Celebrate Independence Day In Lancaster County

This year, celebrate the Fourth of July weekend with a BANG
in Lancaster County. Spend the weekend at the Historic Smithton Inn to take
part in local events and witness amazing fireworks displays across the county.
Fireworks
Check out this sampling of events that have fun in store for
the whole family Friday and Saturday the first weekend in July.
Lititz Fourth of July
Celebration
Friday, July 3, 2015 (6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.)
Saturday, July 4, 2015 (12:00 p.m.)
Sponsored by Lititz Springs Park, the Lititz Patriotic Parade is packed with excitement for young and old alike on Friday,
July 3, 2015. It starts on Broad Street, near the Wilbur Chocolate Museum and
Store. The Fourth of July Celebration—held throughout Friday and Saturday—is
one of the oldest continuous celebrations in the country. For more information
on exciting entertainment during the 198th Fourth of July at Lititz Springs
Park, visit the event website.
Downtown Lancaster:
First Friday
Friday, July 3, 2015
5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
The arts and entertainment await you on the first Friday of
every month, during Lancaster City’s First Friday. From street-side musicians to chich art galleries, downtown
Lancaster has it all. Shops stay open late for locals and visitors to enjoy the
unique and eclectic treasures Lancaster City has to offer.
Ephrata Firecracker 5
Mile Run
Saturday, July 4, 2015
8:00 a.m.
Join in the fun at the 38th Annual Ephrata Firecracker 5 Mile Run on Saturday, July 4, 2015. The race starts
in the Ephrata Playhouse in Grater Park. Be sure to get to the Ephrata War
Memorial Field (less than a five-minute drive from the Historic Smithton Inn) before
9:30 p.m. to get a great view of the fireworks
display
that runs from 9:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Lancaster
Barnstormers vs. Camden Riversharks
Saturday, July 4, 2015
7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
While you’re in town, watch the Lancaster Barnstormers take on the Camden Riversharks at Clipper Magazine Stadium,
less than half an hour’s drive from the Historic Smithton Inn. You certainly
won’t want to miss the Red White & BOOM FIREWORKS Extravaganza following
the baseball game, either. And visit the Barnstormers website  for more information on upcoming events.
For more excitement, check out some of these fireworks displays throughout Lancaster County to get you
in the Fourth of July spirit! So much awaits you
during the Fourth of July weekend in Lancaster County, including East
Petersburg Movie in the Park (Despicable
Me 2
), Family Fishing Day, and more.
Enjoy your visit in Lancaster County even more by staying at
the Historic Smithton
Inn
in Ephrata. We’re here to give you a relaxing place to rejuvenate and
re-energize, so you can enjoy the Independence Day weekend festivities to their
fullest. Reserve your room today!

By Rebecca
Gallagher
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