In 2020, events celebrating Independence Day have been canceled. We look forward to celebrating under the rockets' red glare with you again in 2021!


In Lake Placid, the Fourth of July is celebrated all day long and into the evening!

4th of July parade  

Ending the afternoon every year is Lake Placid's Fourth of July gala parade, starting at 5 p.m. With marching bands and lots of local civic groups, businesses and individuals, the parade has grown into a great crowd pleaser!

Live entertainment in Mid’s Park 

In 2019, the Lake Placid Sinfonietta park concert series will be performing a program full of patriotic pieces! Starting at 7 p.m. at the Mid's Park bandshell, you'll hear songs like the Star Spangled Banner, America the Beautiful, the Cole Porter Salte, and many more. Grab your seat early and stick around after the show for the July 4th fireworks.

Fireworks over Mirror Lake

Topping off the day is Lake Placid's legendary Fourth of July fireworks extravaganza, Set the Night to Music. The fireworks show, which begins at 9:30 p.m., is choreographed to music broadcast on local radio station 93.3 FM WSLP.

Along with these major Independence Day events, there are lots of other events going on around the area. Come find out why Lake Placid's celebration draws thousands of visitors every year!