As New Jersey continues to reopen, many cities and towns are making sure to keep the Fourth of July festive with firework shows and parades modified to meet social distancing rules. Here’s where you can watch traditional, bicycle and even dog parades.
*Events with an asterisk are still listed on individual towns’ calendars but have not confirmed any information regarding COVID-19 guidelines. Please note that all information is subject to last-minute changes so be sure to confirm with the municipality before attending.
This parade will be held with new social distancing guidelines, thanks to the efforts of a local 12-year-old who proposed changes to ensure the event takes place. Time and locations are TBA.
A car parade will take place at the municipal complex with the theme “Thank you frontliners, Thank you heroes.” Residents can purchase lawn signs to be placed along the parade route until June 30. Time is TBA.
A modified plan for the 4th of July parade is being developed. The parade would begin at Borough Hall and end at Faber Field. Time and additional details are TBA. Follow the Glen Rock Independence Day Association on Facebook for updates.
In place of its 4th of July parade, Hammonton will host fireworks at Hammonton High School at dusk (rain date July 5).
The annual Lavallette bicycle parade is scheduled to take place at 9 am on the boardwalk at Philadelphia Ave. and Oceanfront.
This year’s parade will begin at 9 am from the Union School House. Visit the Mendham Twp. Recreation page for a list of where the parade can be seen from. Fireworks will also be held at 8 pm for Mendham residents only; registration is required.
North Wildwood will hold two 4th of July Parades. The Independence Day Family Parade will begin at 9 am, with check-in at 8:15 am, at 9th and Atlantic Aves. and finish at 1st and Surf Aves. Prizes will be awarded for the best decorated bikes. The Patriotic Pooch Parade will take place at Bill Henfey Park. Check-in will open at 8:15 am and the parade will begin at 9 am.
The parade route has been extended to account for social distancing and will begin at Mt. Vernon St. and Hudson Ave. and conclude at Fellowship Park. Time is TBA. See the Ridgefield Park 4th of July Committee Facebook page for the full parade route and more information.
Festivities in Summit will begin at 9:30 am with a flag raising ceremony at Soldier’s Memorial Field followed by a senior walk and fancy dress contest at 9:45 am at the Memorial Field track. Judges will choose the three most festive and best-dressed seniors. Decorated bike parades will start at 10 am for preschoolers, 10:30 am for ages 5-7 and 11 am for ages 8 and up.
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