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Summer Thunder 2019 - A Salute to our WWII Veterans & Remembrance of the 75th Anniversary of D-Day

Tipton, Pennsylvania – The DelGrosso Family of Companies is gearing up for a summertime tradition like no other – Summer Thunder® 2019. This year’s annual fireworks extravaganza is themed as a salute to our WWII Veterans and remembrance of the 75th Anniversary of D-Day.


“Each year we like to pick a theme for our show. This year’s theme will honor the 75th Anniversary of D-Day and features the voice of a WWII Veteran,” says Joe DelGrosso, Summer Thunder® Coordinator and President of DelGrosso Foods, Inc. The soundtrack will still include patriotic favorites, but you will also hear tunes from various branches of the military and WWII-era music.


Summer Thunder® is set to a musical soundtrack that is developed by Dave Villani of Data Music Services in Altoona. A special “theme moment” in the middle of the show will feature the voice of WWII Veteran and former POW, Roger Bowers of Roaring Spring. Bowers was a combat medic with the 28th Division. He is now 95 years old and shared some of his experiences about serving his country.


The fireworks are designed by Arthur Rozzi Pyrotechnics from Maineville, OH. Members of the Rozzi Family have been designing firework shows for DelGrosso’s Park for more than 50 years. Over 4,000 shells will light up the night sky in Tipton during the 30 minute pyro-musical spectacular.


Summer Thunder® 2019 Schedule

11:00am – Laguna Splash Water Park Opens

12:00pm – DelGrosso’s Park Rides Open

10:00pm – Musical Pre-Show

10:30pm – Summer Thunder® 2019 Fireworks - The soundtrack to Summer Thunder® can be heard on Froggy 98.1 FM


*In the event of severe weather and the fireworks are postponed, Summer Thunder® Fireworks will be held on either Friday, July 5th or Saturday, July 6th, 2019. Please monitor our website and social media pages for updates.


All-Day Fun Pass (Includes Rides & Water Park) $31.95 – Buy Online and Save $5.00
FREE Parking in the DelGrosso’s Park Main Parking Lot

Summer Thunder® 2019 is made possible by these fine sponsors: DelGrosso Foods, Inc., Allied Milk Producers, Burgmeier Hauling, Bath Fitter, First Commonwealth Bank, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, Imler’s Poultry, Sundance Vacations, Tyrone Ford, Froggy 98.1, and WTAJ-TV.




Please note that the following traffic patterns will take place starting at 10:30pm on July 4th. These traffic patterns are to help ensure the safety of all motorists in and around DelGrosso’s Park.


Motorists Parked In the Main Parking Lot for DelGrosso’s Park:  After the fireworks, all traffic from the main lot will be directed to the RIGHT to head NORTH towards Tyrone and the Tipton/Grazierville Exit 45 to I-99. There will be two lanes of traffic running NORTH towards Tyrone and the I-99 Interchange.


Traffic Traveling South on East Pleasant Valley Blvd(NORTH of Rossi’s Corner Store): You will be directed to turn RIGHT at Tipton Road. You will not be permitted to travel South on East Pleasant Valley Boulevard past DelGrosso’s Park.


Motorists Parked in the DelGrosso Foods Lawn/Or Parked Along East Pleasant Valley Blvd (SOUTH of Rossi’s Corner Store):  You will be directed to Exit SOUTH using East Pleasant Valley Boulevard to head towards Bellwood and Exit 41 to I-99.


All Traffic Parked South of the River Road Intersection:  You will not be permitted to travel North on East Pleasant Valley Boulevard past DelGrosso’s Park.You will be directed to turn LEFT onto River Road.


Traffic Traveling from River Road:

Traffic from River Road will be directed RIGHT using East Pleasant Valley Boulevard to head towards Bellwood and Exit 41 to I-99. Traffic will not be able to reach DelGrosso’s Park from River Road.


These traffic patterns will stay in effect until it is safe to return to a normal traffic flow.


WARNING - FIREWORKS PROHIBITED: The Use of any type of fireworks (Class b&C), including sparklers, in the Main Parking Lot or on Park Grounds is strictly prohibited. Violators will be asked to leave the property.


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