Safety Tips

We want you to have a fun & safe festival experience. Here are some helpful tips!


Stay Hydrated

Drinking plenty of water is essential when enjoying outdoor festivities in the summer months. Bring water! Water is also available for purchase at most festival events.



Enjoy fun in the sun, but protect your skin. Wear the appropriate sunscreen and cover up. Consider the Three L’s Rule: Light-colored, Light-weight and Loose-fitting.

Emergency Weather Alerts

Text “America” to 888-777 for updates and alerts.

In the case of severe weather, listen for announcements and sign up online ahead of time to receive emergency texts or e-mail alerts at ReadyPhiladelphia. Plan for a safe informed holiday.

Stay up to date on weather conditions with NBC Weather Alerts!

Click here to view NBC weather alerts


Be Prepared

With potential high temperatures, there is a risk of heat-related health issues. EMS personnel will be on duty all day at accessible First Aid Stations and will be on patrol to monitor activities. Many heat stress or heat exhaustion issues can be avoided by taking simple precautions.

Philadelphia’s Office of Emergency Management has put together tips & advice on how to have a fun and safe celebration!

Click here to view


Patriotic Preservation

Learn how to properly retire an American Flag, courtesy of Waste Management.