Ooh & Aah! All Your 2024 Independence Day Celebrations in Erie County

Where to see fireworks, participate in a mullet contest, enter a bike parade, and more!

By Kara Murphy June 17, 2024

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We've got all the details on how to celebrate America's birthday in Erie, Pa., in 2024!

💥Erie County 2024 Independence Day fireworks & family fun💥

Friday, June 29 and Saturday, June 30

Albion Fireworks Festival

From a mullet contest to Sunday night fireworks, this annual fair and festival has it all!

Wednesday, July 3 

Lights Over Lake Erie

Fireworks will go off near the Bicentennial Tower at Dobbins Landing at about 10 p.m. 

Watch the fireworks from the bluffs overlooking Dobbins Landing, from the bay, Presque Isle State Park or just about anywhere you can see the Bicentennial Tower. Select downtown Erie Parking Authority garages will be free for visitors on the night of the fireworks. Erie Metropolitian Transit Authority shuttle buses will transport visitors from select garages for free to the bayfront.

Boro With the Works in Edinboro

Boro with the Works returns as a fun-filled community event near Mallory Lake on PennWest Edinboro University campus with fireworks, food trucks, a kids zone and more! 

Thursday, July 4

Millcreek 4th of July Parade

Parade begins at 9:45 on W. 12th Street.

Lawrence Park July 4 Celebrations

From a bike parade to fireworks, Lawrence Park will celebrate Independence Day all day long July 4!

Enjoy the Fourth at Gravel Pit Park

Old-fashioned fun like yard games starts in the afternoon, capped off by a fireworks show at dusk.

Fireworks at First Alliance Church

Fireworks show! 

Erie SeaWolves MEGABLAST Night

MEGABLAST gets bigger and better every year! Fireworks follow the game.

Friday, July 5

Erie SeaWolves Marvel Night 

The team will wear special Marvel jerseys, and fans are encouraged to dress as their favorite Marvel Super Hero. Then enjoy postgame fireworks set to a Marvel soundtrack.

Friday, July 12 & Saturday, July 13

French Creek Festival & Fireworks in Union City

Food trucks, crafter, games, face painting, balloon animals, fireworks, and more. 

Know of a show we're missing? Email and we'll get it added to the list!

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