Scrantastic Spectacular Coming to Electric City

SCRANTON -- A party is set for Monday in downtown Scranton to mark America's independence.

This is the sixth year for the Scrantastic Spectacular, and in that time, it has grown into one of our area's signature Independence Day parties.

The band shell is in place, and the tents are up on Courthouse Square. The Scrantastic Spectacular is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. on Monday, July 3.

There will be music and other entertainment on the square, plus plenty of food and things for the kids to do.

Some of the things here, like the food, cost you money, but there is a lot for free.

Thousands of people expected downtown to show up.

The night caps off with a performance by the Northeast Philharmonic at 7 p.m., and fireworks display after sundown.

Organizers call it "the most spectacular fireworks display in all of northeastern Pennsylvania."

If you don't get a chance to see and hear the Philharmonic Monday night, they have their traditional performance in Kirby Park, in Wilkes-Barre, Tuesday night.