Where to Watch Fourth of July Fireworks Around the Hudson Valley

Celebrate Independence Day and summer across the Hudson Valley with live music, food vendors, and dazzling fireworks shows.

Summer happenings are back in the Hudson Valley, and local fireworks are ready to light up the night sky.

Independence Day brings a slew of patriotic events to the region. Live performances from local musicians, craft food and beverage vendors, and good old-fashioned baseball accompany Fourth of July celebrations. Plus, catch extra colorful explosions throughout the warm-weather season. Here’s where to watch the sparkling festivities around the region.

Albany County

New York State’s Fourth of July Celebration

Empire State Plaza, Albany
July 4, 5–10 p.m.

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Independence Day celebrations return to the iconic Empire State Plaza. Head to New York’s capital for live music by the “Queen of Percussion” Sheila E., with a performance by Jocelyn & Chris. There will also be food vendors galore and—of course—vibrant fireworks illuminating the night sky. Sip craft beverages from some of the Hudson Valley’s finest producers while enjoying one of the biggest firework displays in the region.

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Dutchess County

Fireworks Night

Hopewell Rec Park, Hopewell Junction
July 1, 7 p.m.

As part of the Town of East Fishkill’s Summer Concert Series, a fireworks night starts Fourth of July weekend with a bang in Dutchess County. Adam & The Newhearts present rock-and-roll classics from the ’50s and ’60s for the community, while fireworks add to the evening’s festivities.

July 4th Fireworks Spectacular

Walkway Over the Hudson, Poughkeepsie
July 4, 6:30-10 p.m.

Catch fireworks at eye level at this Walkway Over the Hudson viewing party. Attendees who purchase tickets can spot the sparklers from 212 feet above the Hudson River, guaranteeing an unforgettable Fourth of July celebration. Tickets cost $25 per person or $20 for Walkway members, veterans, and seniors. Children 12 and under can attend for free but must be registered for a ticket in advance online.

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Hudson Valley Renegades Fireworks Game

Heritage Financial Park, Wappingers Falls
July 3, 6:05 p.m.

Summer and baseball go hand in hand, which is why there’s no place like Heritage Financial Park, Wappingers Falls to celebrate Fourth of July one day early. Come for the baseball game, which pits the ‘Gades against the Wilmington Blue Rocks, then stay for the Independence Day fireworks show.

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Greene County

Blackthorne Resort’s Independence Day Weekend Celebration

Blackthorne Resort, East Durham
June 30 – July 3

Spend the long weekend at Blackthorne Resort, which goes big for Independence Day with happenings ranging from frog contests and parades to live entertainment and fireworks.

East Durham’s 4th of July Parade & Fireworks

Michael J. Quill Irish Culture & Sports Centre, East Durham
July 1, 11 a.m.

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East Durham plans a full day of fun — with an Irish twist — on July 1. A parade at 11 a.m. kicks things off, with fireworks to follow at dusk.

Christman’s Windham House July 4th Celebration

Christman’s, Windham
July 1, 5-9 p.m.

As part of its annual Independence Day celebration, Christman’s features a barbecue, petting zoo, and live music with Sonny Rock and the Torpeedos at 5 p.m. A stellar fireworks display goes off at 9 p.m., so arrive early to find the perfect viewing spot.

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Nussy’s Bier Garden 4th of July Celebration

Riedlbauer’s Resort, Round Top
July 1, 6-10 p.m.

Nothing says Fourth of July like classic music, cold beer, and fireworks. Stop by Nussy’s Bier Garten at Riedlbauer’s Resort to listen to a set performed by the Eagles Tribute Band, then follow it up with a stunning display of fireworks. Free admission and parking makes this event the perfect Independence Day outing for everyone.

4th of July BBQ Party at Wylder Windham

Wylder Windham, Windham
July 2, 4-9 p.m.

Venture over to Wylder Windham, the picturesque Hudson Valley hotel, for a Fourth of July barbecue party at Babbler Killside. The to-do includes fun activities like balloon twisting, pie-eating contests, tug-of-war games, and live music. There will be barbecue and drinks aplenty, with fireworks lighting up the sky at 9 p.m. Tickets cost $30 per person for hotel guests and $15 for kids 12 and under or $55 per person for outside guests and $20 for kids.

Catskill’s 4th of July Celebration

Dutchman’s Landing Park, Catskill
July 2, 7 p.m.

Catskill does Independence Day right with a riverside shindig along the Hudson. Enjoy live music from The Tailgate Band at 7 p.m., followed by a fireworks show at dusk.

Village of Tannersville’s 4th of July Celebration

Colonial Country Club, Tannersville
July 3, dusk

Tannersville’s annual fireworks show is an event with fun for the whole family. Be sure to bring a comfy chair and blanket to watch the big event under the stars. 

Cairo’s 4th of July Celebration at the Park

Angelo Canna Park, Cairo
July 4, dusk

Celebrate Independence Day with a (literal) bang and join Cairo for an evening of celebration. Angelo Canna Park is a wonderful Catskills destination for open-air entertainment. Bring snacks or chow down on fresh fare from Hudson Valley vendors. Check out craft artisans and live music, then settle down for the fireworks at dusk. 

Windham’s Good Old Fashion 4th of July Celebration

Windham
July 4, 7 p.m.

In keeping with its annual tradition, the Town of Windham hosts a grand Independence Day celebration. The Greene County parade steps off at 7 p.m. from Route 296 to Main Street. Fireworks go off at Windham Mountain at dusk, so pack a blanket and bring the family for a night of good fun. 

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Orange County

Red, White & BOOM! at LEGOLAND® New York Resort

LEGOLAND® New York Resort, Goshen
June 30 – July 4

Trust LEGOLAND® to build up an epic Fourth of July celebration in the Hudson Valley. The long weekend at the amusement park includes tons of fun at the new LEGO City Water Playground, along with special events each day. All events are included in day admission, so score tickets now to take part in the fun.

West Point Independence Day Celebration

Trophy Point Amphitheater, West Point
July 1, 7 p.m.

What’s more patriotic than performances from West Point Band ensembles at the Trophy Point amphitheater? Bring a blanket and a picnic to listen to music ranging from field tunes to popular hits. The concert concludes with the military academy’s spectacular firework display.

Independence Day Celebration

Monroe
July 2, 4-11 p.m.

The Village of Monroe partners with the Town of Monroe, the Village of Harriman, Orange & Rockland Utilities, and Walmart to offer a festive Independence Day celebration. Stop by for food vendors at 5 p.m., the Mighty Spectrum Band at 7 p.m., and fireworks at 9 p.m. Pack a blanket to lounge outside with family and friends.

Town of Wallkill Fireworks Presentation

Town of Wallkill Golf Club, Middletown
July 2, 6 p.m.

The Town of Wallkill hosts its annual fireworks presentation on July 2. Gates open at 6 p.m.

Food Truck & Fireworks Festival

Riverside Park, Port Jervis
July 3

Food trucks and fireworks? You’ll find both in abundance at this Port Jervis to-do. Stop by to sample bites from foodie favorites like Roadhouse Rolling Bar, Porky’s Fate, Funnel Cakes, Chick Magnet, and Dave’s Devil Dogs, to name only a few. Bands like The Robert Telefson Band and Hudson Valley Jazz Quartet bring music to the shindig, and fireworks sparkle across the sky in the evening.

Cornwall Independence Day Celebration

Cornwall
July 4

Cornwall’s annual festivities are back in full swing this year with a parade through the center of town. This event has it all—from an artisan craft fair to live music to a Duck Derby—for a full-day celebration. Community members and families will be able to turn their cars into their very own parade floats and be in the center of the action! The parade starts at 5 p.m. on Main Street, with fireworks sparkling after dark at Rings Pond.

Rockland County

New York Boulders July 4 Firecrackers

Clover Stadium, Pomona 
July 3, 6 p.m.; July 4, 6 p.m.

Hot dogs, cold drinks, free giveaways, and more await at these Rockland County baseball games. Watch the New York Boulders play ball against the Ottawa Titans at Clover Stadium in Pomona. After each game, fireworks illuminate the night sky to commemorate July 4. The baseball stadium is a delightful destination and a great spot for family fun. P.S. If you love the fireworks here, check the schedule for additional postgame fireworks dates throughout the season.

Ulster County

Mohonk Mountain House July 4 Celebration

Mohonk Mountain House, New Paltz 
June 30 – July 5

Independence Day fireworks all weekend long? Count us in. Mohonk Mountain House is one of the most recognizable and iconic destinations in the entire Hudson Valley. Guests of this four-season resort are treated to a weekend of festivities. Leading up to the big event, Mohonk hosts tomahawk throwing, live music, campfire s’mores, archery, and hiking. On Independence Day proper, hotel guests can look forward to a parade, carnival, and water show. In the evening, Legion Fireworks puts together a show that casts color and light over the mountains.

4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza

Accord Speedway, Accord
June 30

Keeping with its annual tradition, Accord Speedway hosts a fireworks spectacular for Independence Day in the Hudson Valley. This Ulster County locale treats guests to high octane fun and car races every Friday night of the summer.

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July 4th Fireworks and Parade

Saugerties
July 4, 10 a.m.

Saugerties goes big for Fourth of July. The full-day event starts with a parade organized by the Saugerties Fire Department, which lines up at 10 a.m. and steps off at 11 a.m. sharp. At night, fireworks sparkle throughout the sky beginning at 10 p.m.

Westchester County

July 4th Celebration at Pierson Park

Pierson Park, Tarrytown
July 4, 6-10 p.m.

Tarrytown hosts a fun-filled evening to celebrate Independence Day. The hoopla kicks off at 5 p.m. with food trucks like Cousin’s Maine Lobster and Westchester Burger Co., then segues into fun time for kids, who can take advantage of face painting, glitter tattoos, and a bouncy castle. After live music from KickStart Charlie at 7:30 p.m., fireworks commence once darkness falls.

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