Where to See 4th of July Fireworks Around Rochester

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How my family celebrated 4th of July growing up is a core memory for me — from the fireworks display to the people we spent time with, even down to the slushies and Twizzlers we had each year for the holiday. Without adding pressure to our plates to make Independence Day extra memorable, I think it’s important for us mamas to remember that even the little things can create that magical nostalgia for our kids.

Now as a mom, I love to watch my kids’ faces light up as they marvel at the night sky popping with miraculous showers of light. No matter where we see fireworks together, it’s always a sweet memory.

Rochester has a ton of options to view fireworks displays on July 4th, and Rochester Mom Collective is here to help you find the spot your family goes to each year!

Penfield Independence Day Celebration

June 29
Harris Whalen Park
2126 Penfield Rd.
Penfield, NY 14526
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The celebration begins with The Penfield Independence Day Parade at 10:00 a.m. and continues in Harr...

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Sweden Clarkson’s 3rd of July Celebration

July 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sweden Clarkson Recreation
4927 Lake Rd S
Brockport, NY 14420 United States
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Activities and games for kids, food, and fireworks at dusk! Bring lawn chairs/blankets.

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Greece Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration

July 4 @ 6:30 am - 10:30 pm
Greece Town Hall Campus
1 Vince Tofany Blvd
Greece, NY
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6:30 AM – 5K Freedom Run Registration 7:00 AM – 5K Race Begins 8:00 AM – Super Hero Sprint Ch...

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Brighton 4th of July

July 4 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Meridian Centre Park
700 Meridian Centre Blvd
Rochester, NY 14618 United States
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5K Race at Brighton High School, 8:00 a.m. The rest of the festivities are at Meridian Centre Park! ...

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GCV&M Independence Day Celebration

July 4 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Genesee Country Village & Museum
1410 Flint Hill Road
Mumford, New York 14511
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Join in for the annual Independence Day Celebration at Genessee Country Village & Museum – the...

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Irondequoit 4th of July Festival

July 4 @ 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Irondequoit Town Hall Campus
1280 Titus Ave
Rochester, NY
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Loads of family fun with laser tag, a ball pit, corn hole games, 10K and Fun Run, and more. The para...

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Henrietta July 4th Fireworks Celebration

July 4 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Veterans Memorial Park
595 Calkins Road
Henrietta, NY 14623
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The fun begins at 4:00 p.m. with children’s activities, live music, local food vendors, and fo...

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Red Wings Game + July 4th Fireworks

July 4 @ 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Innovative Field
1 Morrie Silver Way
Rochester, NY 14608
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Why not make a night out at the baseball field part of your July 4th celebration this year? Our very...

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Downtown Rochester Fireworks Extravaganza

July 4 @ 10:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Celebrate the classic extravaganza with a 15-20 minute fireworks display over downtown. Park in Sist...

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Amanda G.
Amanda grew up on the west side of Rochester before getting married and moving to Charleston, SC. She and her husband adopted their two boys as toddlers from South Korea in 2017 and 2019. She loves adventuring, watching her boys try new things, and helping out at their schools. Amanda has a social work degree and a background in non-profit work. She is currently Managing Editor for Charleston Moms after being a contributing writer for several years. After a decade in the southern heat, her little family decided they would thrive more in the Rochester area, and found their home on the east side in 2022. Amanda is thrilled to now be contributing locally for Rochester Mom Collective! She is a quirky, creative soul who enjoys expressing through writing, art/decor, dance, drums, and singing (commonly incorrect lyrics).