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Where to See July 4 Fireworks in Rockland County

Where to See July 4 Fireworks in Rockland County

There are tons of ways your family can celebrate Independence Day, so we compiled a list of July 4th fireworks in Rockland County, plus our favorite things to do 4th of July weekend..

Fireworks are back on the agenda this year in many areas of Rockland County and that’s added cause to celebrate. Without having to go far, you have the chance to see these from all around Rockland, as well as nearby just across the river in Westchester, or right over the border in New Jersey. Be sure to bring some chairs and snacks—and don’t forget the bug spray! Here’s where you can see the best fireworks around Rockland County, NY, as well as some other ideas to make July 4 extra-special this year.

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July 4th Fireworks and Events in Rockland County

Nanuet: Town of Clarkstown Concert and Fireworks
July 1, 7-10pm
Where: Nanuet High School, 103 Church St., Nanuet
What: Flying demonstration begins first, this hosted by Rockland County Radio Control Club, starting at 7:15, followed by the Mighty Spectrum Band performing at 8pm, with fireworks to follow. In the event of rain, the festivities will be held July 2.

Pomona: Independence Day Celebration + Boulders vs. Wild Things
July 4, 6pm
WHERE: Palisades Credit Union Park, 1 Palisades Credit Union Park Drive, Pomona
WHAT: See the Boulders take on the Wild Things then celebrate Independence Day with Patriotic Cap Giveaway presented by 16 Handles. Post-game Fireworks and Orchestra: Ramsey Wind
WANT TO GO? Game tickets are $14-$20.

Paramus, NJ: Paramus 4th of July Fireworks & Food Truck Festival
July 4, 2-8:30pm
WHERE: Westfield Garden State Plaza, One Garden State Plaza, Paramus, NJ
WHAT: Celebrate the Fourth of July with not only fireworks, but the addition of a gourmet Food Truck Festival featuring 20 trucks, beer, sangria & margarita garden, Axe Throwing, DJ, inflatables, vendors, Face Painting & kids activities. Join the party and make your day delicious while waiting for the spectacular Fireworks show starting at dusk.
WANT TO GO? $5 admission; free admission for children younger than 5

Nyack: Independence Day Fireworks
July 4, 9pm
WHERE: Memorial Park, 51 Piermont Ave., Nyack
WHAT: Enjoy this Fireworks Show at Memorial Park! 
WANT TO GO? Free. Please wear a mask if you are not vaccinated while in Nyack and maintain social distancing.

Fort Montgomery: Independence Day Cannon Firing Program
July 4, 12pm
WHERE: Fort Montgomery State Historic Site, 690 Route 9W, Fort Montgomery
WHAT: Celebrate America's birthday with the firing of the fort's artillery.

Tarrytown: Independence Day Fireworks
July 4, 8:15-9:30pm
WHERE: Pierson Park, 238 W. Main St., Tarrytown (for best viewing). Can also be seen from across the river at Nyack Memorial Park, as well as the path on the Mario Cuomo bridge walkway.
WHAT: Celebrate Independence Day with a beautiful fireworks display! 

East Rutherford, NJ: State Fair Meadowlands Fireworks
July 3-4, after 10pm
WHERE: MetLife Stadium, 1 MetLife Stadium Dr., East Rutherford, NJ
WHAT: Spread over 35 acres, plus free parking, the Fair is a fun-packed event that fits anyone’s budget. An essential part of the Fair experience is enjoying all of the top-notch FREE entertainment and tasting all the mouth-watering food and this year’s offerings will not disappoint, with an assortment of delicious food and beverages continuing to be among the Fair’s biggest attractions. This year’s Fair features a robust entertainment lineup including, but not limited to the Jurassic Kingdom and Pirates of the Colombian Caribbean as well as perennial favorites such as Cycle Circus Live, Master Hypnotist Steve Bayner, Magician Jay Mattioli, the beloved Racing Pigs and so much more. And, don’t forget the spectacular fireworks shows on July 3 and 4.
WANT TO GO? $34.95 includes admission, unlimited rides, free shows, entertainment, and the petting zoo. Children under 36” admitted for free. Admission price excludes: helicopter, special attractions, live animal rides, games, food & beverages. $15.95 Fast Pass Upgrade will be available after you enter the fairgrounds. 

8 More Things to Do on the 4th of July

Cookouts, fireworks, and flag-waving! The Fourth of July is a festive time meant to celebrate Independence Day, our country, and all its freedoms. We’ve compiled a list of things to do with your kids on July 4. Whatever you choose to do during the day, snuggle in at night before bedtime to read a book about Independence Day with your kids.

Make patriotic-themed desserts.

Events are just better when there’s a theme, don’t you think? Make and bake desserts that are red, white, and blue—a perfect match to our nation’s flag! Think red velvet cake, blueberry and raspberry pie, whipped cream and strawberries. Michael’s offers an online class for the older kids to make Patriotic Cookies, so that’s a pretty cool option to have the family do together. 

Go camping…in your yard.

If you can’t take the time to go actual camping (or if you quite honestly have no desire), improvise and make it happen in your yard. Build or buy a fire pit, make s’mores with the family, and tell fun stories. It’s a great way to bond. Kick the evening up a notch with sparklers!

Go all out on July 4th crafts.

Tell the story of America’s independence while exercising creativity. Kids can make their own flags out of buttons, paint a flower pot for a new planting, or tie-dye white shirts with red and blue colors. Stores like JOANN Fabrics and Michael’s will have a lot of options for you. We’re loving these DIY USA Flag Glasses you can do on your own time or this Pennant Flag class you can take online with a group.

Check out local museums.

If you’re in and around the city, kid-friendly museums in NYC and nearby will remain open around the long weekend and have plenty of exhibits for the family to explore. Specifically, the New-York Historical Society invites families to (virtually) celebrate Independence Day with trivia and a cook-along. 

Take a drive to Philadelphia.

Why not celebrate America in America’s birthplace? Philadelphia’s annual Fourth of July festival is back to an in-person format this year. This 16-day festival will have a stunning firework display, concerts, and lots of other activities with partnering organizations and museums. 

Take a hike or ride a bike.

Stay active, out, and about! It’s easier to slump on the couch and watch TV when the family has a day off, but it’s much more memorable to get outdoors and explore. Create memories with a family-friendly hike or a scenic bike ride.

Watch the Macy’s 45th Annual 4th of July Fireworks!

These NYC fireworks are a tradition for the tri-state area. This year, it’s back! There will be vaccinated and unvaccinated sections (welcome to 2021), plus a live broadcast for those who want to catch it from home. It takes place over the East River with five barges in Midtown. The show begins around 9:30pm and is about 25 minutes long.

Go to the New Jersey State Fair at Meadowlands

This popular family event features many rides, entertainment, open-air thrill shows, games and prizes, and lots of food. The state fair is situated next to MetLife Stadium and runs June 18-July 11. It’ll have a fireworks show on the evening of July 3 and 4 at dusk. (P.S. Now’s the perfect time to plan other summer fair and festival outings!)

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