The City of Allentown’s Independence Celebration & Street Festival will take place along Linden Street at J. Birney Crum Stadium on Saturday, July 1 from 5:30pm-10:15pm.  The festival features live music, family friendly entertainment, delicious food options from local and regional mobile food vendors and a rousing musical fireworks show.

Allentown’s Independence Celebration & Street Festival is a free event open to the public.  All the fun begins at 5:30pm on Linden Street and inside J. Birney Crum Stadium, with dance performances by XCAPE Hip Hop Dance Group and Sharon Plessl School of Dance; and band performances by School’s Out, Woodside Avenue, Pioneer Band of Allentown, Tim Harakal Trio, Scott Marshall’s Highway, James Supra Blues Band and Billy Bauer Band. The Allentown Summer Playground Program children will perform the traditional Flag Drill as part of the celebration.

The Allentown Patriotic Pet Parade will again take place on Linden Street at the festival.  Entrants should pre-register through Friends of the Allentown Parks at or register at the event from 5:30 – 6:00pm.  The pet parade will take place from 6:15 – 6:30pm, with prizes for best Pet & Pal Combo, Best in Show, and Most Patriotic Pet.

Food vendors and food trucks will be spread out at the street festival featuring authentic and varied cuisines.

Metz Amusements will again bring carnival rides to thrill kids along the Linden Street Festival. The Alternative Gallery will host kids’ crafts tents and create a live, patriotic mural on site. Children can also enjoy pony rides and a petting zoo.

The Alternative Gallery will offer local craft beer sales, featuring brews from Allentown’s Fegley’s and Hijinx breweries.

The night will be capped by a brilliant fireworks show that is sure to dazzle the audience. Thanks to WLEV and Cumulus Media, the fireworks show will be accompanied by music broadcast through J. Birney Crum Stadium.

ZY Pyrotechnics of Wapwallopen is producing this year’s fireworks show.  The show will be bigger and better than ever for 2017!

The City of Allentown thanks the sponsors and partners of the 2017 Allentown Independence Celebration- RCN, Cumulus Media, Friends of the Allentown Parks, Sharon Plessl School of Dance, The Alternative Gallery, and The Morning Call.

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Mike Moore
Communications Manager
Mayor’s Office
435 Hamilton Street
Allentown, PA 18101