Nothing Says 4th of July like Fireworks
We've compiled a list of the best spots near you to view fireworks on Independence Day weekend as well as a listing of related activities and parades by town.
It's the pinnacle of summer: the Fourth of July! And while Summit may be celebrating on the 5th this year, that doesn't mean you can't celebrate all weekend long! We've compiled a list of all of the areas Independence Day festivities, including fireworks displays, so you can keep yourself occupied every day this weekend.
Summits 63 Annual 4th of July Celebration will take place Monday, July 5. The annual event is made possible through the generous donations of local businesses, residents and corporations.
All events take place at Soldiers Memorial Field on Ashland Road in Summit. In case of rain, the Fireworks Display will be held on Tuesday, July 6. Expect detours and delays in the area.
Donations are greatly appreciated for the event. The scheudule for the day is as follows:
9:45 a.m. Flag Raising Ceremony
10 a.m. Childrens Decorate Bicycle Parade
10:45 a.m. Polka Dot Concert for Kids
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Novelty Rides, Games & Amusements
Noon Emergency Services Softball Game
6 p.m. Ashland Road Closes to Traffic
7:45 p.m. The Cameos in Concert
9:15 p.m. Grand Fireworks Display
Here are the rest of the area's 4th of July festivities:
Starting at 8 a.m. activities include Canoe races at the Cranford Canoe Club on Springfield and Orange avenues and Firecracker Fun Run, bicycle decorating, egg toss at Nomahegan Park on Springfield Avenue across from Union County College.
9 p.m. Fireworks at Nomahegan Park
Parking is available at the lots behind Union County College.
Schedule of Events
9:30 a.m. - Floods Hill Bicycle Rodeo
The Parking Authority teaches community children about bicycle safety using a course created on Floods Hill.
11:30 a.m. - Village Parade - Meadowbrook Lane
March, roll or stroll from Floods Hill to the Pool. Bring your Fourth-of-July decorated bicycles, strollers, wagons (anything on wheels EXCEPT cars) and march, roll or stroll from Flood Hill to the Community Pool. PRIZES will be awarded for "Most Creative", "Most Patriotic" and "Zanies." No pets allowed.
Noon. - 4th of July Ceremony - Cameron Field
Judging and awarding of prizes.
1-4 p.m. - Model Boat Exhibit—Duck Pond
The South Orange Seaport Society will proudly display model boats at the Duck Pond.
1-4 p.m. - Hambone Kelly Banjo Band
Enjoy an afternoon of patriotic music in the shade under the evergreen trees near the pool entrance.
All American BBQ - Pool Entry Area
Our pool concessioner will offer hamburgers and hot dogs near the pool gates for all park patrons on the 4th of July.
AT THE COMMUNITY POOL
The pool will be open on the 4th of July to ALL South Orange Residents from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Proof of residency (Recreation & Cultural Affairs I.D. Badge, driver's license or utility bill) will be required at the gate. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Special afternoon events:
12:30 - 3:30 p.m. - Clown walkabout
12:30 and 3:00 p.m. - Puppet Show
1:30 and 2:30 p.m. - Magic Show
BASEBALL - Two baseball tournaments will be held on Cameron Field and Meadowland 3.
8 a.m. Opening Ceremonies at Ricalton Sq. Flag Salute & Anthem
8:15 Bikes, etc. Parade at Ricalton Sq.
9 a.m. Dashes & Relays at the athletic field opposite Town Hall for residents ages 6-13
9 – 9:40 a.m. 5K Run • Start & Finish on Oakview Avenue near Skate House • Watch for 5K flyer for information
10 a.m. Art Project for all Maplewood residents. Help build and decorate "Making a Hill / Tumbling Cubes" sculpture,by John Kaufman sponsored by Maplewood Memorial Post 10120 VFW and 1978 Maplewood Arts Center
11 a.m. Ice Cream Eating Contests at the picnic area next to playground
11:30 Baking Contest in town hall
Baking Contest entries need to be at Town Hall between 9 – 9:30 a.m.
12:00 Adult Softball Continuous to 3 p.m. at the athletic field opposite Town Hall
12:00 Percussion Forest by Jamie Ross Downhill from railroad station
12:00 Pet Show • Main Library
1:00, 3:30, 6:00 Great American "Olde Tyme" circus Under the Big Top! • Rain or Shine • First Come First Served!
3:30 (until fireworks) Picnic and live music featuring local young bands on the lawn(opposite Town Hall)
9 p.m. Fireworks
The day's events are financed by your tag donations: Remember to buy and wear you tags $10
9 a.m. National anthem and flag-raising at Taylor Park
9:30 a.m. Bike, trike and stroller parade
10 a.m. All-Star softball game at the main baseball field and annual youth baseball and lacrosse skills competition
11-3 p.m. Rides, games, duck races and refreshments
9 p.m. fireworks at Millburn High School
Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the park for all rides and games and $5 for fireworks only.
The Fourth of July celebration on Sunday begins at 5 p.m. at Meisel Avenue Park. $5 donations to enter and festivities include music, food, rides and games.
The New Providence Independence Day Celebration will be held on Saturday, July 3 in Downtown New Providence.
8 p.m. Kids show, juggler and music on South Street near Springfield Avenue
9:15 p.m. Fireworks display
South Street will be closed at 7 p.m. between Springfield Avenue and Gales Drive. The rain date is Monday, July 5.
Macy's Fireworks Display NYC
For those traveling to Hudson County to view the Macy's Fireworks display on Sunday, people are urged to view them along the Hudson River in Weehawken or Hoboken. Views from Jersey City may be obstructed. Plan to arrive in the afternoon as crowds develop early.