There are plenty of Independence Day celebrations and opportunities to kick back and relax with friends and family in Cumberland Valley. We've got fireworks, special events, unique places to cool down, and more! Pick one or more of the 4th of July activities below and make the most of this July 4th weekend!

4th of July Fireworks

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Additional 4th of July events will be posted as information becomes available. 

Things to Do July 4th Weekend

Gettysburg National Military Park

Enjoy various fun activities in the Cumberland Valley during the long holiday weekend. Highlights are listed below. See a full list of events from June 30 through July 5, 2023.

And make time for a visit to the nearby Museum & Visitors Center @ Gettysburg National Military Park, where you can better understand the hallowed grounds of the Gettysburg Battlefield.

Beyond the Battle Museum Presents Gettysburg 160

Thursday, June 29, 2023 - Monday, July 03, 2023

To commemorate the 160th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, the Adams County Historical Society offers special programming from June 29 through July 3, 2023, in its new Beyond the Battle Museum. Programming includes book signings, special presentations from historians and authors, and living... Read More 

Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra Free Summer Concert

Saturday, July 01, 2023

Throughout the United States and Europe, symphony orchestras have a long, proud history of providing outdoor entertainment in their communities. Since its inception in 1931, the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra has participated in that musical tradition. On the days around the 4th of July, our... Read More 

Night at the Museum, 1863

Saturday, June 10, 2023 - Saturday, October 14, 2023

The Battle of Gettysburg changed more lives than we could ever imagine. The events that took place in July of 1863 in a small town many people had never heard of forever affected our nation's history. The Gettysburg Heritage Center museum will come to life with first-person accounts of the battle.... Read More 

Firing Up the Grill for the Holiday Cooking Demo

Sunday, July 02, 2023

Chef Grayson Bowman Sunday, July 2, 2023 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. $69.00/person #522 BYOB Chef Grayson is firing up the grill to prepare some wonderful dishes that will surely help you enjoy your July 4th weekend. BBQ Chicken Bruschetta Sweet Corn & Pancetta Salad w/ Grilled Salmon Citrus... Read More 

Music on the Mountain Concert Series

Sunday, June 04, 2023 - Sunday, September 03, 2023

The Friends of Kings Gap Present The 2023 Music on the Mountain (MoM) Concert Series held on the first Sunday of the month from June through September 2023, 2:00 PM to 6:30 PM, rain or shine. Schedule June 4, Bluegrass: Tussey Mountain Moonshiners; Tango and Crow Project July 2: Blues and Classic... Read More 

Cool off with Ice Cream & Water Activities

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Chill out along our Cumberland Valley Ice Cream Trail. Download the FREE digital passport and let your scoops earn you prizes.

Here are some other favorite locations for water activities to keep you cool. Read more about Swimming in the Valley.