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Where to Watch Fourth of July Fireworks in Westchester County

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

Fireworks for fourth of July in Westchester
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Independence Day and all its festivities are just around the corner. However, not all of Westchester is saving the fireworks and celebrations for the Fourth of July proper. 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.

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Harbor Island Park

June 27 – July 6

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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.

Rye Playland

Starting June 28

Rye Playland hosts a mesmerizing firework show every Friday and Saturday night at 9 p.m. starting June 28.

Pound Ridge Town Park

Pound Ridge
June 29

Mark your calendar for live music, food trucks, and fireworks on June 29 from 4-10 p.m.

White Plains High School

White Plains
July 2

White Plains High School will be hosting an Independence Day celebration on July 2 at 5:30 p.m. There will be live entertainment, inflatable rides, food trucks, and fireworks.

Kensico Dam Plaza


A DJ 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 p.m. New this year is a two-hour family-friendly tailgate party. The tailgate party runs from 6:45 to 8:45 p.m.

Louis Engel Waterfront Park

July 3

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. Steel Passion and Homegrown will perform before the colorful display. The show starts at 5 p.m., and fireworks go off at 7:30 p.m.

Reis Park

July 3

This Independence Day celebration has a little something for everyone on July 3, 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 5 p.m. until the fireworks in the evening. This event is for Somers residents and accompanying guests.

Riverfront Green Park


On July 4, the City of Peekskill will be holding its annual firework show after a performance by the First Class Band.

Pierson Park

July 4

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.

Five Islands Park

New Rochelle

Spark the Sound is a grand fireworks display set off by the venerable Grucci family, and is watchable at Hudson Park.  The fireworks will set off on July 4 at 9 p.m. New Rochelle will continue the summer festivities with its annual Lighted Boat Parade on July 27.

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