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New York State's 4th of July Celebration presented by Price Chopper and Market 32 at the Empire State Plaza

  • 4th of july logo
  • crowd at empire state plaza
  • evening concert
  • three musicians
  • colorful fireworks
  • yellow fireworks
  • fireworks
  • pink fireworks
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Cost: FREE ADMISSION

Enjoy New York State's 4th of July Celebration presented by Price Chopper and Market 32 at the Empire State Plaza!

Price Chopper and Market 32 have presented this Albany tradition since our country's bicentennial celebration in 1976.

The annual event features live music and fun for the whole family, including the best fireworks show in the region. Each year, more than 20,000 people gather on the Plaza and in the surrounding neighborhoods to enjoy the day.

New York State’s 4th of July celebration is recognized as the biggest and best in upstate New York. Activities include a naturalization ceremony, a military flyover, fun for the kids, dozens of vendors, plus music by Dennis DeYoung, lead vocalist of STYX hits “Come Sail Away”, “Babe”, “Mr. Roboto”, The Best of Times”, “Don’t Let It End”, “Show Me The Way”, and “Lady”.

2019 Schedule:

  • 3:00 p.m. - Welcome and Naturalization Ceremony
  • 4:00 p.m. - Narthanalaya Dance
  • 4:30 p.m. - Powerhouse Funk Band
  • 6:00 p.m. - Sawyer Fredericks
  • 7:15 p.m. - Official Program
  • 7:45 p.m. - Dennis DeYoung and the Music of STYX
  • 9:15 p.m. - Fireworks

The use of sparklers and fireworks is not permitted at the Empire State Plaza. All bags and backpacks will be subject to search. No animals or pets (excludes ADA-defined service animals) will be allowed.


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