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Fireworks displays and more kick off July with a bang

Jun 29, 2016 06:00AM, Published by Community News Service, Categories: Today, Community, Arts+Entertainment



Plenty of fireworks and festivals with live music will be available for the celebration of Independence Day this year in and around Mercer County.

Bordentown will hold its traditional celebrations with fireworks, a patriotic concert and fish derby the July 4 weekend. The weekend celebrations will begin on Friday, July 1 with fireworks at Joseph Lawrence Park from 6 p.m. to dusk. The Patriotic concert will be from 7-9 p.m. on Saturday, July 2 at the Bordentown Regional High School on Ward Avenue. 

Following that will be the annual Fish Derby on Sunday, July 3 at Northern Community Park, located on Groveville Road. Starting at 9 a.m. on Sunday is the free registration for the derby, followed by a presentation and stocking the pond at 9:30. From 10 a.m. to noon will be the derby during which participants catch fish and can win prizes. For more details go to bordentowntownship.com.

On July 1, 2 and 3, the Open Air Theatre at Washington Crossing State Park, 355 Washington Crossing Pennington Road in Titusville, will perform “Stars N’ Stripes,” which features patriotic songs by some of America’s most notable composers. Find out more at dpacatoat.com.

The tradition of musket firing will continue at Washington Crossing on July 2 at 2 p.m. On July 4 history will be brought to life with historian demonstrations, signing a replica of the Declaration of Independence, tours of historic buildings and the opportunity to see a military encampment. There will be fireworks after dark in the field diagonal to the park Visitor Center. For more information go to ushistory.org/washingtoncrossing.

In Hamilton, there will be a concert and fireworks at Veterans Park inside the Kuser Road entrance on Friday, July 1. The concert will begin at 6 p.m. and the fireworks will take place after dark. More details online at hamiltonnj.com/Fireworks.

At the Washington’s Headquarters Museum, located at 30 Washington Place in Morristown, there will be a patriotic lawn concert at 8 p.m. on July 2 as well as a reading of the Declaration of Independence on the Morristown Green at 46 Washington Street. For details go to nps.gov.

Princeton’s Morven Museum & Garden plans to hold its annual July 4 Jubilee on Monday from 12-3 p.m. There will be a reading of the Declaration of Independence at the museum of Richard Stockton, a signer of the Declaration. There will also be demonstrations, music and food. For more details go to morven.org.

There will be fireworks at the Princeton University sports fields next to the stadium at dusk. The fields will open at 7 p.m. and the fireworks will begin at dusk.

In Ewing, the Patriotic Committee will hold the township’s annual fireworks on July 2 at 5 p.m. on Green Lane at The College of New Jersey. The event will feature music by the Classic Rockers, Masters of Entertainment and Miss Amy. There will also be free rides, food, craft vendors and re-enactors. For children, there will be a Kids Korner with face painting, coloring, a magician and a balloon artist. The rain date for the event is on July 3. Check ewingnj.org for more details.

Rider University will hold Lawrence Township’s Independence Day celebration with a concert and fireworks again this year on Friday, July 1. Kindred Spirits will perform on campus at 7:30 p.m., followed by fireworks after dark.

The Hopewell Valley Veterans Association and Recreation Department are sponsoring the annual Evening Under The Stars event on Friday, July 8 at 6 p.m. The event starts with a classic car exhibit, followed by the US Army Band Concert at 7:30 p.m. The night concludes with a fireworks display at approximately 9:15 p.m. Bring a lawn chair. Concert is rain or shine. Rain date for the fireworks is Sunday, July 10.

The Annual Freedom Fest State Fair in Allentown will be the last to celebrate the holiday with a magic show, live animals and pig racing. The fair will take place at the Horse Park of New Jersey from July 13 to 17. Tickets will be $15 at the gate, and are available at Walgreens for $10 starting June 14. For more information go to freedomfeststatefair.com.


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