Hudson Valley's 4th of July Celebrations

A county-by-county list of fireworks and fun!

Fireworks, Summer fun

"For the land of the free and the home of the brave !"

The Hudson Valley continues its tradition of fireworks and celebrations for Independence Day. Check out our list below to find an event near you.

**Please double check all dates and times before heading out to an event.

Choose your county below: 


west point fireworks
Source: West Point Fireworks

Orange County

Highland Falls - July 4, 8am-10pm
Main Street and Roe Park, Highland Falls
8am - Firecracker & 5K Race and Children's fun @ Dunkin' Donuts on Main St. 3pm - Parade on Main St. 5pm-9pm Family Activities @ Roe Park 9:15pm - Grand Fireworks! @ Roe Park

Washingtonville - Jul 7, 6-9pm
L Vern Allen Park, Ahern Blvd, Washingtonville
Join us for the 4th Annual Washingtonville Fireworks Show! Live Music by one of our favorite bands, the Hillbilly Parade. Fun for kids with The Bubble Bus, Food Vendors and an AMAZING Fireworks show at 9pm! (Rain Date-July 8th) with alternate band....bring your lawn chairs, blankets and enjoy the festivities!

Goshen - Jul 1-2 - Jul 1, 9am-5pm / Jul 2, 10am-5pm
Village of Goshen, 276 Main St, Goshen
Since 1982, the Great American Weekend has been a tradition that defines Goshen as a Great American Community. Originally intended to bolster attendance at the Historic Track after betting was eliminated, the Great American Weekend offers activities for every member of the family and has grown into one of the county’s most prestigious events. Fun for all ages, 20K people a day stroll the nine-acre village surrounding the First Presbyterian Church. This two day event offers over 150 Craft Vendors, Live Music, Great Food, Children's Activities and a fantastic family friendly environment. This community event has funded many amazing programs benefiting the entire community. Revenue, generated by vendor fees, supports the programming provided to members and the community the Goshen Chamber serves throughout the year.

Goshen/LEGOLAND June 30-July 4, 10am-9pm daily
LEGOLAND New York Resort, 1 Legoland Blvd, Goshen, NY
Watch fireworks transform into LEGO® bricks before your eyes and MORE! Plus, all event activities are included in regular day admission.

West Point - July 1, 7pm
Trophy Point Amphitheater, 117-119 Washington Rd, West Point
There’s no better way to celebrate America’s independence than with the Army’s oldest band! Grab a blanket, bring a picnic, and enjoy a wide variety of music ranging from traditional field music to today’s popular hits, and everything in between, performed by the world-class Soldier-Musicians of the West Point Band. As always, this performance concludes with a spectacular fireworks display over the Hudson River.

Monroe July 4, 4-11pm
Village of Monroe, Lake St, Monroe
Bring a blanket and join us for our Annual 4th of July Fireworks display! Rain Date Monday July 3rd, 4pm-11pm

Cornwall - July 4, 10am-9:30pm
various locations - see website
A full day of family fun & FESTIVITIES! Artisan Craft Faire, Kids' Art Exhibit, Food Vendors, Inflatable Fun Zone, Firehouse Breakfast, Pet Show, Children's Games, 2nd Annual Duck Derby, Kids' Pie Eating Contest, Live Music, Parade, Flag Ceremony, Pageant, Raffle, and fireworks

Greenwood Lake - July 1, 11am–12pm
Independence Day Fireworks
Thomas P. Morahan Waterfront Park, Windermere Ave., Greenwood Lake
There will be vendors for your enjoyment as well as music from the band 105 starting at 6 pm. Fireworks will happen at around 9:15 pm.

Maybrook - June 30, 7-10pm
Frederick Myers Veterans Memorial Park, Homestead Avenue, Maybrook
Live music by Hudson Blue, food and fireworks to end the evening.

Middletown – July 1, 7pm
Fancher Davidge Park, 158-170 Lake Avenue, Middletown
Special live entertainment by the Ultimate Disney Tribute Band, The Little Mermen, starting at 7 PM! Spectacular Fireworks Display at Dark!

Town of Newburgh - June 30, 6-10pm
Algonquin Park / Cronomer Park, Powder Mill Rd., Town of Newburgh
Please come out and enjoy a great evening. Entertainment, Vendors, and Fireworks.

New Windsor - July 4, 10am-5pm
New Windsor Cantonment Independence Day Celebration

New Windsor Cantonment State Historic Site, 374 Temple Hill Road
At New Windsor Cantonment, a military drill and cannon firing at 2pm, followed by a children’s musket drill. At 3pm, visitor assisted in reading the Declaration of Independence followed by another military demonstration.

New Windsor - July 4, 10am-5pm
Independence Day Celebration at Knox’s Headquarters

Knox’s Headquarters State Historic Site, 289 Forge Hill Road
At Knox’s Headquarters house tours at 10am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm. The firing of a small cannon will be at 1pm & 4pm.

Hyde Park – July 4, 10am
Independence Day Parade
Roosevelt Cinemas, Route 9, Hyde Park
Join Hyde Park Recreation as we celebrate Independence Day the best way we know how - a parade! The 2023 theme is Welcome Home Veterans.
Step off is at 10am from the Roosevelt Cinemas and ends at Town Hall.

Poughkeepsie - July 4, 7pm
Independence Day Celebration
Mid-Hudson Discovery Museum, 75 North Water Street, Poughkeepsie

Enjoy front row viewing of the July 4th fireworks along the Hudson River, reserved on-site parking, a covered picnic area, AND fun inside the Mid-Hudson Discovery Museum before the big show! Price is per car, so pack up the family and friends and come down to the Poughkeepsie Waterfront! 

Poughkeepsie - July 4, 6:30-10pm
Fireworks Spectacular 
Walkway Over the Hudson, 61 Parker Ave
Walkway Over the Hudson will be open to ticket holders to view the City of Poughkeepsie’s July 4th Fireworks Spectacular. Walkway members receive advance notification and discount admission to this always-sold-out event. Tickets sell out every year and will not be available for purchase on-site during the event. Secure your tickets today at  Members receive discount admission.  

Beacon - July 2 at dark
Fireworks at Memorial Park
Memorial Park, Robert Cahill Dr.
Join the City of Beacon at Memorial Park on Sunday, July 2nd for a fireworks show at dark. Parking is very limited so please consider walking and biking to the park. And.... bring a chair!

Ulster County

Phoenicia - July 2, 11am
Phoenicia Annual 4th of July Parade
Main Street, Phoenicia
Start at Phoenicia School. $200 to Best Float. Classic cars welcome.

Highland - July 4, 6:30-10pm
Fireworks Spectacular 
Walkway Over the Hudson, 87 Haviland Rd.
Walkway Over the Hudson will be open to ticket holders to view the City of Poughkeepsie’s July 4th Fireworks Spectacular. Walkway members receive advance notification and discount admission to this always-sold-out event. Tickets sell out every year and will not be available for purchase on-site during the event. Secure your tickets today at  Members receive discount admission.  

Kingston - July 1, 11am-4pm
Let Freedom Ring
Senate House 296 Fair St., Kingston
Participate in commemorating American Independence at Senate House! There will be famous American music, and an Independence Ceremony featuring readings of important speeches on American Independence. The outdoor event is FREE, but there is a charge to tour the house and museum

Kingston - July 4, 8-10pm
Hudson River Cruises – 4th of July Sunset Sightseeing Cruise
Hudson River Cruises 1 East Strand Street, Kingston, NY
Come aboard the Rip Van Winkle II & join us for a special Sunset Sightseeing Cruise to watch the 4th of July Fireworks.

Kingston - July 4, 9:0pm
Kingston July Fourth Celebration
T.R. Gallo Park, 1 Broadway, Kingston
Food, Music and activities at 4 p.m.

Kingston - July 4, 4-9:30pm
Kingston July 4th Celebration

Music, food and fun starts @ 4pm
Kingston Waterfront, 30 Rondout Landing

Highland - July 1, 6pm
Old Fashion Fireworks
Town Field Main Street, Highland
Please join us at Village Field for some old fashion fun and fireworks!

Saugerties - July 4, 11am
Saugerties Fourth of July Parade and Fireworks
Parade in town at 11am (Washington Ave. & Market St.). Join the fun at the parade in town. Fireworks 10 p.m., after Saugerties Stallions game.

Fireworks at dusk at Cantine Field, following Saugerties Stallions game.
Cantine Field 6 Small World Ave., Saugerties, NY

Napanoch - July 4, 9:30pm
Ellenville/Wawarsing Fourth of July Parade and Fireworks
Joseph Y Resnick Airport, 199 Airport Rd., Napanoch
Parade at noon. Floats, marchers and bands. Fireworks at the airport.

Milton - July 7, 6:30pm
Concerts in the Park & Fireworks

Food and dessert available. Fireworks @ 9pm
Cluett Schantz Park, 1801-1805 Rte 9W

Modena - July 8, 5pm
Red, White and Blue Fireworks Extravaganza
Thomas Felten Memorial Park 11 Patura Road, Modena
Rain date July 9. Family-friendly festivities.

Sullivan County

Liberty - July 4, 10am
2023 Liberty 4th of July
Main Street, Liberty
Parade begins at noon. Entertainment at the Main Street Stage from 10am - 4:30pm and 8pm - 8:45pm. Fireworks starting at 9:15. Rain date
: Saturday, July 8th.


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