4th of July Fireworks: Where to Celebrate with Families in Westchester

Cross County, Harbor Island Park, Rye Playland, Ossining, Yonkers, Mamaroneck, New Rochelle, Valhalla, Katonah, Caramoor, White Plains, Peekskill

Independence Day is right around the corner, and that means summer fun, barbecues and, of course, stunning pyrotechnics. Fireworks go hand in hand with the 4th of July, so the big question is, where to see a show?

The famous Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular is one option (and we have the best spots to watch with your family); however, if you prefer to stay closer to home, there are great displays happening all over Westchester. Some celebrations take place before the holiday, and often the fireworks come with fairs, festivals, and concerts, so there's lots to do and see. Read on for where to catch the best 4th of July fireworks in Westchester.

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Friday, June 30, 2017

Fireworks Festival at Cross County Shopping Center - Yonkers 
8000 Mall Walk
Cross County Shopping Center is celebrating Independence Day as part of their SummerFest event series. Festivities kick off at 7pm with a live musical performance by the Broadway Project Band. Top off the night with a fireworks display. FREE

White Plains Independence Day Celebration - White Plains
White Plains High School, between Ridgeway & Bryant Avenues
Get a head start on 4th of July festivities at this event that includes fireworks, bouncy houses, food, and music.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Pops, Patriots & Fireworks - Katonah
Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, 149 Girdle Ridge Road
Whereas many July 4 celebrations emphasize fireworks first with music as an added perk, this event is the other way around. Enjoy music performed by a 60-piece orchestra of woodwinds and percussion in addition to a fireworks display.

Monday, July 3, 2017

Independence Day Fireworks - Ossining
Louis Engel Waterfront Park, Secor Road & Westerly Road, next to the Ossining Railroad Station
Celebrate the 4th with gorgeous, sweeping views of the Hudson River, live entertainment, and a fireworks show. FREE

Music Fest and Fireworks at Kensico Dam Plaza - Valhalla
North end of the Bronx River Parkway
Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and settle in for a festive evening. Free admission and parking; however, parking is limited. FREE

Fireworks at Rye Playland - Rye
100 Playland Parkway
There's not only fireworks, but fireworks choreographed to music! The show repeats on July 4, and Rye Playland has firework displays every Friday, July 7 - September 1.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Annual Firemen's Carnival & Fireworks Spectacular - Mamaroneck
Harbor Island Park, 123 Mamaroneck Avenue
This event has become a yearly tradition for my family. After a day of fun at the Annual Fireman's Carnival, grab a spot on the open green fields or along the marina to check out the fireworks show. There's no bad viewing spot for the fireworks. FREE admission; pay per ride at the carnival.

Spark of the Sound July 4th Fireworks - New Rochelle
New Rochelle Waterfront
Check out this fireworks display from anywhere along New Rochelle's waterfront. The best viewing spots, according to the City of New Rochelle, include Hudson Park, Five Islands Park (the fireworks are shot out of this location), and Municipal Marina upper parking deck. FREE

4th of July Celebration and Fireworks - Tarrytown
Pierson Point Park or Kingsland Park
Enjoy a dazzling fireworks spectacle in the heart of Tarrytown. FREE

Peekskill 4th of July Celebration - Peekskill
Riverfront Green Park, Hudson Avenue and Route 9
Enjoy a concert with the Barnstorm, followed by a fireworks display. In the event of inclement weather, the concert will move indoors to the Peekskill Middle School Auditorium at 212 Ringold Street. FREE

Be sure to check our Event Calendar for more family activities happening in and around Westchester.

This originally published in 2016 and has been updated for 2017.

Image credit: Pixabay

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Kensico Dam Plaza
Bronx River Parkway
10595 Valhalla , NY 41° 3' 59.1156" N, 73° 46' 23.4228" W
New York
Cross County Shopping Center
8000 Mall Walk
10704 Yonkers , NY 40° 55' 40.4004" N, 73° 51' 22.9968" W
New York
Harbor Island Park
123 Mamaroneck Avenue
10543 Mamaroneck , NY 40° 56' 58.4268" N, 73° 43' 57.5328" W
New York
Louis Engel Waterfront Park
Secor Road and Westerly Road
10562 Ossining , NY 41° 9' 23.6808" N, 73° 52' 10.164" W
New York
Rye Playland
100 Playland Parkway
10580 Rye , NY 40° 58' 9.0084" N, 73° 40' 14.3112" W
New York
Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts
149 Girdle Ridge Road
10536 Katonah , NY 41° 14' 17.0304" N, 73° 38' 43.8" W
New York
Pierson Park
238 West Main Street
10591 Tarrytown , NY 41° 4' 37.8624" N, 73° 52' 2.9208" W
New York
Riverfront Green Park
Hudson Avenue and Route 9
10566 Peekskill , NY 41° 16' 55.9416" N, 73° 55' 47.5176" W
New York
White Plains High School
Between Ridgeway & Bryant Avenues
10601 White Plains , NY 41° 1' 56.2584" N, 73° 46' 6.1608" W
New York