Celebrating Independence

July 4th is coming up fast and while things aren’t quite 100% back to normal, there are still plenty of ways to celebrate America’s independence with BBQ, fireworks, outdoor fun and maybe a few less traditional ways to experience all of the freedom our area has to offer.

Cooperstown Area

Springfield, New York 2021 4th of July (Drive-By) Parade
Springfield, NY
July 1 – July 5
The whole town is coming out to show why Springfield is the place to be on the 4th of July! Locals will be decorating their your homes, porches, or yard for Independence Day. Parade maps will be available online and at the Convenience Corner (Corner of Rtes 20 & 80). Find more information on their Facebook page.

Fire Pit Friday with Wyld Blu
Brewery Ommegang
656 Co Hwy 33, Cooperstown, NY
July 2, 7pm – 10pm
Join Brewery Ommegang for a night of live music from Wyld Blu, beer, food, and a bonfire! Free to attend, beer and food will be available for purchase.

Love Lavender Celebration
Kingfisher Lavender
182 Buck Rd, Fly Creek, NY
July 3, 10am – 4pm
Come visit the lavender farm and celebrate their love for lavender during this one-day event

photo: Riikka Olsen

Delaware County

Fourth of July Field Days
Village Park, Margaretville, NY
June 29 – July 4
Hosted by the Margaretville Fire Department, the week-long event, held in the village park behind Freshtown, features fireworks, live entertainment, and carnival rides and games from Gillette Shows. Proceeds from the ticket sales, raffles, and donations help fund the fire department all year long.

Songbird Sessions: Miss Pam’s Jamboree
West Kortright Centre
49 W Kortright Church Rd, East Meredith, NY
July 2, 9:30 am – 10:30 am
A free, interactive musical exploration for kids ages 0-5. For information and to reserve your spot, visit. the West Kortright Centre website

Catskill Smokehouse Farm Market in Delhi
Quarter Moon Cafe
53 Main St, Delhi, NY
Jul 3, 12:00pm – 4:00pm
Weekly farm market located behind Quarter Moon Cafe with BBQ, kids’ activities, live music and farm products direct from the farms and producers.

Sullivan County

Narrowsburg Community Yard Sale
7 Erie Avenue, Narrowsburg, NY
July 3, 8:30am – 1pm
Spend the morning on the front lawn of the Narrowsburg Union for a town-wide yard sale. You never know what you’ll find!

4th of July Celebration at Bethel Woods
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
Bethel, NY
July 3, 8pm
This annual fireworks display is legendary; coupled with incredibly affordable tickets, entertainment by one of the oldest and most respected orchestras in the world, the New York Philharmonic.

Liberty Fourth of July Celebration and Street Fair
189 N Main Street, Liberty, NY
July 4, 10:30am – 4:30pm
Food, vendors, games, car show, face painting, and a children’s corner.

Ulster County

New Paltz July 4th Celebration
Ulster County Fairgrounds
Libertyville Road, New Paltz, NY
July 2, 5pm
New Paltz is celebrating the 4th of July with music, food and a festival. There will be fireworks at dusk. The rain date is July 3.

Fourth of July Parade and Fireworks
Cantine Memorial Field
Saugerties, NY
July 4
Due to the 4th of July falling on a Sunday, the line-up for the parade begins at noon and it kicks off at 1PM. Fireworks will follow at dusk at Cantine Field.

July 4th Celebration!
Rocking Horse Ranch
600 State Route 44/55, Highland, NY
July 4th weekend
Celebrate Independence Day with all-inclusive fun! Horseback riding, indoor & outdoor pools and waterslides, canoes, kayaks, paddle boats & banana boat rides on our private lake, mini golf, pony rides, BB gun & archery range, daily activities schedule, meals and much more.