There is certainly a lot to do in the Adirondacks around Independence Day and a lot of choices to make on how you will spend your time. One activity that is a constant when celebrating July 4th is the evening fireworks display.
Many towns around the Adirondacks have full day celebrations with face painting, contests and even barbeques. Some towns have live music preceding the firework display while others have parades to celebrate our heroes of war.
Ticonderoga boasts the “Best 4th in the North” with bed races, parade, carnival rides and live music. Not to be outdone, Long Lake’s 4th of July events start at 10:00 a.m. at the town’s ball field with sack races, egg toss and bed races of its own.
Wherever you are, give yourself plenty of time to choose the perfect spot to view the fireworks. Below is a list of firework shows around the Adirondacks. Some are before, during and after the 4th so you can keep celebrating long after the actual holiday. Have a safe and happy Independence Day.
Fireworks around the Adirondacks
Athol: July 2: 7:00 p.m. fireworks at Veteran’s Memorial Field
Tupper Lake: July 3: fireworks at dusk (9:00 p.m) at the Municipal Park
Hague: July 3: 9:00 p.m. fireworks at the Lakeshore Drive Town Beach
Bolton Landing: July 4: 7:00 p.m. fireworks at Roger’s Memorial Park
Inlet: July 4: dusk fireworks over Fourth Lake at the Arrowhead Lakefront
Lake George: July 4: 9:30 p.m. fireworks at Shepard Park
Lake Placid: July 4: 9:45 pm fireworks at Mirror Lake Beach
Long Lake: July 4: 9:30 p.m. fireworks at Town Beach
Old Forge: July 4: dusk fireworks at the lake front near the Visitors’ Center
Raquette Lake: July 4: fireworks at dusk (9:30 p.m) at Raquette Lake waterfront
Saranac Lake: July 4: 7:00 p.m. outdoor concert. Fireworks: 9:00 p.m. over Lake Flower
Schroon Lake: July 4: dusk fireworks at the town beach
Ticonderoga: July 4: dusk fireworks Bicentennial Park
Piseco: July 6: 9:30 p.m. fireworks from Sandy Cove
Indian Lake: July 7: 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. fireworks at dusk at Byron Park
Chestertown: July 7 fireworks at 9:30 p.m. at Chester Municipal Center Ballfield
North Creek, July 7 at Ski Bowl Park 1:00 p.m.
Speculator: July 7: fireworks on the public beach at 9:30 p.m
Westport: July 7: fireworks at Lee Beach 9:30 p.m.
Photo of fireworks used with permission of Diane Chase.