Fourth of July is a week from Wednesday so it's about time you started getting your plans together for what you're going to be doing to celebrate America.

CBS6 put together a whole list of all of the places you can gather to celebrate our Independence but I broke it down to a few places in and around the Capital Region. If you're looking for other cities like Amsterdam, Berlin, Bennington (VT), Corinth, Malta, Manchester (VT), North Adams (MA), Pittsfield (MA), you can find them on the CBS6 website.



  • NEW YORK STATE'S 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION at Empire State Plaza Music, fireworks, and family fun. Free, 3-10 pm, July 4
  • Independence Day Celebration at Schuyler Mansion 11 am-4 pm, July 4
  • July 4 Oration, Underground Railroad History Project, Livingston Avenue, 11 a.m., July 4
  • USS Slater is OPEN for Independence Day

CLIFTON PARK: A July 4 celebration on Clifton Common, starting with a parade from Shenendehowa and ending with fireworks, July 4

COBLESKILL: July 4th celebration at Schoharie County Sunshine Fair fairgrounds

COHOES: Lansing Park in Cohoes, fireworks at dusk, Sunday, July 1

COLONIE: Reading of the Declaration of Independence, Loudonville Green, 11 a.m. July 4

GLENS FALLS: Symphony Summer Pops with Fireworks in Crandall Park at 7:30 pm, July 3

LAKE GEORGE: Coca-Cola® July 4th Fest at Great Escape starts Saturday, June 30 and continues through July 4


  • Tuesday, July 3rd events start with Children's Program with 'Ben Franklin' Historic City Tour, Fireside Chat with 'General Burgoyne'
  • Wednesday, July 4th events kick-off after the Firecracker4 Road Race with All-American Parade & Patriotic Pooches down Broadway All-American BBQ & Dessert Fest, All-American Classic Car Show All-American Sidewalk Sale, Food Historic City Tours, Family Photo-Op Carousel Rides, Party in the Parking Lot with Live Music by the AUDIOSTARS, Live Reading of the Declaration of Independence, FIREWORKS set to patriotic music


  • Mabee Farm is hosting the Albany Symphony and fireworks from 5-9:30 pm, Tuesday, July 3
  • Eagles tribute band Dark Desert Eagles, followed by fireworks, Rivers Casino, July 4

SCOTIA: Rusticator ~ acoustic Americana *Fireworks Night* ~ Free Concert at Freedom Park, Friday, June 29


  • ValleyCats Baseball w/ Fireworks Game starts at 7 pm with fireworks afterward, Saturday, June 30
  • ValleyCats baseball vs Lake Monsters, with Independence Day celebration, at the Joe, July 4

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