Fireworks Roundup: Our Picks for Local 4th of July Fun!


When 4th of July falls on a Wednesday, you know there’s a week of celebration in store! From fireworks to historical events, car shows, baseball and more, we’ve got the Scoop on all the 4th of July fun…

Thursday, June 28
Montgomery High School – the High School hosts a family-friendly festival featuring food vendors and activities, plus classic hits from the John Oakes Band until the fireworks start, roughly 9:15! http://www.twp.montgomery.nj.us/montgomery-fireworks/

Saturday, June 30
West Windsor – Freedom Festival at Mercer County Park Festival Grounds. Celebrate the holiday with the fest that features live music, pony rides, a petting zoo, a ‘Hot Rides’ car show, food from 37 different food vendors, and fireworks (of course!) $5 per car. 3-11pm. www.mercercounty.org

Rider University, Lawrenceville – grab a beach blanket and pack a picnic for the fireworks at the Rider University campus! Music plays for the crowd as the sun sets, and the first fireworks are scheduled to fly at 9:30pm. http://www.lawrencetwp.com/recreation/FireworksFlyer.pdf

Sunday, July 1
Washington Crossing, PA – it’s a Revolutionary classic car showdown: Rebels vs. Redcoats: A Revolutionary Car Show features American & French cars vs. British and German cars! 12-4pm. www.washingtoncrossingpark.org/event/car-show/

Tuesday July 3
Veterans’ Park, Hamilton – starting at roughly 9:30, Hamilton Township’s fireworks will take place at Veterans’ Park after live music that starts at 6:00. Bring a chair and settle in for the show! http://www.hamiltonnj.com/content/228306/251089/251097.aspx

Arm & Hammer Park, Trenton – join in Uncle Sam’s Picnic at Trenton Thunder’s Arm & Hammer Park as the minor league team takes on the New Hampshire Fisher Cats! Get your tickets for picnic eats, the ball game, and fireworks after the game. 7pm. http://www.milb.com/documents/2/4/6/283005246/2018_Uncle_Sam_Picnic.pdf

Sesame Place, Langhorne, PA – end a day at of family fun the park with a fireworks show, set to the music of Sesame Street! The shows are on July 3 & 4, and begin at 9pm. Free with park admission. https://sesameplace.com/philadelphia/

Wednesday, July 4
Morven Museum, Princeton – the July 4th Jubilee is a free event that celebrates our country’s heritage at home of Declaration signer Richard Stockton and NJ’s one-time governor’s mansion! This year’s Jubilee includes food trucks, live bluegrass, kids’ crafts, a chance to meet George Washington and Annis Boudinot Stockton, drink in a Revolutionary tea program and more, and more! 12-3pm. www.morven.org

Friday, July 6
Lambertville & New Hope – the river towns co-sponsor these summer fireworks shows, which are always fantastic. This year, they’re adding LASERS to the mix! The show begins at 9:30. PS: the best spot to watch them is from the center of the bridge, of course! https://www.facebook.com/DelawareRiverTowns/photos/a.448255364586.221989.176540539586/10157181401014587/?type=3&theater

Sunday, July 8
1867 Sanctuary, Ewing – Don’t miss an inside look at the life of one of NJ’s Declaration of Independence signers, John Hart. “John Hart: Portrait of a Patriot” will be screened at the 1867 Sanctuary at 101 Scotch Road, Ewing. Written and produced by David Hart, the event starts at 7:30 p.m. www.1867Sanctuary.org


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