The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


July 3, 2014

Look at the spectacular events for holiday weekend


Light the skies

The following fireworks displays will be held tonight throughout the region to celebrate the Fourth of July:

Point Stadium, downtown Johnstown, following an 8 p.m. concert by the Johnstown Symphony Orchestra.

Peoples Natural Gas Field, 1000 Park Ave., Altoona,  following the 7 p.m. Curve game.

Idlewild Park, Ligonier, 10 p.m.

DelGrosso Amusement Park, 4352 E. Pleasant Valley Blvd., Tipton.

Lakemont Park and the Island Waterpark, off Interstate 99, Altoona, 10 p.m.

Indiana County Fairgrounds, Mack Park, Indiana.

Central Pennsylvania 4th Fest, Bryce Jordan Center, State College, 9:15 p.m.

Kennywood Park, West Mifflin, tonight through Sunday.

Happy Fourth

Today there will be a two-part party in downtown Johnstown.

Community Foundation for the Alleghenies Founder’s Day Picnic will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Peoples Natural Gas Park, 90 Johns St.

A free picnic supper will be served featuring hamburgers, hot dogs, salads, iced tea, lemonade and apple pie.

The picnic is free, but tickets are required in advance.

Information: 536-7741.

The Independence Day Extravaganza, featuring the Johnstown Symphony Orchestra, will begin at 8 p.m. at Point Stadium.

A concert of patriotic music will be followed by a fireworks display.

A Fourth of July Celebration will return at 5 p.m. today and 3 p.m. Saturday at Windber Fire Department, 1620 Somerset Ave.

A parade will begin at 6 today.

Live music will feature country band NOMaD from 9 to midnight tonight and East Coast Turnaround from 9 to midnight Saturday.

A free concert and fireworks display to benefit Patton Library will be held today at Patton Park, Third Avenue.  

Musicians will perform from 4 to 9 p.m. in the gazebo in the middle of the park.

Guests may bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating.          

A library pavilion will be set up during the concert so guests can purchase books or make a cash donation.

A hat also will be passed throughout the park to aid in donation collections.

Guests may purchase food from the concession stand or bring their own food and beverages.

There are numerous fireplaces and grills throughout the park.

The music will begin at 4 with a set of Elvis and ’50s, ’60s and ’70s music by the White Shadow Band, followed by a set of Beatles music by the tribute band The Beatle Maniacs at 5.            

Musician Andy Rhody will perform his blast from the past show at 6, and Pittsburgh-based Hemlock House will perform the top hits of the ’80s at  7.            

There will be a jam session at 8 for any musician who wants to participate in a tribute to the music of the entire rock ’n’ roll era.

The concert will end with karaoke, and participants should be signed up by 7:30.

Music will end at 9, followed by a fireworks display at the football field area.

The concert, parking and fireworks are free.

Text Only | Photo Reprints

What is the biggest key to reducing gun violence in Johnstown?

Tackling the area's drug problem.
Controlling folks moving into city housing.
Monitoring folks in treatment centers and halfway houses.
Tougher sentencing by the court system.
More police on the streets.

     View Results