Summer is finally here, and tons of folks across the country are preparing to celebrate our nation's birthday.
Although the Town of Southeast will not host fireworks this Independence Day, there are plenty of places in the region to see those colorful "booms" light up the sky.
Check out the list below for fireworks and fun close to home, and be sure to tell us in the comments section below if we've missed a show.
Concert and Fireworks at Peekskill’s Riverfront Green Park
When/Where: 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 4/ at Hudson Avenue and Route 9 in Peekskill
Details: Blues and funk band Black Dirt will play a concert at before the fireworks are set off.
Fanfare and Fireworks at Kensico Dam Plaza Music Fest
When/Where: Tuesday night/ in Valhalla
Details: Pre-concert entertainment begins at 6, the Bensen-Scott Big Band takes the stage at 8 p.m. and fireworks will follow at approximately 9:15. Commemorate Independence Day,with rousing American patriotic music followed by a spectacular fireworks display, presented by Westchester County Parks.
Price: Free (admission and parking; carpooling is suggested, as is bringing lawn chairs or blankets for seating)
Great American Concert and Picnic in Garrison
When/Where: 5 p.m. Monday/Boscobel House and Gardens (1601 Route 9D in Garrison)
Details: Celebrate the U.S.A. Pack your picnic, blankets and chairs and get into the patriotic spirit on Boscobel's great lawn overlooking the West Point Military Academy and the Hudson River, one of America’s most historic and inspirational vistas. Start your celebrations early with a picnic and outdoor concert overlooking the Hudson River. Enjoy patriotic tunes with family
Price: $16 (includes picnic, concert, and parking; children 12 and younger are free)
Independence Day Fair at John Jay Homestead
When/Where: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday/ in Katonah
Details: Join Friends of John Jay Homestead and the Rotary Club of Bedford-Armonk for a celebration of America's founding at the Independence Day Fair. Bring your family for the reading of the Declaration of Independence and sign a copy. Family fun includes sheep herding, bee keeping and blacksmith demonstrations, crafts, hayrides, games, live music, log cutting and plenty of food from the grill. Enter a pie for the apple pie contest!
Price: Free (for admission to grounds and reading are free; food, house tours and some special activities are available by ticket purchase)
Pops, Patriots & Fireworks
When/Where: 8 p.m. Wednesday/Venetian Theater at in Bedford
Details: Michael Barrett leads the Orchestra of St. Luke’s in the music of George Gershwin. Some of his greatest works, the Rhapsody in Blue, performed by John Musto, and hit songs sung by Darius DeHaas and Carla Jablonski will complete the patriotic preparations for the pyrotechnic fireworks to follow.
Price: Tickets are $30, $40, $50, $60 and $70 (children younger than 16 are half price)
Rye Playland Fireworks
When/Where: 9:30 p.m. Wednesday/Rye Playland
Details: Come enjoy rides during the day and an exciting fireworks show choreographed to music. The fireworks will continue every Wednesday and Friday at 9:15pm through August 31st.
Price: Fireworks are free
When/Where: 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturday/Reis Park in Somers
Details: Day includes the 4rd Annual Lynn Adams Memorial 5k run & 1 mile walk & talk-a-thon, opening ceremonies, famous Lions barbeque, annual Taste of Somers, Wright Reis Homestead Tours, SYSO all-star games, children’s & family games, waterslide, entertainment and music.
Open to Somers residents and their guests only, For further information please contact the Recreation Office at 232-8441
Town of Lewisboro Fireworks Spectacular
When/Where: 7 p.m. Saturday/ (Fields 3, 4 and 5)
Details: It is a family night of entertainment and fireworks with Annie and the Natural Wonder Band and Detour at 8 p.m. At dusk the fireworks begin. Picknicking, blankets, chairs are welcome, and food and drinks will be sold.
Price: $20 per car (designated parking begins at 5 p.m.)