The Jim Thorpe
Independence Day
Stay at Home Festival
(listed in order by donation amount)

    The Jim Thorpe Neighborhood Bank
    The Mauch Chunk Trust Company
    American Legion Post 304
    Sons of the American Legion Post 304
    American Legion Auxiliary Post 304
    Nightwind Fundraiser
    St. Joseph's Regional Academy
    Blunt! - Fundraiser
    John Mertz
    Dave Steidle
    DS Anonymous
    The Jim Thorpe Lion's Club
    Lou & Becky Hall - Bartonsville Rent-a-
    Ronny Sheehan
    JukeBox Cruisers Car Club
    Jim Thorpe Tourism Agency
    Keith McQuait
    Jack Kmetz
    Tim Gasker
    Tom & Judy Williams
    Bacon Kattner
    Mary Kimmel
    Mike McHale
    Ed Klematovich
    Justin Souders
We sincerely hope to see you there!

The event and fireworks were only made possible by
donations from the following
wonderful people and businesses:
We would be extremely grateful for your contribution and will do our best to promote
you or your organization at the event!
Donations may also be made through PayPal by clicking the link below
Donations can be mailed to
The American Legion Post 304
Attn: Festival Committee
20 W. 6th Street
Jim Thorpe, PA 18229
If you or your company would be interested in sponsoring
or donating to the fireworks or the event please send an email to or call 570-778-8867

After many wonderful years of the Mauch Chunk Trust Company being the primary
sponsor of the fireworks, they have decide to reduce their contribution and donate only a
portion of the total cost of the fireworks.

Our ability to continue to put on this festival and have fireworks now and in the future
relies heavily on fund raising. Without sponsorship and/or donations, the ability for us to
continue to host this wonderful community Independence Day celebration will become a
thing of the past.

Please don't let this happen!

10:00 The Grand Finale!
A fantastic fireworks display by
Bixler Pyrotechnics!

Don't miss your chance!

This year we are raffling off the chance for one lucky winner to be
the person who presses the button to start the show! Raffle
winner will be announced at 9 pm on the main stage the night of
the festival.
3:00-5:00 Abandoned Mind

5:30-7:30 Nightwind

8:00-10:00 Blunt!

Please note: all the bands feature members of our organization  
Bring a lawn chair or a blanket
and enjoy the great live local bands
provided for by a generous donation from the
Jim Thorpe Neighborhood Bank
Plenty of clean lighted restrooms

I think we finally got the amount right last year! No lines!
There will also be outside accessible hand wash facilities
The Crufeli Stage Show & Entertainment
They will be offering face paining, balloon art, and performing during the band intermissions
Face Painting
By Robin Marchand
Carnival Games
Most have guaranteed prizes!
3:00 - 11:00 Amusement rides
by Bales Amusements

Lots of rides including adult rides!
6:30 - 10:00
Buster the Clown
Lots of Fun & Balloon Art/Animals
3:00 Welcoming Ceremony

3:30 Free Kids Games
-Blueberry Pie Eating Contest
-Watermelon Seed Contest
-Potato Sack Races
-Ballon Toss
-Water Relay
-Peanut Scramble
and more
ts of great Prizes including two brand new bicycles!

12:00 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament
Show off your skills on the court!
All are welcome to participate.
Trophies awarded to the winners

Call 570-952-5629 to register or for more info
(Tournament starts at 12:00 prior to beginning of the festival)
All day, adult beverages sales by the
Legion Post 304 Home Association.
Great food and arts & crafts vendors!
More are always welcome!!

Vendor fees are extremely reasonable!
Call 570-778-8867 or email for an application
click here for a PDF copy or click here for an MS Word version
This is an American Legion fund raising event.
For all you are getting for free, we sincerely ask, please no outside food or drinks.
We have lots of food and drinks available for purchase at an extremely reasonable price.

100% of the proceeds collected by the American Legion go to defer
the cost of the festival, to support the troops,
and children and youth programs here in Carbon County!
Volunteers are sincerely needed!
Call 570-778-8867 if you can spare time to help.
Even if you can only give an hour of your time!
We may charge for parking this year (decision is not final)

Please note, we only control parking in the Memorial Park parking lot.
We do not charge or control admission to any other parking areas.
All things are tentative and subject to
change right up until the day of the event.
Check back for updates.
101 East 10th Street
Jim Thorpe, PA 18229
The Jim Thorpe Memorial Park
The festival is rain or shine.

If necessary, the rain date for the fireworks only is Sunday, July 2nd.

The determination of a rain out will be announced on the
Jim Thorpe American Legion Facebook page on the day of the event.

Our fireworks vendor has assured us that the fireworks can be fired even if it's raining.
If it is only a drizzle and cloud cover cooperates, the fireworks will go off as planned.
Saturday July 1st, 2017
Admission is free!
Entertainment is free!!
Fireworks are Free!!!

Only one day!
(Always the 1st Saturday in July)

American Legion
Post 304

Sons of The American Legion

& American Legion Auxiliary

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