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City Of Rochester 4th Of July Celebrations

Written by on July 3, 2018

Celebrate Independence Day with RPO and Fireworks Downtown

Each year, Rochester celebrates the July 4th Independence Day holiday in style with a spectacular display of fireworks. Festivities begin on the Main Street Bridge, from South Ave to Exchange.
2018 Schedule. 

Music and Fireworks

  • 7:30 p.m. Paul C. Boutte and The Motown Review
  • 9 p.m. Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra featuring conductor Ward Stare
  • 10 p.m. Fireworks display over the Genesee River   

Best Fireworks Viewing Spots

  • Main Street Bridge
  • Broad Street Bridge
  • Chestnut Street near the Washington Square Garage
  • Streets surrounding these areas

Park for free!

  • South Avenue Garage, 39 Stone Street
  • Court Street Garage, 194 Court Street
  • Sister Cities Garage, 28 N. Fitzhugh Street
  • Washington Square Garage, 111 Woodbury Blvd.

Street Closures

  • Main Street, from St. Paul St. to State St. will be closed from 6 a.m. on July 4 until 2 a.m. on  July 5.
  • The Sister Cities Bridge will close to pedestrians, 6 – 11 p.m.;
  • Eastern side of the Genesee Riverway Trail from the Time Warner Cable building to South Ave. will close 1-10:30 p.m.;
  • No stopping will be allowed on Route 490 or the Inner Loop.

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