Where to Celebrate July 4th in Erie

Celebrating July 4 in Erie County is a blast!

By Kara Murphy June 14, 2019

Are you looking for ways to celebrate July 4th in Erie, Pa.? 

We have all your Independence Day fun in Erie — fireworks, parades, community picnics and more — rounded up right here for you!

 Here are eight ways to celebrate Independence Day in the Erie area:

💥SeaWolves Fireworks 

Saturday, June 29, and Tuesday and Wednesday, July 2 and 3


Details: After the three SeaWolves games, fans are invited to enjoy spectacular post-game Zambelli fireworks. The July 3 event will be set to a patriotic soundtrack and a live on-field performance by the Erie Philharmonic Brass Quartet.

💥Lights Over Lake Erie

10 p.m., Wednesday, July 3

Bicentennial Tower, Erie, Pa.

Details: Fireworks, launched from the Bicentennial Tower at 10 p.m., will be visible all along points from the bayfront and synchronized with music that will play on Star 104. Click here for more details about Lights Over Lake Erie.

💥Boro with the Works

6-10 p.m., Wednesday, July 3

Edinboro University

Details: Edinboro Fireworks are BACK this July 3!  Boro with the Works will be a fun-filled community event near Mallory Lake on Edinboro University campus.  Firework display at 10 p.m. There will also be a kids zone, local food trucks and a patriotic performance by the Concert Band of Northwest PA.

🐟Fish For Free Day in Pennsylvania

Dawn until dark, July 4

Erie and statewide

Details: Pennsylvania's fish for free days allow residents and non-residents to legally fish on Pennsylvania waterways, including Lake Erie, with no fishing license required. Click here for more details about Fish for Free Days in PA.

📜Friends and Family Day at Maritime Museum

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, July 4, 2019

Erie Maritime Museum, Erie Pa.

Details: Celebrate the commemoration of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence at the Maritime Museum July 4. Free admission to the museum and tour of the U.S. Brig Niagara all day. Hands-on kids activities from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Click here for more details about Friends and Family Day at the Erie Maritime Museum.

🍬Millcreek Township Parade

Starts 9:45 a.m., Thursday, July 4 

Along West 12th Street, Millcreek Township

Details: The parade starts at West 12th and Marshall streets and ends at the American Legion. Don't forget sunscreen and bags for candy! Click here for more details about the Millcreek Township Parade.

💥Lawrence Park Parade and Fireworks

10 a.m. to dusk, Thursday, July 4

Lawrence Park, Pa.

Details: The day kicks off at 10 a.m. with a bike parade at Lake Cliff Park, followed by a traditional parade at 2 p.m. and fireworks at dusk. Click here for more details about the Lawrence Park Parade and Fireworks.

💥Corry's Old Fashioned Fourth of July

11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, July 4

Corry City Park

Details: Live music from Bill Beggs and the Dixie Doodlers, Kokomo Time Band, and Happy Days! Hot dog and pie eating contests. Register in advance.  Fireworks at the Corry Legion #365 at dusk.A Corn Hole tournament is being run by the Corry Moose #98. Food and drink vendors will be present.

Hope you all have a happy -- and safe! -- July 4 Independence Day in Erie!