You won’t want to miss this year’s Fourth of July Celebration in Downtown Plattsburgh!

(PLATTSBURGH- June 17th 2024) - Our nation will celebrate its 248th birthday this year, and what better way to spend your Fourth of July by joining us in Downtown Plattsburgh at the annual Fourth of July Celebration on Thursday July 4th 2024! This year’s celebration will feature a parade, free concert, downtown food court and a spectacular fireworks show!


“As each Independence Day celebration comes around, the City is ready to host thousands who come out to enjoy the parade, food, and community celebration,” says City of Plattsburgh Mayor Christopher Rosenquest. “This year we’d like to make this the biggest parade we’ve seen. We’re encouraging all community groups, neighborhoods, not for profit organizations, and other regional agencies to participate in our parade. This is a great opportunity to gain exposure for your organization and group.”


Schedule of Events

The Trinity Park food court will be open at 12:00PM and feature local food trucks and vendors such as Love, Peace Grilled Cheese, Cousins Maine Lobster, Guiseppe’s Pizza Truck and much more! The Fourth of July parade starts at 1:00PM and will showcase over 30 floats including the North Country Honor Flight, firetrucks and racecars, dance performances and more! The free concert on the steps of City Hall will kick off at 5:30PM and the evening will close out with a fireworks display immediately following the performance, at approximately 9:30PM, viewable from Downtown Plattsburgh. 


Free Concert on the Steps of City Hall

Beloved local singer and songwriter, Taylor LaValley will kick off the evening at 5:30PM followed by Boston based band Couch who infuses pop with funk, rock, and R&B/soul at 7:30PM. 


“Fusion seems to be a key word for Couch. Influenced by artists from Paul McCartney and Buddy Rich to Charlie Puth and Bruno Mars, Couch’s unique music brings together instruments as different as bass guitar and saxophone to blur the lines between genres...” says The Harvard Crimson.


Details on Parade Registration:

Space is limited, but floats, vehicles and walking groups are encouraged to sign up until the deadline of 4:00PM Thursday June 27th 2024. Local businesses, schools and all community groups can sign up by completing the online form which can be found at or on the City’s Facebook page. For more information on signing up or to volunteer, email or call 518-536-7642.


Event Accessibility

Accessibility and inclusivity are important aspects of the Fourth parade so that all residents of Plattsburgh can enjoy the festivities. This year there will be a designated Accessibility Tent located on the North Lawn of City Hall. This area will provide an unobstructed view of the parade for folks who are wheelchair users or have mobility needs. In addition to the Accessibility Tent, a designated Quiet Zone will be established in front of North Country Home Services (151 Bridge Street) at the corner of Bridge and Jay Street. This area is designated for families and children with auditory sensitivities who require a quiet area to view the parade. Parade participants will not be playing music, blowing horns or sirens in this area. 


Other Event details

Thanks to our event sponsors; Schluter Systems, Brennen Buick, Norsk Titanium, SeaComm, and Eagle Country Radio for helping to make this event possible. This event is free and public washrooms will be available on the South Lawn of City Hall. Parade routes, road closures and all other details about the Fourth Celebration will be posted on