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4th Of July Fireworks 2021 Near Mid-Hudson Valley

Patch logo Patch 6/21/2021 Michael Woyton
fireworks in the sky: Here is Patch's guide to Fourth of July fireworks and other celebrations. © Shutterstock Here is Patch's guide to Fourth of July fireworks and other celebrations.

MID-HUDSON VALLEY, NY — Coronavirus cases continue to drop across the country while the number of those who are fully vaccinated continues to rise, which means there is even more reason to celebrate this Independence Day. July 4 is almost here, so it's time to find out what Fourth of July fireworks and festivities are going on near you.

We have all the fireworks shows, parades and festivals happening in and around the mid-Hudson Valley so you can start planning now.

Here's what's in store this July 4 in the mid-Hudson Valley:

Fort Montgomery State Historic Site: Join them as they celebrate America's birthday by firing the fort's artillery.

Montgomery: 2021 Freedom Fest Fireworks will be held Saturday, July 17 in Thomas Bull Memorial Park. Gates open at 4 p.m.; fireworks begin at dusk. There will be live music and a variety of food trucks. For more information, go here.

Wappingers Falls: The Hudson Valley Renegades is hosting an evening of fireworks along with a movie at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, July 3 at Dutchess Stadium. The scheduled movie is "National Treasure." For tickets and information, go here.

Unfortunately, the annual fireworks and celebrations in Kingston and the city of Poughkeepsie were canceled.

We gathered up the fireworks shows, parades and festivals happening in and around the Hudson Valley over more than a week, so you can start planning now. If you know of one we missed, please add it in the comments and email Michael Woyton.

Virtual events

John Jay Homestead: This museum at the home of one of the Founding Fathers has a host of virtual activities including Games You Can Play At Home and a thematic tour called John Jay and the American Revolution. If you act fast you could order the American Revolution Activity Box created by the clever curators at the historic site in Bedford.


Mamaroneck: The Fireworks Display in Harbor Island Park will begin after sunset around 9:15 p.m./9:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 4. Rain date is Mon, July 5.

New Rochelle: "Spark the Sound" Independence Day fireworks re-scheduled for Labor Day weekend (September 3)

Port Chester: July 4 at 9 p.m. Port Chester HS Rain Date July 5

Tarrytown: The annual fireworks display will begin at 9:15 p.m. The best viewing area is Pierson Park. There is also a summer concert series; click here for information.


Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site: Learn about the daring nighttime assault by George Washington July 16, 1779, on the British who were building a fort there as part of their attempt to control the Hudson River. Catch a reading of the Declaration of Independence at 2:45 p.m. and hear the cannon roar at 3 p.m.on July 3 and 4.

The New York Boulders: The traditional fireworks celebration will take place July 3 and 4 after the Boulders take on the Washington Wild Things. They’re offering a fun deal they’re calling the Firecracker Pack: 4 ticket vouchers for the game July 3 or 4 (game starts at 6:30 pm on July 3 and 6 pm on July 4) plus 4 hot dogs/drinks, plus mini golf for 4 and 4 tickets for an additional Tuesday/Wednesday home game - and, of course, post-game patriotic fireworks! Palisades Credit Union Park, off Exit 12 on the Palisades Interstate Parkway.

Clarkstown: The town’s Independence celebration — including fireworks — will be at Nanuet High School July 1. The event starts at 6 p.m.

Nyack: The village brings back its annual Firework Show. In 2021 it’s 9 p.m. July 4 at Memorial Park. Please wear a mask if you are not vaccinated and maintain social distancing.


Kent will hold its annual fireworks show at Lake Carmel after sunset June 26. Raindate is July 10.

New York City

The Macy's fireworks show is back! It will include separate dedicated areas for fully-vaccinated New Yorkers and for those who are not vaccinated to watch the display, all managed by the NYPD.

Viewers can also check out the show on a two-hour special on NBC, which will feature performances by Coldplay, Tori Kelly, Reba McEntire, One Republic and others.

The 2021 show's theme will "salute the hero within" in honor of New Yorkers' bravery and optimism during the past year, Macy's Producer Will Coss said. More than 65,000 shells and effects will shoot off from five barges lining the East River in Midtown.

SEE: 'Biggest Ever' NYC Fireworks Show Ready For Fourth Of July: Mayor

Due to the pandemic, counties or cities may adjust or cancel events at the last minute, so double-check with organizers. Know of other events in the area? Post them on the Patch calendar or share details on our free Neighbor Post feature.

SEE ALSO: How To Keep People And Pets Safe During 4th Of July Fireworks


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