The Raystown Lake Region is always a hotspot for those looking to celebrate the Fourth of July. There’s no need to worry about finding where all the fun is because we’ve got it all sorted for you. Check out a sample of what is going on around the region below or visit our Calendar of Events to see all upcoming events in the area.


Independence Day Fireworks on Raystown Lake

Date: June 30, 2024

Lake Raystown Resort will set off their annual spectacular Independence Day firework show over the lake at dusk. Some good places to view the fireworks are the Entriken Bridge and Coffee Run overlooks. Note: Parking vehicles on the side of the road or on the Route 994 bridge is not advised.


Independence Day Fireworks in Huntingdon 

Date: July 3, 2024

Launching from Flagpole Hill, Huntingdon’s annual preamble to Independence Day fireworks display will take place at 9:40 p.m. There are plenty of good places to view the fireworks. Some popular places people will go to watch include the Walmart parking lot, the Ollie’s parking lot, the Isett Community Swimming Pool and also various spots at Juniata College.

6th Annual Freedom Celebration at ReKlaimed Vines/Defiant Distillery

Date: July 3, 2024

ReKlaimed Vines is holding its 6th Annual Freedom celebration from noon to 11 p.m. They plan for this to be their biggest event of the year with “The Hog Hustler'' food truck being onsite from 12-9 p.m. and Slingers Throwhouse mobile axe throwing will be there from 7 p.m. until the Huntingdon fireworks are over. There will also be a photobooth, a DJ and all the drinks you could need. Bring a lawn chair to spend the day with ReKlaimed Vines and end the night with a great view of Huntingdon’s fireworks show!

Learn more here!


Altoona Curve vs Harrisburg Senators

Date: July 4, 2024

The Altoona Curve loves to do different events at their games like theme nights and post game firework displays. Of course they don’t pass up the opportunity to do fireworks on the Fourth of July. This year the July 4th game will be against the Harrisburg Senators. With a game start time of 7 p.m., the fireworks display will begin shortly after the game is completed.


Check out their website for more information and tickets:


Star Spangled Fourth at Fort Roberdeau 

Date: July 4, 2024

Come experience the revolution with Fort Roberdeau! From 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. enjoy an open house day full of reenactors sharing living history with hands-on activities for all ages. Both parking and admission are free!

For more information about Fort Roberdeau, click here.


Summer Thunder at Delgrosso’s Amusement Park

Date: July 4, 2024

DelGrosso's Amusement Park opens at 11 a.m. and will offer special Fourth of July hours. There will be a pre-show musical at 9 p.m. followed by the fireworks show around 10 p.m. During the show all rides will be closed. Following the conclusion of the fireworks display, several rides and food stands will reopen. 


DelGrosso' Park & Laguna Splash special Fourth of July hours schedule:
Laguna Splash Water Park - 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Water Side food stands - 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Grill Americano and Laguna Snacks - Close at 7 p.m.
DelGrosso's Park rides and food stands - Noon to 11:30 p.m.
“Summer Thunder hours and operation of rides and water park attractions are subject to change due to crowd/weather conditions, staffing changes or unexpected maintenance issues, etc.”


Find more information about Delgrosso’s including any changes by visiting their website


Central PA 4th Fest

Date: July 4, 2024

Starting at 9 a.m., Central PA 4th Fest in State College has its annual day of family fun planned to celebrate Independence Day.  Between the Firecracker 4K, the first annual Firecracker Car Show, parades, BMX, live entertainment and so much more, there is plenty of fun to fill your day. The night will end with one of the largest firework displays in the US at 9:45 p.m.


To learn more about 4th Fest or to purchase your tickets visit the events website,


Family Fun at Home

We’re sure some of you would much rather stay home and celebrate with just your family. Fortunately, there is always the option of buying consumer fireworks. Here’s a few tips to make sure you stay safe during your family celebration.


  • Never let young children handle the fireworks and older children should only do so under adult supervision

  • Do not be the one handling the fireworks if you are under the influence of drugs or alcohol

  • Only use them away from people, houses and flammable materials

  • Take the fireworks out of the container before lighting them

  • Keep the fireworks aimed where they belong: the sky

  • Only light one device at a time and stay at a safe distance during the detonation 

  • Do not attempt to re-light or handle malfunctioning fireworks

  • Keep a bucket of water on hand to douse fireworks that don’t go off or in case of fire

  • Soak both spent and unused fireworks in water for a few hours before discarding

  • Never use illegal fireworks


The biggest piece of advice is that if you don’t feel confident handling fireworks, leave it to the professionals!