Summer at the Plaza

July 4: New York State's Fourth of July Celebration

Presented by Price Chopper and Market 32
Featuring the United States Air Force Heritage of America Band with Special Guest Tonic
3:00 - 10:00 p.m.


July 4th Parking Restrictions, Road Closures, Event Egress, and Bus Information

Event Schedule
2:00 p.m. Grounds open
3:00 p.m. Welcome and Naturalization Ceremony
4:00 p.m. Garland Nelson and Soul Session
5:30 p.m. Tonic Live in Concert
7:15 p.m. New York State's 4th of July Official Program and C-130 Flyover Event

7:45 p.m. United States Air Force Heritage of America Band

9:15 p.m. Fireworks! (Rain date - July 5)

Price Chopper and Market 32 have presented this Albany tradition since our country’s bicentennial celebration in 1976. The annual event features live music and fun for the whole family, including the best fireworks show in the region. Each year, more than 20,000 people gather on the Plaza and in the surrounding neighborhoods to enjoy the day, which includes a naturalization ceremony, dozens of food and craft vendors, activities for kids, and an evening of live entertainment leading up to the big pyrotechnics show.

One of the original Army Air Corps bands, the United States Air Force Heritage of America Band has a rich history of inspiring hearts and minds, building and sustaining American patriotism, and enhancing esprit do corps in the United States Air Force. For over 75 years, the band has represented the Air Force with musical and military distinction, making lasting impressions with their audiences through the universal language of music

With six top 10 singles, over 4 million records sold, multiple Grammy nominations, platinum albums, hit songs around the world, including “If You Could Only See” and “You Wanted More,” Tonic is a musical powerhouse, merging the raw honest of rock with their unabashed melodies.