*unless otherwise indicated all events listed are being held on July 4, 2011
2011 Fourth of July Celebration - Plattsburgh
The City of Plattsburgh will host the 4th of July Parade and Fireworks.
Riffin' and Tappin’ – 8pm - Depot Theatre - Westport
With four mad-hot tappers backed by a tight jazz combo, Riffin' and Tappin' includes everything from the famous stair dance by Bill Bojangles Robinson and Shirley Temple, to the improvisational tap style of Savion Glover. The dancing never stops and the show never slows down. Tickets $25.
Fireworks at Tupper Lake Municipal Park - July 3, 7pm - Tupper Lake
Old Forge Independence Day Celebration & Fireworks – Old Forge
4th of July Fireworks at Dusk & 4th of July Games - Long Lake
Best show in town. Watch from your boat, the bridge or beach for Long Lakes best firework show yet. Kids Games-Egg toss, sack races, 3 legged race and games for all. FREE prizes! Every Kid is a winner.
Fireworks on the Riverside! - July 9 - Carthage
The Carthage Area Chamber of Commerce presents "Fireworks by the Riverside!" Celebrate our great country's freedom relaxing by the river witnessing a wonderful display of colorful fireworks!
Fireworks! - July 3 - Hague
Summer Jam 2011 - July 3 -6:45pm - Glens Falls
Music & Fireworks! Gate opens 4:30pm
Fourth of July Celebration - Bolton Landing
Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra Fireworks! - 7pm - Glens Falls
July 4th Fireworks! - 9:30pm - Lake George
Price Chopper's Fabulous 4th and Fireworks-Empire State Plaza, Albany, Vendors, food, free admission.
Pine Lake Park Fourth of July Fireworks -July 2, 9:30pm, Pine Lake, Town of Caroga, Fourth of July Annual Fireworks Display. Free admission.
Sport Island Pub Fourth of July Fireworks Display–July 3, 9:30pm, Northville, Annual Fireworks Display. Free admission.
Lanzi's on the Lake Restaurant & Marina Fourth of July Fireworks-9:30pm - Mayfield
Fourth of July Annual Fireworks Display - July 2-4, Saratoga Springs - Saratoga's All-American Celebration Family, Freedom & Founding Fathers. Free admission.
Tri-City ValleyCats vs. Vermont Lake Monsters - Schenectady -6pm, Come out and celebrate our nation’s independence. Enjoy some great food, baseball, fun and fireworks presented by Sunmark FCU and Price Chopper.
Salem Volunteer Fire Department 4th of July Celebration, Salem, parade starts at 5pm and fireworks at 9:30pm
Margaretville's Annual Firemen's Carnival & Fireworks - July 1-4, Annual Firemen's Field Days brings the Carnival back to town with lots of exciting rides, food, games for people of all ages. Special pricing on select days; Chicken BBQ - July 2 & July 4 - Noon till sold out. Live Music: Sat. July 2 - Detour - 8pm to Midnightp; Mon. July 4 - Country Express - 7pm to 11pm. Fourth of July Celebration
- East Durham, July 2, Full day of family fun! Parade kicks off at 11am and winds down at the Fairgrounds. Live entertainment by the Bobby Val Band. Vendors, music, Bouncey House Amusements, and fireworks at dusk. Hours: 11am-10pm. Free admission and parking.
Independence Day Parade - July 2, 11am, Roscoe. Thunder 102.1 will be broadcasting live from the parade and keep an eye out for Sullivan County's own “Larry the Llama".
Narrowsburg Celebrates America Festival July 2, 2011, Narrowsburgh, NY A 3-day festival throughout Narrowsburg to include a old fashioned fair with carnival games and inflatables, a spectacular fireworks display at dusk on Sunday, and at 3pm on Monday a traditional parade, followed by a take-out chicken barbecue.
Independence Day Celebration - July 2, New Paltz, 5pm. Music, food, festivities and fireworks. Ulster County Fairgrounds.
Highland Independence Day Celebrations - July 2, 6pm - Highland Community picnic with food available for sale by vendors, free music and fireworks. Bring blankets and chairs.
Saugerties Independence Day Celebration - Fireman’s Inspection on Main St.; 11 am - Parade kicks off. All day on Cantine Field – carnival, food, crafts, children’s activities. Dusk – fireworks.
Ellenville Independence Day Celebration - 9 am– 2pm, Arts and Crafts at Liberty Square; 12 pm – Parade in village. Dusk – Fireworks at Resnick Airport.
CENTRAL NEW YORK
July 4th Extravaganza - Endwell, Highland Park Kids triathlon, food vendors, arts & crafts, entertainment, chicken bar-b-que, fun festivities for the family and a spectacular fireworks display.
July 4th Hometown Pride Weekend -July 1-4 - Hamilton Hometown Pride is the theme of this year’s Independence Day celebration
Cooperstown 4th of July Celebration - July 2-4 - Cooperstown Come to the Village of Cooperstown and The Farmers' Museum for a Grand Old celebration of independence including Cooperstown Community Band providing patriotic music and ending with fireworks over Otsego Lake. Bring blankets or lawn chairs and enjoy the festivities.
Seneca Allegany Casino Fireworks - July 1, 9:45pm, Salamanca
Seneca Allegany Casino and Hotel will have a FREE fireworks display from their parking lot beginning at approximately 9:45pm.
Independence Celebration - July 3, Silver Creek
Celebrate Independence Day with live music, concession stands, military salute and fireworks at dusk.
16th Annual Public Reading of the United States Declaration of Independence 10am, Homer Green Homer Congregational Church.
Conesus Lake Ring of Fire - July 3, Conesus
Red, White and Boom! - July 2, 7:30pm, Rochester
Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra presents an Independence Day celebration to remember as they perform patriotic and other all-American favorites complete with fireworks at CMAC! Michael Butterman leads a spectacular program that also features Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue and pays tribute to our nation’s Armed Forces. Of course, no July Fourth celebration is complete without the 1812 Overture and Stars and Stripes Forever!
Independence Day Weekend Kick-off - July 1, Baldwinsville
Celebrate Independance Day! Giant fireworks display along with musical performances by Aerosmith tribute band "Draw the Line" with special guests Kane and Mike Ryan Duo.
Robert N. Petrocci Memorial "Stars & Stripes" 100- 7pm, Elbridge
On July 4th Rolling Wheels Raceway becomes an official party destination as the 39th Annual Super DIRTcar Series Robert N. Petrocci Memorial "Stars & Stripes" 100 returns. Defending Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modified Champion Matt Sheppard will try to repeat his race-winning run before a massive fireworks display wraps up the night of action! Don't forget to join Rolling Wheels Raceway Park at DIRTcar Northeast on Facebook, and follow DIRTcar Racing on Twitter (@DIRTcarNE)
Independence Day Celebration & Fireworks -July 3, American Legion grounds, Geneva
Rides, games & food. Fireworks display at dusk.
Independence Day Celebration at Farmington Town Park - July 3, Farmington
Food, music by Paulsen, Baker & Garvey. 6:30pm, fireworks at dusk.
Independence Day Parade & Fireworks - July 3, Sandy Bottom Beach, Honeoye
Parade at 11am, fireworks at 9pm
Independence Day Parade, Festivities & Fireworks - Main St. & Kershaw Park, Canandaigua
Parade 1:30pm, live music 3:30-11:00pm, fireworks 9:45pm
Fireworks at Black Rock Speedway - July 1, 6:45pm, Dundee
Darien Lake Theme Park's Fourth of July Laser Blast Spectacular - 10:30am, Darien Lake Center. This Spectacular combines, fireworks, laser animation, lights and music.
Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel Fireworks Display - July 3, Niagara Falls, downtown, dusk.
City of Niagara Falls Fireworks Display - Niagara Falls, Hyde Park, Dusk
The Valley's Extreme Independence Day Celebration - July 1, West Lebanon
3-Day celebration with extreme high octane, high speed and horsepower over 600 cars. Including funny cars, alcohol dragsters, top dragsters and top sportsman.
Family Fun Fest: Celebrate America Weekend - July 3, 3pm, Chatham
Columbia County Fairgrounds, $5/general, Children under 12 enjoy free rides, kids’ activities, and interactive entertainment with Electric Blue Dee Jay; fireworks at dusk. Food and beverages available for purchase.
Fireworks in Cold Spring - July 3, Dusk, Cold Spring
An Old-Fashioned Independence Day - Germantown, 2-10pm
Celebrate Independence Day with 18th century music and entertainment, food and the Saugerties fireworks display.
East Fishkill Recreation Summer Outdoor Concert: Adam & The Newhearts and Firework Show - July 1, 7pm, East Fishkill
Come out and enjoy the Recreation Summer Concert Series. This will be Adam's 22nd year at Hopewell singing all the great rock n' roll hits from Elvis and the Beatles to Dion and Neil Diamond, accompanied by a fabulous horn section. An annual firework show will begin at 9:15 PM.
110th Reading of the Declaration on Independence - 12pm, Fishkill
Check out the 110th annual reading of the Declaration of Independence on Fishkill's Main Street. Everyone gathers around the village hall to hear the words that created the occasion we celebrate each 4th of July.
An Old Fashioned Independence Day at Clermont - 2-10pm, Clermont
This Fourth of July you can celebrate like they did 200 years ago! Clermont will have 18th century music, entertainment, and food. After it gets dark, event goers will be able to see the Saugerties firework display.
Declaration of Independence Day Cannon Firing Program - July 2, 12-2:30PM, Fort Montgomery State Historic Site, Fort Montgomery
Celebrating in true John Adams fashion, the actual date that American Independence was declared, by firing the fort's artillery, including "George" the 32-pounder cannon.
Fireworks - Dusk. Thomas P. Morahan Park, Greenwood Lake.
30th Annual Great American Weekend - Goshen Huge craft show, antiques, exhibits, live entertainment, 5K/10K Race, children's rides, hay rides, car show, harness racing, food, book sale, and much more.
Independence Day at Historic Sites
Celebrate the 4th at two sites hallowed by the soldiers who won our independence. At Knox's Headquarters see a small cannon fired at 1:30PM and 3:15PM. At New Windsor Cantonment see military firing demonstrations at 2PM. Sites open 1-5PM.
The Grand Celebration: The Red, White and Blue Pageant - 12Noon, Newburgh
Celebrate the headquarter's 161st birthday as America's first publicly preserved historic site. Live barbershop quartet performance, red, white and blue costume parade with prizes, trivia games, free admission and tours. Grounds open at night for Newburgh city fireworks. Washington's Headquarters State Historic Site.
July 4 Celebration - 6-9PM, Village of Maybrook
Enjoy live music & fireworks. Frederick Meyers Veterans' Park.
Independence Day Concert with Fireworks Display - 8PM. Rain date July 5. Trophy Point Amphitheater at West Point.
Fireworks Kayak Paddle Fireworks Kayak Tour -8PM, Cornwall-on-Hudson Pops, Patriots and Fireworks
An unforgettable experience as you observe several towns' fireworks from your kayak on Cornwall-on-Hudson Bay. Storm King Adventure Tours.
- July 3, 8pm, Katonah
Caramoor celebrates our country's birthday with Symphonic music and Fireworks. Violinist Charles Yang, featured many times on NPR’s "From the Top", performs Henri Vieuxtemp's "Yankee Doodle" Variations. Other American favorites by John Philip Sousa, Scott Joplin, and others remind us of our collective past and our hopes for the future of America. Orchestra of St. Luke's, Charles Yang, violin; Michael Barrett, conductor.
Independence Day Celebration - St. Paul's Church
A traditional July 4th celebration featuring music, speeches, refreshments, reading of the Declaration of Independence, and tolling of the historic St. Paul's church bell - 13 times.
Massapequa Park Fireworks - July 1, Massapequa Park Walker St
Celebrate America Fireworks Show - July 2, Eisenhower Park
Freedom Fest Concert - July 3, 6pm, Bethpage Ball Park, Central Islip
Go 4th on the Bay - Grucci Style - Between Smiths Point Beach and Bayshore Marina along the Great South Bay
Fourth of July Fireworks - Stars Over Montauk - Umbrella Beach Montauk
Brookhaven Star Spangled Blast Firework Show - Bald Hill, Farmingville
Fireworks - July 8, Long Beach
Long Island Ducks - July 9, Bethpage Ballpark, Central Islip 7:05 game time, fireworks after the game. Rockville Centre Firework Show
- July 9, Centennial Park Mill River
NEW YORK CITY
Met Museum - 9:30am-5:30pm, opens on a holiday Monday schedule.
Museum of the City of New York - 10:00am-5:00pm, open for the holiday.
Independence Day Celebration - 10:30am, St. Paul’s Church National Historic SiteNathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest
Includes music, speeches, refreshments, reading of the Declaration of Independence & tolling of the historic St. Paul’s church bell - 13 times.
- 12pm, Nathan's on Coney Island
Watch as contestants compete to eat the most hot dogs. (early arrival is recommended).
Castle Clinton National Monument - 12pm, Battery Park, Veterans Corps of Artillery.
State of New York flag raising ceremony at noon with a cannon firing demonstration at Battery Park.
9th Annual Nighttime Walking Tour of Revolutionary War New York - 2pm-6pm
Fraunces Tavern Museum
Star-Spangled Celebration - 3 pm.
New York Philharmonic plays Sousa & Gershwin at it’s with conductor Bramwell Tovey.
Circle Line July 4th Cruise - Ship boards 4:30pm
Enjoy the fireworks on the Hudson River aboard Circle Line's cruise. A DJ will provide entertainment; food & drink are available for purchase on board. Cruise Sails from 5:30-11 p.m. Tickets: $85. Reservations required.
New York Water Taxi Fourth of July Fireworks Cruise - 6:15pm Boarding, departs from the South Street Seaport and Sails from 6:30pm-11:30pm; tickets $100. Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks
Macy's will have fireworks being released from six barges in the Hudson River. This year's theme is The Gift of Freedom marking the 125th anniversary of the Statue of Liberty, as well as the 235th birthday of the United States. The music will be performed in sync with the fireworks and can be heard on 1010 WINS. For those not able to see in person, NBC will broadcast the fireworks live beginning at 9 pm EST.
Fireworks at the Park with Symphony Syracuse - July 1, 8pm, Watertown
Thompson Park-Symphony Syracuse, founded by approximately 65 musicians of the former Syracuse Symphony Orchestra, will perform "An Independence Day Celebration" beginning at 8 p.m.
Gala Fireworks - July 3, Clayton, Waterfront
An annual tradition to celebrate our Nation's history. Join us on the waterfront for a grand fireworks display at dusk.