It is time once again to gather together and celebrate the Fourth of July throughout the local communities. There will be many events and gatherings going on throughout the holiday weekend to celebrate our country's freedom.
There will be a fireworks show at dusk at Montgomery Park.
Pedestrians wander the streets of downtown Williamsport last year during the Set the Night to Music celebration.
The Watsontown Fourth of July celebration will take place all day at the Watsontown Memorial Park, located south of town along Dickson Avenue and Route 405. Free Charlie, Covert Action and Less Boys will perform throughout the celebration. There will be vendors, face painting, a car show, an arm wrestling challenge, a horseshoe tournament and much more. The celebration will end with a fireworks show at 9:15 p.m.
The Watsontown Fourth of July parade will take place at 10 a.m. at Watsontown Elementary School and travel down Main Street to the Watsontown Memorial Park, located south of town along Dickson Avenue and Route 405.
The Williamsport Crosscutters will play a doubleheader against the Auburn Doubledays at noon at Bowman Field, 1700 W. Fourth St. Spectators may celebrate the holiday at the ballpark with a hot dog eating contest, two-for-one soft drinks, pint beer specials, free popcorn from noon to 1 p.m., Launch-a-Ball and a chance to qualify to win a $1,000 Lycoming Mall gift card.
The Repasz Band presents its annual Old Time Fourth of July Concert, of Sousa marches, patriotic melodies and hit tunes from Broadway, from 5 to 6 p.m. at Village Green, Route 43, Eagles Mere.
Liberty Fest will take place all day Friday and Saturday at 173 Taylor Run Road, Roaring Branch. Some of the bands and artists performing include Jimkata, Quimby Mountain Band, Turbine, King Trivoli, Family Vacation, Observe the 93rd, Royal Benson, Moxie & Rebel, Willie Jack & The Northern Light, Backwoods Experiment, Still Hand String Band and many more. Tickets are available at Old School Pizza, 12 E. Fourth St., and K&S Music, 1116 W. Southern Ave., South Williamsport. Online tickets are available until Tuesday and may be purchased at libertymusicfestival.com/index.
The Williamsport Crosscutters will celebrate military appreciation night as they take on the Auburn Doubledays at 7:05 p.m. at Susquehanna Bank Park at Historic Bowman Field, 1700 W. Fourth St. Donate your used cellphones to Cell Phones for Soldiers, and receive a free hot dog and soda at the game. The used phones will be turned into calling cards and distributed to soldiers serving overseas.
The first 1,000 fans will receive a special card set highlighting local military heroes. Fans with valid proof of military service will receive free general admission at the box office.
The Cutters players will wear special limited edition stars and stripes caps. Fans will be able to bid on the autographed, game-worn caps in a silent auction during the game. Proceeds will benefit the MSG Sean Thomas Foundation.