Fourth of July, 2018 Fireworks and Festivities for Westchester County NY

Where can you see the July 4th Fireworks this year?  Whether you’re looking for fireworks in Lower Westchester or Northern Westchester, the events will be spectacular.  This year, July 4th is on a Wednesday, and you can find fireworks from Saturday, June 23rd through Wednesday, July 4th 2017.

July 4th Fireworks 2018 | Westchester County Schedule of Events

UPDATED 6/27/18:  IF YOU HAVE ANY PLACES TO ADD, PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE.  This year, I’m adding July 4th cruises to watch the fireworks (at the bottom).  This seems to be the most comprehensive list so far for the July 4th fireworks in Westchester County.  But, there may be additional fireworks or activities that I’m not aware of…yet, so please let me know if you have something to add…especially if it’s for the country clubs.

 

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Locally, the fireworks  start as early as June 30. You can find fireworks or festivities somewhere in Westchester virtually every day between June 30 – July 4th.  All listed cruises are on July 4th.

June 30th Fireworks (Saturday)

Fireworks in Westchester County for 4th of July 2018

Lewisboro Fireworks – June 30th (Saturday) – South Salem NY 10590

The event starts at 6pm and it’s the 20th Annual Fireworks Spectacular.  Bring chairs, blankets and flashlights.  There is live entertainment starting at 7pm and fireworks are expected to start at 9:25. There will be some food supplied by the Lion’s Club and some food trucks to supplement.  You are also welcome to picnic (but no BBQ’s).

Onatru Farm Park, 99 Elmwood Rd, South Salem, NY 10590.  Last year, the Rain date was on Tuesday, so chances the same thing holds fro 2018.  There is a $20 parking fee.

 

 

Independence Block Party Somers NY 10589 – June 30th, 2018 (Saturday)

2018 4th of July Fireworks and Festivities - Scarsdale, Somers, Westchester CountyThis year, Somers will also be celebrating the 4th of July early…on Saturday, June 30th an in a new location – Sebastian Capital Urban Campus (1 Pepsi Way – across from King Kone).  This is in honor of hometown hero Victor Prato.

 

This will be a full afternoon/evening event and the gates open at 2:00.  with opening ceremonies at 4:00pm.  The Lion’s Club will have a full BBQ and throughout the day, you can enjoy sno cones, a blow up obstacle course, ultimate gaga,  face painting and patriotic tattoos, music, tug-o-war, a pie eating contest, lots of music and entertainment and of course the finale will be topped off with fireworks.

 

This event is brought to you by the Town of Somers, The Somers Lion’s Club and Sebastian Capital.  A portion of the proceeds will go towards Lt Victor Prato’s recovery.  There are t-shirts available and an opportunity for donations

 

You can see the full schedule and tickets here:  Rain date: July 1st (Sunday)

 

Pound Ridge NY 10576 – June 30th, 2018 Fireworks (Saturday)

Pound Ridge will host fireworks this year at 179 Westchester Avenue.  Parking is at the Pound Ridge elementary school and is free for town residents ($30 for non-residents).  You can pick up your parking slips at town hall.  TownofPoundRidge.com.  Parking will be limited for non- residents and strictly enforced.

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July 2nd Fireworks (Monday)

Scarsdale NY 10583 – July 2nd, 2018 Fireworks (Monday)

At the Scarsdale Pool Complex, there’s a band performance starting at 7:30 p.m., and the fireworks will start around 9:15 p.m.  311 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale NY 10583.  Please note that there will be a $2 fee for all non-members to enter the pool area.

 

Note:  There is also a Carnival in Scarsdale on July 4th (see below)

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July 3rd Fireworks (Tuesday)

Ossining Fireworks – Louis Engel Waterfront Park, Tuesday July 3rd 2018. Ossining, NY 10562

Music starts at 7:30pm and fireworks are scheduled to start at approximately 9:15pm

 

Kensico Dam Music Fest and Fireworks, Tuesday July 3rd 2018. Valhalla, NY 10595

Fireworks for 4th of July 2018 Westchester NYOn July 3rd, you can enjoy a picnic at the park with Pre-concert entertainment, beginning at 6pm.  The band performance will commence at 8pm, followed by fireworks around 9:15pm.  Fireworks will be in front of the dam.

 

Parking and admission are FREE, but carpooling strongly suggested as it does get a bit crowded in the lot.  You’ll get the most out of the concert and light show if you bring lawn chairs and blankets (in addition to your favorite food).

 

The Kensico Dam Plaza is located at the north end of the Bronx River Parkway in Valhalla. It can be reached via Rt. 22 or the Taconic State Parkway.  914-864-7000  Kensico Dam Plaza.

 

Rye Playland, Rye NY 10580 – July 3rd and July 4th 2018 (Tuesday and Wednesday)

Independence Day fireworks 2017 Westchester NY | Rye Playland fireworks 2018At Rye Playland, you can enjoy rides during the day and fireworks at night. July 3rd and July 4th, 9:15pm. The park will be staying open later until midnight on these dates.  And, you can find fireworks each Friday night from July 6th until the August 31st.

 

Fireworks are FREE (But, there may be a fee for parking and of course there are admission fees for the rides). 1 Playland Parkway, Rye, NY. 914-813-7010.

 

This event will take place on both July 3rd and July 4th.

 

Harrison Shopping Center – Harrison, NY 10528 – July 3rd, 2018 (Tuesday)

Enjoy the concert which starts at 8:00 and the fireworks at 9:15.  Enjoy the music from Tracy Delucia Band.    This is a FREE event.  Corner of Oakland and Halstead Ave, Harrison, NY 10528.

Rain date:  July 6th (Thursday)

 

White Plains High School, White Plains NY 10605 – Tues, July 3rd

Fourth of July fireworks in White Plains and Westchester NY 2018Don’t miss the date…yes, it’s on Tuesday, July 3rd this year (the date seems to change each year).  Bring blankets and chairs, and arrive early.  Enjoy music, games, entertainment food and fireworks.  There will be entertainment.  The event will be 6-10pm (fireworks around 9;15).

550 North St, White Plains, NY 10605

 

Cross County Shopping Center, Yonkers NY 10704 – Tuesday, July 3rd

Gather your chairs and blanket and head on over to the Green in the center of the mall.  Enjoy the music by the FDR Drive Band followed by a spectacular fireworks display.  The fireworks will be displayed from the north parking lot and can be viewed from all areas  of the mall.  This event is FREE.  (Note: some areas of the parking lot will be closed for safety reasons. 7-10:00 pm.

 

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July 4th Fireworks (Wednesday)

 

Independence Day Fair Katonah, NY 10536 – July 4th, 2018 (Wednesday – during the day)

July 4th fireworks 2017 in Westchester County and Kensico DamJoin John Jay Homestead and the Rotary Club of Bedford-Armonk bring you a  spirited reading of The Declaration of Independence.  Enjoy live music, food, crafts, games, house tours, and plenty of other fun activities on the grounds of John Jay Homestead. Free admission to the grounds; there are some fees for some activities and for food and drink, of course.  400 Jay Street, Katonah, NY 10536.  914-232-5651.

For more info visit: www.bedfordarmonkrotary.org

 

Peekskill Concert and Fireworks – Peekskill, NY 10566 – July 4th, 2018 (Wednesday)

The concert starts at 7pm in Riverfront Green Park and features Billy and the Snowmen. It’s R&B Revue that’s sponsored by Walmart.  Fireworks over the Hudson start at 9:15.  Please note that there is no rain location, so let’s hope for amazing weather.

 

Rye Playland, Rye NY 10580 – July 3rd and July 4th 2018 (Tuesday and Wednesday)

Independence Day fireworks 2017 Westchester NY | Rye Playland fireworks 2018At Rye Playland, you can enjoy rides during the day and fireworks at night. July 3rd and July 4th, 9:15pm. The park will be staying open later until midnight on these dates.  And, you can find fireworks each Friday night from July 6th until the August 31st.

 

Fireworks are FREE (But, there may be a fee for parking and of course there are admission fees for the rides). 1 Playland Parkway, Rye, NY. 914-813-7010.

 

This event will take place on both July 3rd and July 4th.

 

Sleepy Hollow Fireworks – Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 – July 4th, 2018 (Wednesday)

8:30- 9:15pm with Fireworks scheduled for dusk..Fireworks can be seen from Beekman Ave, Kingsland Point Park, Horan’s Landing Park, DeVries Park and Barnhart Park.

 

Tarrytown Fireworks – Tarrytown, NY 10591 – July 4th, 2018 (Wednesday)

The Tarrytown Recreation Department will be hosting its annual fireworks display in Pierson Park, preceded by a concert by Kick-Start Charlie, which starts at 7pm. Fireworks at dusk (around 9 or 9:15).  This event is free.

 

Port Chester/Rye Brook Fireworks – Port Chester, NY 10573 – July 4th, 2018 (Wednesday)

July 4th fireworks at Kensico Dam and Westchester County NY 2018This will the 70th annual celebration with fireworks.  It will be at the Port Chester high school starting at 7:30pm and is brought to us by Neri’s Bakery products.  It will be at Ryan Stadium, 1 Tamarack Rd, Port Chester NY 10573.

 

Harbor Island Fireworks – Mamaroneck, NY 10543 – July 4th, 2017 (Wednesday)

Fireworks are planned for dark (most likely between 9 and 9:30pm).  Rain date is July 5.  There is also a carnival starting at 4pm (and carnivals and many other days with various starting times – you can find the full info here.  Harbor Island Park, (Boston Post Rd and Mamaroneck Ave) Mamaroneck, NY 10543.

 

Note:  This Carnival is sponsored by the Mamaroneck Fire Department and they will also have a Carnival every day between 6/29 and 7/7 from 6:45-11pm…except of July 4th when it will start earlier at 4pm.

 

Spark the Sound – New Rochelle, NY 10801 – July 4th, 2018 (Wednesday)

Independence Day 2018 Fireworks in Westchester County NY - New Rochelle, White Plains, Kensico DamCap off your holiday evening with the grand fireworks display at the New Rochelle waterfront. This is brought to you from the New Rochelle Parks and Recreation.  Produced and sponsored by the famous Grucci family, the City of New Rochelle’s annual “Spark the Sound” extravaganza starts at 9:30 pm, rain or shine (let’s hope for the best). The best viewing locations are Hudson Park, Five Islands Park, and waterfront restaurants.  This is the 46th annual extravaganza.

 

 

 

Mattheisen Park – Irvington, NY 10533 – July 4th, 2018 (Wednesday)

The park is only open for residents of Irvington only, but you are nearby, you still may be able to get a good view.  They are set to start around 9pm or as soon as it’s dark enough.  Please note that parking is rather limited and they are encouraging carpooling.  Plan to park at the Metro-North parking lot or up the hill at the Main Street school.

Please note that open fires and BBQ pits are not allowed (for safety reasons).  Also, the Mayor is encouraging residents to support the local restaurants (shop local!).

 

 

Scarsdale NY 10583 – July 4th, 2018 Carnival (Wednesday)

Pack up the family and head over to the Pool Complex for a July 4th celebration. Enjoy a day full of Picnicking, Carnival attractions, music and aquatic activities.  311 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale NY 10583.
Note:  There are also fireworks in Scarsdale on July 2nd (see above)

 

 

 

Caramoor, Katonah NY 10536 – Wednesday, July 4th, 2018

Caramoor4th of July 2017 fireworks in Westchester County | caramoor 4th of July concert and fireworks has their annual big event on Wednesday 7/4 at 8pm where you can enjoy Pops, Patriots and Fireworks.  They will feature songs from the American Songbook.  Enjoy songs from Meredith Lustig (soprano), Miles Mykkanen  (tenor) and the Westchester Symphonic Winds.  The evening will be topped off with a spectacular fireworks show set to Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture.  This will be conducted by Curt Ebersole  Tickets range from $30-$90 and you do need to purchase these in advance (and yes, they sell out every year).  You can purchase tickets here and you will find the entire program here which includes hits from Leonard Bernstein, Tchaikovsky and John Philip Sousa. .

 

Note:  If it rains, the concert will proceed as planned on July 4th and the rain date for fireworks is 7/5/18.

Also, earlier on Weds 7/4, they will have an afternoon Tea – Tea, tour and garden stroll at the Rosen House.  The event starts at 1:30 and comes complete with a tour of the Rosen house, delectable tea sandwiches and dessert and a self guided tour of the grounds.

Caramoor, 149 Girdle Ridge Road, Katonah, NY 10536.  914-232-1252

 

Larchmont NY 10538 – Wednesday, July 4th, 2018

Please note that there will NOT be fireworks at this event, but you can see the fireworks from neighboring locations while listening to the Dixie Dandies.  The music starts at 7pm.  Manor Park and Beach, 99 Park Ave.

 

 

July 4th Fireworks Cruises 2018 – These are in NYC (Manhattan)

Please note that I am in the process of adding and updating this section.  Many of these cruises depart from NYC and if you plan on doing a cruise, plan ahead as you need to purchase tickets and many places will get sold out.

 

QUICK NOTE ON JULY 4TH CRUISES.

A boat cruise provides AMAZING views of the City as you can see the water and the NYC skyline illuminated.  In particular, the Macy’s 4th of July fireworks is amazing.  But, one of the extra cool things about the cruises is that you’ll see many fireworks all along the rivers and you’ll have an unobstructed view up and down the rivers.  Plus, you won’t have to battle the insane city crowds.

 

For this reason, the cruises are not cheap.  Many run $300+ per person.  Those that are under $200 are no frills and have cash bars and buffets.  (You may want to eat before to reduce some of your costs).  It’s ideal to call ahead and confirm the details so you know what you’re paying for.

 

If you’re bringing kids along, make sure kids are allowed.  And, generally shorter cruises are better (for obvious reasons).

 

Be sure to check out boarding and departing times.  Once the cruise has sailed, it’s not coming back.  Allow enough time for parking, too (and potential road closures).

 

Departs from Pier 83 at 42nd Street and the Hudson River (NYC)
$179 per person; $259 for a premium ticket

This cruise will go down the Hudson River to the tip of Manhattan with great views of the Statue of Liberty and One World Trade Center.  The Macy’s fireworks display will last 30 minutes (probably the longest show in the region).

 

Everyone will have access to the complementary beer and wine as well as a free buffet.  You can also upgrade to a premium ticket for a full open bar, hors d’oeuvres and VIP seating.

 

Tickets sell out, so plan ahead.

 

Departs from Pier 81 West Side at 41st Street and the Hudson River (NYC)

$165 per person

 

Includes a box meal (Turkey, Tuna or Roast Beef sandwich, lettuce & tomato, pasta salad, chips, two cookies, piece of fruit and a soft drink or water).  A cash bar is also available.

 

Book ahead!  They sell out quickly.

 

$259.90+

This is a dinner cruise, complete with a 3 course buffet, DJ and games.  Enjoy spectacular views of the Brooklyn Bridge, One World Trade Center and the Statue of Liberty.

 

This is a 5 hour cruise.  Boarding is at 5pm and the cruise is 6-11pm.

 

Departs from Pier 81 | West 41st Street & 12th Ave (NYC)
$199 per person

This includes a BBQ bash, dessert, unlimited beer, wine, juice, and soda.

 

2430 FDR Drive, Service Road East, New York, New York 10010Departs from Skyport Marina at 23rd Street and FDR Drive
$190 per person

Enjoy the views from the Capital Princess yacht. The cruise includes a live DJ, an open bar, and dinner buffet.

 

$700+

This is an exclusive luxury cruise with a 6 course seated dinner and a top shelf open bar.  There is a live DJ and dancing.  There is a dress code – cocktail attire.  It is a bit expensive, and they do offer less expensive cruises, but those are sold out for this year (so book early next year).

 

You’ll cruise by the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Governors Island, the Brooklyn Bridge, Freedom Tower and the awe-inspiring Manhattan skyline.

 

If you have any events in Westchester County to add, feel free to leave a comment below.

 

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