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Last year's Independence Day Fireworks were  the best ever.  This July 4th, the City of Utica and The
DRIVE are planning another great night of live music and family-friendly events and demonstrations capped off by an awesome skyshow presented by American Fireworks Maunfacturing of Frankfort.


TheDRIVE and other local sponsors are stepping up again to provide support that makes it possible to keep this event celebrating our Freedom free, as  Fireworks displays should be.

We thank the Bank of Utica, Victory of Rome, the FX Matt Brewery and Picture Perfect Pools for joining us in sponsoring this year's event in Proctor Park on Thursday, July 4th.

If you want to be a vendor at the event or be in the parade click on the highlighted text. 

Special thanks to the Utica Police & Fire Departments, the Parks Department, the DPW, Mayor Rob Palmieri, the Utica Common Council, Utica Marketing Driector Gene Allen & Trina,  Joe Fanelli Sound & Lighting, Ameican Fireworks Manufacturing and participating vendors.


                            PRE -FIREWORKS MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT


                             5:15PM STEVE FALVO'S EASY MONEY BIG BAND

                                         SLUG (WITH GENESEE JOE)


                                                        THE BOMB

                                                     GRIDLEY PAIGE




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Fireworks Parking & Shuttle

Free parking and shuttle service to Proctor Park will be provided at D'Iorio's, 2200 Bleecker St. starting at 3:30 on Thursday.


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Fireworks 2012 Pics
  • Wicked Wicked
  • Frank McBride calls the shot Frank McBride calls the shot
  • Sassafras Jenkins Sassafras Jenkins
  • Half Moon Eating Contest Half Moon Eating Contest
  • Small portion of the Fireworks staging area Small portion of the Fireworks staging area
  • George Deveny & Brian Mulkerne George Deveny & Brian Mulkerne
  • John Kelsey & Joe Sweet John Kelsey & Joe Sweet
  • Gridley Paige Rocks the house Gridley Paige Rocks the house
  • The Stage is Set The Stage is Set
  • Wicked Wicked


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