The City of Bethlehem will present its annual fireworks at approximately 9:15 p.m. Saturday, July 4th
(weather permitting). In case of inclement weather the fireworks will be held Sunday, July 5th
at approximately 9:15 p.m.
Fired from Sand Island, the fireworks will be visible from various areas of the City particularly around the City Center Plaza on East Church Street. Due to the current COVID-19 situation, spectators are advised to socially distance, following CDC guidelines, when choosing a place to view the display. In adherence with the guidelines, there will be no entertainment on Payrow Plaza this year.
To allow for safety during set-up of the display, all activity on Sand Island East will be closed to the public on July 4th
A reminder from the Fire Marshal
As of October 2017 consumer grade fireworks are legal to purchase and possess across the State of Pennsylvania. However, the use of fireworks remains limited by state law. In order to use consumer fireworks, a person must be 18 years of age or older, but a person MAY NOT INTENTIONALLY IGNITE OR DISCHARGE CONSUMER FIREWORKS or novelty sparkling devices:
(1) BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 9:00 PM AND 9:00 AM.
(2) ON PUBLIC OR PRIVATE PROPERTY WITHOUT THE EXPRESS PERMISSION OF THE OWNER.
(3) WITHIN, OR FROM A MOTOR VEHICLE OR BUILDING.
(4) INTO OR AT A MOTOR VEHICLE OR BUILDING OR AT ANOTHER PERSON.
(5) WHILE THE PERSON IS UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL, A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE OR ANOTHER DRUG.
(6) WITHIN 150 FEET OF AN OCCUPIED STRUCTURE. AN "OCCUPIED STRUCTURE” IS DEFINED BY STATE LAW AS A STRUCTURE, VEHICLE OR PLACE ADAPTED FOR OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATION OF PERSONS OR FOR CONDUCTING BUSINESS WHETHER OR NOT A PERSON IS ACTUALLY PRESENT.