How to Spend 4th of July in Cooperstown

As we look ahead to next month, we wanted to share some exciting news about 4th of July celebrations in Cooperstown. The annual 4th of July parade will kick off at 11am, featuring floats, marching bands, and community groups. Plus, enjoy a fireworks display, live music, and much more. Here are some highlights to look forward to.


Springfield 4th of July Parade

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The annual 4th of July parade is held in Springfield Center, NY and is a great way to spend the Fourth of July in Cooperstown. Join others for a patriotic celebration of live music, flag raising ceremony, and the popular quilt show. The parade is followed with food and entertainment at the Springfield Community Center. Finish the day with an evening spent at the Glimmerglass State Park for an evening concert and firework display.

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The parade begins at 11:00 AM so be sure to arrive early as this tends to be a crowded event.

Cooperstown Lake Front concert

Plan an evening at the Glimmerglass State Park beach for a 4th of July concert celebration. The concert starts at 7:30 PM on July 4th.

Cooperstown fireworks

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Continue the festivities on July 5th with a beautiful display of fireworks near Lake Front Park. The fireworks will be launched from Ferry Springs Park. Bring your own chairs and blankets and enjoy an evening amongst colorful fireworks over Otsego Lake. Fireworks will start around 8:30 PM.

Pay a visit to Hyde Hall

What’s more Americana than a day spent at Hyde Hall? As a stunning reminder of a bygone American era, Hyde Hall was named as a National Historic Landmark. Visitors learn about the rise and fall of this 50-room country house. This historic treasure is a true treat to add to your visit to Cooperstown.

Farmer’s Museum Independence Day Celebration

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Celebrate the Fourth of July by stepping back into the mid-1800s with a visit to the Farmer’s Museum Independence Day Celebration. Hear and watch history unfold in front of your eyes with a reading of the Declaration of Independence, presentation of the militia, the ringing of the church bell, and so much more. The Independence Day celebration is included in the regular price admission.

Visit Cooperstown Bat Company

Commemorate your trip to Cooperstown by getting your very own personalized, engraved wooden bat from the Where it All Began Bat Company.

Hotels in Cooperstown, NY

Complete your 4th of July weekend in Cooperstown with a stay at The Inn at Cooperstown. Our award-winning bed and breakfast is located near Otsego Lake, downtown, and many other local area attractions – making it easy to enjoy all there is to do in Cooperstown 4th of July weekend. Our accommodations include luxury and premium suites, standard and classic rooms plus adjoining guest rooms that are perfect for families or friends traveling together for the holiday weekend.

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We can’t wait to celebrate the 4th of July with our community this year. It’s a day to come together, to celebrate our nation’s history and to appreciate the freedoms we enjoy. We hope you’ll mark your calendars and start planning your holiday in Cooperstown. Whether you’re a longtime resident or a first-time visitor, there’s something special about spending the 4th of July in our town.