New York State's Fourth of July Celebration | New York by Rail

july, 2022

04jul5:00 pm10:00 pmNew York State's Fourth of July Celebration5:00 pm - 10:00 pm Empire State Plaza, Downtown Albany NY 12242

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New York State’s Fourth of July Celebration

Watch fireworks and celebrate Independence Day at the Empire State Plaza in Albany, New York.

fireworks over The Egg Performing Arts Center at the Empire State Plaza in Albany

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Watching the Fireworks

Each year Price Chopper & Market 32 hosts a special celebration with music and fireworks for Independence Day at the Empire State Plaza. The event is known as the largest of its kind in Upstate New York and typically draws in large crowds from all over.

The celebration is making its comeback in 2022, on July 4th from 5 to 10 p.m. The Fourth of July celebration is free to attend, making it more accessible to the general public.

More at the Celebration

Aside from fireworks, you can experience live music and food from a variety of vendors. This year, Starship featuring Micky Thomas is performing at the celebration for a night of rock music. You can watch this concert for free while attending the event before witnessing the fireworks. While you’re there, you’ll have plenty of food options to eat while enjoying the patriotic night.

Take Amtrak to Empire State Plaza

Attend New York State’s Fourth of July Celebration via Amtrak to Albany-Rensselaer Station—Don’t forget to use the Amtrak See New York and Save 15% discount! The station is 2.2 miles away from Empire State Plaza, making it an easy and convenient option to get to the event.

Pick up your reserved NYTRAIN Enterprise Rent-a-Car rental car at Albany-Rensselaer Station. Click here to reserve your car or call the Rensselaer office today at 518-427-3893.


(Monday) 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Empire State Plaza

Downtown Albany NY 12242