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Thursday, June 29, 2017 4:00 PM by Visit Rochester Staff

Sparks will fly across Rochester this Independence Day. From parades to picnics, there is no limit to the number of Fourth of July celebrations taking place across Rochester and the Finger Lakes. No matter what corner of the region you are visiting, you will find something fun for everyone.

Photo above by Montanus Photography. Find more of Montanus' photos here.

SATURDAY, JULY 1

Town of Penfield Parade and Fireworks

Penfield High School to Penfield Community Center
Harris Whalen Park (Fireworks)

Join Parade Marshal Mr. Dave Woodward and emcee, 13 WHAM’s own Don Alhart for a parade celebration including Penfield Fire Company and Band, Gates Keystone Club Police Pipe & Drums, Towpath Volunteer Fife & Drum, Downbeat Percussion, Kelley’s Heroes Marching Band, The Savannah Cellar Savers and more! Parade kicks off at 10:00am.

Enjoy Rochester Blues Revue and Dog House along with great food and kids activities at Harris Whalen Park from 5:00pm-10:00pm followed by celebratory fireworks!

 

SUNDAY, JULY 2

Hotdogs
July 4th Hot Dog Challenge

Casa Larga Vineyards

Nothing says the 4th of July like hot dogs! Start your July 4th weekend with the 2017 Hot Dog Challenge. Help us determine the best wine and topping pairing. Tickets are $10 and include one hot dog loaded with three toppings and a glass of wine or craft beer. Children's tickets are $3 and include a classic hot dog and bag of chips.

11am-2pm

 

MONDAY, JULY 3

Pie Eating contest in Greece, NY

Fourth of July Festival

Irondequoit Town Hall

A time-honored town tradition including community booths, arts & crafts show, pioneer house, horseshoe pitching tournament, street dance, 10k and 2-mile fun run, naturalization ceremony, red, white and chew pie eating contest, and fireworks (on Tuesday the 4th).

Monday 7/3 and Tuesday 7/4, 11am-11pm

 

Town of Farmington Fireworks

Farmington Town Hall

Grab your friends and family and head on over to Farmington, for music, food and fireworks! Live music begins around 7pm with fireworks following at dusk. Free parking on site.

 

Conesus Lake Ring of Fire

Long Point Park

Lakeside residents light up the night with approximately 10,000 flares surrounding the lake by 10pm and fireworks flying in every direction. Enjoy viewing from Long Point Park at Rte. 256 and Long Point Road.

Begins at 10pm

 

Honeoye Lake Ring of Fire

Sandy Bottom Park

Enjoy a lakeside “ring of fire” and fireworks at Sandy Bottom Park, located in the town of Richmond.

Begins at dusk

 


TUESDAY, JULY 4

Welcoming new American Citizens at GCVM

Independence Day

Genesee Country Village and Museum

Enjoy this patriotic holiday in true 19th century fashion, with a fun-filled day of music and merriment at New York State's largest living history museum. Witness the swearing in of approximately 50 new American citizens from all over the world, a reading of the Declaration of Independence and the 1876 Grand Parade. Family activities include an egg-toss, sack races, and pea shooter contest. Don’t forget to visit the farm with Buck and Dan the oxen, and the museum's newest residents, baby lambs!

10am-4pm

 

Rochester Red Wings Game

Frontier Field

What better way to celebrate the Fourth of July than with America’s favorite pastime? The Rochester Red Wings take on the Pawtucket Red Sox on July 4th. Arrive early for pre-game autographs and be sure to stick around after the final pitch for post-game fireworks.

Game starts at 7:05pm

 

City of Rochester Fireworks

Main Street Bridge

This annual Rochester tradition kicks off with a concert by the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra right on Main Street in the heart of Downtown Rochester. Enjoy a program full of patriotic tunes led by the talented music director, Ward Stare. The celebration ends with fireworks illuminating the city skyline over the Genesee River. Popular fireworks viewing locations include the Main Street Bridge, Ford Street Bridge, and our friends at Corn Hill Landing, West Edge Restaurant and Lounge.

Begins at 9pm

 

Town of Brighton Independence Day Celebration

Meridian Centre Park

Start your day out bright and early with an energizing 5k and pancake breakfast at Twelve Corners/Brighton High School, beginning at 8:00am. Park festivities including rides, food and entertainment provided by The Skycoasters, continues starting at 2:00pm followed by evening fireworks display at dusk.

 

Brockport Old Fashioned 4th of July

Morgan-Manning House Lawn

Wagons, strollers and bikes, OH MY! Enjoy this community celebration as children of all age’s parade in their favorite set of wheels, decorated in their best red, white and blue. Musical entertainment and refreshments follow.

10am-3pm

 

City of Canandaigua  

Kershaw Park

Kick off the day with an Independence Day Parade at 10am. Followed by a daylong celebration of food and entertainment, concluding with fireworks at dusk.

 

Chil-E Fest

Chili Avenue (Chili Center, NY)

A town tradition, enjoy live music, food trucks, arts and crafts, kids activities, car show, parade, fireworks and more! The car show will take place in Chili Paul Village Plaza from 12:00pm-3pm. The parade will kick off at 5:00pm and travel from Davis Park on Paul Road to Chili Avenue and conclude at the Memorial Park. 

Fireworks begin at 10:00pm.

 

Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration

Greece Town Hall

Enjoy activities for adults and kids alike followed by fireworks at dusk.

 

Fourth of July Festival

Irondequoit Town Hall

A time-honored town tradition including community booths, arts & crafts show, pioneer house, horseshoe pitching tournament, street dance, 10k and 2-mile fun run, naturalization ceremony, red, white and chew pie eating contest, and fireworks (on Tuesday the 4th).

Monday 7/3 and Tuesday 7/4, 11am-11pm

 

Town of Henrietta 4th of July Celebration and Craft Sale

Veterans Memorial Park

Enjoy a craft sale at the Senior Center from 9am-2pm followed by a town celebration at 4pm, concluding with fireworks at 9:30pm.

 

Author: Visit Rochester Staff

Visit Rochester staff share the inside scoop on Rochester and the Finger Lakes region.

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