Where to Watch July 4th Fireworks Around the Valley
Our Valley roundup on fireworks, food, and fun around the Fourth.
Explosive fun Fireworks illuminate Empire State Plaza in Albany in a spectacular incendiary show.
Albany County Convention & Visitors Bureau
Troy, July 4
What better way to celebrate our nation’s independence than in the setting of America’s national pastime? Watch a Tri-City ValleyCats game at Joseph L. Bruno Stadium and stay for the fireworks. Baseball game begins at 6:30 p.m.
Brewster, July 1
The Southeast Fireworks Extravaganza begins at 8 p.m. with the band Saving Athens. Highlands Shopping Center, Independent Way, Brewster.
Albany, July 4
New York State’s 4th of July Celebration features live music, family fun, and fireworks. 3 p.m.–10 p.m. Empire State Plaza.
Catskill, July 1
A live band, face-painting and, of course, fireworks are among the fun activities planned for Dutchman’s Landing Park. Festivities begin at 6:30 p.m., and fireworks sponsored by the village and town of Catskill begin at 9:30 p.m. Dutchman’s Landing Park, Catskill.
Kingston, July 4
Outdoor dining and live music precede the 9:30 p.m. fireworks at the annual Kingston Waterfront Fourth of July Celebration. 5–9 p.m.
West Point, July 8
Grab a blanket, and pack a picnic basket: there’s no better way to celebrate America’s independence than with the Army’s oldest band at the West Point Independence Day Celebration! As always, this performance concludes with a spectacular fireworks display over the Hudson River. 7:30 p.m.–9 p.m.
Haverstraw, July 2
Enjoy a waterfront concert and watch the fireworks from Bowline Point Park on the shores of the Hudson River. Concert begins at 5 p.m., followed by fireworks.
Valhalla, July 3
The annual free Kensico Dam Music Fest will feature a performance by the Bensen-Scott Big Band. The festivities begin at 6 p.m. with fireworks at 9:15 p.m.
Poughkeepsie, July 4
The Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park is open to ticket-holders to watch the City of Poughkeepsie’s 4th of July fireworks display. Walkway closes at 5:30 p.m. to the general public, and reopens for the 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular at 7 p.m. Fireworks between 9–9:30 p.m.
photo by Fred Schaeffer
Germantown, July 4
Clermont State Historic Site’s Old-Fashioned Independence Day features 18th-century crafts, re-enactors, music and entertainment, hot food, and a view of the Saugerties fireworks over the Hudson River. 2–10 p.m.