Posted by on June 25, 2019 3:54 am

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Want to know if they’re having fireworks tonight (July 6) in Schuylkill Haven and Saint Clair: GO HERE.

There aren’t nearly enough fireworks displays around Schuylkill County.

Think about it … for the next two weeks, your evening and nighttime hours are going to be filled with the sounds people sending their mad money screaming into the air, ending in a colorful explosion. Or at least a loud one.

But for all those “independent” displays from now until the Pottsville fireworks, there are so few permitted fireworks displays in Schuylkill County.

Fireworks, Our American Duty

This isn’t us talking here. This is history.

Fireworks remain a hallmark of Fourth of July culture. In fact, POTUS #2 John Adams insisted there be “pomp, parade … bonfires … and illumination” to celebrate independence from the British.

The Problem

We understand the problem with towns not holding fireworks is cost. But that argument kills a lot of good ideas around here and fireworks can’t be the next tradition to go away.

Whatever it takes, even if it’s for a rinky-dink, 10-minute show to start, towns not on the list below need to get it going.

Until that happens, check out the list of the 2019 public fireworks displays in Schuylkill County.

Schuylkill County Fireworks 2019

Here’s a schedule of fireworks displays around Schuylkill County to celebrate Independence Day.

As is the case every year, there are very few actually on Independence Day. It’s a little disheartening because some of the most fun on the Fourth of July is the promise of fireworks at the end of the night.

But having displays on nights other than the Fourth of July allows people to take in more than one fireworks show around Schuylkill County.

So, here’s the schedule of Independence Day Fireworks in Schuylkill County 2019:

Saturday, June 29

Tower City

They’re pushing the limits of #toosoon for calling this a Fourth of July fireworks display. But with so few on the calendar, we need to include it. The Tower City fireworks are set to go off from the American Legion Carnival grounds starting at 10:45 p.m.

Wednesday, July 3

Frackville

They bill it as the event of the year in Frackville. And if you’ve ever seen a Frackville fireworks display for Independence Day, you can understand why. The party gets started at the Little League Complex at Dusk. The rain date for the Frackville fireworks is July 5.

Thursday, July 4

Port Carbon

This year’s Fourth of July festivities get started in Port Carbon with the Firecracker 5K race.

The annual parade starts at 9 a.m.  with a short program after it at the Library gazebo. Here’s the parade route:

  • Coal St. to Jackson St.
  • Jackson St. to Washington St.
  • Washington St. to Pike St.
  • Pike St. ending at Library Gazebo

And then you can expect to see the highly-anticipated fireworks show around 10 p.m.

Saturday, July 6

Schuylkill Haven

The annual fireworks display in Schuylkill Haven gets going from Island Park at 9:30 p.m.

St. Clair

There’s a car cruise in St. Clair before the fireworks shooting off at dusk. The show takes place on Saturday, July 6.

Saturday, July 13

Pottsville

As is usually the case, Pottsville has the most poorly timed Fourth of July fireworks in the county. This year, the fireworks in Pottsville are a full 9 days after Independence Day.

Even though they’ll lack the patriotic fervor that typically accompanies a properly timed Fourth of July show, Pottsville’s do offer one unique experience. There are 40 tickets to watch the fireworks from the Pottsville Area High School planetarium rooftop. A chance to view some heavenly objects like Jupiter through the school’s telescope follow the fireworks.

If you can’t make it to school roof, you’d be a rare bird if you didn’t know someone in Pottsville with a rooftop suitable for watching the show.

2 responses to Celebrate the 4th of July! Schuylkill County Fireworks in 2019

  1. John wiley July 2nd, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    Leave it to Pottsville to be late as usual. Sometimes they early. Get with it Pottsville.

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    • Susie Collins July 3rd, 2019 at 6:52 pm

      The fireworks are this year is in celebration with Yuengling’s 190th Anniversary and this is why they are later this year.

      Reply

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