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Celebrate the Fourth with Fireworks, Parades & Festivals

Between backyard barbecues, pool parties and lake days with family and friends, the Fourth of July is peak summertime vibes. Despite the 4th being the “official” holiday, celebrations typically begin the weekend before, meaning plenty of opportunities to party.

You’ll never be far from a spectacular fireworks show, with displays lighting up parking lots, parks, lakes and athletic fields all across NEPA. Some communities even host Independence Day extravaganzas, complete with parades, food vendors, festive activities and local live entertainment, leading up to the big show.

For all the fireworks, festivals and family fun, check out our list of must-see Fourth of July celebrations.

Fireworks, Festivals & 5ks
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Big Bang Fireworks

June 29 @ 5 PM

The Eastburg Community Alliance brings the party to Downtown East Stroudsburg. Head to Crystal Street for a lineup of entertainment, activities and local eats before the night lights up with a grand fireworks display.

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Hurricane Hills Sports Center Fireworks Show

June 29 @ 9 PM

Stop by the Hurricane Hills Sports Center in Greenfield Twp. for an early start to NEPA’s Independence Day celebrations and plenty of awe-inspiring fireworks.

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"Celebrate America" Independence Day Concert

June 30 @ 3 PM

Spend an afternoon getting in the patriotic spirit with the help of the Northeast Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Held at the First Presbyterian Church of Wilkes-Barre, this concert is free to the public.

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Honesdale Fireworks Celebration

July 1 @ 6:30 PM

Grab your lawn chair and get to Honesdale’s Central Park for the best view of the Fireworks Celebration. Fireworks will be set off on Irving Cliff, giving all of Downtown Honesdale a stunning show. Live music begins at 6:30 p.m.

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Carbondale City Hall Fireworks Display

July 2 @ 9:30 PM

Make your way to Downtown Carbondale for the annual fireworks show at City Hall. The fireworks will begin lighting up the sky at 9:30.

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Scrantastic Spectacular

July 3 @ 4 PM

Grab a spot on Courthouse Square in Downtown Scranton for this incredible evening of fireworks, live, local music, food, the NEPA Philharmonic, vendors, bounce houses and games for the kids and so much more.

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Abington Rotary Annual Fireworks Display

July 3 @ 5 PM

Head to the Abington Heights Middle School for this spectacular Independence Day event. Snag a spot. Get comfy and enjoy plenty of food trucks, live entertainment and more. Parking is $10.

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Let Freedom Ring

July 3 @ 5 PM

Join Poconos Park for an unforgettable Independence Day bash. Enjoy as many activities, food trucks and tractor rides as possible before settling in for a dazzling fireworks display.

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Tunkhannock Rotary July 3rd Fireworks

July 3 @ 6 PM

Head to the Tunkhannock High School Athletic Field on July 3 for the Tunkhannock Rotary’s popular annual fireworks display. The event will feature live music and Armed Services Color Guard, food stands and more. Admission is free. Parking will be $5.

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Independence Day Concert

July 3 & 4 @ 7 PM

Don’t miss two amazing patriotic performances by the NEPA Philharmonic this Independence Day. First, they will appear at Courthouse Square in Scranton on July 3. And you can catch them again on July 4 at Kirby Park in Wilkes-Barre.

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Pleasant Mount Firecracker 5k

July 4 @ 7:30 AM

There’s no better way to kick off the holiday than with a brisk run, jog or walk. Help support Boy Scout Troop 407 at the 12th Annual Pleasant Mount Firecracker 5k. Following the race, stick around for Pleasant Mount’s Fourth of July festivities.

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4th Annual Independence Day Charity Event

July 4 @ 7:30 AM

Spend your Fourth hanging out in City View Park at the DeAngelo Family Foundation’s 4th Annual Independence Day Charity Event. The day is filled with runs & walks, live music & performances, food trucks, activities and more.

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Old-Fashioned 4th of July Celebration

July 4 @ 12 PM

Keep up a Wilkes-Barre tradition at Kirby Park’s Old-Fashioned 4th of July Celebration. Enjoy rides, games and food from local vendors all afternoon. Once it gets dark, the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic accompanies one of the valley’s most spectacular fireworks shows.

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Independence Day Celebration at Bloomsburg Town Park

July 4 @ 4 PM

Bloomsburg Town Park hosts an old-school Independence Day celebration. Check out local food and craft vendors before catching fireworks at dusk.

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Independence Day Celebration at Camelbeach

July 4 @ 6 PM

Camelbeach knows how to celebrate summer’s biggest holiday. Spend the day splashing and sliding through the waterpark before enjoying live music, festive food & drink and a fireworks display to end the night.

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Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders Independence Day Celebration

July 4 @ 6:35 PM

It doesn’t get more American than a baseball game followed by fireworks. Head to PNC Field to cheer on the RailRiders, eat some hotdogs and experience a special fireworks display.

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Fireworks Over Lake Wallenpaupack

July 4 @ 9 PM

Fireworks alone are always spectacular, but fireworks over Lake Wallenpaupack are truly jaw-dropping. Join The Chamber of the Northern Poconos for an unforgettable display. No boat necessary, seating and parking are available at Wallenpaupack High School. Rain date is July 5th.

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Lehighton 4th of July Fireworks

July 4 @ 10 PM

There’s not a bad seat in the house when watching Downtown Lehighton’s 4th of July fireworks. You can view the display from just about anywhere in the town once the show starts at 10 p.m.

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Berwick Community Fireworks

July 5 @ 5 PM

Get down to Berwick’s Christmas Boulevard for this old-fashioned Independence Day celebration complete with fireworks, music, vendors and much more. Rain date: July 6.

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Shawnee Fireworks Display

July 5 @ 5:30 PM

Shawnee Mountain transforms into a summer wonderland as Fourth of July celebrations take over. Party with a live DJ, local food vendors and, of course, a stunning fireworks display. Admission is $15 per car. Rain date is July 7th.

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Jessup Veterans Memorial Field Fireworks Show

July 5 @ 9 PM

Enjoy an amazing fireworks display at the Jessup Veterans Memorial Field in Jessup. The event will feature food stands, entertainment and much more.

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Fourth of July Fireworks and Movie Night

July 6 @ 1 PM

Kick off a summer blockbuster double-feature with a grand fireworks show at the Garden Drive-In. Be there when gates open for live music, face painters, balloon artists and a bounce house to get the party started.

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Independence Day Celebration

July 6 @ 4 PM

Bring chairs and blankets and grab your spot at Hazleton’s City View Park for this incredible celebration. Enjoy live music, food trucks, assorted vendors, fireworks and so much more.

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Lake Ariel Fireworks Display

July 6 @ 4 PM

Hang out at the firehouse this Fourth. The Lake Ariel Volunteer Fire Company invites the community to the Lake Station on Route 191 for homemade food and a fireworks show. Rain date is July 12th.

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North Pocono Fireworks Extravaganza

July 6 @ 6 PM

Bring a chair or blanket to the North Pocono High School Football Stadium, or grab a spot in the bleachers for this fun-filled celeb ration featuring food, live music and fireworks.

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Covington Independent Fire Company Picnic Fireworks Show

July 13 @ 6 PM

Celebrate Independence Day and the Covington Independent Fire Company at this 5-day picnic including live music, games and food which culminates with an incredible fireworks show.

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Article Updated from its Original Version Published on 6/26/2019.