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Central PA 4th Fest Celebration

When: July 4, 2019

Where: Penn State Campus (Beaver Stadium Area) 

To Book Your Lodging for 4th Fest: Click Here

To Get the Official Central PA Visitor Guide: Click Here 

4th Fest promises to be one heck of a party in State College! Join us for world-famous fireworks, the Firecracker 4K and 4M race, Independence Day Parade, vendors, entertainment, activities and concessions! Central PA 4thFest is a family oriented, patriotic birthday party held July 4th on the east campus of Penn State University.

Besides the Firecracker 4K/4M Race in the morning, Independence Day Parade, and three venues of entertainment, there's an afternoon full of activities for young and old! Spend the day with us! 

Just as the Independence Day Parade begins, the food vendors open, offering everything from Kettle Corn to sausages and sno-cones. Click here for a full list of mouth-watering food vendors. Follow that by watching a gravity-defying BMX Bike & Rollerbladers stunt show on the Founders Mall. Show your appreciation to our troops by signing a card at the Operation Thank You tent, then settle in for a stunning pyrotechnics display for a preview of the evening's presentation!

Also available on the Founders Mall will be kids crafts and face-painting. Next door on Curtin Road are the Freedom Franks - delicious hot dogs (in keeping with the theme, they are free, of course!) Don't forget to grab your piece of free cake from the giant Flag Cake near the All-Sports Museum. 

Explore the All-Sports Museum, enjoy the 3 Lumberjack shows, ride a mechanical bull, watch puppet shows, Sky's the Limit Balloon rides and much more! At sundown out comes the festival's culmination - one of the top-rated fireworks displays in the nation! Click here for a full list of live music and entertainment offered throughout the day and into the evening.  

Request a visitors guide mailed to your home or view our visitors guide online to get your 4th Fest planning started!