The Fireworks

Every year, Central PA 4th Fest develops a spectacular fireworks display to celebrate the birth of our country. 4th Fest’s fireworks show has been rated among the top five “Largest”, “Biggest”, and “Best 4th of July Fireworks” shows in the United States by various news publications and travel blogs.

The all volunteer pyrotechnics team has creates a unique, memorable show each summer, choreographed to music played on local radio station 93.7, The Bus. Planning for each show begins the prior fall, when the team selects from traditional patriotic songs, movie, TV, and show tunes, as well as popular selections played by big bands, jazz bands, rock bands, military bands, choirs, and orchestras and carefully matches them to the colorful explosions.

Each 4th Fest fireworks display includes 130-170 different shells with between 10,000–12,000 shells set off over the course of the 45-minute show. And don’t forget—you can always count on a BIG ending during the 4th Fest fireworks finale, which features a whopping average of 50 shells per second!

There is no cost to enjoy the spectacular 4thFest fireworks display, but those looking for the best seats in the house can purchase VIP Viewing and/or Parking passes here.

VIP 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 for 2016 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 in 2015. 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.

4thFest Fireworks Shows

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