Independence Day Celebration
The largest July 4th celebration in Central Pennsylvania is right here in Harrisburg! On July 4th, we celebrate our independence with a food truck festival, fireworks show, live music, kids activities.
On Wednesday, July 4, 2018, the City of Harrisburg will host the Taste of Independence Food Truck Festival & Fireworks show along Riverfront Park from 3 pm – 9 pm. This one-day event features live music, delicious food, activities for children and the largest fireworks show in Central PA! Fireworks will begin at approximately 9:15pm.
Nearly 40 food trucks will be available with items such as artisanal pizza, bbq, crab cake sandwich, jumbo lobster roll, stuffed pretzels, wraps, burrito’s and gourmet reuben’s. Festival favorites such as kettle corn, cotton candy, fried oreos and funnel cakes will also be available along with Farm Show milkshakes!
The Harrisburg Symphony will perform on July 4th at 7:30pm in Reservoir Park as part of their Free Summer concert series. The rain location is The Forum Auditorium.
Following the fireworks, join the Midtown Cinema for an outdoor movie featuring Moana – and meet Moana herself! The outdoor movie will begin at approximately 9:30pm at the Market Street stage.
- Music Schedule
- Children’s Festival
Maudlin Moon – 3pm – 4pm
Strangest Hearts – 4:15pm – 5:15pm
D-Bo – 5:45pm – 7:15pm
Nearly York – 7:30pm – 9pm
Alex Allegra – 3pm – 6pm
Keith Goldstein – 6pm – 9pm
Children’s Festival activities are free and include glitter tattoos, caricatures and balloons. Superheroes and princesses including Moana, Captain America, Superman and Wonder Woman will meet and pose for pictures (characters subject to change without notice). Lawn games will be available for play. Children can also make a superhero mask for $5.
Superheroes & Princesses schedule:
Amazon Hero and the Captain: 3pm – 9pm
Tower Princess and Man of Steel: 5pm – 7pm
Beauty and the Snow Queen: 7pm – 9pm
Wayfinding Princess: 5pm – 10pm
Street parking is FREE. $10 special event parking in the Market Square garage. $5 parking on City Island
The City of Harrisburg relies on community partners to produce the July 4th Taste of Independence Food Truck Festival and Fireworks event. Sponsors receive extensive media coverage, booth spaces at the event, promotional listings on billboards and marketing materials, guest speaker opportunities and much more.
This event attracts an estimated 35,000 guests and will offer exposure to a diverse crowd of local residents and regional visitors alike. Please review the sponsorship packet and contact Megan Roby at 717-255-3169 or [email protected] for more information about sponsorship opportunities.
Food Truck Vendors – Food truck vendor applications are now available. Submit your application by April 20, 2018 to save $100. The application deadline is May 20, 2018. This event attracts an estimated 35,000 guests annually.
Product Vendors – A limited number of product vendors will be accepted for this event. Roving cart and booth spaces are available. Submit your application by April 20, 2018 to save $50. The application deadline is May 20, 2018.
Please contact Megan Roby at 717-255-3169 or [email protected] for questions regarding vendor opportunities.