Happy birthday America!
Thursday is Independence Day, and for most folks that means a day off from work, cookouts with the fam and of course, fireworks.
Three communities will be hosting fireworks Thursday night - Ephrata, New Holland and Lititz.
Ephrata’s display happens at around 9:30 p.m. at the Lincoln Heights Outdoor Recreation Area, Joanne Ave.
Earlier in the evening, folks are invited to the Ephrata Church of the Brethren’s annual Community Fun Night.
Food, rides, pony rides and live music are part of the fun from 5:30 to 9 p.m. on church grounds at 201 Crescent Ave., Ephrata.
For details, visit facebook.com/ephrata4th.
The New Holland fireworks kick off with the annual patriotic concert by the New Holland Concert Band in New Holland Community Park, 401 E. Jackson St., New Holland, Thursday.
The concert starts at 7 p.m., and fireworks immediately follow. (The rain date is Friday.)
For details, visit facebook.com/newhollandsummerarts.
And finally, Lititz will host its celebration all day Thursday in Lititz Springs Park.
The fun kicks off around noon Thursday, with food, live music, a kid zone and more. A baby parade takes place at 1:30 and the Queen of the Candles Pageant happens at 7:30 p.m.
Fireworks are scheduled to start at 9:30 p.m.
Tickets ($15) are required for this event, and this year marks the first with a new viewing area. Patrons are asked to pay attention to signs and be patient.
For details, visit lititz4thofjuly.com.
FYI this is the info from @LititzSpringsPa regarding blankets for the #Fireworks: General public may put their blankets down at the fireworks field from 7:30am–9:30am the morning of July 4th. THIS YEAR (2019) THE LINE WILL BEGIN TO FORM AT THE ENTRANCE TO THE LITITZ REC CENTER. https://t.co/nze1ii1j45 pic.twitter.com/q3IKGmSBxL— Lititz Police 🇺🇸 (@LititzPolice) July 3, 2019
Chair & Blankets policy for @LititzLionsClub #4thofJuly Parade: Chairs & Blankets may be placed 2 hours before parade anywhere with parking meters, everywhere else 5 hours before parade.Chairs and blankets will be collected by if the policy is not followed.And NO RED BALLOONS! https://t.co/nze1ii1j45 pic.twitter.com/JOUMX67HrL— Lititz Police 🇺🇸 (@LititzPolice) July 2, 2019