The Fourth of July marks the height of summer—the peak for backyard barbecues, pool parties and lazy afternoons by the lake. But beyond the cookouts and sparklers, it’s a day to honor the stars and stripes. Here in NEPA, we’re celebrating with patriotic events all across the region.
Of course, it’s just not the Fourth without fireworks. No matter where you are in NEPA, you won’t be too far from a spectacular fireworks show this holiday weekend. Spread out a blanket in the grass, kick back and watch dazzling displays light up the night sky. The fun continues all weekend long with parades, outdoor concerts, festivals and more.
Our events calendar is jam-packed with fireworks and festivals for the whole family. Check out this list and start planning your Fourth of July fun.
Independence Day Events in NEPA:
Eastburg’s Big Bang Fireworks Event
July 2 at 3 p.m.
The Eastburg Community Alliance presents a night of live music and breathtaking fireworks. Crystal Street in downtown East Stroudsburg will be closed to traffic so spectators can set up their lawn chairs and enjoy the show.
Abington Rotary Annual Fireworks Display
July 2 at 5 p.m.
Kick off the holiday weekend with food trucks and family fun at the Abington Heights Middle School in Clarks Summit. The Rotary Club’s annual fireworks will begin at dusk. The rain date is July 3.
North Pocono Fireworks Extravaganza
July 2 at 6 p.m.
The North Pocono Minisink Lions Club is starting the holiday weekend with a bang with fireworks at the North Pocono Football Stadium in Moscow. Come early for live music by the Luongo Brothers and Gino Mercuri. The rain date is July 3.
Independence Day Fireworks in Honesdale
July 2 at 7:30 p.m.
Enjoy some star-spangled fun at this fireworks show at Honesdale’s Central Park. The evening begins with food, vendors and music, and the display starts after sundown. The rain date is July 3.
First Friday Scranton Fireworks
Visit downtown Scranton for a festive edition of the First Friday art walk. In addition to the typical live music and art exhibits, they’ll also have a vendor village at the Lackawanna County Courthouse starting at 5:30 p.m. Fireworks are postponed; date TBA.
1st Annual Independence Day Charity Event
July 3 at 8 a.m.
The Paul and Lisa DeAngelo Family Foundation presents a day of family fun at City View Park in Hazleton. The morning starts with a 5K, 10K and family walk. Stick around for an exotic car and truck display, pro athlete autographs, a silent auction, food trucks, raffles, children’s activities and more. All proceeds will be donated to support local children in need.
Pleasant Mount Independence Day Ceremony and Parade
July 3 at 10 a.m.
Pleasant Mount will salute the red, white and blue with a morning of patriotic fun. The day starts with the Firecracker 5K, followed by the annual parade at 10 a.m. They’ll also have a special ceremony, games, food, raffles, craft vendors and more.
Thompson Hose Company Independence Day Celebration
July 3 at 11 a.m.
This annual event kicks off with a chicken barbecue and fireman’s parade. They’ll have music, games and food all day long. Then to cap off the evening, they’ll launch fireworks at 10 p.m. The rain date for the fireworks is July 4.
Luzerne County Historical Society Re-Enactment of the Battle of Wyoming
July 3 at 1:15 p.m.
The fight for freedom took place right here in NEPA, when local troops fought the British on July 3, 1778. The Luzerne County Historical Society and the 24th Connecticut Militia Regiment are staging a re-enactment of the Battle of Wyoming at the Nathan Denison House. Come learn about NEPA’s role in the Revolutionary War. Admission is free.
Hazleton’s Independence Day Celebration
July 3 at 4 p.m.
Celebrate the Fourth at City View Park in Hazleton. Bring your chairs and blankets to find the perfect viewing spot, then enjoy food trucks and live entertainment all afternoon. It all leads up to fireworks around 9:45 p.m.
Wright Township Fireworks
July 3 at 5 p.m.
The day starts with a parade through Mountain Top at 10 a.m. Later that evening, head to the Wright Township Municipal Park for live music, food vendors and fireworks. And of course, Abe’s will have their annual charity hot dog eating contest. The rain date is July 5.
Frackville Area Fireworks
July 3 at 5 p.m.
Set up your chairs and blankets at the Frackville Little League/Softball Complex for this spectacular fireworks show. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the annual display. The rain date is July 5.
Bloomsburg July 4th Celebration
July 3 at 5 p.m.
Celebrate America’s birthday at the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds. They’ll have vendors, crafters, food and more in the parking lot. Fireworks begin at dusk.
Lake Ariel Volunteer Fire Company Fireman's Picnic
July 3 at 6 p.m.
Lake Ariel is ringing in the Fourth with the annual fireman’s parade, followed by live music and fireworks at dusk. The rain date is July 9.
Fourth of July Celebration at Skytop Lodge
July 3 at 6:30 p.m.
Skytop’s annual fireworks show will be open to the public. Come early for live entertainment and summertime snacks from the concession stand. Resort guests will have access to additional activities all weekend long, like games, picnics, entertainment, campfires and more.
Tunkhannock Rotary Club Fireworks
July 3 at 7 p.m.
Relax and watch the fireworks at the Tunkhannock High School football field. The local band Popstar Drive will perform starting at 7 p.m., and the food stand will offer burgers, hot dogs and more. The rain date is July 5.
July 4 at 8:30 a.m.
Before you kick back at the family cookout, pound the pavement at Bernie’s Run. The Greater Wyoming Valley Area YMCA has hosted this three-mile race since 1984. The course starts at the Market Street Bridge and travels through downtown Wilkes-Barre. You can also register for a walk, kids’ fun run and virtual race.
Stourbridge Line Train Rides
July 4 at 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.
Hop on the Stourbridge Line’s Hawley Parade Explorer. You’ll depart from Honesdale and roll into town just in time to catch the parade and enjoy a little shopping and sightseeing. For a shorter trip, try the Hawley Parade Flyer, a 45-minute ride that will take you through the scenic Pocono Mountains after the parade. Both rides are round-trip.
Fourth of July Celebration at Camelbeach
July 4 at 6 p.m.
Make a splash this holiday weekend at Pennsylvania’s largest waterpark, Camelbeach in Tannersville. Festivities start at 6 p.m. for overnight resort guests, and public admission begins at 7 p.m. Food, music and other activities all lead up to an epic fireworks show as dusk.
Fireworks Display Over Lake Wallenpaupack
July 4 at 9:15 p.m.
The rockets’ red glare will shine over Lake Wallenpaupack this Fourth of July. For the best views, spread out a blanket on the shore or watch from a boat. Seating and parking are also available at Wallenpaupack High School. The rain date is July 5.
Montrose July 4th Celebration
July 4 & 5
Montrose is hosting two days of star-spangled fun. The celebration begins on July 4 with fireworks at Montrose Area School District. Then on July 5, they’ll host their annual races and patriotic parade. Food and craft vendors will be set up all day on Village Green.
Millville Community Fire Company Carnival
July 5 at 5:30 p.m.
The carnival kicks off on July 2 and continues through July 10, with a special Independence Day celebration on July 5. They’ll have a parade in the morning and a fireworks display that night at the Little League fields.
Minersville’s 68th Annual Fireworks
July 5 at 6 p.m.
The Minersville Lions Club presents a night of vendors, food and family fun at the Minersville Area Little League Complex. Come early for fun activities like face painting, games and music. The fireworks show begins around 9:30 p.m.
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