Independence Day Celebration at Allegany State Park

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Event Date(s): Mon, 07/03/2017 - 2:00pm - 10:00pm
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2017 Independence Day Fireworks Map at Allegany State Park

Grab your lawn chairs and head to Allegany State Park’s Quaker Beach area to celebrate our nation’s independence! The fun starts at 2:00 p.m. on July 3rd with a chicken barbecue (until sold out) by the Coldspring Volunteer Fire Department. Then at 6:00 p.m. Listen to Allegany’s own Artist in Residence, Darrell Porter. Darrell is a Western New York, singer-songwriter with a career that has spanned nearly 30 years. To his credit, he’s received numerous Buffalo Music Awards for solo performances and has released three independent, original albums. Darrell’s set list includes favorites from The Beatles, Jimmy Buffett, Matchbox 20, Dave Matthews, and more.

Darrell will be followed by the Keith James Band. Keith James is an accomplished pop singer/songwriter from Buffalo. His soulful vocals and infectious stage presence have landed him success not only on the local stage, but the national one as well. One of Keith's most notable feats was appearing on season 6 of NBC's "The Voice". Since then he's gone on to do special events for the Buffalo Sabres, Bills, and many others in great local and regional venues. Add his talented band to the mix, and you won’t be disappointed!

Capping off this fun-filled night will be a spectacular fireworks display over the waters of Quaker Lake! This year, patrons should plan on adjusting their viewing plans as the launch site has been relocated to a field just off ASP 3 at the midpoint of the lake between the Quaker toll booth and the intersection of ASP 3 and Cain Hollow. This change is required to be in compliance with Federal regulations restricting the distance fireworks can be launched from the newly established eagles nest in the area. The best vantage points are at both ends of the lake, a couple of areas on each side of the lake, as well as the Quaker Beach area. Patrons planning to view the fireworks at the beach should plan to arrive early as the parking lot has limited capacity and will be closed once it is full. Be sure to check the Allegany State Park Facebook page for a map of the best viewing sites. For those who can’t make it to this event we will be holding our annual Beach Party on August 18th. This fun-filled night of music and activities will also include a beautiful fireworks display over Quaker Lake! For more information contact the Quaker Rental office at 716-354-2182.

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation oversees more than 250 parks, historic sites, recreational trails, golf courses, boat launches and more, which are visited by 69 million people annually. For more information on any of these recreation areas, call 518-474-0456 or visit, connect on Facebook, or follow on Twitter.

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Quaker Beach - Allegany State Park
2373 ASP, Rte. 1
Salamanca, NY 14779
United States
42° 9' 28.2276" N, 78° 42' 54.1116" W
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