Saratoga's 2019 All-American Celebration
Honored as 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; a concert in Historic Congress Park featuring the Audiostars; and a Live reading of the Declaration of Independence by Benjamin Franklin followed immediately by Fireworks with patriotic music. This year, the Annual Citizenship Ceremony at the Saratoga National Historical Park will be live-streamed for everyone to watch inside the Saratoga Springs City Center or on your own computer, cell phone or other mobile device.
But there is so much more to the 2019 celebration including options to enjoy Fireworks on July 3rd and to take part in Independents Week from Jly 1-7th. Learn more by scrolling down this page!
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 and entertainment.
The Foundation pays the City thousands of dollars 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!
Firecracker 4 Road Race - July 4th at 9:00 a.m.
If you’re looking to 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.
Saratoga's All American T-Shirts for Sale NOW!
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 at 7 p.m.
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!
The Audiostars & Fireworks on July 4th
On Thursday, July 4th, everyone is invited to 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 the Canfield Casino.
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.
The Celebration Begins on July 3rd at the Saratoga Casino Hotel
FREE ADMISSION & FREE ENTERTAINMENT
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