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Fireworks in the Ithaca Area

Check back in 2020 for updates on where to celebrate the 4th of July and see fireworks near Ithaca!

Celebrate the 4th of July in Ithaca & Tompkins County, as well as the surrounding area. Ithaca fireworks are only a BOOM away!

The 4th of July is a special time for friends and family to celebrate America’s birthday. When you think of Independence Day, a few iconic things come to mind, including backyard BBQs, American flags, and, of course, fireworks! Ithaca and the surrounding area offer incredible opportunities to view firework displays. The best part: most are held on different nights so that everyone can attend multiple Ithaca fireworks shows and enjoy all the oohs and ahhs.

Some of the displays are accompanied by live entertainment and food vendors serving up 4th of July favorites. Families can take advantage of these special events ahead of the fireworks and find the perfect spot to set up lawn chairs and blankets to see the sky light up. A number of the displays can even be viewed from boats on Cayuga Lake. Tompkins County and Ithaca welcome visitors of the Finger Lakes region to join in on all the red, white, and blue festivities!

2019 Fireworks Events

Ithaca & Tompkins County

  • Wednesday, July 3: Ithaca Rotary Community Fireworks - This annual celebration of Independence Day will be held on Wednesday, July 3rd. There will be food trucks and musical entertainment at Stewart Park in Ithaca beginning at 6 pm before the fireworks display. Another great place to view this display is from Cass Park (music & food will be available here as well) or while on your boat on Cayuga Lake. The fireworks will launch from Newman Municipal Golf Course at dusk.
  • Wednesday, July 3: BoatYard Grill BBQ & Fireworks Viewing Party - 7 to 10 pm. Live music & BBQ buffet. Advance reservation required.
  • Friday, July 5: Lansing Fireworks - Come out to Myer's Park and enjoy this annual event with family and friends.
  • Friday, July 5: Groton Community Fireworks - Fireworks at dusk, events beginning at 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, July 6: Inn at TaughannockUPDATE: FIREWORKS POSTPONED TO JULY 7th DUE TO RAIN. All day picnic BBQ, beer & wine available, and the festivities are kid-friendly. Fireworks begin at 9:30 PM, watch from the new wedding garden for a spectacular view.
  • Saturday, July 6: Americana Vineyards 4th of July Birthday BBQ Bash - UPDATE: FIREWORKS POSTPONED TO JULY 7th DUE TO RAIN.
    Come spend the whole day, starting at noon, at Americana Vineyard for a BBQ bash unlike any other. This year's event will include 5 bands, food trucks, wine, beer, & slushies. The amazing line up of musical performances include The Uncommons, Backtalk Band, NEO Project, City Limits, & Iron Horse. A full fireworks show will end the night around 10 PM. Admission is $5 per person and kids 12 & under are free.

Other Finger Lakes Region July 4th, 2019 Events

  • Eldridge Park Fireworks Event - Sunday, June 30 at 9:30 pm.
  • Emerson Park Annual Fireworks - Wednesday, July 3 at 8 pm.
  • Ring of Fire on Conesus Lake - Wednesday, July 3 at 10 pm.
  • Honeoye Lake Ring of Fire - Wednesday, July 3 at dark.
  • Farmington Independence Day Celebration - Wednesday, July 3 at dusk.
  • Geneva American Legion Fireworks - Wednesday, July 3 at 10 pm.
  • Sodus Point Fireworks Event - Wednesday, July 3 at 9:30 pm.
  • Fireworks on the River & Brewerton Celebration - Wednesday, July 3, Town of Brewerton: vendors, food, & activities starting at 3 pm at Riverfront Park and fireworks at dusk.
  • Town of Irondequoit Celebration - Thursday, July 4 at dusk.
  • Watkins Glen Community Fireworks - Friday, July 5 at 9:45 pm at Clute Park.
  • July 4th Celebration in Downtown Rochester - Thursday, July 4 at dusk, view over Genesee River
  • 4th of July Parade in Canandaigua - Thursday, July 4: parade at 10 am, picnic & music starting at 3 pm, and fireworks at 9:30 pm.
  • Corning Community Fireworks - Thursday, July 4 at 7:00 pm at Memorial Stadium, Corning.
  • Symphoria July 4th Celebration - Thursday, July 4 at 8 pm at Lakeview Amphitheater, Syracuse.
  • Branchport/Keuka Park Fire Dept. Independence Day Celebration - Thursday, July 4: parade at 2 pm and fireworks at 10 pm.
  • Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration - Thursday, July 4, Town of Greece: food, activities, & music starting at 4:30 pm and fireworks at dusk.
  • Chil-E Fest & Fourth of July Celebration - Thursday, July 4, Town of Chili: live music, food, car show, & activities starting at 12 pm and fireworks at 10 pm.
  • Hornell 4th of July Celebration at Veteran's Memorial Park - Thursday, July 4: vendors, food, music, & activities starting at 9 am and fireworks at dusk.
  • Candor July 4th Celebration - Friday, July 5 at dusk.
  • Infinity at E. Syracuse Fireworks Show - Saturday, July 6 at 6:15 pm.
  • Hammondsport Fireworks - Saturday, July 6 at 10 pm.
  • Fair Haven Fireworks - Saturday, July 6 at 10 pm.
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