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Utica 4th of July 2022

4th of July Parade – Utica NY

4th of July Parade

The Parade is coming soon and we couldn’t be more excited!

Join Us!

If you’re interested on being a vendor or march with us at the 4th of July Parade you can register at: www.ucdevelopment.org/parades.

What better way to celebrate Independence Day!

The parade will begin on Genesee Street South Utica (in front of St. Elizabeth Medical Center) and will travel north on Genesee St., and then turn right on to the Memorial Parkway and end at the Parkway Recreation Center.

There will also be a July Fourth after-party in Proctor Park! There will be food, vendors, bounce houses, music and fireworks!

It’s free!

You can find more 4th of July events near you at the Mohawk Valley Today Events Calendar.
Farmers Museum Independence Day Celebration

Farmers Museum Independence Day Celebration

Farmers Museum Independence Day Celebration

The Farmers’ Museum Independence Day Celebration marks the sounds of 1845.


Starting at noon, watch as Michael Henrici delivers the Declaration of Independence on the Bump Tavern Green and take part in the 13 celebratory toasts as our Founding Fathers did, with lemonade provided by the Crossroads Café.
Sit for a traditional tintype portrait outside the Herkimer Kitchen–something you can’t do with your smartphone (throughout the day, weather permitting)).
Traditional 19th-century children’s games will be provided for family play on the Bump Tavern Green.
Museum artisans will demonstrate traditional blacksmithing, letterpress printing, and other trades throughout the day. At the printing office pick up a multicolor Fourth of July card. While there, you can also pick up a copy of the portable lemonade recipe that’s featured in the new Farmers’ Museum cookbook Sweet Treats and Good Eats.
At the Lippitt Farmstead, learn about life on the farm and delight in the baby animals at the Children’s Barnyard. Enjoy traditional 19th–century music performed throughout the day at Bump Tavern. You can even take a horse-drawn wagon ride through the museum grounds!

Learn More

You can bern more at the event website at The Farmers Museum.

There ae event sharpening all across the Mohawk Valley. See what is happening near you at the Mohawk Valley Today Events Calendar.
Hometown 4th of July

Hometown 4th of July

The Hometown 4th of July is Coming!

First Night Oneonta, Five Star Subaru, and Leaf Inc. have a full schedule Hometown 4th of July of FREE admission, alcohol-free fun lined up for Monday, July 4th in beautiful Neahwa Park!

This year’s event is dedicated to David and Lois Brenner.




Parade down Main Street, Oneonta and into Neahwa Park. (Line up is at noon at the Foothills Performing Arts Center on Market Street at 12:15 and the parade steps off at 1 pm. Please e-mail firstnightoneonta@gmail.com)


Celebration of arts and culture in Neahwa Park featuring Live Music, Dance, Kids Activities, Arts and Crafts, Fabulous Food and much more! This year’s headliners are Alex Torres and Driftwood.


Fabulous Fireworks Display Sponsored by Five Star Subaru!

10pm – 11:00pm

Fireworks After Party with Cosmic Karma Fire Spinners and Hanzolo!

For questions and more info you can find discover more Here.

There are events happening across the Mohawk Valley. See what is happening near you by visiting the Mohawk Valley Today Events Calendar.

4th of July Parade

Fourth of July Parade

The Schoharie County Chamber of Commerce is excited to be hosting a county-wide Fourth of July Parade in the Village of Sharon Springs beginning at 10:00AM.

The Parade begins at 10 AM on the Fourth of July. Your involvement in the Sharon Springs Fourth of July Parade is welcomed. The parade will feature floats and entries from all over Schoharie County and beyond.

Organizations and businesses are encouraged to participate by submitting a parade entry application. You may enter a float, antiques cars, tractors, groups carrying banners, or something promoting your business, etc.

The parade will begin at Dairyland on Route 20; proceed west on Highway 20 to Chestnut Street and proceeds to the Athletic Field off of Chestnut Street. (The parade route is 1 mile in length, SO you may want to make an entry where you can ride.)

Many volunteers are needed to make this year’s event a success. Volunteer information can be found on
the Schoharie County Chamber’s website at the address below.

Registration for the parade is required and Registration Forms are due to the Schoharie County Chamber by June 30, 2022.

Town of Herkimer July 4th Fireworks Celebration

The Town of Herkimer is hosting a 4th of July Fireworks Celebration on Thursday, June 30 from 6 p.m. until the conclusion of the fireworks display (Rain date is Thursday, July 7).

Come and enjoy food, entertainment, and fun for the whole family.

Herkimer Town Councilwoman Kathy Penree invites YOU to return of Fireworks Over Herkimer from 6 to 10 pm on Thursday, June 30, at Herkimer County Community College. If you want to help sponsor the event please email: holidaysinherkimer@gmail.com

4th of July Evening Concert & Fireworks

The Springfield 4th of July Parade is back!

Join us in Springfield Center for a Hometown 4th of July Parade starting at 11:00am sharp, followed by a patriotic celebration with Brooks’ chicken barbecue, music by the Cooperstown Community Band, historical displays, quilt show, raffles, and much more at the Springfield Community Center.

The Springfield 4th of July Parade first began in 1914 and is believed to be the second-oldest ongoing 4th of July Parade in the Country, welcoming fire departments, veterans’ groups, and community organizations from all over the region to be honored in our nearly hour-long parade featuring floats, marching bands, equestrians, and all kinds of surprises!

This year, as the Town of Springfield (Est. 1797) marks it’s 225th anniversary, the theme “Hometown 4th of July – Enduring Traditions” is an invitation to celebrate your favorite American traditions with us.

After the celebration in Springfield Center, head to the beach at Glimmerglass State Park for a free evening concert featuring the Council Rock Band starting at 7:30pm, followed by a display of fireworks at dusk!

Springfield… the place to be on the 4th of July!

To participate in the parade, just fill out the free online entry form at this link: https://forms.gle/EuK5YxA33saAZk6y6

Arrive early for free parade parking at the Springfield Community Center. Email springfield.july4@gmail.com for more information.


North & South Dakotas  |  FLAME! The Band  |  Erin Harkes

Free Admission, Donation accepted

Due to limited chairs onsite, we encourage you to bring a lawn chair and enjoy a night of live music in the beautiful Sherman’s Amusement Park!

Get tickets here.

About the Artists

North & South Dakota

Formed in early 2011 by original members Zack Hay (Guitar & Vocals), Colin Hunt (Bass), and Mark Retajczyk (Guitar & Vocals), The North & South Dakotas set out crafting a sound that paid homage to the spirit of old time american music, mountain folk, and singer-songwriter traditions.  Though the band spent many years as a five-piece with drummer Mike Graves, and the past two years as a more traditional bluegrass quartet with utility man Nayt Patenaude (Dobro, Banjo, Mandolin), the Dakotas continue on as an ever-rotating cast of string players from the Upstate NY region.  In this more intimate setting, the band continues to write original, genre-sweeping music that makes use of their trademark vocal harmonies and the musical sensibilities of each band member’s different background. Frequent celebrity appearances featuring members of Brain Medicine, Rambler’s Home,  Let’s Be Leonard, and The Saratoga Strings Band.

FLAME! The Band

Flame, a group of talented musicians from upstate New York who happen to have disabilities, has been capturing the world’s attention for more than a decade. In 2003, Lexington, an agency in Fulton County, NY that supports people with developmental disabilities, held a talent show from which Flame was born. The band has been changing the world through their music ever since.

Flame has performed at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the House of Blues, both in Cleveland, Ohio; had a feature story in People magazine; and a segment on ABC TV’s Good Morning America. They have brought their message of inspiration to people and performances all over the world – Flame has played to audiences from Athens, Greece to all four corners of the continental United States.

Flame currently performs for national and statewide conventions, corporate conferences, civic events, schools, dances and private parties. The band’s song list contains over 100 classic hits – rock, country, and blues – from the past five decades.

These musicians connect with people of all ages and backgrounds like no other, from singing children to dancing executives. They give parents of children with disabilities hope that it is possible to have their own child achieve great things, and even more importantly, have a fun and fulfilling life like those in the band.

Flame has released six CDs and a single; they travel on a custom tour bus in the greater Northeast area and use commercial airlines to fly all over the world, helping them spread their message of hope and inspiration.

Flame’s mission is to bring their music and message to the rest of the world to help change how the public perceives people with disabilities and increase the awareness and acceptance of all people.

Erin Harkes

It’s hard to say exactly what Erin Harkes is. She’s a singer/songwriter. She’s a full time musician. She’s also a part time standup comedian. Whatever she is doing she is doing it on stage!

Erin began writing her own songs at age 19 and has released four albums of original material since then. Her first CD was aptly titled “Bar Napkins and Magic Markers” due to the crude way the lyrics were jotted down during her college years.

Her music comes from triumphs over tragedy. Though sometimes somber there’s always a resounding theme of resilience. The power of her voice and the emotion that comes through her lyrics make you want to sit and listen to every word.  Erin’s lyrics tell stories of her life, sung through a big voice that’s often compared to Janis Joplin.  Hearing Erin sing is a powerful experience that grabs anyone within earshot.

Erin’s spontaneity and willingness to perform won her a spot on “Battle of the Instant Bands” on the Jimmy Fallon show in April of 2010.  Having only 20 minutes to prepare with an impromptu band made up of complete strangers, Erin won over both Jimmy Fallon and the studio audience by naming the band (“Fallon Angels”) and the song (“Free Jimmy”) – the band performed the song with Erin on vocals to an explosive audience response and easily won the contest.

After years of being told she was funny, on and off stage, in 2012 Erin decided to try her hand at standup comedy. Having found great comfort in front of an audience she was able to make this transition smoothly. In a very short amount of time she achieved much local success and has since performed nearly every major club in NYC and in Toronto and Montreal. She is also a regular feature at Funny Bone Comedy Clubs across the country.

Erin is regularly voted Best Singer/Songwriter, Solo Musician and Comedian in the Capital Region by the Times Union Reader’s Poll, The Alt and the (sadly now defunct) Metroland.  She has been the subject of several cover stories by both of those newspapers.  She is definitely a local favorite. Erin has had the privilege to have shared the stage with national acts such as David Allen Coe, Leon Russell, Melissa Ferrick, Eric Burden and recently opened for one of her musical idols, Beth Hart. In comedy she has worked with Jeff Dye, Demetri Martin and In Living Color’s Tommy Davidson.

Erin likes to say that music is her spouse and comedy is her mistress. She tries to give them equal amounts of love and attention. Whether singing songs or telling jokes, Erin commands attention every time she steps foot on stage.

Independence Day Festival

Hey Amsterdam, we’re excited to announce Amsterdam’s Independence Day Festival Sponsored by DANVANN is BACK for 2022.

Come celebrate the 4th of July down at Riverlink Park and the Mohawk Valley Gateway Overlook in Amsterdam, New York on Sunday, July 3rd!

The Albany Symphony Orchestra along with fireworks, food trucks, face painting and great food & drink specials at Astoria Landing make the Amsterdam Waterfront the place to be to enjoy a spectacular Independence Day!

  • Amsterdam Bird Watching Walk 7-9:30am
  • Yoga on the Mohawk Valley Gateway Overlook 10-11am
  • Orchestra Rehearsal 3:00-5:30pm
  • Amsterdam’s X-Squade Water Skie Show 5:30-6:45pm
  • Opening Act on side stage 6:45-7:15pm
  • On the Canals FREE Plein Air Painting Class 7pm
  • Albany Symphony Main Stage 7:30-9:30pm
  • HUGE Firework Display 9:30pm

Enjoy a beautiful day and night down on the historic Mohawk River!