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Where To Watch Fireworks This Independence Day

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Last Updated: 07/01/2022 2:24 pm
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This Independence Day, throughout the Hudson Valley there are many places to enjoy parades, live music, local businesses, and expansive fireworks displays. Whether over the Rondout Creek, Hudson River, at a baseball field or racetrack, in this guide you can find everywhere to see fireworks and thoroughly celebrate 4th of July this weekend in the Hudson Valley.

Ulster County

Ellenville - July 4

Center Street, Ellenville, NY 12428

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


Accord - July 1

299 Whitfield Road, Accord, NY 12404

This year the Accord Speedway combines daring dirt track racing with large firework displays. The races start at 5:30pm with fireworks to follow at 9pm. Tickets are $12 for adults and $3 for children (11 and younger). The tentative rain date is July 17.

Kingston - July 4

1 West Strand, Kingston, NY 12401

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


Saugerties - July 4

Washington Avenue, Saugerties, NY 12477

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

Dutchess County

East Fishkill - July 1

392 Route 376, Hopewell Junction, NY 12533

East Fishkill is combining their annual Independence Day celebration with their weekly Music in the Park event this year. Starting at 7pm Adam & The Newhearts will perform covers of rock and roll classics. Fireworks are scheduled to follow the live music (beginning at 9:15pm). Attendees are invited to bring their own lawn chairs and blankets to set out 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 6:05pm, Dutchess Stadium will light up the sky to celebrate Independence Day with an extensive fireworks display. Tickets are available online.


Beacon - July 3

97 Robert Cahill Drive, Beacon, NY 12508

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


Poughkeepsie - July 4

61 Parker Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

This July 4, The Walkway Over the Hudson is hosting a spectacular display of fireworks hundreds of feet above the Hudson River. Starting at 6:30pm attendants are invited to bring their own chairs and blankets to sit out on the Walkway. The firework show begins at 9pm and lasts roughly 30 minutes. Tickets are $20 for general admission, $15 for veterans or seniors 65+ and children under 10 are free).

Columbia County

Clermont - July 4

1 Clermont Avenue, Germantown, NY 12526

The Clermont Independence Day celebration begins at 1pm with a historic reenactment of weaving, blacksmithing, cooking, and sewing. Members of the 34th Regiment of Foot will then do a demonstration of life in a British Army camp. Reenacters will then do a reading of the Declaration of Independence. There will also be live music from 7:30 to 9:30pm provided by The Wallpapers and a firework show after dark.

Greene County

Tannersville - July 2

55 Allen Lane, Tannersville, NY 12485

Attendants can enjoy fireworks in Tannersville at the Colonial Country Club this holiday weekend. Fireworks begin at 9pm and are sponsored by the Hunter Foundation.


Catskill - July 1-4

13 Scribner Hollow Road, Hunter, NY 12442

Scribner’s Catskill Lodge is hosting an Independence Day celebration all weekend long for guests and community members. The celebration kicks off on Friday night with a big bonfire on the front lawn from 6-9pm. Saturday and Sunday, lunch is offered by the Traveling Prospect Food Truck and another big bonfire will be hosted on the front lawn. Sunday, from 8:30 to 10:30pm the Lodge is offering Movies in the Mountains featuring The Sandlot. The movie will take place in Scribner’s Garden. On Monday, there will be a barbecue dinner at the onsite restaurant Prospect from 4pm to 8pm and fireworks from 9:30pm to 10pm.


Windham - July 4

Main Street, Windham, NY 12496

At Windham Mountain Resort this 4th of July, attendants celebrate the holiday with live music by B-Boyz Band and The Four26, children’s entertainment, and local vendors starting at 2pm. At 7pm there will be a parade through Main Street and fireworks follow at 9pm.


Cairo - July 4

Joseph D Spencer Lane, Cairo, NY 12413

Cairo’s 4th of July celebration takes place in Angelo Canna Park. The event runs from 6:30pm to 9:00pm featuring live music, local artisans, and fireworks after dark. Attendance 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. On Friday night David Nail and Lauren Davidson will perform starting at 5:30pm. Saturday at 2pm, the Stephen Alexander Band will perform followed by Garret Gardner. After this show there will be a large fireworks display over the lake. Tickets are available online.


City of Newburgh - July 3

1 Washington Street, Newburgh, NY 12550

Starting at 9pm, the City of Newburgh is bringing back their annual firework 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 Freedom Fest Fireworks on July 29 in Thomas Bull Memorial Park. The event will include live music by the Black Dirt Bandits, local vendors and food trucks. The celebration will begin at 4pm with fireworks at dusk.

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