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July 4th Celebrations 2017

Here are a host of activities to enjoy, across the county and throughout the week. Bring the family or get together with friends to make a memorable 4th of July, 2017!  Check out our round-up of Independence Day events, festivals and parade, plus - wondering where to see the fireworks?  See a Fireworks Map of the area! #distinctlydutchess

Before July 4th

East Fishkill

Date: 6/30/2017 Time: Dusk
Address: East Fishkill Recreation Park, 392 NY Rte. 82 & NY Rte. 376, Hopewell Junction, NY 12533
Admission: Free
Details: East Fishkill’s 4th of July event starts at 7 pm with an oldies concert Adam and the Newhearts performing all the great rock and roll hits from the 50's and 60's! Fireworks will go off at dusk/9:15. A rain date has been set for July 2nd, same time & place.

City of Beacon

Date: 7/1/2017 Time: Dusk
Address: Memorial Park, 7 Robert Cahill Drive, Beacon, 12508
Admission: Free
Time: 3pm – 10 pm
Details: The City of Beacon’s Independence Day event includes live music and food vendors, with activities for the kids to do in the afternoon, and fireworks at dusk. Music by noted composer Joseph Bertolozzi will accompany the fireworks. A rain date has been set for Tuesday, July 4th!

Fireworks Public Sail from Beacon

Date: 7/1/2017 AND 7/2/2017
Address: Beacon dock, Red Flynn Dr., Beacon, 12508
Time: 6:00-9:00 pm
Admission: $50, 12 & under $15.
Details: Join Clearwater for a sunset sail during the City of Beacon's July 4th celebration. While onboard you will experience an authentic tall-ship sail!

Fishkill Farms

Independence Day Bash-Cherry Picking & Country Line Dancing
Admission: $5, kids free
Address: Fishkill Farms, 9 Fishkill Farm Rd, Hopewell Junction, 12533

Enjoy a full day on the farm filled with fruit picking, live music by Stax of Soul USA, country line dancing at 6pm, sunset wagon rides, amazing food prepared by Chefs Rohan & Kristeen, crafting smores at a night time bonfire, lawn games & beach balls galore, and the Treasury Cider Garden serving cold glasses of Treasury Cider as well as local wine and beer!

Cherry Picking: Experience one of summer's sweetest treats, cherries! They're sustainably grown and held on the tree until they reach perfect ripeness. 9 am-6 pm or while supplies last; priced per pound.


Wappingers Falls

Date: 7/3/2017 AND 7/5/2017  Time: Post-games
Address: 1500 New York 9D, Wappingers Falls, 12590. 845-838-0094.
Details: Dutchess Stadium hosts fireworks after the Hudson Valley Renegades vs. Aberdeen game on July 3rd,  and following the July 5th game vs. Staten island. The Hudson Valley Renegades are the Class A Affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays.


On July 4th

Hyde Park 4th of July Parade

Time: 10AM
Address: 4060 Albany Post Rd, Hyde Park, 12538
Admission: Free
Details: The theme of this year’s Hyde Park Parade is ““NYS Police - Celebrating 100 years of Service.” The parade starts at the Roosevelt Theaters and ends in the back of the Regina Coeli Church for trophies and awards.


Village of Fishkill

Time: 11AM
Address: Van Wyck Hall, 504 US Rte. 9, Fishkill, 12524. 845-897-4430.
Admission: Free
Details: The Village of Fishkill hosts a reading of the Declaration of Independence on the steps of Village Hall. The reader is Denise Doring Van Buren, National First Vice-President of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Refreshments follow (no fireworks).


Clermont State Historic Site - An Old-Fashioned Independence Day!

Time: 2 pm - 10 pm
Address: 1 Clermont Rd., Germantown, 12526. (518) 537-4240.
Admission:  $12 per car, (Friends of Clermont $10)

18th century crafts, Reenactors, music and entertainment make a great day for young families.  Later, enjoy live music and delicious hot food until the terrific view of the Saugerties fireworks breaks over the Hudson River.

City of Poughkeepsie

Time: 7 pm – 10 pm.
Address: Waryas Park, 1 Main Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Admission Price: $12.50 at Walkway Over the Hudson; Free at Waryas Park

Details: 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). Wristbands are for sale, and you’re required to purchase them in advance to use the Walkway (age 5 years & up) for $12.50. The gates open at 6:30pm. Fireworks begin at dusk (9-9:30pm) from a barge on the Hudson River. View from the train station parking garage as well. Call (845) 451-4072 or see . For the Walkway, call (845)454-9649 or visit .


Bannerman Island 4th of July Fireworks Tour

Time: 12:30 pm
Address: Long Dock - Beacon Point Park, Long Dock Rd., Beacon, 12508. (855) 256-4007.

Enjoy a boat ride to Bannerman Island on The Estuary Steward. Guided tour of Bannerman’s Castle and residence on Pollepel Island. Learn about about Frank Bannerman, his island, home and gardens.  Fireworks viewing after the history tour.


After July 4th

Still haven’t had enough fun?


Date: 7/22/2017
Time: Noon-10PM
Admission:  Free
Address: Beekman Recreation Park, 29 Recreation Rd, Hopewell Junction, 12533
Details: The Town of Beekman will have fireworks at its community day on July 22. The event will include a live band, vendors and activities. Fireworks take place at dusk.


Millbrook Engine Hook & Ladder Co. #1 2017 Annual Parade & Carnival

Date: Wednesday – Saturday, July 5 - July 8
Address: Thorne Building on Franklin Avenue. (845) 677-3871.
The 2017 Annual Carnival & Parade is here!

    7/5:  Opening Night - Pay one price for all rides
    7/6:  Karaoke for Kids 8-11 pm - Pay one price for all rides.
    7/7:  Live Music - Pay one price for all rides
    7/8:  Dress Parade 6pm - Karaoke 8pm – midnight. Raffle drawing.





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