Are you ready for the biggest party of the summer in Harrisburg, PA? The 4 th of July is around the corner, and there's no better place to celebrate Independence Day than the state capital of Pennsylvania. The fun kicks off in the afternoon and continues well after dusk with a spectacular display of fireworks. In between, you'll have the chance to listen to live music, shop from unique vendors, enjoy family-friendly attractions, and take in beautiful views along Waterfront Park. Our REALTORS® in Harrisburg have all the details on the biggest 4th of July event in Central PA this year.
The Event: Harrisburg Independence Day Celebration
When: July 4, 2018, Events 3 to 9 PM, Fireworks 9:15 pm
Where: Waterfront Park in Harrisburg, PA
The big fireworks show doesn't kick off until the evening, which leaves you plenty of time to enjoy the festival atmosphere in Harrisburg for Independence Day. Kids will love exploring the Children's Festival, where they can play fun lawn games, meet superheroes and princesses, and even make their own superhero mask. Adults will enjoy all of the live entertainment in the area, along with local vendors selling arts, crafts, handmade items, and unique treasures.
During the afternoon and evening, visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy live music, in a beautiful, outdoor setting. There are two stages, with both a main stage and an acoustic stage offering unique performances throughout the day. The music starts at 3 pm and doesn't stop until it's time for the fireworks display. Bands on this years set list include Maudlin Moon, D-Bo, Strangest Hearts, Nearly York, Alex Allegra, and Keith Goldstein.
It wouldn't be a proper Independence Day celebration without a ton of great food to enjoy, and you'll certainly have plenty of great dining options to choose from at the festival. There will be almost 40 unique food trucks at the Harrisburg Independence Day Celebration, serving up all of your old favorites as well as unique, new flavors. Enjoy a lobster roll, burrito, or crab cake sandwich, then get ready to sample all of your favorite summertime desserts. You'll find no shortage of tasty treats for the kids... and adults.
All of the day's excitement builds up to the biggest fireworks display in Central PA, which kicks off around 9:15 pm. Sit back, relax, and take in a spectacular show above Riverfront Park, as the sky lights up with vivid colors. This amazing show always puts an exclamation point on a truly memorable day at the Harrisburg Independence Day Celebration, and each year's show always seems to be bigger than the last.
While the fireworks display marks the end of the day's events for some visitors, there's still more to do if you're looking to keep the good times rolling. At 9:30 pm you can head to the Market Street Stage for an outdoor showing of a film featuring Moana, along with the chance to meet Moana herself. It's the perfect way to end the day and to give the kids one last great memory from this year's Harrisburg Independence Day Celebration.
Are you ready to get serious about shopping for homes in Harrisburg , and enjoying all of the great holiday events in the city throughout the year? Contact BHHS Homesale Realty to buy and sell homes throughout the Harrisburg, PA area.