Land of the free and home of the brave! Whether you're looking to celebrate America's independence through an 18th century-inspired festival, or just trying to catch a firework show after a day of barbecuing, there's plenty to do around Albany this 4th of July.





NYS 4th of July Celebration Presented by Price Chopper

The best fireworks show in the region! 
Location: Empire State Plaza
Address: Albany, NY 12110
Time: 3PM-10PM, fireworks at 9:15pm
Cost: Free  

Independence Day at Schuyler Mansion

18th century inspired games, activities, performances, and Stewart's ice cream. 
Location: Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site
Address: 32 Catherine Street, Albany, NY 12202
Time: 11AM-4PM
Cost: Free 


Independence Day Celebration

Frederick Douglass' "History is a Weapon" speech.
Location: The Farmer's Museum
Address: 5775 State Highway 80, Cooperstown, NY 13326
Time: 12PM
Cost: Included with museum admission


July 4th Oration

Truth, justice, and the American way according to Stephen Myers. 
Location: Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence
Address: 194 Livingston Avenue, Albany, NY 12210
Time: 11AM-1PM
Cost: Free


Water Music NY

A unique musical experience presented by the Albany Symphony. 
Location: Riverlink Park
Address: 2 Front Street, Amsterdam, NY 12010
Time: 3PM-10PM, fireworks at 9:30PM
Cost: Free


Tri-City ValleyCats vs Brooklyn Cyclones

Celebrate Independence Day watching America's favorite past time.
Location: Joseph L. Bruno Stadium
Address: 80 Vandenburgh Avenue, Troy, NY 12180
Time: 6:30PM, fireworks to follow game
Cost: $6-$12/ticket