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The official website for the TENTH-ANNUAL:
Saratoga's All-American Celebration

July 3rd & 4th, 2018

Downtown Saratoga Springs, New York

Top-10 Small-town July 4th
Celebrations in America

If you are looking for the Saratoga, CA Independence Day Celebration, please visit www.SaratogaJuly4.com


Saratoga's All-American Celebration General Information & FAQs

Weather Considerations

Safety permitting, all SAAC events, except for the fireworks, will continue rain or shine.  In the event of strong storms, especially thunder and lightning, precautions may be taken and delays in some events may occur.  Please use common sense and good judgment and heed all National Weather Service warnings.

A final go/no-go decision on fireworks will be made by 8:30pm on July 4th.  Please check our Facebook page for up-to-the-minute details and alerts.

If the fireworks are called off due to weather, a rain date will be announced in local media and on our Facebook page within a day or two following the event.


Attendance is FREE to ALL Saratoga's All-American Celebration official events thanks to our generous Sponsors and Participants!

BBQ & Dessert tastings are $1 per taste paid to each Participant at their locations.

Commemorative Hats and T-Shirts are $10 each available at the T-Shirt Tent in front of Fingerpaint on the corner of Division St. and Broadway until 4pm.

Other event merchandise will also be available by donation at the T-Shirt tents. 

Vendors' food is available in and around the event; prices vary.


Event Program Google Interactive Map

Saratoga's All-American Celebration 2017 events will occur throughout downtown Saratoga Springs and along Broadway.

  • The Fireside Chat w/ Gen. Burgoyne will be in the Holiday Inn Fireplace (rear) Lobby.
  • The Parade route travels down Broadway from Van Dam Street to Spring Street (it does NOT continue in front of Congress Park nor down Spring St.)
  • BBQ & Dessert Fest occurs at each participants' location throughout downtown with more participants in the Division Street Parking Lot.
  • The Car Show will be in the Spring Street Parking Lot.
  • The Parking Lot Party with the AudioStars will be in the Spring St. Parking Lot.
  • The fireworks will be launched from behind the Congress Park Carousel.

Please see the Program Map and Schedule of Events for more info. 


The Parade steps off at 11:00am

The Parade Route starts at the corner of Van Dam and Broadway (in front of the City Center) and proceeds south down Broadway to Spring Street. The Parade does NOT pass by Congress Park nor does it continue down Spring St.

Any spot along Broadway between the City Center and Spring Street will be prime viewing!

Fireworks The Fireworks will be launched from behind the Congress Park Carousel (same location as First Night.) While they should be viewable from all areas surrounding Congress Park, the best viewing will be:
  • Spring St. (closed to traffic)
  • Putnam St. (closed to traffic)
  • Henry St. (closed to traffic)
  • Phila St. parking deck
  • parts of the south side of Union Ave.
  • Broadway in front of Congress Park
  • Behind and around the Sprit of Life in Congress Park

The ground show (small fireworks displays while the big ones are being reloaded) will only be visible from close to Congress Park along Spring Street. For a general reference, most of the fireworks will be launched about three times higher than the closest trees.

Our event permit DOES NOT include Congress Park. Permission to enter and stay in Congress Park is at the discretion of the City of Saratoga Springs (NOTE: SAAC is NOT affiliated with the City of Saratoga Springs.) Please respect all of the City's fences and barriers and the directions of Saratoga Springs Police.

The music during the fireworks will be most audible from Spring Street and Putnam Street.

NOTE: The northeast field of Congress Park (behind the carousel) will be OFF LIMITS starting around 3pm when the fireworks arrive and begin to be set up, per orders of the Fire Marshall.  Please exit and refrain from entering the area sectioned off by the orange fence.

NOTE: the southeast corner of the Spring St. lot will be sectioned off with orange cones around 6PM. This means that chairs are not allowed inside the cones (too close to the fireworks), but standing and dancing are allowed!

If inclement weather is an issue, a final go/no-go decision on fireworks will be made by 8:30pm on July 4th.  Please check our Facebook page for up-to-the-minute details and alerts.

If the fireworks are called off due to weather, a rain date will be announced in local media and on our Facebook page within a day or two following the event.

BBQ & Dessert Fest

All you have to do is visit each participants' location between 11:30am and 3:30pm on July 4th. Pay them each $1 for a taste of their BBQ/dessert!

Starting at 11:30am July 4th, you can vote for your favorite BBQ & Dessert right from your phone on our website!

Stop by the T-Shirt Tent at the corner of Broadway and Division St. (in front of Fingerpaint) until 4pm, show us you've voted, and get your 2017 Commemorative T-Shirt for only $10!

BBQ & Dessert Fest Winners will be announced live on July 4th before the fireworks, on this website, on our Facebook page, and in local media.


Parking is NOT available in the Spring Street parking lot, on Spring St., Henry St. nor Putnam St. Parts of Division St. will be no parking until 4PM.

The Spring Street parking garage (a.k.a. the Phila St. parking deck) upper level will be open all day and night. The lower level will be open all day, but EXIT ONLY after 6PM.

Broadway will be CLOSED and no parking allowed in the morning during the Firecraker4 Road Race and the All-American Parade. Broadway will reopen afterwards around 11:30AM.

Parking is available in other public parking lots and garages, and on side streets around Saratoga Springs. Please observe all parking signs, rules, and restrictions.

More parking options and information.

Food Food will be available in and around the event from various vendors.

Please support Park Side Eatery (entrances on Phila St. and right off the Spring Street parking lot) and Ben & Jerry's as they are General Gates Sponsors of the event!

Food will also be available from other local restaurants within a short walk of the event.

Restrooms & Facilities

Port-o-Jons (including ADA accessible ones) will be available just inside the Spring Street entrance to Congress Park. See Event Program Google Interactive Map.

Public Bathrooms will be available on the ground floor of the Arts Center building in Congress Park at the corner of Broadway and Spring Street through the Spring Street entrance.

Bathrooms will NOT be available inside Canfield Casino.


There are numerous hotels and motels in and around Saratoga Springs.  We encourage you to support those hotels and motels that sponsor our event:

The Holiday Inn Saratoga Springs

Hampton Inn & Suites Saratoga Springs

Embassy Suites

For more lodging information, Click Here.

!!! PLEASE !!!! Be courteous and conscientious of our city as we celebrate our freedom and independence!

On your way out of the event, please find ONE piece of trash on the ground and place it in one of the many trash bins around the event!

Schedule of Events

Event Program Google Interactive Map

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Please support all of our generous 2017 Sponsors that make the event free to the public:

Lia Auto Group

Bond, Schoeneck & King


Cudney's Launderers & Cleaners

The Dance Lab

Embassy Suites


Impressions of Saratoga

McKenna & Frank CPAs PC

Saratoga Springs City Center

NBT Bank

Northshire Bookstore

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