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Make Your Holiday Pop With Dutchess County's July 4 Events

Fireworks in Poughkeepsie. Photo Credit: John Morzen
Fireworks in Poughkeepsie. Photo Credit: John Morzen

DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. -- The holiday weekend is upon us and Dutchess County, as always, is ablaze with fireworks festivities. 

What follows is a sampling of where to go for picnics and pyrotechnics. As always, check your town's website for any changes due to weather, especially on Friday, July 1 as rain is predicted.

Friday, July 1

  • East Fishkill: Head to the East Fishkill Recreation Park at 7 p.m. with an oldies concert featuring Adam & The New Hearts. Fireworks will go off at dusk. A rain date has been set for July 3.

Saturday, July 2

  • Poughkeepsie: The celebration of America's 240th birthday includes a fireworks display from 6:30 to to 10 p.m. over the Hudson River. Recommended spots for viewing include Waryas Park, The Walkway Over the Hudson (tickets required) and The Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum (tickets required). Rain date is July 3. Information: (845) 451-4072 or For the Walkway, call (845)454-9649 or visit

Sunday, July 3

  • Beacon: Enjoy a day of family fun and patriotic celebrations and fireworks at Beacon Memorial Park (Route 52 and Wilkes Park). Fireworks begin at dusk. Rain date is July 4.

Monday, July 4

  • Hyde Park: The annual Independence Day parade, working under the theme, “National Parks Service – Celebrating 100 years," begins at 10 a.m. at the Roosevelt Theaters and ends in the back of the Regina Coeli Church for trophies and awards..
  • Fishkill: Get a history lesson -- and have some fun in the process -- with a reading of the Declaration of Independence at 10 and 11 a.m. on the front steps of Village Hall, 1095 Main Street.
  • Germantown: Yes, we know it's over the border but worth the drive for this old-fashioned festival complete with the sounds, tastes, and smells of the Colonial era. Head to Clermont State Historic Site from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. where the museum will be surrounded by hands-on experiences; everything from polite tea parties to drilling and firing demonstrations by Revolutionary War reenactors, to a chance to meet George Washington on his horse. From 7 to 10 p.m., the grounds will be alive with the blues played by the Willie Amrod Band, until the evening is capped off with a view of the Saugerties fireworks over the Hudson River. 
Tuesday, July 5
  • Wappingers Falls: The Dutchess County Stadium will sport fireworks after the Hudson Valley Renegades vs. Staten Island Yankees game.

Saturday, July 16
  • Beekman: The Town of Beekman will have fireworks at its community day on July 16 at Beekman Recreation Park in Hopewell Junction from noon to 10 p.m. The event will include a live band, vendors and activities with fireworks at dusk.

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