Easton Area Heritage Dayhttp://www.heritageday.org
Our mission is to celebrate, and educate our visitors about the first reading of the Declaration of Independence, which was read in Easton PA, Trenton NJ, and Philadelphia PA on July 8, 1776. The festival has over 150 reenactors from the French-Indian War thru Vietnam, Traditional Artisans (blacksmith, spinners, etc.), Living History portrayers (Benjamin Franklin, Abraham Lincoln, etc.), military vehicles, music & entertainment, a spirited reading of the Declaration of Independence on the very spot where it was first read, and many children's activities including each child being given a free bugle to learn the military bugle calls with help from the Mayor of Easton. The daytime activities end with our Patriot's Parade down to the Delaware River where thousands of visitors can listen to two stages of continuous music, get a meal from one of our many food trucks, and enjoy a spectacular fireworks display over the Delaware River. It is our way of bringing the community together to celebrate America's independence.