Admission & VIP Passes


• Admission: Free

The Central PA 4th Fest is a one-day celebration event held on July 4th. Our team of volunteers work hard to create a memorable experience for every attendant and celebrate America’s independence with one of Pennsylvania’s best firework’s shows. There are food trucks with delicious food, multiple activities for all ages, and events will provide entertainment for the whole day.


• General Parking: $10

• VIP Parking: $25

• VIP RV Parking: $50

General parking opens at 9:00 A.M. Early bird parking (in lot 43 and 83 off University Drive) opens at 8:00 A.M.

Note: Cars will be directed to lots at the discretion of police as determined by traffic conditions.

Ticket Purchase Options

You can pre-purchase tickets online at Evenbrite or at any RedLine Speed Shine.

For online tickets use the button below

Tickets can also be purchased during the festival at any of these locations:

  • 4thFest Info Booth (on grounds 2:00pm-8:30pm)

  • VIP Parking Lot entrances (9:00am-9:00pm)

  • VIP Viewing Area entrance gate (5:00pm-9:00pm)


VIP Viewing Area

• VIP Viewing Pass: $25

The 4thFest VIP Fireworks Viewing experience is a special reserved viewing area on the east side of Porter Road. The VIP area provides a one-of-a-kind, up close pyrotechnic experience – watch the dazzling fireworks light display and custom ground effects and set pieces, listen to the concert style sound system broadcast of the musical score, and see and feel the heat and concussion of the launching fireworks shells!

Benefits of VIP Viewing Experience:

  • Sit up and close to the firing line of the fireworks

  • Chairs can be placed in advance of the show

  • Music during the fireworks show

  • Special ground-based effects only viewable in this area

The VIP Viewing area is located on the east side of Porter Road behind the Visitors Center and Medlar Field.

The upper portion of the VIP Viewing area will be open all afternoon to hear local band performing on the Independence Stage. The remainder of the VIP Viewing area will open at 5:00PM. The VIP Viewing area can be accessed through the entrance gates situated 150 yards off the east side of Porter Road behind the PSU meat sales office. Follow the directional signs.

Please note:

  1. Alcohol, personal fireworks and pets are not permitted within the VIP Viewing area.

  2. Children 4 and under accompanied by an adult with a VIP Viewing pass may enter the Viewing area for free.

  3. It has been recommended that ear protection be provided for infants and very young children.