In Pottstown: A Parade, Festival, Entertainment, and Fireworks

POTTSTOWN PA – Pottstown’s GoFourth! event, its annual series of festivities to observe Independence Day, launches Monday (July 4, 2022) at 10:15 a.m. with a parade that travels west on High Street, beginning from Adams Street and ending at Manatawny Street. It concludes with a sky full of fireworks that blaze away at 9:30 p.m. In between, there’s an abundance of entertainment and activities.

Guests pay no fees except for food and beverage purchases, GoFourth! Co-Chairs Amy Francis and Amy Wolf report. That’s thanks to local business and organization sponsorships, combined with fund-raising events.

They look forward to having Pottstown residents and their friends “spend (July 4) with us in our beautiful, welcoming town,” Wolf said. “We can’t say enough to thank our major sponsors,” Francis added. “At the same time, we truly welcome and need individual donations to make this all happen.” Contributions will be appreciated and accepted throughout the day.

Beginning at about 11 a.m., following the parade, a Street Festival will be held during the day on High Street, between Charlotte and York streets. It’s scheduled to include face painting and other activities for children in a “kid’s zone,” set up at Charlotte Street by the Pottstown Children’s Discovery Center, and accompanied by games operated by Emmanuel Lutheran Church and the Judy Tudy Clown Magic Show.

The annual Pottstown Rotary Club Duck Race will be held at High and Hanover Street, with race tickets available for sale before, during, and after the parade. Ticket sales help financially support dozens of community organizations with thousands of dollars. Winning ticket-holders will gain as well, with prize awards.

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