Flag Day Celebration 2017

  • 06/14/2017 Location: Locations throughout Independence Mall, between Chestnut and Arch Sts., and 5th and 6th Sts., Time: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM Fee Information: FREE

    Celebrate the birthday of our nation's flag and the United States Army! The celebration begins at the National Constitution Center and is followed by activities throughout the day on Independence Mall, including an exhibition of modern military vehicles such as tanks, Strykers, and troop transports. Other exhibitors will be on hand as well. Additional activities include: 

    • 10:00am to 10:15am - Flag raising ceremony at the National Constitution Center at 525 Arch Street
    • 10:30am to 10:45am - Gather at the National Constitution Center at 525 Arch Street to see historical and modern army units parade through Independence Mall to Independence Hall, on Chestnut Street, between 5th and 6th Streets.
    • 10:45am to 11:30am - Flag raising ceremony in front of Independence Hall and US Army birthday celebration
    • 12noon - Parachute Team skydive onto Independence Mall
    • 12noon to 3:00pm - Visitors can view displays and demonstrations of U.S. Army equipment
    • 3:00pm - Closing ceremony and folding of the American Flag on Independence Mall
    The celebration is co-sponsored by Independence National Historical Park, the United States Army, the Philadelphia Flag Day Association, the City of Philadelphia, and the National Constitution Center.