Fourth of July Guide 2011: Hudson Valley Fireworks Shows

Your guide to July 4 fireworks in the Hudson Valley, NY

Celebrate July Fourth — everyone’s favorite summer holiday — with fireworks at these Valley locations:

July 1 & 2: Catch the fireworks display at Dutchess Stadium after the Hudson Valley Renegades ( games, which start at 7:05 p.m. each day.

July 2: Lake Carmel’s annual fireworks spectacle (off Rte. 52 in Kent) begins at 9 p.m.

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July 3: Katonah’s Caramoor ( hosts violinist Charles Yang and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s for its Pops, Patriots and Fireworks event at 8 p.m. in the Venetian Theater.

July 4: The Hudson Valley Philharmonic performs at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds ( at 8 p.m. with fireworks beginning at dusk ($12 admission, $8 in advance).

July 4: Clermont State Historic Site ( in Germantown celebrates the fourth with music, entertainment, and food. Fireworks begin at sundown ($8 per vehicle, $10 after 8 p.m.).

July 4: The Village of Saugerties hosts its Fourth of July parade starting at 11 a.m. Catch the pyrotechnics in Cantine Field beginning at dusk.

July 4: West Point’s Music Under the Stars Independence Day concert with fireworks takes place from 8-10 p.m. at the Trophy Point Amphitheater on the Military Academy campus (

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July 4: Cornwall’s Riverlight Park hosts its annual fireworks beginning at 9:45 p.m. Daytime activities include a pie eating contest at noon, music throughout the afternoon, and a parade beginning at 5 p.m. 

July 4: Poughkeepsie’s Fourth of July fireworks can be seen from Waryas Park or from atop the Walkway Over the Hudson. Wristbands, which are sold for $10 prior to the event, allow visitors access to the Walkway. » Read our article on Poughkeepsie’s fireworks show here

July 4: The City of Newburgh fireworks begin at 9 p.m. Catch them from afar at Beacon’s Memorial Park or enjoy musicians and vendors at Newburgh’s waterfront park.

Have we forgotten any? Submit your favorite July 4 fireworks events in the comments box below!

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