Heritage Day in Easton, Pennsylvania, is a free, full-day family festival that showcases local history, offers activities for kids, and concludes with an amazing fireworks display over the Forks of the Delaware.
Heritage Day celebrates Easton’s historic significance in the founding of the United States. At noon on July 8, 1776, Easton was one of three places where the Declaration of Independence had its first public reading. A reenactment of that event, and a festival organized around it, first occurred during the Bicentennial Celebration in 1976. From that year on Heritage Day has been celebrated as Easton’s own Independence Day celebration.
Silhouettes By Hand is an invited guest artist with the historical trades programming. Come see silhouettes being created in the traditional style of our heritage, or choose to have your own silhouette created.