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Celebrate July 4th 2019 in The Sweetest Place On Earth

4th of July 2019: Fun for Everyone in Hershey, PA

From a day of riding coasters at Hersheypark to a night of Jazz On The Veranda at The Hotel Hershey complete with fireworks, there is something for everyone on July 4th in Hershey, Pa. Check out this list of 4th of July activities in The Sweetest Place On Earth.

A Day at the Amusement Park

Hersheypark will be open on July 4th from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Included in the one-price admission, guests can enjoy more than 70 rides and attractions, including 14 mild to wild coasters and our all-new interactive gaming ride, Reese's Cupfusion; take the plunge at The Boardwalk at Hersheypark water park with more than 1 million gallons of water and 16 attractions; and see more than 200 North American animals at ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park. There are also 11 resident shows to see throughout the day at Hersheypark, including the new, one-of-a-kind musical adventure called Big Top Dreams.

Later in the day, Hersheypark guests can take a break from riding to enjoy the Star Spangled Picnic, an all-you-care-to-eat picnic, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. in Pioneer Frontier Catering. The menu includes a delicious spread of hamburgers, hot dogs, pulled pork BBQ, macaroni and cheese, potato salad, watermelon, chips, rolls and condiments, assorted ice cream novelties, assorted pies, patriotic brownie berry trifle, and assorted Pepsi products. Vegetarian options will be available upon request. A cash bar featuring beer, wine and specialty cocktails will also be available. The cost is $15.50 for ages 9+ and $10.50 for ages 3-8 when purchasing tickets online through July 3. Children 2 and younger are free. Guests can also buy tickets when they arrive at Hersheypark. The day of cost is $18 for ages 9+ and $12.50 for ages 3-8.

A Night of Live Music, Delicious Eats and Incredible Views

Anyone who likes live rhythm and blues should consider swinging by The Hotel Hershey on July 4th for Jazz On The Veranda from 7-10 p.m. It is a great way to take in the best view in town while listening to a live soundtrack of local jazz music. Attendees can relax by the fire pit and enjoy small plates and signature cocktails from a special menu while listening to the musical stylings of Jazzy Ralph. Please note that this event is weather permitting.

Tip: The views of the July 4th fireworks display are spectacular from The Hotel Hershey veranda.

Annual Fourth of July Fireworks

Our annual 4th of July fireworks celebration will start at 10:15 p.m. on July 4, 2019. It is a sweet way to end a fun day at Hersheypark or night at The Hotel Hershey.

Tip: While rides will close at 10 p.m., guests can remain in Hersheypark to watch the Fourth of July fireworks. We recommend Midway America for the best viewing spot inside the Park.