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So much is happening in Dutchess County this Independence Day weekend! Residents and visitors alike can celebrate their freedom with wealth of spectacular events from baseball to balloons – dragon races to fireworks! Map out a path to patriotism across the County and enjoy a safe holiday weekend!

Click on each event to link to specific website for more information.

Hudson Valley Renegades baseball at Dutchess Stadium with Fireworks after the game!
Thursday, July 3 and Saturday, July 5th

Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce Hot Air Balloon Festival
Friday, July 4th thru Sunday, July 6th (Mass balloon launches on Sat & Sun morning)

Dragon Boat Races on the Hudson River
Saturday, July 5th

Local Independence Day Parade & Firework celebrations

Friday, July 4th
Hyde Park Independence Day Parade
Old Fashioned Independence Day at Clermont State Historic Site (fireworks)
East Fishkill Independence Day (concert and fireworks)
City of Poughkeepsie Fireworks Spectacular

Saturday, July 5th
City of Beacon Independence Day Celebration (fireworks)

For more details on the events listed above please visit Dutchess County Tourism

Dutchess County Government offices will be closed in observance of the Independence Day holiday on Friday, July 4th.

We wish you and your family a safe and happy Independence Day weekend.
Remember, don’t drink and drive. Law enforcement will be conducting STOP-DWI enforcement efforts throughout the holiday weekend.
Read more here.

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    Last Updated: 7/3/2014