Fourth of July Fireworks and Celebrations in the Hudson Valley

Got plans this Independence Day weekend? Here’s a list of fireworks shows and other family-friendly events

The fireworks show at Albany’s Empire State Plaza has been an annual tradition since 1976 and attracts more than 30,000 visitors

Happy Fourth of July, Hudson Valley! Here’s a list of local spots where you can get your red, white, and blue on. Feel free to share any we’ve missed in the comments section below:

What: Fireworks, kids’ activities, craft vendors, live music, food
When: Sat., July 4, 3-10 p.m.
Where: Empire State Plaza, 240 State St., Albany
Cost: Free

What: Live music and food vendors in the afternoon, fireworks at dusk
When: Sat., July 4, 3 p.m.-dusk
Where: Memorial Park, Beacon
Cost: Free

Cold Spring
What: Independence Day celebration and fireworks
When: Sat., July 4, 4 p.m.
Where: Dockside Park, Cold Spring
Cost: Free

Clifton Park
What: Fireworks, parade, rides, games, craft vendors, live music, food
When: Sat., July 4, 12-10 p.m.
Where: Clifton Common, Clifton Park
Cost: Free

What: Fireworks, parade
When: Sat., July 4, 12 p.m.
Where: Joseph Y. Resnick Airport, Ellenville
Cost: Free

​What: Hudson Valley Renegades’ annual fireworks show at Dutchess Stadium
When: Fri., July 3, after the Cyclones-Renegades game
Where: Dutchess Stadium, 1500 Rte. 9D., Fishkill

What: Live music with Stax of Soul Band, kids’ crafts, hayrides, food
When: Sat., July 4, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Fishkill Farms, 9 Fishkill Farms Rd., Hopewell Junction
Cost: Free

What: Fireworks, pony rides, petting zoo, performances, live music, educational demos, food
When: Sat., July 4, 4 p.m. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.
Where: Palatine Park, 50 Palatine Rd., Germantown
Cost: $15 per vehicle, $3 walkers, children under 3 free

What: Fireworks, live music, food vendors
When: Sat., July 4, 6 p.m., fireworks at 9:30 p.m.
Where: T.R. Gallo Park on the Rondout, Downtown Kingston
Cost: Free

What: Benmarl Winery hosts its July 4th pig roast and barbecue, including a traditional pig roast dinner, all the fixins, and desserts. Live music and fireworks cap off the night
When: Sat., July 4, 5 p.m.
Where: Benmarl Winery, 156 Highland Ave.m Marlboro
Cost: $40, kids 12 and under free

What: Fireworks, food, drinks, veterans’ ceremony
When: Sat., July 18, 4 p.m., fireworks at dusk
Where: Thomas Bull Memorial Park, Montgomery
Cost: Free

What: Fireworks, food vendors, artists, live music
When: Sat., July 4, 12-9 p.m.
Where: Former Consolidated Iron site (adjacent to Gully’s restaurant)
Cost: Free

New Paltz
What: Fireworks, food, music
When: Thurs., July 2, 5 p.m.
Where: Ulster County New Paltz Park, 249 Libertyville Rd., New Paltz
Cost: Free

What: Revolutionary War reenactment and demonstrations featuring members of the 5th New York Regiment
When: Sat., July 4, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Historic Huguenot Street, New Paltz
Cost: Free

What: Spy the city’s pyrotechnics display from the waterfront or, for those who dare to get up close and personal, from the Walkway Over the Hudson
When: Sat., July 4, 6:30 p.m., fireworks at 9 p.m.
Where: Walkway Over the Hudson and Waryas Park, Poughkeepsie
Cost: $12.50, children 5 and under free, Walkway members receive 20% discount; free at Waryas Park

Saratoga Springs
What: On Saturday, enjoy a parking lot party at Spring Street Surface Lot at 6:30 p.m., fireworks at dusk, a puppy-friendly parade, tours, art exhibits, barbecues, live music, and a car show
When: Thurs., July 2, 7 p.m.; Fri., July 3, 12-8:30 p.m.; Sat., July 4, 9 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Sun., July 5, 2 p.m.
Where: Downtown Saratoga Springs
Cost: Free

What: Fireworks, parade
When: Sat., July 4, 10 a.m. parade, fireworks at dusk
Where: Saugerties High School (parade) and Cantine Memorial Field, Saugerties
Cost: Free

West Point
What: Fireworks, live concert
When: Sat., July 4, 8 p.m.
Where: Trophy Point Amphitheater, West Point
Cost: Free

What: Fireworks, parade, a barbecue, drinks, deejay, and family-friendly activities, including the Big Air Bag and Euro Bungee
When: Sat., July 4, 6-9 p.m.
Where: Windham Mountain, Windham
Cost: Free; valet parking charge

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