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2013 Fourth Of July Events For Central New York

Happy 4th of July!  Hopefully this day finds you off from work and ready for some 4th of July festivities.  Here’s a look at some Fourth of July events happening in Central New York today.

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Flickr/Jeff Kubina

The City of Utica celebrates the 4th today with fireworks, live music and a halfmoon eating contest for kids.  The fun happens at Proctor Park in Utica, with the halfmoon eating contest at 5 and the parade at 6.  The parade begins at the corner of Culver Ave. and Sherman Drive and continues north  to Proctor Park.  Fireworks are going to be presented by Frankfort based American Fireworks Manufacturing.

Free parking and shuttle service for Utica’s 4th of July events begins at 3:30 from the parking lot of Delorio’s Bakery on Bleecker Street.

Hamilton has a full day of events to celebrate the Fourth.  The village green will feature a farmer’s market and entertainment.  The annual holiday parade leaves the airpark at 10:30am.  Keep in mind Route 12B will be blocked off at 10am for the parade.  Colgate University will host fireworks at dusk.

 Inlet will have live music and fireworks beginning at 7:30 at Arrowhead Park, 160 State Route 28.


 Old Forge offers a free concert at 7:30 and fireworks over the Old Forge Pond.  The Forge Festival of Arts & Crafts runs from 9am until 8:30 at the Adirondack Bank parking lot.

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Springfield Center’s parade starts at 11am.  After the parade, enjoy live music, Brooks BBQ, games, displays and a quilt show.

Kirkland has postponed their fireworks because of the recent flooding but the Kirkland parade gets underway at 7 tonight.  The fireworks have been moved to August 24th.

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