July 4th fireworks are a big part of summer, and tend to draw big crowds. This year, that's part of the problem in light of COVID-19 - forcing many communities to reschedule their events.

While most of New York State - including the Mohawk Valley and Central New York regions - move toward a full reopening, there are still concerns about large crowds gathering together. That concern has led several communities to decide to postpone their planned fireworks displays.

The following towns and cities have decided to postpone their July 4th celebrations:

Old Forge, Town of Webb - postponed, new date not announced. Updates on Old Forge Facebook page. 

City of Utica, Proctor Park fireworks - postponed, new date not selected.

Village of Clinton, July 4th parade and fireworks, cancelled.

Several places have not yet made a decision about their July 4th fireworks, including Sylvan Beach, which - according to Facebook events - are still planning to host their fireworks.

We will update this story as more information becomes available, letting you know where you may still be able to catch some fireworks, and what is cancelled or postponed.

If you know of any events that have been cancelled, let us know at beth@lite987.com


These are the towns and villages that hosted fireworks in 2019 - along with the current status. If there is no status listed, we will update when we find out about definite plans.

Auburn - Likely Cancelled
Cazenovia - CANCELLED
Clinton - CANCELLED
Cooperstown - CANCELLED
Hamilton - Colgate University - STILL ON
Inlet - CANCELLED
Lake George - CANCELLED
Long Lake - UNDETERMINED - Check HERE for updates: mylonglake.com/summer-calendar/
New York Mills - CANCELLED
Old Forge, Lakefront - POSTPONED
Oswego, Lakefront - Scheduled for July 5th
Richfield Springs, Canadarago Lake - STILL ON - Details HERE
Rome, Honor America Days - POSTPONED
Saratoga Lake - Still on. Details HERE.
Schroon Lake - CANCELLED
Scotia - Likely Cancelled
Sherrill - CANCELLED
Speculator - STILL ON - Details on Facebook HERE
Springfield Center, Glimmerglass State Park - CANCELLED
Sylvan Beach - CANCELLED for July 5th
Syracuse, NYS Fairgrounds - Likely CANCELLED
Utica, Proctor Park - POSTPONED
Vernon, Vernon Downs - CANCELLED