With the 4th of July right around the corner, it’s time to start making plans! Around the area there are many events happening.
Saturday June 30, 2012
Looking for a fun night in the park with music and entertainment for the entire family? Check out Freedom Fest. It is sponsed by WPST and Mercer County.
Are you looking up to the sky for a fireworks display before the 4th? Check out this Ocean County township’s annual Rockin’ Fireworks Festival begins at 3 p.m. at the New Egypt Athletic Fields, 121 Evergreen Road. It will feature a performance by the Sea Dogs, a pirate re-enactment group. Fireworks will begin around 9:30 p.m. (609) 758-8700.
Monday July 2, 2012
The Borough of Priceton is having there annual display of fireworks over Princeton University’s sports field at 9pm. The field opens at 7 pm and is available for picnicking. Alcohol is not allowed! Check out Spirit of Princeton for more details.
Tuesday July 3, 2012
East Windsor’s Independence Day celebration at Etra Lake Park will feature Jerry Rife’s Rhythm Kings Dixieland Jazz at 6 p.m., the Trenton Brass Quartet Plus One at 7:30 p.m. and fireworks at 9:30 p.m. (609) 443-4000, ext. 252.
Hamilton’s Independence Day event begins at 6:30 p.m. at Veterans Park on Kuser Road with a concert by Jimmy and the Parrots. A fireworks display begins at 9 p.m.
Wednesday July 4, 2012
Ewing Townships 49th annual Independence Day Parade begins at 10 a.m. at Moody Park.
Lawrence Townships community-sponsored fireworks begin around 9:45 p.m. at Rider University. Parking is limited. (609) 844-7067.
Hamilton Townships VFW Post 3525 sponsors a parade to honor returning Iraq War veterans at 9:30 a.m. The parade route begins at Grice Middle School. Food and entertainment will follow. (732) 939-5460.
The Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst’s celebration is set for 5-10 p.m. at Doughboy Field. Fireworks will be at 9:30 p.m. Enter through the Wrightstown, Brown Mills, Pemberton and Route 68 gates between 5 and 9 p.m. Entertainment activities will include bouncy castles, a stilt walker, magician, face painting and will include a live performance by Southside Johnny and The Asbury Jukes. The highlight of the festivities will be a fireworks display scheduled for 9:30 p.m.
Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Choices include hamburgers, hot dogs, cheese steaks, sausage and peppers, kettle corn, funnel cakes, cotton candy, zeppoles, fresh roasted corn on the cob, water ice, soft drinks and more. Novelty vendors and a beer concession will also be available.
Spectators are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs to the parade grounds. No pets, coolers or bottles will be allowed. Additionally, backpacks and large purses are subject to search upon arrival at the gate.
Pennington Boroughs Annual Fourth of July races for children ages 3 to 12 will begin at 9:30 a.m. on the track at Pennington School on Burd Street. Registration is at 9:15 a.m. (609) 737-0276.
The City of Trenton will be host to The Trenton Capital Singers will give a 7 p.m. concert on the grounds of the William Trent House Museum,15 Market St. Grounds open at 5:30 p.m. Bring chairs or blankets.
Fireworks will follow the Trenton Thunder game at Mercer County Waterfront Park. The game starts at 7:05 p.m. Tickets range from $10 to $30.
Washington Crossing Historic Park, Washington Crossing, PA; will host a reenactment of the signing of the Declaration of Independence from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the steps of McConkey’s Ferry Inn. For more information, call 215-493-4076 or e-mail email@example.com.