With the Fourth of July weekend coming up, of course, a lot of us enjoy seeing fireworks. It's how we have traditionally celebrated the holiday for years. However, due to Covid, this year will be different. A lot of the big fireworks displays have been cancelled or postponed for obvious reasons. Also, fireworks have been going off for weeks in and around the Capital Region, but yesterday, the Governor said he was going to clamp down on those fireworks and has State Police looking into them. Also, if you have someone in your family with PTSD or you have pets that are afraid of the fireworks, please check out this article from our friend Nancy Haynes of the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society to help your pets. All of that being said, there are still a few sanctioned fireworks displays around the area that you can check out. Here's the list, according to the Times Union.
Tupper Lakewill host its annual Independence Day fireworks display on Saturday, July 4th an official confirmed in a Facebook message. The fireworks display will begin at dusk. Visitors can park for free at the Tupper Lake Municipal Park, where they can watch the show from their car or truck. Masks should be worn when social distance can't be maintained.
West Mountain's annual Fire on the Mountain event has beencanceled, but according to itswebsite, will be providing fireworks for the community to watch from their homes on Friday,July 3
The annual Browns Beach fireworks display is still on for Saturday, July 4. The show is set to begin at dusk, around 9:15 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The Town of Stillwater will require a $5 parking fee starting at 8 a.m. People are encouraged to arrive early, as the town will only be able to permit a reduced capacity, due to COVID-19 restrictions. Guests who are admitted will be expected to wear masks, maintain social distance and proper hygiene.
The Best 4th In The North Committee in Ticonderoga has not yet made a decision of if the town will host its annual fireworks display or not, according to a Facebook post made earlier in June. Officials are still working through specific guidelines and restrictions that would have to be imposed in order to have a fireworks display, according to the post. Virtual events to celebrate Independence Day are already underway in Ticonderoga, including a patriotic selfie contest, a barbecue chicken drive-thru fundraiser, and a home and business decorating contest. You can find information about each of those events on theBest 4th in the North Facebook page.
There will be free fireworks displays held at three different locations in Dutchess County on Saturday, July 4th. The venues will be Dutchess Stadium, located at 1500 Route 9D in Wappinger, the Dutchess County Fairgrounds, at 6636 Route 9 in Rhinebeck and the Silo Ridge Field Club Equestrian Center (Keane Stud), at 217 Depot Hill Road in Amenia. In an effort to maintain social distance, each of the events will be fashioned similar to a drive-in, where attendees can watch the fireworks display from their cars. Parking is limited to 300 spots at Keane Stud, 500 spots at Dutchess Stadium and 3,000 spots at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds, according to theevent listing. Gates will open at each location at 7:30 p.m. and the fireworks show is expected to start at 9:30 p.m.