For Fourth of July fun, there’s no place like the Pocono Mountains. Fairs and festivals fill the days and fireworks light up the nights.

This year, leave the pyrotechnics to the pros. Celebrate Independence Day in the Pocono Mountains! Sit back, relax, and watch the fireworks fly from our parks, lakes, and ski areas.

Read on for a list of fairs and fireworks shows coming soon to the Pocono Mountains.

Jim Thorpe Stay at Home Festival
Memorial Park, Jim Thorpe

Date: Saturday, July 2, 2016
Rain Date: Sunday, July 3, 2016
Time: 3 to 10 p.m.
Cost: Free!
This Fourth of July celebration features a full schedule of carnival games, children’s activities and entertainment. Opening ceremonies begin at 3 p.m. Fireworks start at 10.

Annual American Freedom Festival
Dansbury Park, East Stroudsburg

Date: Saturday, July 2 to Monday, July 4, 2016
Time: 3 to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; 3 to 11 p.m. Monday
Cost: Free!
Don’t miss this three-day festival at Dansbury Park in East Stroudsburg. Bring the family and enjoy carnival rides and games, food trucks and vendors, live music and entertainment. Fireworks fly at dusk on the fourth.

Festivals in the Pocono Mountains

Fireworks Celebration
Honesdale Central Park

Date: Sunday, July 3, 2016
Rain Date: Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Time: 5 to 10 p.m.; fireworks begin at dusk
Cost: Free! Donations accepted
Celebrate Independence Day in beautiful Downtown Honesdale. This family-friendly event features live music, children’s activities, great shopping and a stunning fireworks display.

Fourth of July Celebration
Skytop Lodge
Date: Sunday, July 3, 2016
Time: 9 p.m.
Cost: Call for pricing
Skytop celebrates Independence Day with a fireworks display on Sunday, July 3. Concessions will be available. All are welcome.

Shawnee Fireworks Display
Shawnee Mountain Ski Area

Date: Sunday, July 3, 2016
Rain Date: Saturday, July 9, 2016
Time: 7 to 10 p.m.
Cost: $10/car benefits Shawnee Volunteer Fire Co.
Watch the show from the slopes! Bring a blanket or lawn chair and settle in for a great time. There will be magic shows, DJ entertainment and various food and craft vendors. Fireworks begin at dusk.

Fireworks Displays in the Pocono Mountains

Fireworks over Lake Wallenpaupack
Lake Wallenpaupack

Date: Monday, July 4, 2016
Rain Date: Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Time: 9:15 p.m.
Cost: Free!
See the skies light up over Lake Wallenpaupack from your car, boat, or seat in the Wallenpaupack Area High School bleachers. Tune into Classic Hits 105.3 for patriotic music and enjoy the show. Bleachers open at 7 p.m. Fireworks begin around 9:15.

Holiday Events in the Pocono Mountains

See what else is on deck for this holiday weekend in the Pocono Mountains. Visit our Holiday Events page, and be sure to book your stay using our Holiday Special Offers. We’ve got extra-special savings on summer vacation packages. Happy Fourth of July from the Pocono Mountains!