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Royalton Ravine Park: The Only Way To Celebrate Independence Day

Posted by Jessica belmonte at 7/06/2014 06:11:00 PM
The first post I ever wrote on my blog was about the amazing fireworks display that the town of Royalton put on at Royalton Ravine Park. Now here we are, a year later, and though I have many posts ready to be published, I can't help but stop and take a moment to share what an amazing job this town does at celebrating Independence Day. 
Royalton Ravine Park has become our go-to destination when it comes to celebrating July 4th. There's more than enough room to accommodate everyone who's looking for non-stop entertainment, and for those who are just looking to sit back, relax, and enjoy the show, well, as you can see above, there's plenty of beautiful scenery to take in while you're waiting. 

Parking is great, and a quick five minute walk from your car, will get you the perfect spot, nestled among prime scenery. The town of Royalton does an amazing job at providing entertainment for every age. I love that you're given two choices for area seating: stay up front where the action is, with food, drinks, live music and more or opt for a quieter area in the back, where you're treated to a pond, kids entertainment, and front row seats to the fireworks. 

From the second we arrived, the kids had a blast, and with so many kids activities, we didn't have to worry about those two words parents fear, "I'm Bored!"

Whether it's new this year or I just didn't notice it last year, the town of Royalton gets five stars for providing a kids movie. It not only kept their attention, but also had perfect timing, ending 20 minutes before the fireworks started. It was just enough time for us to walk back to our seats, get situated, and to get ready for what was to be an amazing show.

Plus, they ran the hilarious kids movie, "The Nut Job," which I knew my kids loved. 

sky lanterns

Just as we were walking back to our seats, we were lucky enough to start seeing all the sky lanterns heading up. We had so much fun sending two lanterns up last year, but were the spectators this year. It's always a beautiful sight to see, as different colored lanterns light up the night sky. 

The time had arrived and as the American Flag was lit up, so was the sky with the start of one of the best firework shows around. Each year, I take pictures and film, because the show is just that good. I try to make a few short videos and wanted to make sure I could show off what an amazing job the town or Royalton did once again. The problem is, trying to time the grand finale of the firework show is not easy when the entire show feels like it's the grand finale. 

I've been celebrating July 4th for close to 30 years and have been to many locations for fireworks, but not one of those can compare to what Royalton does. Impressive? It's more than that. Royalton's 2014 July 4th celebration was by far the best. 

There was one firework that I'm 100% sure was brand new this year. Of course I have no photos or video when my new favorite firework went off, as I was switching from camera to video . As it was shot off, it spiraled, going in circles and was one of the coolest fireworks I've ever seen. I know, it's maybe not the best description, but those are the best words I can use to describe how magnificent this firework was. I'm crossing my fingers they bring it back next year, and much more of it. 

The show went on for what seemed like forever, and that's why I love going to Royalton. Other places, will have you spending hours waiting to see a fireworks show that lasts maybe twenty minutes, but the town of Royalton knows better than to waste your time. When they put on a show, they put their all into it, giving everyone a display of fireworks, that you just won't find anywhere else. 

Royalton Ravine Park is the place to be for family-friendly entertainment, and a beautiful fireworks display that will have you coming back year after year. Though I'd love to keep this amazing place a secret, it's just too good to keep to myself and deserves to be talked about and shared with anyone and everyone who doesn't know about it. 

 A huge Thank You goes out to the Town of Royalton, fire department, law enforcement, volunteers, bands, food vendors and everyone else who helped make this Independence Day a memory we'll never forget. 

Feel free to check out a small taste of what you can expect from the Town of Royalton. Below is a video of the July 4th Fireworks Grand Finale at Royalton Ravine Park in the Town of Royalton!

Did you visit Royalton Ravine Park for July 4th? Tell us how the Town of Royalton made your Independence Day one to remember at Royalton Ravine Park!!!


  1. We have celebrated the 4th every year with a huge family/friends party at my house, which is located about a block from the ravine, we have the BEST time ever!! My husband is a fireman and said that, sadly, this was the last year for them. Absolutley breaks my heart as this is the best show around. Such an amazing day! But, Im hoping to get things together to save the 4th celebration here in Gasport! What they need are volunteers. If we can get a bunch of volunteers, we can continue this amazing, family friendly tradition!! I look forward to this day with my family and friends every single year and to see it be just gone for good would be heartbreaking to say the least. SO, Im going to do my best to round up as many volunteers, EARLY, so that this awesome show can continue!! :-)

    1. NO NO NO. Tell me how I can help. I can put a call out to anyone willing to help and volunteer through my blog and social media accounts. You let me know any way I can help out or help you and I'll do it. I would be lost without this show. It's got amazing fireworks, tons of fun and is only a ten minute drive. I couldn't imagine celebrating the fourth anywhere else. So upsetting. You just let me know, how I can help make next year's fireworks happen.

  2. Yes. I've been going to the Ravine show since 2004...and the show gets better every year. I am a local resident and I'm proud to say that's my home town. I had relatives from New Mexico that commented that it was one of the best shows they had ever seen. I was a little disappointed that they shortened the event. It used to be that we would go at 3 in the afternoon, relax under our pop up tent, socialize with neighbors we rarely take the time to talk to and munch on lots of food. I would also like to see another vendor for ice cream....the line was over an hour long!

    1. Having another vendor for ice cream is a great idea, especially with the summer we've been having. It would be great to see something set up for comments/ideas/recommendations for next year, maybe on the town Facebook page or website. We didn't make it there until 8 but want to get there earlier next year. It really is too bad they shortened the event, that's half the fun.

  3. A wonderful testament to a fantastic small town celebration that is anything but small! I grew up in Gasport and moved to the Rochester area, however each July 4th we come home to enjoy the best fireworks display that I have ever seen! Thanks for a great blog and I agree a shot out to the volunteers is most deserved!!

    1. I couldn't agree more. It's so great to know you take the time to come back and experience the show, it proves just how good it is. Thanks for your kind words. It's so nice to know others appreciate the show as much as me.



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