Northeast Pennsylvania Northeast Pennsylvania hosts more than a dozen Fourth of July celebrations, complete with live music, vendors and more. With displays slated up and down the valley, there’s plenty of options to choose from when planning your holiday weekend.
Saturday, July 1
Clarks Summit’s 4th of July Fireworks display will be held July 1 at Abington Heights Middle School, 1555 Newtown Ransom Blvd, Clarks Summit. Admission is free but event parking costs $5. There will be food, live music and activities beginning at 5 p.m., followed by the fireworks show at dusk sponsored by the Rotary Club of the Abingtons. The show’s rain date is Sunday, July 2.The Moscow Fireworks Extravaganza also is set for July 1 at dusk behind North Pocono Middle School on Church Street. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. for entertainment and food, and the fireworks commence at approximately 9:30 p.m. The rain date is July 2 at dusk. Camelback Resort Fireworks Celebration occurs July 1 from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. Enjoy an extended day of splashing and relaxing at Camelbeach until 8 p.m. The dance floor opens at 6:30 p.m. with live music from UUU until 10:30 p.m. The fireworks show begins at 9:30 p.m. The Minisink Lions of North Pocono High School host the Minisink Lions Fireworks Extravaganza at North Pocono Football Stadium on Route 690 on July 1. The gates open at 6 p.m., and live music by the Poets starts at 7. Sit in the bleachers or bring your own chair/blanket to enjoy the display. Admission is free, and food and refreshments will be available for purchase. All proceeds benefit the North Pocono community. The rain date is July 2. Finally, the Hurricane Hills Motocross Fireworks commence at approximately 9 p.m on July 1. The display will take place at the Hurricane Hills Sports Center, 200 Route 106, Greenfield Twp.. Pa. Admission for adults is $12 and children ages 4 to 10 are $6.
Sunday, July 2
The Honesdale Independence Day Fireworks Display and Celebration happens July 2 at 9:30 p.m. in Central Park, Main Street, Honesdale. There will be food, music and fun beginning at 6:30 p.m. with children’s games, vendors and entertainment in the park provided by the Wayne County Creative Arts Council.Also on July 2, the Lake Ariel Volunteer Fire Company hosts Fireworks on Lake Ariel Beach at the Lake Ariel station, 1381 Lake Ariel Highway, beginning at dusk. The rain date is July 5.
Monday, July 3
The Skytop Lodge Fireworks Spectacular will be held on July 3 at Skytop Lodge, 1 Skytop Lodge Road, Skytop, PA. Bring a blanket or your favorite chair and watch the grand fireworks display. The event is open to the public and parking is $10 for non-resort guests. There will be a concession stand and a cash bar. Live music from the Dixieland Band begins at 6:30 p.m., followed by fireworks at dusk. The Wright Twp. Municipal Park, 321 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top, will be the scene on July 3 for the Wright Township Recreation Board Fireworks Display. There will be treats sold in the park before the show at 9:30 p.m. The rain date is July 5.The NEPA Philharmonic offers two patriotic pops concerts, the first of which is set for July 3 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Lackawanna County Courthouse Square in Scranton. The Scrantastic Spectacular fireworks display follows the concert. Parking in all city parking garages will be $5. Food and entertainment starts at 4 p.m. and includes face painting, inflatables, games and live music. The fireworks display, which will sync with the music, begins at dusk.
Tuesday, July 4
The second NEPA Philharmonic show is slated for July 4 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in Kirby Park, Wilkes-Barre. Following the concert, An Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration will take place. Attendance to the fireworks display is free, but other activities or events, such as live entertainment, carnival rides, food, games and contests, may have a cost. The Montrose Independence Day Celebration will commence at dusk on July 4 at Montrose High School, 75 Meteor Way. There is no cost for admission but donations are appreciated. RailRiders Post-Game Fireworks Displays will take place throughout the months of July and August at PNC Field, 235 Montage Mountain Road, Moosic. Select dates include July 4, 7 and 21 and Aug. 4, 18 and 25 following the regularly scheduled games.
— isabella cordaro