It’s time to break out the red, white and blue for Independence Day. It’s hard to pick what’s best about the Fourth of July – is it the picnic food, All-American spirit, or the fireworks? No matter what your favorite part is, fireworks are a classic.
Check out this list to see where you can catch the fireworks this year in the Lehigh Valley.
It's never too early to tune into your patriotic spirit! If you’re looking for a truly unique firework experience, head down to Coca-Cola Park at 6 p.m. for their “Great American Blast”. You’ll be able to feel like you’re an Iron Pigs baseball player – the field and dugout areas will be open for seating for an amazing view of the extended fireworks show. The fun doesn’t stop there! The event will have activities like inflatable games, face painting and balloons, mascot appearances, and music. Be sure to come hungry, because there will be an array of food trucks parked at the event. Tickets are $6 and available for purchase here.
On the day of this American tradition, make your way to Bethlehem's SteelStacks to celebrate the good times with free music, face paintings, and fireworks! With performances at the community stage on Air Products Town Square, you can enjoy the sounds of Low Budget Kings, Nate Myers, and Big Bone Daddy. Make sure to get there at 3 p.m. to reserve your seats and stick around for the dazzling firework display lit up against the iconic blast furnaces of Bethlehem Steel at 9 p.m.
Bring the whole family for a day of fun at Allentown’s Fourth of July Celebration. The free event, located at J.Birney Crum Stadium, starts at 6 p.m. The kids can get their face painted while the adults can enjoy the sounds of Billy Bauer Band, James Supra Blues Band, and Jimmy Leahey Trio. New for this year is the APD Youth Olympics, which children can work alongside police officers while meeting some K9 officers, learning hands only CPR, and even explore a fire engine. Be sure to stick around for the extravagant firework show towards the end of the evening!
Want to get your heart racing? Ride one of the many roller coasters at Dorney Park, then sit back, relax, and watch the incredible annual fireworks show. Tickets are discounted after 4 p.m. If you’re the type that doesn’t like rides, grab a blanket and watch the fireworks from a nearby area. The show will begin at 9:30 p.m.
Two words: Pancake. Breakfast. Stop by the 2019 Quakertown Community Day for an all-day event, featuring a car show, parade, baseball, live entertainment and more. The day will be capped off with a fireworks show (can’t forget that!). The event is at Memorial Park in Quakertown and runs from 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Head up to the Slatebelt for Upper Mount Bethel’s celebration. A parade celebrating the borough will begin at 11 a.m. starting from Church St. in Mt. Bethel and winding its way down through Portland. Stick around until 6 p.m. for the activities that follow, such as outdoor games and food trucks. Ending the night is a firework display at 9 p.m. at Upper Mount Bethel Community Park on Potomac Street.
If you missed out on any of these spectacular shows or maybe you just want to keep the patriotic spirit going, don’t miss any of these additional celebrations.
The following Saturday, you can continue to celebrate at the Upper Macungie Township Independence Day fireworks show at Breingsville Park. Enjoy patriotic music at 8 p.m., and watch the fireworks at dusk.
Easton’s annual Heritage Day Festival will continue this year with activities for the whole family. It is a free, full-day outing that includes face paintings, puppet performances, and even a lesson on the history of the bugler on top of the Soldiers and Sailors monument, included is a free bugle for each child. Fireworks close out the night starting at dusk.