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5 Can’t-Miss July Events Happening Around the Main Line

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July 9

Night Nation 5K Run in Philadelphia

Support Stand Up to Cancer by participating in this first-ever collision of running and immersive entertainment. Hoof around Lincoln Financial Field and Wells Fargo Center past live DJs, bubble zones, interactive light shows and more. Celebrate your finish and “light up the night” with a massive after-party featuring top DJ headliners. The pre-party kicks off at Xfinity Live! at 7 p.m. Visit nightnationrun.com/philadelphia

—Kim Douglas

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July 8

Friday Night Lights at ChesLen Natural Lands Preserve

At press time, limited tickets were still available for this annual event, where guests enjoy live music, wine and beer, s’mores, and sunset socializing under a canopy of trees and (hopefully) stars. Visit natlands.org

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Thru Oct. 30

This Is My Home at the National Liberty Museum

New Jersey native Sean Lugo (whose work is pictured) and four other emerging artists are featured in this Philadelphia destination’s major summer exhibit. Each “home” immerses visitors in a variety of issues critical to freedom—cultural identity, trauma, loss, ingenuity, innovation, resistance and resilience. Visit libertymuseum.org

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July 1–4

Philly Balloon & Music Festival in Glenmoore

Enjoy music, food trucks, fireworks and a hot air balloon liftoff at the Ludwig’s Corner Horse Show grounds. Visit phillyballoonfest.com

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July 4

Fourth of July Celebration & Fireworks in Narberth

Head to the park in for food, fun and fireworks. Play carnival games, grab a hotdog, watch the parade and maybe even try the dunking booth, while you wait for the sky to light up at 7:30 p.m. Visit narberthfireworks.org.

Related: 17 Ways to Celebrate the Fourth of July on and Around the Main Line

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