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Fourth of July

Fourth of July Guide

This year's 4th Fest will be a little different:)

4th Fest is planning four simultaneous fireworks displays located in approved secure locations within the Centre Region so that each family may celebrate the 4th of July with a grand fireworks display that potentially could be enjoyed from their own backyard. The four shoot sites will be comprised of shells that can be seen from a distance and will be electronically linked for synchronization while our special patriotic sound track will be broadcast via local radio.

It is anticipated the multiple displays will last approximately 12 to 15 minutes. This special 4th of July event will take place on Saturday July 4th at 9:30 PM. The rain dates are July 3rd and 5th.  Some great places to view them include Nittany Mall, Hills Plaza, the Colonnade shopping center, and Raytheon.


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.



4th Fest Organizers Plan Community Food Drive 4th Fest Organizers Plan Community Food Drive
19 weeks ago - - Geoff Rushton
4th Fest is planning a countywide food drive in July to assist community members in need. All food donated will be distributed to YMCA Anti-Hunger Program serving Centre County residents. [Read More]
4th Fest Organizers Planning a Different Way to Offer Fireworks Show This Year 4th Fest Organizers Planning a Different Way to Offer Fireworks Show This Year
22 weeks ago - - Geoff Rushton
Central PA 4th Fest's usual Independence Day celebration may have been canceled, but organizers will be providing an opportunity for residents to enjoy a Fourth of July fireworks show nonetheless. [Read More]


Central PA 4th Fest - Food Drive
n order to support the food drive, we are looking for businesses, organizations or individuals to be collection point for food and other items.
June 29th to July 9th 2020 at 7:00 am

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Virtual Independence Day Parade
Although many things are different this year, organizers of the Central PA 4thFest have adapted celebrations for Independence Day to take social-distancing guidelines into consideration while still ke...
June 29th to July 4th 2020 at 7:00 pm

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4th Fest Fireworks
4thFest might look a little different this year, but we truly feel the best way to celebrate the birth of our nation and honor the spirit of the festival is for neighbors to help their neighbors.
July 4th 2020 at 9:30 pm

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