Central PA 4th Fest - fireworks, food, special events, live music, & more!

Day-long Independence Day Celebration in Happy Valley!

Join us on July 4 for Central PA 4th Fest, a day long, family friendly event in celebration of our nation's founding!

A full day of fun, the event kicks off with Firecracker Fun Runs in the morning, welcoming more than 1,000 runners of all ages, many in patriotic outfits. The Independence Day parade in the afternoon features marching bands, horses, fire engines, twirlers, clowns, and more. Live music on four stages showcases local and regional bands, along with special entertainment, ranging from BMX demonstrations to chainsaw woodcarving and roller derby. In addition to the options available in downtown State College, local food vendors will be set up in the Celebrations area near Beaver Stadium/Bryce Jordan Center.

The day wraps up with one of the topped ranked fireworks displays in the country. Choreographed to patriotic and popular music, attendees are witness to 12,000 individual shells during the 45 minute show.

Attendance at most events is free, however, special VIP viewing and parking passes are available for those who would like a front row seat.



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Downtown State College

Beaver Stadium/Bryce Jordan Center

Dates & Times

July 4

8 AM - Midnight