With food vendors, games, prizes, arts and crafts, live entertainment and more, York and its surroundings are where you want to be for Fourth of July celebrations. We’ve compiled a list of five York-area locations for Fourth of July festivals and fireworks displays.
It’s downtown York’s biggest party of the summer. Presented by York Traditions Bank, July4York is how York celebrates Independence Day. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. to the Family Fun Festival at Brooks Robinson Plaza at PeoplesBank Park (5 Brooks Robinson Way) with an array of activities and entertainment for the family.The July4York American Musical Festival will be hosted by Mike Males of MyRuralRadio.com along with York County musician Jeff Stike and singer-songwriter Callie Tomblin.
Springettsbury Township Park | Sunday, July 2
Musical Performance: 7 p.m.
Who says you have to wait until July 4 to celebrate Independence Day? Enjoy a free performance by The Stickers, a country trio from Pittsburgh, followed by a vibrant fireworks display starting at dusk at Springettsbury Township Park, 1501 Mount Zion Rd.
Red Lion Area Senior High School’s Horn Field | Monday, July 3
Festival at Fairmount Park: 7 p.m.
Fireworks: 9:30 p.m.
For more fireworks before July 4, come to Red Lion Area Senior High School’s Horn Field. This free event kicks off with live music along with a car show and flea market at Fairmount Park followed by fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Horn Field is at 108 Boundary Ave., Red Lion.
“BLAST” event: 6 p.m.
If you want to have a blast this Independence Day, experience Jacobus Community Park’s Fourth of July “BLAST.” The event kicks off with a children’s parade, commercial and community displays, contests, arts and crafts vendors, food vendors, book sale, face painting, silent auction, raffle, games and entertainment. The fun continues when the sun goes down with a booming fireworks show.
Fourth of July with Copper Sky at John Wright Restaurant | Tuesday, July 4
Dinner and Concert: Beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Admission for dinner and concert: $30
The John Wright Restaurant, 234 N. Front St., Wrightsville, will offer a picnic buffet-style BBQ including burgers, pork, hot dogs and more. This dinner also comes with a show: Copper Sky will perform on the second floor deck until the Wrightsville fireworks begin at dusk. Fabulous, food, drinks and entertainment make Wrightsville a convenient Fourth of July getaway without going far from home.
Compiled by Brandi L. Mummert
July4York photography by Eric Forberger