4th of July fireworks, festivals and fun in Harrisburg and West Shore

May 25, 2019

Nothing says 4th of July quite like food trucks, live music, baseball & plenty of entertainment for the whole family and that's exactly what Harrisburg & West Shore communities have planned! Below is the scoop on fireworks, festivals, and fun in Harrisburg, Mechanicsburg, Hershey, Millersburg the surrounding area on or near July 4th! **Please note, not all events happen on July 4th, some happen close to then so please double check all event dates.

Fun Food Fest + Fireworks (Hampden Township)June 29
Fun Food Fest will be taking over the Hampden Park and Pool Complex on June 29, 2019. There will be a DJ taking requests and playing games at Hampden Pool from 1-4 p.m. (Membership or paid daily admission required) 

  • 1p - 4p: DJ taking requests and playing games at the Hampden Pool (requires paid daily admission or membership to pool)
  • 4p - end: a variety of food trucks will be serving food
  • 4:30p - 5:30p: The Greater Harrisburg Concert Band will offer a free concert
  • 6p - 9p: Local coverband, Headshot, will be making their Hampden Twp Parks & Rec debut with a three hour free concert
There will be professional fireworks to end the evening. The pool will be open until the end of the fireworks.

Harrisburg Senators, City Island, HarrisburgJuly 3th
Come to FNB Field on City Island to watch your hometown boys take on the Richmond at 7pm. After the game there will be a fantastic fireworks display. Tickets are still available online.

Taste of Independence Food Truck Festival, Riverfront Park, Harrisburg - July 4th
The City of Harrisburg welcomes the community to the annual Taste of Independence Food Truck Festival & Fireworks from 3pm - 9pm, along the beautiful Riverfront Park. This one day event features delicious food, activities for kids, the largest fireworks in Central Pennsylvania around 9:15p, live music & more!

Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra, Reservoir Park, Harrisburg - July 4th
Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra will once again perform on July 4th at 7:30pm in Reservoir Park as part of their Free Summer concert series. Bring your friends and family, along with a blanket or chair to enjoy a family friendly concert. The rain location is The Forum Auditorium.

Pride of the Susquehanna Riverboat, Harrisburg - July 4th
Enjoy a scenic 45min cruise on the beautiful Susquehanna River. It's a unique way to see some of Harrisburg's landmarks as well as enjoy a scenic cruise along the river. Cruises take place at 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm & 5pm. Tickets are available online, or at the dock (based on availability).

Hershey Fireworks and Free Outdoor Movie - July 4

Hershey is celebrating the Fourth of July with a fantastic fireworks display at Hersheypark at 10:15pm. AACA Musuem and the South Hanover Township complex offering a great vantage spot to view the fireworks. Enjoy a free movie in the park (Early Man), food trucks, and fun at the South Hanover Township complex. Food trucks begin at 6:30p, with the movie beginning at 8:30p.

Pennsylvania Fish for Free Day - July 4
Pennsylvania waterways are open to anyone (resident or non-resident) to legally fish with NO FISHING LICENSE REQUIRED (Trout/Salmon and Lake Erie permits are also NOT required). All other fishing regulations and posted signs still apply.


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To find more family fun in the Harrisburg & West Shore area, check the full calendar of events here

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