Saratoga's 2019 All-American Celebration
Named one of the Top 10 Small Town July 4th celebrations in the US by ABC News, thousands of residents and visitors come to downtown Saratoga Springs to enjoy this special Holiday celebration.
On July 4th, 2019, Saratoga's All-American Celebration features the Firecracker 4 Road Race which starts at 9:00 a.m.; a concert just outside of Historic Congress Park with the Audiostars starting at 6:30 p.m.; and a Live reading of the Declaration of Independence by Benjamin Franklin at 9:15 p.m. This will be followed immediately by Fireworks with patriotic music.
NEW this year, the Annual Citizenship Ceremony at the Saratoga National Historical Park will be live-streamed for everyone to watch at 10:00 a.m., inside the Saratoga Springs City Center or on your own computer, cell phone or other mobile device.
Learn more about these events and others by scrolling down this page!
Watch the 16th Annual Citizenship Ceremony from the Saratoga National Historical Park.
Click on the image to the right to watch the just over 1 hour long video of the 16th Annual Citizenship Ceremony. This was filmed by Bigler Studios with the help of the Saratoga National Historical Park. In this video, you'll see 20 new US Citizens take the Oath of Allegiance to the United States and hear an inspiring speech from Vitaliy Volpov, Esq., who came to the US and Schenectady when he was 12 from Belarus.
Support Saratoga's All American Celebration
This celebration is FREE for everyone to attend. But it is not free to host. Instead, the Saratoga County Chamber Foundation, a nonprofit 501c3 charitable organization, must raise more than $20,000 each year to fund the fireworks, entertainment, and to pay the City for police security and clean up.
This event is funded entirely by donations from local residents and local businesses. If your family or your business enjoys this event and wants to see it continue, please consider making a donation today!
Thanks to these sponsors and major supporters!
Ben & Jerry's of Saratoga
Saratoga National Bank
Saratoga Springs Special Assessment District
The Wesley Community
Bond Schoeneck & King, Carter Conboy, Embassy Suites, the Jarosh Family, Holiday Inn, Impressions of Saratoga, Saratoga Arms Hotel,
Saratoga City Tavern, Stewart's Shops, and Stone Industries.
Saratoga's All American Shirts On Sale NOW at Impressions of Saratoga
Special thanks to Impressions of Saratoga and Dark Horse Saratoga who are now selling Saratoga's All American T-Shirts. Stop by either of these stores to purchase your July 4th t-shirts from a local independently owned store. Proceeds from the sales support the celebration. Get your t-shirts today and wear them to the celebration!
Kid Friendly Fireside Chat with General Burgoyne, July 3, 7 pm, Holiday Inn
Special thanks to the Holiday Inn - Saratoga Springs and the Jarosh Family for sponsoring a family and kid-friendly Fireside Chat with General Burgoyne, on Wednesday, July 3rd, at 7:00 p.m. at the Holiday Inn, on South Broadway, in Saratoga Springs. All attendees get to enjoy a s'mores and to pose for photos with the General. This event is FREE to attend!
Firecracker 4 Road Race - July 4th at 9:00 a.m.
Begin your July 4th festivities in an invigorating fashion, register now for the 13th annual Firecracker4, a four-mile road race through Saratoga Springs that celebrates and honors America’s history!
The first 3,700 registrants to sign up at firecracker4.com will receive a commemorative men’s and women’s cut tech shirt and swag bag. Other perks include chip timing with live results, text/email alerts, finisher certificates, $7,000 in cash prizes, 186 award categories and prizes, a large vendor village located at the start/finish area, and 20 bands along the course to keep runners moving! Those looking to support local veterans during registration can also purchase a Firecracker4 Twill running hat. Fifty one percent of the profit will be donated to the Saratoga County Veterans Service Agency.
The Firecracker4 online entry fee is $30 through June 15th at midnight. (Those who register by June 15 will have their name imprinted on their racing bib.) From June 16th to July 1st the entry fee is $35, and then $40 through race day.
Visit www.firecracker4.com for details.
1/2 MILE SPARKLER KIDS FUN RUN
Starting at approximately 10:50 a.m., Kid's are invited to take part in the Sparkler Kids Fun Run. This 1/2 mile run is down Broadway, in Saratoga Springs, from the Saratoga Springs City Center to Congress Park. The cost is just $5.00 Race Fee + $2.15 SignUp Fee.
Post Race Celebration
The Post Race Celebration will take place inside Ballroom A/B of the City Center. For those over 21 the tag on the bottom of your bib is good for one free beer. Thank you to Saratoga Eagle and Michelob Ultra. There will also be: Food from Farmer's Daughter and 9 Miles East; Live music from Band of Gold : and the Esperanto Doughboy eating contest.
Watch Saratoga's Citizenship Ceremony Live
Watch a Live broadcast of the Saratoga National Historical Park's Annual Citizenship Ceremony, at 10 a.m. on July 4th. The live feed will be broadcast on the Saratoga County Chamber's Facebook page. Runners and spectators in the Firecracker 4 will be able to watch this on a big screen at a race after party in the Saratoga Springs City Center. Learn more by clicking the image on the right.
We're excited to ad this feature to Saratoga's All American Celebration via a partnership with the Saratoga National Historical Park, Bigler Studio, and the Saratoga Springs City Center. Special thanks to the major sponsors of Saratoga's 2019 All American Celebration, including: Adirondack Trust Company, Druthers Brewing Company, Amsure, and the Saratoga Springs Special Assessment District.
Carousel & Ice Cream in Congress Park
This July 4th, Ben & Jerry's of Saratoga will have five locations in downtown Saratoga Springs, including: 34 Phila Street; the Spring Street parking lot; and Historic Congress Park. Besides delicious ice cream, families are invited to visit Historic Congress Park to take a carousel ride.
Saratoga's All-American Meal Deals for July 4th
$12 Bucket of Chicken (6 pieces)
and $2 PBR's.
$12 Pulled Pork Sandwich
$14 Whiskey Grilled BBQ Chicken Skewers
with potato salad, slaw & a cold draft beer.
The Olde Bryan Inn
$10 Pork Tenderloin Kabobs in Hickory Smoked Bacon
Saratoga City Tavern
$12 All American Burger with corn on the cob & potato salad. Live music & one of the best views of the Fireworks!
Please contact Keith VanVeghten at the Saratoga County Chamber if your restaurant wants to offer an All-American Meal Deal.
The Audiostars & Fireworks in downtown Saratoga Springs, July 4th
On Thursday, July 4th, everyone is invited to the Spring Street parking lot, just outside of Historic Congress Park, in downtown Saratoga Springs. to celebrate Independence Day 2019!
Starting at 6:30 p.m., the Audiostars will perform live outside of Historic Congress Park, in the Spring Street parking lot.
At approximately 9:15 p.m., Benjamin Franklin will come on stage to read the Declaration of Independence. This special presentation will be followed by a spectacular fireworks display.
Want the best reserved seats to watch the Audiostars and the Fireworks?
Druthers releases Colonial Pilsner
Head to Druthers, on Broadway, in Saratoga Springs, to step back in time and sample our forefathers beverage of choice. Copious amounts of flaked corn contributes a soft sweetness that compliments an aggressive bitter undertone. Crisp, refreshing, and rich gold in color. A perfect adult beverage for celebrating Independence Day, in Saratoga.
5:00PM: Special Live Racing Card and Food Fair Vendors
6:00PM: Trackside concert with TEN MOST WANTED
9:15PM: The Capital Region’s BEST Fireworks Display!
Fireworks presented by Saratoga Casino Hotel & Saratoga Harness Horseperson’s Association
9:45PM: AQUANETT in Vapor
10:00PM: Grand Finale Drawings - $1,000 in prizes every 30 minutes until midnight
Saratoga's Independents Week July 1-7
Every year in the U.S., the first week of July is a time to celebrate not only our Independence as a nation but the entrepreneurial spirit and freedom that is embodied by our independent businesses. Developed by the American Independent Business Alliance, Independents Week is an annual opportunity to recognize the many valuable contributions these local businesses make to our communities.
Locally, the Saratoga Springs Downtown Business Association in partnership with the Saratoga County Chamber invites everyone to join our local Independents Week celebration by shopping local. Dollars spent at community-based merchants create a multiplier in the local economy, meaning that from each dollar spent at a local independent merchant, 2 to 3.5 recirculates in the local economy compared to a dollar spent at chain-owned businesses. This local multiplier effect means shifting more of your local purchasing to independent businesses is a key tool for creating more local jobs right here in Saratoga Springs.
Come celebrate Independents Week at: Caroline & Main; Hat saitional by DEI; G. Willikers; Embrace the Race; Lyrical Ballad Bookstore; Impressions of Saratoga; The Dark Horse Mercantile; Menges & Curtis; Saratoga Olive Oil; Spoken Boutique; iRun Local; Putnam Market; Putnam Wine; Saratoga Saddlery; Celtic Treasures; Compliments to the Chef; de Jonghe Original Jewelry; Northshire Bookstore; Alpine Sport Shop; Soave Faire; Posie Peddler; Lifestyles of Saratoga; N. Fox Jewelers; Crafters Gallery; Allerdice Building Supply; Saratoga Tea & Honey; Savory Pantry; Four Seasons; Tushita Heaven; Loft; Mountainman Outdoor Supply Co.; Silverado; Magic Moon; Find Sample Sale; Silverwood; Lucia; Vault; Saratoga Dance; Comic Depot; Mango Tree Imports; Pink Paddock; Bella & Lindy Pet Boutique; Violet's of Saratoga; Coral and Blue Paper Co; Raina's Jewelry; Clothes Horse; Shoppe; Saratoga Guitar; and Saratoga Sweets Candy Company.