TRUMANSBURG, NY — Taughannock Farms Inn brought fireworks back to Taughannock State Park yesterday evening, July 2.

Hundreds of families gathered at the park and in boats to celebrate Independence Day early and watch the 20 minute show, which began at full dark around 9:40 p.m.

If you missed the fireworks, see our gallery below and watch the Ithaca Community Fireworks this evening at 9:45 pm from Ithaca’s Stewart Park.

Downtown Ithaca garages will offer free parking, and a free TCAT shuttle to bring you to the festivities and back. Visit the Facebook event for more information.

All photos below taken by Elias Volk Gelber.

The sun sets over Cayuga Lake. Photo by Elias Volk Gelber.
Many gathered to watch the Taughannock fireworks from boats. Photo by Elias Volk Gelber.
A firework erupts into heart shapes. Photo by Elias Volk Gelber.
A crowd favorite: firework smiley faces! Photo by Elias Volk Gelber.
Music accompanied the fireworks. Photo by Elias Volk Gelber.
The best views were on the south end of the park. Photo by Elias Volk Gelber.
Some of the fireworks changed colors. Photo by Elias Volk Gelber.
The grand finale began with a constant stream of fireworks that lasted for two minutes. Photo by Elias Volk Gelber.
“God Bless America” played over the grand finale. Photo by Elias Volk Gelber.
Onlookers cheered as the last fireworks lit the sky. Photo by Elias Volk Gelber.
Photo by Elias Volk Gelber.

Jennifer Wholey

Jennifer Wholey is a feature writer and Head of Dining Partnerships for the Ithaca Voice. Contact her at jwholey@ithacavoice.com.