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Longwood Gardens Announces 2018 Fireworks & Fountains Shows

April 3, 2018

KENNETT SQUARE, PA – Fireworks & Fountains illuminate the night sky at Longwood Gardens this summer with six new awe-inspiring shows. Featuring jets that propel water as high as 175 feet, stunning lighting that can create an infinite number of color combinations, stirring music, and elaborate fountain choreography, each show is a spectacle to remember. Tickets on sale April 9. For more information, visit

Sounds of Summer
Saturday, May 26
9:15 pm
Celebrate summer’s arrival with iconic anthems of the season from The Beach Boys, The Go-Gos, Justin Timberlake, and more. This upbeat show will get you in a feel-good, summer state of mind.

Hooray for the Red, White, and Blue
Sunday, July 1
9:15 pm
Join us for this stirring salute to America featuring hits from Tom Petty, Whitney Houston, Bruce Springsteen, and more musical legends.

Monet’s Garden
Saturday, July 21
9:15 pm
Find yourself transported to the artist’s graceful Giverny landscape amid sounds of the classics from Debussy, Dukas, Ravel, and other celebrated French composers.

Happy Birthday, Leonard Bernstein
Saturday, August 11
9:15 pm
Celebrate musical mastermind Bernstein’s 100th birthday with selections from some of his most famous works including West Side Story, On the Town, Candide, and other quintessential compositions.

Be Our Guest
Saturday, September 1
8:15 pm
Themes from your favorite animated movie classics—including Aladdin, The Lion King, The Little Mermaid, and more—delight the young, and young at heart, during this magical performance.

Solid Gold ‘70s
Saturday, September 29
8:15 pm
Take a bell-bottomed step back in time to the disco decade featuring iconic music from The Bee Gees, Kool and the Gang, Donna Summer, and more cool cats you’ll really dig.

Tickets for Fireworks & Fountains Shows go on sale April 9 at 9:00 am at Admission is by advance-sale ticket only and tickets are limited. Fireworks & Fountains tickets include all-day admission to the Gardens. Special group rates for 15 or more people are available. Blankets are not permitted. Guests can select from two ticketing options: Lawn Seating and Reserved Seating.

Lawn Seating
Bring your own chair to the show. Chairs may be set up beginning at 5:30 pm. Line forms at 4:30 pm. Tickets are $42 ages 19 & over, and $22 for ages 18 & under; $38 for Members ages 19 & over, and $34 for Gardens Preferred and Gardens Premium Members 19 & over, $20 for Members ages 18 & under, and $18 for Gardens Preferred and Gardens Premium Members 18 & under.

Reserved Seating
No need to bring your chair or wait in line! Reserved seating allows you to select your seat when you purchase your ticket, then arrive to your chair already placed and waiting for you. Tickets are $50 for all ages, $45 for Members all ages, and $40 for Gardens Preferred and Gardens Premium Members.

About Longwood Gardens
In 1906, industrialist Pierre du Pont (1870-1954) purchased a small farm near Kennett Square, PA, to save a collection of historic trees from being sold for lumber. Today, Longwood Gardens is one of the world’s great horticultural displays, encompassing 1,083 acres of dazzling gardens, woodlands, meadows, fountains, 10,010-pipe Aeolian organ and 4.5-acre conservatory.  Longwood continues the mission set forth by Mr. du Pont to inspire people through excellence in garden design, horticulture, education and the performing arts, through programming that includes exhibitions, musical performances by leading artists, renowned horticulture education programs, horticulture research, environmental stewardship and community engagement. Longwood Gardens is on US Route 1 near Kennett Square, PA, 30 miles west of Philadelphia. Admission is $23 for adults; $20 for seniors (age 62+); $13 for students (ages 5–18 or with valid student ID) and free ages 4 and under. Group rates available. Details at