Hudson Valley Independence Day Celebrations and Fireworks


Fireworks on the Walkway – Poughkeepsie, NY Photo credit M. Salamone

An Old-Fashioned Independence Day at Clermont State Park

An Old-Fashioned Independence Day

Monday, July 4, 2016 02:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Clermont State Historic Site (Taconic)


18th century crafts, Reenactors, music and entertainment. A great day for young families. Later, enjoy live music and delicious hot food until a view of the Saugerties Fireworks over the Hudson River ($10 per car, Friends of Clermont $8)

Chancellor Robert R. Livingston was one of the Committee of Five who drafted the Declaration of Independence in June of 1776.  His cousin Philip not only signed the Declaration, but died because he served in the Continental Congress in spite of poor health.  Because of this, we at Clermont feel a strong connection to the celebration of American Independence from the English empire. Clermont’s Independence Day celebration is a way for you to sample life in the 18th century.  This year Clermont’s curators have traveled back in time to July of 1776 (our brand new time machine featured at right) to bring back a handful of colonists to 2012.

These colonists will teach you historic card games, a ring toss game called Quoits, and join in a raucous debate over whether or not this whole “revolution” idea is a good one after all.  (full schedule of events can be found below)  You can even share your opinion on American secession from the English Empire at our voting booth.  We’ll tally your votes and announce the results at 6:00, right before the Revolutionary Ball.

Throughout the day you can also take a special, 18th century-focused tour of Clermont’s 260-year-old mansion, try out free crafts for kids–make your own tricorn hat!–and try out the Games of Skill on the Croquet Lawn.

Finally, unfold your picnic blanket, get out the lawn chairs, and find yourself a good spot in the grassy Sheep Fold as you await a view of Saugerties fireworks between 9:30 and 10:00.  Local rock band Crossroads will play live beginning at 8:15, and a special pair of guests will be reading the preamble to the Declaration of Independence at 9:00!

Live music, gun smoke, and the laughter of children fill the air from 2-10 pm.  Great family entertainment for only $10 per vehicle!


Hyde Park Independence Day Parade- July 4th

Town of Hyde Park – Independence Day Parade 2016 –  Monday, July 4th – 10:00am Theme: “National Parks Service – Celebrating 100 years” General Line up: Roosevelt Movie Theatres – Rte 9 8:00 AM – Floats, Trucks and Adult Leaders to be in place 8:30 – 9:00 AM – Drop off of remaining participants Fire Dept Line up: Hyde Park Brewery – 9:00am Parade Route: Route 9 north to Main St, west to Park Place, South to Regina Coeli School. Reviewing Stand: Near the intersection of Pinewoods Rd and Rte 9. Awards: Immediately following parade. (Drinks will be available.) Parade participants will have the option to compete for a trophy. All performances will be limited to a maximum of 2 minutes in front of the reviewing stand. Floats should follow the theme and will be judged on appearance, construction, costumes/uniforms, special effects/props, and theme.




This year’s July 4th celebration in Germantown has a whole lot more than just fireworks.

Celebrate the nation’s birthday with live music, moon bounces, games, crafts and refreshments. Then be amazed by a spectacular fireworks display. No rain date.

Gates open at 4 PM with fireworks at 9:30.

Walkers: $3.00
Children 3 years and younger: Free
Car (flat rate): $15


Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular! Walkway Over The Hudson

Join us for an unparalled view of fireworks!

6:30 – 10:00 PM


Walkway State Historic Park is open to ticket holders to watch the City of Poughkeepsie’s 4th of July fireworks display on Saturday, July 2, 2016. Rain date is scheduled for Sunday, July 3, 2016. Walkway Over the Hudson is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, who proudly supports and contributes to the City of Poughkeepsie fireworks display along with other local businesses. No refunds for this event will be issued.

The Walkway will close at 5:30p.m. to the general public and reopen for the 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular at 6:30p.m. Fireworks are scheduled to begin between 9-9:30p.m.  The Walkway gates will close 60 minutes after the fireworks show is completed.

$12.50 / Ticket
Walkway Members: $10.00/Ticket

The Walkway will open to ticket holders at 6:30 p.m. so bring your chairs, flashlights, snacks and make an evening of it! Fireworks will start between 9:00 and 9:30 p.m.


  • Guests must have a paid reservation or wristband to enter the event
  • NO PETS—this event is not pet-friendly, as fireworks may frighten the animals
  • Walkway State Historic Park is a smoke and alcohol free New York State Park
  • There will be NO ELEVATOR ACCESS
  • All bags and coolers will be subject to inspection; prohibited items must be removed



4th of July Parade 2014, Saugerties

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4th of July Parade and Fireworks

Contact: Dave Mason from the Village Fire Department (Firemen’s Inspection and Parade) and Sandi Albelli (Fireworks/Cantine Field Events)

Cantine Field
(use 207 Market Street, for GPS devices)
Saugerties , NY 12477

Phone: 845-246-9701 (Fire Dept. Parade Chairman Rob Quirk – parade)

Email: (Dave) or (Sandi)

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As is the case every year, Saugerties will hold its great 4th of July Parade, organized by the Saugerties Fire Department, and there will be fireworks as well.


Line-up for the Parade is 10 a.m. on Washington Avenue, across from the High School.  Step off is at 11 a.m.  Parking for parade participants is available in the Ice Arena parking



Kingston, NY

July 4th, 9:30 – 11:00 PM  – Kingston NY!
Join the City of Kingston and the Kingston Waterfront Business Association for the annual 4th of July Celebration and fireworks! Great food, fun, music and an amazing fireworks display, thanks to Mainetti, Mainetti and O’Connor, make this a celebration you do not want to miss!

New Paltz

 Town of New Paltz Independence Day Celebration

Friday, July 1 at 5 PM – 11 PM

Ulster County Fair Grounds

New Paltz , New York 12561

Our annual celebration returns! Kick off the holiday weekend with fireworks, food, fun, and music for all ages. We’ll have food trucks to whet your appetite, bouncy houses and a zero-gravity experience for the kids, face-painting and henna body art, and musical performances by The Saints of Swing and Soul Purpose. Grounds open at 5 pm, fireworks begin after dusk. Emcee Carl Welden will be on hand to lead the festivities, and the National Anthem will be performed by Esme Hyman. Admission is free; bring a chair or a blanket to sit back, relax, and enjoy. Rain date is Friday, July 8. Interested in volunteering or vending? Please call Kathy Preston at 255-0604 x 126.


West Point

Music Under the Stars: Independence Day Concert with Fireworks Display Independence Day performance on Saturday, July 2, 7:30 p.m. . at the Trophy Point Amphitheater. In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be held on July 5th at 8:00 p.m.It’s only fitting to celebrate America’s independence with the Army’s oldest band. Ask any one of the thousands who regularly attend this event why it’s a must-see. World-class music and a stunning fireworks display make this concert one you won’t want to miss!

For concert information, cancellations and updates, call 845.938.2617 or visit

West Point Band news can also be found by following us on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.

Bear Mountain 

Fireworks in the Park

Friday, June 24, 2016
Bear Mountain State Park

(845) 786-2701

Bring your lawn chairs or blankets to enjoy a spectacular fireworks display on the main playfield. DJ and bounce houses start at 5:30pm. Bring your own picnic or purchase food and beverages from the concession stand. Grilling is not permitted on the playfield.

$10 vehicle use fee

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