For the 28th consecutive year, plan to celebrate Independence Day in Williamsport with food, entertainment and thunderous fireworks as we “Set the Night to Music” co-sponsored by UPMC and the City of Williamsport! Your family will browse streets filled with food and craft vendors. At 3pm, a variety of live music starts on stage at the Hampton Inn parking lot. This star-spangled, patriotic celebration takes place under our enormous flying American Flag provided by The Pennsylvania ARMY National Guard. As darkness falls, at 9:40…that huge flag serves as the majestic backdrop for an incredible firework display choreographed to an inspiring patriotic soundtrack as we “Set the Night to Music” and light up the skies!
OUR LIVE MUSIC SCHEDULE THIS YEAR FEATURES (IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER)
The Uptown Music Collective • Chamberlain Hill • Leo & Kristen with Family Tradition
Classic Tymes Band • Raising Kane • The Flipside
River Valley Transit will provide FREE bus service every 10 minutes from FREE parking lots between 6pm and 10:30pm. RVT will also provide 2 FARE FREE bus routes between 5pm – 10pm. Complete details can be found at River Valley Transit’s website; https://www.ridervt.com/schedules-routes/rvt-rocket-lot-routes/
The River Walk from Basin Street to Hepburn Street will be closed from 7am to 10pm. The Market Street Bridge will be closed to all traffic from 8:30pm to 10:15pm.
Free parking will be available at the parking garage at Church and Third streets. The lower level will be available for handicap accessible vehicles. There will be no parking on the roof levels.
Elevators to both garages will be shut down from 6pm to midnight. Security will be patrolling both parking decks, keeping spectators off the roof levels.
NO PETS, ROLLERBLADES, SKATES, BICYCLES, TENTS OR FIREWORKS are permitted in the event area.
OUR JULY 4th, 2023 ‘SET THE NIGHT TO MUSIC’ CELEBRATION IS MADE POSSIBLE BY:
FROM THE DESK OF CHIEF JUSTIN SNYDER OF THE WILLIAMSPORT BUREAU OF POLICE
This 4th of July, the Williamsport Bureau of Police would like everyone to be safe and considerate of their neighbors when using fireworks. While certain fireworks are now legal in Pennsylvania, it is important for everyone to understand what the law permits and what it does not permit. The City of Williamsport recognizes Act 43 of 2017 House Bill No. 542 governing the sale, purchase and use of “Consumer Fireworks” (Class C.) All persons who use “Consumer Fireworks” shall follow all rules and regulations outlined in Section 2404 Use of Consumer Fireworks as well as the following conditions:
- Persons who are at least 18 years of age and meet the requirements of this article may purchase, possess and use consumer fireworks.
- Fireworks cannot be ignited or discharged on a public or private property without express permission of the property owner.
- Fireworks cannot be discharged from or within a motor vehicle or building.
- Fireworks cannot be discharged toward a motor vehicle or building.
- Fireworks cannot be discharged within 150 feet of an occupied structure.
- Fireworks cannot be discharged while the person is under the influence of alcohol, a controlled substance or another drug.
The City Ordinance further states that these fireworks shall be approved for use starting the weekend before July 4 and be permitted for use through the following calendar weekend. For purposes of this provision the weekend starts on Friday and then would conclude the following Sunday. Times for approved consumer fireworks shall be 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. Any violation of these provisions could be subject to a fine of up to $600 and/or imprisonment of up to 90 days.
The Williamsport Bureau of Police would again like to remind everyone to have a safe holiday. If you plan to use any approved fireworks, please be mindful of your surroundings and respectful to your fellow community members.
Sourced via CRIMEWATCH®: https://lycoming.crimewatchpa.com/williamsportpd/15317/post/fireworks