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Annual July 4th Celebration in Downtown Rochester

fireworks-stillCelebrate Independence Day with the Rochester Philharmonic and Fireworks in Downtown Rochester!

Each year, Rochester celebrates the July 4th Independence Day holiday in style with a spectacular display of fireworks. Festivities begin on the Main Street Bridge, from South Ave to Exchange.

When are the concert and the fireworks?

People gather at 7 p.m. to hear the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra on the Main Street Bridge. The fireworks light up the skies at 10 p.m. 

Best Fireworks Viewing Spots

  • Main Street Bridge        
  • Broad Street Bridge      
  • Chestnut Street near the Washington Square Garage 
  • Streets surrounding these areas 
  • Party in the Park, Riverside Festival Site, corner of Court Street and Exchange Blvd

Park for free!

  • South Avenue Garage, 39 Stone Street    
  • Court Street Garage, 194 Court Street      
  • Sister Cities Garage, 28 N. Fitzhugh Street     

Street Closures

  • Main Street, from St. Paul St. to State St. will be closed from 6 a.m. on July 4 until 2 a.m. on  July 5.     
  • The Sister Cities Bridge will close to pedestrians, 6 - 11 p.m.;     
  • Woodbury Blvd., from St. Mary's Place to South Ave., will close to pedestrians and vehicles from 9-10:45 p.m.;     
  • South Ave., from Broad St. to Griffith St., will close 9:45-10:45 p.m.;     
  • No stopping will be allowed on Route 490.  




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