Where to see the fireworks 2013

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There's gonna be fireworks.

The Fourth of July is Thursday. Time for fireworks!

After the jump, a short list of places you can ooooh and aaahhhh while watching the Capital Region sky light up.

Going someplace else for a fireworks show? Tell us where.

Wednesday, July 3

Averill Park
Butler Park, Averill Park, 9 pm. (map)
No fireworks in Butler park.

At Saratoga Casino and Raceway, fireworks start at 9:15, free admission. You can also get a great view by parking along the fence.

West Mountain
Fireworks follow the annual Summer Jam concert at West Mountain Ski Resort in Queensbury, 10 pm.

Thursday, July 4

Congress Park
In Saratoga Springs' Congress Park at 9:30 pm. Part of the All-American Celebration, with a family festival, bbq, readings of the Declaration of Independence.

Clifton Park
Following the July 4th Celebration at the Common, which includes a parade, amusement rides, pony rides and a petting zoo. Fireworks at dusk.

Empire State Plaza
At 9:20 pm. Part of the NYS 4th of July celebration on the ESP. The celebration starts at 2p.m. and includes music, fair food, a double dutch performance and more. Find a space early, it gets pretty crowded.

Joe Bruno Stadium, Troy
Following the Tri-City ValleyCats game.

Lake George
In Shephard Park (map), Lake George, 9:30 p.m. Fireworks over Lake George.

Friday, July 5

Joe Bruno Stadium, Troy
Following the Tri-City ValleyCats game.

Saturday, July 6

Fireworks start at dusk (9 pm), as part of the annual Steamboat Meet at the Waterford Harbor Visitor Center and promenade. You can see them from the Waterford quay, the river, and Peebles Island State Park. The festival runs from 9 am to 9 pm, and includes working steamboats, crafts, food music.

Speculator's 4th of July Celebration, parade at 7 pm, fireworks after dark. Speculator is a little bit of a trip (map). But if you didn't have the chance to get away during the week, you might take a drive up to the Adirondacks. It's a cute small town celebration and the lights over the lake are beautiful, especially if you can find a way to see them from a boat.

Friday, July 12

The annual fireworks display at Jumpin' Jack's was postponed because of high water levels -- it's been moved to July 12. There's a US Water Ski team show and concert before. Events start at 7 pm.

Earlier on AOA:
+ Best view of the fireworks of the ESP fireworks?
+ Where to watch the ESP fireworks with kids?
+ Google Maps: A map created by Craig of places to watch the ESP fireworks

photo: Crystal Capritta


There are no fireworks at Butler Park in Averill Park on the 3rd or at all this weekend.

Editors: Fixed. Thanks for flagging that.

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