Philly’s all free, all virtual 4th of July experience.
Free Online Events
10:00 a.m. — Tour the Egypt Galleries through an interactive journey that puts you at the helm. Guide the direction of your experience by voting in online polls and answering quiz questions with fellow adventurers.
11:00 a.m. — Join us for At Home: Anthro LIVE, an engaging 30-minute session that’s designed for elementary- and middle-school students to dig into archaeology, anthropology, and cultures from around the world, with exciting hands-on projects.
1:00 p.m. — Tune in for the Digital Daily Dig, a 3-minute “pop-up” talk that reveals the history and cultural meaning behind one extraordinary artifact.
5:30 p.m. — Raise a glass to democracy during a virtual happy hour and casual chat with Dr. C. Brian Rose, the Curator-in-Charge of the Mediterranean Section.
“Let FREEDOM RING” with
The Philadelphia Orchestra
The Philadelphia Orchestra welcomes the Fourth of July with a musical celebration featuring many of your favorite patriotic pieces, including a special rendition of Elton John’s “Philadelphia Freedom,” Sousa’s “Liberty Bell” March and a special video tribute to the City of Philadelphia. Let freedom ring and sing with The Philadelphia Orchestra! Special guests include Steve Martin and the Phillie Phanatic!
U.S. Army Esports Tournament
Free Online Tournament July 1st – July 3th
In Partnership with the United States Army and Nerd Street Gamers new this year, gamers will be able to WIN FREE PRIZES by putting their skills to the test during our first-ever esports tournament series. Free pre-registration is required. Go to lobby.gg/. All competitors must be 13 years or older to compete in the tournament.
Stay In. Go All Out.
This July 4th, Staying Home Will Bring Us All Together.
What You Missed
The United States Army Field Band
We will learn how to create rhythms using our body. By patting our laps, and clapping our hands, we create rhythms for our silly musical story of the day, Herman the Worm.
POPS on Independence
For this uniquely American celebration, the POPS take a musical look at tradition and patriotism. In his debut performance as Music Director & Principal Conductor, David Charles Abell has created an original show with Philadelphia native & Broadway star Allison Blackwell, renowned trumpeter and POPS Artistic Director for Jazz, Terell Stafford, and POPS fan favorite Michael Cavanaugh. This virtual concert stream will also include a newly commissioned piece, “Fanfare for the Essential Workers,” dedicated to healthcare workers who were first responders to the COVID-19 crisis.
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WAWA FOUNDATION HERO AWARD
The Wawa Foundation Hero Award honors a non-profit organization that is committed to serving the greater Philadelphia area.
NRG Deck Out Your Door Contest
Get creative and show us how you celebrate by decorating your door during the festival.