Fourth of July Events in Penfield, NY

Believe it or not, summer is officially here and we are breezing through the year 2018. Although time flies, there are a few checkpoints throughout the year that we can always rely on for a good time with friends, family and food. One of those events is right around the corner! You guessed it; the Fourth of July is a day to celebrate our independence and take a break to appreciate the beautiful country we live in. Whether you celebrate with a day out on the water or a cookout in the backyard, we’ve got the scoop of everything going on in Penfield, NY that you need to know to make this Independence Day the best one yet!

Independence Day Parade

Did you know that Independence Day falls on Wednesday this year? In order to compensate for the holiday landing smack-dab in the middle of the week, Penfield is celebrating on Saturday, June 30th instead. The Independence Day Parade will begin at 10:00 AM at Penfield High School and will run all the way down the road to the Penfield Community Center. The parade is jam-packed with fun this year; featuring Penfield Fire Company & Band, Gates Keystone Club Police Pipes & Drums, Towpath Volunteers Fife & Drums, Downbeat Percussion, Kelley’s Heroes Marching Band, The Hit Men, and more!

Evening Events

Later on, once you’ve filled up on hot dogs and mac salad, the people of Penfield are going to regroup at Harris Whalen Park from 5:00 – 10:00 PM for MORE food, activities for the kids and live music by Black Rabbit and Dog House. NOTE: Parking will be prohibited to only one side of the neighboring streets adjacent to Harris Whalen Park that are listed below:

  • Avonmore Way
  • Hidden Meadow
  • Hillrise Drive
  • Lazy Trail
  • Timber Glen Trail
  • Valley Green Circle
  • Valley Green Drive
  • Maple Hill Farm Road
  • Maple Leaf Circle



Perhaps the most monumental event of them all, the firework show will begin at 10:00 PM. Parking is encouraged at Wegmans parking lot, Parkside Commons/ESL/Dunkin Donuts, Penfair Plaza, Platinum Complex and Willow Pond Way.


We are so excited for a fun-filled day where the community comes together. Are you ready to live in this tight-knit atmosphere where neighbors are friendly and the community is strong? Reach out to me today to find the perfect home for you.



Penfield is a lively town, located on the southern tip of Irondequoit Bay and just outside of the City of Rochester. Follow this blog to discover more of what our town has to offer; from great local businesses to awesome events, we'll cover it all!

Courtney Dudek Licensed Real Estate Salesperson


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