“Let there be trumpets, and pomp, and parades”

The Fourth of July isn’t until Tuesday, but that isn’t stopping anyone from beginning the celebration this weekend. Trumpets will take to the field (along with drums and a few other instruments) tonight,, Friday, June 30, 2017, at J. Birney Crum Stadium, 20th and Linden, Allentown, PA when the DrumCorps: An American Tradition show begins at 7:30 p.m. The music and marching style of these six outstanding Drum Corps groups from all around the country will blow you away.

And consider returning to the J. Birney Crum Stadium on Saturday, July 1st, for more live entertainment (including Hip Hop, Blues Band, Pioneer Band, dance perfomances, and more), kids activities, a petting zoo, and food trucks to keep you entertained before the night’s fireworks display! The gates open at 5:30 p.m. – free admission. The fireworks are scheduled to go off at 9:15 p.m. Events will be happening inside and outside of the Stadium. 

The Kutztown Folk Festival begins on Saturday, July 1st, and runs through Sunday, July 9, 2017 (check out the discount ticket on their website). With live entertainment on six stages, the work of over 200 craftsmen and folk artists on display and on sale, over 2500 quilts on display (24 of which will be auctioned off on July 8th), children’s activities (including puppet shows, pony rides, and hands on craft areas), and delicious food, the 68th Annual Festival has something for everyone!

Pottstown Go Fourth Celebration will be held over two days, July 3 and July 4, 2017, The Arts and Crafts Vendors , kids’ activities, Pottstown Community Arts activity,beer and wine garden and food tent will all be up and running on Monday, July 3rd from 11 a.m. until about 10 p.m. All this, plus live music all day (beginning at 11:30 a.m. will be taking place on Tuesday, July 4, 2017, ending with a laser light show at 9:15 p.m.! Full schedule of events. at Pottstown Memorial Park, 75 West King Street, Pottstown, Pa.

While Quakertown will also be hosting a Fourth of July Community Day, with  a car show and pancake breakfast starting at 8 a.m., followed by kids’ activities, and entertainment throughout the day, the place to be Tuesday night is New Goshenhoppen Park, 3rd Street, East Greenville, PA! Because let’s not forget our home town Upper Perkiomen Valley’s Fourth of July Celebration! According to the Town and Country:

The Hometown Celebration will kickoff around 5 p.m. with various activities happening in and around New Goshenhoppen Park (3rd Street) in East Greenville. The highlight of the evening is a performance by the Red Hill Band from 7 to 9 p.m. in the park, with the community’s traditional firework display scheduled for 9 p.m.

Food and drinks at the concession stand, which opens at 5 p.m., will be provided by the Perkiomenville Mennonite Church and Indians Flag Football team. Food availability includes hot dogs, funnel cake, ice cream and more.

Although events and entertainment will be available, unlike previous years, there will be no water battle between local fire companies on the morning of the Fourth.

 

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