Thompson Park Fireworks 2023


At the fireworks show, enjoy food and music from local vendors as well as an inflatable bounce house and games to play for children.

Fireworks will start at 9:30 PM as part of this FREE public event.

As part of the fireworks display, you will witness an astounding show of lights from all across the city.


Nothing beats a small town 4th of July celebration! Thousands of people line the streets, watch a parade pass by Thompson Park, and gather there before enjoying an incredible fireworks show at nightfall. This year, Lincoln Hills Farms hosts their event, complete with live music by ROC Star Academy as well as 5K and 10K races, goat petting opportunities, food vendors, and games!

This year marks the return of this event after it was canceled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With fireworks sure to impress all attendees and entertainment provided by Syracuse Symphoria at Lakeside Pavilion followed by fireworks illuminating the skies at 9:45 pm, it promises to be an eventful evening!

7 News anchor Makenzie Piatt will emcee the concert and fireworks at Thompson Park in Watertown. Double Barrel Blues Band will begin playing at 5:30 pm while Orchestra of Northern New York performs from 8 to 10 p.m. Fireworks will follow afterward to mark Independence Day weekend celebrations; 7 News is proud to sponsor this event; 2022 WWNY and its respective publishers reserve all rights.


WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) — Thompson Park hosted an elaborate fireworks display to honor Independence Day this Thursday, marking a unique event since last year’s fireworks event was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A huge turnout enjoyed this annual tradition.

At dusk, the fireworks began, with this year’s display costing the city $10,000 – double its usual budget. They were set off to music provided by Orchestra of Northern New York while 7 News anchor Makenzie Piatt served as hostess.

Early attendees at the fireworks were treated to delicious meals and drinks from local restaurants like American Diner, Crust & Crumb Bakery Cafeteria, Covered Bridge Brew Haus, and Grasshoppers. Furthermore, free activities such as spin art, dunk tank dumpings, and petting zoo visits were available, and donations were accepted as well. The event was free to attend; donations would only be accepted upon leaving.

As well as fireworks, the parade included floats, firetrucks, and motorcycles; live music (including an appearance by George Birge); a beer garden on the north side of the town square; as well as plenty of activities designed to keep kids occupied and amused.

MetraPark provides an unforgettable Fourth of July fireworks show, free and open to the public. Parking spaces are available in both lower and upper lots. Bring along a blanket or lawn chair and take in this spectacle while food and two movies (Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny and Ruby Gillman’s Teenage Kraken) play out simultaneously. There will also be face painters, animal balloon artists, and bounce houses available!


At this event, there is something fun for people of all ages to play at this event, including corn hole, badminton, bocce ball, and lawn bowling. Additionally, there is also a light-up toy area for children and families to enjoy together.

There’s nothing quite as memorable as celebrating Independence Day in a small town, from attending the parade through Thompson Park until dusk when fireworks start up their spectacular show – an annual tradition many locals look forward to each year!

This year’s celebration was a tremendous success despite COVID-19. A large crowd attended, and an orchestra of Northern New York music provided an excellent accompaniment for an incredible fireworks display that was the largest in Thompson Park’s history.


East Brunswick will host their annual Fourth of July Celebration this year with a concert and fireworks. This free and open-to-the-public event features several vendors – such as the Town of East Brunswick Youth Council’s face painting and balloon twisting activities for children – along with food trucks and giveaways.

Watertown, NY (WWNY) – On Thursday night, Thompson Park in Watertown will host an exciting event featuring an Orchestra of Northern New York concert and fireworks displays. The park can be found off Mulberry Street near Crispin Field for this spectacular show!

At this year’s event, guests can find a beer garden and food vendors, live music from ROC Star Academy and kid-oriented games, a parade, 5K/10K races, as well as fireworks set to start at dusk.

There’s nothing quite as enjoyable as celebrating the 4th of July with family and friends in a small town. From food to fireworks displays, your celebration is sure to delight all attendees! Don’t miss this year’s spectacular shows that are sure to amaze you.

Jamesburg Civic Association and Monroe Recreation Department will host fireworks at 9:30 PM for this spectacular show, sponsored by both organizations. These stunning spectacles will be shot off from an observation deck on the south shore of Oneida River for maximum impact!

The city is gearing up for its largest fireworks display in recent times. Visible from all areas of Richmond Twp and Borough, guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets for an optimal viewing experience.


Thompson Park hosts an annual Fourth of July event that offers families an enjoyable holiday celebration in a fun-filled, family-oriented environment. Enjoy food, music, and fireworks displays by nightfall at this free community celebration. Bring along friends and neighbors – early arrival is encouraged since parking will be limited and illegally parked cars could face ticketing or towing from city authorities, so please follow all parking rules when attending this year’s celebration!

Before the fireworks commence at approximately 8:30 p.m., attendees can enjoy food from various vendors as well as beverages such as soda, cider, and an assortment of snacks; in addition to this, there will be games such as corn hole, badminton, and lawn bowling to participate in.

Watertown area residents will get an extra special treat this year as their fireworks display features more impressive fireworks than in previous years, and they will even have access to an online live stream of it all!

As well as fireworks, the parade will also include local bands. A fireworks show will follow after starting at 9:30 a.m.

Watertown’s tradition of fireworks at Thompson Park has long been enjoyed by residents and tourists alike. Last year, due to CO poisoning concerns, however, this annual celebration had to be postponed, but it has returned this year!

There will be no rain date for the fireworks show; residents should bring lawn chairs and blankets for optimal viewing comfort. Should inclement weather arise, Freedom Hall will remain open as a shelter in case any visitors require cover during their visit to Freedom Park. Admission and parking for this free public event is available; however space may be limited.

Alongside fireworks, this event will include a live performance by the Orchestra of Northern New York featuring both patriotic music as well as songs from Broadway musicals.

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