UPDATED JULY 2015: Find out where to watch 4th of July fireworks in Westchester County, NY, from White Plains to Katonah and beyond. Plus, get the details on fun July 4 festivals for families in the area.
Grab a blanket or folding chair, a sweatshirt, some snacks, and a bottle of mosquito repellent, and get ready to celebrate our nation's birthday under the stars! We've mapped out this year's schedule of Fourth of July fireworks and festivities around Westchester County:
Ossining Independence Day Celebration
WHEN: Thursday, July 2, 7:30pm, 9:15pm for fireworks
WHERE: Louis Engel Waterfront Park, 160 Westerly Road, Ossining
WHAT: Kick off your Fourth of July celebration with live music and fireworks in Ossining. Enjoy multiple bands as well as food and fireworks. Concertgoers may bring seating and picnics.
WANT TO GO? Free. 914-941-3189.
Music Fest and Fireworks
WHEN: Friday, July 3, 6-9:45pm
WHERE: Kensico Dam, 1 Bronx River Parkway, Rye
WHAT: Live entertainment, patriotic music, and firework displays. Bring blankets or lawn chairs.
WANT TO GO? Free. 914-231-4033.
Fireworks on the Pier
WHEN: July 3 and 4; 9:30pm
WHERE: Rye Playland, 1 Playland Parkway, Rye
WHAT: Fireworks on the pier on July 3 and 4. Arrive by 9:15pm.The excitement begins after dark.
WANT TO GO? Free. 914-864-7282.
July 4th Celebration
WHEN: Saturday, July 4, 10:30am
WHERE: St. Paul’s Church, 897 S. Columbus Ave., Mount Vernon
WHAT: A traditional July 4th celebration featuring music, speeches, refreshments, reading of the Declaration of Independence, and tolling of
the historic St. Paul’s church bell—13 times!
WANT TO GO? Free. 914-667-4116.
Wolves of North America on the Fourth of July
WHEN: Saturday, July 4, 11am
WHERE: Wolf Conservation Center, 7 Buck Run St., South Salem
WHAT: In honor of the Fourth, learn about the mythology, biology, and ecology of wolf families and discover why it’s a special time for packs in North America. Guests will visit the ambassador wolves.
WANT TO GO? $13; $11 for children younger than 12. 914-763-2373.
Mamaroneck Fire Dept. Fireworks Display
WHEN: Saturday, July 4, 9pm
WHERE: Mamaroneck Fire Dept., Harbor Island Park, Boston Post Road and Mamaroneck Avenue, Mamaroneck
WHAT: Fireworks will begin at around 9:15pm. Thousands will flock to this event, as they always do, for a colorful display.
WANT TO GO? Free. 914-825-8777.
Reader’s Theater: ‘Declaring Our Independence’
WHEN: Saturday, July 18, 2pm
WHERE: Stepping Stones Museum, 303 West Ave., Norwalk, CT
AGES: 8 and younger
WHAT: Declaring Our Independence depicts the formation of the Declaration of Independence, through the sometimes-nervous eyes of one of its originators, Roger Sherman.
WANT TO GO? $15; free for children younger than 1. 203-899-0606.
Find even more fun family events in Westchester and the NYC area in our full calendar of events!