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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 Program of Events

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The Schedule of Events is subject to change between now and July 4th.
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Last Updated: July 3, 2017

MONDAY, JULY 3, 2017

Children's Program: All-American Afternoon with 'Ben Franklin'

12:00pm to 2:00pm
Children's Museum, 69 Caroline St. Will travel to Congress Park.

Bring the kids to join in an afternoon of stories, kids crafts, and historic games! Feel free to bring your own picnic lunch or snack to enjoy while listening to Ben read his favorite children's stories!

Sponsored by The Children's Museum

Historic City Tour:
The Good Guys & The Bad Guys
Two stories of Saratoga Springs

3:30pm to 5:00pm
Meet out front of the Canfield Casino in Congress Park

Join Charlie Kuenzel, Dave Patterson, Bob Baker, and Greg Veitch as they guide a 90-minute walking tour detailing the history of both Saratoga Springs' generous benefactors and its notorious mobsters of old.

Fireside Chat with 'General Burgoyne'

7:00pm to 8:30pm
The Holiday Inn
Fireplace Lounge (Indoor rear foyer)
232 Broadway

Come listen to 'General Burgoyne' recount his vantage point of the Battle of Saratoga, the turning point of the American 'Rebellion', including his stories of the people, intrigue, and drama that surrounded the battle.

s'mores for all the kids!


Firecracker4 Road Race

9:00am to 10:30am
Broadway in front of the City Center

Come cheer for the thousands of runners and then stay for the All-American Parade!  The Firecracker4 Road Race is organized by our friends at FC4, Inc. 501(c)3.  To learn more, visit www.Firecracker4.com 

All-American Parade & Patriotic Pooches

11:00am to 11:30am
Broadway from Van Dam Street to Spring Street

Our July 4th events open with the All-American Parade marching down Broadway from Van Dam Street to Spring Street.  The parade, led by the Korean War Veterans Color Guard, includes historical re-enactors, civic groups, officials, and municipalities from all across Saratoga County, music, fun, and more!  Be sure to see the dozens of adorable Patriotic Pooches that march in the parade every year thanks to our friends at www.SloppyKissesofSaratoga.com 

Parade Characters Family Photo-Op

11:30am to 12noon
Congress Park at the Carousel

Bring the kids to have their pictures taken with the characters from the parade including General Burgoyne, Ben Franklin and MANY more!

All-American BBQ & Dessert Fest

11:30am to 3:30pm
Various restaurant locations throughout downtown
and in the Division Street parking lot.

The TENTH-Annual All-American BBQ & Dessert Fest is back and bigger than ever!  With dozens of participating restaurants and organizations, you'll be able to try some of the best BBQ and dessert that Saratoga Springs has to offer!  

Each tasting is $1 paid to each participant at their locations.  Most participants are located in and around downtown and more will be set up in the Division Street parking lot.

Event Program Google Interactive Map


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

Then stop by the T-Shirt Tent at the corner of Broadway and Division St. (in front of Fingerpaint) until 4:30pm, 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.

2017 All-American BBQ & Dessert Fest Participants:

The Ice House Peabody's Sports Bar
Grandma Apple's Cheesecakes Kilwins Putnam Market
Grasso's Italian Ice Olde Bryan Inn Saratoga Chabad
Greenhouse Salad Park Side Eatery SPoT Coffee
Hampton Inn & Suites Saratoga The Parting Glass West Side Stadium

All-American Classic Car Show

12noon to 4:00pm
Spring St. Parking Lot

Come see up to 50 beautiful American and exotic classic cars lining the Spring St. lot. These pieces of American history are perfectly restored and impressively built.  Enjoy a trip through time and pick your favorites!
(Register to compete in the Classic Car Show)

Historic City Tour:
The Good Guys & The Bad Guys
Two stories of Saratoga Springs

1:00pm to 2:30pm
Meet out front of the Canfield Casino in Congress Park

Join Charlie Kuenzel, Dave Patterson, Bob Baker, and Greg Veitch as they guide a 90-minute walking tour detailing the history of both Saratoga Springs' generous benefactors and its notorious mobsters of old.

Party in the Parking Lot
with the Audiostars

6:30pm to 9:30pm
Spring Street Parking Lot

Join us for the July 4th Parking Lot Party starting at 6:30pm leading up to the Fireworks at dusk! This year's Party again features a live concert from our area's hottest band, THE AUDIOSTARS.  

Enjoy music, food, family, and 10,000 of your closest friends celebrating our nation's freedom! 

NOTE: Saratoga Springs Police set up cones in one corner of the parking lot at about 6PM. No chairs are allowed inside the cones (too close to the fireworks), but standing and dancing are allowed! Be sure to thank our police officers for working on July 4th to keep us safe while we celebrate our freedom!

BBQ & Dessert Fest Winners Announced

Spring Street Parking Lot

Back This Year! The BBQ & Dessert Fest winners will be announced LIVE the same day as the event! Come see if your favorite wins the coveted President's Choice award!

Live Reading of the Declaration of Independence

9:15pm (approx.)
Spring Street Parking Lot

Experience the patriotic pride of hearing our nation's founding document read aloud over a crowd of thousands echoing through historic downtown Saratoga Springs.  It's a moment you'll never forget.

Fireworks w/ Patriotic Music

9:30pm (approx.)
Spring Street, Henry Street, Putnam Street, Union Avenue

Our friends at Santore's World Famous Fireworks bring you another incredible fireworks display up close and personal set to patriotic music thanks to our friends at Saratoga Guitar.

This year's fireworks will again be launched from Congress Park behind the Carousel (same location as First Night.) The best viewing areas will be Spring St., Henry St., Putnam St. and the Phila St. parking deck.

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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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