Where To See 4th of July Fireworks in the Hudson Valley 2024

Watch a fireworks display like you’ve likely never seen before: in the middle of the Hudson River. Photo courtesy of Walkway over the Hudson
Watch a fireworks display like you’ve likely never seen before: in the middle of the Hudson River. Photo courtesy of Walkway over the Hudson
6/9/24 - By Lisa Johnston

The 4th of July is almost here, and fireworks will be lighting up the night sky all over the Hudson Valley. We have rounded up the top spots to watch these holiday sparklers throughout the region on July 4th proper and the surrounding dates. Our picks for festivities include the ultra kid-friendly Red, White, and Boom at Legoland New York, and a trio of Hudson Valley Renegades' games that culminate in a fireworks grand finale.

Looking for other great things to do with your kids this season? Check out our Ultimate Westchester and Hudson Valley Kids Summer Vacation Guide, and bookmark our Family Activity Calendar, which is constantly updated.


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4th of July Fireworks Shows in Westchester County

White Plains Independence Day Celebration – White Plains

Tuesday, July 2, 2024
Head to White Plains High School for live entertainment, bouncy houses, and rides for kids, plus food and more fun. Fireworks take flight at nightfall. FREE

Peekskill Riverfront Concert Series – Peekskill

Thursday, July 4, 2024
This annual season-long concert series takes on a patriotic flare in honor of Independence Day. A concert from the First Class Band is followed by a dazzling fireworks display. FREE

Somers 4th of July Celebration – Somers

Thursday, July 4, 2024
Enjoy some good old-fashioned fun, including a Lions Club barbecue, children's activities, food trucks, live music, and more before the fireworks are sent skyward. FREE 

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Independence Day Parade and Celebration – Highland Falls

Saturday, June 29-Friday, July 5 (no events on July 1-2)
The Village of Highland Falls goes all out for Independence Day with four days of celebrations, including a parade, 5K race & children's fun run, canoe races, bed races concerts, family games, and a grand fireworks display on the 4th. Admission is FREE.

Summer Concert Series + Fireworks – Monroe

Wednesday, July 3, 2024
Bill's Toupee takes the stage playing a dance-worthy collection of hits that spans generations. Once the concert concludes, the sparklers take flight. FREE

Community Day – Newburgh

Wednesday, July 3, 2024
Get a jump start on the holiday weekend with this evening gathering at the Cronomer and Algonquin parks. Enjoy food, craft vendors, and live music. The event is capped off with a fireworks display. FREE

Red, White, and Boom at Legoland New York – Goshen

Thursday, July 4, 2024
Celebrate the 4th of July with a "bricktastic" fireworks show at Legoland New York. The park is open for extended hours during this event. Enjoy live music, nosh on themed foods, and build with Legos, of course. Special 3D glasses are provided to transform the fireworks into falling bricks.

Taste of the Hudson Valley Food Truck Festival and Fireworks – Newburgh

Thursday, July 4, 2024
Toast the nation with a feast as the Hudson Valley's best food trucks assemble in downtown Newburgh. Following a day of good eats, a fireworks extravaganza takes flight after dark. Admission is FREE, but you'll pay for food.

4th of July Celebration – Cornwall

Thursday, July 4, 2024
Things get kicked off early with a breakfast at the Highland Engine Co., and the celebration continues all day long with a parade, pet show, children’s art show, games, clowns, inflatables, and food and craft vendors—not to mention music, raffles, family trivia, and even a pie-eating contest! The festivities conclude with a stunning fireworks show, one of the area’s best-known and attended. As such, parking can be extremely difficult, so give yourself extra time. FREE

Independence Day Food, Fire, and Fun Festival – Washingtonville

Friday, July 5, 2024
Enjoy live music, fun for kids, food, craft vendors, and, of course, fireworks! Admission is FREE. Bring your blankets or lawn chairs and enjoy the festivities.

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Independence Day Celebration – West Point

Saturday, July 6, 2024
Bring chairs or a blanket and listen to a free concert at Trophy Point from the United States Military Academy's West Point Band. An impressive fireworks display over the banks of the Hudson River follows. Rain date: Sunday, July 7, 2024. FREE

Celebrate American Fireworks on Greenwood Lake – Greenwood Lake

Saturday, July 6, 2024
Fireworks begin at dusk in Thomas P. Morahan Waterfront Park. Bring a blanket or a chair and take note: Beach access is restricted to town residents.

4th of July Fireworks Shows in Rockland County

Concert and Fireworks – West Nyack

Thursday, June 27, 2024
Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and enjoy a rock 'n' roll concert on the lawn followed by fireworks. Children's activities start at 6:30pm. FREE

Rockland Boulders 4th of July Celebration – Pomona

Wednesday, July 3, Thursday, July 4, and Saturday, July 6, 2024
Celebrate America’s birthday with America’s pastime, for way less than you'd pay for a Major League game. There is a special 4th of July fireworks show after each game.

Fireworks in Memorial Park – Nyack

Thursday, July 4, 2024
Nyack's annual Independence Day celebration features fireworks over the Hudson River. Head to Memorial Park to catch the best view of these sparklers.

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Summer Concert and Fireworks – East Fishkill

Friday, July 5, 2024
This popular summer concert series gets a glittering finale on July 5, with a spectacular fireworks display. Rain date: Sunday, July 7. FREE

Walkway Over the Hudson 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular – Poughkeepsie

Thursday, July 4, 2024
East and West approaches open
Watch a fireworks display like you’ve likely never seen before: in the middle of the Hudson River! You’ll have to pay for a spot on the Walkway Over the Hudson for this one, but kids 12 and under are FREE.

Hudson Valley Renegades – Wappingers Falls

Thursday, July 4-Saturday, July 6, 2024
Root, root, root for the home team as the Hudson Valley Renegades take on the Brooklyn Cyclones. Cap off the evening with a fireworks display after each game.

This post was originally published in 2015 and has been updated for 2023

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