Event: ‘Jim Thorpe Hometown Festival’
Where: Sam Miller Field, 122 North Ave, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229
When: Saturday, July 6, 2019 [Fireworks Rain Date: Sunday, July 7, 2019]
Presented by Sam Miller Field and the Jim Thorpe Tourism Agency
The Jim Thorpe Tourism Agency is proud to announce a partnership between the JTTA and Sam Miller Field to produce this year’s Fireworks display and related festivities, known as the “Jim Thorpe Hometown Festival”.
Sadly, earlier this year, the American Legion announced it was no longer producing the “Stay At Home Festival”, after years of generous contributions of time, energy and resources.
The JTTA and community officials then met to discuss the need to continue Fireworks in Jim Thorpe, agreeing this was an important piece of “the fiber of an American small town”.
Sam Miller Field then ‘stepped up to the plate’, offering to partner and host the event at Sam Miller Field. The two organizations met with Jim Thorpe Mayor Michael Sofranko, and plans began to insure a fireworks display and festival would continue for the residents of Jim Thorpe!
The Festival has been organized as a community event, and proceeds benefiting Sam Miller Field (122 North Ave Jim Thorpe, PA) will host the festival — with games, rides and food vendors from local organizations.
The Festival runs Saturday, July 6 from 12:00 noon to dark— with Fireworks at 10:00. The Festival festivities continues Sunday from 2:00 to 6:00. Rain date for Fireworks is Sunday night at 10:00pm.
The musical line-up for Saturday includes Jim Thorpe’s own Bees Knees from noon to 4:00, Jay Smar (“The Sound of the Coal Regions!”) from 5:00 to 7:00, and Oldies Rockin’ Duo (60’s, 70’s and 80’s rock) from 7:30 till 10:00. Sunday's music runs from 2:00 till 6:00, with our own John Ambrose on stage at 4:00!
Provided by the Diligent Fire Company.