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Schenectady County Legislature Partners with Schenectady County Historical Society to Host 4th on the Third Independence Day Celebration at Mabee Farm

Schenectady County Presents 4th on the Third Logo with picture of fireworks

The Schenectady County Legislature is partnering with the Schenectady County Historical Society to host the annual 4th on the Third Independence Day Celebration at the historic Mabee Farm in Rotterdam Junction.

Celebrate our country’s independence at this family-friendly event that features live music, a spectacular firework show overlooking the Mohawk River, and a variety of local crafters and food vendors. Local 11 will play fan-favorite songs starting at 6:00 p.m. and fireworks will start at approximately 9:00 p.m.

“Spread your blanket on the lawn and enjoy live music, family fun, and a spectacular firework show at our 4th on the Third Independence Day Celebration,” said Schenectady County Legislator Cathy Gatta, Chair of the Tourism, Arts & Special Events Committee. “This event is a fun opportunity to explore the historic Mabee Farm, shop local crafters, meet farm animals, and soak in summertime at this picturesque spot along the Mohawk River.”

"SCHS is honored to host this Independence Day celebration at Mabee Farm,” said Mary Zawacki, Executive Director of the Schenectady County Historical Society. “It's a place where generations of Schenectadians have celebrated the ideals of America -- liberty and equality -- and we're happy to continue that tradition."

Date: Wednesday, July 3, 2024

Time: 5-9:00 p.m.

Location: Mabee Farm Historic Site, 1100 Main Street in Rotterdam Junction

Schenectady County Special Events

The Schenectady County Legislature hosts a series of signature events each year that showcase the County’s recreational areas and other community assets. These events include Pedal-Paddle-Run, Schenectady County SummerNight, 4th on the Third, Run the Runway 5k, and the Annual Holiday Parade Presented by the City and County of Schenectady. Learn more about these special events at