Hudson Valley fireworks guide 2019 edition (with map)

The number = the date, June 28-July 13. (One additional event takes place July 27, so we gave it star to avoid confusion.)

 

Here’s a list of 2019 Independence Day-related events, painstakingly compiled by Donna Keefe. Since all these pyrotechnic events are subject to change based on the weather, it would be wise to confirm the activity with the sponsoring organization.

Are you an organizer of a local fireworks show we’ve missed? Let us know in the comments below or submit the event direct to our calendar, where it will appear in print and on our calendar site in addition to this post.

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Friday, June 28

Accord Speedway’s Fireworks Extravaganza & Chicken BBQ. Festivities begin at 5 p.m. Satisfy your need for speed and fireworks with a special holiday weekend race! Fireworks will follow the race at dusk. Fireworks rain date 7/5. Accord Speedway, 299 Whitfield Rd, Accord. accordspeedway.com.

Saugerties: Annual Summer / Independence Day Kick-off Party. Shindig will kick-off at 5:30 p.m. Free hot dogs, and beverages, face painting, games, giveaways, a Stallions baseball game at 7 p.m. followed by fireworks at dusk. Cantine Memorial Field, Saugerties.

Bear Mountain State Park Fireworks.  Arrive early to secure a spot. Food and beverages available for purchase starting at 6 p.m. followed by fireworks at dusk. Parking costs $10. Bear Mountain State Park ,3020 Seven Lakes Drive, Bear Mountain.

 

Saturday, June 29

Middletown: Party in the Park.  Activities will begin at 5 p.m. including live entertainment at 7 p.m. Fireworks will be held at dusk.  Held at 130 Lake Ave, Middletown.

Beacon: Independence Day Party.  Festivities will include food and music at 5 p.m. followed by fireworks at dusk. Memorial Park, Robert Cahill Dr, Beacon.

 

Wednesday, July 3

Village of Monroe Independence Celebration at the Mill Ponds. Festivities begin with a Street Fair  at 5 p.m. Entertainment by Matt Mulhare from 6:45-9:45 p.m. on the Main Stage on Millpond Parkway and fireworks at 9 p.m. Rain date: July 5.  Millpond Park, Monroe.

Hunter: Fireworks Celebration.  Celebrating the Fourth of July a day early with a BBQ, at 6 p.m. Followed by an ice cream party, lawn games, and fireworks at dusk. Scribner’s Catskill Lodge, Hunter. Info: Scribner’s Catskill Lodge; 518-628-5130; scribnerslodge.com.

Port Jervis: Independence Day Celebration. Tastings from local restaurants, ice cream parlors, cafes, wineries and breweries from 6-8 p.m. Followed by fireworks at dusk. Tickets can be purchased at the City Clerk’s Office (20 Hammond St.) or at the Youth Center (134 Pike St.).  Tickets $20/ adults and $10/ 5 to 12yr olds. Only 500 tickets available. Held at Riverside Park.

Town of Newburgh: Independence Day Celebration.   Party begins at 6 p.m. Featuring local Fire Company displays, food, games and fireworks at dusk. Cronomer Hill Park, Newburgh. Info: 845-564-4552.

Settling down to see the fireworks over Saugerties on the opposite bank of the Hudson at An Old-Fashioned Independence Day at Clermont.

Thursday, July 4

Cornwall: Independence Day Celebration.  A full day of festivities starting with breakfast at 7 a.m. Day long festivities will include: pet show, children’s art show, inflatable rides, games, music, magic show, lobster sale, pie eating contest, entertainment, and a parade. Celebration ends with fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Cornwall Town Hall Park, 183 Main St, Cornwall.

City of Poughkeepsie: Annual Fourth of July Spectacular.   Fireworks will begin at dusk (approximately 9 p.m.) and can be viewed from the waterfront or the Walkway Over the Hudson. Admission Price: $12.50, Free/ 10 & under. Registration and tickets are required for the Walkway Over the Hudson; Free at Waryas Park. Parking is free in municipal parking lots beginning at 5 p.m. and in metered spaces after 6 p.m. Donations appreciated. Rain date July 5. Waryas Park, 1 Main St, Poughkeepsie.

Liberty: Fourth of July Festival.  Celebration will kick off with a classic car show at 10:30 a.m., followed parade at noon,  vendors, entertainment, music, and activities for the children – bouncy houses, face painting, games, and fireworks at dusk. Info: 845-292-9797.  Main St & La Polt Park, Liberty. libertynychamber.com/event/liberty-festival-Fourth-july-2019.

Saugerties: Independence Day Celebration.  Annual parade (organized by the Saugerties Fire Department) will step off at 11 a.m. from the  Saugerties High School and end at Cantine Field.  Fireworks at Cantine Field at dusk. Info: 845-246-2800.  Cantine Memorial Field, Saugerties. More info in our article.

Fourth of July Celebration at  Mohonk Mountain House. Events run through 7/5 – times vary. An overnight reservation is required to join in the Fourth of July activities.  Events and activities throughout each day. Be sure to wear your red, white and blue and join in the fun! Fireworks at dusk over the lake. Info: mohonk.com/events/holidays-at-mohonk/Fourth-of-july-celebration/; 855-883-3798. Mohonk Mountain House, 1000 Mountain Rest Rd, New Paltz.

Ellenville: Fourth of July Parade & Fireworks. Ellenville’s annual An Old-fashioned parade will step-off at noon from Liberty Square. There will be street vendors all along the parade route. Fireworks at dusk behind the Old V.A.W. building near Joseph Y. Resnick Airport, off Rt 209, Ellenville. Info: 845-647-4620l ewcoc.com.

Margaretville Field Days & Independence Day Celebration & Chicken BBQ. Festivities will kick-off with Margaretville’s annual BBQ beginning at noon – until they sell-out! Carnival Pay-One-Price Rides, 1–6 p.m, $20/per ticket. Local Craft Beer Tasting from the Catskill Brewery 6-10 p.m. Music by DJ Pat Del from 6–11 p.m. Event is followed by a large fireworks display at 9:30 p.m. Special Viewing area available. Margaretville Village Park behind Freshtown Market. Info: http://margaretvillefiredept.org.

An Old-Fashioned  Independence Day in Germantown.  Celebration will begin at 2 p.m. offering 18th century crafts, reenactors, food/refreshments, music and entertainment. View of the Saugerties fireworks over the Hudson River at dusk. Info: 518-537-6622. Clermont State Historical Site, Germantown.friendsofclermont.org/events.

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Tannersville: Fourth of July Celebration.  Parade steps off at 3 p.m. from the Greene Food Mart and winds its way down to the Village Hall on Main Street, where there will be music at Rip Van Winkle Lake. Followed by fireworks at dusk. Info: 518-589-5850.

 

Kingston fireworks (Photo by Phyllis McCabe)

Kingston: Independence Day Celebration.  Food vendors will start serving at 4 p.m. with live music from 5-9 p.m. The music line-up: Ivory Rose (pop) at 5 p.m.; Geezüs Butlers (arena rock) at 6:30 p.m.; and Mister Kick (dance rock, R&B and hits) at 8 p.m. After the music performances, Mayor Steve Noble will welcome the crowd at 9:15 p.m., followed by a color guard flag presentation and the national anthem. Followed by the fireworks display at dusk, presented by Mainetti & Mainetti, PC and O’Connor & Partners PLLC, will begin at 9:30 p.m. The City of Kingston and UCAT will be offering free shuttle services to the Waterfront. Due to maintenance, the Wurts Street Bridge will be closed from Monday, July 1 to Thursday, July 4. No pedestrians will be allowed on the Route 9W Bridge from 6-10:30 p.m. T.R. Gallo Park, 73 West Strand St, Kingston. Info: ulstercountyalive.com/calendar/kingston-july-fourth-celebration-1.

Cairo: Fireworks Celebration.  Festivities and live music begins at 5 p.m , followed by fireworks at dusk. Angelo Canna Town Park, Joseph D Spencer Lane, Cairo. Info: townofcairo.com.

Highland Falls: Independence Day Celebration.  Festivities will include food, games and entertainment starting at 5 p.m. The evening will end with fireworks at 9:15 p.m. Roe Avenue, Highland Falls. Info: hffd.net.

Wallkill: Fourth of July Fireworks. Celebration begins at 6 p.m. Fireworks will be displayed at dusk at the Town of Wallkill Golf Course. Parking at Circleville Elementary School. No parking at the golf course. Info: townofwallkill.com.

Orange County Speedway Annual  Fireworks Extravaganza.  Festivities begin at 6 p.m. with live music from Black Dirt Bandits, followed by a set from DJ Jason Jaso. Fireworks take place at dusk. Free grandstand seating for the show with concessions and beverages available. Orange County Fair Speedway, 100 Carpenter Ave, Middletown. info: orangecountyfair.com.

Windham: Fireworks Celebration & Parade.  An evening parade kicks-off at 7 p.m., followed by fireworks at 9 p.m. at Windham Mountain, Windham.

City of Newburgh: Fourth of July Celebration.  Family Day  begins at noon with vendors and artists on the river at Unico Park. Music from 7-9 p.m. Fireworks at People’s Waterfront Park at 9 p.m. Newburgh’s Waterfront Unico Park, Front St & Fourth St, Newburgh. Info: 845-565-2138; cityofnewburgh-ny.gov.

Cornwall: Fourth of July at Bannerman Castle. Cruise from the Beacon Waterfront to Bannerman Island! Event includes a guided walking tour of the Island with a Bannerman Castle Trust historian. There will be a sneak peek of the new Bannerman Residence Visitor Center, which is scheduled to open in late July. Light refreshments will be served on this tour and a cruise back to Beacon waterfront. Event runs from 7 – 9:30 p.m. The Bannerman Castle Trust Inc., in cooperation with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation, provides a public tour of Bannerman Castle and Pollepel Island. All proceeds will benefit the Pollepel Island and Bannerman Castle preservation. $40. Info: 845-203-1316; bannermancastle.org. Beacon Institute Dock, Beacon.

Bethel: Fourth of July Fireworks. Fireworks will begin at dusk overlooking White Lake! Free parking at 3586 Route 55, Kauneonga Lake.

 

Friday, July 5

Middletown: Orange County Stampede Rodeo Festival & Fireworks. The Orange County Stampede Rodeo Festival runs Friday, July 5 and Saturday, July 6 starting at 2 p.m. The event will feature bull riders competing for a $5k prize. Fireworks will take place at 9:30 p.m. Admission for lawn seats are $20 for adults and $14 for kids 10 & under. Children under 3 are free. Orange County Fair Speedway, 239 Wisner Ave, Middletown.

Catskill: Fireworks Celebration. Guilty Pleasures Band will perform music from the 60s at 6 p.m. and fireworks at dusk. Dutchman’s Landing Park, Main St, Catskill. Info:  518-943-3830 (Village of Catskill Clerk’s Office).

Hudson: Fireworks Cruise. 8:30-10 p.m. View the Catskill Fireworks aboard the Hudson-Athens Ferry. For reservations, call 888-804-9716; 518-822-1014; hudsoncruises.com.

Highland: Independence Day Celebration & Fireworks. Old-fashioned fun begins at 6 p.m. with DJ Reg, local food vendors, games, bounce castle and fireworks at dusk. Town field behind Methodist Church,Vineyard Avenue and Main Street, Highland. Info: 845-691-2144; townoflloyd.com.

Fishkill: Concert & Fireworks. Concert at 7 p.m. and fireworks to follow at 9:15 p.m.. Rain date 7/7. Held at Hopewell Recreation Park Pavilion, 392 Route 376, Hopewell Junction.

Wappingers Falls: The Hudson Valley Renegades Post Game Fireworks. The Hudson Valley Renegades will have fireworks (approximately 9 p.m.)  following the game. Event held at 500 New York 9D, Wappingers Falls.

Town of New Paltz: Independence Day Celebration. Gates open at 5 p.m. Children’s activities including a bouncy house with a slide, an obstacle course and a zero gravity game. Live music gets underway at 6:45 p.m. with Wind and Stone and Soul Purpose. Admission is free; bring a chair or a blanket. Fireworks begin after dusk. Held at the Ulster County Fairgrounds, 249 Libertyville Rd, New Paltz. See our article for more info.

 

New Paltz fireworks (Photo by Lauren Thomas)

Saturday, July 6

Town of Wappingers: Independence Community Celebration. Three days of festivities that will include live entertainment, vendors, carnival rides and games.  Carnival begins at 11 a.m. Fireworks will take place at dusk. Wappingers Junior High School, 30 Major MacDonald Way, Wappingers Falls.

Middletown: Orange County Stampede Rodeo Festival & Fireworks. The event starts at 2 p.m. and will feature bull riders competing for a $5k prize. Fireworks will take place on Friday from 9:30 to 9:45 p.m. Admission for lawn seats are $20 for adults and $14 for kids 10 and under. Children under 3 are free. Orange County Fair Speedway, 239 Wisner Ave, Middletown.

Germantown: Annual Independence Day Celebration.  Festivities begin at 4 p.m. with  crafters, games, bounce houses, music by Southbound, food & refreshments and fireworks at dusk. Rain date 7/7.  Palatine Park, 50 Palatine Road,Germantown. Info: germantownny.org.

Independence Day Celebration at Boscobel. Gates open for a Symphony Picnic at  6 p.m.. The music starts at 7:35 p.m. and will conclude around 9:20 p.m., including an intermission that will allow guests to mingle with musicians. Evening ends with a firework display. Bring your own picnic and chairs. Refreshments are also available for purchase. Tickets are available at boscobel.org (845-265-3638). $42/adults, $2/children, free/5 & under. Rain date (which may or may not include fireworks) 7/7. This project is made possible, in part, through the Putnam Arts Council’s Arts Link Grant Progr a.m., with public funds provided through the New York State Council on the Arts with support from Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and the NYS Legislature. Info: boscobel.org. Boscobel, 1601 Rte. 9D, Garrison.

West Point‘s Music Under the Stars Concert Series: Annual Independence Day Celebration & Concert. Performances by the West Point Concert Band, the band’s field music group the Hellcats, the Benny Havens Band. Concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Fireworks will follow the concert. Rain date: 7/7. RSVP at westpointband.com; 845-938-2617. West Point /Trophy Point  Amphitheater, West Point.

Saturday, July 13

Modena: Red, White & Blue Fireworks Extravaganza. Event kicks-off at 5 p.m. with music, food, glow sticks and fireworks at dusk. Thomas Felten Memorial Park, 11 Patura Road, Modena. Info: 845-883-7331; town.plattekill.ny.us.

Saturday, July 27

Montgomery: Freedom Fest Fireworks. Held at Thomas Bull Memorial Park, 211 State Route 416, Montgomery, NY 12549 Admission is free. The gates open at 4 P.M. and fireworks will be at dusk.

 


Other Independence Day Events

July 1-5

Fourth of July Celebration at Mohonk Mountain House. Events run through 7/5 – times vary. An overnight reservation is required to join in the Fourth of July activities. Events and activities throughout each day. Be sure to wear your red, white and blue and join in the fun. Fireworks at dusk on July Fourth (included in the list above). Info: mohonk.com/events/holidays-at-mohonk/Fourth-of-july-celebration/; 855-883-3798.  Mohonk Mountain House, 1000 Mountain Rest Rd, New Paltz.

 

July 4

Rosendale: Reading of the Declaration of Independence at the Rosendale Theatre Collective. 9:30 a.m.-10 a.m.  Hear the words that changed the world forever! Reading is sponsored by The Blue Stone Press. Twenty community members will take turns reading the document that changed the world. Followed by coffee & birthday cake. Rosendale Theatre, 408 Main St, Rosendale. Info: 845-658-8989, info@rosendaletheatre.orgrosendaletheatre.org. Free.

East Meredith: Independence Day Celebration at Hanford Mills Museum. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.  Old-fashioned family fun. A BYOF celebration – that is bring your own frog for the frog jumping contests. No frog? No problem. Organizers say that watching the contests are just as much fun. Festivities will feature a fishing derby with prizes for kids, steam. power and water power demonstrations in the Museum’s historic sawmill, gristmill and woodworking shop, the Hanford Mills String Band, field games, children’s activities, food & refreshments available, and local vendors. $9/adults & teens,  $7/seniors & AAA members, & $4.50/retired military. Info: hanfordmills.org; 607-278-5744. Hanford Mills Museum, 51 County Highway 12,  East Meredith.

Hyde Park: Independence Day Celebration.  Annual parade steps off at 10 a.m. from the Hyde Park Cinemas’ parking lot and proceeds North on Route 9 to the Hyde Park Town Hall. Info: 845-229-5111. Roosevelt Theater, 4060 Albany Post Rd, Hyde Park.

Independence Day at Knox’s Headquarters.  See a small cannon fired at 1 & 4 p.m.. Tours offered every hour. Open from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.  Free admission. Info: 845-561-5498.  State Museum of New York, Albany. Info: 845-561-1765, chad.johnson@parks.ny.govnysparks.com.

Independence Day Program at Fort Montgomery.  Witness the ROAR and THUNDER at the Grand Battery when the fort’s 6-pounder cannon “Ana” is fired at noon! Camp activities and military drills will take place throughout the day. Info: 845-446-2134. Fort Montgomery, 690 Route 9W, Fort Montgomery. Hours: 12 – 4p.m. Info: palisadesparksconservancy.org.

Independence Day at the New Windsor Cantonment.  Military drills and cannon firing at 2 p.m. and a visitor participatory reading of the Declaration of Independence at 3 p.m. New  Windsor Cantonment State Historic Site, 374 Temple Hill Rd, New Windsor. Info: 845-561-1765, chad.johnson@parks.ny.govnysparks.com.

Fourth of July Celebration at Washington’s Headquarters.  Reading at 2.p.m –Capturing our Past – In the Mid to Late 19th Century. Hear about Washington’s Headquarters’ early years as we approach the 169th anniversary of it’s’ designation as the first publicly operated historic site in the nation on July 4, 1850! Listen to how and why that happened. Hear about the motivation to save Washington’s Headquarters before so many other sites. Learn what it was like to visit the Site 130 years ago. Compare that period of time with the present as you walk through the same rooms the Washington’s once did. Free with Museum admission$1-$6. Info: 845-562-1195. Washington’s  Headquarters State Historic Site, 84 Liberty St., Newburgh.

July Fourth Celebration at the Hasbrouck  House.  Butterfield and Atticus Farm present a Summer BBQ at 6 p.m. $45. Info: butterfieldstoneridge.com; 845-687-0887.  Hasbrouck House, 3805 Main St, Stone Ridge. Info: 845-687-0736, hello@hasbrouckhouseny.com,bit.ly/2Vz2Z8f. Advance tickets recommended.

Fourth of July Concert on the Lawn: New York Swing Exchange.  Performance from 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.  Bring lawn chairs, blankets, and picnic baskets. Refreshments also available on site. Info: 845-469-2713. Sugar Loaf Crossing, 1405 Kings Hwy, Sugar Loaf.

Kingston: July Fourth Fireworks Cruise on the Hudson. Thunder Ridge featuring Dorraine Scofield & JB Hunt. Cash bar & snacks available on board. Board at 7:30 p.m.; Cruise from 8-10 p.m. Boat departs from 1 East Strand St, Kingston. $30/adults, $20/4-11 yr olds. Tickets: 845-340-4700; HudsonRiverCruises.com. Hudson River Cruise/Rip Van Winkle, Rondout Landing, Kingston. hudsonrivercruises.com.

 

Saturday, July 6

New Paltz: New Paltz in the War for Independence.  Historic Huguenot Street will host a Revolutionary War encampment with the 5th New York Regiment from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Historic Huguenot Street, 81 Huguenot Street, New Paltz. Info: 845-255-1660; frances @huguenotstreet.org.

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  1. S.F.

    Rocking Horse Ranch is doing fireworks on July 3 – does anyone know if you can see them easily if not inside their property? Is there a place near there to watch?
    And… does anyone have a recommendation on a place to watch fireworks, whether on this list or not, where you don’t have to battle the crowds?

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