4th of July in State College

poster_2009_4thFestHappy Independence Day from everyone here at Onward State!

If you’ll be in the State College area today, make sure you head over to Beaver Stadium/ Medlar Field/ Bryce Jordan Center to take part in 4thFest 2009. 4thFest is an annual celebration of America put on by the town of State College and Penn State University. Events will include pyrotechnics demonstrations, military equipment displays, hot air balloon rides, all leading up the the main event, the fireworks display. You can see the whole schedule of events here.

The 4thFest fireworks display was rated the 3rd best 4th of July fireworks display in America last year by fireworksguide.com (behind New York City and Boston’s official shows, so this is a big deal).

The show will run for roughly 45 minutes and will use roughly 10,500 shells by the end of the grand finale. The show will be synced to music that will be broadcast by 93.7 The Bus.

The fireworks display will take place on the East side of Porter road and is scheduled to go off at 9:20PM. If you’re in State College you should definitely check 4thFest out.

[4thFest Website]

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Chase Tralka

Chase Tralka is a Senior majoring in Information Sciences and Technology with a minor in Security and Risk Analysis. He is from Northern New Jersey and is involved in far too many organizations to list here. He enjoys photography, cycling, and listening to obscure free jazz music.


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