Celebrate the Fourth in Bucks County
Don't want to trek into Philly or fight traffic to get to the shore? No worries. There will be plenty going on closer to home.
If you're looking to celebrate the Fourth of July in or around Newtown, look no further. Here's a roundup of local festivities:
- Southampton Days will ring in Independence Day with a parade starting at 9:30 a.m. and ending late in the evening, after the legendary fireworks bonanza. (The fairgrounds will be closed between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. in preparation for the fireworks.) A general admission of $3 will be charged for everyone over the age of 3 this night.
- Middletown Township will hold its annual Fourth of July Parade starting at 9 a.m. The parade starts at Veterans Memorial Park on Veterans Highway and continues along Trenton Road, ending at Twin Oaks Park.
- The historic Moland House in Warwick will celebrate Independence Day by opening for tours. The house served as George Washington's military headquarters in the summer of 1777.
- Lower Southampton Township is hosting a parade, which is themed "July 4th 2012, Living It, Loving It," that will start at 1 p.m. at Second Street and Bustleton Pike and will move north on Route 213 Bridgetown Pike to Lower Southampton Elementary School and the Lower Southampton Township grounds. The parade will feature a Mummers string band, jug, pipe and pep bands, the Jody King Show, Mad Dog, the Philadelphia Eagles Pep Band to the Boogie Dogs, Dixieland music, a motorcycle drill team, local and visiting fire departments and colorful floats.
- Fonthill Museum in Doylestown will host an old-fashioned Fourth of July celebration starting at noon. The festivities will include a decorated bike parade, town ball game (19th-century baseball), watermelon eating contests, free old-time games and live music.
- Iron Abbey in Horsham will be hosting a Fourth of July Brews & BBQ starting at 3 p.m. The event will take place at the Horsham gastro pub's outdoor patio.
- Newtown's First Fourth celebration will begin at 3 p.m. with a parade. The parade will start at the Newtown Business Commons. The route will follow Newtown Yardley Road, making a left turn on South Elm and a right turn on Center Avenue. It will then make its way to Sycamore Street and go right, ending at Goodnoe’s Corner. Starting at 6 p.m., a block party will be held at Newtown Middle School and continue until a fireworks show caps off the events after sunset. Parking for the fireworks and block party is at Council Rock High School North.