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VisitROC's Guide To Independence Day 2018

Friday, June 29, 2018 2:00 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.

Fireworks, Parades, & More

Irondequoit Fourth Of July Festival

July 3 and July 4, 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, a naturalization ceremony, red, white and chew pie eating contest, and fireworks.

Conesus Lake Ring Of Fire

July 3, Long Point Park

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

Honeoye Lake Ring of Fire

July 3, Sandy Bottom Park

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

Independence Day

July 4, Genesee Country Village & 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.

Bristol Mountain BBQ

July 4, Bristol Mountain Aerial Adventures 

Spend July 4th climbing in the trees with your family and friends. We will be grilling all day for our guests. Enjoy complimentary hot dogs and refreshments by the bonfire after your climb. 

Rochester Red Wings Baseball With Fireworks

July 4, 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. Be sure to stick around after the final pitch for post-game fireworks.

City of Rochester Fireworks

July 4, Main Street Bridge/Downtown Rochester

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.

Town of Brighton Independence Day Celebration

July 4, 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 8:00 a.m. Park festivities including rides, food, and entertainment provided by The Skycoasters, continues starting at 2:00 p.m. followed by evening fireworks display at dusk.

Brockport Old Fashioned 4th of July

July 4, 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.

Chil-E Fest

July 4, Paul Road & Chili Ave 

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 12:00 p.m. -3 p.m. The parade will kick off at 5:00 p.m. and travel from Davis Park on Paul Road to Chili Avenue and conclude at the Memorial Park.

Town of Henrietta 4th of July Celebration and Craft Sale

July 4, Veterans Memorial Park

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

Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration

July 14, Greece Town Hall

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

However, you choose to celebrate Independence Day this year, share your adventures in Rochester with us using #VisitROC!

Author: Visit Rochester Staff

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

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