July 4th is just around the corner, so if you don’t already have plans in place, it’s time to make them! Located right next to Philadelphia — the location of the signing of the Declaration of Independence — the Lehigh Valley certainly has no shortage of patriotic events to celebrate the holiday.
5 Can’t-Miss July 4th Events Happening in the Lehigh Valley
Fireworks at the July 3 IronPigs Game
There’s few things less American than eating a hot dog at a baseball game, so head to Coca-Cola Park in Allentown on July 3rd to see the IronPigs take on the Charlotte Knights. Enjoy the patriotic jersey auction during the game and stay for the fireworks afterwards. Get your tickets today!
Allentown’s 4th of July Fireworks and Street Festival
Don’t miss Allentown’s 4th of July Fireworks and Street Festival at J. Birney Crum Stadium. Held from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., this annual community event features performances by the XCape Hip Hip Dancers, Danny V’s 52nd Street Band, Sharon Plessl School of Dance, UUU Party Band, Scott Marshall’s Highway Band, The Allentown Municipal Band and Tim Harakal Trio. A patriotic pet parade will be held at the Linden Street Festival and fireworks start at 9:15 p.m.
Reading of the Declaration of Independence
July 4th is definitely a fun holiday, but it’s also important to remember the history behind it. The Lehigh Valley’s very own George Taylor was an original singer of the Declaration of Independence, so visit his former home in Catasauqua at 9 a.m. on July 4 to enjoy an interactive reading of this key document in American history. The Antebellum Marine Band, the American Legion Color Guard, the Northampton County Militia and the Bachmann Players (re-enactors) will also be on-site. Enjoy free entry and tours of the George Taylor House from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Fireworks at Sand Island
It’s not July 4 without fireworks, so gather your friends and family and head to Sand Island Park in Bethlehem at dusk for a magical display. If you opt to arrive downtown a little early, stop by Payrow Plaza to hear the Bethlehem Municipal Band play at 7:30 p.m.
Independence Day Weekend at the SteelStacks Campus
Celebrate America all three days of the holiday weekend at the SteelStacks Campus in Bethlehem. In addition to fireworks on July 4th, festivities include a free concert by the Allentown Band, the chance to interact with Benjamin Franklin, a children’s blueberry pie eating contest, performances by many talented local artists and much more!
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