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Area communities plan wide range of celebrations for Independence Day

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Posted: Wednesday, July 3, 2019 5:00 am

Celebrations to commemorate the founding of the United States will take place across Northwest Pennsylvania not just on July 4, but today and into the weekend as well. The Herald has compiled a list of several local events.

Cities and boroughs in the region celebrating the holiday are as follows:

Crawford County

Traditional Fourth

of July

In Meadville, New Beginnings Church of God, 13226 Leslie Road, will hold its Ultimate Freedom event on Thursday, which features a 5K run/1-mile walk at 8 a.m. (7:30 a.m. registration); a kid’s zone, from 4 to 8 p.m.; live music and entertainment from 4:15 to 9 p.m.; and fireworks beginning at 10 p.m. A cruise-in of classic cars and food vendors will be available all-day.

For more information, visit the

Centerville Holiday Celebration

The annual Centerville holiday parade will begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday. Fireworks will be set off that evening, at 10.

Venango County

Jolly July 3rd Festival

This annual one-day festival begins at 5 p.m., and is held in Justus Park, in downtown Oil City. The festival includes food vendors and entertainment for kids of all ages, ending with a fireworks display at 10 p.m. Contact Oil City Arts Council, at (814) 678-3017, or visit oil for more information.

Fireworks at Riverfront Park

The city of Franklin will celebrate independence day with a fireworks show today.

PA Junction, a Classic Rock ‘n Roll Band will perform from 6:30 to 9 p.m. At Dusk, Pyrotechnico presents a “Thunder Over Franklin” fireworks sponsored by City of Franklin, Franklin Elks Lodge 110 and Bill Beith Golf Tournament. The Taste of Talent vocal competition begins at 7 p.m., on the bandstand in Franklin. For more information, visit

Forest County

Marienville July 4th Celebration

The Marienville July 4th Celebration begins at 1 p.m., at MACA Park. This all-day event, which runs till 10 p.m., will feature softball, volleyball, swimming, horseshoes, dancing, vendors, food, parade and fireworks. This will include a splash dance at the MACA pool. For more information, call (814) 927-8218.

Wolf’s Corners Fair

The annual fair, which began on Sunday, will run through Saturday, near Tionesta. This year, the fair will have a Fourth of July celebration on Thursday with fireworks at 10 p.m.

The demolition derby will be held Saturday, at 7 p.m. Other attractions include the truck and tractor pulls, V-8 mini mods and farm stock pulls. Other attractions include youth and agriculture livestock judging, live music and rides. For more information, go to the fair’s website, at

Warren County

Warren’s Annual Fourth of July Celebration

The July 4th parade will begin at 11 a.m on Thursday. Music in the Park will take place on Friday from 7 until 9 p.m. featuring Trixx. Catch them from, and grab some Grand Prize Tickets while there.

Betts Park festivities will be held on Saturday. These activities include face painting and the Birds of Prey show. A talent show will be held as well from 4 to 6:30 p.m. The Gibson Fireworks company is providing the light show at 10 p.m.

Erie County

Lights Over Erie Lake

The City of Erie and Mercyhurst University. Fireworks will go off in Erie’s bay front with a grand display at 10 p.m., launching from the Bicentennial Tower at Dobbins Landing.

Megablast fireworks

with the SeaWolves

The largest show in UPMC Park history will take place today, accompanied by a live performance by the Erie Philharmonic Brass Quintet. Fireworks will follow the 7:05 p.m. Erie SeaWolves game against the Binghampton Rumble Ponies.

Boro with the Works

A fireworks show returns to Edinboro today, starting at 9:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Borough of Edinboro, Edinboro University and several local sponsors, the show will take place near Edinboro University’s Mallory Lake. Festivities will start at 6 p.m. with Kids Zone, seven food trucks and music provided by Millennium Sounds Production. There will also be a patriotic performance from the Concert Band of Northwest Pennsylvania at 8:30 p.m., behind Pogue Student Center.

Corry Area Art Council’s Old Fashioned Fourth of July Festival

Fireworks will take place at sundown and are sponsored by Gibson Fireworks. This event is part of the regular Thursday in the Park Concert Series, sponsored by Corry Community Foundation and Erie Arts & Culture, with additional considerations sponsored by the Erie County Gaming Revenue Authority.

Fireworks at Conneaut Lake Park

Fireworks will take place over the amusement park at dusk, sponsored by One Federal Credit Union. This event is part of Park After Dark — Independence Night edition on Saturday. After regular park hours, the park will be open until 1 a.m. for late-night activities.

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  • Jahoba posted at 9:18 am on Thu, Jul 11, 2019.

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  • Noahs Bark posted at 1:19 am on Tue, Jul 9, 2019.

    Noahs Bark Posts: 115

    Anyone who thinks ALL drugs should be legal is probably the type of person who thinks kids should own automatic weapons. Perhaps the war on drugs is not winnable, but if it saves your child’s life then you might be thankful for these laws and the police who enforce these laws. You know who else had an all or nothing attitude? Hitler. It didn’t work so well for him now did it?

  • SSDD posted at 6:32 am on Sat, Jul 6, 2019.

    SSDD Posts: 38

    All drugs should be legalized. The drug war is a farce. LEAP, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition has the right idea.

  • Jahoba posted at 6:31 am on Wed, Jul 3, 2019.

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    I hope there is a strong police presence. Because of the drugs.


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