Fireworks are a summer tradition in the Pennsylvanian Americana Region. Most often illuminating the skies in honor of America’s Independence Day, these illustrious and exhilarating displays have been etched into local memory for generations. 

This year, you and your family once again can celebrate the fourth with traditional fireworks across Berks County, PA. Courtesy of the Pennsylvania Americana Region, here are four great places to watch July fireworks in the Greater Reading Area this year.

Star-Spangled Spectacular Concert & Fireworks with Reading Symphony Orchestra

The Reading Symphony Orchestra will be hosting a star-spangled concert and fireworks spectacular on Sunday, July 4, entirely free of charge! Bring your picnic baskets or check out the food trucks as you enjoy your favorite patriotic tunes in the park-like setting of EnerSys Headquarters this year. (located across from the Reading Municipal Airport)

The concert is free, but you need a ticket for entry. You can pick up a free ticket to the event at Boscov’s East, Boscov’s at the Berkshire Mall, Boscov’s at the Fairgrounds Market, EnerSys headquarters, or the RSO Office, or with an image of the concert information on your mobile device.

Grounds open at 6:30 p.m. The concert begins at 8 p.m.! BYOB is permitted, and plenty of children’s activities abound; however, pets are not allowed. Click here to learn more!

The Colebrookdale Railroad

Perhaps the most unique way to see a fantastic fireworks display this Fourth of July is via the Colebrookdale Railroad’s July 4 Fireworks Express. Avoid the traffic and hassle of finding parking, and ride the Colebrookdale Railroad to Pottstown’s GoFourth! Fireworks Show in Pottstown’s Memorial Park. Now that’s a memorable 4th of July fireworks experience!

July 4 Fireworks Express tickets will be General Admission except for Parlor and Lounge Car passengers.  The train will depart for Pottstown at 7 p.m. Because passengers can disembark the train to watch the show from the park upon arrival, they are encouraged to wear appropriate footwear and bring lawn chairs. 

Boarding for the return trip to Boyertown will begin promptly after the show concludes.  Interested? Get your tickets right here!

Governor Mifflin Community Days

The Greater Governor Mifflin League’s 45th Annual Community Days offers a schedule packed with celebratory events on the campus of Governor Mifflin High School. 

Traditionally held in July, Community Days 2021 runs from July 5 through July 10, 2021 and features food, games, rides, and great entertainment. The fun culminates on Saturday, July 10, with a spectacular “One-of-a-Kind” Fireworks finale!

Learn more about all the unique events that will be taking place at the 2021 Governor Mifflin Community Days Celebration right here

With the Reading Fightin’ Phils

Fireworks are a regular occurrence at FirstEnergy Stadium, the home of the Reading Fightin’ Phils Minor League baseball team! This year, the R-Phils are planning several firework games including Carpenter MEGA Blast Shows, some of the largest and most elaborate displays in stadium history.

Dates for the July MEGA Blast fireworks games may just miss the July holiday; but, fans can catch fireworks displays after Fightin games on July 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 29, 30, and 31. Tickets to all 2021 Reading Fightin’ Phils home games can be purchased at the Weidenhammer Ticket Office by calling 610-370-2255, or online via the R-Phils website.

The Pennsylvania American Region is proud to inform our great community and visitors about the wonderful fireworks experiences that can be found all throughout Berks County. To learn more about upcoming events, visit our Calendar of Events or contact us today!