4th of July Fireworks bursting overhead

The Best Poconos 4th of July Fireworks

The Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania are a popular destination for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. With its lush forests, scenic waterfalls, and picturesque lakes, it’s no wonder that this region is also a favorite spot to celebrate America’s Independence Day. Here’s a list of the top six places for Poconos 4th of July fireworks.

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Top 6 Places for Poconos 4th of July Fireworks

1. Lake Wallenpaupack

One of the largest lakes in the Poconos, Lake Wallenpaupack offers an impressive display of fireworks over the water. With several spots along the shoreline to set up a blanket or folding chair, you’ll have a front-row seat to the colorful spectacle. Arrive early to enjoy live music, food vendors, and various activities before the fireworks show begins.

2. Shawnee Mountain Ski Area

This family-friendly ski resort transforms into a 4th of July celebration hub, complete with a dazzling fireworks display. The festivities include carnival-style games, live entertainment, and a variety of food options. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets, and find a comfortable spot on the mountain to enjoy the show. It costs $15 a car and all money goes toward the Shawnee Volunteer Fire Company #36.

3. Camelbeach Mountain Waterpark

Combine a day of fun in the sun with a memorable fireworks show at Camelbeach Mountain Waterpark. After spending the day riding water slides and lounging by the wave pool, stick around for a beautiful fireworks display. The waterpark offers a unique vantage point for watching the colorful bursts light up the night sky.

4. Skytop Lodge

This historic lodge in the heart of the Pocono Mountains offers a luxurious setting for watching the 4th of July fireworks. The expansive grounds provide plenty of space to spread out and enjoy a picnic while waiting for the show to begin. If you’re staying at the lodge, take advantage of their special holiday package, which includes a BBQ dinner and live entertainment. It costs $10 per car to park for non-resort guests.

5. Lake Ariel

Visit Lake Ariel Beach for a great firework show presented by the Lake Ariel Fire Company Volunteers! Enjoy food and beverages with the main show starting at dusk.

6. Honesdale Central Park

Honesdale’s annual 4th of July celebration takes place in Central Park and features live music, food vendors, and children’s activities. The fireworks display lights up the sky over the park, creating a festive atmosphere for families to enjoy.

Stay in the Poconos for 4th of July 

Now that you know how awesome your 4th of July in the Poconos can be, it’s time to find you the coziest place to stay. Celebrate America’s independence atop Huckleberry Mountain with rolling mountains views and a starry winter sky. The French Manor isn’t ranked one of the top B&Bs in the Pocono Mountains for nothing.

View of the Poconos from The French Manor Inn balcony on a beautiful day

As soon as you walk through the door, you’ll feel a sense of unparalleled excellence. When you choose any of our luxurious Pocono guest rooms or suites, you can always look forward to remarkable service and a getaway you won’t ever forget. Get ready to unwind in an elegant atmosphere in our splendid French Chateau. We offer a variety of accommodations varying in styles and sizes. So, no matter if you come with your sweetheart or friends, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for.