Have a Festive Fourth of July at These Hudson Valley Events

Celebrate America’s independence in style this year at Fourth of July events across the Hudson Valley.

When July rolls around, it’s time to break out the sparklers and fireworks and celebrate America’s liberation from British rule to jump-start summer festivities. This year, the Hudson Valley is host to a variety of events over Fourth of July weekend that will keep the party going. Make sure you have plenty of red, white, and blue to sport for the Independence Day activities at these local venues and pop-ups.

P.S. Looking for fireworks? Here’s our guide to Fourth of July fireworks shows in the Hudson Valley.

Fourth of July Celebration

Mohonk Mountain House, New Paltz
July 3–7

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Kick back and celebrate the Fourth all weekend at Mohonk Mountain House. The renowned Hudson Valley resort is putting together a five-day extravaganza of fun starting on July 3. Kids’ activities, tomahawk throwing, and an outdoor movie start things off, while the main event on Thursday includes hiking, biking, a parade, carnival, and fireworks. The rest of the weekend features archery, campfires, rock climbing, live music, and more outdoor activities.

Red, White, & Blue Fest

City Winery Hudson Valley, Montgomery
July 4, 12 p.m.

Stop by City Winery Hudson Valley on the Fourth for this celebration of American pride out on the lawn. Sport your stars and stripes as you jam out to live performances by the B Street Band Bruce Springsteen Tribute Band. Along with the music, the venue will also feature food, artisans, art, and merchandise, with wine tastings and cocktails at noon. Bring your picnic blankets or grab a chair and chill out on the green!

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July Fourth Beach Party Celebration

The Barley Beach House, Rye
July 4, 6–10 p.m.

In Rye, catch one of Westchester’s best fireworks shows on the beach at The Barley Beach House. Once dusk turns to dark, the Long Island Sound will light up with a Fourth of July show you won’t soon forget. Before the big event, head to the buffet for roasted chicken, drinks, and more, and catch the Hawaiian dancing and fire shows leading up to the fireworks. Get to the venue early to snatch a prime seat right on the beach deck.

Celebrate Independence Concert

Boscobel House & Gardens, Garrison
July 4, 7 p.m.

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Boscobel continues its annual Independence Day celebration on the Great Lawn with a concert in July. Join others at the Putnam County hotspot to see the Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra return to the historic site with explosive artistic energy and a lineup of music inspired by fireworks and jubilation. Pack the lawn chairs, an evening picnic, and the kids to watch the show, and browse the onsite food trucks for extra snacks and drinks.

Fourth of July Weekend

Wylder Windham, Windham
July 4–7

All weekend long, Wylder Windham mixes traditional offerings with eclectic activities to keep your Fourth exciting. Start with burgers, brews, and live music on Thursday, followed by a pie-eating contest, parade, and fireworks to celebrate Independence Day. Then, stick around for morning yoga, cocktail making classes, pool parties, live music, sound baths, pickleball, foraging walks, and more fun events through Sunday.

Fourth of July Weekend 2024

Blackthorne Resort, East Durham
July 5–7

Blackthorne Resort is serious about its celebration of America. Head north to East Durham for this jam-packed weekend of fun for the whole family. Resort guests are invited to watch the annual East Durham parade, during which the best decorated golf cart wins a prize. A frog-catching contest, tiki bar, and live entertainment keep the festivities going all weekend, and it wouldn’t be an Independence Day celebration without some stunning fireworks.

Celebratory Pig Roast

Twin Star Orchards, New Paltz
July 6, 1 p.m.

Summer celebrations would be incomplete without barbecues and roasts. To celebrate the Fourth this year, Twin Star Orchards serves up whole-roasted pork that’s slow-cooked for six hours outside. Along with the juicy, crispy, and delicious pork, feast on sides of homemade and sweet Hawaiian buns as you wash it all down with award-wining beverages from the onsite Brooklyn Cider House. When you’re not enjoying satisfying food and drinks, hang out on the property’s scenic and dog-friendly 210-acre farm.

West Point Independence Day Celebration

Trophy Point, West Point
July 6, 3 p.m.

 

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Starting with a show presented by the West Point Band, this Independence Day celebration takes place at Trophy Point at the West Point campus. After the live music, one of the area’s biggest fireworks shows will conclude the night to commemorate the Fourth of July. Make sure to show up early to pick your perfect place on the hill.

Independence Day Weekend Lobster Bake

Clock Tower Grill, Brewster
July 6, 6:30 p.m.

 

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Seafood lovers won’t want to miss this epic meal at Brewster’s Clock Tower Grill this July. Chef and owner Rich Parente present a massive outdoor lobster bake on Fourth of July weekend, complete with lobster, shrimp, crawfish, sausage, corn on the cob, and potatoes. Land lubbers can also chow down on extra fixings like fried chicken, jambalaya, mac and cheese, and coleslaw. For dessert, stick around for cherry tiramisu to put a festive twist on your evening.

Related: Where to Watch Fourth of July Fireworks Around the Hudson Valley

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