Utica gears up for community celebration

Fireworks at Proctor Park


The City of Utica has partnered up with The Genesis Group to give the residents a grand celebration this Fourth of July.

The festivities begin with the Fourth of July parade beginning at Our Lady of Lourdes Church and proceed north to the Memorial Parkway. The parade starts at 11 a.m. Genesee Street will be closed to traffic during the parade until approximately noon.

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After, come out and celebrate at Proctor Park on Culver Avenue, Utica at the Party in the Park with live music from La Banda Rossa (6 p.m.), The Easy Money Big Band (7 p.m.) and Holidaye (8 p.m.) with fireworks at dusk. This is going to be the largest display yet … 30 minutes. There also will be 8 bounce houses for the kids to have an adventure on. The event has strived to have all nationalities represented through food. There will be several local food vendors including The Grape Vine and Smokey’s BBQ Chicken. Make sure you bring your appetite. There will also be a beer garden for those that are 21 and older provided by F.X. Matt Brewery Co.

There will be a shuttle service that will be running between Mohawk Valley Community College and Proctor Park.

Here is a list of fireworks around Central New York:

Wednesday, July 2:

Oneida Lake at Harborview Drive, Sylvan Beach
Hickories Park, Owego
Thursday, July 3:

Erwin Park, Boonville
Tupper Lake Municipal Park on Demars Boulevard, Tupper Lake
Emerson Park on East Lake Road, Owasco
Intersection of Route 81/Route 11 bridges, Brewerton
Downtown, Clayton
Dwyer Memorial Park, Cortland
Rolling Wheels Raceway on Route 5, Elbridge
Ballpark Field at Stewart Park, Ithaca
Dwyer Memorial Park on Main Street, Little York


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Friday, July 4:

Old Forge Lakefront on Lakeview Avenue, Old Forge
Proctor Park, Utica
Clinton Central School on Chenango Avenue, Clinton
NBT Bank Stadium, Syracuse
Boldt Castle, Alexandria Bay
Paper Mill Island on Spensieri Avenue, Baldwinsville
NYSEG Stadium, Binghamton
Brewerton Speedway in Route 11, Brewerton
Lakeside Park on Route 20, Cazenovia
Farmers Museum, Cooperstown
Cortland Country Club, Cortland
Highland Park on Hooper Road, Endwell
Veterans Memorial Park on James Street, Hornell
Mid’s Park on Main Street, Lake Placid
Village Park, Manlius
Oswego County Fairgrounds, Sandy Creek
Sackets Harbor Battlefield Site, Sackets Harbor
Lake Flower Boat Launch, Saranac Lake
Ticonderoga Bicentennial Park, Ticonderoga
Tioga Downs, Nichols
Clute Memorial Park, Watkins Glen (Rain date is July 5)
East Branch Fireman’s Field, East Branch

Saturday, July 5:

East Branch Fireman’s Field, East Branch
Fair Haven State Park, Fair Haven
Fulton Speedway, Fulton
Neahwa Park, Oneonta
Oswego Speedway, Oswego
Airborne International Speedway, Plattsburgh
NBT Bank Stadium, Syracuse

Fireworks shows start at dusk unless stated otherwise.

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