As Independence Day approaches, you’re probably looking forward to spending time with family, hosting cookouts and barbecues and, of course, enjoying the always entertaining Fourth of July fireworks.
While some municipalities and townships have decided to pull the plug on fireworks in lieu of spending funds on other local projects, there are still places in Cherry Hill and Camden County, NJ, where fireworks can still be seen lighting the sky in a dazzling array of colors and celebration.
• Audubon will host a Fourth of July parade, which starts at 8:30 am at the intersection of Amherst Road and Paris Avenue and ends at Audubon High School. The parade will feature contests, floats, string bands, and a visit from the mayor.
Following the parade, the day will feature contests and games as well as a concert and prize ceremony. Once the sun goes down, there will be a major fireworks display for all guests and participants.
• There will also be fireworks at the Collingswood High School Stadium on July 4. Many other events will also take place throughout the day near the stadium, including a concert from the band To the Max. Admission is free for the fireworks, which start at 9:15 pm.
• The Camden Freedom Festival is a four-day event that goes on through the weekend of July 4. Families looking for family-friendly activities, concerts, and amusement can join in on the celebration that features food vendors, giveaways, and a beer garden for the grown-ups. Saturday night will feature fireworks starting at 9 pm. The Freedom Festival is advertising this year’s event as the largest fireworks display in the surrounding area.
• Barrington Borough is having a multi-day celebration for the Fourth of July that will take place from July 2 through 4. There will be a fireworks display at the Woodland School on Friday, July 3 at 9:30 pm on School Lane in Barrington.
• Looking for a little more this Fourth of July? The Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial will host a surf and turf dinner aboard the battleship on July 4. The cost is $125 per person.
The Blast on the Battleship will feature dinner and a breathtaking view of the fireworks from the deck of the ship. It will also fire its guns after the fireworks display ends, and guests can bid on who gets to pull the trigger.
As with any large-scale celebration, remember to stay safe during the activities and celebrations. The anniversary of our nation’s independence is a great opportunity to spend quality time with friends and family as well as celebrate this monumental date in our country’s history. Have fun!