Here’s a guide to Fourth of July fireworks and other events, concerts and parades around the Lehigh Valley and surrounding areas to mark the Independence Day holiday.
Allentown: July 4, J. Birney Crum Stadium, Allentown.
Bethlehem: Concert by the American Legion Band of Bethlehem, 7:30 p.m. July 4, Payrow Plaza, City Hall, 12 E. Church St. followed by fireworks 9 p.m. July 4 from Sand Island.
Coca-Cola Park: 9:15 p.m. July 4. Part of “Great American Blast” celebration. 1050 IronPigs Way, Allentown.
Conshohocken: 9:30 p.m. July 3, Sutcliffe Park, 800 Colwell Lane.
Danielsville: June 30. Woodstone Country Club and Lodge, 3777 Dogwood Road.
Dorney Park: 9:30 p.m. July 4.
East Stroudsburg: July 1, Crystal Street. Live music, food trucks, fireworks.
Easton: July 9 from Hackett Park. Part of Easton Heritage Day.
Emerald: July 8. Rain date, July 9.
Honesdale: 8:30 p.m. July 1, Irving Cliff. Rain date, July 7
Lake Ariel: dusk July 2, Lake Ariel Beach. Parade, 7 p.m. Rain date, July 8.
Lake Wallenpaupack: 9 p.m. July 4. Rain Date, July 5.
Lititz: 9:30 p.m. July 4, Lititz Spring Park, 24 N. Broad St.
Palmerton: 9 p.m. June 30. Sunny Rest Resort Lodge, 425 Sunny Rest Road.
Perkasie: July 9, Lenape Park, Route 152, Perkasie. Rain date, July 16. Part of Pennridge Community Day.
Pottstown: 9:30 p.m. July 4, Memorial Park, 76 W. King St. Part of Pottsville GoFourth Festival.
Quakertown: July 4. Memorial Park. Part of Quakertown Community Day. Rain date July 5.
Sesame Place: 9 p.m. July 4.
Shillington: 10 p.m. July 8. Part of Greater Governor Mifflin League Community Days, Governor Mifflin High School, 101 S. Waverly St.
Skytop: dusk, July 3.
Tannersville: 9 p.m. July 2. Camelbeach Mountain Waterpark, 1 Camelback Road. Music by Twisted Charm. Rain date, July 3.
Upper Perkiomen: July 4. New Goshenhoppen Park
Celebrations and Parades
Allentown: 5-10 p.m. J. Birney Crum Stadium. Music, food, entertainment, fireworks.
Coca-Cola Park “Great American Blast”: 6 p.m. July 4. Carnival-style event with music, games, food, fireworks (9:15 p.m.). Tickets: $8; free, 2 and under. Parking: $5. 610-841-7447, www.ironpigsbaseball.com.
Danielsville: 4-10 p.m. June 30. Helicopter rides, hot air balloons, obstacle courses, kids’ games, zip lining, axe throwing, more. Woodstone Country Club and Lodge, 3777 Dogwood Road, Danielsville. $25 advance; $15, ages 4-15, advance; $30, at the gate, $20, ages 4-15 at the gate.
Doylestown: Old-Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration, noon-4 p.m. July 4, Fonthill Castle, 525 E. Court St. Decorated bike parade, wheelbarrow and sack races, tug-of-war, live music, food trucks. 215-345-0210
East Stroudsburg: Eastburg Community Alliance Big Bang Fireworks with entertainment, activities, food trucks, fireworks. 3 p.m., Crystal Street, East Stroudsnburg.
Easton Heritage Day: July 9. Reading of the Declaration of Independence, tours, Colonial and Civil War reenactors, live music, children’s entertainment, crafts, parade, fireworks.
Emerald: Emerald Fire company fireworks and picnic, 4:30 p.m. July 8. Food, games, music by The Groove (7 p.m.), fireworks. Rain date July 9.
George Taylor House: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. July 4. Experience the grounds and living history timeline, mansion tours (9 -11:30 a.m. and 12:30-2 p.m.; $10), food trucks, music by the Community Choir, reading of the Declaration of Independence. 36 S. Front St., Catasauqua.
Independence Day Celebration at Lehigh Valley Zoo: July 4. Patriotic themed enrichment inside some of the exhibits, Uncle Sam on stilts (noon-2 p.m.), patriotic anthems by the Allentown Hobo Band (noon-2 p.m.), themed crafts, more. Advance admission recommended. $16; $15, seniors; $14, ages 2-11. 5150 Game Preserve Road, Schnecksville.
Lititz: July 3-4. Lions Club patriotic parade, 6:30 p.m. July 3, music, food vendors, Pie Eating Contest, corn hole tournament, more. Lititz Spring Park, 24 N. Broad St. $13 advance; $15, at the gate; $5, ages 3-10; free, ages 9 and under. lititz4thofjuly.com.
Nazareth Kazoo Parade: Parade begins at 10 a.m. July 1 at Nazareth Area High School and ends at Veterans Memorial park for a patriotic program. nazarethchamber.com
Pennridge Community Day: Noon-6 p.m. July 9. Pony rides, canoe races, contests, games, fireworks, Lenape Park, Route 152, Perkasie. Rain date, July 16. pennridgecommunityday.org.
Pottstown GoFourth Festival: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. July 4, High Street, Charlotte to York. Parade from High Street from Adams to York (10:15 a.m.), street festival (11:15 a.m.) includes live music, food trucks, beer garden and brew pubs, artisans, vendors, exhibits, children’s activities, live music, fireworks (9:30 p.m., Memorial Park, 76 W. King St.)
Quakertown: Community Day: July 4. Memorial Park, 600 Mill St. Includes food, live music, car show, games and fireworks. Rain date July 5. quakertown.org.
Sayre Mansion: Picnic meal, live entertainment, lawn games and more 5-9 p.m. on the lawn of the Sayre Mansion, then view the City of Bethlehem’s fireworks at 9 p.m. $79; $29, ages 8 and under. Reservations suggested. 250 Wyandotte St., Bethlehem. 610-882-2100
Sellersville:10:30 a.m. July 4. Bell-ringing ceremony at Sellersville Museum, 120 E. Church St.
Shillington: July 3-8, Greater Governor Mifflin League Community Days, 101 S. Waverly St. Entertainment by Uptown Band (July 3), The Mahoney Brothers (July 4), Dave Mell Blues Band (July 5), Ronnie McDowell (8:30-10 p.m. July 5), Soth Love Chunk (July 6), Lovelace (July 7), The New Individuals (July 8), rides, food, games, fireworks (10 p.m. July 8).
Skytop Lodge: July 3, Route 309. Music and concession stand items, 5 p.m., fireworks at dusk. $10, car. Skytop.com
Steelstacks: July 4 events include food vendors, Hometown Heroes banner, music by Sing for America (3:30-5 p.m.), John DeRosa (5:30-7:30 p.m.), Tavern Tan (9-11 p.m.), The Allentown Band (7:30-9 p.m. Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks), viewing of the Bethlehem fireworks. Steelstacks.org.
Upper Perk Hometown 4th of July Celebration: Activities begin at 8 a.m. July 4 including Fireman’s Water Battles, pet contest, bike decorating contest, food truck, music, fireworks. New Goshenhoppen Park, 618 Third St., East Greenville.
Wawa Welcomes America: June 19-July 4, Philadelphia. 16-day free family-friendly celebration in Philadelphia includes firework displays, concerts, free museum days culminates at 7 p.m. July 4 with a concert on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. July4thphilly.com
Wooden Match All American Block Party: Noon-midnight, July 1-2, 4 p.m.-midnight July 3-4, Wooden Match, 61 W. Lehigh St., Bethlehem. Beer trucks, outside bars, food vendors, games, cigar tent, cornhole and quiots, music July 1: The New Standard (noon-3 p.m.), Project 22 (4-7 p.m.), The Wonton Soups (8-11 p.m.); July 2: DJ Fax Machine (noon-2 p.m.) and DJ Jamal Knight & Friends (2-11 p.m.); July 3: The Mississippi Pig Farmers (4-7 p.m.) and The Cream Team (8-11 p.m.); July 4: My Brother Below (4-7 p.m.) and At The Apollo (8-11 p.m.).
Great American BBQ: 11 a.m. July 1, Rising River Brewing, 1955 Willow Lane, Macungie. Lawn concert with the Macungie Band (noon), reading of the Declaration of Independence, music by Shaun Lally (3-5 p.m.) and The AudioFiles (6-9 p.m.), BBQ buffet (11 a.m.-2 p.m.; $27.99). Rain date, July 2. $10 parking pass, registration required. risingriverbrewing.com.
Macungie Band: 6 p.m. July 2, Emmaus Park, 14401 Shimersville Road. Program includes “America, The Beautiful,” “The Star Spangled Banner,” “The Stars and Stripes Forever,” more. macungieband.com
Declaration of Independence: 2 p.m. July 2, porch of the 18th Century White Horse Inn, 31 Old Philadelphia Pike, Douglassville. Inspiarational reading of the Declaration of Independence accompanied with music and traditional patriotic songs. Bring lawn chair or blanket. Free.
Red, White & Blue BBQ Bash: Noon-5 p.m. July 4, Peddler’s Village, Street Road and Rt. 263, Lahaska. Live music, family entertainment and kids’ activities. 215-794-4000, peddlersvillage.com.
The Riverside Symphonia performs followed by a fireworks finale. 8 p.m. July 1, Tinicum Park, 963 River Road, Upper Black Eddy. Tickets: $20 adv., $25 day of event; $10, ages 7-18. 609-397-7300.
Pine Grove Community Band performs patriotic sounds 6 p.m. July 4 at Sweet Arrow Lake County Park, 108 Clubhouse Road, Pine Grove.
The Neag Planetarium at the Reading Public Museum, 500 Museum Road in Reading, sensory-friendly fireworks show at 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. July 5. The indoor display will feature graphics in the state-of-the-art planetarium dome, accompanied by patriotic music. Children’s crafts will also be available. Seating is limited and registration is required. The cost is $5. Register at 610-371-5850.
Graeme Park hosts a reading of the Declaration of Independence, turn of the century dancing by the Tapestry Historic Dance Ensemble, ice cream, tours of the Keith House. 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Donations accepted. The park is at 859 County Line Road, Horsham. graemepark.org.
Independence Day Celebration: Washington Crossing Historic Park, 1112 River Road, Washington Crossing. Colonial Field Day, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. July 1, activities from the 18th century, including cup and ball, Jacob’s Ladder, hoop and stick, graces, more. Competitions 10-11:30 a.m. and 1-2:30 p.m.; Rebels & Redcoats Classic Car Show, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. July 2, American, French, British and German cars, representing the four countries involved in the Revolutionary War; Living History Day, noon-4 p.m. July 4, living historians demonstrate their crafts, tour the buildings in the Historic Village, military encampment, readings of the Declaration of Independence (12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m.). Rain or shine. 215-493-4076, washingtoncrossingpark.org
Food Truck Festival: 1-9 p.m. July 4. Music, food, children’s activities, fireworks (9:15 p.m.), more. Riverfront Park, 701 N. Front St. Harrisburg.