Fourth of July events to attend in 2018

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Fireworks illuminate the Mohawk River as they explode overhead from a barge near the Rivers Casino and Resort July 3, 2017.
Fireworks illuminate the Mohawk River as they explode overhead from a barge near the Rivers Casino and Resort July 3, 2017.

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Editor’s note: This story was corrected at 11:43 a.m. on June 29, 2018. An earlier version included an incorrect date for the Fourth on the Third celebration in Fort Plain, Montgomery County.

Holiday fireworks shows in the Capital Region begin Friday with the show at Jumpin’ Jack’s Drive-in restaurant in Scotia. Other shows in the Capital Region and Adirondacks will be held in the following locations. 

Albany County: 

Wednesday — Empire State Plaza. Fireworks at 9:15 p.m.

Rensselaer County:

Saturday: Joseph L. Bruno Stadium, Troy: Fireworks following Tri-City ValleyCats baseball game. 

Wednesday: Joseph L. Bruno Stadium, Troy: Fireworks following Tri-City ValleyCats baseball game. 

Thursday: Joseph L. Bruno Stadium, Troy: Fireworks following Tri-City ValleyCats baseball game. 

Saratoga County

Tuesday – All-American Celebration, Saratoga Springs: The event will begin at noon and continue into Wednesday. There will be a Historic City Tour, a BBQ & Dessert Fest, the All-American Parade with Patriotic Pooches, Firecracker4 Road Race and other events. The observance will end with fireworks at 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

Tuesday — Saratoga Casino Hotel: Fireworks at 9:15 p.m. 

Wednesday – Celebration at Clifton Common, Clifton Park: A July Fourth parade will start at noon and will march from the Shenendehowa campus to Clifton Common, where there will be rides, games, vendors, live music and fireworks to conclude the night.

Saturday, July 7 — Corinth Independence Day Celebration: The event will begin at 9 a.m. with a 5k Run & Walk and will end at around 9:20 p.m. with fireworks near Corinth bridge.

Sunday, July 8 — Family Day Tallmadge Park, Mechanicville

Schenectady County

Friday — Jumpin’ Jacks Fireworks and Water Ski Show, Scotia: The event begins at 6 p.m., with the water ski show starting at 7 p.m. and ending at 9 p.m. with fireworks.

Tuesday — Independence Day Celebration, Mabee Farm Historic Site: Parking is limited. The event is rain or shine. Picnics are encouraged, with limited food and beverage available to purchase. Fireworks at dusk. 

Tuesday and Wednesday — The Rivers Casino & Resort Fourth of July celebration: The event will start at 7 p.m. with a performance by Vince Neil and Mullet in the casino’s Events Center on Tuesday. Tickets start at $35. Wednesday’s event will be a concert by Dark Desert Eagles in the Amphitheater (free admission) and will end with a fireworks display.

Friday, July 13 — Schenectady County Summer Night, Downtown Schenectady: The event begins at 5 p.m., featuring live performances, games, food and other attractions. The event will end with fireworks at around 9:45 p.m.

Fulton County

Tuesday — Spectacular Over the Lake, in Pine Lake Park, 129 Pine Lake Road, Pine Lake: Event starts at 6:30 p.m. There will be food and beverages for purchase, along with a live performance There is a $5 on premise parking fee, and fireworks will begin at around 9:30 p.m.

Wednesday — Wings-n-Wheels Celebration at Fulton County Airport, off Route 67 in Johnstown: A parade begins at 10 a.m., and the event ends at 9:30 p.m. with fireworks.

Wednesday  — Lanzi’s on the Lake, Mayfield: Fireworks at dusk.

Sunday, July 8th — Sport Island Pub, Northville: Fireworks at dusk.

Schoharie County

Wednesday — Fourth of July Parade, Sharon Springs: The parade begins at 10 a.m. at Dairyland on Route 20, followed by a chicken and rib barbecue located on the front lawn of Sharon Springs Central School. There will be no fireworks display. 

Wednesday — Fourth of July Celebration, Cobleskill Sunshine Fairgrounds: The event will begin at 5 p.m. and will end with fireworks around 9 p.m.

Wednesday — Independence Alive! in Cobleskill’s Veteran’s Memorial Park: The event starts at 3 p.m., followed by a parade at 5 p.m. with a reading of the Declaration of Independence and a flintlock firing demonstration. Lawn seats are encouraged. No fireworks for this event.

Montgomery County

Sunday — Amsterdam Recreation ParkFest, Shuttleworth Park, Amsterdam: There will be vendors, kids’ activities, live music and more. The event begins at 8 a.m. with a free kids fishing tournament and ends with fireworks at around 9:45 p.m.

Tuesday — Fourth on the Third Celebration, Wiles Park, Fort Plain: Things kick off at noon  with vendors, family friendly activities and music until 11 p.m. Fireworks begin around dusk. 

Saturday, July 7 — After the Fourth Celebration, Fonda Recreational Park, Fonda: The event begins at 1 p.m. There will be food and games with fireworks around 9:15 p.m.

Essex County

Tuesday — Town of Essex, Beggs Park: Essex Independence Day Fireworks extravaganza, will begin around 9:15 p.m. 

Wednesday — Schroon Lake Fourth of July Festivities. Fireworks at dusk on the lake.

Warren County

Tuesday — Hague Town Beach Park, Hague, New York: The Independence Day Celebration will begin at 6 p.m. with music from Calamity Rock. Fireworks begin at dusk. 

Tuesday — Summer Pops Concert and Independence Day celebration, Crandall Park, Glens Falls: Featuring food and kid friendly activities. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. with fireworks at dusk.

Saturday-Wednesday — Best 4th in the North Celebration, Ticonderoga: The five day event starts at 8 p.m. Saturday with music untill 11 p.m. Additional events are planned for Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. Visit for details. The event culminates Wednesday, with vendors and rides in Bicentennial Park and a fireworks display at 9:45 p.m.

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