As we all know the 4th of July is a national holiday celebrated with family, friends, food and fireworks. Here are some fun local things you can do this year right in our local area:


City of Kingston Fireworks Festival
Time: July 4th - 9:30PM
Place: On the historic Rondout Waterfront
Admission: Free
Enjoy live music at 5PM, in T.R. Gallo Park featuring Ivory Rose, Mr. Kick, and Hot Rod. Have dinner at one of the many restaurants or bars, and then find a spot to enjoy the annual fireworks display!

Hyde Park Parade
Time: July 4th - 10AM
Place: 4060 Albany Post Rd, Hyde Park, 12538
Admission: Free
Join this year’s Hyde Park Parade -Celebrating 100 years of Service of the NY State Police. The parade starts at the Roosevelt Theaters and travels north to Main Street.
For more information visit the Town of Hyde Park’s website at:

City of Poughkeepsie Fireworks at the Walkway Over the Hudson / Waryas Park
Time: July 4th- 7PM – 10PM
Place: Waryas Park, 1 Main Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Admission: • $12.50 at Walkway Over the Hudson
   • Free at Waryas Park
The City of Poughkeepsie’s annual fireworks spectacular on July 4th can be viewed either from Waryas Park (free of charge) or from up on the Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park.
For more information:
• Call the City of Poughkeepsie at (845) 451-4072 or visit their website at:
• Call the Walkway Over the Hudson at (845)454-9649 or visit their website at:

Great American Weekend in Goshen
The Great American Weekend is a tradition that defines Goshen as a Great American Community. You are invited again to come out to this patriotic family event!
To learn more visit the Goshen Chamber of Commerce website at:

Beacon Fireworks
Time: July 3rd – 3PM – Fireworks at Dusk
Place: Memorial Park
Admission: Free Enjoy Fireworks in one of the most beautiful parks in the Hudson Valley! Bring a blanket or chairs to enjoy the show! There will be music, food and, great merchandise vendors and tons of Kids Activities! Music provided by our Hosting DJ King Cyrus.
Find more event information visit the event page on Facebook by clicking the following link: /speedbump?

Bannerman Island 4th of July Fireworks Tour
Time: 12:30PM
Place: Long Dock - Beacon Point Park - Long Dock Rd Beacon, NY 12508.
Enjoy a boat ride to Bannerman Island on The Estuary Steward followed by a guided tour of Bannerman’s Castle and residence on Pollepel Island. You’ll see a Fireworks display after the tour.
To learn more visit the Bannerman Castle website at:

If you’re looking for more activities this weekend in our local area, check out local community calendars below:
Hudson Valley Magazine website:

Dutchess Tourism’s website: /speedbump?

Have a Safe and Happy Holiday Weekend!

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Michelle Barone-Lepore

SVP, Marketing

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