Independence Day Celebrations & Fireworks in Harrisburg and West Shore

Your guide to celebrating the Fourth of July in the Cumberland Valley and Capital Region

By Rachael Benion, publisher, Macaroni KID Harrisburg and West Shore June 16, 2024

Don't miss any of the fireworks, festivities & fun to be had in Harrisburg or the West Shore! In the event of rain or poor weather please double check for cancellations/postponements. I hope you and your family get a chance to catch some of these awesome displays! If you know of any Fireworks displays or Independence Day Celebrations around Cumberland Valley or the Capital Region, please shoot me an email at 

June 29

  • Hampden Township 2024 - Join the fun in Hampden Township for a fun evening of live music, great food, swimming, & fireworks! The Fun Food Fest will be taking over the Hampden Park & Pool Complex with a variety of yummy & local food trucks serving dinner beginning at 5pm, the Greater Harrisburg Concert Band performing a free park concert at 5 p.m and Perfect Strangers performing a free park concert at 7PM, with fireworks starting after sunset!  The pool will be open for members or if you purchase a day pass. 
  • Halifax Fireworks Celebration 2024 - The fun begins at 5 pm at Halifax Elementary School with a DJ, food vendors, and family friendly activities.  Fireworks will start around 9:15.  

July 2

  • Harrisburg Senators vs. Altoona Curve 2024 - Walking Taco Tuesday Come out for baseball and enjoy walking tacos!  Free Kid Zone Every Tuesday the kids zone is FREE thanks to The Rothrock Foundation! Fireworks after the game vs. Altoona ends.

July 3

July 4

  • The City of Harrisburg 4th of July Celebration at Riverfront Park 2024 - will proudly present an Independence Day Food Truck Festival and Fireworks Show on Riverfront Park. Fun starts at 1PM. This one-day family friendly free event will feature live music, activities for children, delicious food and one of the largest fireworks displays in Central PA! Fireworks will start at approximately 9:15pm.
  • Shippensburg 2024 Live music at 8, fireworks at 9:30 
  • A Gettysburg Fourth! 2024 Gettysburg Area Rec Park - Food Trucks, music, bingo starting at 5:00.  Fireworks will begin around 9:20. 

July 5

  • Millersburg 4th of July Celebration 2024 - Join MidPenn Bank in Millersburg to celebrate Independence Day with fun, food & fireworks along Milersburg's beautiful riverfront! Enjoy giveaways, food vendors, live music, family-friendly activities and a special “Wall of Gratitude” to thank our service men and women and fireworks.  Event runs from 5pm - 10pm.  
  • Williams Grove Renegade Race and Fireworks - Enjoy some great fireworks from inside Williams Grove Speedway after the races!
  • Hersheypark Fireworks: Ride coasters during the day and then see fireworks at night! Or Join the Hotel Hershey on the Veranda for live music, food, and drinks while you watch the fireworks display.  Rides close at 9pm, fireworks to start around 9:45.  

July 6

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