This year, celebrate the Fourth of July weekend with a BANG in Lancaster County. Spend the weekend at the Historic Smithton Inn to take part in local events and witness amazing fireworks displays across the county.
Check out this sampling of events that have fun in store for the whole family Friday and Saturday the first weekend in July.
Lititz Fourth of July Celebration
Friday, July 3, 2015 (6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.)
Saturday, July 4, 2015 (12:00 p.m.)
Sponsored by Lititz Springs Park, the Lititz Patriotic Parade is packed with excitement for young and old alike on Friday, July 3, 2015. It starts on Broad Street, near the Wilbur Chocolate Museum and Store. The Fourth of July Celebration—held throughout Friday and Saturday—is one of the oldest continuous celebrations in the country. For more information on exciting entertainment during the 198th Fourth of July at Lititz Springs Park, visit the event website.
Downtown Lancaster: First Friday
Friday, July 3, 2015
5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
The arts and entertainment await you on the first Friday of every month, during Lancaster City’s First Friday. From street-side musicians to chich art galleries, downtown Lancaster has it all. Shops stay open late for locals and visitors to enjoy the unique and eclectic treasures Lancaster City has to offer.
Ephrata Firecracker 5 Mile Run
Saturday, July 4, 2015
Join in the fun at the 38th Annual Ephrata Firecracker 5 Mile Run on Saturday, July 4, 2015. The race starts in the Ephrata Playhouse in Grater Park. Be sure to get to the Ephrata War Memorial Field (less than a five-minute drive from the Historic Smithton Inn) before 9:30 p.m. to get a great view of the fireworks display that runs from 9:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Lancaster Barnstormers vs. Camden Riversharks
Saturday, July 4, 2015
7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
While you’re in town, watch the Lancaster Barnstormers take on the Camden Riversharks at Clipper Magazine Stadium, less than half an hour’s drive from the Historic Smithton Inn. You certainly won’t want to miss the Red White & BOOM FIREWORKS Extravaganza following the baseball game, either. And visit the Barnstormers website for more information on upcoming events.
For more excitement, check out some of these fireworks displays throughout Lancaster County to get you in the Fourth of July spirit! So much awaits you during the Fourth of July weekend in Lancaster County, including East Petersburg Movie in the Park (Despicable Me 2), Family Fishing Day, and more.
Enjoy your visit in Lancaster County even more by staying at the Historic Smithton Inn in Ephrata. We’re here to give you a relaxing place to rejuvenate and re-energize, so you can enjoy the Independence Day weekend festivities to their fullest. Reserve your room today!
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