The Ithaca Rotary Community Fireworks Celebration is a community event in Ithaca, New York. Organized by the Ithaca Rotary Club in partnership with the City of Ithaca and the Friends of Stewart Park, and supported wholly through donations from the community. The goal of the event is to celebrate our community by providing an Independence Day inspired event that is free and open to all members of the public.
The fireworks show will launched from the Newman Municipal Golf Course, with viewing sites at Stewart and Cass Parks.
For 2019, official vendors will be located at Stewart Park.
Ithaca Rotary Concession Stand
On The Street Pita
Copper Horse Coffee
Mega Moos Ice Cream
Al Huda Islamic Center
Tibetan Momo Bar
Sweet Melissa’s Ice Cream
Luna Inspired Street Food
Eat The Foood!
July 3, with a rain date of July 5.
The celebration runs from 4pm to 11:15pm.
4 pm: Vendors open
Music by The Smoking Loons
9:45 pm: Fireworks Display
We strongly encourage everyone to take advantage of the free TCAT bus shuttles to and from Stewart Park, downtown and Cass Park.
In order to maximize the amount of accessible parking at the event, vehicle access to Stewart Park will be restricted to
cars with a parking permit for disabled persons
vendor and event staff vehicles
from 3:00 pm on the day of the event.
There will be paid parking at the Ithaca High & Boynton Middle School, for $10 per car, beginning at 3:00 pm. Funds raised from parking will be split between Rotary fireworks support and the ICSD Sports Booster Club.
Buses with destination signs on the front of the buses marked “Fireworks” will begin service approximately every 10 minutes, starting at 7:30 p.m., from Albany St. @ State St. (Salvation Army), Green St. Station, and Seneca St. Station. Service to Stewart Park will end at 9:30 p.m. just before the fireworks are scheduled to begin.
The “Fireworks” buses will also stop at all intersections along Cayuga Street, only as far as Lincoln Street. There will be no pick-up/drop-off service from Lincoln Street to Stewart Park.
TCAT will provide return service from the entryway circle in Stewart Park until 11:15 p.m.
There will be free parking in downtown city parking garages beginning at 6:00 pm for those who plan to take the TCAT shuttle.