Hudson Valley fireworks guide 2018 edition (with map)

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On map, number = date, from June 29-July 14.

Here’s our rundown of all the fireworks shows in the Mid-Hudson Valley we know about.

Friday, June 29

5:30 p.m. Accord Speedway’s Fireworks Extravaganza & BBQ. Special holiday weekend race , BBQ & fireworks at dusk. Accord Speedway, Whitfield Rd, Accord.

9-10 p.m. Fireworks at Bear Mountain State Park. Fireworks at dusk. Info: 845-786-2701;


Saturday, June 30

12 p.m.-11 p.m. Margaretville Field Days – Annual 4th of July Celebration. Carnival & Rides start at 1 p.m., pay-one-price $20; Chicken Barbecue / Noon until sold out; Local Cidery Tasting: Awestruck / 6-10 p.m.; WRIP Radio on Grounds, 11am-4p.m.; Band: Ex-Files, 7-11p.m.; & Fireworks at 9:30p.m.. Village Park behind Freshtown Market. Info:

9 p.m.-11 p.m. Germantown Fireworks. Palatine Park. Raindate: July 1.


Sunday, July 1

5 p.m.-10 p.m. Fireworks at Beacon’s Memorial Park. Beacon’s annual fireworks display includes food, and music for the community. Fireworks at dusk.

9:15 p.m. East Fishkill Fireworks Show. Rain date: Tuesday, July 3.


Tuesday, July 3

4 p.m. Village of Monroe Independence Day Festival. Food and fun for the whole family! Fireworks start approximately 9 p.m. at Millpond Park. Rain date 7/6.

6 p.m.-10 p.m. Town of Newburgh’s Independence Day’s Celebration. Food, games and more. Fireworks just after dark at Algonquin Park.

6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. West Point’s Benny Havens Band at the White Plains Independence Day Celebration. Celebrate America’s Independence with the Army’s favorite party band, the Benny Havens Band. Featuring great music and a fireworks show! White Plains High School, 550 North St. White Plains. Info: 845-938-2617,

7 p.m.-10 p.m. Bannerman Island Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks Tour. The Bannerman Castle Trust’s Tour Boat, the Estuary Steward, will depart from the Beacon dock at 7 p.m. for Bannerman’s Island, where visitors will receive a full island tour until around 8:30 p.m. Visitors will then board the boat again to experience the Historic Newburgh fireworks from the middle of the Hudson River. The boat will then return to the Beacon Dock around 10 p.m. Seats are limited to 44 people. Tickets must be purchased in advance – visit to book.


(Mookie Forcella)

Wednesday, July 4

7 a.m.-10 p.m. Independence Day Celebration in Cornwall. Start the day off with breakfast at Highland Engine Co., then browse the pet show, children’s activities, lobster sale, and vendor stands. If you’re feeling brave, enter the pie-eating contest. Stick around for the parade at 5  p.m. and the fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

8 a.m.-5 p.m. 4th of July Spectacular Fireworks in Poughkeepsie. Show will begin around 9:00 p.m. and can be viewed from the waterfront, Waryas Park (free), or the Walkway Over the Hudson (tickets required). Donations appreciated.

8 a.m.-9 p.m. 4th of July Celebration in Highland Falls. Family-friendly fun all weekend includes games, races, music, parade and fireworks. Roe Park, Highland Falls.

9 a.m. Independence Day in Ellenville. Arts & Crafts, food, in Liberty Square, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.. Parade with floats & bands begins at noon, Fireworks at 9:30 p.m. at Resnick Airport (off Rt. 209), Ellenville. Info:

The 2014 fireworks finale in New Paltz (photo by Lauren Thomas)

11 a.m. Saugerties 4th of July Celebration. Annual parade, organized by the Saugerties Fire Department, kicks off from the Saugerties High School, Washington Ave at 11 a.m., proceeds through the Village of Saugerties and finishes at Cantine Field. Fireworks are at Cantine Field, Washington Ave Ext, Saugerties. Info:

12 p.m.-11 p.m. Margaretville Field Days – Annual 4th of July Celebration. Carnival & Rides start at 1 p.m., pay-one-price 1-6 p.m.; Local Craft Beer Tasting: Catskill Brewery, 6-10 p.m.; Band: DJ Pat del / 7-11 p.m.; & Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.. Benefit Raffle Drawing – following Fireworks — Benefit of the George Hendricks, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund. Village Park behind Freshtown Market. Info:

12 p.m. – 9 p.m. Ellenville Parade & Fireworks. Arts, crafts and food at Liberty Square. Parade at noon, fireworks at dusk at Joseph Y. Resnick Airport.

12 p.m.-9 p.m. 4th of July Celebration – Newburgh Waterfront. Family day with vendors and artists on the river at Unico Park. Music from 7-9pm. Fireworks at People’s Waterfront Park at 9pm. Info: 845-565-2138;

2 p.m.-10 p.m. 4th of July Celebration in Cairo. Parade kicks off on Main Street at 2 p.m., 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. Info:

2 p.m.-10 p.m.  An Old-Fashioned Independence Day at Clermont. 18th century crafts, Re-enactors, music and entertainment. A great day for young families. Later, enjoy live music and delicious hot food until you’re able to enjoy a view of the Saugerties Fireworks over the Hudson River. $12 per car / Friends of Clermont $10.

2 p.m.-9 p.m. Windham’s Fourth of July Fireworks Celebration. Sidewalk sale – various stores and restaurants on Main Street, 2-7 p.m.Parade down Main Street, 7 p.m. Fireworks over Windham Mountain at 9 p.m.

3 p.m.-10 p.m. New York State’s 4th of July Celebration. Join in on the party in the Capital region. The annual event starts in the afternoon, and includes music, food, crafts, & fireworks at dusk. Empire State Plaza, Albany.

4 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Independence Day Fireworks in Germantown. 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 9:30 p.m.. Admission: $10/per car, $2/walkers, Free/children 5 and under. Rain date: 7/5. Info: Palatine Park, 50 Palatine Rd, Germantown.

4 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Green Lake Resort 4th of July Celebration. Christmas themed Independence Day holiday! Santa, Christmas gifts, live entertainment, followed by a fireworks show. Info: Green Lake Resort, 605 Green Lake Rd, Catskill.


5 p.m. July 4th Celebration in Kingston. Kicking off with WB P.M.’s radio simulcast, live music with The Cagneys & Mr. Kick. Event will include vendors, food & beverages. At 9 p.m. a Video Tribute Program to fallen soldiers, U.S. Army Pfc. Douglas L. Cordo and U.S. Army Sgt. Shawn M. Farrell II; followed by fireworks at 9:30 p.m.. Fireworks are 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 845-331-3725 or 845-481-7340.

6:30 p.m. Fireworks Over the 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 6:30 p.m., fireworks 9:30 p.m.. Wristband Tickets required. Rain date 7/5. Tickets at General admission tickets are $12.50 each and can be purchased online and at participating stores. Children 10 & under are free – although registration and tickets are required. Advance purchase is recommended as tickets are limited. Everyone entering the park must have a wristband for admittance to the event. Note: Walkway will close to the public at 4 p.m. for setup and safety preparations, then will reopen at 7 p.m. for those with valid tickets. The City of Poughkeepsie fireworks display will begin between 9-9:30 p.m..


(Paul Joffe)

Thursday, July 5

7 p.m.-9 p.m. Independence Day Concert & Celebration: Sail On – Beach Boy Tribute Band. Fireworks follow the concert. Free concert. Bring a chair. Dutchmen’s Landing Park, Main St, Catskill.

6 p.m.-10 p.m. Hudson Valley Renegades Game & Fireworks. Come see the Renegades take on Staten Island Yankees & enjoy fireworks at dusk. Dutchess Stadium, 1500 Route 9D, Wappingers Falls; (845) 838-0094.

Friday, July 6

5 p.m.-11 p.m. New Paltz’s Annual Independence Day Celebration. Offering is annual hoopla, the town of New Paltz congregates at the Ulster County Fairgrounds for food, fun, and fireworks. Food trucks will satisfy your stomach at dinnertime, while attractions like bouncy houses, henna, face painting, and music performances will keep the whole family entertained. Once dusk rolls around, fireworks light the sky over the grounds.

6 p.m.-10 p.m. Lloyd Independence Day Celebration. Live music and vendors plus a bounce house for the kids. Fireworks at dark. Town Field, behind the Methodist Church in Lloyd.


Saturday, July 7

11 a.m. to dusk. East Durham Fourth of July Fireworks Celebration. Michael J. Quill Irish Cultural & Sports Centre. 11 a.m. Parade – Line up on Route 145 for a family fun day. Kids activities & vendors including a bouncy house, hot dogs and more. Fireworks at dusk.

3 p.m. Tannersville 4th of July Parade & Celebration. Starting with Tannersville’s parade down Main Street followed by a visit to the Rip Van Winkle Lake Festival and enjoy free live music from 4-7 p.m.. Fireworks at dusk.

5 p.m. Plattekill’s Red, White, & Blue Fireworks Spectacular. Food vendors will be onsite, and fireworks start at dusk. Thomas Felten Community Park.

7:30 p.m. Independence Day Celebration at West Point. Bring a blanket to this evening celebration, which commences right before sunset. Families can enjoy a variety of music during the earlier hours, then take in the spectacular fireworks show along the Hudson River at night. Trophy Point Ampitheater, West Point.


Saturday, July 14

5-9 p.m. Chester Fireworks. Music followed by fireworks at dusk. Community Park.


Saturday, July 21

4 p.m. Orange County’s Freedom Fest Fireworks at Thomas Bull Memorial Park in Montgomery. Gates open at 4 p.m., fireworks begin at dusk. Food and drinks available for purchase or bring your own. (No glass or bottles permitted)

Are we missing any shows in the area? Send info to, with a link to a community calendar entry or other such info to verify that the event is happening.