The 4thFest VIP Fireworks Viewing experience is a special reserved viewing area on the east side of Porter Road. The VIP area provides a one-of-a-kind, up close pyrotechnic experience – watch the dazzling fireworks light display and custom ground effects and set pieces, listen to the concert style sound system broadcast of the musical score, and see and feel the heat and concussion of the launching fireworks shells!

The VIP Viewing area is located on the east side of Porter Road behind the Visitors Center and Medlar Field. More than 5,300 people watched the fireworks show and special ground effects from this up close special vantage point last year. We are expecting a larger crowd to watch the combined concert and fireworks show this year.

The upper portion of the VIP Viewing area will be open all afternoon to hear local band performing on the Independence Stage. The remainder of the VIP Viewing area will open at 5:00PM. The VIP Viewing area can be accessed through the entrance gates situated 150 yards off the east side of Porter Road behind the PSU meat sales office. Follow the directional signs.


Tickets start at $25 and are on sale NOW in person at the Bryce Jordan Center Box Office, or online through eventbrite.

*The Bryce Jordan Center Box Office will be open from 2:00pm-6:30pm on July 4th for day-of sales.

Please note:

  1. Alcohol, fireworks and pets are not permitted within the VIP Viewing area.
  2. Children 4 and under accompanied by an adult with a VIP Viewing pass may enter the Viewing area for free.
  3. It has been recommended that ear protection be provided for infants and very young children.