Fourth of July Fun 2019

Fourth of July weekend is a wonderful time for friends and families to get together and celebrate our nation’s independence. Ulster County is a great place for these events, with fireworks displays, festivals, live music and parades happening across the region. This makes Ulster a truly wonderful place for mid-summer celebrations.

The following is a rundown of some exciting and family-friendly events happening on and around Independence Day throughout Ulster County. Visit for more events.

Fourth of July Weekend Events

  • June 28 - Accord Speedway’s Fireworks Extravaganza
    Great racing, food, family fun. Spectator gates open 5:30 p.m., racing starts 7:30 p.m. Rain date: July 5. Accord Speedway, 299 Whitfield Road, Accord. 845-626-3478;
  • July 4 - Kingston July Fourth Celebration
    Food, music and activities 4 p.m. Fireworks 9:30 p.m. T.R. Gallo Waterfront Park, Kingston;
  • July 4 -Saugerties Fourth of July Parade and Fireworks
    Annual parade of floats, band and marchers. 11 a.m. parade. 10 p.m. fireworks. Cantine Field, 207 Market St., Saugerties. 845-246-9701;
  • July 4 - Walkway Fireworks Spectacular
    Premier view of spectacular fireworks. Bring your chairs, flashlights and snacks. Tickets $12.50. Gates open 7 p.m. Fireworks 9 p.m./9:30 p.m. Rain date: July 5. Walkway Over the Hudson, 87 Haviland Road, Highland. 845-454-9649;
  • July 4 - Ellenville Fourth of July Parade and Fireworks
    Arts, crafts and food at Liberty Square. Parade with floats and bands at noon. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m. at Joseph Y. Resnick Airport, Ellenville. (845) 647-5973; 
  • July 5 - Town of New Paltz Independence Day Celebration
    Fireworks, food trucks and live music. Free admission. 5-11 p.m. Rain date: July 7. Ulster County Fairgrounds, 249 Libertyville Road, New Paltz;
  • July 5 - Highland Independence Day Celebration & Fireworks
    Old-fashioned fun, DJ Reg, local food vendors, games, bounce castle. 6-10 p.m. Town field behind Methodist Church, Vineyard Avenue and Main Street, Highland. 845-691-2144;
  • July 6 - Red, White & Blue Fireworks Extravaganza
    Music, food, glow sticks. Grab a blanket and nestle in for a great community event. 5 p.m. Thomas Felten Memorial Park, 11 Patura Road, Modena. 845-883-7331;