My mom loves fireworks. Even though she claims that the night shows at Disney World have "spoiled her" she still enjoys a good local show. So no surprise that she looks forward to July 4th. If you're looking for a place that is lighting up the sky to celebrate our Fight for Independence you won't have far to look. And since the 4th is mid-week there are shows scattered through an entire week. and not just fireworks shows! there are plenty of ways to celebrate our Independence.
Thursday, June 28
Music at Orwigsburg Public Library. The history of Coal Mining Through Song with Jay Smarr at 6 p.m.
Concert at American Legion Memorial Garden, American Legion in Shenandoah. Upper Schuylkill Marching Band at 6:30 p.m.
Concert at Tamaqua Train Station. Six to Midnight from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday, June 29; Saturday, June 30 and Sunday, July 1
Musical at Simon Kramer Theater, 15 Alliance Street, New Philadelphia. Forbidden Broadway's Greatest Hits at 7 p.m. (2 p.m. on July 1) Tickets: $15. Online tickets here.
Saturday, June 30
Wild Edible & Medicinal Plants Presentation & walk at Locust Lake program shelter at 2 p.m.
Concert at Valley View Park. Cressona Band from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Fly Tying Lesson at Locust Lake Amphitheater at 5 p.m.
Fireworks at VRAJ Hindu Temple, Schuylkill Haven (junction of 895 & 183) at 9 p.m.
Fireworks at Pottsville Union Station at 9:30 p.m. Raindate: July 1
Fireworks at American Legion Carnival Grounds, Tower City at 10:45 p.m.
Sunday, July 1
Concert at Yuengling Mansion Garden, 1440 Mahantongo Street, Pottsville. Anthracite Philharmonic at 6 p.m. Tickets: $15, $12 Senior/Children. Bring a picnic, hot dogs, beer and ice cream will be available.
Tuesday, July 3
Fireworks at Little League Complex, Frackville at dusk
Wednesday, July 4
Kayak/Cardboard Boat Racing Event at Sweet arrow Lake County Park. Registration between 8 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. at the fishing/boat access. Call Craig Moran at 570-617-8223 with questions.
Firecracker 5K at Port Carbon at 8 a.m. Registration: $30 at http:www.pretzelcitysports.com Call Deniece or Scott with questions: 570-622-5824
Parade at Port Carbon. Registration at 9:30 a.m. Parade at 10 a.m.
Fireworks at Monument Hill, Port Carbon at 10 p.m. Raindate: July 5
Concert at Sweet Arrow Lake County Park. Pine Grove Community Band at 6 p.m.
Saturday, July 7
Car Cruise and Fireworks at St. Clair from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Concert at Valley View Park. Large Flower Heads from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Fireworks at The Island, Schuylkill Haven at 9:30 p.m. Raindate: July 8
Keep checking back between now and July 7 -- I'll be updating all your July 4th fun in one post!