A tradition since 1978, Capital Region residents converge on the Empire State Plaza (myself included) celebrating the 4th of July with music, food, bands, and the best fireworks display in Upstate. I love how each and every year the sponsors out do themselves. This yearâ€™s finale was so incredible. Never seen anything like it. There were so many fireworks going off at the same time, it was like day light. You could feel the shock waves. I highly recommend it!