Tipton, Pennsylvania – The DelGrosso Family of Companies is gearing up for a summertime tradition like no other: Summer Thunder® 2024. This year’s annual fireworks extravaganza is themed "A Ride Through History,” a 100th Birthday Celebration of our Herschell-Spillman Carousel.

In 2024, DelGrosso's Park proudly commemorates the 100th birthday of our beloved Herschell-Spillman Carousel, a masterpiece of craftsmanship built in 1924 by the Spillman Engineering Corporation in North Tonawanda, New York. This cherished carousel is the last original ride from Fred DelGrosso's acquisition of Bland's Park in 1946. “Each year, we like to pick a theme for our show,” says Joe DelGrosso, Summer Thunder® Coordinator and President of DelGrosso Foods, Inc. “This year it seemed fitting to think about the century of memories our carousel has created for park guests. 'A Ride Through History' seemed fitting as a way to celebrate a century of smiles.”

The soundtrack will still include patriotic favorites, but you will also hear some modern-day tunes. Summer Thunder® is set to a musical soundtrack developed by Dave Villani of Data Music Services in Altoona.

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 2,500 shells will light up the night sky in Tipton during the 25-minute pyro-musical spectacular.

Summer Thunder® 2024 is made possible by these fine sponsors: DelGrosso Foods, Inc., Allied Milk Producers, Burgmeier Hauling, First Commonwealth Bank, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, Imler’s Poultry, Stuckey GMC, Froggy 98.1, and WTAJ-TV.

All-Day Fun Pass (Includes Rides & Water Park) $37.00 – Buy Online & Save $5.00! FREE Parking in DelGrosso’s Park Main Parking Lot.

Summer Thunder® 2024 Schedule

DelGrosso's Park & Laguna Splash "Special Fourth of July Hours":

Laguna Splash Water Park: 11am-7pm•Water Side Food Stands: 11am-10pm.* *Grill Americano and Laguna Snacks closing at 7pm.

DelGrosso's Park Rides and Food Stands: 12pm-11:30pm.**

**Note: All Rides will be closed during Summer Thunder Fireworks. Select Rides and Food Stands will reopen following the conclusion of the Fireworks Show.

Summer Thunder Hours and Operation of Rides & Water Park Attractions subject to change due to crowd/weather conditions, staffing changes, or unexpected maintenance issues, etc.

9:00pm – Musical Pre-Show•10:00pm – Summer Thunder® 2024 Fireworks***

WTAJ will also air the Summer Thunder® Show starting with a special broadcast at 9:00pm. Tune-in to 98.1FM to hear the soundtrack during the show.

***In the event of severe weather and the fireworks are postponed, Summer Thunder® Fireworks will be held on either Friday, July 5 or Saturday, July 6, 2024. Please monitor our website and social media pages for updates.


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.