ITHACA, N.Y. — Who wants to see fireworks in Ithaca during the July 4 weekend?

If you are part of the majority of people who love this annual tradition, a fundraising site has been set up to raise the $20,000 needed for this year’s show. To make a donation to fund sparklers, Roman candles and bottle rockets, visit the GiveGab site here.

The donation page states the following:

The Ithaca Community Fireworks Celebration is a community event in Ithaca, New York. The event is put on by a group of volunteers and is supported wholly through donations from the community. The goal of the event is to celebrate our community by providing an Independence Day inspired event that is free and open to all members of the public.

The event is co-sponsored by the City of Ithaca.

In order to put on the best show possible, every donation counts. While the show itself accounts for more than 50% of our fundraising goal, the remainder goes right back into our community through paying for police, fire, emergency first response, cleanup crews, and more!

Featured image by photographer Matt Marsh.

Jolene Almendarez

Jolene Almendarez is Managing Editor at The Ithaca Voice. She can be reached at; you can learn more about her at the links in the top right of this box.