There’s nothing quite like celebrating the 4th of July 2016 in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch Country. Whether you are looking for a low key, small down celebration to join or want to enjoy the urban festivities in downtown Lancaster, there’s something here for everyone. And if you are planning to stay the weekend, make sure to check in with the Lancaster County Bed and Breakfast Inns Association’s member innkeepers for information on more local events, places to eat, and lodging.
Friday, July 1st
First Friday in Lancaster City – Downtown Lancaster, PA. Just in time to kick off a weekend of celebration, First Friday means that the eclectic mix of shops, restaurants, and galleries will be open late and musicians, artists, and entertainers will be out and about.
Saturday, July 2nd
4th of July in Lititz Springs Park – Lititz Springs Park, Lititz, PA. This year marks the 199th continuous 4th of July celebration held in downtown Lititz since 1818. The gates open at noon and the entire park will be filled with entertainment, a baby parade, games, food court, Queen of Candles Pageant, over 5,000 candles illuminated, and high tech fireworks with synchronized music.
The Amazing Maize Maze – The maze re-opens at Cherry-Crest Adventure Farm in Ronks, just outside of Strasburg. Independence Day weekend is the perfect time to conquer the interactive 5-acre corn maze while enjoying some fun in country with family and friends.
42nd Anniversary Independence Day Weekend – Buck Motorsports Park, 900 Lancaster Pike, Quarryville, PA. Gear up for a good old fashioned Grand Demolition Derby featuring full size cars, small cars, mini vans/trucks, and more. The evening will end with a spectacular fireworks display!
Sunday, July 3rd
US Army Band, Cannon Brigade, and Fireworks– Long’s Park Amphitheater, 1441 Harrisburg Pike at U.S. Route 30, Lancaster, PA. Bring your own blankets and lawn chairs to spend the day picnicking in the park or visit the food vendors while you enjoy this free concert. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. and will be followed by a fireworks display to celebrate the birth of our nation.
Monday, July 4th
Lancaster Barnstormers vs. Long Island Ducks – Clipper Magazine Stadium, Lancaster, PA. – Bring your whole family along for a local Barnstormers baseball game! An all-American pastime for an all-American holiday, there’s nothing better than a ball game to fill a 4th of July afternoon. And after the game, enjoy the red, white, and blue fireworks extravaganza!