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22nd Annual Set the Night to Music and More!
By Lou Hunsinger Jr.

With the sounding of firecrackers, fireworks and the glow of sparklers we will be celebrating our nation’s 241st birthday this July 4th. There will be lots of opportunities to celebrate this occasion all over the area. The centerpiece of these activities is probably downtown Williamsport’s “Set the Night To Music”, which will take place the evening of Tuesday, July 4. In addition to the large fireworks display, there will be various food and craft vendors on hand and great entertainment by groups of various stylings. The event goes from 3:00 p.m. to about 11:00 p.m., in the area of the Hampton Inn.
The Market Street Bridge will be closed Tuesday, July 4th from 8:30 p.m. until approximately 10:30 p.m. for the fireworks and cleanup.
The "River Walk" will be closed Tuesday, July 4th from 7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. from Commerce Park to Maynard St. on the Williamsport side of the river.
All those wishing to attend this event are advised no pets, rollerblades/skates, bicycles or skateboards are permitted within the event area.
There is absolutely no parking or stopping on or around any highway or road during the fireworks. No tents or private fireworks will be allowed in the area of the Hampton Inn.
Handicap parking is in the first floor of the parking deck on Third and Church streets. River Valley Transit will offer free trolley rides from all City parking lots to the fireworks area from 6:00 p.m. through 10 p.m.
Here is a listing of the performers and times they will be performing — all times are approximate.
• 3:00-3:30 p.m. — Uptown Music Collective
• 3:45-4:15 p.m. — Mum’s the Word (Blues)
• 4:30-5:00 p.m. — Remember (Oldies)
• 5:15-5:45 p.m. — Lost Saints (Rock)
• 6:00-6:30 p.m. — Scott Bird Band (Country)
• 6:45-7:15 p.m. — Noise Pollution (Rock)
• 7:30-8:00 p.m. — Flu Shots (Pop)
• 8:15-8:45 p.m. — Gabe Stillman & the Billtown Giants (Blues)
• 9:00-9:30 p.m. — Aaron Kelley & Flipside (Pop/Country)
• After the fireworks — Lumpy Gravy (Classic Rock/ Jam Band)
Sound will be provided by Blast Entertainment, and K&S Music will provide the drum set and bass amp.
Other events in the area include the 58th Jersey Shore Town Meeting held the week of July 3 to July 8 on the Town Meeting Grounds in Jersey Shore. The event has food, vendors and entertainment all week.
There will be fireworks at dusk on Monday, July 3 at Montgomery Park in Montgomery Park that will also include food and various musical entertainment in the hours before the fireworks.
In Watsontown there will be an all-day celebration on July 4th at the borough’s Memorial Park. The activities will include a classic car show, the Fourth Annual Arm Wrestling Tournament, a parade beginning at 10 a.m., musical entertainment all day and fireworks at 9 p.m. and of course all kinds of great food from various food vendors.
The Millville Carnival runs June 30th through July 8th and there will be fireworks at midnight on the 8th.
Have a safe and sane July 4th as you celebrate our nation’s birthday and its great heritage.


 

 

 
 
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