Where to Watch Fireworks on July 4th in State College 4thFest is your Central PA destination
Celebrate the nation’s founding in State College with Central PA 4thFest, a fourth of July celebration with music, arts, fireworks and more.
The fest kicks off at 9 a.m. with the Firecracker 4K & 4Mile Races at the Bryce Jordan Center. After the run, the Heroes Parade will start downtown at 2 p.m.
Food vendors will also open at 2 p.m. on Curtin Road along with kids crafts and face painting, musical performances, visits to the All Sports Museum, a roller derby, woodcarving, and more.
“We have really stepped up the music this year with more variety — country, polka, Dixieland, R&B, doo wop and classic rock,” said Karl Libhart, executive director of the Central PA 4thFest in a release to Penn State News.
After enjoying all the food and fun that 4thFest has to offer, fireworks will be displayed at 9:15 p.m. on campus. The fireworks display is one of the largest in the country, with more than 600 volunteers participating and 13,000 man-hours to put together.
Admission to 4thFest is free, but a $10 car donation is requested for those looking to park at the festival. More information about the festival and the full lineup of events can be found here.