News of Otsego County

Serving Otsego County, NY, through the combined reporting of Cooperstown's Freeman's Journal and the Hometown Oneonta newspapers.
 BREAKING NEWS 
 POLICE & FIRE 
 IN MEMORIAM  
 HOMETOWN PEOPLE 
 COLUMNS 
 EDITORIALS 
 LETTERS TO THE EDITOR 

 EMPLOYMENT  
 DINING & ENTERTAINMENT  
 REAL ESTATE  
 AUTOMOTIVE  
 REMEMBRANCE  
 GOODS & SERVICES

fireworks

Fourth Of July Fireworks \Light Up Cooperstown Sky

Fourth Of July Fireworks

Light Up Cooperstown Sky

Fourth of July fireworks lit up the sky over Cooperstown’s Lakefront Park a few minutes ago, signalling the end to the annual lakeside picnicking and Cooperstown Community Band concert.  Fireworks are planned at dusk Monday night over Canadarago Lake and on Tuesday in Oneonta’s Neahwa Park – and, also Tuesday, over Glimmerglass State Park, the finale of the Town of Springfield’s daylong celebration that begins with the famous parade at 11 a.m.  (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, JULY 3
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for MONDAY, JULY 3

Parades On The Lakes

14-19eventspage

BOAT PARADE – 3 p.m. Decorate your boat and sail, motor, paddle, or whatever from 3 mile point to Lake Front Park. Decorate boats anyway you want. All entries are welcome at any point. Enter the contest at 3 mile point. Spectators can view from Lake Front Park, Cooperstown. Contact Wayne Bunn (518)542-6630 or visit otsegolakeassociation.org

BOAT PARADE – 6-7:15 p.m. Show your boat in its Patriotic glory and then view the fireworks after. Meet at the New York State Boat Launch, 135 Denison Rd., Richfield Springs. www.canadaragolake.com

FIREWORKS – 9:30-10 p.m. Celebrate the Fourth of July with an amazing show above Canadarago Lake. www.canadaragolake.com

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, JULY 2
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, JULY 2

Concert & Fireworks

14-19eventspage

CONCERT – 5 p.m. Come enjoy food and refreshments by the Cooperstown Rotary club. The concert by the Cooperstown Community Band starts at 8 p.m. and is followed by the Independence Day fireworks at Dusk. Lakefront Park, Cooperstown.

FIREWORKS – 6 p.m. View the Fourth of July Fireworks, enjoy free ice cream donated by Stewarts, live music, and lawn games for the kids. Feel free to bring a picnic dinner to enjoy in the garden. Suggested donation $5 per person/$20 per family. Children 14 and under, free. Brookwood Point, 6000 St. Hwy. 80, Cooperstown. otsegolandtrust.org or call (607)547-2236

Enjoy Fireworks In Cooperstown, Oneonta, Richfield This Holiday

Enjoy Fireworks In Cooperstown,

Oneonta, Richfield This Holiday

As in this photo from a year ago, Independence Day fireworks are planned at dusk Sunday, July 2, at Cooperstown’s Lakefront Park. The Cooperstown Rotary Club will be selling food from 5 p.m., the Cooperstown Community Band plays at 8, and fireworks follow.  Picnickers welcome.  Monday the 3rd, fireworks may be viewed from the state boat launch at Canadarago Lake, Town of Richfield, and on Tuesday, July 4, at Oneonta’s Neahwa Park. (AllOTSEGO.com photo)
Hot Time In Hartwick As Field Days Flower

Hot Time In Hartwick

As Field Days Flower

Wyatt Drake 8, of Hartwick lets out a whoop as he slides down the Amazon Zip Line, one of the carnival rides offered today and Sunday at the Hartwick Field Days.  The parade is at 6 p.m. -- you can still make it if you hurry.  Fireworks are at dusk, and the Jason Wicks Band plays to 11.  (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Wyatt Drake 8, of Hartwick, lets out a whoop as he slides down the Amazon Zip Line, one of the carnival rides offered today and Sunday at the Hartwick Field Days. This evening, the parade is at 6 p.m. – you can still make it if you hurry. Fireworks are at dusk, and the Jason Wicks Band plays to 11. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Fireworks Salute Fourth

Fireworks Salute 4th

Fireworks fans watch the grand finale from Cooperstown's Lakefront Park, signalling the arrival of the Fourth of July Weekend, but not hte end of festivities.  Sunday, a boat parade will pass Lakefront Park at 3 p.m.  And Monday, the 102nd Springfield Parade, which draws attendees from all over the country, steps off.  At noon Monday, an Independence Day Parade will process down Main Street, Oneonta, to Neahwa Park, where Hometown Fourth of July celebrations, including free music and a battle of the bands, will be topped at day's end by a fireworks display over the City of the Hills.  (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Fireworks fans watch the grand finale from Cooperstown’s Lakefront Park a few minutes ago, signaling the arrival of the Fourth of July Weekend, but not the end of festivities. Sunday, a boat parade will pass Lakefront Park at 3 p.m. And at 11 a.m. Monday, the actual Fourth of July, the 102nd Springfield Parade, which draws attendees from all over the country, steps off. At noon Monday, an Independence Day Parade will process down Main Street, Oneonta, to Neahwa Park, where the Hometown Fourth of July celebration, including free music and a battle of the bands, will be topped at day’s end by a fireworks display over the City of the Hills. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Hot Dogs Now, Fireworks Later

Hot Dogs Now, Fireworks Later

Rotarian Chuck Newman mans the grill, and Diana Nicols (assisted by daughters Tess, left, and Tara) take orders for dogs and burgers at the club's stand in Cooperstown's Lakefront Park at this hour.  Business will pick up after 5, as Fourth of July celebrants begin arriving in force, and after 7 in particular.  Fireworks start at dusk, which today happens at 9:16 p.m.  (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Rotarian Chuck Newman mans the grill, and Diana Nicols (assisted by daughters Tess, left, and Tara) take orders for dogs and burgers at the club’s stand in Cooperstown’s Lakefront Park at this hour.  Business will pick up after 5, as Fourth of July celebrants begin arriving in force, and after 7 in particular.  Fireworks start at dusk, which today happens at 9:16 p.m.  (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
WITH A BOOM! CARNIVAL ON

logo

WITH A BOOM!

CARNIVAL ON

The grand finale of the 15th annual Carnival Fireworks lit up the dark night a few minutes ago. Shot from the Leatherstocking Golf Course, Otsego Lake captured its reflection. The officials elected countywide, Clerk Kathy Sinnott-Gardner, D.A. John Muehl, Treasurer Dan Crowell and Sheriff Richard J. Devlin Jr. personally contributed funds to make the event happen. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
The grand finale of the 15th annual Carnival Fireworks lit up the dark night a few minutes ago. Shot from the Leatherstocking Golf Course, Otsego Lake captured its reflection. The officials elected countywide, Clerk Kathy Sinnott-Gardner, D.A. John Muehl, Treasurer Dan Crowell and Sheriff Richard J. Devlin Jr. personally contributed funds to make the event happen. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
The first blast of fireworks also lit up the faces of little Jaylynn Banner and her mom, Kayla, from Hartwick, who were watching from Lakefront Park.
The first blast of fireworks also lit up the faces of little Jaylynn Banner and her mom, Kayla, from Hartwick, who were watching from Lakefront Park.
Fireworks Explode Over Cooperstown, Hot Air Balloons Float Above Oneonta

Fireworks Explode Over Cooperstown…

Cooperstown Community Band Director Julie Solomon prepares to cut off the players on the final note of "Stars & Stripes Forever" in Cooperstown's Lakefront Park this evening as the crowded awaited the fireworks.  (Jim Kevlin/allotsego.com)
Cooperstown Community Band Director Julie Solomon prepares to cut off the players on the final note of “Stars & Stripes Forever” in Cooperstown’s Lakefront Park this evening as the crowded awaited the fireworks.  In the background is the profile of Cooper’s famed Sleeping Lion, Mount Wellington.    Saturday, northern Otsego countians will flock to Springfield Center, where the 101st Fourth of July Parade, one of the nation’s oldest, steps off at 11 a.m.  (Jim Kevlin/allotsego.com)

…Hot Air Balloons Float Above Oneonta

In Oneonta, Walton's  Norman Groat, with Rufus' in his arms, and Norman's wife Doris, cross James Georgeson Avenue in front of Damaschke Field as the hot air balloons are brought to ground for the evening.  Saturday, the Hometown Fourth of July Celebration begins with a parade at noon, ending with fireworks at dusk.  (Jim Kevlin/allotsego.com)
In Oneonta, Walton’s Norman Groat, with Rufus’ in his arms, and Norman’s wife Doris, cross James Georgeson Avenue in front of Damaschke Field as the hot air balloons are brought to ground for the evening. Saturday, the Hometown Fourth of July Celebration begins with a parade at noon, ending with fireworks at dusk. (Jim Kevlin/allotsego.com)

allotsego.com – YOUR FOURTH OF JULY HEADQUARTERS

 

Parades, Picnics, Music Aplenty, Beginning Tonight

Parades, Picnics, Music

Aplenty, Beginning Tonight

Oneonta's fireworks are at dusk on the Fourth in Neahwa Park.  Cooperstown's are at dusk this evening; join the fun at Lakekfront Park.
Oneonta’s fireworks are at dusk on the Fourth in Neahwa Park (the image is from Lettis Highway in 2014); Cooperstown’s are at dusk this evening; join the fun at Lakekfront Park.

From quiet concerts and picnics, to the blasts of fireworks and  muskets, there’s something for everyone this Independence Day weekend in Otsego County, kicking off with fireworks over Otsego Lake at dusk on Friday, July 3.  Watch them from Cooperstown’s Lakefront Park.

Other than a bit of rain possible Saturday, and weather’s supposed to be close to perfect, as you enjoy:

R U TUFF eNUFF: Celebrate YOUR independence by proving you are Tuff eNuff at Leaf’s annual 5K obstacle course.  The race kicks off at 8:30 a.m. July 4 with four noncompetitive waves, a kids run and a competitive race.

SOUNDS OF 1776: At The Farmers’ Museum, experience the first Independence Day with a militia muster and a 1 p.m. July 4 reading of the Declaration of Independence. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 5775 Rte. 80, Cooperstown. Info, www.farmersmuseum.org.

OLDEST PARADE: The 101st Springfield Center parade kicks off 11 a.m. July 4 from Smith Rd. and Rte. 80.  A celebration follows at the Community Center, concluding with a free concert featuring the Jeff Walton Band at 7:30 p.m. and fireworks at dusk, at Glimmerglass State Park, 1527 Cty. Rd. 31, Cooperstown. Info, (315) 858-0304.

HOMETOWN CELEBRATION: Oneonta’s “Hometown 4th” begins with a noon July 4 parade down Main Street to Neahwa Park. Free entertainment starts 1 p.m. in the park; Fireworks at 9:20 p.m. Neahwa Park, Oneonta. Details, lineup at www.hometown4th.com.

Hundreds Attend 100th Celebration Of Springfield Parade At State Park

Hundreds Attend 100th Celebration

Of Springfield Parade At State Park

jeff walton3

fireworks 1The celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Springfield Fourth of July Parade continued that evening with a Jeff Walton concert and fireworks at Glimmerglass State Park.  “The turnout was incredible – the very large parking lots at the park were overflowed, and the entire park was full of people,” reports Andrea House, a member of the organizing committee who provided the photos accompanying this article.  Fritz Henry also performed.  “The fireworks were fantastic, judging by the cheers from the crowd, and a fitting end to the day’s success,” House continued.  She said the Fourth of July committee may consider making the concert and fireworks an annual event.

Hometown 4th Festival gallery

Weather Holds Off on Hometown 4th Festival

Brothers Justin and Jim Gillet of Oneonta, lower left, watch the fireworks with others on the bank of Hodges Pond in Neahwa Park at the conclusion of the July 4th festivities on Thursday.
Brothers Justin and Jim Gillet of Oneonta, lower left, watch the fireworks with others on the bank of Hodges Pond in Neahwa Park at the conclusion of the July 4th festivities on Thursday.
Posts navigation

21 Railroad Ave. Cooperstown, New York 13326 • (607) 547-6103