Your Guide to the Fourth of July | Celebrate in the Southern Tier
The Fourth of July is closer than it seems and if you haven't figured out yet where you'll celebrate Independence Day, we've got some suggestions. As a matter of fact, we've gathered events from all over the Southern Tier and Central New York to give you the best and broadest options for fireworks and fun!
The Ithaca Rotary Community Fireworks will be held on Tuesday, July 3rd at Stewart Park. The Fireworks will launch off the Newman Municipal Golf Course and you’ll also be able to see them across the lake at Cass Park. At Stewart Park, there will be food and beverage vendors, music, and more in the early evening hours. Fireworks will begin at dark. This event is free and open to the public.
Cooperstown will celebrate the 4th of July on Saturday, June 30th with a big fireworks display which will be launched from Ferry Springs Park on the East side of Otsego Lake. Don’t miss the show at Lakefront Park at the end of Pioneer Street on Otsego Lake.
Springield is proud to present their 104th Annual Springfield 4th of July Parade, themed "It's a Grand Old Flag" on Wednesday, July 4th. The day will start at 11:00 a.m. in Springfield Center. Follow the parade to the Springfield Community Center for live music, a Brooks' chicken barbecue, 4th of July Quilt Show, historical displays, games and activities for the whole family. And then, head over to Glimmerglass State Park beach for an evening concert at 7:30 p.m. followed by a fireworks display.
The City of Hornell will host a parade on Main Street on Wednesday, July 4th starting at 12 p.m. Festivities will follow at Veterans Memorial Park on James Street. If you’re planning to attend the parade, there have been some changes due to construction. Line up will be at 11:30 a.m. at the former Hot Dog Palace, The parade will proceed south down Seneca St, ending at the Burger King parking lot. At Veterans Memorial Park, you can expect vendors all day, a car show, bounce house and more. The pool will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. And fireworks will end the night around 10 p.m.
The Binghamton Rumble Ponies are excited for their game against the Sea Wolves on Wednesday, July 4th. Following the game, there will be a Big Bang Boom patriotic-themed fireworks display. If you show up to the game early and bring your glove with you, you can enjoy pre-game catch on the field from 5:40 p.m. to 6:10 p.m.
Candor will celebrate the 4th of July from Sunday, June 24th through Sunday, July 8th. On Wednesday, July 4th there will be a “Summer Past Times” themed parade at 10 a.m. The parade will be followed by a Chicken BBQ at 11 a.m. and a carnival, also at 11 a.m. Fireworks will close out the evening at dusk. See the rest of the planned events here.
The 4th of July will be celebrated in Thompson, PA on Saturday, July 7th at the Thompson Hose Company, 53 Water Street in Thompson. There will be a parade at 11:30 a.m., chicken BBQ at 11 a.m., from 12 p.m. To 10 p.m. There will be music, beer, and clam tends. Also expect crafters, games, Bingo at 2 p.m. And fireworks at 10 p.m.
The 104th Annual Springfield 4th of July Parade, themed "It's a Grand Old Flag," will begin at 11 a.m. in Springfield Center on Wednesday, July 4th. Follow the parade to the Springfield Community Center for live music, Brooks' chicken barbecue, 4th of July Quilt Show, historical displays, games, and activities for the whole family. If you arrive early enough, you can enjoy free parking at the Community Center on route 29A. Then, make plans to head to Glimmerglass State Park beach for a 7:30 p.m. concert followed by fireworks.
Highland Park in Endwell is doing it up big for the 4th of July again this year with their annual 4th of July Extravaganza on Wednesday, July 4th. There will be a day of fun, shopping, and activities for the entire family at the park, located at 801 Hooper Road in Endwell and then a fireworks display at 9:29 p.m.
Don't miss the 4th of July fireworks on Wednesday, July 4th. The fireworks will be launched at dark and you'll be able to see them from the River Walk and Front Street.
As of the time this was published, Norwich reported that they were planning to have fireworks on Wednesday, July 4th, but that they weren't sure where the fireworks would be held. If you live in the area and want to know what's going on, feel free to call the town office at 607-334-1230.
A fireworks display will be held at dusk at Paddleford Park on Wednesday, July 4th. Before the fireworks, there will be an array of food, entertainment, and family fun.
Montrose is known for its 4th of July celebration and this year won't be different. The Montrose Area of Commerce is sponsoring the annual firework show which will take place on Wednesday, July 4th at Montrose High School starting at dusk. See what else Montrose has planned here.
July 2nd Update- WBNG reports that due to the recent extreme heat, the Stars and Stripes 5k has been moved to July 8th when the race will be held in the same place and at the same time as originally scheduled.
The Vestal Coal House will host the 3rd Annual Stars and Stripes 5K on Sunday, July 1st at 10 a.m. Wear your most patriotic costume for the chance to win prizes. The cost to run is $5 for adults and there will be a free kid's run, also with prizes for patriotic costumes. Learn more here.
The Broome County Sheriff's Office, Broome County STOP DWI Program, and Johnson City Police Department will all be participating in a July 4th Weekend DWI Crackdown and they encourage all drivers to practice safe driving.
The Binghamton German Club at 218 Loughlin Road in Binghamton will host a 4th of July breakfast buffet on Wednesday, July 4th from 8 a.m. to sold out. There will also be dancing from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m and a cash bar.
The Big Bang Cow Horse Extravaganza will be held July 4th through 8th at the Chemung County Fairgrounds in Horseheads. Learn more about the event here.
On Wednesday, July 4th, grab your lawn chair or blanket and head out to Hickories Park in Owego. At 7:30 p.m., The Kirby Band will perform and then there will be a fireworks display after the concert at 9:30 p.m.
On Wednesday, July 4th Farm Sanctuary will host a Summer Pignic in Watkins Glen where the animal lovers can enjoy a festive plant-based picnic, and meet rescued farm animals.
The Farmers’ Museum will celebrate the 4th of July with the sights and sounds of the mid-1800s. There will be muskets blasts, a reading of the Declaration of Independence, traditional music, food, and more. The Independence Day Celebration is included with regular paid admission. $12 adults, $10.50 seniors, $6 juniors (7-12), and children 6 and younger and members are free.
A 4th of July Celebration will be held at the Chenango County Fairgrounds on Wednesday, July 4th. Gates open at 3:30 p.m. Admission is $7 at the gate with kids 12 and younger free. There will be musical entertainment, vendors, arts and crafts and more. A fireworks show will end the night at dusk.