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Fourth of July

Fourth of July Guide

The 4thFest Fireworks has been rated one of the top Fireworks shows in the US!. Remember, it's not just Fireworks!


On July 4th, lace up your kicks and join in the Firecracker 4K & 4Mile fun at 9:00 AM. Starting at 2:00 PM, catch some sun or shade in your favorite viewing spot for the Parade of Heroes. The parade route will travel through downtown State College, across the PSU campus and end at the Bryce Jordan Center. Then enjoy an afternoon and evening of live music and performances and take in the sights, sounds, and flavors of the carnival midway and tasty fair food. Don’t miss the Towne Square, and activities and entertainment for children and teens.

There is no admission fee for attending the Central PA 4th Fest activities and fireworks display.You can watch the fireworks from many vantage points near the BJC and stadium area. They do ask that you give a $10.00 per car donation for general admission parking. If you want the VIP Fireworks Viewing experience, a special viewing area is reserved on the east side of Porter Road for VIP Viewing Pass holders.


Whether you are coming from out of town or just up the road, be sure to check out the 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.



Parade, Entertainment, Fireworks and More Highlight 4th Fest Parade, Entertainment, Fireworks and More Highlight 4th Fest
34 weeks ago - - Geoff Rushton
One of the nation's top fireworks shows will cap off a full day of celebrations for Central PA 4th Fest on Thursday around State College and on the Penn State campus. [Read More]
Months in the Making, Central PA 4th Fest's Outsized Celebration Takes a Dedicated Force of Volunteers Months in the Making, Central PA 4th Fest's Outsized Celebration Takes a Dedicated Force of Volunteers
35 weeks ago - - Mark Brackenbury, Town&Gown
Frank Savino is a patriotic guy, and the Fourth of July has always been his favorite holiday. For nearly 25 years, Savino has enjoyed watching fireworks with family and friends at the Central PA 4th Fest. [Read More]
4th Fest Seeking Volunteers 4th Fest Seeking Volunteers
37 weeks ago - - Centre County Gazette, Vincent Corso
Behind the scenes, it takes a community of volunteers to make the show go on. After all, the entire nonprofit event is operated by hundreds of volunteers, said director Frank Savino. [Read More]


Kids on Wheels Parade
Hey kids, show your patriotism and be a part of the FREE Annual CRPR Kids on Wheels Parade on July 4th! Decorate your bike, scooter, stroller, or wagon and meet us at the corner of Locust Lane and Fos...
July 4th 2019 at 9:30 am

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very year, Central PA 4th Fest develops a spectacular fireworks display to celebrate the birth of our country.
July 4th 2019 at 9:15 pm

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Independence Day Parade
The annual Independence Day Parade is a key component in the full day of family-friendly fun celebrating our nation’s birth.
July 4th 2019 at 2:00 pm

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Firecracker 4K & 4 Mile Race
The Firecracker 4K is the perfect start to our day long Central PA 4thFest celebration! Races start at 9:00 A.M. on July 4th on the PSU campus.
July 4th 2019 at 9:00 am

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