The country celebrates Independence Day next Thursday, July 4, but venues across Northeast Pennsylvania have fireworks and other activities planned throughout the week to mark the holiday.

Celebrate America: An Independence Day Concert

  • This event features the community choir, short readings, congregational singing and music for brass and percussion.
  • When: Sunday, June 30, 7 p.m.
  • Where: First Presbyterian Church, 97 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre
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Wayne County Creative Arts Council Independence Day Celebration

  • The celebration includes performances, music, food and fun. The rain date is Tuesday, July 2.
  • When: Monday, July 1; jazz band, 6:30 p.m.; fireworks, 9:30 p.m.
  • Where: Central Park, Church St., Honesdale
  • Details: Visit the Wayne County Creative Arts Council Facebook page.

Rotary Club of the Abingtons Fireworks

  • The night also features food, beverages, novelties and amusements. Entry costs $5 per vehicle. The rain date is Wednesday, July 3.
  • When: Tuesday July, 2, grounds will open at 5 p.m., fireworks begin at dusk
  • Where: Newton Ransom Elementary School, 1549 Newton Ransom Blvd., Clarks Summit
  • Details: Visit the Rotary Club of the Abingtons Facebook page.

    Fireworks light up the sky over Kirby Park.

Fanfare for the Fourth

  • Church choirs and musicians present a night of music. Donations will be accepted.
  • When: Tuesday, July 2, 7 p.m.
  • Where: St. John the Evangelist, 35 William St., Pittston
  • Details: Visit the Facebook event page.

The Scrantastic Spectacular

  • The event also features food vendors, musical performances and other family-friendly activities.
  • When: Wednesday, July 3, 4 p.m.; Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic performance, 7:30; fireworks, 9:35
  • Where: Lackawanna County Courthouse Square, 200 N. Washington Ave., Scranton
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All-American Music with the Brackney String Band

  • Bring seating and marshmallows to toast over an open fire.
  • When: Wednesday, July 3, 7 p.m.
  • Where: Salt Springs State Park, 2305 Salt Springs Road, Montrose
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Tunkhannock Rotary Club’s July Third Fireworks Display

  • A food stand will serve hamburgers, hot dogs, soda and more. The rain date is Friday, July 5.
  • When: Wednesday, July 3, 7 to 9:30 p.m., gates open at 6 p.m.
  • Where: Tunkhannock Area High School Athletic Field, 10 Washington St., Tunkhannock
  • Details: Visit the Facebook event page.

Mount Airy Casino Resort Fourth of July Fireworks

  • This annual fireworks display is free and open to the public.
  • When: Thursday, July 4, 9:30 p.m.
  • Where: Mount Airy Casino Resort, 312 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono
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Mayor’s Independence Day Celebration

  • The event includes a performance by the Ringgold Pops and a ceremony. Children will receive free American flags.
  • When: Thursday, July 4; music, 10:30 a.m.; ceremony, 11
  • Where: Nay Aug Park pool complex, 500 Arthur Ave., Scranton
  • Details: Visit the Nay Aug Park Facebook page.

City of Wilkes-Barre’s Old Fashioned Fourth of July

  • Kirby Park will close immediately after the conclusion of the fireworks.
  • When: Thursday, July 4; festivities, noon; fireworks, dusk
  • Where: Kirby Park, Market Street, Wilkes-Barre
  • Details: Visit the Facebook event page or

Fireworks display over Lake Wallenpaupack

  • Parking and seating will be available at Wallenpaupack Area High School. A radio station will broadcast patriotic music during the fireworks. Donations will be accepted to offset the fireworks’ cost. The rain date is Friday, July 5.
  • When: Thursday, July 4, 9:15 to 10 p.m.
  • Where: Wallenpaupack Area High School, Route 6, Hawley
  • Details: Visit the Facebook event page.

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders post-game fireworks

  • Watch the baseball team take on Rochester, then stick around for the fireworks display.
  • When: Following games on Thursday, July 4, and Friday, July 5
  • Where: PNC Field, 235 Montage Mountain Road, Moosic
  • Details: Visit

Split Rock Fireworks Display

  • Admission is $10 per vehicle for the public and is free for hotel guests. The rain date is Saturday, July 6.
  • When: Friday, July 5
  • Where: Split Rock Resort, 428 Moseywood Road, Lake Harmony
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Lake Ariel Volunteer Fire Company’s Fireworks Display

  • The rain date is Sunday, July 7.
  • When: Friday, July 5; fireworks, dusk
  • Where: Lake Ariel Volunteer Fire Company, 1381 Lake Ariel Highway
  • Details: Visit the Lake Ariel Volunteer Fire Company Official Site Facebook page.

Shawnee Fireworks Display

  • The night also features food vendors, an outdoor DJ, magic show, face painting and airbrush tattoos. Bring your own chair or blanket for seating. Admission costs $15 per vehicle (cash only). The rain date is Saturday, July 6.
  • When: Friday, July 5; gates open, 7 p.m.; fireworks, dusk
  • Where: Shawnee Mountain Ski Area, 401 Hollow Road, East Stroudsburg
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Jessup’s annual Family Day Celebration with Fireworks Extravaganza

  • Features Villa Capri Car Cruise, Rob the Juggler, Kelly Patrick Studio of Dance and live music.
  • When: Friday, July 5, 4 p.m.; fireworks begin at 9:30
  • Where: Veterans Memorial Stadium, 411 Hill St., Jessup
  • Details: Visit the Jessup 21st Century Association Facebook page.

Jim Thorpe Hometown Festival

  • The rain date is Sunday, July 7.
  • When: Saturday, July 6; festivities, noon; fireworks, 10 p.m.
  • Where: Sam Miller Field, 122 N. Ave., Jim Thorpe
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Patriotic AF: MDG Crew’s Tribute to America

  • The event features the B3Q Smokehouse food truck, basket raffles and a patriotic costume contest with prizes and giveaways. Admission cost $5 and is free for military with ID.
  • When: Saturday, July 6, 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: Border Bar, 333 Laurel St., Pittston
  • Details: Visit the Facebook event page.

Camelback Resort Fireworks Celebration

  • Free admission to Camelbeach for the public begins at 6 p.m. The dance floor stays open from 6 to 10:30 with DJ Joe Jinx featuring the Luxury Brothers.
  • When: Saturday, July 6; fireworks, 9:30 p.m.
  • Where: Camelbeach Mountain Waterpark, 309 Resort Drive, Tannersville
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