Capital Region

Where to find fireworks in Capital Region

The Jumpin' Jack's show is postponed, but fireworks will still abound
Fireworks at Jumpin' Jack's in Scotia in 2014.
Fireworks at Jumpin' Jack's in Scotia in 2014.

Capital Region fireworks aficionados will have options on both sides of the Mohawk this Fourth of July.

Jumpin’ Jack’s, one of the largest shows in the area, was set for a Friday show, but it has been postponed due to thunderstorms in the forecast.

When it happens, the event will include a performance by the U.S. Water Ski Show Team beginning at 7 p.m. on the Mohawk River, followed by a performance by the Bluz House Rockers at 8 p.m. in Freedom Park, located across the street from Jumpin’ Jack’s. Fireworks will commence at dusk.

According to Jumpin’ Jack’s owner, Mark Lansing, Jumpin’ Jack’s was asked by the village of Scotia to help celebrate the bicentennial in 1976 by hosting a fireworks show.

Lansing, the owner of Jump-in’ Jacks since that same year, decided to keep the fireworks going after the bicentennial. Lansing said that he is expecting between 20,000 and 30,000 people to attend this year’s event.

This year will also bring a new fireworks show to Schenectady. On July 3 and 4, the Rivers Casino & Resort in Schenectady will set off fireworks behind the casino, on the Mohawk River, at approximately 9:15 p.m. both nights.

In addition to fireworks, the casino will continue its On the Patio music series with performances from noon to 3 p.m. and 4 to 8 p.m. on July 4th.

As Rivers just opened in February, this year will be the start of what the casino hopes will be an annual show.

Here’s a list of other fireworks shows in the Capital Region and the Adirondacks. All shows start at dusk:

June 29

  • Granville Veterans Memorial Park, Granville.

July 1

  • Amsterdam Mohawks post-game fireworks, Shuttle-worth Park, Amsterdam.
  • Greenwich Elk’s Club, 130 Bulson Road, Greenwich.
  • Speculator Pavilion and Ball Field, Speculator.
  • Waterford Harbor Visitors Center following Steamboat Meet, Waterford.
  • Corinth Independence Day Celebration, fireworks off the Irving H. Densmore Memorial Bridge, Corinth.
  • Byron Park, Indian Lake.
  • Minerva Fireworks Celebration, Minerva Beach.
  • Independence Day Celebration Fireworks and Dance Party, Westport Marina, Westport.
  • Waterfront Park, Northville.
  • Shepard Park, Lake George.

July 2

  • The Great Escape, Queens-bury (fireworks nightly from July 2-4 as part of Fourth of July Fest).
  • Town Park, Hague North Creek Ski Bowl, North Creek.

July 3

  • Amsterdam Mohawks Post-game fireworks, Shuttle-worth Park, Amsterdam.
  • Wiles Park, Fort Plain.
  • Tupper Lake Municipal Park, Tupper Lake.
  • Brown’s Beach, Saratoga Lake.
  • Water’s Edge, Saratoga Lake.
  • Crandall Park, Glens Falls.
  • Paine Soccer Field, Willsboro.
  • Rivers Casino & Resort, Schenectady (on both July 3 and 4).
  • Mabee Farm Historic Site, Rotterdam Junction.

July 4

  • Empire State Plaza Convention Center, Albany.
  • Rogers Memorial Park, Bolton Landing.
  • Clifton Common, Clifton Park.
  • Joseph L. Bruno Stadium following Valley Cats vs. Cyclones, Troy.
  • Congress Park, Saratoga Springs.
  • Gala Fireworks Display, Schroon Lake.
  • Bicentennial Park, Ticonderoga.
  • Old Forge Pond, Old Forge.
  • Arrowhead Park, Inlet. 
  • Mirror Lake, Lake Placid.
  • Fireworks aboard the Minni-ha-ha, Lake George.
  • Fireworks aboard the Luc du Saint Sacrement, Lake George.
  • Fireworks aboard the Mohican, Lake George.
  • Long Lake Town Beach, Long Lake.
  • Lake Flower, Saranac Lake.
  • Raquette Lake Village Green, Raquette Lake.
  • Fireworks aboard the WW Durant, Raquette Lake.
  • Firemen’s Carnival Grounds, Salem.
  • Mill Pond, Brant Lake.
  • Windham Mountain, Windham.

July 8

  • Village of Fonda Recreation Department, Fonda.
  • Gavin Park, Wilton.

July 13

  • Joseph L. Bruno Stadium after Valley Cats vs. Spikes game, Troy

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