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.
July 2: Festivities from 4:00 – 10:00 p.m. include great food, helicopter rides, hot air balloons, obstacle courses, kid's games, a 70 foot slip & slide, and much more! If that's not thrilling enough, get your blood pumping with newly added zip lining, axe throwing, and mechanical bull riding. End the evening with a 30 minute firework display at the end of the night. Bring a lawn chair, blankets, and a towel for the slip and slide. Buy tickets in advance ($20 for adults, $10 for kids age 4–15) or at the gate ($25 for adults, $15 for kids).
Great American Blast Fireworks Spectacular at Coca-Cola Park
July 3: If you’re looking for a truly unique firework experience, head down to Coca-Cola Park on Saturday, July 3 at 6:00 p.m. for the IronPigs' "The Great American Blast” Fireworks. Parking is $5 per car and tickets are $6 per person to enter the ballpark. If you're hungry too, consider purchasing a $24 Picnic Patio ticket for a 2.5 hour buffet with unlimited soft drinks.
City of Allentown Independence Day Celebration
July 4: The City of Allentown’s free Independence Day Celebration is at J. Birney Crum Stadium on Sunday, July 4 from 5 - 10 p.m. The event features live music and entertainment, delicious food options and a rousing, musical fireworks show. The stadium gates open at 5 p.m. Stadium entertainment includes musical performances by Scott Marshall & The Highway Souls, Lou Franco Project w/James Supra, Cherry Bombs, and Hector Rosado Y Su Orq Hache Band. There will be patriotic items given away for free at the gate entrances. The night will be capped by a brilliant fireworks display that is sure to dazzle the audience by Bixler Pyrotechnics of Ashland. The fireworks show will be accompanied by music broadcast throughout the stadium.
July 4: Watch an impressive display of Independence Day fireworks at Dorney Park complemented by a patriotic soundtrack set to begin at approximately 9:00 p.m.
July 4th Fireworks Express on Colebrookdale Railroad
July 4: Avoid the traffic and parking and join Colebrookdale Railroad for a special July 4th excursion to experience Pottstown's GoFourth! Fireworks Show in Pottstown's Memorial Park! The train departs Boyertown at 7 p.m. (No meal will be served on this excursion). Bring your lawn chairs and wear appropriate footwear as passengers will be allowed to disembark from the train to enjoy the show from the park. After the fireworks display concludes, board the train for the return trip to Boyertown.
July 4: The city of Bethlehem plans to launch Fireworks from Sand Island on Sunday, July 4 at dusk (around 9:00 p.m.). The fireworks can be seen all over the city, especially the area surrounding the City Center Plaza on East Church Street.
Independence Day at Sayre Mansion
July 4: Enjoy a spectacular view of the City of Bethlehem's firework display from the front lawn of the Sayre Mansion. From 5–9:00 p.m., enjoy a gourmet picnic meal, live entertainment, lawn games and more. $49.99 per person; cash bar available. Reservations are suggested. Take advantage of a special package to stay overnight: $199 includes the best available room and two tickets to the 4th of July Celebration at the mansion.
July 4: Looking for the right place to see the City of Bethlehem's firework display? Head to the South Side to enjoy free live music, outdoor dining, and the fireworks display, all against the dramatic backdrop of SteelStacks. Festivities begin at 6 p.m. with performances by Hydraulic Lime performing from 6–7:00 p.m., Big Bone Daddy from 9–11:00 p.m. and The Allentown Band from 7:30–9:00 p.m.
Easton Heritage Day
July 11: On July 8, 1776, Easton was one of three places where the Declaration of Independence had its first public reading. Heritage Day is celebrated to mark Easton’s historic significance in the founding of the United States. Heritage Day is a free, full-day family festival around Centre Square, Riverside & Scott Parks in Downtown Easton, that showcases local history, offers activities for kids, and concludes with an amazing fireworks display at approximately 9:30 p.m. over the Forks of the Delaware.
Looking for more summer fun?
There is PLENTY to (safely) see and do in Lehigh Valley. Get out there for dining, museums, zoos, casino, amusement parks, ice-cream, drive-ins, and more. Explore our guide to Summer in Lehigh Valley.