Thank you, from the Committee.

Fireworks 2017Saturday July 4, 2020 Fireworks

As disappointing as it is that the Committee is not able to provide your annual Fourth of July activities to celebrate America’s 244th Anniversary of freedom, we are excited to announce that we will be able to bring you a spectacular firework show at the end of the day! Afterall, what is the Fourth of July without fireworks?

To provide a grand show Ace Pyro will once again set off fireworks for your celebration, but this time from the top of Fremer Moulding hill, west of town.

This will allow the fireworks to be seen from your front porch, yard and even from your parked car. The Paul Fremer family has graciously allowed us to shoot from their hill so everyone in Brockway and the surrounding area can enjoy the show without gathering in large crowds.

The fireworks display is going to be possible due to the generous donations received from both businesses and individuals. These benefactors are listed on the sponsor tab and the patron tab on our website. Please thank all of these families and businesses for their contribution to this event.

As we continue to finalize this aspect of the celebration, we encourage additional donations to make it even more spectacular.
Donations may be sent to:
Brockway Old Fashioned Fourth of July, Inc.
PO Box 252
Brockway, Pa. 15824

If you drive in to town to watch the show, remember to be courteous to others, maintain social distancing and enjoy a great show.

Once this celebration is concluded, the Committee will be hard at work for your 55th Celebration for 2021. We look forward to providing all the old-time favorites and some new events for next year. As always, we encourage all age groups to join the Committee in creating one of Western Pennsylvania’s largest non-carnival, family-oriented Independence Day celebrations.

Brockway Old Fashion Fourth of July June 1, 2020

With the restrictions placed on the Commonwealth by the governor, it has made it extremely difficult to hold our annual Old Fashion Fourth of July Celebration as in years past. But, it doesn’t mean we can’t come together as a community and show our patriotism. I would ask that all residences and businesses that are able to do so to fly the most recognizable flag of our fledgling nation, typically known as the Betsy Ross flag. To see that many flags throughout Brockway and Snyder Township would be a great sight and it would give us a sense of participating in July Fourth. The Betsy Ross flag may be found in local and area stores as well as on line for a reasonable price.

Display of this historical flag can be flown all summer or continue as a tradition as we gear up for the 55th Annual Celebration in 2021. BetsyRoss Flag

The Fourth of July Committee is looking forward to next year for a bigger and better celebration of our Independence.

Please check your local Brockway stores for availability or wherever you buy your flags.

Lego Building contest cancelled

June 1, 2020 UPDATE

The Brockway 4th of July Committee met last night to discuss the plans for the 4th of July Celebration. First and foremost, the Committee is committed to the health and well-being of the community. After a lengthy discussion there were some committee members that were still willing to hold their events with all the required protocols and guidelines in place for social distancing. The thought and effort that these members put into the various events to ensure the safety of the community was very impressive. However, the biggest hurdle the Committee has in putting on the celebration this year is with the Brockway Borough Council and their Resolution prohibiting any events or activities in Taylor Memorial Park. Jeff Gankosky reached out to council president Chris Benson to determine what their position was since our area is now in the green phase and he indicated that the council did not support holding the event at this time.

With the activities of the 4th of July Celebration centering at the Taylor Memorial Park and without the backing and support from the Borough Council, it is with heavy hearts that the 4th of July Committee has decided that the 2020 Celebration will be cancelled.

The Committee has received funding from various businesses and individuals and would like to have a firework display and is currently working on various options. Contributions that have been received are greatly appreciated and will be used towards the firework display.

Jeff Gankosky
General Chairman


Thank you for your SUPPORT for our 53rd Brockway 4th of July Celebration.

Some excellent photos and videos can be viewed of Facebook. John Puhula's page at Jonnsea Photo & Video. John also has July 4 pictures of Facebook's Hometown Brockway

Bike Race 2019

Bike Race 2019
Thursday July 4, 2019

Cecelia Manno

Cecelia Manno, Brockway 4th of July Queen 2019
American Legion Memorial Stage
6:30 pm Wednesday July 3, 2019

Fishing Contest

Chase & the Barons
At the Park Pond 2019

Oldest and youngest runners 2019

oldest and youngest runners

Thank you to Rapid Transit Sports of State College for donating (4) $75 gift certificates to the oldest and youngest participants of Brockway’s 4th of July Firecracker Race 
Left to right 
Landon Liddle youngest 5k participant 
Marilyn Mitcheltree oldest 5k participant 
Paul Johnson oldest 10k participant 
Not pictured Andrew Williams youngest 10k