Where to Watch July 4th Fireworks Around the Hudson Valley
Celebrate July 4th, 2019 with sparklers, snacks, and stellar Hudson Valley views.
The fireworks show at Albany’s Empire State Plaza has been an annual tradition since 1976 and attracts more than 30,000 visitors
When it comes to honoring our nation’s independence, there are few better ways to celebrate than with fireworks. Kick off the festivities at these locales for a fun-filled holiday with family and friends.
Accord Speedway, Accord
Get your adrenaline rushing over the holiday weekend at Accord Speedway, which celebrates with fireworks at night.
Bear Mountain State Park, Bear Mountain
Come early, since spaces fill up quickly at this popular Hudson Valley event. Food and drink will be available for purchase when the evening kicks off, and fireworks light the sky at dusk. Parking is $10.
Riedlbauer’s Resort, Round Top
Journey fans can enjoy dinner, drinks, and a show at Riedlbauer’s Resort on the Saturday before Independence Day. Admission and parking are free, and fireworks will start after the show wraps.
Memorial Park, Beacon
Beacon’s annual fireworks display includes food, fun, and music for the community. At dusk, fireworks enthrall kids and parents alike.
Fancher-Davidge Park, Middletown
Bring the whole family to this Middletown party and summer concert series for music and fireworks. The nighttime show begins at dusk. Bring your own lawn chairs!
Independent Way, Brewster
The show begins at 7 p.m.
Nanuet Senior High School, Nanuet
The Town of Clarkstown presents a festive celebration and concert at Nanuet High School.
Millpond Park, Monroe
Starting with the street fair at 5 p.m., Monroe's fest continues with original and cover performances by Matt Mulhare, followed by fireworks at 9 p.m.
Cronomer and Algonquin Park, Newburgh
Head to Newburgh for food, fun, and fireworks beginning at 6 p.m. on the day before the Fourth.
Riverside Park, Port Jervis
Get tickets for this dreamy dinner event on the eve of Independence Day. Attendees can sample bites and drinks from local restaurants, breweries, and wineries before the fireworks show at Point Peter at night.
Kensico Dam Plaza, Valhalla
The free, annual Kensico Dam Music Fest begins with entertainment and patriotic music, followed by fireworks at 9:15 p.m. Carpooling is suggested, since parking is limited.
7 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Town Hall, Cornwall
Start the day off with breakfast at Highland Engine Co., then browse the pet show, children’s activities, and vendor stands. In the middle of the day, honor the history of the occasion by listing to a special reading of the Declaration of Independence. If you’re feeling brave, enter the pie-eating contest. Stick around for the parade at 5 p.m. and the fireworks at 9:30 p.m.
Tours 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Knox's Headquarters State Historic Site, Vails Gate
For a truly historic celebration, head to the former headquarters of Major General Henry Knox for a tour of the 1754 Georgian-style abode. Bring the kids at 1 and 4 p.m. to witness the firing of a small cannon on the grounds.
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
The 2019 Independence Day Parade in Hyde Park kicks off at the Roosevelt Theatre and heads north to Town Hall.
11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Cantine Field, Saugerties
Stop by Saugerties early in the morning to take part in the village’s annual parade with a band and marchers. Stick around town for the day to catch the fireworks at night.
Every year, Ellenville puts on one of the grandest Independence Day parades in the Valley. Expect marching bands, floats, and an abundance of red, white, and blue. Fireworks will go up later in the day.
New Windsor Cantonment State Historic Site, New Windsor
The whole family will love a Fourth of July visit to George Washington's cantonment site in New Windsor. Visitors can look forward to a military drill and cannon firing at 2 p.m., with a special children's musket drill and a visitor-assisted reading of the Declaration of Independence to follow.
Clermont State Historic Site, Germantown
Clermont goes above and beyond with its holiday programming. Look forward to a full day of 18th century crafts, period reenactments, and live music. At night, revelers can ooh and ah over the Saugerties fireworks as the color the Hudson River skyline.
Windham Mountain, Windham
Go to the mountain for this fireworks fest. The whole town gets in on the action with a fun sidewalk sale and parade down Route 296 to Main Street. Stick around at night for an epic fireworks show over Windham Mountain at dusk.
Empire State Plaza, Albany
Join in on the Capital Region's epic celebration, which draws more than 20,000 visitors to the Plaza each year. The annual event starts in the afternoon, and includes music, food, crafts, and fireworks in the evening.
3 p.m. - dusk
At 3 p.m., attendees can line up at the Go Greene Food Mart for the town parade, which traverses down to Village Hall on Main Street. Afterward, the festival at Rip Van Winkle Lake features live music all day and fireworks at dusk.
Angelo Canna Town Park, Cairo
Stop by the park to catch fireworks when the sun goes down. Bring lawn chairs, blankets, and a snack or two to make an evening out of it.
Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum, Poughkeepsie
On Independence Day, the museum will extend its hours for a special evening of play. Families who attend have access to the front row viewing of the Poughkeepsie fireworks, without the hassle of finding a parking spot near the train station.
Joseph L. Bruno Stadium, Troy
Root, root, root for your favorite team as the Tri-City ValleyCats baseball team faces off against the Hudson Valley Renegades. Enjoy fireworks after the game.
Walkway Over the Hudson, Poughkeepsie
Head to the Walkway to take in Poughkeepsie’s fireworks display. Tickets cost $12.50 for adults and $10 for Walkway members, veterans, and seniors. Children 10 and under are free.
Dutchman’s Landing Park, Catskill
Stop by Catskill for good tunes and family fun. Music in the park with Gamsjager's Lustre Kings colors the evening, and fireworks begin at dusk.
Bannerman Island, Beacon
Score tickets in advance to this one-of-a-kind Independence Day event. The tour boat departs from the Beacon dock at 7 p.m. for Bannerman Island. Once on land, visitors receive a full island tour of the historic space and get a sneak peek of the new visitor center.
Ulster County Fairgrounds
For its annual hoopla, the town of New Paltz congregates at the Ulster County Fairgrounds for food, fun, and fireworks. Food trucks will satisfy your stomach at dinnertime, while attractions like bouncy houses, henna, face painting, and music performances will keep the whole family entertained. Once dusk rolls around, fireworks light the sky over the grounds.
Town field behind Methodist Church, Highland
Take a drive to the meeting point between Highland and Lloyd for music by DJ Reg, plus food, games, and a bouncy castle for the kids.
11 a.m. to dusk
Michael J. Quill Irish Cultural & Sports Centre, East Durham
East Durham begins the day with a family parade on Route 145, then packs the afternoon with family fun at the Michael J. Quill Center. Once the sun sets, fireworks will light up the night.
Trophy Point Ampitheater, West Point
Bring a blanket to this evening celebration, which commences right before sunset. Families can enjoy a variety of music during the earlier hours, then take in the spectacular fireworks show along the Hudson River at night.