Fireworks are an absolute blast. The gorgeous blues, reds, and greens bring back summer memories of an ice cream smattered face during your first fireworks show, your first kiss under the colors at the local fair, and a symbolic demonstration of respect for your country. They’re a summer tradition that people love from their childhood until their dying days. The Lake George Area is no stranger to fireworks. There’s a show blasting off nearly every week during the summer. You can see these shows from the deck of a cruise ship on Lake George, from a chair on a beach with sand between your toes, or from the lawn of a park in a small town. Celebrate summer in the Lake George Area – check out the fireworks.


Thursday Night Fireworks in Lake George Village

If taking in a fireworks show is one of your must-dos in the Lake George Area, Lake George Village on Thursday nights is the place to be. There are fireworks over Lake George on most Thursday evenings throughout July and August. The colors are visible from all over the Village. Plant your beach chair on one of the three Lake George beaches in the Village and watch the show from the sand. Grab a table on the deck of a waterfront restaurant and watch the colors with a local craft beer in your hand. Many of the hotels and vacation rentals in the village will have front row seats to the show as well. These fireworks kick off at 9:30 p.m. Lake George Village is a busy place so make sure you’re ready to watch prior to liftoff. Thursday Night Fireworks in Lake George Village are held every Thursday beginning on July 13th and ending on August 24th. These shows depend on good weather – the decision will be made by 4 p.m. the day of the show.


Fireworks from a Cruise Ship

Those Thursday Night Fireworks look amazing from the beaches and waterfront restaurants of Lake George Village, but there is a truly special way to see the show. A deck of one of the Lake George cruise ships is the most unique way to watch fireworks in the Lake George Area and beyond. The Lake George Steamboat Company offers several fireworks cruises throughout the season. Their fireworks cruises are on the Lac du Saint Sacrement and the Mohican during the summer, and the Minne Ha Ha gets in on the action during those extra busy summer dates. After the fireworks are over dance the rest of your night away to live music while the boat cruises back to the docks. Fireworks cruises are held every Thursday during the summer, and additional cruises sail on various days throughout the season.

Lake George Shoreline sails on Lake George for the fireworks as well. They cruise the lake on the Horicon, boarding at 8:45 p.m. and returning at 10 p.m. with tea, coffee, snacks, and a full bar in between! For fireworks with a meal, join Lake George Shoreline for their dinner cruises on Thursdays in July and August. These cruises on the Adirondac feature a buffet and a cash bar. Head outside for the fireworks show after you’re full and satisfied from the buffet. The dinner buffet includes two hot entrees, one carving station, a garden salad, seasonal vegetables, rolls, dessert, coffee, and tea. There’s no meal like this one! This cruise boards at 7 p.m. and returns at 10 p.m.


Celebrate Holidays with a Fireworks Show

The Fourth of July is the most celebrated fireworks show of the year. Several towns in the Lake George Area have a glorious Fourth of July celebration that includes fireworks. Lake George Village, Bolton Landing, Glens Falls, Hague, and Horicon celebrate Independence Day with fireworks either on or before July 4th. Lake George Village holds their Fourth of July show over the waters of Lake George. They can be seen from Lake George beaches, waterfront restaurants, and Lake George cruise ships. They are set to go off at around 9:30 p.m. Bolton Landing has a fantastic Fourth of July party. Along with fireworks, they’ll have a professional DJ, a face painter, and a magician who can also juggle – all in Rogers Memorial Park. These fireworks blast off around 9 p.m. Hague will have fireworks on July 2nd at the Hague Town Park as well as live music by Calamity Rock. There will be fireworks in Horicon over Mill Pond beginning at dusk on the Fourth as well. The Great Escape holds their Coca Cola Fourth of July Fest on July 2nd-4th, which features fireworks every evening through Independence Day.

There’s a rockin’ good time over Labor Day in Bolton Landing that includes some fireworks. First, hit Rogers Memorial Park at 5 p.m. to see local rockstars the Master Cylinders. These guys play 50s rock ‘n roll, 60s soul, rhythm & blues, and some of those modern hits that you love. They’ll have you up and dancing for their entire set! Fireworks set off at 8 p.m. You can enjoy the show from the beach or the lawn at Rogers Memorial Park, or from the recently renovated pier with the Sagamore Resort, Shelving Rock, and Sleeping Beauty as a backdrop.


Annual Events with a Fireworks Display

Events are the reason that many people come to the Lake George Area. Many of these events end with a fireworks show. The Smoke Eaters Jamboree, a family carnival hosted by the Warrensburg Fire Department, will have a fireworks show Saturday night. The Adirondack Nationals Car Show brings a flood of classic cars to Lake George Village and ends with a fireworks show. There are also fireworks nearly every weekend during the Lake George Winter Carnival.

So next time you’re in the Lake George Area, relive a childhood memory. Celebrate summer with a fireworks show.