The opportunities for Fourth of July Fun in Altoona are just as bright as the fireworks! Our city will be jam-packed with fun events during the whole holiday weekend, with something for everyone to enjoy.

Whether it’s a brand-new community parade, live horseracing, an outdoor concert (or two), a dazzling fireworks display, a stomach-turning rollercoaster ride, or some casino deals—you’re guaranteed to find at LEAST one way to have a blast this Independence Day in Altoona.

Can’t miss experiences

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Altoona’s New Fourth of July Parade

Come out to 8th Street on July 4th to catch Altoona’s NEW Fourth of July Parade, hosted by the Altoona Area Historical Society! The parade will begin at 10 a.m. at Venbury Drive and will travel east on 8th Street to 3rd Avenue SE, where it turns north and disperses. Be sure to stick around afterward for an ice cream social at Haines Park, too!

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The Prairie Meadows All-American Extravaganza

Prairie Meadows has a weekend full of fun ways for you to celebrate freedom—and for FREE, too. Catch live horseracing, an outdoor concert by Gimikk, and a spectacular fireworks show on July 3rd, all for FREE! After working up an appetite all day, head to AJ’s Steakhouse—they’ll be open until 11 p.m. Then, on July 4th, enjoy even more live horseracing and an exciting Independence Day Swipe & Win promotion! Learn more about the Prairie Meadows All-American Extravaganza here.

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Adventureland Resort—”Summer’s On!” with Uncle Kracker

Enjoy a day full of sunny fun this Fourth of July at Adventureland Resort! Experience high-flying thrills on their 100+ rides and attractions. Cool off in their indoor and outdoor waterparks. Bite into some delicious food. And don’t miss the Independence Day edition of their “Summer’s On!” entertainment series, either! On July 4th, Uncle Kracker will be performing on the Main Stage, located between the Galleon and Tea Cups. The concert will run from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., and the rest of the park will be open during those extended hours, too! Learn more about “Summer’s On!” here.