Awesome Places to Watch Fireworks in Cooperstown



This week’s Friday 5 features our top picks for where to catch a firework display in Cooperstown! Cooperstown, AKA “America’s Hometown” is the perfect place to celebrate America’s Birthday. Come join us for this week long celebration, including 4 chances to watch fireworks!

Cooperstown Lake FrontSaturday, June 30th

Pack a picnic and head down to Lake Front Park to catch the fireworks!


Brookwood PointSaturday, June 30th

Join the Otsego Land trust at Brookwood Point for food trucks, Stewart’s Ice Cream and live music! Event begins at 7:00pm and a $5 donations is suggested.


The OtesagaSaturday, June 30th

Grab a bite at the Hawkeye Bar and Grill, be sure to make reservations! Or just grab a drink at the Firebar and listen to live music by KMD Band on the lower veranda. Call (607) 544-2524 for reservations.


Glimmerglass QueenSaturday, June 30th

Enjoy the firework display from the water aboard the Glimmerglass Queen. The boat departs at 8:30pm. Tickets are $25 per person.


Glimmerglass State ParkWednesday, July 4th

After watching the Springfield July 4th Parade, head to Glimmerglass state park for an evening concert featuring local favorite Scattered Flurries, followed by a firework display. Show up early to get the best view!


Bonus: Brewery Ommegang – Wednesday, July 4th

On Wednesday, July 4th Ommegang is hosting Ray LaMontagne and Neko Case in their summer concert series. At the end of each show they set off an awesome firework display! Tickets are still on sale at


Double Bonus: Cooperstown Dream ParkEvery Thursday!!

Can’t make it to the 4th of July fireworks? No worries! Every Thursday in the summer the Cooperstown Dreams Park sets off a firework display to celebrate the end of the weekly tournament! Dreams Park is free and open to the public if you want to be a part of the celebration. Right next door is Barnyard Swing where you can hangout for a round of mini golf, ice cream and fireworks. If beer and trivia are more your style, Red Shed Brewery is the pace to be! Step out into the beer garden to catch the firework display.


A quick message from the Cooperstown Fire Department:

“Each year the Cooperstown Fire Department sponsors the Cooperstown fireworks for Independence Day. This year’s fireworks are June 30 at dusk with a rain date of July 1. The fireworks are paid for entirely with donations. So far, only $2500 of $8000 has been raised for this year. If you appreciate the fireworks and want to continue this tradition, consider a donation to:


P.O. Box 1

Cooperstown, NY 13326


Thank you for your support!”