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Central PA 4th Fest Set To Return To State College

After a three-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the annual Central PA 4th Fest is set to return in its entirety in 2023. 

Due to pandemic restrictions, the 4th Fest was held remotely in 2020, and celebrations were minimized in 2021 and 2022. This year, however, the event is set to feature a day packed with community events and activities, including live music, the Independence Day Parade, and the Firecracker 4K run and walk.

Visitors also are encouraged to stay and watch the firework display at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park to close out the night. This display will be the largest fireworks display in Pennsylvania, according to a release.

“This community has had a 4th [of July] celebration since 1927 and we were committed to continuing that tradition in whatever way we could,” said Central PA 4th Fest Executive Director Celesta Powell. “With that being said, we are so happy to see the 4th Fest resemble what we have come to love on July 4.” 

If you are interested in volunteering to help with the event, wish to register for the parade, or provide any sponsorships, please visit Central Pa 4th Fest’s website to fill out an application or receive more information.

Tickets for the firework show can be bought on the Central PA 4th Fest website.

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McKenna Murphy

McKenna is a second-year agricultural science major from Bucks County, Pennsylvania. She is a Disney enthusiast, a proud ginger, and an iced coffee addict. You can follow her on Instagram @mckenna.murph or email her at [email protected].

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