The Central Pennsylvania 4thFest is the largest all volunteer planned, organized and run July 4th celebration in the country. Hundreds of volunteers come together every year to organize and operate this event for residents in Centre County and across the nation. Each year, between 60,000 and 80,000 people attend the various events associated with the day.
4thFest starts at 9:00 am with the Firecracker 4K and 4-mile race. The family-oriented, patriotic festivities continue with the Independence Day Parade weaving through Downtown State College. Various forms of entertainment including musical acts, skydiving, roller derby teams, and more can be viewed throughout the day, with music acts beginning at 4:00 p.m. The grand finale of the day, the fireworks show, begins at 9:00 p.m. near Beaver Stadium on Penn State campus. The Central PA 4thFest fireworks show is a 45-minute long show that is choreographed to music and is comprised of over 22,000 pounds of fireworks. The fireworks show has been rated one of the Top 10 July 4 Fireworks Shows in the country.
Your contributions continue to keep this event one of the best in the nation all volunteer celebrations.