Independence Day Events Around the Area

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Monday, July 1



Food vendors, live music, and activities from 6:30-10 p.m. at Honesdale Central Park, 901 Church Street (rain date July 7)

Wednesday, July 3



Celebration starts at 6 p.m., including live performances by Little Jimmy & Starlites, Community Fellowship Mass Choir of Somerset and New Brunswick Jazz Project. Location is Franklin Township Municipal Complex at 475 DeMott Lane. Fireworks begin at

9:15 p.m. (rain date July 12).


Fireworks display at dusk at the Wayne Hills High School (rain date July 7).

West Milford:

Fireworks begin at dusk at West Milford High School, 70 Highlander Drive. $10 admission

(rain date July 5).


Highland Falls:

Activities and live music starting at 6 p.m. at Memorial Park, Main Street.


Street fair at 5 p.m. at Mill Ponds on Millpond Parkway. Live music from 6:45 to 9:45 p.m. on the main stage on Millpond Parkway. Fireworks begin at 9 p.m. at Mill Ponds (rain date July 5).


Fire company displays fireworks at dusk, with activities, games, and food vendors starting at 6 p.m. at either Algonquin or Cronomer Hill Park on Powder Mill Road.

Port Jervis:

The Port Jervis Recreation Department is sponsoring a fireworks show starting at 9:15 p.m. that can be seen from any location in Port Jervis.

Thursday, July 4



Fireworks begin at dusk during Miners vs. New Jersey Jackals game at Skylands Stadium.


Picnic, food, crafts, health screenings, and rides at Main Memorial Park, 12-6 p.m. Family races and events will take place from 1-3 p.m. The Clifton Community Band will perform at 7 p.m. prior to the fireworks show, to be held at Clifton High School Stadium from 8:45-10 p.m.


Parade starts at 11 a.m. on 21 East Shore Trail and Twin Elm Street, ending at Mohawk Avenue School, where an awards ceremony will follow, including free refreshments and hot dogs.



Activities including a craft fair, pet show, pageant, children’s art show, and annual parade begin at 10 a.m. Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m. at the Cornwall Town Hall.

Highland Falls:

Annual Firecracker 5K and Children’s Fun Run at 8 a.m. starting at Dunkin’ Donuts on 310 Main Street. Parade at 3 p.m. with activities, food, vendors, and games at Roe Park from 5-9 p.m. Fireworks begin at 9 p.m. in Roe Park.

New Windsor:

The New Windsor Cantonment and Knox's Headquarters present a day of Revolutionary War activities from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tours of the house are every hour; admission is free; located on Route 300, 374 Temple Hill Road. For more information, call New Windsor Cantonment at (845) 561-1765 ext. 22.


Live music with DJ starts at 6 p.m. and fireworks begin at dusk at Orange County fairgrounds, 239 Wisner Avenue.



Parade in Downtown Hawley starts at 11 a.m. Live music celebration called Gone Crazy at the Dock takes place at 7 p.m. on 201 Route 507.

Lake Wallenpaupack:

Fireworks begin at dusk and displayed over the lake, seating and parking at Wallenpaupack Area High School (rain date July 5).

Friday, July 5



Fireworks begin at dusk at the Historic Newburgh Visitors Center, 84 Liberty Street

(rain date July 6).


East Stroudsburg:

Celebration and fireworks display, outdoor DJ, food vendors, magic show, face painting and airbrush tattoos. Starts at 7 p.m. at Shawnee Mountain Ski Area, 401 Hollow Road

(rain date July 6).

Saturday, July 6



24th annual fireworks show at Lounsberry Hollow Middle School on Sammis Road. Food, music, and other activities start at 4 p.m.



5K and 10K Rotary Run starts at 8 a.m. at the Government Center, 255 Main Street. The 38th annual Great American Weekend takes place between 9 a.m.-5 p.m., includes arts and crafts fair, food vendors, hayrides, local road race and live music at the first Presbyterian Church Park, 33 Park Place.

Greenwood Lake:

Celebrate America Parade starts on Windmere Avenue at 11 a.m. DJ performs at Thomas P. Morahan Park at 6 p.m. Fireworks begin at 9 p.m.

Port Jervis:

169th annual fireman’s parade, the oldest continuous parade in the United States. Line-up is at 1 p.m. and the parade kicks off at 2 p.m. the parade consists of eight-divisions and starts out at the intersection of Sussex and Ball Street and runs all throughout the city.

West Point:

Live music by the West Point Band at the Trophy Point Amphitheater, Trophy Point 117-119 Washington Road (rain date July 7).

Fireworks begin at dusk.

Sunday, July 7



The 38th annual Great American Weekend from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. includes arts and crafts fair, food vendors, hayrides, local road race, and live music at the first Presbyterian Church Park, 33 Park Place.

Saturday, July 13



Event features live music and food vendors at location at Community Park, 19 Vadala Road at 5 p.m. Fireworks begin at dusk (rain date July 14).

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