Independence Day Celebrations in the Hudson Valley

Whether celebrating with friends or with family, in Westchester Albany or somewhere in between we have an event that will fit your schedule and interests.  Enjoy your Independence Day holiday in the Hudson River Valley!

* Due to the inclement weather on Independence Day, please visit website/call contact found in the listing for up to date information.

Upper Hudson Valley

July 3

“Music in the Park” Summer Concert Series
Dutchmen’s Landing Park, Catskill
“The Greyhounds,” a 5 piece roots rock’n’roll band.  Enjoy the free concert and don’t forget your chair! 7:00pm – 9:00pm

July 4

4th of July at Blackthorne Resort
Blackthorne Resort, 348 Sunside Road, East Durham
Fourth of July weekend is all about fun and family at Blackthorne.  We feature a wide range of games and activities from Friday through Sunday, including a frog catching contest, a golf cart parade, music by the McClean Avenue Band, Kitty Kelly Band, and 26 & 6, plus Blackthorne’s famous fireworks display!  We also offer meals all weekend in the dining room to keep you going! Book your 4th of July weekend at Blackthorne Resort today!
www.blackthorneresort.com

4th of July Celebration
Main St, Cairo
Parade on Main Street at 2pm followed by live entertainment, food & vendors, and pony rides at Angelo Canna Park. Fireworks at dusk.  Celebrate Independence Day &  the “Home Town Heroes” celebration, honoring veterans and enlisted U.S. Armed Forces members with 200 full color banners placed along the streets.  2-10pm
www.townofcairo.com

4th of July Fireworks Cruise
Dutch Apple Cruises, Inc., 141 Broadway, Albany
Join us on the 4th of July for a great view of the City of Albany’s Fireworks from the Hudson River! The Entertainment & Hors D’oeuvres Cruise is from 7:30pm-9:30pm. Boat begins boarding at 7:00pm. Full cash bar available. Something the whole family can enjoy!
7:30-9:30pm (boards 7pm)
www.dutchapplecruises.com

4th of July Sculpture Contest
Grafton Lakes State Park, Long Pond Beach, Grafton
Prizes for all participants with extra points for originality given!  Registration @ 12 pm; Judging @ 3 PM.  Free to sign up; fee for entrance to park.
https://www.facebook.com/GraftonLakesStatePark/events

July 4th Oration – “Slavery by Another Name: Mass Incarceration in Modern America”
The Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence, 194 Livingston Ave, Albany
Framed by Frederick Douglass’s 1852 speech, “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?”, we gather thisJuly 4th, 2014 to investigate the inequities that still exist in our society, learn about what is being done to address these issues, and consider ways that we can actively respond.
Times: 11am – 1pm
http://undergroundrailroadhistory.org/events-calendar/

Germantown Independence Day Fireworks
Palatine Park, 50 Palatine Park Road, Germantown
Admission: $10/per car, $2/walkers, Free/children 5 and under
An old-fashioned family July 4th Independence Day celebration featuring food, drinks, vendor sales, children’s activities, fire and safety demonstrations, and live music by local bands – McGroovin and Camp Creek.  Fireworks at 9:30pm. Admission: $10/per car, $2/walkers, Free/children 5 and under.  (Rain date: July 5)
4:00pm – 9:30pm
www.germantownny.org

Green Lake Resort 4th of July Celebration
605 Green Lake Rd, Catskill
Come enjoy this Christmas themed holiday with us.  Santa, Christmas gifts, the best live entertainment in the Catskills, and fireworks show.
www.greenlakeresortny.com

Independence Day at the Schuyler Mansion
32 Catherine St, Albany
Enjoy an early American July 4th celebration on the grounds of Schuyler Mansion. Games of the 18th century, performers, as well as activities and ice cream will be free of charge to commemorate this important holiday. The mansion will be available for Open House (self-guided) tours, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at $3.00 per person.
11am- 4pm
www.schuylerfriends.org

New York State’s 4th of July Celebration
Empire State Plaza, Albany
Price Chopper has presented this Albany tradition since our country’s bicentennial celebration in 1976. The annual holiday celebration features music starring Felix Cavalier’s Rascals and Gedeon Luke & The Pe,  and fun for the whole family including the best fireworks show in the region. The celebration includes a naturalization ceremony, dozens of food and craft vendors, activities for kids, and an evening of live entertainment leading up to the big pyrotechnics show.
5-9pm
www.albany.org/includes/calendar-of-events/New-York-State-s-4th-of-July-Celebration-starring-Felix-Cavaliere-s-Rascals-and-Gedeon-Luke-The-Pe/17873/

An Old-Fashioned Independence Day
Clermont State Historic Site, 400 Woods Road (off Rte 9G), Germantown
18th century crafts, re-enactors, music and period entertainment, and delicious hot food.  A great day for young families.  Later, enjoy live music and delicious hot food then view the Saugerties Fireworks over the Hudson River. $10/per vehicle
2-10pm
www.friendsofclermont.org

Tri City Valley Cats v. Lowell Spinners  (Baseball game)
Joseph L. Bruno Stadium, Hudson Valley Community College, Troy
Join in the Cats annual tradition of celebrating the birth of the USA with some baseball, family entertainment and one of the best fireworks displays in the Capital Region! Ticket prices from $5.50 up.
6:30 pm – Special First Pitch
www.tcvalleycats.com

Windham Chamber of Commerce Pre-Parade Celebration
Enjoy an old time celebration before the annual parade on Main Street in Windham.  There will be musical entertainment, amusements, magicians, Noah’s Ark build your own stuffed animal, food and retail vendors.  Get in the mood for Windham’s renowned parade which kicks off at 7pm.
12-7pm.
www.MovingWindhamForward.com

July 5

4th of July at Blackthorne Resort
Fourth of July weekend is all about fun and family at Blackthorne.  We feature a wide range of games and activities from Friday through Sunday, including a frog catching contest, a golf cart parade, music by the McClean Avenue Band, Kitty Kelly Band, and 26 & 6, plus Blackthorne’s famous fireworks display!  We also offer meals all weekend in the dining room to keep you going! Book your 4th of July weekend at Blackthorne Resort today!
www.blackthorneresort.com

Durham Independence Day Celebration
Parade down Main Street (Route 145) ending at the Michael J. Quill Irish Cultural and Sports Centre.  Free hotdogs & ice cream and live entertainment.  11am
www.durhamny.com

Green Lake Resort 4th of July Celebration
605 Green Lake Rd, Catskill
Come enjoy this Christmas themed holiday with us.  Santa, Christmas gifts, the best live entertainment in the Catskills, and fireworks show.
www.greenlakeresortny.com

Siegel – Kline Kill PCA Day
Siegel – Kline Kill Conservation Area, 1452 Garage Place Road, Ghent
Keeping the Independence Day festivities going at their 3rd PCA Day of the summer with fun to last into the evening! Celebrate Siegel – Kline Kill’s trails and natural beauty with old-fashioned games and races; a guided walk; a live band; their Hike 5 Program; a Bonfire with s’mores; and much more!  This day will be for the young and young-at-heart alike!  Bring your hiking and dancing shoes. $10/per vehicle donation
5-9pm
www.clctrust.org

Tannersville 4th of July Parade & Celebration
Celebrate 4th of July with a parade and crafts on Main Street.  Come join the fun and celebrate our Independence!
www.communityeventsny.com

Tri City Valley Cats v. Lowell Spinners  (Baseball game)
Joseph L. Bruno Stadium, Hudson Valley Community College, Troy
Independence Weekend: Red, White and Blue Glow in the Park Night!
Celebrate the red, white and blue, as fans will receive a glow stick that will shine bright during another grand postgame fireworks display! 7pm
www.tcvalleycats.com

July 6

4th of July at Blackthorne Resort
Fourth of July weekend is all about fun and family at Blackthorne.  We feature a wide range of games and activities from Friday through Sunday, including a frog catching contest, a golf cart parade, music by the McClean Avenue Band, Kitty Kelly Band, and 26 & 6, plus Blackthorne’s famous fireworks display!  We also offer meals all weekend in the dining room to keep you going! Book your 4th of July weekend at Blackthorne Resort today!
www.blackthorneresort.com

Green Lake Resort 4th of July Celebration
605 Green Lake Rd, Catskill
Come enjoy this Christmas themed holiday with us.  Santa, Christmas gifts, the best live entertainment in the Catskills, and fireworks show.
www.greenlakeresortny.com

Tri City Valley Cats v. Lowell Spinners  (Baseball game)
Joseph L. Bruno Stadium, Hudson Valley Community College, Troy
Independence Weekend: Faith, Family and Fellowship Night Spend the night with those you love!
Red, White and Blue Specialty Jersey Auction. During the game there will be a specialty jersey auction for the patriotic themed jerseys worn all weekend by the ‘Cats.  5pm
www.tcvalleycats.com

 

Mid Hudson Valley

July 4

4th of July Picnic bash on Bannerman’s Island
Enjoy a picnic feast catered by Loughrans Restaurant of Salisbury Mills. Enjoy the sounds of the band Timberwolf from Cornwall-on-Hudson. Self-guided tour of Bannerman Island and incredible views of the Hudson River. Boat departs from Beacon Institute Floating Dock on Beacon waterfront, across from the train station at noon. Mini-fund raiser to help with the preservation of Bannerman Castle on Pollepel Island.  $75.  Make your reservation at ZERVE 855-256-4007 or contact Neil Caplan at 845-831-6346. noon
www.BannermanCastle.org

113th reading of The Declaration of Independence
Van Wyck (Village) Hall, 1095 Main St., Fishkill
Hear Willa Skinner, who’s celebrating 50 years as the Town of Fishkill Historian read the inspiring document that started it all, on the steps of the historic Van Wyck (Village) Hall. 11am
www.vofishkill.us

City of Poughkeepsie fireworks spectacular is at dusk
View from Waryas Park, Main St., and Walkway Over the Hudson. Park free in municipal lots. 9pm
www.CityofPoughkeepsie.com

Cole Bros. of the Stars
Cantine Field, Washington Ave Extension, Saugerties
Performances at 2 p.m. & 5 p.m. Advance tickets thru July 3 at Sawyer Motors, 166 Ulster Ave., Saugerties. Day of at circus box office. Circus is hosted by Saugerties Kiwanis Club
www.gotothecircus.com

July 4th Celebration in Kingston
5pm: WBPM radio simulcast, live music with The Cagneys & Mr. Kick. Vendors (not food). Great food & beverages from local restaurants.
9pm: Program with Video Tribute to fallen soldiers, U.S. Army Pfc. Douglas L. Cordo and U.S. Army Sgt. Shawn M. Farrell II.
Fireworks 9:30pm (sponsored by Mainetti, Mainetti & O’connor law firm).
CitiBus will run from Kingston Plaza, to Mid-town’s Frank Guido’s Little Italy, Thomas St. to Rondout Waterfront District. (CitiBus 331-3725 or 481-7340)

July 4th Celebration in Saugerties
Saugerties High School, Washington Avenue & throughout the Village of Saugerties
Annual Parade of floats, bands & marchers. Begins 11 a.m. at Saugerties High School, Washington Avenue & through the Village of Saugerties.
www.saugerties.ny.us

Fireworks Over the Hudson – Walkway Over the Hudson
Parking at Haviland Rd, Highland and 61 Parker Ave, Poughkeepsie
Premier view of Poughkeepsie’s spectacular fireworks from Walkway Over the Hudson. Bring a picnic. No dogs, bikes, coolers or alcohol. Walkway opens 6:30pm, fireworks 9:30pm. Wristband Tickets required.    (Rain date 7/5)
Tickets at www.Walkway.org

Independence Day Celebration in Beacon
Memorial Park, 61 Robert Cahill Dr, Beacon
There will be live music, food vendors, kids’ activities and fireworks. Entertainment includes live music by: The Costellos, Russ St. George, TJ-Dash The Minds, T-Swiffa, Judith Tullock Band, and Rockabilly Rock Camp. There will be a musical display during the fireworks by noted area composer Joseph Bertolozzi (Bridge Music).
4pm and Fireworks at 9pm
www.CityofBeacon.org

Independence Day in Ellenville
Liberty Square, Liberty Square
Arts & Crafts, food, in Liberty Square, 9am–3pm. Parade with floats & bands begins at noon, Fireworks  9:30pm, Resnick Airport (off Rt. 209)
www.townofwawarsing.net

Independence Day Fireworks Party
The Rhinecliff Hotel, 4 Grinnell St, Rhinecliff
Head to the Rhinecliff Dock to see the Kingston fireworks celebration across the Hudson River. Casual Patio & Riverside Dining, BBQ Delights plus the 9PM Kingston Fireworks. Book early, always a sell out!
www.therhinecliff.com

Independence Day Parade in Hyde Park:
Rt 9, Hyde Park
The parade starts at the Roosevelt Theater and ends behind the Regina Coeli School on Route 9. Theme: The Hyde Park Railroad Station, Celebrating 100 years! Grand Marshall: Hudson Valley Railroad Society. 10am
www.hydeparkny.us

July 5

Dragon Boat Race and Festival
HRRA Community Boathouse, Water St., Poughkeepsie
24 teams compete on a 200-meter course on the Hudson River in colorfully decorated Dragon Boats. Along the shoreline an Asian Cultural Festival is happening concurrently, with performances and interactive events for people of all ages.  8:30am-2pm
www.dutchessdragonboat.org

Independence Day Celebration in Highland
Town Field near Municipal Parking Lot, Highland
Old-fashioned field day with family fun games. Food vendors. Live & DJ music. 5pm–9pm. Fireworks.
www.townoflloyd.com

Independence Day Celebration in New Paltz
Ulster County Fairgrounds, 249 Libertyville Rd, New Paltz
Gates open 5pm. Music starts 6pm. Fireworks 9:30pm
Town of New Paltz  Supervisor’s Office, 255-0604

Independence Day Hoedown
The Rhinecliff Hotel, 4 Grinnell St, Rhinecliff
“The Brits are running, the Brits are running”. Featuring “The Boys” from LITTLE CREEK; Hoedown BBQ Specials; Book Early! Tables guaranteed only with dinner reservation only. $10 music fee
www.therhinecliff.com

July Jamboree:
Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary, 35 Van Wagner Rd, Willow
Live music, food trucks, Veg-E-Que, kids’ activities, tag sale  11am-4pm.
www.woodstocksanctuary.org

Stockade National Historic District Walk Tour:
Friends of Historic Kingston Museum Gallery, Wall & Main St, Kingston
Includes interior of Fred J. Johnston House. 1pm
www.fohk.org

July 5 & 6

DCRCOC Hot Air Balloon Festival
HRRA Boat House, 272 North Water St, Poughkeepsie (Sat & Sun morning)
Vassar Alumnae House, 161 College Ave, Poughkeepsie (Sat at 8pm)
See the awesome Mass Balloon lift-off at 6am on Saturday & Sunday, when hot air balloonists from all over the country take off at once. Individual launches are set at many other area sites at 6pm on Friday and Saturday nights. All launches are open to all and free to attend. Many feature community gatherings, food and drink, and more. Plus, on Sat night see a Moon Glow balloon lit from the inside at Vassar  Alumnae House.
See schedule & balloonist bios at www.DCRCOC.org/balloonfestival 

 

Lower Hudson Valley

July 2

White Plains Independence Day Fireworks
White Plains High School, 550 North St, White Plains
(914) 422-2182
www.wpcsd.k12.ny.us

July 3

Kensico Dam Music Fest and Fireworks
Kensico Dam Plaza, 1 Bronx River Parkway, Valhalla,
Enjoy entertainment, patriotic music and spectacular fireworks.  Free admission and parking – car-pooling is strongly recommended. 5pm-10pm
http://parks.westchestergov.com/parks-and-destinations/kensico-dam-plaza

Declaration of Independence
St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site, 897 S. Columbus Ave, Mt. Vernon
An exploration of events leading up to the Declaration of Independence, by William Hogeland, author of, “Declaration: The Nine Tumultuous Weeks When American Became Independent, May 1 – July 4, 1776”.  7pm
www.nps.gov/sapa

From a Child’s Perspective
Washington Irving’s Sunnyside, Irvington
Parents and children are invited to travel back to the 19th century and explore the home of Washington Irving through a child’s eye – play games, hear stories, race through a scavenger hunt, participate in hands-on activities, explore Sunnyside specially decorated with period toys and children’s clothing. 10:30am, 12 noon, 12pm, 3pm
www.hudsonvalley.org

July 4

Fourth of July Fireworks
Fireworks launched from East Lakeshore Drive, Carmel
Experience views from around the Lake Carmel Pars District of the annual Fourth of July Fireworks Display 8pm
Putnam County Tourism 845-808-1015

Fourth of July Fireworks
Dockside Waterfront Park, West St, Cold Spring
Enjoy music and fireworks at the Cold Spring Riverfront at Dockside Park! 9:30pm
Putnam County Tourism 845-808-1015

Fourth of July Fireworks
Highland Shopping Center, Independent Way, Southeast
Enjoy live music by The Second Saturday Band.  Also, you can view the fireworks from the Tilly Foster Farm, 100 Rt 312, Brewster.  9:30pm
Putnam County Tourism 845-808-1015

Independence Day Celebration
St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site, 897 S. Columbus Ave, Mt. Vernon
The outdoor events feature music, speeches, refreshments, reading of the Declaration of Independence and toll of the historic St. Paul’s Church bell – 13 times. 10am-4pm
www.nps.gov/sapa

Independence Day Celebration with Fireworks Display
Trophy Point Amphitheater, West Point Military Academy
Celebrate America’s independence with the West Point Band. The evening will end with a spectacular fireworks display over the Hudson River. Bring your family and friends, a picnic and blanket. Rain date: Sun Jul 6. 8-10pm
www.westpointband.com

Independence Day Fair
John Jay Homestead, 400 Jay St, Katonah
Start your weekend with a spirited reading of The Declaration of Independence, live music, food, crafts, games and plenty of other activities on the grounds of John Jay Homestead. Free admission to the grounds; fees apply for food and drink and some fair activities.   11am-4pm.
www.johnjayhomestead.org

Independence Day at New Windsor Cantonment and Knox’s Headquarters State Historic Sites Vails Gate
New Windsor Cantonment State Historic Site – 374 Temple Hill Road New Windsor
Knox’s Headquarters State Historic Site – 289 Forge Hill Road Vails Gate
Celebrate the 4th at two sites hallowed by the soldiers who won our independence. At Knox’s Headquarters see a small cannon fired at 1pm and 4pm. At New Windsor Cantonment see military firing demonstrations at 2pm.  10am-5pm
www.palisadesparksconservancy.org

Highland Falls Annual 4th of July Firecracker 5K and Children’s Fun Run
For runners and walkers. The race starts at Dunkin Donuts and will go on a local designated route. The race will be rain or shine. Register in advance and day of race. Shirts will be available to the first 200 applicants. There are no fees for the Children’s Fun Run which starts shortly after the last runner/walker crosses the finish line. All packets will be available starting at 6:30AM at the Gazebo, Memorial Park.  8am
Apply online at www.highlandfallsny.org

Pops, Patriots and Fireworks
Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts
149 Girdle Ridge Rd, Katonah
Bring a picnic to enjoy on the lawn at this evening of patriotic entertainment. Hear performances by the Westchester Symphonic Winds and Broadway’s Ryan Silverman. Sousa marches, Americana and popular favorites played by this 60-piece ensemble will be followed by fireworks! July 4th 8pm.
www.caramoor.org/events/pops-patriots-fireworks/

West Point Band at 4th Of July Parade
Main Street, Highland Falls
The West Point Band joins local veterans and civic groups to march in the annual Highland Falls Parade.  2:30pm
www.westpointband.com

July 5

2014 Salute to Our Veterans Fireworks Spectacular
Thomas Bull Memorial Park, Montgomery
Honor our veterans and their families. Live Classic Rock and Blues music provided by XCalibur, and a fireworks show at dusk. Food and beverages will be sold or bring your own. Special accommodations will be provided for veterans in attendance. This is a free event.  Rain date is scheduled for July 6. 6-9pm
www.orangecountygov.com

Pirates of the Hudson: The Greatest Pirate Story Never Told
Philipsburg Manor and Tarrytown Music Hall, Rt 9, Tarrytown
A gang of black beards and beauties storm the area in a rollicking indoor theater performance at Tarrytown Music Hall followed by a fun day at Philipsburg Manor – a bumbling sea witch, crew of misfit pirates – interact with pirates, learn about colonial-era piracy – admissions by timed tickets only.  11am, 1pm, 3pm
www.hudsonvalley.org

July 5 & 6

Great American Weekend
Church Park at South Church Street and Main Street, Goshen
Over 150 craft and not for profit vendors, antiques, exhibits, live entertainment, 5K/10K race, children’s rides, harness racing, food vendors, hat contest and much more.  Sat 9am-5pm and Sun 10am-5pm
www.goshennychamber.com