Carnival Eats & Rides – Syracuse Independence Celebration

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A fireworks spectacle returns to the New York State Fairgrounds, Orange Lot to kick off the Independence Day holiday weekend as an expanded Fair Food Fest combined with the “Fourth A’Fair” from 2019 to create a larger new family event, Carnival Eats & Rides-Independence Celebration. The event takes place July 1 – 3 bringing family friendly carnival rides and food, music, and, on July 2, fireworks in the skies over the Fairgrounds from Majestic Fireworks.

The event hours are 12p.m. - 8 p.m. July 1, 12p.m.-10p.m. on the 2nd and 12pm – 9p.m. on the 3rd in the Orange Lot at the New York State Fairgrounds. The expanded festival will feature approximately 15 carnival rides, including a Ferris wheel, bumper cars, a fun house, a merry-go-round and an Avengers-themed ride, as well as carnival games. All-you-can-ride wristbands are available for only $25.

Carnival Eats & Rides-Independence Celebration, will add more food and beverage options from the previously successful Fair food Fest. Adding loaded baked potatoes and roasted corn from Baked Potato Express, Ice Cream, and Beer and Seltzer from the Paradise Companies of NY and expanded options from Ashley Lynn Winery and Big Kahuna’s Fair Foods. Main Event Amusements will provide carnival favorites such as cotton candy, corn dogs, deep fried Oreos and funnel Cakes.

The fireworks spectacular will take place on Friday, July 2nd at 9:30pm from Majestic Fireworks. The fireworks display is sponsored by Pinnacle Employee Services the Payroll and H.R. arm of the Pinnacle Companies in Syracuse.

July 3 will feature two area performers, on the Bud Light Seltzer Stage. Steel Guapo Himself opens at 4:00 p.m. and Dangerous Type takes the stage at 6 p.m. performing classic rock favorites from Foreigner, Styx, 38 special and more.

Additional Dates and Times

Fri, Jul 2, 2021 at 12:00pm - 10:00pm
Sat, Jul 3, 2021 at 12:00pm - 9:00pm