Unique Things to Do for July 4 in Kennett Square, PA

Everyone knows that the Fourth of July means cookouts, red, white, and blue decorations, and a great fireworks display. But if you happen to live in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, you’ve got plenty of unique options beyond the usual ways of celebrating the Fourth. This cozy, vibrant community likes to put on celebrations to remember. Below, you can check out some of the most interesting things to do around Kennett Square for July 4th.

Catch the Spirit of America at Longwood Gardens

Longwood Gardens is a true national treasure. A botanical garden that sprawls out on over 1,000 acres, its incredible variety of plant species is a feast for the eyes. And during the warmer months, Longwood Gardens puts on spectacular Illuminated Fountain Performances that could put the famous Las Vegas fountains to shame.

On July 3rd, visit Longwood Gardens for their Spirit of America show and enjoy watching the fireworks display and the illuminated fountains dance to a playlist of patriotic favorites, including:

  • Lin-Manuel Miranda: The Story of Tonight from Hamilton
  • Mahalia Jackson: My Country ‘Tis of Thee (America)
  • Morton Gould, Boston Pops Orchestra: American Salute
  • The Staple Singers: Freedom Highway
  • James Brown: Living in America
  • Whitney Houston and the Florida Orchestra: The Star Spangled Banner

Bench and lawn seating are available beginning at 12 pm. Visitors are invited to bring chairs and blankets, but please set up in the designated lawn seating area.

Enjoy a glass and a show at the Chaddsford Winery

Chadds Ford, PA, is home to lovely rolling hills and gorgeous vineyards that belie its history as the site of a Revolutionary War battlefield. Take a trip to Chadds Ford, just 10 minutes outside of Kennett Square, to enjoy a 4th of July weekend at the renowned Chaddsford Winery. The fun kicks off on Saturday, July 2 and extends into Sunday, July 3. Enjoy a refreshing White Sangria Slushie or a Sunset Blush Cosmo, and take advantage of special savings on certain vintages.

The winery will feature a food truck with delicious fare by Common Good Pizza, and visitors will be treated to live music. On Saturday, you can listen to Ethan Cain and the Colin McGetrick Duo. The Duo is back on Sunday, along with the Acoustic Keys. Make a reservation for table service or opt for first-come, first-serve walk-in outdoor seating with walk-up ordering.

Stay closer to home with a visit to the Galer Estate Vineyard & Winery

If you love the idea of sipping a glass in a vineyard to celebrate the Fourth, but you’re also craving a show, consider staying closer to home at the Galer Estate Vineyard & Winery in Kennett Square. Visit on July 3rd and grab a lawn seat (bring a blanket) to sip on the Galer Estate’s fine vintages while enjoying a view of the fireworks show taking place at nearby Longwood Gardens. Note that the Galer Estate Vineyard & Winery has a strict 21+ policy; infants are not permitted.

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If you enjoy the thought of living in a vibrant, neighborly town with a full calendar of fun events year-round, it’s time to check out the new construction homes near Kennett Square. Montchanin Builders is pleased to introduce one of our newest master-planned communities, Kennett Pointe. It’s an exclusive enclave with luxurious townhomes and loft-style apartments set against tree-lined streets, walking trails, and community gathering places—not to mention the conveniently located shops and businesses. Call Montchanin Builders today to inquire about scheduling a viewing of our new townhomes for sale in Kennett Square, PA, and don’t forget to ask us about our special financing arrangements.