The City of Allentown’s 4th of July Celebration & Street Festival will take place along Linden Street at J. Birney Crum Stadium on Saturday, July 4, from 5:30pm-10pm. The festival features live music, family friendly entertainment, delicious food options from local and regional mobile food vendors and a rousing fireworks show.
The 4th of July Celebration & Street Festival is a free event open to the public. All the fun begins at 5:30pm on Linden Street, with performances including urban dance moves by XCAPE Hip Hop Dance Group, patriotic music by the Allentown Municipal Band, and dance party music by the UUU Party Band.
The Allentown Patriotic Pet Parade will again take place on Linden Street at the festival. Entrants should pre-register through Friends of the Allentown Parks at www.allentownparks.org or register at the event from 5:30 – 6:00pm. The pet parade will take place from 6:15 – 6:30pm, with prizes for best Pet & Pal Combo, Best in Show, and Most Patriotic Pet.
New for 2015 is a basketball skills competition for boys and girls ages 13 – 18 that will take place from 6:30 – 8:00pm. Children will compete individually in such skills as 3-point shot, free-throw shooting and a 100-yd dash. Winners in each age category will receive a gift certificate to The Archive. Participants may pre-register by calling the Recreation Office at 610-437-7757, or register at the festival between 5:30 – 6:15pm.
Food vendors and food trucks will be spread out at the street festival featuring authentic cuisine from Puerto Rican Culture Preservation and Jerkies “Jamaican BBQ.” Popcorn Pit will offer kettle corn, popcorn and a variety of nuts. Lillo Mobile snacks will be serving an assortment of Italian Ice flavors. Endless Concessions will offer fresh squeezed lemonade, orangeade, chocolate covered fruit, cannoli and cheesecake. The Bees Knees Grill will be offering gourmet grilled cheese and refreshing teas. MMG Concessions will offer fresh made-to-order wraps, taco salads, and funnel cake. Hany Honey Ice Cream will offer a variety of soft serve ice cream. OMG Smoothies will be serving a variety of fruit/vegetable real ingredient smoothies. Kona Ice will be serving an assortment of Hawaiian shaved ice with amazing flavors.
Entertainment will begin in J. Birney Crum Stadium at 6:00pm including performances by the award-winning Scott Marshall Highway Band and by the elite dancers of Sharon Plessl School of Dance. The Lehigh Valley Skydivers are returning to perform their daring jumps, and Isabell Solano will lead us in singing the National Anthem. The night will be capped by a brilliant 4th of July fireworks show.
Celebration Fireworks Inc. of Kutztown is again producing this year’s fireworks show. The show will be bigger and better than ever for 2015!
Alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase at the Linden Street Festival.
The City of Allentown thanks the sponsors and partners of the 2015 4th of July Celebration- RCN, Cumulus Media, Friends of the Allentown Parks, Sharon Plessl School of Dance, and XCAPE.
For more information visit www.allentownpa.gov/fireworks or call 610-437-7757.