Thursday, July 1

Friday, July 2

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Sunday, July 4

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Independence Day Celebrations

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Thursday, July 1

Montgomery Township, Orchard Hills Elementary School,

908-359-7003. Fourth of July celebration starts at 6 p.m. with music

by the Tiger Town Jazz Band, games and rides from Party Buster

Entertainment, and food. Fireworks begin at dark. Raindate is July 2.

Free. 6 p.m.

Independence Day Fireworks, Spirit of Princeton,

Princeton University Fields, Washington Road, 609-924-3118. A Garden

State Fireworks display by Spirit of Princeton citizens’

committee. Parking is off Faculty Road only. Raindate is July 2.

9:15 p.m.

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Friday, July 2

East Windsor Township, Etra Lake Park, 609-443-4000.

Independence Day celebration begins with music by Jerry Rife’s Rhythm

Kings Dixieland Jazz Band and the Trenton Brass. Fireworks at 9:30

p.m. Raindate is July 3. 6 p.m.

Independence Day, Lawrence Township, Rider

University Campus, Lawrenceville, 609-844-7065. Community Band

performs followed by fireworks display at dusk. Raindate is July 3.

7 p.m.

Trenton Thunder, Waterfront Park, Trenton. The Thunder

takes on Norwich with a firework display following the game. 7:05


Star Spangled Splash, New Jersey State Aquarium,

Camden, 800-616-5297. Prime viewing area for the Welcome America

fireworks display over the Delaware River. $5. 9 p.m.

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Saturday, July 3

Fourth of July, Pennington, Pennington School Track

and South Main Street, 609-737-7013. Races for children in the morning

at the Pennington School track. At 4:30 p.m. a concert by the Newt

Stewart Band at 65 South Main Street. 10 a.m.

Village Picnic, Lawrenceville Main Street Project,

Weeden Park, Main Street, 609-219-9300. Fourth annual village picnic

with hot dogs, turkey burgers, cold drinks, and dessert at reasonable

prices. New this year, an old-fashioned pig roast, plus musicians and

children’s entertainment. 12:30 p.m.

Independence Day Celebration, Wall Township,

Municipal Complex, 732-449-8444. Family events begin at 6:30 p.m. with

entertainment by the Cadillac Cowboys, followed by fireworks at 9 p.m.

Raindate is July 4. 6:30 p.m.

Manasquan Beach, Main Beach, 732-223-0544. Outdoor

concert by the Nick Perrone Band followed by fireworks at 9 p.m.

Raindate is July 5. Free. 7 p.m.

Fireworks, On the Navesink River, Marine Park, Red

Bank, 888-447-8696. Festivities begin at dusk. Rain date July 4.

7 p.m.

Independence Day Concert, Hamilton Township,

Veterans Park, 609-890-3684. Music by the Fabulous Grease Band

followed by fireworks at dusk. Free. Raindate is July 6. 7:30


Independence Day, Hillsborough, Auten Road School,

908-369-4313. Music by the Raritan Valley Symphonic Band and other

performers from the Hillsborough area. Fireworks begin at dusk.

Raindate is July 5. 7:30 p.m.

Concert Under the Stars, Riverside Symphonia,

Tinicum Park, River Road, Erwinna, Pennsylvania, 609-397-7300. This

annual concert features classical, popular, and patriotic favorites.

Park opens at 6 p.m. for picnicking. Preregister, adults $15; children

$5. 8 p.m.

Fireworks Extravaganza, Columbus Farmers Market,

Route 206 South, Columbus, 609-267-0400. The indoor-outdoor market

hosts its third annual Independence Day fireworks show. 9 p.m.

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Sunday, July 4

Fourth of July, Allentown, Allentown Lake on Main

Street, 609-259-3151. Allentown’s Fourth of July fishing contest will

be held from 9 a.m to noon for children 12 and under. Free. 9


July Fourth Celebration, Bordentown Township,

Northern Community Park on Groville Road, 609-298-9123. The day begins

at 9 a.m. with a children’s fishing derby and a Tennis Tournament. The

evening children’s entertainment begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by

fireworks at dusk. Raindate is July 5. 9 a.m.

Pennsbury Manor, 400 Pennsbury Memorial Road,

Morrisville, 215-946-0400. Open on Independence Day for families

seeking a little pre-revolutionary peace and quiet at William Penn’s

17th-century country plantation. Tours begin at 12:30 p.m. Farming,

hay-making, and animal tending in the afternoon. $5 adults; $3

children. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Oceanfest ’99, Oceanfront Promenade, Ocean Place

Hilton, Long Branch, 732-222-0400. Biggest Independence Day

celebration on the Jersey shore features children’s activities, bands,

clowns, and food. Music by Backstreet at 6 p.m., with a world-class

fireworks display at 9:15 p.m. 10 a.m.

Independence Day, Princeton Battlefield Park, Mercer

Street, 609-921-0074. A lecture on the Battle of Princeton takes place

near the flagpole, and a Revolutionary War reenactment group will

perform their historic drills. The Clark House Museum is open for

tours, with 18th-century games for children and adults, and

refreshments. Free. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Old-Fashioned Fourth of July, Bucks County Historical

Society , Fonthill Museum, 84 South Pine Street, Doylestown,

215-348-9461. A decorated bike parade, pony rides, a 19th-century

baseball game, a watermelon eating contest, antique bicycle

demonstrations, and old-time games. Food vendors, picnic basket

auction, and self-guided tours of Fonthill, the castle-like home of

Henry Mercer. $2 adults; $1 children. Noon to 5 p.m.

Fourth of July Festival, Washington Crossing Historic

Park , Village of Taylorsville, Route 32 and 532, Washington

Crossing, 215-493-4076. Members of the Coryell’s Ferry Militia will

fire a cannon salute in memory of General Washington at 12:30, 1:30,

2:30, and 3:30 p.m., reading of the Declaration of Independence at 1

p.m. Also early American crafts, spinning, gunsmithing, and colonial

cooking, demonstrations throughout the historic village of

Taylorsville with costumed guides. Admission includes the

Thompson-Neely House and Bowman’s Hill and Tower. $5 adults; $3

children. Noon to 4 p.m.

Trenton Thunder, Waterfront Park, 609-394-8326.

Independence Day game versus Norwich. 1:05 p.m.

Independence Day, Ocean City, On the football field

at 6th Street, off Boardwalk, 609-525-9300. Festivities including a

kite flying contest at 5 p.m., an Ocean City Pops concert at the music

pier at 7:30 p.m., and a musical fireworks display. Free. 5 p.m.

Independence Day Celebration, Ewing Township,

College of New Jersey Athletic Field, Green Lane, Ewing, 609-883-2900.

Concert by The Distractions followed by fireworks at dusk. Free.

7 p.m.

Independence Day, City of Trenton, Labor Department

Lot CKTK, South Market Street, 609-777-1770. Entertainment followed by

fireworks display at 9:30 p.m. Free. 7:30 p.m.

Fourth of July Spectacular, Greater Trenton Symphony

Orchestra , Mercer County Park, 609-989-6530. Symphonic favorites,

patriotic music, and those stirring Sousa marches. Grand fireworks

display at dusk. Bring your picnic, blanket, or chair. Free. 8


Fireworks, Point Pleasant Beach, Jenkinson’s South

Boardwalk, 732-892-0844. Fireworks show today, with shows every

Thursday night until Labor Day. Free. 9 p.m.

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