Not sure where to go or what to do for the Fourth of July? Check out our list below! If we've missed any events, please leave a comment in the section below, and we'll be sure to add them.
-Fireworks, Shuttleworth Park
- Annual Independence Day Fireworks at Butler Park begin at 9 p.m.
- 26th edition of Summer Jam featuring live bands "Tramps Like Us," a Bruce Springsteen Tribute Band, and "Rattail Jimmy," followed by a firework display and free unlimited bounce rides for kids. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. and musical performances begin at 7 p.m. at West Mountain Ski Center on West Mountain Road.
- The Granville Fireworks Celebration will be held at Grand Central Station from 7 to 9 p.m. The free, family-friendly summer concert will feature Pop, R&B, and 1960's hits. Chicken BBQ by The Masonic Lodge will be served from 4 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. and the United Church of Granville will be serving up strawberry shortcake. The firework show will begin shortly after dusk.
- 4th of July Celebration with music performance by "Calamity Rock" at 6 p.m. in the Hague Town Park, followed by fireworks after dark on the Town of Hague Beach at Lake Shore Drive.
-Independence Day celebration at Saratoga Casino and Raceway starts at 5 p.m., including fireworks expected to start at 9:15.
-Price Chopper Presents NYS's 4th of July Celebration begins at 3 p.m. and ends at 10 p.m. on July 4th. See road closures & parking restrictions. | See rules for event | FREE PARKING: Available under the Empire State Plaza, in the East Parking Garage located one block east of the Madison Avenue entrance to the Plaza, and in the Grand Street parking lot, just north of Madison Avenue.
- USS SLATER open to the public from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. for tours. The ship is located on the Hudson River in Downtown Albany just south of the Dunn Memorial Bridge. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for children.
- Independence Day Celebration at Schuyler Mansion from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Festivities will include games and performers from the 18th century, as well as free ice cream and self-guided tours of the mansion for $3 per person.
- Annual Vintage Base Ball Game at 1 p.m. in the Bethlehem Elm Avenue Town Park. The exhibition game will feature 1864 rules as the Mutual Base Ball Club of New York takes on the Bethlehem Braves Town Team, made up of town officials, residents, local coaches, players and fans. This will be the fifth visit to Bethlehem for the Mutuals, who are travelling from Old Bethpage Village in Long Island. Opening ceremonies will begin at 12:45p.m.
- Congressman Paul Tonko will be among those to attend the Reading of the Declaration of Independence, Cake and Ice Cream at 11 a.m. the Bethlehem Public Library. Along with the reading, attendees are invited to join in on an American Folk Song Sing-a-long before the reading. Ice cream and cake are compliments of Stewarts and Hannaford.
- The Greater Loudonville Association will present a reading of the Declaration of Independence by Colonie Senior Justice Peter Crummey at 11 a.m. in Loudon Green Park.
- Spend 4th of July with the Tri-City ValleyCats for an unique all-you-can-eat picnic at "The Joe." The 'Cats host the Lowell Spinners at 6:30 p.m., with a firework show to follow.
-July 4th from noon until 10 p.m. at Clifton Common. Parade kicks off at noon, beginning at the Shenendehowa campus on Route 146, and finishes at the Clifton Common. Fireworks display begins at 9:30 p.m.
- Shenendehowa Memorial Fund 4th of July Fundraiser. Collision repair shop Collision Experts is teaming up with Shenendehowa Memorial Fund to raise money in the memory of Deanna Rivers and Chris Stewart, two area teens who were killed in a 2012 car crash.
- Local families will hold a noncommercial parade around the hamlet, including a live cannon and horses at 2p.m. At dusk, there will be fireworks on Kobor Road.
-Saratoga's All-American Celebration on July 4th features a parade, entertainment, food competitions and fireworks in Congress Park. The event begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 9:30 p.m.
**Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP, a local law firm, will once again provide their Free Cab Ride Home program. On July 4th anytime between noon and midnight, residents of Saratoga Springs can call #1-800-529-1010 for a free no-questions asked ride. **
- Live entertainment will line the four mile road race that winds through the streets of the historic city during Firecracker 4. The race begins 9 a.m. at the Saratoga Springs City Center.
- Sample and vote on area's best BBQ and dessert offerings at the All-American BBQ & Dessert Festivals at participating restaurants from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. for $1 per taste. Once you've tasted all you can eat, turn in your ballot to the Visitor Center Lawn on the corner of Broadway and Congress Street. This year's BBQ & dessert participants include: Backstretch BBQ, Boca Bistro, Bookmakers at the Holiday Inn, The Brook Tavern, Comfort Kitchen, Gaffney's, Hampton Inn & Suites, Hattie's, Irish Times, Kilwin's, The Merry Monk, The Parting Glass, Saratoga Olive Oil Company, Saratoga Salsa & Spice Company and Seven Horse Pub. Doggie BBQ options will also be offered by Dawgdom and Impressions.
- Congress Park Classic Car Show will feature 70 American and exotic classics lining the plaza from noon to 4 p.m.
- Independence Day at Saratoga Battlefield Citizenship will include a Citizenship Ceremony at 10 a.m., followed by a reading of the Declaration of Independence at 1 and 3 p.m., where Park Ranger Joe Craig portrays a 1776 town crier with news of American Independence at the Saratoga National Historical Park's Battlefield.
- 7 p.m. Fireworks at Rogers Memorial Park
-July 4th POPS concert and fireworks at Crandall Park beginning at 7 p.m. and ending at 9:30 p.m. (Rain location: Glens Falls High School)
-Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra concert & fireworks from 7:30 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. at Crandall Park, 598 Glen St.
-4th of July Fireworks at Shepard's Park at sundown.
– July 4th, Parade begins at 11a.m. on Hudson Street from 3rd Avenue, continuing to Elm Street and then onto Library Avenue, ending at the recreation field.
- "Wave Her With Pride" parade begins at 11 a.m. on Route 197 south of Kinney Road. Participants will begin lining up at 10 a.m.
-Best 4th in the North 2013 Celebration. A parade will begin at 2:00 p.m. with line up starting near Brannock Properties / Town of Ticonderoga Highway Garage. The event will be followed by live music in the park and fireworks at 9:30 pm.
ALL FOUR CAPITAL REGION LOCATIONS
- Free 3-ounce frozen yogurt at the Guilderland, Latham, Niskayuna and East Greenbush locations.
-Parkfest: Shuttleworth Park Fireworks
- All-American BBQ & Dessert Festivals awards presentation in Congress Park at 11 a.m.
-Fireworks Spectacular at The Great Escape from 9:30 p.m. until 10 p.m. on Friday July 5th.
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