The 2017 4thFest will be held on Tuesday, July 4th. We have tried to anticipate the many questions people have about an event donation, the special VIP Viewing Area, and where to park. While the fireworks may look good from afar there is nothing like seeing and feeling the sky and ground effects up close. We always have a large attendance at the event site and for that reason we ask that you bring along some patience. While it can take some time to return home after the event it will be well spent rehashing the Oooh’s and Ahhh’s.

Free General Admission

There is no admission fee for attending the Central PA 4th Fest activities and fireworks display. You can watch the fireworks from many vantage points near the BJC and stadium area. We do ask that you give a $10.00 per car donation for general admission parking. Despite the all volunteer nature of our event, we must still purchase the fireworks, materials and insurance. We also must incur the expenses that go along with providing for your security and safety.

VIP Fireworks Viewing Experience

If you want the VIP Fireworks Viewing experience, a special viewing area is reserved on the east side of Porter Road for VIP Viewing Pass holders. In the Special VIP Viewing area you will enjoy a number of brand new ground based effects that the construction team has been designing and constructing for the past few months. These rather large special designs are worth the cost of the VIP Viewing ticket by themselves. These set pieces are created to go off and remain lighted closer to ground level, creating a graphic sometimes moving image with fireworks.

One of the returning features will be the wonderful sound system in the fireworks VIP Viewing area. The sound system combined with the pyrotechnics provides a rock concert like experience for the people sitting within this viewing area.

TIP: If you have ever wanted to get the up close experience of VIP viewing, consider purchasing VIP Viewing tickets for this year. Over 4,800 people enjoyed the fireworks from this vantage point last year. The planning team is working to provide the VIP viewing area the best possible head on view of the fireworks. We constantly hear that people who view the show from the VIP Viewing area are looking forward to seeing the show from this same vantage point the following year. When the evening is over you should be very happy that you enjoyed the show from this preferred viewing area. This is truly entertainment at its best.