people watching firework display at 4th of july events near Saratoga Springs, NY

4th of July is a time for celebration of our country’s independence and freedom. People gather around from all parts of the country to spend time with family and friends for parties, barbecues, parades, firework celebrations, and more! With the world opening back up, there are plenty of local events to choose from. To help you plan your holiday weekend, we’ve gathered just a few of the 4th of July events near Saratoga Springs, NY!

Brown’s Beach Firework Display

  • Brown’s Beach | 511 NY-9P, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 

  • Saturday July 3rd, 2021 

  • Fireworks will begin at dark (around 9:15pm-9:30pm). 

  • Parking is extremely limited. Carpooling and ride sharing is encouraged. 

  • For more information: Go to https://www.facebook.com/StillwaterNY/ or call the Town of Stillwater at (518) 664-6148 

NYS 4th of July Celebration at Empire Plaza 

  • Empire State Plaza | 100 S Mall Arterial, Albany, NY 12242

  • Sunday July 4th, 2021 

  • 6:00pm-10:00pm

  • Free parking will be available starting at 5:30pm in the Visitor and “P” lots, grand Street Lot, and Elk Street Lot. 

  • Price Chopper and Market 32 present the 45th annual Independence Day celebration at the Empire State Plaza! 

  • Featuring live music, food and beverage vendors, and spectacular fireworks show. 

  • For more information: Go to Albany’s Event Page 

Albany-Saratoga Speedway Massive Fireworks Display 

  • Albany-Saratoga Speedway | 2671 U.S. 9, Ballston Spa, NY 12020

  • Friday July 2nd, 2021 

  • Gates open at 5:00pm. Races start at 7:00pm. Massive fireworks display following the races. 

  • For more information: Albany-Saratoga Speedway

Independence Day Weekend at the Great Escape  

  • Great Escape | 1172 U.S. 9, Queensbury, NY 12804

  • Saturday, July 3rd & Sunday, July 4th 

  • Spend the holiday weekend celebrating our freedom with family fun at the Great Escape. Enjoy rollercoasters, water rides, entertainment, and tons of delicious food! 

  • To make a reservation: Reserve your Visit

Independence Day Celebration at Fort Ticonderoga 

  • Fort Ticonderoga |102 Fort Ti Rd, Ticonderoga, NY 12883

  • Saturday, July 3rd, 2021 – Monday July 5th, 2021  

  • Enjoy Independence Day weekend with a trip to Fort Ticonderoga. Meet the soldiers of the Northern Continental Army and their labor for liberty at Ticonderoga in 1776. Watch as the soldiers work to prepare themselves and their cannons for the invasion by the British Army on Lake Champlain. 

Clifton Commons 4th of July Parade  

  • The route will begin on Route 146 in front of the Shenendehowa campus and will end at Clifton Commons. 

  • Sunday July 4th, 2021

  • Parade begins at 12:00pm.

  • Enjoy small-town 4th of July parade celebration!  

Bites Camera Action Movie Series | Independence Day  

  • Movie will be played on the lawn at the H. Carl McCall State University of New York Administration Building, the iconic former D&H Railroad Headquarters building at 353 Broadway in downtown Albany. 

  • Friday July 2nd, 2021 

  • Seating will open at 7:30pm and movie will begin at approximately 8:30pm. 

  • Free Admission

  • For more information: Bites Camera Action Movie Series

Annual 4th of July Celebration at Long Lake

  • Long Lake Town Beach | Main Street Long Lake, NY 12847

  • Sunday, July 4, 2021  

  • 10:00am – Games for all ages!

    6:00pm– live music by grit and Grace.

    9:30/9:45pm– Firework display!

  • Free Admission 

  • For more information: Call 518-624-3077 or visit www.mylonglake.com. 

Dutch Apple Cruises & Tours 4th of July Fireworks Cruise 

  • Dutch Apple Cruises & Tours | 141 Broadway Albany, NY 12202

  • Sunday, July 4th , 2021

  • 7:30pm to 10:30pm | Cruise boards at 7:00pm, Departs at 7:30pm, Returns at 10:30pm 

  • $49.99 per passenger 

  • Celebrate Independence Day with a scenic boat cruise of the Hudson River! Live music and view of the Fireworks show over the Empire State Plaza! Food catered by DeMarco’s Restaurant. Full bar will be available with beverages for purchase (cash & credit accepted). 

  • For more information: 4th of July Fireworks Cruise

4th of July at Ledge Rock Hill Winery & Vineyard 

  • Ledge Rock Hill Winery | 41 Stewart Dam Road Corinth, NY 12822

  • Thursday July 1st  2-6pm 

    Friday July 2nd 12-6pm 

    Saturday July 3rd 12-6pm 

    Sunday July 4th 12-5pm 

    Monday July 5th 12-5pm 

  • $49.99 per passenger 

  • Celebrate the holiday weekend with some wine tasting! 

    • Wine tasting guided by a knowledgeable wine-tasting associate 
    • Tasting of five wines of choice per person 
    • One souvenir Ledge Rock Hill Winery logo wine glass per person 
    • Optional curated food pairings available to accompany any tasting: Gourmet cheese, Italian meats, and Specialty Artisan chocolates available 
  • For more information: Ledge Rock Hill Winery

2021 Firecracker Race 

  • Saratoga Springs City Center | 522 Broadway Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 

  • Sunday, July 4th, 2021

  • Race begins at 9:00am

  • Register online here: Register!

Clifton Park Freedom Mile

  • Shenendehowa High School | 970 NY-146 Clifton Park, NY 12065

  • Sunday, July 4th , 2021  

  • 11:30am to 2:00pm

  • Registration opens at $20 with a family special

  • For more information or to Register: Register Now!

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