From huge events in Philly and Pittsburgh to small town affairs, these 4th of July Celebrations are road trip worthy!

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10 Bucket List July 4th Celebrations in PA

Post by Wendy RoyalJune 27, 2018


 Photo by J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia™ / EDITORIAL AND ADVERTISING USE APPROVED

1.   Wawa Welcome America July 4th Concert & Fireworks

July 4

2451 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Philadelphia, PA 19130

welcomeamerica.com/event/july-4th-concert-fireworks

7-10 pm. Free

Pit Bull Heather Headley and The Philly Pops Big Band

Photo courtesy of Central PA Convention & Visitors Bureau

2.   Central PA 4thFest

July 4

Bryce Jordan Center, University Park, PA 16802

www.4thfest.org

Activities throughout the day. Parade at 2 pm. All entertainment and concessions will be open by 4 pm. Giant Flag Birthday Cake at 6 pm. Fireworks at 9:15 pm

Free to attend, unless you purchase VIP Viewing tickets. There is a parking fee.

Check out this video of the Central PA 4th Fest https://youtu.be/Amc7m_1Z-s8

 Photo by pittsburgh.carpediem.com

3.   Celebrate America Pittsburgh

July 4

Point State Park, Pittsburgh

celebrateamericapgh.com

Festivities begin at noon. Fireworks at 9:35 pm. Free

Food, great live entertainment, Kids Zone, EQT Flashes of Freedom Fireworks

4.   Warren County 4th of July Celebration

July 3-4. Free.

Betts Park, 100 Ludlow Street, Warren, PA 16365

www.warrenpajuly4th.com

On Tuesday, Liberty Street in downtown Warren is the place to be from 4:00 – 10:00 pm. Look for food vendors, games, Kids Zone, and entertainment featuring TRIXX. On Wednesday, July 4th from 9:30 am to 11:00 pm, get ready for the Parade, with a pre-parade show Featuring 5 Drum & Bugle Corps in an exhibition. At 11:00 am, the 71st Annual 4th of July Parade “AMERICA STRONG” featuring ten bands, beautiful floats, marching units, twirling/drill & dance teams, Shriners Point Parade, plus much more! After the parade, the place to be is Betts Park for the 4th of July Family Festival featuring a Kids Zone, Cutest Baby Contest, Food Vendors, Games, Contests, Feature Band BLUE MORNING, a Foreigner Tribute Band. 10:00 PM Gigantic Fireworks Display.

Check out a really cool vintage video of the 1940 Warren 4th of July Parade. www.warrenpajuly4th.com/faq/

5. Red Suspender Weekend Independence Day Celebration

July 6-7.  Free

John J. Collins Park, Galeton

www.visitgaleton.com/independence_day.php

Live entertainment, parade, food, and craft vendors and rides. Spectacular fireworks display over Berger Lake!

Photo by Wendy Royal

6.   201st Fourth of July

July 3-4

Lititz Springs Park, Broad Street, Lititz, PA 17543

www.lititz4thofjuly.com

Activities and concerts on July 3, free. $15/person, (Advanced tickets, $13) 10 and under free on July 4

Live entertainment, baby parade, 77th Queen of Candles Pageant, Candle Illumination, DJ Dance Party and Fireworks Spectacular. Due to residential construction near the park, this will most likely be the last fireworks display at its current location just outside the park. All of the concerts, parades and other activities will continue to be held in the historic park as it has been for two centuries. The 4th of July committee is currently working on a solution to where the fireworks can be launched in 2019.

Photo courtesy of Visit Lawrence County

7.   Independence Day at Pearson Park

July 4. 2- 10 pm Free

179 Pearson Park Drive, New Castle, PA

visitlawrencecounty.com/events/independence-day-pearson-park

What better place to celebrate the 4th of July than in the Fireworks Capital of America! Live entertainment, lots of kid’s activities. Fireworks at 10 pm

Photo by chesco.org

8.   Freedom Fest

July 7. 7-11pm

www.chesco.org/2387/Freedom-Fest
Nottingham Park, 150 Park Road, Nottingham, PA 19362

Food, kid’s activities, concert by Texas Heat. Flag raising and fireworks at 9:30

Admission: $10/vehicle

9.   Camelback Resort Fireworks Celebration

July 3. 5:30 to 10:30 pm

Camelbeach Mountain Waterpark, 309 Resort Drive, Tannersville, PA 18372

www.camelbeach.com/plan-your-trip/event-calendar/?m=20180701&page=event&id=9&v=month

Noon- 4 pm, Live music by Elephants Dancing. 6-10: 30 pm, Live Music with DJ and MC Joe Jinx featuring break-dancers The Luxury Brothers. 9:30 pm, Fireworks

Music and fireworks free to the general public at 8:00 pm. Camelback guests and Camelbeach ticket holders enjoy a full day of festivities at no additional charge.

10.  Independence Day at Steel Stacks

July 3-4. Free

Steel Stacks Campus, Bethlehem, PA

www.steelstacks.org/festivals/patriotic-holidays/independence-day

Two days of music and fun for all ages. Free patriotic concert by the Allentown Band

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Contributing Writer

Wendy Royal | Editor

Wendy Royal

Wendy Royal is the editor of Where & When, Pennsylvania's Travel Guide. Though she enjoys bragging about all that Pennsylvania has to offer, she is a life-long Lancaster County resident, who lives in Lititz with her husband.