Decorate your bike, and you just might win an award at the the Highland Falls Fourth of July Parade. Photo courtesy of Highland Falls Fourth of July Committee
Decorate your bike, and you just might win an award at the the Highland Falls Fourth of July Parade. Photo courtesy of Highland Falls Fourth of July Committee

4th of July Weekend for Westchester Kids: Fireworks, Festivals, and More Fun Things to Do

This 4th of July, the fun blasts off mid-week and keeps skyrocketing straight through the weekend. We’ve compiled a list of kid-friendly Independence Day celebrations in Westchester and the Hudson Valley that feature firework displays Tuesday through Saturday, so you can celebrate the holiday with a real bang! 

Among these is the weekend-long Highland Falls 4th of July Festivities, whose highlights include bed races (yes, you read that right). For other seasonal thrills, hit the rides and games at the annual Fireman's Carnival, or seize the chance to actually cheer “Ride ‘em cowboy!” at the Orange County Rodeo Festival. Or upcycle those quizzes and other school work into paper airplanes at the Hooray, School Is Over Party!

Read on for more ideas for July 4-7, and stay with us for daily fun all summer long! Though our top picks this weekend happen to fall predominantly in the Hudson Valley, there are many Westchester events to choose from on our Event CalendarSign up for our newsletters to get recommendations delivered to your inbox, and follow us on Facebook!


Orange County Fairgrounds
239 Wisner Avenue
Middletown, NY 10940

Harbor Island Park
123 Mamaroneck Avenue Boston Post Rd and Mamaroneck Avenue
Mamaroneck, NY 10543

Multiple Locations
Highland Falls, NY 10928

Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts
149 Girdle Ridge Road
Katonah, NY 10536

Liberty
Main Street
Liberty, NY 12754

Vincent Clark Park
Main Street and Beach Road
Stony Point , NY 10980

Hudson River Museum
511 Warburton Avenue
Yonkers, NY 10701

Trophy Point Amphitheater
117 Washington Road
West Point, NY 10996

Greenburgh Public Library
300 Tarrytown Road
Elmsford, NY 10523

Historic Huguenot Street
81 Huguenot Street
New Paltz, NY 12561

Upper Landing Park
83 N. Water Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Storm King Art Center
1 Museum Road
New Windsor, NY 12553

Howland Cultural Center
477 Main Street
Beacon, NY 12508

State Fair Meadowlands
1 MetLife Stadium Dr.
East Rutherford, NJ 07073

Bryant Park
6th Avenue and 42nd St
New York, NY