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Brockway Old Fashioned Fourth of July

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Let Freedom Ring


Ringing Of The Bells

Opening Of The Celebration

  • Venue: Entrance to Taylor Memorial Museum
  • Time: 9:15 a.m.
  • Date: Thursday, July 4, 2024

On July 4, 1963, President John F. Kennedy proclaimed the annual holiday…National Bell Ringing Day.
In the 1700’s, the bell was the main way people were called together or alerted to news – bells announced the start of church or the beginning and end of the school day, they proclaimed important news, celebrated events and acted as a warning for danger. And, ringing bells is how our forefathers celebrated the founding of our nation in 1776.
This year, and every year, let’s celebrate our FREEDOM and those who protect our FREEDOM….Veterans, Service Members, Firefighters and Law Enforcement. Ringing bells is a meaningful way to connect us to our forefathers and carry this tradition forward.
So, join us on July 4th at 9:15 a.m. to thoughtfully reflect on and celebrate our FREEDOM.
Let FREEDOM RING!

 

It's a FROZEN Summer Pool Party!

  • Venue: Taylor Memorial Park – Brockway Pool
  • Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Date: Thursday, July 4, 2024

🎶 “For the first time in forever” 🎶…. Join ELSA, ANNA and OLAF for a **FROZEN** Summer Pool Party! 🏊‍♂️❄️

 

Plunge into the fun, swoosh down the water slide and gather round for tales of adventure from the Kingdom of Arendelle. Hold on to your snowflakes because the fun doesn’t stop there! An avalanche of excitement and thrills await! 🎉

 

So grab your swim suits and your crowns because this is sure to be the coolest bash around! ❄️👑

 

  • Limited capacity
  • Secure your icy entry by pre-registering
  • Perfect for little snowflakes aged 2 to 12 years old
It's a FROZEN Summer Pool Party
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Children’s Storyhouse Van
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Children’s Storyhouse

  • Venue: Taylor Memorial Park Near The Museum
  • Time: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Date: Thursday, July 4, 2024

The Children’s Storyhouse ministries provide an understanding of the wonderful message of salvation and Christian growth in a way that can be easily understood by children, teens and adults so that the heart is made new and a direction for living is molded according to Biblical principles.

 

The Child Evangelism Fellowship® of Pennsylvania, Inc., Jefferson County Chapter, has provided ministry to children since 1960 and is part of a worldwide organization that is interdenominational in more than 180 countries around the World. This fellowship of Christians support and encourage the evangelism and discipleship of children.

 

Be sure to visit the Children’s Storyhouse for your complimentary admission ticket to reserve a seat for their next presentation!

Patriotic Program

  • Venue: American Legion Memorial Stage at Taylor Memorial Park
  • Time: 10:30 a.m.
  • Date: Thursday, July 4, 2024
  • Speaker: Father John Detisch
Patriotic Program
Yinz N Roses

Yinz N Roses ~ Pittsburgh's Premier Guns N Roses Tribute

  • Time: 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Date: Thursday, July 4, 2024

Get Ready to Rock!

 

This Fourth of July, brace yourself for a heart-pounding, fist-pumping, all-out epic rock n’ roll extravaganza!

 

Brought to life by the ultimate tribute sensation – Yinz N’ Roses. Let the scorching Slash-like solos, legendary riffs and thunderous anthems of Guns N’ Roses be the soundtrack to your Independence Day.

 

Call on your crew, don your most iconic rock gear and be there when Yinz N’ Roses ignites the stage at Brockway’s 58th Annual Old-Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration!

It’s more than a concert – it’s a tribute to the legends of rock!

Brockway Swimming Pool

  • Venue: Taylor Memorial Park
  • Time: 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Date: Thursday, July 4, 2024

Generously Sponsored By:
The Brockway Recreation Board

 

Celebrate Independence Day with a splash at Brockway’s 58th Annual Old-Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration!

 

Join us for a fun-filled afternoon of free swimming! It’s the perfect way to cool off and enjoy the holiday with friends and family!

Brockway Swimming Pool
O'Ryan the O'Mazing Sky-High Showman

O'Ryan the O'Mazing Sky-High Showman

  • Venue: Taylor Memorial Park, Strolling Throughout the Park
  • Time: 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. *3:00 pm  5:00pm
  • Date: Thursday, July 4, 2024

Experience the magic of Brockway’s Fourth of July Celebration with a towering 10-foot, sky-high showman who brings a whirlwind of fun to every corner of the park! This larger-than-life entertainer comes equipped with a treasure trove of props and is ready to dance, jest and interact with you!

 

Catch O’Ryan in the midst of a playful dance-off with youngsters, balancing a colossal yoga ball on his fingertip, showcasing jaw-dropping juggling feats or handing out stickers and buttons to the crowd!

 

High above the crowd, O’Ryan’s antics are visible to all, ensuring a day filled with laughter and unforgettable memories!

Horse Drawn Trolley Tour

  • Venue: Taylor Memorial Park
  • Time: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Date: Thursday, July 4, 2024

Experience the charm of yesteryear with our Horse-Drawn Trolley Tour and add a touch of nostalgia to your Brockway Old-Fashioned Fourth of July festivities.

 

Climb aboard our beautiful trolley, pulled by a majestic pair of black Percheron draft horses, for a delightful tour through the picturesque landscape of Taylor Memorial Park.

 

This will be a magical experience that promises to become a treasured family memory for years to come!

Horse Drawn Trolley Tour
Wonders-of-Wizardry-Hogwarts

Wonders of Wizardry - Hogwarts Magical Extravaganza

  • Venue: Taylor Memorial Park Pavilion
  • Time: 12:00 p.m. * 2:00 p.m. * 4:00 p.m
  • Date: Thursday, July 4, 2024

Dress Code: Your finest wizard robes

Your presence is requested at Brockway’s 58th Annual Old-Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration for an afternoon of delight!

✨🔮 Wonders of Wizardry 🔮✨

Step into an enchanting world where magical moments await and the wonders of the wizarding world will unfold before your very eyes. 🎩✨

Prepare to be spellbound by a showcase of dazzling magic, side-splitting comedy and mind-bending illusions, all inspired by the beloved Harry Potter tales that will whisk you away from Platform 9¾ straight to the majestic grounds of Hogwarts Castle.🪄

This magical extravaganza promises to be a cauldron-full of fun for everyone!🍲

We eagerly await your owl, so grab your broomsticks, fetch your wand and join us for an unforgettable adventure that’s perfect for muggles and magic folk alike – where everyone’s imagination comes to life!🦉✉️

Harlan Beagley Caricature Drawings

  • Venue: Taylor Memorial Park
  • Time: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Date: Thursday, July 4, 2024

Celebrate Independence Day with a twist of art and humor at Brockway’s 58th Annual Old-Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration!

 

This year, we are thrilled to feature the talented caricaturist Harlan Beagley, who will be bringing smiles to everyone’s faces with his cartooning and caricature drawings.


Harlan will be set up in the heart of the festivities, ready to capture your best features with a comical spin. Whether you want a unique memento of the day or a funny portrait of your family, Harlan’s caricatures are sure to be a hit!

Harlan Beagley Caricature Drawings
Wipeout Water Slide

Wipeout Water Slide

  • Venue: Taylor Memorial Park
  • Time: 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Date: Thursday, July 4, 2024

Make a Splash at Brockway’s Old-Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration!

 

Whether you’re a thrill-seeker or just looking for some refreshing fun, this giant slide guarantees an exhilarating adrenaline rush!

Edwardo - Accordion Virtuoso

  • Venue: Taylor Memorial Park, Strolling Throughout the Park
  • Time: 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Date: Thursday, July 4, 2024

Serenading Brockway’s 58th Annual Old-Fashioned Fourth of July with the alluring Sounds of Italy, France and beyond!

 

Delight in the diverse musical collection, featuring the essence of Italian pop and folk, treasured melodies from Germany, Ireland, France, Greece and Eastern Europe, as well as timeless classics from the Great American Songbook!

Eduardo Music
Animatronic Bot

Animatronic Bot & Balloon Artist Weird Eric

  • Venue: Taylor Memorial Park
  • Time: 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Date: Thursday, July 4, 2024

This Fourth of July, get ready to inflate your fun to epic proportions with Weird Eric and his sidekick, the one-of-a-kind Animatronic Bot!

It’s a dog…it’s a giraffe…it’s a sword…IT’S A BALLOON!

From the whimsical to the wild, balloons will be STRETCHED to a whole new level, bending the laws of physics and fun in a spectacle of twisty, twirly artistry.

Don’t miss your chance to take home a custom-crafted, personality-packed balloon creation TWISTED just for you

Life-size Whimsical Balloon Art

  • Venue: Taylor Memorial Park – Throughout the Park
  • Date: Thursday, July 4, 2024

Celebrate the spirit of Independence at Brockway’s 58th Annual Old-Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration!

 

Prepare to be enchanted as you step into a whimsical world where the sidewalks spring to life with vibrant, life-size balloon sculptures. Crafted by our master balloon artist, these summer-themed creations are not just a visual treat but a testament to artistic brilliance.

 

Each sculpture is a burst of creativity turning Taylor Memorial Park into a canvas of color and joy. These sculptures are more than mere decorations; they are photo-worthy masterpieces that invite you to capture the magic.

 

Join us for an unforgettable day where you can snap a picture with these balloon marvels, move to the beat of live music and indulge in delicious treats from our diverse selection of concessions.

 

Don’t miss out on this unique experience where art and celebration intertwine in the most delightful way!

Whimsical Balloon Art
Volcano Island Rock Climb

Volcano Island Rock Climb

  • Venue: Taylor Memorial Park
  • Time: 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Date: Thursday, July 4, 2024

🌋Are you ready for the challenge?🌋

 

This Fourth of July, Volcano Island is about to erupt and it’s a race against time to reach the summit! As the ground shakes and the lava bubbles, only the bravest adventurers will dare to ascend the Volcano Island Rock Climbing Wall.

 

Feel the heat of competition as you grip, climb, and conquer the fiery crags. With every foothold, you’ll rise above the ordinary and experience the thrill of victory! Will you be the one to plant your flag at the peak before the volcano awakens?

 

Join us for an explosive climb where the sky is the limit, and the glory is yours for the taking. It’s not just a climb—it’s an epic journey to the top of the world, right here at Brockway’s Old-Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration! 🎇💥

Whirling Wizards Broom Ride

  • Venue: Taylor Memorial Park – Near the Park Pavilion
  • Time: 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Date: Thursday, July 4, 2024

Harry Potter, step aside! There’s a new “Broomstick Riding Champion” and it could be you!

Imagine yourself soaring through the air on a broomstick, just like a true wizard! Climb onto the broomstick, hold on tight and feel the exhilaration of flying as the ride spins.

How long can you stay on the broomstick? Test your wizarding skills and see if you can outlast the magical whirlwind.

So step up, grab your broomstick and let the wizarding adventure begin!

Whirling Wizards Broom Ride
Richard Benninghoff’s

Illusionist Extraordinaire - Richard Benninghoff

  • Venue: Strolling Throughout the Park
  • Time: 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Date: Thursday, July 4, 2024

Prepare to be mesmerized by Illusionist Extraordinaire, Richard Benninghoff, at Brockway’s 58th Annual Old-Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration!

 

The essence of magic can only be grasped through its LIVE EXPERIENCE. For over three decades, Richard has been captivating the hearts and imaginations of audiences nationwide with his charismatic performances.

 

Whether he is performing gravity-defying levitations or the mysterious disappearance of objects from plain sight, each performance is designed to ignite your imagination with a unique blend of intrigue and humor.

 

Some tricks will leave you curious, while chuckling at the cleverness of another. Regardless of the reaction, you are guaranteed to be left in a state of astonishment and delight!

Expert Face Painting Artistry

  • Venue: Taylor Memorial Park, Near the Park Pavilion
  • Time: 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Date: Thursday, July 4, 2024
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Excalibur Castle

Excalibur Castle Playland

  • Venue: Taylor Memorial Park, Near the Park Pavilion
  • Time: 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Date: Thursday, July 4, 2024

Welcome to Excalibur Castle Playland! Where young adventurers can become wizards for a day!

 

Offering endless entertainment where children can bounce to their heart’s content among friendly castle creatures, this inflatable fortress includes two majestic slides and a variety of fun obstacles to climb over and crawl through.

 
So come on over…have a bounce, take a slide and enjoy a spellbinding day filled with laughter and enchantment!

Pirate's Cove Obstacle Course

  • Venue: Taylor Memorial Park
  • Time: 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Date: Thursday, July 4, 2024

Ahoy, mateys!

Join us, if ye dare, for a swashbuckling good time at Brockway’s Old-Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration where ye’ll be tested by the challenges that await ye!

Muster yer courage, clamber up the rigging with ropes a-swinging, then take a dive down the mighty slopes where a bounty of merriment awaits those brave enough to claim it!

So don yer pirate garb, hoist the Jolly Roger and emerge as a legendary buccaneer at Pirate’s Cove Obstacle Course!

Pirate's Cove Obstacle Course
Wonderland’s GIANT Red Royal Throne

Wonderland’s GIANT Red Royal Throne

  • Venue: Taylor Memorial Park, Near the 9th Avenue Pavilion
  • Time: 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Date: Thursday, July 4, 2024

This isn’t just any seat; it’s a royal perch fit for the Queen of Hearts herself, plucked straight from the whimsical world of Alice in Wonderland. 🚪🎪

 

But beware! This throne is not for the faint of heart! Only those with a spirit of adventure and a dash of mischief should dare to ascend its lofty heights. Once seated, you’ll be the honorary ruler of the celebration, surveying the festivities with a jolly twinkle in your eye. 🌹👸

 

So, don your maddest hat, grab a cup of tea and let the merriment begin!🎩🍵✨

 

After all, in Brockway on the Fourth of July, we’re all mad here – and that’s just the way we like it!🐱

Royal Castle Moonbounce

  • Venue: Taylor Memorial Park
  • Time: 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Date: Thursday, July 4, 2024

Dive into a world of noble knights and majestic queens this Fourth of July!🏰✨🎠

Fit for young royalty, this enchanting Royal Castle Moonbounce is a canvas for the imagination, where fairytales come to life and every leap feels like a flight through a fantastic Wonderland. 🏰✨🎈

With vibrant colors and playful designs, this is a magical retreat where laughter echoes and dreams soar.

Royal Castle Moonbounce​

Exotic Edventures Animal Show

  • Venue: Taylor Memorial Park, Near the Park Pavilion
  • Time: 12:00 p.m. * 2:00 p.m. * 4:00 p.m.
  • Date: Thursday, July 4, 2024

Experience the THRILL of nature and embark on a WILD Edventure at Brockway’s 58th Annual Old-Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration!

 

Don’t miss your chance to get up-close and personal with some of the animal kingdom’s most extraordinary inhabitants!  Imagine the soft fur of a lemur under your fingertips, the smooth scales of a python sliding through your hands or the vibrant feathers of a tropical bird fluttering close enough to touch.  This is your chance to engage with nature, learn fascinating facts and let your curiosity roam free!

 

Join us for an educational escapade that is sure to be as entertaining as it is enlightening!

Seaside Splendor - Prince Eric & Ariel's Royal Gala

  • Venue: 9th Avenue Pavilion
  • Time: 12:30 p.m.
  • Date: Thursday, July 4, 2024

Under the Sea…and on land too!

 

Join Prince Eric and Ariel for an afternoon of enchantment, where the wonders of the ocean meet the magic of the kingdom!

 

Sing, dance and sparkle to the rhythm of the sea.

 

So, don your finest royal attire and prepare to have a fin-tastic time!

Seaside Splendor

O’Ryan the O’Mazing Zany Side Show

  • Venue: Taylor Memorial Park
  • Time: 2:00 p.m.
  • Date: Thursday, July 4, 2024

O’Ryan the O’Mazing, whose quick-witted humor and juggling prowess will dazzle and delight at Brockway’s Old-Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration!

With a suitcase full of props, O’Ryan’s raucous antics promise an uproarious good time that will have you on your feet clapping, gasping and jeering. From dancing to laughing, from joking to yelling, O’Ryan engages with everyone, creating an unforgettable experience of joy and jest.

Don’t miss out on the laughter and spectacle that only O’Ryan can bring to your patriotic celebration! 🎪🇺🇸🤹♂️

Alice In Wonderland & the Mad Hatter’s Tea-Time Party

  • Venue: Taylor Memorial Park, 9th Avenue Pavilion
  • Time: 3:00 p.m.
  • Date: Tuesday, July 4, 2023

You are invited….so don’t be late for a very important date!

 

 

Step into the magical world of Wonderland where teapots talk, cards play tricks and the impossible becomes possible at the maddest tea party this side of the looking glass!

 

What’s Brewing?

 

  • Special Guests: Alice and the Mad Hatter dropping by for fun and frolic!
  • Sweet Sips: Indulge in delightful refreshments from the Queen’s kitchen.
  • Manners Matter: Learn the quirkiest tea party manners with a Wonderland twist.
  • Story Time: Gather ‘round for a whimsical tale.
  • Wonderland Fun: More surprises to make your day sparkle!
  • Dress Code: Hats, bows, mismatched socks and a sprinkle of stardust.
 

Don’t miss this tea-riffic celebration where storybook dreams come to life

Mad Hatter’s
Alice In Wonderland
Parrots of the Carribbean

Parrots of the Caribbean - Salute to Jimmy Buffett

  • Venue: American Legion Memorial Stage, Taylor Memorial Park
  • Time: 3:00 p.m.
  • Date: Thursday, July 4, 2024

This Fourth of July, Brockway is transforming into a tropical paradise!

 

Get ready for an explosion of color, music, and island vibes with Parrots of the Caribbean!

 

This band puts the “Rock in TropRock” with their masterful blend of Zydeco, Rock, Country and Jimmy Buffett’s greatest hits! Their dynamic performance is a treasure trove of original tunes and beloved covers, creating a festive atmosphere that’s perfect for Parrotheads and tropical rock enthusiasts alike.

 

So, grab your flip-flops, don your favorite Hawaiian shirt and start dancing like you are on the shores of Margaritaville!

American Legion Memorial Stage

  • Venue: Taylor Memorial Park
  • Time: 8:15 p.m.
  • Date: Thursday, July 4, 2024

Get ready to experience the essence of summer with the Red Neck Castaway Band at Brockway’s Fourth of July Celebration! 

 

This talented ensemble of five accomplished musicians masterfully pays homage to the sun-soaked anthems of Kenny Chesney. With a setlist that spans Chesney’s chart-topping hits, they recreate the vibrant atmosphere of his legendary concerts.

 

The Red Neck Castaway Band brings to life the music that has become the soundtrack to countless summers. Their performance is more than just a tribute; it’s an electrifying concert experience that captures the spirit of Kenny Chesney’s shows, known for their high energy and joy of the No Shoes Nation.

 

Join us as we celebrate Independence Day with the sounds that embody the freedom and fun of summer, delivered by a band that channels the same outstanding musicianship that has made Kenny Chesney a country music icon. 

Don’t miss out on the thrill and excitement that only a Kenny Chesney-inspired performance can bring!

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