A compendium of local Fourth of July celebrations

Fireworks at Saugerties’ Cantine Field (photo by Mookie Forcella)

Delaware County:

Margaretville’s Annual Firemen’s Field Day, Anniversary Parade and Fireworks. Rides, games, food and beverages held July 3 through 8, starting at 10 a.m. each day. Fireworks display held July 4 and 7 at dusk. Parade will take place on July 7 at 11 a.m. Village Park and Pavilion at 982 Main Street in Margaretville, (845) 586-4419.

East Meredith’s Independence Day Celebration held on July 4 starting at 12 noon. This traditional celebration will feature a children’s fishing derby, fly-fishing demonstrations provided by Trout Unlimited, frog-jumping contest (bring your own frog!) and 19th-century-themed games and contests. Also, enjoy a free sample (while supplies last) of ice cream made with ice collected during this year’s ice harvest. Sawmill, waterwheel and steam boiler and engine demonstrations throughout the day. Live music by Hilt Kelly and the Sidekicks, book sale provided by Hobart Book Village, maple products sold by Shaver-Hill Farm, food sold by Eagle Ridge BBQ and Origins Café, guided tours of the mill, live painting demonstrations by members of the Plein Aire Painters of Central New York. Hanford Mills at County Highways 10 and 12 in East Meredith, (607) 278-5744.

Dutchess County:

Germantown’s Old-Fashioned Independence Day Celebration held July 4, 2 to 10 p.m. First Ulster County Militia, a Revolutionary War reenactment, live music, gun smoke, food offered by George Rays Catering. Fireworks at dusk (view of Saugerties fireworks over the river). $10 per vehicle. (518) 537-6622. The Clermont at Clermont Avenue in Germantown.

Walkway over the Hudson Fireworks Spectacular held on July 4 at 6:30 p.m. Hosted by the Walkway over the Hudson, City of Poughkeepsie, Town of Lloyd and local businesses. The Walkway will close to the public at 5 p.m. and then reopen at 6:30 p.m. for those possessing valid wristbands. Bring chairs, flashlights and snacks. Fireworks will start at approximately 9:30 p.m. Wristbands must be purchased in advance to enter the Walkway. Tickets cost $10 each; kids age 5 and under get in free and do not require a wristband. Visit www.walkway.org or call (845) 454-9649.

City of Poughkeepsie’s annual Fireworks Extravaganza on July 4 at dusk. View the fireworks from Waryas Park on Main Street in Poughkeepsie.

Hudson Valley Renegades Post-Game Fireworks display held on July 3 after the Hudson Valley Renegades play the Cyclones. Theme: “I’m America, and So Can You.” Sponsored by Woodman’s Car Wash. (845) 838-0094.

Hopewell Junction’s Fireworks held on July 3 at 7 p.m. featuring Adam and the Newhearts singing all the oldies from the ‘50s and ‘60s. At 9:15 p.m. the fireworks show will begin at the East Fishkill Recreation Park on Route 376 in Hopewell Junction. Admission is free.

Greene County:

Catskill’s Music in the Park Summer Concert Series and Fireworks held on July 4 starting at 7 p.m. Classic rock by Steppin’ Out. Bring your own chair. Concert is free. Fireworks at dusk. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be moved indoors at the Historic Catskill Point. Event held at Dutchman’s Landing on Main Street in Catskill. (518) 943-0989.

Orange County:

Chester Fireworks Display held July 4 at dusk. Chester Community Park at Carpenter Field on Vadala Road in Chester. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets. (845) 469-7000.

Cornwall’s annual Independence Day Celebration and 236th National Birthday held July 4. Lineup: Parade kicks off 5 p.m. The day starts with breakfast at Highland Engine Co. and continues with a pet show and children’s games. Students’ patriotic artwork, judged by artist Sue Fink, will be on display all day. Craft sale, pony rides and pie-eating contest at noon and music by Olson Court Band and the Cornwall Reunion Band. The Cornwall Lions will conduct their annual lobster sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. all day, and non-profit organizations will talk about their work. Across from Town Hall, the Sands Ring Homestead will be open in the middle of the day. The Main Street Mile, featuring more than 100 runners, will precede the parade at 4:30 p.m. Fireworks display will start at 9:30 p.m. Cornwall Town Hall at 183 Main Street in Cornwall.

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