(PLATTSBURGH- June 15th 2023) - Our nation will celebrate its 247th birthday this year, and what better way to spend your Fourth of July by joining us in Downtown Plattsburgh at the annual Fourth of July Celebration on Tuesday July 4th 2023! This year’s celebration will feature a parade, free concert, downtown food court and a spectacular fireworks show!
“When we relaunched the parade in 2021 after the pandemic pause, we’ve been steadily expanding and growing the event. This year we’re excited to bring back many of the most popular features of the parade including an expanded fireworks display, food trucks, and free live music.” says City of Plattsburgh Mayor, Christopher Rosenquest.
Schedule of Events
The Trinity Park food court will be open at 12:00PM and feature local food trucks and vendors such as Tammy’s Lunchbox, Nourish by Tiffanie and High Peaks Brewing. The Fourth of July parade starts at 1:00PM and will showcase over 30 floats including the North Country Honor Flight, firetrucks and racecars, dance performances and more! The free concert on the steps of City Hall will kick off at 5:30PM and the evening will close out with a fireworks display immediately following the performance, at approximately 9:30PM, viewable from Downtown Plattsburgh.
Free Concert on the Steps of City Hall
Local indie/psychedelic rock band, Ursa and the Major Key will kick off the evening at 5:30PM followed by Rock/Americana band, Midnight North at 7:30PM. Rolling Stone magazine named Midnight North "Best New Act'' at the Peach Music Festival in 2018, and we are excited to welcome them to Plattsburgh!
Details on Parade Registration:
Space is limited, but floats, vehicles and walking groups are encouraged to sign up until the deadline of 4:00PM Monday June 26th 2023. Local businesses, schools and all community groups can sign up by completing the online form which can be found at www.discoverplattsburgh.com/events or on the City’s Facebook page. For more information on signing up or to volunteer, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 518-536-7526.
Accessibility and inclusivity are important aspects of the Fourth parade so that all residents of Plattsburgh can enjoy the festivities. This year there will be a designated Accessibility Tent located on the North Lawn of City Hall. This area will provide an unobstructed view of the parade for folks who are wheelchair users or have mobility needs. In addition to the Accessibility Tent, a designated Quiet Zone will be established in front of Plattsburgh Pediatrics at the corner of Bridge and Jay Street. This area is designated for families and children with auditory sensitivities who require a quiet area to view the parade. Parade participants will not be playing music, blowing horns or sirens in this area.
Other Event details
Thanks to our event sponsors; Schluter Systems, Community Bank, Norsk Titanium, Lake Champlain Pools and Hall Communications for helping to make this event possible. This event is free and public washrooms will be available on the South Lawn of City Hall. Parade routes, road closures and all other details about the Fourth Celebration will be posted on www.discoverplattsburgh.com/events