ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Independence Day is quickly approaching on Monday, July 4. If you’re looking to celebrate, cities and towns around the Capital Region will be hosting events and firework displays throughout Fourth of July weekend.


New York State Independence Day Celebration

The New York Office of General Services is hosting New York State’s 46th annual Independence Day Celebration at the Empire State Plaza on July 4. The event will run from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and feature live music, food and drink, and a fireworks display.

The event will also feature a performance by Starship featuring Mickey Thomas. Thomas was Starship’s frontman through the 1980s and 1990s.

Schuyler Mansion July 4th Celebration

Schuyler Mansion is holding a July 4th Celebration from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event includes games and performers from the 18th century, as well as activities and ice cream. The mansion will be available for self-guided tours for $3 per person.


Amsterdam’s Independence Day Fest Sponsored by DANVANN is set for July 3 in Riverlink Park. The event includes food trucks, face painting, and food and drink specials at Astoria Landing.


  • Amsterdam Bird Watching Walk from 7 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
  • Yoga on the Mohawk Valley Gateway Overlook from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • On the Canals free Plein Air Painting class at 11 a.m.
  • Albany Symphony Orchestra rehearsal from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Amsterdam’s X-Squad Water Ski Show from 5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.
  • Opening Act on side stage from 6:45 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.
  • Albany Symphony Orchestra on main stage from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  • Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.


The Town of Bethlehem is hosting a series of events for the Fourth of July at the Elm Avenue Pool Complex. The schedule of events includes live performances all day.


  • Pool hours: Noon to 8 p.m.
  • Family fun: 12:15 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Fireworks: 9 p.m.

Bolton Landing

Bolton Landing is holding a Fourth of July Celebration on July 4th from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the Roger’s Memorial Park Bandstand. The schedule includes:

  • DJ music from 1 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  • Magician Jim Snack on the hillside from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Stage Show with Magician Jim Snack from 7:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.
  • Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

Caroga Lake

Caroga Lake will be having a Fireworks Extravaganza on July 3 at Pine Lake Park at 9:45 p.m.

Clifton Park

Clifton Park is holding its Fourth of July Celebration on July 4 at Clifton Common at noon. The event is free and includes a parade, food, music, and fireworks.

The parade embarks from the Shenendehowa Campus to Clifton Common at noon. From noon until dusk there will be activities and displays for children, including community groups and a craft show. Sirsy and The New York Players will be providing live music.


Cobleskill is holding its Fourth of July celebration with a parade and fireworks on July 2 at 6 p.m. The parade starts on Campus Drive and the fireworks will be behind the old Best Western.


Cohoes is having an Independence Day Celebration at Lansing Park on July 2. The celebration starts at 8 p.m. with fireworks at 9:30 p.m.


Corinth is putting on a fireworks show on July 2 at the EMBA field on River Street at dusk.


The Village of Coxsackie will be having a large fireworks display at the Coxsackie-Athens School on July 3. The fireworks will go off at dusk.

Fort Plain

Fort Plain is celebrating a “4th on the Weekend” village-wide event on July 2 and July 3. The weekend includes showcasing local businesses, food, entertainment, and a fireworks display.

The event takes place from noon to 11 p.m. on Saturday and from noon to 10 p.m. on Sunday. The fireworks will be at Wiles Park.

Glens Falls

The city of Glens Falls will host the return of its Summer Pops Concert on Sunday, July 3. The Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra will perform, followed by fireworks at dusk. The music starts at 7:30 p.m.


The Washington County Fair is holding an event on July 4th starting at 3:30 p.m. There will be a fireworks display at night.


  • Gates open at 3:30 p.m.
  • DJ Young Pete at 3:30 p.m.
  • Food vendors open at 3:30 p.m.
  • Corn Hole Tournament at 3:30 p.m.
  • Cow Plop Bingo from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.


The town of Hague will host a fireworks show at 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 3.

Hoosick Falls

The Hoosick Falls and North Hoosick Fire Department are holding a July 4th event at the Hoosick Athletic Field on July 3. The Refrigerators are set to perform from 5:15 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. and fireworks are set to go off at 9:15 p.m. Concessions will be available.

Lake George

The Village of Lake George will be hosting a fireworks display on July 4th at 9:30 p.m. The fireworks can be viewed at Shepard’s Park on Canada Street.


Northville will be setting off fireworks at Waterfront Park at dusk.


Pittsfield is holding a series of events for Fourth of July weekend. The events include:

  • First Fridays Arts on July 1 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Indoors Out! Free Kids’ Paint & Sip on July 1 from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Indepen-DANCE by Boxxa Vine! on July 1 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Westfield Starfires at Pittsfield Suns on July 1 at 6:35 p.m.
  • Back Porch Music: Ali McGuirk on July 1 from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  • Shop and Dine Downtown with a Bang! on July 2 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Pittsfield Parade Car Show on July 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Pittsfield Parade Car Show on July 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Brockton Rox at Pittsfield Suns on July 3 at 4:05 p.m.
  • Pittsfield Parade Mummers Concert on July 3 at 6 p.m.
  • Independence Day 5k Run on July 4 at 9:15 a.m.
  • Fourth of July Parade on July 4 at 10 a.m.
  • Vermont Lake Monsters at Pittsfield Suns on July 4 at 6:35 p.m.


The Great Escape is holding its Coca-Cola July 4th Fest from July 2 through July 4. The event includes the same rides, music, and Coca-Cola, with fireworks set to go off at 9 p.m.

Rotterdam Junction

The Schenectady County Legislature is holding the 2022 Schenectady County Independence Day Celebration at Mabee farm on July 3. The event begins at 6 p.m. with games and activities. Twenty Ninety-Six will be performing and fireworks will be set off after dark, which should be around 9:15 p.m. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.


Salem is hosting its 4th of July Parade and Art and Plow Festival on July 4. The event starts at 4 p.m. and the parade starts at 5 p.m.

The festival features local artists, musicians, animals, food and craft vendors, and vintage farm vehicles. The festival will be located at the North Main Street train station.


Saugerties is holding its 4th of July parade and fireworks on Monday, July 4. The parade steps off at 11 a.m. The fireworks will be at Cantine Field at dusk.

Schroon Lake

Schroon Lake has a whole lineup of celebrations planned up in the Adirondacks. All-day events include arts and crafts vendors, a basket raffle by the Schroon Lake Chamber of Commerce, live music at the Dock Street Stage, family activities at Schroon Lake Town Park, a community chicken BBQ, wakeboarding demonstrations, entertainment on Main Street, and a kids’ Touch-a-Truck event. Fireworks and a concert will be held at dusk.


Fireworks will be set off at Freedom Park after the concert on July 1. Up the River, a classic rock/jam band, is set to play at 8 p.m. after a waterski show at 7 p.m. Fireworks will be at dusk.

Sharon Springs

The Schoharie County Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Fourth of July Parade in Sharon Springs on July 4 at 10 a.m. The parade will feature floats from businesses and organizations throughout Schohaire County.


Stillwater will be holding its annual July Fireworks display on July 3 at Brown’s Beach at dusk. The fireworks are set off in the middle of the lake, which can be viewed from all areas of the lake.

Parking will be $5 for everyone starting at 8 a.m. It is free to get on the beach after 6:30 p.m. No fireworks or sparklers are allowed on the beach.


Ticonderoga is hosting its annual Best 4th in the North celebration. The full weekend runs from Friday, July 1 to Monday, July 4. Food, vendors and live music run through the whole weekend, with a 4th of July parade at 2 p.m. Monday, followed by fireworks at dusk.