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 3rd

Get in the patriotic spirit early with the Upper Macungie Township Independence Day fireworks at Breingsville Park. Enjoy patriotic music at 8 p.m., and watch the fireworks at dusk.

July 4th

Fireworks at Coca-Cola Park

If you’re looking for a truly unique firework experience, head down to Coca-Cola Park at 6 p.m. for the 2nd annual “Fourth on the Field.” 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 live music, pony rides, a petting zoo, a dunk tank, and inflatable games. 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:

Enjoy some tunes from the Bethlehem Municipal Band at Payrow Plaza before bringing out the lawn chairs to enjoy the fireworks at Sand Island. The music starts at 7:30 p.m., and the fireworks will begin to explode 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 5 p.m. The kids can get their face painted while the adults can enjoy the sounds of The Marine Band, Jake Kaligis & the New Constitution, and BC & Company. Be sure to stick around for the extravagant firework show towards the end of the evening!

Fireworks at Dorney Park

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 2015 Quakertown Community Day for an all-day event, featuring a car show, a K-9 demo, moon bounces 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 8:00 a.m. to 9 p.m.

What happens when you combine the Blast Furnaces with the oldest Band in America? It's the Independence Day Celebration at SteelStacks. The celebration features music and activities culminating with the Allentown Band concert at the Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks at 7:30, followed by Bethlehem's fireworks show.

Comment below if you know of any other fireworks shows in the Lehigh Valley!

July 4th by Jonathan Davies