Local fireworks, parades for the 4th of July

Check out a list of local fireworks displays and parades for the 4th of July holiday!

Posted: Jun 29, 2018 5:06 PM
Updated: Jul 2, 2018 2:34 PM

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There will be fireworks at 9 p.m. at Erwin Park in Boonville, located at 13139 State Rt. 12.

Richfield Springs
Fireworks will be at 9:50 p.m. over Canadarago Lake in Richfield Springs.

Fort Plain
“The 4th on the 3rd Celebration” will be all day Tuesday at Wiles Park in Fort Plain. The day kicks off with a fishing derby and the full schedule of events includes music and entertainment, a chicken BBQ, a bounce house and more.

Fireworks will be at 9:45 p.m., followed by a community bonfire at 10 p.m. For a full schedule of events, click here.


The parade will step off at 7 p.m., followed by fireworks at dusk.

The Town of Springfield will host fireworks at Glimmerglass State Park in Cooperstown, located at 1527 County Highway 31. There will be music by local classic rock band Scattered Flurries at 7:30 p.m. on the beach, and then fireworks will start at dark, sometime between 9-9:30 p.m.

Old Forge
The Fourth of July celebration in Old Forge begins at 7:30 p.m., at the Lakefront with a free concert performance of the Floyd Community Instrumental Ensemble. Fireworks will follow over the Old Forge Pond.

Independence Day the 18th Century Way will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Fort Stanwix National Monument, located at 100 N. James St. Begin the day with the annual Rotary ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Revolutionary War Soldiers. The celebration continues throughout the day with cannon and musket salutes, Declaration of Independence readings at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., and many more hands-on opportunities.

Springfield Center
The 104th Annual Springfield Fourth of July Parade, themed “It’s a Grand Old Flag” begins at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 4, in Springfield Center. Follow the parade to the Springfield Community Center on state Route 29A for live music, Brooks’ chicken barbecue, Fourth of July Quilt Show, historical displays, games and activities for the whole family. Arrive early for free parking at the Community Center on state Route 29A. Then head to Cooperstown at Glimmerglass State Park beach for an evening concert at 7:30 p.m. featuring local rock band, “Scattered Flurries” followed by a display of fireworks.

Utica’s annual Independence Day Parade kicks off at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 4, in front of St. Elizabeth Medical Center on Genesee Street. The parade will travel north on Genesee Street to the Memorial Parkway, turn right onto the Memorial Parkway and end at Oneida Street. Later in the day is the annual Party in the Park, from 6 to 10 p.m. at F.T. Proctor Park on Culver Avenue. Enjoy food vendors, beverages including soda, beer and wine, rides, entertainment by Soul Injection and, of course, a spectacular fireworks show at dusk.

Vernon Downs Casino Hotel will have live racing with post time at 6:10 p.m., with fireworks following the races.

A parade will begin at 12 p.m., heading down Main Street to Neahwa Park. 

The Hometown 4th of July celebration will begin at 1 p.m. in Neahwa Park, featuring a battle of the bands, live music, free baseball game with the Oneonta Outlaws, arts & crafts, fireworks at 9:30 p.m., followed by after party on the main stage. 

There will be live music by Jamie Notarthomas at 7:30 p.m. at Arrowhead Park, located 160 Route 28 in Inlet. That wil be followed by fireworks over Fourth Lake starting at dusk.


Sylvan Beach
Fireworks will go off at dusk over the lake at Sylvan Beach.

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