The centerpiece of this weekend is clearly the July 4 holiday. But beyond the red-white-and-blue and fireworks, there is plenty to do. Whether you're on your own or you have family and friends in from out of town, grab the car keys and your special someone and enjoy.

4th of July Fireworks, Parades, and Events

Click below for our complete guide to the Fourth of July fun in Montgomery County!

 

Patriot Trails - History Tours of Montgomery County 

History buffs here to celebrate Independence Day will get a kick out of Patriot Trails, the itineraries that we put together to link all the significant Revolutionary War sites throughout Montgomery County. Totally customizable and inclusive of information such as side trips and restaurant recommendations, freedom-seekers can begin their journey with a visit to our website.

 

Buddy Guy in Concert - Keswick Theater 

 

The Keswick Theater hosts blues legend Buddy Guy in concert on July 3. Guy's stylings reflect both his Louisiana birthplace and his Chicago training, and his impact on the music business was seen in predecessors like Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton. Rolling Stone magazine named him Number 30 in its countdown of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. The performance is just prior to the July 15 release of his new album, Born to Play Guitar.

I Hate Hamlet - Montgomery Theater

 

The run of I Hate Hamlet continues at the Montgomery Theater with a performance July 5. The comedy follows a famous television actor as he struggles with one of theater's most famous roles, the Prince of Denmark. An opinionated girlfriend, the spirit of acclaimed Shakespearean actor John Barrymore and the offer of a TV pilot complicate matters hilariously.

The Fly - The Colonial Theater 

 

The Sunday classic series of films that unspool at The Colonial Theater provides the chance to see some of Hollywood's best-known movies on a big screen. On the bill for July 5 is the horror sci-fi gem The Fly (1958). The 1986 remake had zippier special effects and goopier makeup, but this version has Vincent Price, who really can't be beat.

Grand Lux Cafe - King of Prussia Mall 

 

The impressive restaurants at King of Prussia Mall welcome a newcomer, Grand Lux Café. Located near the crosswalk between the Court and Plaza, the Grand Lux presents classic American dishes and international flavors. The menus for appetizers, lunch and dinner offer more than just the usual fare; consider the Housemade Pierogies (crispy, creamy potato dumplings with sour cream, cheese and green onions, served with apple butter) and the Truffle Burger (covered with sautéed mushrooms, melted fontina cheese and truffle aioli). The ovens of the in-house bakery are constantly yielding decadent desserts, including New Orleans Beignets.

Hosting the in-laws for the three-day holiday? Inundated with cousins? Former dorm-mates from college? Make things easy on yourself and direct them to the nearest hotel, where there's room for everyone. Our site can point you in the right direction.