The Central PA 4Th Fest has lots of activities for all ages and delicious food from local vendors that will keep your belly happy all day long!

Souvenirs are a great way to remember your time at the State College 4th of July Festival. We offer a variety of items including pins, ball caps, blankets, and T-shirts. We will offer various T-Shirt designs and sizes, so everyone can enjoy 4Th Fest gear! Please stop buy our merchandise booth on Curtin road to purchase any souvenir.



July 4th Activities

When Where Event
9:00 AM–10:30 AM BJC Firecracker 4K & 4Mile Races
2:00 PM–3:00 PM Downtown State College to BJC Independence Day Parade
3:00 PM–7:00 PM Founders Mall Educational and Patriotic Activities
4:00 PM–Until they’re gone! BJC Area Free Hot Dogs!
5:00 PM–6:00 PM Towne Square Tent Pyro Demonstration
6:00 PM–Until it’s gone! Towne Square Giant Flag Birthday Cake!
9:15 PM–10:00 PM Fireworks! Rated one of the top 4th of July fireworks shows in America!


Concessions vendors are open by 2:00pm.

  • Barry Peter’s Fruit Cups
    Fresh fruit cups

  • Bob’s Concessions
    Roasted corn-on-the-cob, loaded baked potato, frozen chocolate dipped banana, cold drinks

  • Cogan’s Concessions
    Soft serve ice cream, sugar waffles, soda, bottled water

  • Duffs’ Original Kettle Korn
    Kettle Korn, Cheddar Korn, Caramel Korn

  • Emogene Snyder’s Concessions
    Funnel cakes, deep fried Oreo’s, soda, water

  • Rosie’s Pierogies
    Handmade pierogies and haluski

  • Jerry R Snyder Concessions Inc
    Gyros, hot sausage, cheese steaks, pizza, hamburgers, hot dogs, soda, tea, water

  • Lauver’s Concessions
    Slush, soft pretzels, soda, water

  • Miller’s Tropical Sno
    Hawaiian Shaved Ice – 50+ flavors

  • Pleasures of the Palate
    German Roasted Nuts: Almonds, pecans, hazelnuts, & cashews; salted & unsalted cashews & almonds; water

  • Rick Snyder Concessions Inc.
    French fries & soda; lemonade, orangeade; chicken on a stick, roast beef sandwich, fried veggies

  • Royer’s Concessions
    Fried veggies, french fries, sandwiches, smoothies, soda, bloomin’ onion

  • Sandra’s Flavored Snowballs
    Flavored snowballs

  • Scott’s Roasting LLC
    Pork sandwich, dish, or nachos, side of slaw, homemade sweet tea, soda, bottled water, coffee

  • Scott’s Roasting (Sausage)
    Sausage subs, sausage-in-a-dish, loaded sausage nachos, hog trough sausage gravy dish, water, soda, iced tea

  • Shuman’s Concessions
    Fruit smoothies, pretzel braids/cheese dip, water, soda

  • Snyder’s Concessions
    Beef & Chicken Soft Shell Tacos, Hard Shell Tacos, and Walking Tacos. Hard Shell Taco Salads, Nachos & Cheese, Bottled Water

  • Snyder’s Concessions Pizza
    Pizza – by the slice and whole pies (cheese or pepperoni), soda, bottled water, fresh brewed iced tea

  • Try-Dye
    Make your own tie dye creation: youth & adult shirts, pillowcases, tote or drawstring bags, tank tops