Fireworks On The River

21st Annual Fireworks on the River

Update 6/8/21:

From Fireworks Chairman Jason Bronner:

Due to numerous situations out of our control we must once again cancel our 21st Annual Fireworks on the River  Community event on July 3rd. There are many roadblocks for us to overcome with NYS agencies. In addition to permits issued by the New York State Health Department, we no longer have the option to rent a barge from the New York State Canal Corporation, which is necessary for the success of our event. Launching fireworks from a barge over the river is what makes our fireworks display unique. We are grateful to all who have helped to sponsor this event every year. We are disappointed we cannot bring this to our community this year but we have already started planning for next year. The ability to obtain a barge is key to bringing this event back to our community and we welcome your feedback, your suggestions, and ideas. Please reach out to the chamber office with any questions, concerns or ideas – 315-668-3408, info@oneidalakechamber.com or by facebook messenger.

Update 5/20/21:

The Fort Brewerton/Greater Oneida Lake Chamber of Commerce fireworks committee has been working diligently to gather information as to the feasibility of our Fireworks on the River presentation for 2021.  This event takes an enormous amount of planning, permits and participation by local businesses, state agencies, emergency services and law enforcement.  At this time, the event is NOT on our July 3rd schedule.  As we continue conversation with the NYS Health Department and other agencies as to the requirements for bringing this show to you, we will post updates on our facebook page or here with a dated update such as this.

Information from 2020:

The Fort Brewerton/Greater Oneida Lake Chamber of Commerce sadly announces that the 20th Annual Fireworks on the River and Community Celebration scheduled for July 3rd in Brewerton will be postponed to a later date.

This decision did not come easily to those who put a lot of effort to bring our community the best darn fireworks in Central New York. Many people have been in communication about this event, from the fireworks committee to our local fire departments, police departments, NYS Health Department, NYS Canal Corporation and countless other agencies and we collectively agree that the safety of our community is our #1 priority.

Holding this event with the current situation in our state would bring unnecessary safety risks to our chamber members, our community members, our first responders and others who participate in this event. We are already looking into a date in the near future when we can all gather in our community and celebrate our businesses, our families and our freedoms.

We hope you will understand and look forward to a great event in the “not so distant future”. Follow us on Facebook to stay up to date.