Cold Spring Celebrates Independence Day

Weather cooperates

A collective sigh of relief could be heard around Philipstown as the rain stopped and skies cleared earlier than expected on Saturday, July 4, ensuring that Independence Day celebrations could go off without a hitch. In Cold Spring that meant the annual parade, bike- decorating contest, a ceremony honoring area veterans, lots of live music, food and beverages – festivities culminating with a loud and colorful fireworks display at the riverfront sponsored by the Putnam County News & Recorder.

3 thoughts on “Cold Spring Celebrates Independence Day

  1. And don’t forget the brave Patriotic Dogs and Bird that marched down Main Street!

  2. Such fun, and one of our family’s favorite Village traditions. Thank you to everyone who worked so hard to make it all happen!

  3. Sorry to have to “go negative” on the parade, but without music, it really wasn’t much more than a bunch of people walking down Main Street. I don’t understand how the organizers could put together something that is of so much significance to the Village and not realize the importance of having a band or bands at such an event; by any definition, a parade is supposed to have music to accompany the marchers. I applaud those who came out to participate but it would have been nice if there were some pipers, drummers or other musicians to add to the festivities.