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6th annual Gettysburg Community concert and fireworks event
Wednesday, July 4, 2018 (rain date is Thursday, July 5, 2018)
6:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Gettysburg College campus
Science Center Lawn (concert stage) and Memorial Field (additional seating and video screen to view concert)
Both sites are along Constitution Avenue between North Washington Street and West Lincoln Avenue

Parking is available throughout the Gettysburg College campus; please refer to the campus map below and look for signs once you arrive on campus.

2018 Schedule

6:00 pm - Venue opens - food and beverages are available for sale

6:30 – 8:00 pm - The Willys - this popular local band presents an opening performance covering music from the 1960s to the present day suitable for an all-ages audience 

8:30 – 9:30 pm - The Gala Pops Orchestra - a 50+ piece professional orchestra plays a concert of patriotic tunes and American standards

9:30 – 10:00 pm - Fireworks display - presented by Destination Gettysburg


Guests are encouraged to bring their own chairs and blankets, and may bring their own picnic or purchase food and beverages from the following vendors:

Gettysburg College's Dining Services
Bricker's French Fries
Kona Ice of Adams County
Put on the Feedbag
Steinour's Kettle Corn
Uncle Moe's Soul Food
Battlefield Brew Works
Big Hill Winery and Ciderworks
Halbrendt Winery

The Gala Pops Orchestra is under the direction of Professor Russell McCutcheon and Professor Emeritus Norman Nunamaker.

The host for the evening is Majestic Theater Founding Executive Director Jeffrey Gabel.

Questions? Please contact Katie Barako in the President's Office at Gettysburg College (, 717-337-6012.)

Gettysburg College is pleased to host this popular community event which the College presents along with its generous sponsors. To inquire about sponsorship opportunities for 2018, please contact Katie Barako, Special Projects Coordinator at Gettysburg College (, 717-337-6012.)


Gold Level ($10,000+)

Gettysburg College logo
Destination Gettysburg Logo Color

Red Level ($2,500 - $9,999)

Majestic logo

White Level
($1,500 - $2,999)

Gettysburg Foundation Logo
Wellspan logo

Blue Level
($750 - $1,499)    




Sunderman Logo updated 4_8_2014

Friends of the Concert


Gettysburg Times

2018 Site Map

Venue Map.v1

In the interests of everyone’s safety, fireworks and sparklers will not be permitted in the 4th of July venue or surrounding areas owned or controlled by Gettysburg College. Additionally, tents are not permitted at the venue so as not to block guests' enjoyment of the concert and fireworks.

Photos and Video from the 2017 event