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Here’s a guide to 4th of July fireworks, parades and other events in the Lehigh Valley area

Fireworks illuminate the sky as part of the Allentown fireworks show on Monday, July 4, 2022, at the J. Birney Crum Stadium in Allentown. (Joseph Scheller/첥Ƶ)
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Fireworks illuminate the sky as part of the Allentown fireworks show on Monday, July 4, 2022, at the J. Birney Crum Stadium in Allentown. (Joseph Scheller/첥Ƶ)
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Here’s a guide to Fourth of July fireworks and other Independence Day parades, concerts and events in the Lehigh Valley and surrounding areas.

FIREWORKS

Allentown: July 4, J. Birney Crum Stadium.

Bethlehem: Concert by the Bethlehem Municipal Band, 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: July 5. Woodstone Country Club and Lodge, 3777 Dogwood Road.

Dorney Park: 9:30 p.m. July 4-6.

East Stroudsburg: June 29, Crystal Street. Live music, food trucks, fireworks.

Easton: July 7 from Hackett Park. Part of Easton Heritage Day.

Emerald: 10:30 p.m. July 6. Rain date, July 7. Part of fireworks and picnic.

Hersheypark: 10:15 p.m. July 5. 100 W. Hersheypark Drive, Hershey.

Honesdale: dusk, July 1, Irving Cliff. Rain date, July 2.

Lake Ariel: dusk, July 6, Lake Ariel Beach. Parade, 7 p.m. Rain date, July 12.

Lake Wallenpaupack: 9 p.m. July 4. Rain date, July 5.

Lehighton: 10 p.m. July 4. Lehighton Outdoor Center.

Lititz: 9:30 p.m. July 4, Lititz Spring Park, 24 N. Broad St.

Palmerton: 9:30 p.m. July 6, Sunny Rest Resort Lodge, 425 Sunny Rest Road.

Perkasie: July 7, Lenape Park, Route 152, Perkasie. Rain date, July 14. 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: June 28. Part of Greater Governor Mifflin League Community Days, Governor Mifflin High School, 101 S. Waverly St.

Skytop: dusk, July 5.

Tannersville: July 4. Camelbeach Mountain Waterpark, 1 Camelback Road. Music by Twisted Charm. Rain date, July 5.

Upper Perkiomen: 9 p.m. July 4. New Goshenhoppen Park

EVENTS

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 p.m. July 5. Helicopter rides, hot air balloons, obstacle courses, kids’ games, zip lining, axe throwing, fireworks, more. Woodstone Country Club and Lodge, 3777 Dogwood Road, Danielsville. $25; $15, children.  

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. 5 p.m., June 29, Crystal Street, East Stroudsburg.

Easton Heritage Day: July 7. 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, July 6. Refreshment stand opens at 4:30 p.m., music by The Mississippi Pig Farmers, 7 p.m., games, fireworks, 10:30 p.m. Rain date July 7.

George Taylor House: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. July 4. Living history reenactors, musical performances, reading of the Declaration of Independence, house tours ($10; free, ages 12 and under). georgetaylorhouse.org

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.

Lehighton: Noon-10 p.m. July 4, Lehighton Lower Park. Food, music, games, fireworks.

Lititz: July 4. 7 a.m.-10 p.m. July 4, Lititz Spring Park, 24 N. Broad St. Baby parade, Lititz Lion’s Club Patriotic Parade in downtown Lititz, pie eating contest, corn hole tournament. Music, fireworks (9:30 p.m.). $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 4 at Nazareth Area High School, proceeds down Center Street, around The Circle, and ends at council chambers. Rain or shine.

Pennridge Community Day: Noon-6 p.m. July 7. Pony rides, canoe races, contests, games, fireworks, Lenape Park, Route 152, Perkasie. Rain date, July 14. pennridgecommunityday.org.

Pottstown GoFourth Festival: 11:15 a.m.-4 p.m. July 4, High Street from Penn to York. Parade from High Street from Adams to York (10 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. July 4 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: June 28-July 6, Greater Governor Mifflin League Community Days, 101 S. Waverly St. Entertainment, rides, food, games, fireworks (10 p.m. July 6).

Skytop Lodge: July 5, Route 309. Music and concession stand items, 5 p.m., fireworks at dusk. $10, car.

Steelstacks: July 4 events include food vendors, Hometown Heroes banner, music by John DeRosa Band (3:30-5 p.m.), Hydraulic Lime (5:30-7:30 p.m.), Big Bone Daddy (9-11 p.m.), The Allentown Band (7:30-9 p.m. Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks), Fourth of July Fireworks party (7 p.m.; $69). 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 July 4 with a concert on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway followed by fireworks over the Philadelphia Art Museum.

OTHER EVENTS

All-American Concert and Fireworks: Music by Mason Porter (7 p.m. July 3) and fireworks (10 p.m. July 3). $10 per car. Bear Creek Mountain Resort, 101 Doe Mountain Lane, Macungie.

The National Park Service and Friends of Hopewell Furnace commemorate the Fourth of July: 2 p.m. with a ceremony including music by Molly Herman and Mekhi Bloodworth, presenting of colors by Girl Scouts of the Daniel Boone Service Unit 763 and Boy Scouts of Pack and Troop 595, reading of winning essay submissions from local middle and high school students and reading of the Declaration of Independence from the steps of the Ironmaster’s House. Two Mark Bird Lane, Elverson. 610-582-8773, nps.gov/hofu

Wooden Match All American Block Party: 4 p.m.-midnight July 4-6 and noon-11 p.m. July 7, Wooden Match, 61 W. Lehight St., Bethlehem. Beer trucks, outside bars, food vendors, games, cigar tent, cornhole and quiots, music.

Riverside Symphony Orchestra Concert Under the Stars, 8 p.m. June 29, Tinicum Park, River Road, Erwinna. Light classical popular, and patriotic music with a grand fireworks finale under the stars along the banks of the Delaware River. $25; $10, ages 7-18. 609-397-7300, riversidesymphonia.org

Red, White & Blueberries BBQ Bash: 11 a.m.-6 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 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 3. 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. readingpublicmuseum.org

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. Noon-3 p.m. July 5. 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. Living historians demonstrate their crafts and view a military encampment from noon to 4 p.m. July 4. Readings of the Declaration of Independence at 12:30, 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. $9; $5, ages 5-11; free, ages 4 and under. Registration recommended. 215-493-4076, washingtoncrossingpark.org

Food Truck Festival: 1-9 p.m. July 4. Music, food trucks, wine and beer garden, children’s activities, fireworks (9:15 p.m.), more. Riverfront Park, 701 N. Front St. Harrisburg.

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