9-year-old Arris Simms, of Lancaster watches the fireworks during the Celebrate Lancaster event in Lancaster on Friday, June 28, 2019.

A normal Fourth of July would usually consist of swarms of people banding together with sprinklers and fried foods, eventually lying under the firework-illuminated night sky.

The pandemic has changed the way that many events operate - many have been canceled or postponed.

Here is the status of each Fourth of July celebration in (and around) Lancaster County.

Longs Park

Allegro Nextgen Orchestra performs at Long's Park summer concert series Sunday evening.

Allegro concert

Allegro Orchestra's annual concert will be visible via streaming this year. The concert is usually held at Long's Park Amphitheater as part of the park's summer series. 

More information: Friday, July 3 | Streaming online via their website

Lancaster Airport

Penn Cinema, Lititz Springs Park and M & R Auto are teaming up to bring fireworks to Lititz, even if the pandemic canceled the widely anticipated fireworks show in Lititz Springs Park. Parking will be at the cinema, and the fireworks will be shot off from Lancaster Airport.

More information: Saturday, July 4 | Penn Cinema, 541 Airport Road, Lititz | Parking starts at 8:30 p.m.; fireworks start at 9:30 p.m. | Cost: $5 per vehicle, no change will be given | More info


The Wrightsville Fireworks Committee will be hosting a Fourth of July event near the John Wright Restaurant with food and fireworks. 

More information: Saturday, July 4 | 234 N. Front St., Wrightsville | Fireworks start at 9:30 p.m.

New Holland fireworks

The New Holland Summer Arts Committee will still be hosting fireworks this year, though this time without a band. Visitors are urged to practice social distancing.

More information: Saturday, July 4 | New Holland Community Park, 400-498 Jackson St., New Holland | Fireworks start at 9:30 p.m. | More info


The Marietta fireworks are still a-go. There will be no other surrounding events; just fireworks.

More information: Saturday, July 4 | Donegal Intermediate School, 1177 River Road, Marietta | Parking at War Memorial Park and CBC Church | Fireworks start around 9:15 | More info

The following Fourth of July events have been canceled for 2020

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Lititz celebrated the Fourth of July with concerts in Lititz Spring Park and a fireworks display Thursday evening, July 4,2019.


Lititz Springs Park officially confirmed it will not host fireworks for Fourth of July celebrations. Most celebrations — such as the Queen of the Candles competition, the annual baby parade and the national bell ringing — will happen online this year.

Long's Park

Dave Wauls, president of the Long's Park Ampitheater Foundation, confirmed with a reporter at LNP | LancasterOnline that the fireworks event would be canceled. Long's Park's summer music series has also been canceled due to the pandemic.

Crowds pack Lancaster, Lititz, Ephrata Fourth of July events

Fireworks from the Lititz Fourth of July celebration explode Thursday night, July 4, 2013.


Ephrata's fireworks event Facebook page announced they canceled this year's fireworks show.

East Petersburg

There will not be fireworks in East Petersburg this July, says the event's Facebook page; the annual East Pete Day was postponed to Sept. 19. Fireworks are anticipated for the Sept. event.

Editor's note: This article formerly said that fireworks in Wrightsville were hosted by the John Wright Restaurant; they are hosted by the Wrightsville Fireworks Committee. The article has been updated to reflect this change.