Visit The Empire State Plaza & New York State Capitol

Summer at the Plaza
At the Plaza Summer 2018. Branding Logo.

New York State's 4th of July Celebration

Presented by Price Chopper and Market 32

July 4, 2018
3:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Smashmouth Band

New York State’s 4th of July Celebration is presented by Price Chopper and Market 32, and this year features multi-platinum pop stars Smash Mouth! All five members of what is widely considered the “Classic” Smash Mouth lineup have officially reunited for the first time in nearly a decade. Plus more music from local favorite Moriah Formica of The Voice, and fun for the kids like the Price Chopper hopper, dozens of vendors, and the most exciting, patriotic fireworks display in Upstate New York! Spend your 4th and your Summer AT THE PLAZA, a Capital Region tradition since 1976!


Main Stage
3:00 p.m. Welcome and Naturalization Ceremony
4:00 p.m. Soft Spoken
5:30 p.m. Moriah Formica
7:15 p.m. Official program featuring the New York State Army National Guard Color Guard, the National Anthem, and remarks from Price Chopper and Market 32
7:45 p.m. Smash Mouth
9:15 p.m. Fireworks!

Free Parking

Free parking is available in the V-Lot and all P-Lots under the Empire State Plaza, and in the East Garage, Grand Street lot, and Elk Street lot. See Visitor Parking for lot locations.

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