7 Events To Check Out on July 4th In Central PA


Most of you probably have your 4th of July plans underway, but if you're still looking for something fun and safe to do in the Central PA area, we've got a few suggestions!


Fish-for-Free Day

All Over PA

Just a few days a year, the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission opens up all Pennsylvania waterways to anyone who wants to fish with no fishing license required. This is a great way for families to spend the day with the little ones who may not have a fishing license! 


July 4th Food Truck Festival

Riverfront Park in Harrisburg

Enjoy 40+ food trucks serving a wide variety of PA eats while the kids partake in free activities like face painting, balloon artists, patriotic crafts, and superhero character visits! This year a new Wine Garden features 5 local vineyards, plus there will be live music playing all day long! Parking is free this holiday. "The largest fireworks display in Central PA" starts at 9:15pm!


July 4th in the Sweetest Place on Earth


Take the kids and enjoy everything the park has to offer from 14 coasters, the new interactive gaming ride, The Boardwalk at Hersheypark water park, Zoo America, and much more! Stop to eat at the Star Spangled Picnic inside the park and stay for the brilliant fireworks show at the end of the day!


York's Best Independence Day Celebration

PeoplesBank Park in York

Get ready for an evening of fun inside the York Revolution's baseball park! Enjoy live music from some of Central PA's best local musicians, grilled food, lawn games, fun for kids, and of course...fireworks over the stadium starting at 10pm!


Independence Day Celebrations at Union Canal Tunnel Park

Union Canal Tunnel Park in Lebanon

Celebrate our nation with narrated canal tours from 6pm til dusk followed by a fireworks display at Coleman Memorial Park!


July 4th Celebration at The Star Barn Village

Stone Gables Estate in Elizabethtown

Take part in a full day of fun from self-guided tours, fine art displays, Shepherd's Staff Petting Zoo, wagon and pony rides, yard games, arts and crafts, glassblowing, wine tasting, yummy food catered by C&J Catering, and a fireworks display at about 9pm!


Independence Day Spectacular View

The National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg

Celebrate our nation with food trucks and a cash bar, a tour of the Civil War Gallery, a performance by the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra on stage in the amphitheater, and fireworks of the City of Harrisburg with views from the highest point in the city!