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

July 3rd & 4th, 2016

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

PRINT your 2016 Program Map (COMING SOON)

The Schedule of Events is subject to change between now and July 4th.
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SUNDAY, JULY 3, 2016

Children's Program

Sunday, July 3, 2016
Children's Museum, 69 Caroline St. Will travel to Congress Park.

Sponsored by The Children's Museum

"Killing Jeff Davis"

Sunday, July 3, 2016
Saratoga Springs History Museum, Congress Park.

Book talk presented by author Bruce Venter.

Historic City Tour

Sunday, July 3, 2016
3:00pm to 4:30pm
Meet out front of the Canfield Casino in Congress Park

Join Charlie Kuenzel, Dave Patterson, and Bob Baker as they guide a 90-minute walking tour discussing the people, the houses, and the lore of historic Saratoga Springs in the 1800s.

Fireside Chat with 'General Burgoyne'

Sunday, July 3, 2016
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!

MONDAY, JULY 4, 2016

Firecracker4 Road Race

Monday, July 4, 2016
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

Monday, July 4, 2016
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

Monday, July 4, 2016
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

Monday, July 4, 2015
11:30am to 3:30pm
Various restaurant locations throughout downtown
and in the Spring Street parking lot.

The Ninth-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 Spring Street parking lot.

PRINT your Program Map (COMING SOON)


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, show us you've voted, and get your 2016 Commemorative T-Shirt for only $15!

  • at the corner of Broadway and Division St. (in front of Fingerpaint) until 4pm
  • in the Spring Street Parking Lot from 6pm to 10pm

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.

2015 BBQ & Dessert Fest Participants:
Check back soon for 2016 Participants

Backstretch BBQ Hattie's The Parting Glass
Dawgdom  (Doggie BBQ) The Ice House Peabody's Sports Bar
Gaffney's Impressions (Doggie BBQ) Plum Dandy Cookies & Milk
Grasso's Italian Ice Kilwins The Restaurant at 62 Beekman
Hampton Inn & Suites Saratoga New Horizon Church Saratoga Olive Oil Company
Harvey's Restaurant & Bar Park Side Eatery The Stadium Cafe'

All-American Classic Car Show

Monday, July 4, 2015
12noon to 4:00pm
Division Street & Fingerpaint parking lot

Come see up to 70 beautiful American and exotic classic cars lining Division Street and filling the Fingerpaint surface lot right off Broadway. 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

Monday, July 4, 2015
1:00pm to 2:30pm
Meet at the Congress Spring Pavilion in Congress Park

Join Charlie Kuenzel, Dave Patterson, and Bob Baker as they guide a 90-minute walking tour of the Congress Park area focusing the memorials, monuments and statues that adorn the park and tell the story of life in 1915 when Saratoga Springs became a city.

Downtown Dine-Around

Monday, July 4, 2016
4:00pm to 7:00pm

New this year! Visit one of our downtown participating shops and restaurants to receive special discounts or prizes! 

Party in the Parking Lot
with the Audiostars

Monday, July 4, 2016
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! 

BBQ & Dessert Fest Winners Announced

Monday, July 4, 2016
Spring Street Parking Lot

New 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

Monday, July 4, 2016
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

Monday, July 4, 2016
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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