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Fourth of July Guide

The 4thFest Fireworks has been rated one of the Top 3 Fireworks shows in the US!. Remember, it's not just Fireworks, there will be events and activities throughout the day up and around Beaver Stadium leading up to the Fireworks show around 9:15 pm.

Whether you are coming from out of town or just up the road, be sure to check out the StateCollege.com Calendar to find all the other events happening around the area during the 4th weekend. Also, be sure to check out the Weather, News, Dining and Bartour sections of the site for more information.

Articles

One Flag Comes Down While One Goes Up One Flag Comes Down While One Goes Up
4 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
Taking down Confederate flags and statues will not end racism. Raising the rainbow flag will not create complete acceptance of same-sex marriage. In reality both flags remain symbols revered by some but reviled by others. [Read More]
From Drama to Jam Sessions, Independence Celebrations Aplenty From Drama to Jam Sessions, Independence Celebrations Aplenty
4 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Zach Berger
Whether you're looking to wolf down some hotdogs and listen to music, take part in a kid-friendly parade, or check out a patriotic musical, there's something for just about everyone. [Read More]
Fireworks Primer for Children Reveals Magic Behind Fourth of July Pyrotechnics Fireworks Primer for Children Reveals Magic Behind Fourth of July Pyrotechnics
4 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Evan Murach
How many different kinds of fireworks are there? How do they make fireworks in so many different colors? What does it take to put on a fireworks show during the Fourth of July? A special program aimed at kids is set to blast off. [Read More]
Fireworks Preparation for 4th Fest Involves Danger, Hard Work & Family Fireworks Preparation for 4th Fest Involves Danger, Hard Work & Family
4 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
Transforming an empty field on the Penn State campus into a sprawling maze of fireworks takes weeks of manpower and hundreds of volunteers. Let StateCollege.com take you behind the scenes to discover what makes the 4th Fest fireworks show such a blast. [Read More]
The Red, White and Blue View From the Inside The Red, White and Blue View From the Inside
4 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - John Hook
I'll be joining thousands of others to watch our glorious 4th Fest fireworks show. I spent many years living in Orlando. There was a long time when the 4th of July fireworks became an afterthought. Living in the land of Disney will do that to you. There were fireworks every night. [Read More]
Outgoing 4th Fest Director Reflects on a Dozen Years of Bringing Smiles to State College Outgoing 4th Fest Director Reflects on a Dozen Years of Bringing Smiles to State College
4 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
“When you’ve dedicated 12 years of your life to something, there will always be sadness when it ends, but all that is overtaken by excitement and pride,” Central Pa 4th Fest Executive Director Bernie Keisling says. [Read More]
4th Fest Promises Fireworks, Music, Magic & More 4th Fest Promises Fireworks, Music, Magic & More
4 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
“It’s a big, family-oriented, all-day birthday party, and we’re inviting 80,000 of our closest friends,” Keisling says with a big, excited smile. He says there’s so much more to the festival than just the fireworks show – even if it has been rated in the top five shows in the United Stat [Read More]

Events

1776 - The Musical
*July 4th & Sundays are 2:00PM Matinees* The Declaration of Independence is a seminal event in American history and 1776 blazes this story to vivid life, putting a human face on the pages of history ...
Ongoing from July 2nd to July 25th 2015 at 7:30 pm
Every:
  • - Wednesday
  • - Thursday
  • - Friday
  • - Saturday

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Heroes Parade
The 4th annual Parade of Heroes adds to the already well-established day of family-friendly-fun festivities celebrating our nation’s birth.
July 4th 2015 at 2:00 pm

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Firecracker 4K Race
The annual Firecracker 4K provides the perfect start to our day long Central PA 4thFest celebration. In 2014, we had nearly 1100 registered participants.
July 4th 2015 at 9:00 am

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Craig Morgan Concert & Fireworks
Craig and his band will entertain the audience from the Independence Stage in the VIP Viewing area beginning at 7:30 PM.
July 4th 2015 at 7:30 pm

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Central PA 4thFest
Since 1927, there has been a July 4th celebration here in Centre County and we want to make sure there is one each and every year.
July 4th 2015 at 9:00 am

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Kids-on-Wheels Parade
Friday, July 4, 2015. 9:30 AM line-up / Step-off at 10 AM. Hey Kids! Show your patriotism and be part of the annual “CRPR Kids-on-Wheels” Parade.
July 4th 2015 at 9:30 am

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