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.


Fireworks & Parades

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 Main Street Bridge, Broad Street Bridge, and Court Street Bridge. All bridges will be closed to vehicular traffic. 

Town of Fairport - 5K + Parade
July 4 | Perinton Park

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

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

The 5K race starts at 7:00 a.m. followed by a celebration including food trucks, kid activities, a concert series with Grand Funk Railroad and fireworks launching at 9:45 p.m. 

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

This year's event begins with the Craft Show and Garage Sale at the Henrietta Senior Center from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The town will also be hosting an outdoor concert and a fantastic fireworks display. The event begins at 4 p.m. in Veterans Memorial Park.

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
July 1 | Harris Whalen Park 

The Penfield Independence Day parade begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 1 with a fireworks show launching from Harris Whalen Park at 10:00 p.m. 

Conesus Lake Ring of Fire
July 3 | Long Point Park

Shortly after sunset, lakeside residents light road flares and torches at the lake's edge, creating a "ring of fire." The town of Livonia will set fireworks off once it is completely dark. 


Special Events

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 Fourth of July events? Learn what Independence Day events are happening in the Finger Lakes here. 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!