4th of July Patriotic Pops Concert and Fireworks

Event Details


Saturday, July 4, 2020 (rain date is Sunday, July 5, 2020)


6:00 - 10:00 p.m.




Gettysburg College campus
Memorial Field (behind the College Union Building near the intersection of Constitution Avenue and West Lincoln Avenue)


Free parking is available in most lots on campus. Stadium Lot at the west end of West Lincoln Avenue is the closest to the venue.
Please refer to the campus map below and look for signs once you arrive on campus.

Event Schedule

Time Event
6:00 p.m. Venue opens
6:30 p.m. Opening concert by popular local band The Willys playing your favorites from the 60s through the present day suitable for an all-ages audience
8:30 p.m. The Gala Pops Orchestra presents a concert of patriotic tunes and American standards (with a special appearance by members of the Gettysburg Civic Chorus)
9:30 p.m. Fireworks 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 local vendors. The following vendors have confirmed as of February 2020:

  • Gettysburg College Dining Services
  • Big Hill Winery
  • Bricker's French Fries
  • Mt. Hope Winery

More vendors to come!

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.

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.

Community Partners

This extremely popular event is not possible without financial support from our community partners.

Gold Level –

Gettysburg College Blue and Orange Logo

Destination Gettysburg Logo

Red Level –

GC Majestic Logo

White Level –

Gettysburg Foundation Logo

Wellspan Gettysburg Hospital Logo

Amblebrook Gettysburg

Blue Level –

Sunderman Logo

Graphcom Logo

Friends of the Concert–



Gettysburg Times

Animal Policy

Guidelines for Animals on Campus


Questions? Please contact Katie Barako, President’s Office, Gettysburg College (kbarako@gettysburg.edu, 717-337-6012)

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