Where To Find Fourth Of July Celebrations In Pennsylvania

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By Lou Monaco

With coronavirus restrictions lifted throughout the state, Pennsylvania residents are planning a huge celebration to honor America’s birthday.

Here is an extensive list of Fourth of July Weekend activities in the Keystone State. And these don’t include round-the-clock sports betting in Pennsylvania:

Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia

A 15-minute fireworks spectacular is set for Saturday as a special thank you to all the South Philadelphia neighborhoods that welcomed the new gaming and entertainment destination into the city.

The display, which will launch from the top of the Live! Casino Parking garage will begin at 9:45 p.m. ET. The best viewing location will be the DVYAA Ballfield at 7th & Packer Avenue, which will open at 7:30 p.m. for public seating.

Parx Casino Bensalem

Parx Casino Triple Your Luck Saturday takes place on Saturday, and guests can play up to three times. For every 40 entries you earn on Saturday, you can play a mystery game at the slot machine of your choice to see how much free slot play you can win with a top prize of $1,000.

Stars & Stripes Free Play Giveaway will take place on Sunday from noon-6 p.m., and one winner will be randomly selected every 15 minutes to pick a star containing big free slot play prizes, up to $1,000.

Rivers Casino Philadelphia

Rivers Casino Philadelphia hosts a riverfront block party at 5 p.m. on Sunday featuring a live performance by Let’s Groove Tonight, the ultimate Earth, Wind & Fire Tribute Band, with dancing, waterfront views of Philadelphia’s fireworks, food trucks and more.

The casino’s parking lot will transform into a Fourth of July free, family-friendly festival (with free parking), including a pop-up concert stage.

Fireworks launching from the Camden Riverfront will begin at 9:15 p.m. and guests can grab a spot on the riverwalk to enjoy the display.

Throughout the day, guests can enjoy a variety of family games and activities such as corn hole, giant pong, giant Connect 4, giant Jenga, face painting and a balloon artist.

There will also be cooling misters, local food trucks, hot dog carts and more, including specials from casino restaurants: Jack’s Bar and Grill, Mian, Lou’s and Hugo’s Frog Bar and Chop House.

Poker players can enjoy $500 high hands every 30 minutes from noon-10 p.m., with the promotion running every Sunday starting Sunday and will be part of more than $300,000 in July high hand payouts.

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh

On Sunday (7:30 p.m.) at Rivers Casino Pittsburgh, Jim Donovan and the Sun King Warriors will bring the sounds of rhythm-heavy roots rock with a strong dose of big barreling drums to the riverfront amphitheater, where guests can enjoy the live, fresh-air performance.

Live entertainment will be featured throughout the property with casino floor DJs and drum bar bands.

Valley Forge Casino Resort

The fourth annual Johnsonville Cornhole Championships takes place Friday-Sunday on-site, with $60,000 in guaranteed cash payouts. ESPN2 will have broadcasts each day. Friday’s broadcast starts at noon, Saturday’s at 2 p.m. and Sunday’s at 1 p.m.

Don’t Call Me Francis will perform live at 9 p.m. on Friday at Valley Beach with a $10 cover charge.

Note: Masks are NOT required for vaccinated guests and team members, per guidelines from the City of Philadelphia and the state.

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Lou Monaco
Lou Monaco had been East Coast Scene columnist for Gaming Today in Las Vegas since June 2019, covering the East Coast sportsbook scene with emphasis on NJ and PA. He also currently is a part-time writer for the high school sports department for NJ Advanced Media (NJ.com) in Iselin, NJ. Lou has over 30 years sports experience with previous stints at ESPN SportsTicker, Daily Racing Form and Oddschecker.
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Lou Monaco had been East Coast Scene columnist for Gaming Today in Las Vegas since June 2019, covering the East Coast sportsbook scene with emphasis on NJ and PA. He also currently is a part-time writer for the high school sports department for NJ Advanced Media (NJ.com) in Iselin, NJ. Lou has over 30 years sports experience with previous stints at ESPN SportsTicker, Daily Racing Form and Oddschecker.
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