POTTSTOWN PA – Where are the fireworks? For Independence Day celebrations, that’s the burning question on almost everyone’s mind.
The 2023 Pottstown GoFourth Festival features a full day of kids’ and family activities, musical performances, and a pre-fireworks party on Tuesday (July 4). The festivities begin at 11 a.m. downtown on East High Street surrounding Smith Family Plaza. You’ll want to spend time exploring them.
Its fireworks, sponsored by Precision Polymer Products Inc., will be presented at 9:30 p.m. in Pottstown’s Memorial Park, 75 W. King St. They’re free to attend and open to the public.
Finding parking in the area may be difficult. Avoid problems in advance by buying a premium parking ticket online for $25 per car anytime before 8 p.m. It allows you to park right at Memorial Park. Gates there open at 5 p.m.
The annual July 4 free fireworks show returns Tuesday night to Waltz’s Golf Farm, 303 W. Ridge Pike, Limerick. Be aware: there’s no set time to light up the sky; the show simply begins “at dark, weather permitting,” the Waltz family explains. It’s suggested guests arrive sometime by or after 7 p.m.
Parking will be offered on the fields surrounding the golf farm. Parking donations will be collected by and benefit the Limerick Fire Department. The suggested donation is $5.
Whiskey Grin, a rock band from southern New Jersey, will be the pre-show featured musical performers. Its performance starts at 7 p.m.
There will be plenty of food and beverage items available for purchase. Vendors include Captains Market, Brick and Blaze Pizza, Hillbilly BBQ, E-Z Concessions, Donuts NV, Limerick Fire House Grillmasters, Ya Ya Island Cuisine and Diverse Blends, One Bite Bakery, and the golf farm Ice Cream Bar.
The Independence Day party in Skippack Village is scheduled to begin with a parade at 11 a.m., followed by a 3 p.m. ticketed barbecue at the Parc Bistro restaurant, 4067 W. Skippack Pike. Activities are planned during the day, and merchants’ shops for which the village may be best known will be open for business.
Fireworks, sponsored by MDI Management, are scheduled to begin at dusk in Skippack Township’s Palmer Park, 4022 Heckler Rd. The park will be open “from 6-9 p.m., with live music by The Vincent James Band, food trucks, and kids’ activities,” the township said. The event is free to residents and guests. Limited parking is available for a fee; guests are encouraged to carpool if possible.
Phoenixville’s 23rd annual fireworks, according to a Facebook report and Phoenixville Online, are scheduled for Sunday (July 2) at about 9:15 p.m. in the borough’s Friendship Field, at Fillmore Street and Franklin Avenue. That’s when organizers say the skies will be “sufficiently dark to enjoy the show.”
Parking for visitors and the disabled is available at the new Recreation Center parking lot on Franklin Avenue.
The park will open at 6 p.m., and music and food for purchase will be available there. Seating is not offered; members of the public are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or a ground blanket to ensure their comfort. Food vendors include The Fitzwater Station, Allan’s Snow Cone, Petrucci’s Ice Cream, and BGS Funnel Cakes. The park will close once the fireworks end.
Visitors are reminded that alcohol, drugs, and pets are not permitted at Friendship Field.
In King of Prussia
The Independence Day Party in Upper Merion Township begins with a 7-hour-long carnival that will operate beginning at 3 p.m. in the township’s Heuser Park, 694 W. Beidler Rd., King of Prussia. It will be joined by a live concert presented by the band Plush With Horns at 5 p.m., and followed by fireworks at about 9:15 p.m., its Parks and Recreation Department reported.
Events are free to attend and open to the public.
Limited parking is available in Heuser Park, the township added. Additional parking is being offered nearby at the Phucas Center, 4000 Geerdes Blvd., King of Prussia. Drivers should be aware that as traffic increases and the fireworks approach, some partial road closures and detours are expected. Police will be on hand to offer directions.
Looking for food and beverages? A beer garden is being provided by Workhorse Brewing Company, and a wine garden by Kog Hill Winery. Food and snack vendors include 2 street sammies, Carmona Mobile Foods, Fruits Of Our Labor Smoothies, Gourmet Jerk Shack, Hedgehog Grill, Petrucci’s Ice Cream, Tokio Sushi Truck, Kona Ice King of Prussia, Kono Pizza Bucks County, Owl’s Water Ice and Treats, Pot Luck Truck, Maria’s Baby Cakes, and Impresso Coffee.
Dogs are allowed in the park, but must be leashed at all times. The township recommends that, due to the loud and possibly scary noise created by fireworks, that dogs leave the park by 9 p.m.
Proper public behavior is encouraged at all times, it added. “Any signs of aggression could result in being asked to leave the festival,” it warned.
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