenberg Brigade Huts. Witness soldier life demonstrations and have the opportunity to ask the “soldiers” about life at Valley Forge during the 1777-1778 winter encampment.
Visitor Center | 10:00, 12:00, 2:00 and 4:00
90-minute guided tour makes extended stops at the Muhlenberg Brigade huts and Washington’s Headquarters. Buy your tickets inside the Visitor Center.
Ongoing stories from 11:00 – 4:00
Listen as Once Upon A Nation storytellers share riveting stories of the Valley Forge encampment and how it became a turning point in the Revolutionary War. Benches are located on the Train Station platform at Washington’s Headquarters, in front of the Visitor Center, and near the Muhlenberg Brigade Huts.
American Treasure Tour
Meeting Room | 11:00 – 3:00
Discover sights and sounds from America’s past! The American Treasure Tour, located in Oaks, PA, showcases pieces from one of the largest collections of Americana in the United States.