Weather cancels, reschedules many area fireworks displays

- We wish everybody a very happy Independence Day. Most of you have the day off to celebrate and thousands of tourists are in town. There's a lot to do on this July 4; however, some firework displays are being postponed or canceled due to storms moving in later this evening.

Click here for SEPTA’s special July 4 schedule.

The following firework displays have been postponed or canceled: 

Due to inclement weather, the POPS performance at Wawa Welcome America tonight has been canceled. The fireworks are still scheduled as planned at 10 p.m.

Collingswood postponed until Tuesday, July 5th

Vineland postponed until Tuesday, July 5th

North Wildwood postponed until Friday, July 8th and Saturday, July 9th

Upper Makefield postponed until Friday, July 8th

Monroe Twp NJ postponed until Tuesday, July 5th

Margate, New Jersey, has postponed its Independence Day fireworks due to rainy weather. Look for the event this Saturday, July 9.

Washington Crossing Park fireworks postponed until Friday

Monroe Township NJ fireworks at Williamstown High School postponed until Tuesday, July 5.

Aston, Pennsylvania's fireworks are postponed until Sunday, July 10.

Washington Crossing Historical Park's fireworks show has been postponed until this Friday, July 8. However, the park's daytime events from noon to 4pm are still on.

In Delaware, Wilmington canceled its festivities. Dover and Newark have postponed theirs.

In Dover, the fireworks display has been rescheduled for Sept. 3. The parade, scheduled to begin at 6pm, has been canceled, as well as evening concerts and other activities. Organizers wrote on the city's website that the event committee is trying to restore those festivities for Labor Day weekend.

Newark has rescheduled its Liberty Day Celebration, including a fireworks display, for Tuesday.

Welcome America events:

10-11am: Celebration of Freedom Ceremony. Tribute with musical performances and inspiring speeches. Independence Hall, 520 Chestnut St.

10am-5pm: Free Museum Day at the National Museum of Jewish American History, 101 S. Independence Mall E.

11am: Independence Day Parade, Independence Mall, 1 N. Independence Mall W.

12-10pm: Party on the Parkway. Neighborhood pavilion and KIDZ BOP Kids. Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

Click here to watch Bryshere ‘Yazz’ Gray and Jeff Gordon before performance

5-10pm: Welcome America! July 4th Concert, free, Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

10pm: Welcome America! July 4th Fireworks, Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

Click here for more on Welcome America.

Also happening on this holiday:

1pm Termini Brothers to give away 2,500 free red, white and blue cupcakes, Independence Visitors Center, 1 N. Independence Mall W.

And the Phillies take on the Braves at 4:05pm at Citizens Bank Park. But first, they will honor our nation's heroes with a special on-field Salute to Veterans, beginning at 3:30.

Elsewhere, it's the last Fourth of July at the White House for President Barack Obama and his family, and they're having some people over: military families and two of the president's favorite performers, singer-songwriter Janelle Monae and rapper Kendrick Lamar.

   The Democratic president and his wife, Michelle, invite military families each year for a barbecue, concert and view of the fireworks on the National Mall.
   This year, they'll also hear Lamar -- Obama said his favorite song of 2015 was the rapper's "How Much a Dollar Cost" -- and Monae, who was a guest at a White House state dinner in May. 
   American as apple pie? Fuhgeddaboudit. The frankfurter rules the Fourth in New York City, where the annual Nathan's Famous hot dog eating contest marks its centennial this year -- well, not really. Nathan's itself dates to 1916, but showmen behind the hot dog competition have acknowledged they made up a long-told story about the contest beginning that year, too. It actually started in the 1970s.
   Joey "Jaws" Chestnut set the world record in 2013 when he polished off 69 dogs in 10 minutes. His run of eight straight victories ended last year when he lost the Mustard Yellow International Belt to Matt "The Megatoad" Stonie. They and others will face off on the Coney Island boardwalk, with the chowdown showdown televised on ESPN3.
   Later Monday, Macy's is promising its biggest Fourth of July fireworks display since the millennium show of 2000. The show over the East River features more than 56,000 pyrotechnic shells, 22 different hues and the New York debut of "pyro-writing" in the sky, all synchronized to patriotic tunes performed by the United States Air Force Band. The fireworks are televised on NBC, along with performances by country singer Kenny Chesney, pop band 5 Seconds of Summer, pop singer Meghan Trainor and others. 
   Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to line the banks of Boston's Charles River to watch the fireworks there, with millions more across the country watching. 
   The celebration features pop stars Nick Jonas and Demi Lovato, country group Little Big Town and, as always, the Boston Pops Orchestra, which drives home the climactic fireworks finale to Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture." 
   New Haven's newly renovated Q Bridge will be illuminated in red, white and blue at night, becoming Connecticut's first bridge to feature commemorative lighting.
   The lights are capable of projecting six miles in a clear night sky over what's formally called the Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge. It's among the most heavily traveled segments of the northeast corridor between New York and Boston.
   Meanwhile, the state capital of Hartford canceled its July Fourth festival and fireworks show, which is billed as Connecticut's largest Independence Day celebration, though usually held a week after the holiday. The mayors of Hartford and neighboring East Hartford said they couldn't justify the roughly $100,000 expense while facing painful spending cuts. 
   There's a something-for-everyone approach to fireworks in Los Angeles, where displays are planned at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, the Hollywood Bowl, Grand Park near City Hall and the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, among other places around the massive metro area. San Francisco holds a large fireworks display over the San Francisco Bay.
   About 80,000 people are expected to gather Monday night in Tulsa, Oklahoma, to celebrate the nation's birthday and the reopening of the River West Festival Park along the Arkansas River. Revelers at 2016 Folds of Honor FreedomFest will enjoy food trucks, inflatable rides, games and live music as fireworks choreographed to patriotic music fire off in the background.
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