If you’re tired of catching distant firework shows that you quickly pull over to watch, plan ahead for a professional display. Choose from a number of Ulster and Dutchess county Independence Day festivities and firework displays.
June 27—Fireworks in Kingston.
The City of Kingston will host their annual fireworks at the usual Rondout location—at approximately 9:45 pm. At this point in time, all events and festivities are in the planning stages. However, more information will be available closer to event time by calling the Kingston Visitors’ Center, 845-331-7517.
July 1—Dutchess Stadium, home of the Hudson Valley Renegades.
Majestic display follows the annual “Baby Boomers” game that starts at 7:05pm. hvrenegades.com or 845-838-0094.
July 3—Beacon Fireworks Show at Beacon Memorial Park.
Spectacular sky-brightening display starts approximately 9:30pm. The park is located on Beacon’s Wilkes Street in the center of the city, serving as the community’s “Central Park.”
July 4—The Hudson Valley Philharmonic’s Melodic Fireworks.
Orchestra will perform at 7:30pm and synch up its 1812 Overture with a fireworks display at dusk. Dutchess Fairgrounds, 6550 Springbrook Ave., Rhinebeck. Carload admission is $40 at gate; $30 in advance. Walkup admissions $11 per person at gate and $7 per person in advance. Info/ directions at 845-876-4000; dutchessfair.com.
July 4—Concert and Fireworks.
The Peekskill Fire Department hosts a full night of fun activities and music with a blast of fireworks ending a most festive evening. Events from 6pm-9pm; fireworks at dusk. Riverfront Green Park, Route 9 and Hudson Avenue, Peekskill.
July 4—Independence Day Celebration at Waryas Park.
This event will include music from the Michael Dell Band. Celebration from 6-9pm followed by a fireboat water and laser show and fireworks display. 1 Main Street, Poughkeepsie.
July 4—Hopewell Junction Holiday Fun.
Come for the day and stay late for the free concert by Adam and The Newhearts at 7pm and fireworks following at 9:15pm. Plan the day to enjoy all the amenities in this 60-acre recreation area. From baseball/softball fields, tennis and basketball courts, and a roller hockey rink to a skateboard park, two concession stands, pavilions with picnic
tables, gazebo and picnic area, two playground “Water Misters,” and a walk/jog trail and fishing. East Fishkill Recreation Park, Routes 376 and 82, Hopewell Junction. Info 845-226-8395.
July 4—Parade and Fireworks.
The Saugerties Fourth of July Parade begins at 11am at Saugerties High School and ends at Cantine Field. Entertainment follows the parade and fireworks take off at dusk. Cantine Field is a great place to spend the day
awaiting the firework festivities.