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New York State Offers Slice of Americana with Hotel Packages, Concerts and More


NEW YORK, June 22, 2009 – While the Big Apple offers spectacular options for the 4th of July, those looking for a celebration that’s away from the busy streets of the city can find a range of festivities filled with a taste of Americana throughout New York State ( With The Empire State’s buy two get a third night free Summer Promotion under way, New York State is an ideal destination to celebrate the Nation’s 233rd birthday with a variety of special accommodation offers, gas incentives, concerts, re-enactments and (yes) fireworks:


4th of July Celebration – Indian Lake, NY

The Indian Lake Independence Day celebration includes a chicken barbeque beginning at 4:00 p.m. followed by the Strawberry Shortcake Festival at Byron Park taking place from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The Independence Day parade will begin at 7:00 p.m. followed by fireworks at dusk. For more information, call 518-648-5828. 


Finger Lakes “Ring of Fire” – Finger Lakes Region, NY

Originally a Native American custom, the “Ring of Fire” 4th of July celebration includes red flares lit at dusk on the shores of lakes throughout the region including Cayuga, Keuka, Canandaigua, Seneca and Skanteateles. The mesmerizing path of red flares can be admired throughout the region free of cost. For more information, visit


Fireworks & Syracuse Symphony – Cayuga, NY

Visitors to Emerson Park on July 3rd can enjoy the Syracuse Symphony followed by a fireworks display at dusk. Admission is $5.00 per car. For more information, visit


Fox ‘n’ Hound Bed and Breakfast – Seneca Falls, NY

Fox ‘n’ Hound is offering a $50 Discover Saratoga Gift Card valid for dining and shopping at 190 downtown Saratoga businesses when two consecutive nights are booked July 1-4. Room rates start at $175 per night. For more information, call 1-866-369-1913 or visit


Inn by the Mill – Saint Johnsville, NY

The Inn by the Mill is offering a 10 percent discount on a three-night stay from July 1-7. Visitors staying two nights will receive a $20 gas credit. For more information, call 1-866-568-2388 or visit


Oneonta’s 4th of July Hometown Celebration – Oneonta, NY

This annual hometown celebration includes food and games along with live entertainment at Neahwa Park. Damaschke Field will also host a free Oneonta Tigers baseball game followed by the area’s largest fireworks display at dusk. For more information, call 607-432-1500.


Pine Grove Family Resort – Kerhonkson, NY

Pine Grove Family Resort is offering a “Four Nights Over The Fourth” package. From July 1-10, families who book four nights will receive the fifth night free at this family-friendly ranch. For more information, call 1-800-346-4626 visit


Queensbury Hotel – Glens Falls, NY

The Queensbury Hotel is offering a special package in honor of our nation’s birthday. The package includes accommodations for two nights (based on a family of four), breakfast each morning, tickets to Great Escape Theme Park and Splashwater Kingdom and tickets to the Ft. William Henry Museum. This package is valid through July 22.  Rates begin at $499.  For more information, call 518-792-11
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