10 Ways To See 4th of July Fireworks in the Lower Hudson Valley

Join the Town of Clarkstown for the annual Independence Day Fireworks. Photo courtesy of the Town of Clarkson
Join the Town of Clarkstown for the annual Independence Day Fireworks. Photo courtesy of the Town of Clarkson

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 in the Lower Hudson Valley. Since many of the 2022 celebrations also include live music, ball games, clowns, and even a carnival, these festivities are definitely worth the drive if you're coming from Westchester.

Looking for other great things to do with your kids this season? Check out our Summer Activity Guide for Westchester Kids and be sure to bookmark our Events Calendar, which is constantly being updated.

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Community Day – Newburgh

Friday, July 1
Get a jump start on the holiday weekend with this evening gathering at the Cronomer and Algonquin parks. There will be food, craft vendors, and live music. The event will be capped off with a fireworks display. Admission is FREE. 

4th of July fireworks West Point
See the West Point Band perform ahead of a sparkly 4th of July fireworks display.

Independence Day Celebration – West Point

Saturday, July 2
Bring chairs or a blanket and listen to a FREE concert at Trophy Point from some of our most patriotic young adults: the United States Military Academy West Point Band. An impressive fireworks display over the banks of the Hudson River will follow. Rain date is July 3.

Great American Weekend – Goshen

Saturday, July 2 and Sunday, July 3
An annual destination for my family, Great American Weekend hosts a dizzying number of handmade, high-quality craft and food vendors. With live music and performances, a carnival, Mad Science demonstrations and more, there is something for everyone. Pro tip: paths are narrow, uneven and extremely crowded, so it’s best to leave the stroller home if possible. If not, stick with a lightweight umbrella stroller for easier maneuvering. There is a giant tent with plenty of seating if the sun starts to take a toll. Admission is FREE.

Fireworks – Greenwood Lake

Saturday, July 2
Fireworks begin at dusk in Thomas P. Morahan Waterfront Park. Admission is FREE.  

4th of July Celebration – Cornwall

Monday, July 4
Things get kicked off early with a breakfast at the Highland Engine Co., and the celebrating continues all day long with a parade, pet show, children’s art show, games, clowns, inflatables, 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 admission. 

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Rockland Boulders 4th of July Weekend – Pomona

Sunday, July 3 through Monday, July 4
Celebrate America’s birthday with America’s pastime, for way less than you'd pay for a major league game. There will be fireworks, giveaways, live music and a hot dog eating contest. Kids can also let loose on the enormous playground in the center of the park.

Concert and Fireworks – Nyack

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

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Hudson Valley Renegades – Wappingers Falls

Friday, July 1 through Sunday, July 3
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 the game.

Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular – Poughkeepsie

Monday, July 4
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 for this one but kids 10 and under are free.


Celebrate Independence with Boscobel and the Greater Newburgh Symphony. Photo courtesy of Boscobel House and Gardens

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Celebrate Independence at Boscobel – Garrison

Saturday, July 2
Bring a chair or a picnic and enjoy a performance by the Greater Newburgh Symphony followed by West Point's fireworks show over the Hudson River.

Originally posted in 2015 and updated for 2022. 

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