Over 28 Adirondack Independence (July 4) Fireworks, Parades, and Celebrations!

Where are you going to watch Adirondack Independence Day (Fourth of July) fireworks? 

There are over 25 different locations around the Adirondacks and beyond pulling out all the stops to help celebrate Independence Day. (The Fourth of July) in the United States isn't just about the family barbecues as families gather to celebrate the declaration of independence from Great Britain in 1776.  
Many towns around the Adirondacks have full day celebrations with face painting, live music and even barbeques. Some towns have live music preceding the firework display while others have parades to show their pride in the ol' "red, white, and blue."


Rouses Point 57th July 4th Celebration 
June 30
Rouses Point June 30- July 2: Carnival rides, libation tent, food and games, live music with Glass Onion and fireworks at dusk

Minerva: June 30-July 2  Minerva Day: Bicentennial celebration 
Ticonderoga: June 30- Jul 4: Best Fourth in the North 5 days of carnival rides, live music, games, races, Moncalm Mile Fort Ticonderoga events and more

July 1
Indian Lake: July 1: 6 pm festival, 7 pm parade followed by fireworks
Minerva: July 1: fireworks from The Point at dusk  Minerva Day 
Corinth: July 1: 9 am - 9 pm: Festival, food, live music and fireworks at dusk
Northville: July 1: Northville Doins' noon - 9 pm rides, vendors, music and food at Waterfront Park, 1 pm July 4th parade, Fireworks Northville's Waterfront Park at 9 pm 
Lake George: July 1: 9:30 pm fireworks at Shepard's Park. (Also fireworks every Thursday July 13-August 24) 
Speculator: July 1: 5pm Carnival with amusement park rides, food trailer, 9:30 pm fireworks on the public beach 
Westport: July 1parade at 5 pm (meet at the Essex County Fairgrounds, Fireman’s Annual Pig Roast at Ballard Park and fireworks at 9:30 p.m. in Lee Park on the lake. 
July 2
Adirondack Family Time
Tai-Lakes (Lake Placid, Saranac Lake,
Tupper Lake) and High Peaks
300 four-season activities:
easy hikes, swimming holes,
trivia, maps and more
North Creek: July 2: 5-10 pm music and food followed by fireworks at the Ski Bowl
Hague: July 2: 6 pm Calamity Rock Concert, fireworks at 9 pm
Piseco: July 2: fireworks from Sandy Cove, 9:30 pm
Rouses Point: July 2: fireworks over Lake Champlain at dusk

July 3
Glens Falls: July 3: 7:30 pm Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra at Crandall Park, Fireworks at dusk
Northville:  fireworks Over Great Sacandaga (near Sport Island Pub and Restaurant)
Tupper Lake: fireworks at dusk (9 pm) at the Municipal Park. Community-wide garage sale July 3-5. 
Willsboro/Essex: July 3: fireworks at dusk from the soccer field in Willsboro (alternates between Essex and Willsboro each year) 

July 4
Bolton Landing: July 4: all day festivities include, children activities, face painting, food vendors, games, live music, fireworks at Roger's Memorial Park at 7 p.m. 
Brant Lake: July 4: fireworks Mill Pond 8:30 pm 
Inlet: July 4: 1 pm Pingpong ball drop, 7:30 live music at Arrowhead Park, fireworks over Fourth Lake at dusk
Jay, NY July 4:  parade at noon  and fireworks at 9 pm 
Lake PlacidJuly 4:  5 pm parade followed by Cajun Creole Night live music with BeauSoleil (part of the Songs of Mirror Lake Series) at Mid's Park and fireworks at dusk 
Long Lake: July 4:10 am July 4th Games, 2 pm Long Lake Bed Races, 4 pm Penelope the Clown, 6 pm Grit and Grace perform at Town Beach, fireworks 9:30 p.m. at Long Lake town Beach
Keene Valley: July 4 fireworks at the Ausable Club Golf Course lawn
Northville: July 4: fireworks Over Great Sacandaga (near Lanzi's On the Lake)
Plattsburgh 4th of July
Old Forge: July 4: 9 am - 6 pm Forge Festival of Arts and Crafts at Adirondack Bank parking lot, free band concert at 7 pm, lakefront fireworks at dusk over Old Forge Pond.  
Plattsburgh: July 4: City-wide Garage Sale 11 am relay, 1 pm parade, live music all day, 9 pm fireworks
 Raquette Lake: July 4: BBQ and live music at the Village Green, fireworks at dusk (9:30 p.m)
 St. Regis Falls: July 4: 11 am parade, St Regis Falls Volunteer Fire Department Fireman Field Day BBQ: Dusk: Fireworks over St Regis
 Saranac Lake: July 4, 10 am Kiddie Parade to Riverside Park, 7 pm outdoor concert. Fireworks: 9:30 pm over Lake Flower
Schroon Lake: July 4: All Day festivities: bounce-around activities, rock climbing wall, food tent, live music and annual parade, fireworks at dusk 
Ticonderoga: July 4 fireworks at dusk (9:45 pm) at Bicentennial Park
Willsboro/Essex: July 4: Parade at 11 am

July 8
Chester and North Warren Summer Fest: 2 pm music, food, kids activities, entertainment and fireworks (dusk) 


June 30-July 2
Rouses Point's 57th Annual July 4 Celebration: 
Carnival rides, libation tent, food and games, live music with Glass Onion and fireworks at dusk

June 30--July 4
Ticonderoga’s “Best 4th in the North” starts July 1and culminates on July 4 with packed schedule of events from amusement/carnival rides to live music. 

July 4th
Saranac Lake invites all children to participate in its annual FREE Kiddie Parade. Children can dress up and meet for a 9:45 am line-up behind St. Bernard’s School. The Kiddie Parade ends at Riverside Park, right next to the Farmers' market. The evening includes fireworks over Lake Flower at dusk. 

Lake Placid hosts a 5 pm parade followed by Cajun Creole Night live music with BeauSoleil (part of the Songs of Mirror Lake Series) at Mid's Park and fireworks at dusk. Stick around the weekend and enjoy the I Love BBQ Festival at the Olympic Oval July 7-9. 2017
Long Lake brings in Independence Day starting at 10 am with classic competitive games for kids, such as egg toss and a three-legged race at the Long Lake ballfield. The competition moves to teams at the Long Lake Town Bridge for a 2 pm start of the annual “bridge to beach” bed races with a BBQ and Penelope the Clown at 4 pm. Live music starts with a 6 pm concert with Grit and Grace and dancing while waiting for the fireworks at dusk.



Inlet will celebrate its 40th annual pingpong ball drop at 10 am on July 4 . A seaplane flies over the Fern Park ball field dropping ping-pong balls for children 12 and under to collect. Children are allowed to trade up to three balls for prizes at the nearby pavilion. Later on Jamie Notarthomas will play at Arrowhead Lakefront starting at 7:30 pm until the grand finale of fireworks. 

Firemen Field Days and Fireworks take over towns such as the St. Regis Fire Department's Field Day, Parade, and fireworks and Ticonderoga's Firemen Competition
Wherever you are, give yourself plenty of time to choose the perfect spot to view the fireworks. Below is a list of firework shows and special "July 4th" weekend events around the Adirondacks. Some are before, during and after the 4th so you can keep celebrating long after the actual holiday. Have a safe and happy Independence Day.  Enjoy!

 © Diane Chase is the author of the Adirondack Family Activities™ guidebook series, Adirondack Family Time™, which is available online or bookstores/museums/sporting good stores. Diane is currently working on the third guidebook in the four-book series of Adirondack Family Activities™.

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