When Independence Day fall on a Tuesday, there's lots to be thankful for—a four(th!)-day weekend for many and—holy freedom fries!—SO MANY FIREWORKS!
All over the Hudson Valley, the skies will be lit up over the next 5 days to celebrate the glorious and free America. Most festivities include live music and food. So pick your favorite town and stake out a spot for the starlit spectacle.
Friday, June 30
Fireworks at 9pm. East Fishkill Recreation Park, New York 82 & New York 376 Hopewell Junction, 12533.
Town of Newburgh
Live band and food at 6pm, fireworks at 9:15pm. Cronomer Hill Park, Newburgh, 12550.
Chicken BBQ at 5pm. Fireworks at dusk. Special event pricing to be announced. Accord Speedway, 299 Whitfield Road, Accord, NY 12404.
Music starts at 5pm and fireworks at 8:30pm. Ulster County Fairgrounds. 249 Libertyville Rd, New Paltz, 12561.
Saturday, July 1
Live band Saving Athens begins at 8pm. Fireworks at dusk. Highlands Shopping Center, Independent Way, Brewster, NY 10509.
The 3D Band plays at 6:30pm. Fireworks at 9:30pm. Dutchman's Landing Park, Lower Main Street, Catskill, NY 12414.
A parade at 11am kicks off this day of family fun, full of kids activities and vendors including a bouncy house, hot dogs and more. Fireworks at dusk. Michael J. Quill Irish Cultural & Sports Centre, 2267 NY-145, East Durham, NY 12423.
Parade on Main Street at 3pm. Live music by HTC High School Band and Whiskey Cross Band. Fireworks at dusk at the Colonial Country Club, 6245 Main St, Tannersville, NY 12485.
Live music, food vendors, games and activities for the kids from 4pm on. Fireworks at 9:30pm. Rain date: July 2. Admission: $3 per person or $15/car load. Palatine Park, 50 Palatine Road, Germantown.
Music and food starting at 3pm. Fireworks at dusk. Memorial Park, 7 Robert Cahill Drive, Beacon, 12508
Live music, museum tours, activities, games starting at 3pm. Fireworks at dusk. Rain date: July 2. $10, free for Sullivan residents. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, 200 Hurd Rd, Bethel, 12720.
Sunday, July 2
Live music starts at 3pm, fireworks at 9pm. Rip Van Winkle Memorial Park, 3200 Rt. 23A, Palenville, NY 12463.
Festivities go from 6-10pm, with live music and DJ Rick Knight, local food vendors, games, bounce castle and fireworks at dark. Town Field (behind the Methodist Church), Vineyard and Main Streets, Highland, NY 12528.
12-9 p.m. Vendors and Artists on the River. 7-9 p.m. Music by Bosco & The Storms. The fireworks display will launch from People's Waterfront Park at 9 p.m. Unico Park, Front Street & Fourth Street, Newburgh, 12550
Monday, July 3
The Dutchess County Stadium will have fireworks after the Hudson Valley Renegades vs. Aberdeen game. Game starts at 7:05pm. 1500 New York 9D, Wappingers Falls, 12590. Admission: ticket price for game.
6-9:30 p.m. Annual Independence Day Celebration & Fireworks Display. Lake St & Millpond Pkwy, Monroe, 10950.
Tuesday, July 4
Live music, family fun, and fireworks from 3–10pm. Empire State Plaza, Albany.
Tri-City ValleyCats baseball game at 6:30pm, fireworks afterward. Joseph L. Bruno Stadium, 80 Vandenburgh Avenue, Troy, NY 12180.
Eighteenth-century crafts, reenactors, music, food and entertainment. View the Saugerties Fireworks over the Hudson River after dark. Fee: $12/per vehicle. 1 Clermont Ave, Germantown, 12526.
Fireworks at dusk. Angelo Canna Town Park, Mountain Avenue Cairo, NY 12413.
Sidewalk sale from 2-7pm, followed by a parade down Main Street. Fireworks over Windham Mountain at 9pm.
Fireworks at dusk. Cantine Field, Pavilion St, Saugerties, NY 12477.
Food, music, and family activities start at 5pm. Fireworks at dusk. T.R. Gallo Waterfront Park, W. Strand Street, Kingston, NY 12401.
Fireworks at dusk. Tickets are $10 for Walkway Members and $12.50 for general admission. Walkway Over the Hudson State Park and Waryas Park.
Arts, crafts and food at Liberty Square starting at 9am and a parade at noon at Liberty Square, Ellenville. Fireworks at dusk at Joseph Y. Resnick Airport, 199 Airport Rd, Napanoch, NY 12458.
Activities kick off at 7am, with a parade at 5pm and fireworks at 9:30 p.m. 183 Main Street, Cornwall, 12518.