Easton Heritage Day celebrates independence and culture

Written by on July 9, 2021

Easton Heritage Day celebrates independence and culture

By Ben Stemrich

July 9, 2021

Photos from past Easton Heritage Day Festival celebrations. Photos | Courtesy of the Easton Heritage Day Festival Facebook page.

The Easton Heritage Day Festival is coming back after taking 2020 off for the pandemic. The day celebrates Easton’s rich cultural history and contribution to America’s very beginning. 

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“It’s an opportunity for the city of Easton to kind of celebrate our place in history. The Declaration of Independence was read out loud publicly in three cities: Philadelphia, Trenton NJ, and the city of Easton. So that’s pretty exciting,” says Marcy McKinney, manager of special events and promotions at Greater Easton Development Partnership.

The family-friendly event began in 1976. Live music, reenactors, and historic tours are just some of the things that will be included in the July 11 event. 

“Events like this bring people together and it’s very healing to be at an event celebrating special things like this, and the musical component always brings people together and it’s part of a long time overdue healing process,” McKinney says.

After a long year, Downtown Easton businesses hope to benefit from the event.

“We’re hoping that it extends beyond just the footprint of the festival itself and spills over into the city to benefit our retailers and businesses as well,” McKinney says. 

The events will be held in and around Centre Square and Downtown Easton.

For a list of specific times and festival events, visit HeritageDay.org.

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