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Celebrate the 4th of July in Gettysburg with The Willys, a patriotic pops concert and fireworks show.
Gettysburg College and its community partners are pleased to again present the 4th of July Patriotic Pops Concert and Fireworks, a fun and interactive family-friendly event. Popular local band, The Willys, will kick off the evening with a 90-minute set. Afterwards, the Gala Pops Orchestra will perform a concert featuring popular American tunes and marches. Following the musical performance, guests will have a front row view of the fireworks display which will immediately follow. The concert will take place at the Science Center lawn on the campus of Gettysburg College. The lawn is located between Masters and Constitution lots adjacent to Constitution Avenue. The site will open at 5pm. Food and refreshments - including local craft beer and Adams County wine - will be on sale throughout the concert and fireworks display. Fireworks sponsored by Destination Gettysburg. Bring the family and enjoy a wonderful evening.
Limited parking will be available on the campus of Gettysburg College. Follow signs to Constitution Lot, Stadium Lot, Bream Gym Lot, West Lincoln Avenue. Constitution Avenue will be closed between the west entrance to the Constitution lot and the intersection at W. Lincoln for safety reasons. The Constitution parking lot will be accessible through the east entrance and will be used for VIP/sponsor/musician parking. Some handicapped parking will be available along Constitution Avenue. Parking will not be permitted on, or along, Howard Avenue between Mummasburg Road and Biglerville Road (PA 34.) To ease congestion after the fireworks, Howard Avenue will be ONE WAY (Eastbound) only. All traffic coming South on Mummasburg Road will be directed East on Howard Avenue. No traffic leaving the campus area will be allowed to travel North on Mummasburg Road. All traffic traveling East from campus will be directed to Carlisle Street.
Science Center lawn, Gettysburg College
Getttysburg, PA 17325