4th of July Rochester NY

Jun 24, 2016

julyflagThe  4th of July is almost here! It’s one of our favorite days of summer, and there are so many ways to celebrate.  We’ve put together a list of things happening out & about and some stay-at-home alternatives.  As we celebrate our Nation’s Independence, we want to thank those who have fought for our freedom.  Wishing everyone much fun & time with loved ones this 4th!  Check out our revised guide to July 4th Rochester NY

For the Hit-the-Towners

So you wanna get up and get out to celebrate this year!  We hear ya loud & clear!  There are TONS of great festivities happening around town, here are some of the highlights:

Rochester Redwings

redwingsCelebrate our Nation’s Independence with an All-American game of baseball!  The Rochester Redwings will be playing a home game versus the Buffalo Bisons.  The game starts at 7:15, and they’ll finish off the night with some awesome fireworks!  Get there early for a pre-game autograph!  The players will also have patriotic uniforms that will be auctioned off, so get in on the game!

 City of Rochester Celebration

We know how to get it done in style when it comes to the 4th of July in Rochester NY!  Here’s the details:

 rocket-461750_960_720Each year, Rochester celebrates the July 4th Independence Day holiday in style with a spectacular display of fireworks. Festivities begin on the Main Street Bridge, from South Ave to Exchange.  People gather at 7 p.m. to hear the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra on the Main Street Bridge. The fireworks light up the skies at 10 p.m. 

Main Street Bridge, Rochester: RPO’s Independence Day Concert at Main Street Bridge 9pm. A Rochester tradition! Celebrate Independence Day with the RPO’s annual concert in downtown Rochester. Music Director Ward Stare leads a program of patriotic favorites, followed by the City’s spectacular fireworks display. Ward Stare conducting. 

If you’re visiting a friend in another neck of the woods, no worries.   For a complete listing of area fireworks shows, visit Rochester Kids Out & About.

For the Stay-at-Homers

Looking for a more mellow 4th of July?  With a hectic schedule, we sure can’t blame you!  If you don’t want to navigate a crowded parking lot, or you need to stay home to console your anti-firework puppy, you can still have a great 4th:

Food for the Fourth

strawberries-1446444_960_720From breakfast all the way until late night snacks, we’ve got some star-spangled ideas from Betty Crocker.  Of course she has a great guide that includes tons of recipes!  One of them is sure to be in your wheelhouse.

Game on for the 4th

Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest

This game is for kids of all ages.  For the record, an 83 year old won last year.   Kill two birds with a dessert that doubles as a fun activity.  And, it turns out watermelon is good for you.

Water Balloon Mayhem

water-171756_960_720It’s time to up your water balloon game, especially since you can buy an apparatus that fills and ties them off for you! (you’re welcome).  We love the idea of water balloon volleyball and water balloon squat relay that we found on

Whatever your plans for this 4th of July, we hope you & your family enjoy!  We are so thankful to be part of this community and this great nation.  How cool that so many events are happening right around the corner from our East Ave. neighborhood!  Contact us today and embrace your space!

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  1. Tony on November 12, 2016 at 1:11 am

    I meant to post this months ago, but I took the family to the Red Wings game for the 4th celebration, and it was a blast. We haven’t been to a baseball game in years, and I forgot how much fun they are. Thanks for the suggestion!!