Sparks will fly across Rochester this Independence Day. Discover the various Fourth of July celebrations taking place in Rochester, NY and the Finger Lakes including fireworks, parades and more. No matter what corner of the region you are visiting, you will find something fun for everyone.



City of Rochester's Fireworks
July 4 | Downtown Rochester 

The classic downtown fireworks extravaganza is back! The best viewing areas for the fireworks include the Broad Street Bridge and Court Street Bridge. Court and Broad Street bridges will be closed to vehicular traffic beginning at 8 p.m. There will be no parking on either of those bridges.

Town of Fairport - 4K + Parade
July 4 | Main St.

This year’s celebration will include the traditional Firecracker Four-Mile Run, Parade, and Party in the Park.

Town of Greece - Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration
July 4 | Town of Greece

The event will include a 5K, fun run, food trucks, family activities, live music and fireworks. 

Town of Henrietta - 4th of July Celebration
July 4 | Veterans Memorial Park

The event begins at 4 p.m. in Veterans Memorial Park and will feature children’s activities, live music, local food vendors and food trucks, and fireworks.

Town of Irondequoit - 4th of July Festival
July 3-4 | Town Hall

Activities for this year's festival span 2 days and include children's activities and food trucks, and a 10K and 2 mile fun run the second day with the town's parade at 11:00 a.m. 

Town of Penfield Parade + Fireworks
June 29 | Harris Whalen Park 

The Penfield Independence Day parade begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 29 with a fireworks show launching from Harris Whalen Park at 10:00 p.m. 



Town of Brighton - 5K
July 4 | Brighton 12 Corners Middle School

The 5K race starts at 8:00 a.m. at Brighton 12 Corners Middle School, with food and drinks available after the race.

Genesee Country Village & Museum - Independence Day Celebration
July 4 | Genesee Country Village & Museum 

Celebrate America's birthday with a family-friendly day at GCV&M. Listen to patriotic tunes and learn how 19th-century Americans may have celebrated Independence Day as you wander through the village and participate in themed activities including a 19th-century parade. 

Lincoln Hill Farms - Fourth of July at the Farm
July 4 | Lincoln Hill Farms

Head to the farm for a one-of-a-kind entertainment experience. Enjoy live music throughout the day with ROC Star Academy, meet our goats, play some lawn games, and watch the fireworks under the stars at dark. Grab a craft brew or beverages from our silo bar and some great grub from our food area. Bring the family, your lawn chairs or picnic blankets and come make a day of it.

Rochester Red Wings - Baseball vs. Buffalo Bisons
July 4 | Innovative Field 

Enjoy a Fourth of July celebration at the Rochester Red Wings game on July 4, featuring post-game fireworks.


There are limitless ways to celebrate Independence Day in Rochester, NY this year. Looking for even more things to do this summer? Discover other things to do this summer here. However you choose to spend the day, share your adventures in Rochester with us by using #VisitROC!