Enjoying Philadelphia Events Newsletter - Fourth of July 2011

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Table of Contents

1. What's New At Enjoying Philadelphia - Fourth of July 2011 Events and New Event Pages

2. Looking Ahead - Other July 2011 Events

3. Questions, Comments, Feedback, Tips on Events - Please Send An E-mail!


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What’s New at Enjoying Philadelphia – Fourth of July 2011

As we approach America's 235th birthday in 2011, there remains no better place to do it than in and around Philadelphia. Here are some of the upcoming events, and the pages that we’ve built around them.

Most importantly-

Fourth of July 2011 Events Main Page, and New July Event-Specific Page

July 1-4, 2011 - Fourth of July Weekend

Wawa Welcome America Celebration To read more-

Welcome America 2011 Events Guide

Welcome America 2011 includes over 50 free events throughout the city. Of course, fireworks are at the top of the list - there will be spectacular fireworks on both Saturday, July 2, and Monday, July 4.

The Bold Prediction of John Adams

Ironically, Founding Father John Adams wrote, on July 3, 1776, a letter to his wife, Abigail, in which he made the following prediction:

July 2, Not July 4

"The Second Day of July 1776, will be the most memorable Epocha, in the History of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival. It ought to be commemorated... with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more."

Why Adams Believed This

Adams thought that since the Continental Congress had adopted independence in principle, on July 2, that it would be the celebrated date. But instead, July 4 - the day on which Congress approved the final version of the Declaration of Independence - became the anniversary celebration.

In 2011, It Comes True

Other than the date, his prediction was remarkably accurate. And in 2011, in fact, it will be true, as there will be spectacular fireworks over Penn's Landing on Saturday, July 2.

Penn's Landing Fireworks

The Saturday fireworks are formally titled as the Two Cities One Waterfront Fireworks Display, and will take place at Penn's Landing. They can be seen from both the Pennsylvania and New Jersey sides of the river. They cap off a day of entertainment, with patriotic concerts and an ice cream festival.

Looking Ahead to the Rest of July 2011

This constantly updated guide - linked below - lists many of the popular, important events in July, in and around the city.

July 2011 Events Page

Looking Ahead to Summer 2011 - Enjoying Philadelphia Events

We’ll have another issue in the near future, covering other Summer 2011 Enjoying Philadelphia Events.

In the meantime, as the July events pages are revised and improved, you can check them for updates.

If You Have Questions About Events and Things to Do in Philadelphia, Ask The Editor!

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