Where to Watch Fourth of July Fireworks in Westchester County

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We round up the best places to camp out, look to the skies, and celebrate Independence Day with glorious pyrotechnic displays.

Independence Day and all its festivities are just around the corner. However, not all of Westchester is saving their fireworks and celebrations for the Fourth of July. We’ve rounded up all the local celebrations for you to join in on leading up to and including the Fourth of July.

When the sun completely sets (about 9 p.m.), the night sky comes to life on the Fourth of July and select summer evenings.

P.S. Did we miss a fireworks show? Email us at edit@westchestermagazine.com so we can add it!

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Reis Park

Somers

This Independence Day celebration has a little something for everyone on June 24, including a hot dog eating contest for the foodies and a basketball tournament for the athletes, along with food trucks, live music, and more. The festivities run from 4 p.m. until the fireworks in the evening.

Harbor Island Park

Mamaroneck

A weeklong fireman’s carnival is the annual preamble to a fireworks show with the Sound as a breathtaking backdrop. Enjoy a free concert at 8 p.m. before the fireworks.

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White Plains High School

White Plains

White Plains High School will be hosting a Independence Day celebration on June 30 from 6:30 to 10 p.m. There will be live entertainment, inflatable rides, food trucks, and fireworks.

Pound Ridge Town Park

Pound Ridge

Mark your calendar for live music, food trucks, and fireworks on July 1, beginning at 5 p.m.

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Louis Engel Waterfront Park

Ossining

Those who plan on attending Ossining’s RiverJam on Friday nights are in for a special treat on July 3 during the concert series kickoff event. The lively festival features food trucks, craft beer, live music, and, on July 3, fireworks. The Jay Prince Band, a funky R&B and dance powerhouse, will perform before the colorful display.

 

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Kensico Dam Plaza

Valhalla

A concert kicks things off on July 3 at 5 p.m. and is followed by a spectacular firework display in front of the sweeping dam around 9:15 p.m.

Rye Playland

Rye

Head to Rye Playland for a really big firework show on July 3 and 4 at 9 p.m.

Pierson Park

Tarrytown

It’s an annual tradition at this Hudson-bordered park, as is an appearance by local classic-rock band Kick Start Charlie, starting at 7:30 p.m. Plus, there will be food trucks from 5-9 p.m., including Cousin’s Maine Lobster and Westchester Burger Co., all on July 4.

Riverfront Green Park

Peekskill

On July 4, the City of Peekskill will be holding its annual firework show after a performance by the Ladies of the ’80s.

Port Chester High School

Port Chester

Neri Bakery will be sponsoring Port Chester’s July fourth celebration. Gates for this event will open at 7 p.m. and fireworks will begin at dusk, at the Port Chester High School.

Spark the Sound

New Rochelle

Spark the Sound is a grand fireworks display set off by the venerable Grucci family, and is watchable all along the waterfront.

 

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Yonkers Historic Pier

Yonkers

Music by a DJ strikes the celebratory opening notes of this fireworks spectacular at 7 p.m. Come early to find the perfect spot to watch.

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