New York is a special place for fireworks.  With the Fourth of July coming up, we know you want to take your family to see the most spectacular fireworks display you can find.  

The Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks show in New York City is the largest in the country. But if you can’t make it to “The Big Apple,” there are other breathtaking landmarks in Upstate New York that brighten and flicker under the falling embers. You can see cascading firework lights reflected in Niagara Falls, or watch them streak through the sky over Montauk’s Umbrella Beach, among many other places. 

Scroll down below for a few suggestions for great places across New York to watch a stunning display. Make sure to bring your camera because we’ll be looking for your best shots in our #iSpyNY Fourth of July contest. Just tag your Instagram/Twitter pics with #iSpyNY and #4thofJuly and we’ll put our favorites on Facebook for all of our fans to vote on. The winner gets an awesome I LOVE NEW YORK prize pack!

Albany – New York State’s 4th of July Celebration

Allegany – Fourth of July Celebration

East MeredithCelebrate an old-fashioned Fourth

Great Northern Catskills A variety of 4th of July events

Lake George – 2014 Fourth of July Fireworks

Lake Placid – 4th of July Parade & Fireworks

Montauk – Montauk July 4th Fireworks

New York City – Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks

Niagara – 4th of July Fireworks

PoughkeepsieFireworks in the City of Poughkeepsie

Rochester – Annual July 4th Celebration

Syracuse - 4th of July Celebration

Utica4th of July Parade & Celebration