Look to the Skies for Excitement this July in Orange County, N.Y.

Independence Day happenings span two weekends and include the New York Air Show.

ORANGE COUNTY, N.Y. (June 13, 2017) Visitors to Orange County, N.Y. will have to look up to take in all July has to offer. From festivals with fireworks to the New York Air Show, the sky’s the limit when it comes to summer fun in the Hudson Valley! And this year, July 4th events span the weekend before and after the official holiday making for twice the enjoyment.

“From fireworks to fighter jets, it’s going to be a spectacular weekend celebrating Independence Day here in Orange County, said Orange County Tourism Director Susan Hawvermale. “There will be warm breezes, blue skies, and hats off to our great nation!”

Some 4th of July events sure to get visitors in the patriotic spirit are:

Great American Weekend: Saturday, July 1, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, July 2, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Church Park in Goshen. Kick off grand circuit racing season at the world’s oldest active harness racing track. Plus, enjoy over 150 craft vendors, antiques, exhibits, live entertainment, 5K/10K races, children’s rides, food vendors, hat contest, and more. Call 845-294-7741, or visit GoshenNYchamber.com

New York Air Show: Saturday, July 1, 2017 and Sunday, July 2, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Stewart International Airport. U.S. Navy Blue Angels will headline the event which will also feature a flight performance of the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter and the West Point Parachute Team. Purchase tickets by calling 877-766-8158, or visit www.airshowny.com, Facebook: New York Air Show

Independence Day Celebration: Tuesday, July 4, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at
New Windsor Cantonment State Historic Site. A military drill and cannon firing at 2:00 p.m., followed by a children’s musket drill. At 3:00 p.m., enjoy a visitor assisted reading of the Declaration of Independence followed by another military demonstration. Call 845-561-1765 ext. 22, or visit www.palisadesparksconservancy.org

Independence Day Celebration with the West Point Band: Saturday, July 8, 2017 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., the West Point Band celebrates our nation’s Independence Day at Trophy Point. The performance will conclude with a fireworks show. In case of inclement weather, the concert will take place on Sunday, July 9, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. Call 845-938-2617, or visit Facebook: Independence Day Celebration

Caption: The U.S. Navy Blue Angels will headline the New York Air Show at Stewart International Airport.

Also visit Orange County Tourism’s website: www.orangetourism.org.

About Orange County Tourism

Orange County Tourism, based in Goshen, N.Y., is the county’s tourism headquarters and a participant in the I LOVE NY program. A comprehensive listing of area attractions, lodging, and events can be found at www.OrangeTourism.org. For a free copy of the Orange County Travel Guide, e-mail tourism@orangecountygov.com or call 845-615-3860.

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