Westchester Ablaze With Fireworks For July 4 Celebrations

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Get your red, white and blue on. July 4 festivities are upon us with towns across Westchester gearing up to show their patriotic pride.

Fireworks over Long Island Sound in Mamaroneck.
Fireworks over Long Island Sound in Mamaroneck. Photo Credit: Facebook

The following is a sampling of activities for securing the best perch for picnics and pyrotechnics. Feel free to add more in our comments section below.

Tuesday, June 30, South Salem: The 17th Annual Fireworks Spectacular at Onatru Farm Parks features live music by Annie and The Natural Wonder Band at 7 p.m., Mystery Tour at 8:15 p.m., and fireworks at dusk (9:25 p.m.). Fireworks Fun: 99 Elmwood Rd., Rain date: June 30.

Wednesday, July 1, White Plains: The annual Independence Day celebration will be held at White Plains High School from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and will include fireworks, entertainment, giant inflatable rides and food. Fireworks Fun: 550 North St., Rain date: July 2. 

Thursday, July 2, Ossining: Get treated to music and more with Ossining's Friday Night Summer Concert Series and a special holiday performance by Mike Risko Band and Road to Ruin. It all starts at Louis Engel Waterfront Park at 7 p.m. followed by fireworks at 9:15 p.m. Fireworks Fun: 160 Westerly Rd., (914) 941-3189, Rain date July 9.

Thursday, July 2, Yonkers: Do your holiday shopping at Cross County Shopping Center, then enjoy the live music of Milagros, a Santana tribute band, at 7 p.m. followed by fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Fireworks Fun: 8000 Mall Walk,

Friday, July 3, Playland, Rye: The skies light up at 9:15 p.m. every Friday in July and August as part of Playland's fireworks shows. Special for the holiday: a patriotic musical score July 3 and 4. Fireworks Fun: 1 Playland Parkway, (914) 813-7000,

Friday, July 3, Kensico Dam, Valhalla: The Gerard Carelli Orchestra performs patriotic favorites, followed by fireworks. DJ entertainment begins at 6 p.m., concert at 8 p.m., fireworks at 9:15 p.m. Fireworks Fun: 1 Bronx River Pkwy.

Friday, July 3, Pound Ridge: Fireworks begin at Town Park at dusk but guests are invited earlier for a picnic dinner. from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Bring your own, but food and drink will also be provided by the Boy Scouts as part of a fundraiser. Fireworks Fun: 179 Westchester Ave., (914) 764 -0947, Rain date July 5. 

Saturday, July 4, Mamaroneck: The Fireman's Carnival goes on now through July 5 with a huge fireworks display over the Long Island Sound at approximately 9 p.m. at Harbor Island Park. Fireworks Fun: (914) 777-7784, Rain date: July 5.

Saturday, July 4, Sleepy Hollow: The old General Mills site is where the light show happens, starting at 9 p.m. Fireworks Fun: Rain date: July 5.

Saturday, July 4, New Rochelle: The world-famous Grucci fireworks can be found at the waterfront starting at 9:30 p.m. Optimum viewing locations include Hudson Park and Five Islands Park. Fireworks Fun: (914) 654-2087,

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