Where to watch the fireworks this Independence Day | General Arts & Culture | Hudson Valley


On this Independence Day, throughout the Hudson Valley, there are many places to watch parades, live music, local businesses, and extensive fireworks. Whether it’s over Rondout Creek, the Hudson River, on a baseball field or on a running track, in this guide you’ll find everything to see fireworks and celebrate the 4th of July to the fullest this weekend. -end in the Hudson Valley.

Ulster County

Ellenville – July 4th

Center Street, Ellenville, NY 12428

The Village of Ellenville has planned a two-part day to celebrate the 4th of July this year. The day begins with a parade at 11 a.m. on Canal Street with floats and marchers until 1 p.m. Then at night, fireworks will begin at 9:30 p.m. at nearby Resnick Airport. Admission to both events is free.

Agreement – July 1

299 Whitfield Road, Accord, NY 12404

This year, Accord Speedway combines daring dirt track racing with big fireworks. The races begin at 5:30 p.m. with a fireworks display to follow at 9 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults and $3 for children (11 and under). The tentative rain date is July 17.

Kingston – July 4th

1 West Strand, Kingston, NY 12401

This year, the City of Kingston is bringing the 4th of July fireworks back to the waterfront. Using a barge on the water, the fireworks are set to explode over Rondout Creek just after dark . For the convenience of participants, a free shuttle service to and from the celebration is provided. Shuttles will travel to the waterfront from Kingston Point Beach, Thomas Street, Westbrook Lane, Broadway at Governor Clinton’s Apartments, Andy Murphy Midtown Neighborhood Center and Yosman Towers. This year’s fireworks display is sponsored by Ole Savannah Restaurant and O’Connor & Partners.

Saugerties – 4th of July

Washington Avenue, Saugerties, NY 12477

At 11 a.m., the town of Saugerties begins its Independence Day celebration with a parade hosted by the Saugerties Fire Department. After the parade, at 27 Market Street from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. there will be live music from David Thomas and Emily Beck, farmers market stalls, face painting and a raffle in support of the Boys and Girls Club. After dark, there will be a fireworks display at Cantine Field sponsored by the Saugerties Lions Club and other local businesses.

Dutchess County

Fishkill East – July 1

392 Route 376, Hopewell Junction, NY 12533

East Fishkill is combining its annual Independence Day celebration this year with its weekly Music in the Park event. Starting at 7 p.m., Adam & The Newhearts will perform covers of rock and roll classics. Fireworks are scheduled to follow the live music (starting at 9:15 p.m.). Participants are encouraged to bring their own garden chairs and blankets to set up in the park. Admission is free and the rain date is July 3.

Wappingers Falls – July 3

1500 NY-9D, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590

After the Hudson Valley Renegades game against the Brooklyn Cyclones at 6:05 p.m., Dutchess Stadium will light up the sky to celebrate Independence Day with a grand fireworks display. Tickets are available online.

Beacon – July 3

97 Robert Cahill Drive, Beacon, NY 12508

This year, Independence Day is hosted by the City of Beacon at Memorial Park. Participation is free and the fireworks will begin after dark.

Poughkeepsie – 4th of July

61 Parker Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

This 4th of July, The Walkway Over the Hudson hosts a spectacular fireworks display hundreds of feet above the Hudson River. Beginning at 6:30 p.m., attendants are encouraged to bring their own chairs and blankets to sit on the catwalk. The fireworks start at 9 p.m. and last about 30 minutes. Tickets are $20 for general admission, $15 for veterans or seniors 65 and over, and children under 10 are free).

Columbia County

Clermont – July 4

1 Clermont Avenue, Germantown, NY 12526

Clermont’s Independence Day celebration begins at 1 p.m. with a historical re-enactment of weaving, blacksmithing, cooking and sewing. Members of the 34th Regiment of Foot will then demonstrate life in a British Army camp. The re-enactors will then read the Declaration of Independence. There will also be live music from 7:30-9:30pm provided by The Wallpapers and fireworks after dark.

Greene County

Tannersville – July 2

55 Allen Lane, Tannersville, NY 12485

Attendees can enjoy fireworks in Tannersville at the Colonial Country Club this holiday weekend. The fireworks begin at 9 p.m. and are sponsored by the Hunter Foundation.

Catskill – July 1-4

13 Scribner Hollow Road, Hunter, NY 12442

Scribner’s Catskill Lodge hosts an all-weekend Independence Day celebration for guests and community members. The celebration begins on Friday evening with a big bonfire on the lawn from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday lunch is provided by the Traveling Prospect Food Truck and another large bonfire will be hosted on the front lawn. On Sundays, from 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., the Lodge offers films in the mountains featuring The Sandlot. The film will take place in Scribner’s Garden. On Monday, there will be a BBQ dinner at the on-site Prospect restaurant from 4-8pm and a fireworks display from 9:30-10pm.

Windham – 4th of July

Main Street, Windham, NY 12496

At Windham Mountain Resort this July 4, attendees celebrate the holiday with live music from B-Boyz Band and The Four26, children’s entertainment and local vendors beginning at 2 p.m. At 7 p.m. there will be a parade down Main Street and fireworks will follow at 9 p.m.

Cairo – July 4

Joseph D Spencer Lane, Cairo, NY 12413

The 4th of July celebration in Cairo takes place in Angelo Canna Park. The event runs from 6:30-9:00 p.m. with live music, local artisans, and fireworks after dark. Participation is free.

Orange County

Greenwood Lake – July 1-2

7 Windermere Avenue, Greenwood Lake, NY 10925

This weekend, the Greenwood Lake Summer Concert Series is hosting a two-day Independence Day Festival. Friday night, David Nail and Lauren Davidson will perform starting at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at 2 p.m. the Stephen Alexander Band will perform followed by Garret Gardner. After this show, a large fireworks display will be fired over the lake. Tickets are available online.

Town of Newburgh – July 3

1 Washington Street, Newburgh, NY 12550

Starting at 9pm, the town of Newburgh brings back its annual fireworks display to celebrate the 4th of July at People’s Waterfront Park.

Montgomery – July 29

211 NY-416, Montgomery, NY 12549

To celebrate Independence Day and veterans this year, Montgomery will host the Freedom Fest fireworks on July 29 in Thomas Bull Memorial Park. The event will feature live music by the Black Dirt Bandits, local vendors and food trucks. The party will begin at 4:00 p.m. with a fireworks display at dusk.


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