New Hope Announces Expanded First Friday Summer Series and Fireworks Shows

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NEW HOPE, PA — The Greater New Hope Chamber of Commerce and New Hope Celebrates have announced the return of their popular First Friday Summer Series and Fireworks Shows. This year’s program promises even more excitement with expanded fireworks displays and monthly block parties on the first Friday of each month.

The festivities will take place on Stockton Avenue, between Bridge and Ferry streets, on July 5, August 2, and September 13, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Each evening will feature local artists and crafters, live art demonstrations by New Hope Arts, a cocktail garden and outdoor lounge hosted by Kylr Rum, live music, and delicious food from Italian Cucina, among other attractions. The night will conclude with a stunning fireworks display over the Delaware River, creating an Instagram-worthy grand finale. Fireworks will start at 9 p.m. in July and August, and between 9 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. in September.

July’s celebration, which kicks off the summer season, is sponsored by Union Chill Cannabis Company. All events are free and open to the public, making it a perfect outing for families.

“We are proud to bring back the New Hope First Friday Summer Series and Fireworks Display,” said Michael Sklar, President of The Greater New Hope Chamber of Commerce. “New Hope is one of Pennsylvania’s top destinations to visit in the summer months. Our charming Bucks County town is the quintessential place for a great American getaway. This program lets us light up the night skies and offer a monthly celebration that brings together over 10,000 people for a night of food, drink, art, music, and fireworks. There’s truly something for everyone.”

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Sklar highlighted the positive impact of the event on local businesses and the community. “We started this pilot program last year and have expanded it in 2024. It is a great time and tons of fun, especially for families. It is also a winner and gives a boost to local businesses. It adds to the overall summer experience and drives visitors to our restaurants, shops, and hotels. Additionally, it lets us offer opportunities for talented artists and vendors to showcase and sell their work – and hopefully encourage them long-term to look to open a brick-and-mortar in New Hope.”

Melissa Patterson, President of New Hope Celebrates, shared her excitement about the collaboration. “We ran the fireworks at the PrideFest weekend this past spring and they were awesome. Standing on the grass between the Playhouse and Stella, I saw locals, visitors, and families enjoying the evening, which was an amazing experience of all of us coming together to enjoy the night. We can’t wait for the program to kick off for summer and run through September.”

For more information about the event and a list of recommended restaurants, bars, shops, and hotels, visit New Hope’s official website and social media pages.

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