The Great American 4th of July Fireworks

"A World Class Event"

Wednesday, July 4, 2001  -  State College, Pa

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Schedule of Events for July 4, 2001
Overview: All outdoor and indoor events begin at 4:00 PM and continue until the main fireworks show begins at 9:20 PM.  Outdoor events include: the Kid Care child identification area, Children’s Games, Arts and Crafts, Balloons, Face Painting, Clowns, Jugglers and Live Entertainment  at the Main Stage.  The Main Stage entertainment begins at 4PM with The Deacons of Dixieland. Other groups continue to entertain until the fireworks start.  The Southern Pennsylvania AAA welcome booth opens at 4 PM with free Kunzler hotdogs, and Middleswarth Chips. AAA’s staff will grill thousands of hotdogs and serve them free with Middleswarth chips, while supplies last. Indoor events at the air conditioned Bryce Jordan Center include the Family Playground on the main floor and food and ice cream on the concourse level.  Pepsi drinks and water will be sold at six outdoor booths by fireworks volunteers. The drink booths will be placed around the Main Stage Parking area. All drink proceeds help defray the cost of the fireworks.
4PM - 9PM Project Kid Care is a photo documentation program sponsored by the Bald Eagle Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police. This is your opportunity to obtain a picture of your child along with documentation that may help the police find your children if they ever become missing. This is an invaluable service for families with young children.
4PM - 4:45PM The Deacons of Dixieland Band performs on the Main Stage. The Deacons of Dixieland is a fun to listen to, toe tapping Dixieland band featuring horns, woodwinds, keyboards and vocals. Under the direction of John Kepler, The Deacons of Dixieland have been having fun entertaining Central Pennsylvanians for many years.
4:45PM - 5:45PM Tommy Wareham on the Main Stage - Tommy Wareham is a local entertaining legend who is at home entertaining for thousands, as he does each year at the Great American4th of July Fireworks, or in more intimate setting such as his American Ale House and Grill Restaurant in State College.
5:45PM - 6:15PM Jugglers on the ground in front of the Main Stage. The Penn State Juggling Club will perform their fantastic Juggling act in front of the Main Stage.
6:00PM - 7:00 PM Birthday Cake. The "cake crew" from Restek Corporation will cut our "giant" Great American Flag birthday cake, adjacent to the Main Stage. Giant Foods bakes and decorates this giant 6' x 11' cake that looks like an American Flag. Bring your camera to take a picture before it's cut. After it's cut it doesn't last long! .

6:15PM - 7:15PM

Pastime on the Main Stage. Pastime is a unique, award winning, vocal group from the Harrisburg area. Their acappella "doo-wop" five part harmony will feature your favorites from the 50's and 60's.
7:17PM - 8:15PM Robin Hibschman on the Main Stage. Robin is a singer/songwriter from Mishawaka, Indiana, and is a nationally recognized vocalist. Her outstanding vocal range adds an astounding dimension to her songs. Robin's performance will feature popular and patriotic songs. Visit her official website!
8:15PM - 8:18PM Official welcome by State College Mayor Bill Welch
8:18PM - 9:15PM State College Area Municipal Band performs on the Main Stage. The State College Area Municipal Band entertains at the Main Stage with your patriotic favorites. The State College Area Municipal Band is composed of local musicians who enjoy the opportunity to entertain in a concert setting. The Great American 4th of July Fireworks has been the recipient of their talents for more than 20 years giving this group the distinction of the longest running affiliation with the State College 4th of July.
9:15PM - 9:20PM Sing-a-long on the Main Stage,  Robin Hibschman, leads the sing-a-long . Join in as we all celebrate America's birthday by singing God Bless America and America the Beautiful.
9:20PM - 9:55PM The Great American 4th of July Fireworks is one of America's largest fully choreographed fireworks displays. It has been recognized by The Wall Street Journal and The Travel Channel as one of the top displays in the world. The dramatic musical score will be broadcast live on Classic Rock/WBUS radio , 93.7 on the FM radio dial. You MUST listen to the music score to appreciate the relationship between the fireworks and the music. Bring your portable radios . . . . . You Won't Believe Your Eyes and Ears!