We’ve got the scoop on where you can find the best 4th of July events and fireworks near Albany, NY. The Upstate will be brimming with patriotic festivities, celebrations, and firework displays not too far from our downtown Albany hotel. If you’re searching for a great time in Upstate NY this 4th of July, check out these exciting events!

*All of these events occur Wednesday, July 4th, 2018.


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An Old-Fashioned Independence Day | Clermont State Historic Site | 2 pm – 10 pm

Head back to colonial times for this 4th of July celebration. Re-enactors, entertainment, crafts, music, and food will all be available for guests. After the daytime celebration, a vibrant display of fireworks will light up the sky over the Hudson River! The festivities kick off at 2 pm in Germantown, NY. Admission is $15 per vehicle.


A Good Old-Fashioned 4th of July Celebration | Windham, NY | 2 pm – 9 pm

This lively Independence Day event kicks off with live music, delicious food, crafts, local vendors, children’s entertainment, and much more along Main Street in Windham, NY. At 7 pm, find the perfect spot to view the festive parade. Then at 9 pm, the night sky will light up with fireworks at Windham Mountain.


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New York State’s 4th of July Celebration | Empire State Plaza | 3 pm – 10 pm

For over 40 years, New York State’s 4th of July Celebration has captivated visitors with live entertainment, delicious food, craft vendors, kids activities and entertainment, and more. Over 20,000 people attend each year, making this one of the Upstate’s hot spots for Independence Day fun. At the end of the night, the big show begins: the night sky is lit up with colorful fireworks! Admission is free.


Tri-City Valleycats vs Vermont Lake Monsters: Independence Day Celebration | Joseph L. Bruno Stadium | 6:30 pm

It doesn’t get more patriotic than enjoying America’s past-time on the 4th of July. The Tri-City Valleycats, an affiliate of the Houston Astros, will host the Vermont Lake Monsters at Joseph L. Bruno Stadium, popularly known as “The Joe.” After the game fireworks will set to the sky above the stadium to celebrate Independence Day. Tickets start at $5.55 in advance and $6.50 on the day of the game. Contact (518) 629-2287 to purchase your tickets.


4th of July Fireworks Cruise | Dutch Apple Cruises | 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Enjoy a spectacular view of fireworks from the Hudson River when you join Dutch Apple Cruises for their 4th of July Fireworks Cruise. Hors D’oeuvres and Entertainment will be available throughout the evening and ends in the culmination of a brilliant display of fireworks. Hurry — only 56 seats are available for this special Hudson River celebration. Tickets are $50 per person. Call (518) 463-0220 for more details and to purchase your tickets.


Looking for 4th of July accommodations in Albany, NY? Look no further! Book your Independence Day room with The Morgan State House, a downtown Albany hotel!