Join Us for a Hometown July 4th at Neahwa Park!








Crowd watching fireworks

Sponsored by Five Star Subaru, Leaf, & Hill City Celebrations

Free family fun right here in Neahwa Park, starting with a parade on Main Street at 1pm, Music & Market Festival at 2pm through 11pm, and Oneonta’s famous fireworks show at 9:30pm!


From the Daily Star

Pure Americana

When you think of a small town Fourth of July, what comes to mind? A parade? A community park setting? Smoke from grills wafting into the breeze? Families enjoying games, music and the company of friends and neighbors capped off by a fabulous fireworks display? You may think these images only live in scenes from a movie or in the pages of a novel celebrating the American Spirit. But for me, it’s a description of Oneonta, NY on America’s Birthday. And admission is absolutely free!

Whether you live in Edmeston, Morris, Worcester, or Milford; Laurens, Burlington, Maryland, or Cooperstown; you are all hereby invited to Oneonta for the Hometown Fourth of July Celebration in Neahwa Park. We would like you to be a part of our small-town celebration, offering everything you would want, on a quintessential summer holiday, while you create a lifetime of memories to cherish.

The Annual Fourth of July Parade on Main Street kicks off at 1:00pm. From there, the crowd makes the short walk to Neahwa Park, where Hill City Celebrations (formerly First Night) has a full day of fun on display. This community party is a family-friendly, alcohol and drug-free event where everyone can enjoy a full slate of live entertainment, games and attractions designed for kids, food and craft vendors galore, and of course a huge fireworks display sponsored by Five Star Subaru. Here is the schedule of live entertainment:

Fireworks Display



Fire truck at the 4th of july parade

Tuesday July 4th, 2023


4th of July Parade on Main Street, Oneonta

Come join the free family fun! The parade will start at 1pm on main street to kick off the day’s events!

4th of july neahwa park festival

Tuesday July 4th, 2023

2:00pm to 11pm

Music & Market FESTIVAL in Neahwa Park

Enjoy a wide variety of entertainment and festivities throughout the day with your family and neighbors!

bass guitar

Tuesday July 4th, 2023

1:30pm to 2:30pm – Main Stage

Dan Sales & Rich Mollin

Join Daniel Sales (jazz guitarist) & Rich Mollin (jazz upright bassist) in Neahwa Park on the main stage to start off the afternoon’s live music and festivities!

bass guitar

Tuesday July 4th, 2023

2:30pm to 3:30pm – Acoustic Stage Inside the Tent

Solid Ground

Randy Miritello and the Hop City Hellcats

Tuesday July 4th, 2023

3:30pm to 4:30pm – Main Stage

Randy Miritello and the Hop City Hellcats

Randy Miritello and the Hop City Hellcats are Oneonta natives, combining a little bit of electricity with a whole lot of country.

bass guitar

Tuesday July 4th, 2023

4:30pm to 5:30pm – Acoustic Stage Inside the Tent

Sweet Adelines

Randy Miritello and the Hop City Hellcats are Oneonta natives, combining a little bit of electricity with a whole lot of country.


Tuesday July 4th, 2023

5:30pm to 6:30pm – Main Stage


HANZOLO is a 7-piece band from Upstate New York, toting an explosive and emotional sound that mixes soul, jazz, rock, and funk.

bass guitar

Tuesday July 4th, 2023

6:30pm to 7:30pm – Acoustic State inside the Tent

Heavens Back Door

Alex Torres and his Latin Orchestra

Tuesday July 4th, 2023

7:30pm to 9:00pm – Main Stage

Alex Torres and His Latin Orchestra

Formed October 1980 in Amsterdam, NY, this 12 piece orchestra is led by the Bronx-born bassist Alex Torres.

Fire dancer

Tuesday July 4th, 2023

9:00pm to 9:30pm – Main Stage

Kosmic Karma

What better way to lead up to the fireworks than with local Oneonta-based fire dancers!

Oneonta Fireworks Display

Tuesday July 4th, 2023



We’ll light up the sky to celebrate the 4th of July!

Featured Sponsors

Thanks to the local organizations who make this happen!

Hill City Celebrations is grateful to all of the local individuals, businesses, and organizations who come together to make incredible events like this come to fruition for our local community!

5 Star


Bank of Cooperstown



Brooks BBQ Charitable Foundation

Cleinman Charitable Trust 


Deleware Engineering

Dewar Foundation

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Fenimore Art Museum

Future for Oneonta Foundation

Golub Foundation

Hartwick College


Les Grummons Funeral Home

NBT Bank

NYCM Foundation

O’Connor Foundation

Price Chopper

Scholet Furniture


Stewart’s Foundation


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