The booms are back. Independence Day celebrations are planned across Northeast Pennsylvania, and with them come a lot of the fireworks and fun. Here’s when and where you can celebrate the nation’s birthday in the coming days.
Fireworks at Wright Twp. Municipal Park When: 9:30 p.m. July 2 (rain date July 5)
Where: 321 South Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top
Details: Bounce house and concessions available after 5 p.m.
Fireworks at City View Park When: 9:45 p.m., July 2
Where: 700 S. Poplar St., Hazleton
Details: Entertainment, games, vendors and food trucks will be available. Gates open at 4 p.m. Free parking is available. Guests are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets.
City of Nanticoke Big Bang When: 9 p.m., July 2 (rain date July 3)
Where: LCCC Prospect Street parking lot
Details: School clubs, food trucks and music beginning at 2 p.m.
RailRiders’ Independence Day celebration and fireworks extravaganza
When: 6:05 p.m., July 2
Where: PNC Field, 235 Montage Mountain Road, Moosic
Details: The RailRiders, who will wear special America-themed jerseys, host the Buffalo Bisons. Stay after the game to bid on one of the jerseys and catch an extended fireworks display.
Fireworks at Garden Drive-In When: July 3
Where: 20 state Route 11, Hunlock Creek
Details: 70th anniversary fireworks and movie spectacular features music, kids’ activities and more starting at 4 p.m.
Tunkhannock Rotary Club Fireworks When: 9 p.m., July 3 (rain date July 5)
Where: Tunkhannock High School Athletic Field
Details: Gates open at 6 p.m. Popstar Drive will perform beginning at 7 p.m. and the food stand will be open.
Lackawanna County Scrantastic Spectacular
When: 4 p.m., July 3
Where: Lackawanna County Courthouse Square, Scranton
Details: The celebration returns to downtown Scranton for the first time since 2019 and includes food, live music by local bands, and children’s games. Percussionists and brass musicians from the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic perform at 8 p.m., and fireworks wrap up the night at 9:30.
Lehighton Downtown Initiative Fireworks
When: 10:00 p.m., July 4
Where: by the river, behind the Lehighton Outdoor Center
There are many areas in town to watch the fireworks. For those of you hoping to watch the fireworks from the comfort of your home, the LDI is hoping to be able to livestream the fireworks on our Facebook page. Special thanks to our firework sponsors: Jim Thorpe Neighborhood Bank, St. Luke’s University Health Network, Lehigh Valley Health Network.
Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration When: Opening ceremonies begin at noon with fireworks at 9:30 p.m., July 4
Where: Kirby Park, Wilkes-Barre
Details: This event has food, craft vendors and amusement rides and games. Live music includes Mother Nature’s Sons at 1:30 p.m., Eddie Day and the Starfires at 3:30 p.m., The Taxmen: Beatles tribute band at 5:30 p.m., The Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic at 8 p.m.
Schuylkill County Fireworks displays scheduled in Schuylkill County are as follows:
Saturday, July 2
■ Deer Lake (no time listed).
■ Minersville, 9:30 p.m.
■ Seltzer, 9 p.m.
■ Tower City, 10 p.m., at end of Old Home Week celebration.
Sunday, July 3
■ Mahanoy City, 9 p.m.
■ Frackville, dusk.
Monday, July 4
■ Port Carbon, 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 9
■ Schuylkill Haven (no time listed).
■ Pottsville, as grand finale of Yuengling’s Stars & Stripes Celebration with Lee Brice.
Saturday, July 16
■ Saint Clair, after car cruise.