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Hudson Valley & the Catskills 4th of July Festivals (2023)

Fireworks, hot dogs, family fun, and even baseball games await you in Upstate New York this 4th of July. We might be biased but this is one of our favorite holidays to spend in Hudson Valley and the Catskills. 

While there are plenty of 4th of July activities happening throughout the region, we have our favorites. If you’ll be in Hudson Valley or the Catskills this 4th of July, you won’t want to miss out on enjoying one of these events. 

Fireworks at the Walkway Over the Hudson

Poughkeepsie, NY

Get as close to the fireworks as you can when you watch them from the world’s longest elevated pedestrian bridge. From here, you’ll be able to watch the sky light up over the city of Poughkeepsie as you ooh and ahh at the lights bursting above your head.

This event has limited space and sells out every year so be sure to purchase a ticket in advance if you want to join in on the fun at the Walkway Over the Hudson. Tickets are $25 per adult. Children under 12 enter free but still must reserve their spot.

The walkway will be open to ticket holders starting at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 9 p.m. There will ll be concessions to purchase food and drinks but attendees are also welcome to bring their own small cooler.

July 4th Fireworks & Parade

Saugerties, NY

Spend all day enjoying the 4th of July fun in Saugerties. This quaint town on the edge of the Catskills has all the small town charm you might be craving in a celebration of America’s independence. 

Saugerties will start off its celebration with a parade through downtown at 11 a.m. It’s free for anyone and everyone to join in. Later that day, the Saugerties Stallions, the local collegiate baseball team, will face off against local rivals, the Mohawk Valley Hawks at 6:15 p.m. After the game, the town will kick off their free fireworks show around 10 p.m. 

You’ll be hard pressed to have a better 4th of July in the heart of America than the all day festivities in Saugerties. 

Fourth of July Celebrations

Narrowsburgh, NY

Narrowsburgh kicks off their 4th of July celebrations early this year, with fireworks on Main Street going off Sunday, July 2 at dusk. The fireworks show is open to the public so all who are there for the long weekend are invited to enjoy.

The celebrations continue on July 4th kicking off at 3 p.m. with the Fireman’s Parade through downtown. After the parade, head over to Fireman’s Field from 3:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for a family-friendly celebration. You can expect to enjoy live music, carnival activities & games, food & drink, inflatable slides, and a lot of different vendors. 

If you’re in Narrowsburgh for the 4th of July, this is certain to be a big day of fun for kiddos and adults alike. 

Fire Department Field Days

Margaretville, NY

If a long weekend in Narrowsburgh isn’t enough patriotism for you, the Annual Field Days in Margaretville are just what you need. Starting Thursday, June 29 and ending on Tuesday, July 4, you can pay homage to the good ol’ US of A again and again. 

Fireworks aren’t just one night either but 2, bursting in the sky on Saturday, July 1 and the 4th of July at 9:30 p.m. 

Hosted by the local fire department, this event is free to anyone who wants to join but you will need to pay to play or ride the carnival rides. You can expect rides, food, beer, games, live music, and of course, spectacular firework shows.

Good Old Fashioned Celebration

Windham, NY

The town of Windham is ready for a Good Old Fashioned Celebration rain or shine. They’ll kick off their celebration in the evening at 7 p.m. with a parade. At the end of the parade, you’ll be rewarded with a fireworks show visible from even Windham Mountain if you don’t want to make the trip into town.

The parade will start at Route 296 and run through Main Street. 

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