Celebrate Independence Day at the Jersey Shore

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All events take place Friday, July 4 unless otherwise noted


A Fourth of July Celebration will be held 9:30 a.m. at the recreation field at 10th Street and Dune Drive. There will be relay races for children. At 1 p.m. there will be a boat parade in the back bay, and at 6 p.m. an All-American Celebration will be held at Avalon Community Hall, 30th Street and the beach. Fireworks will be launched at 9 p.m. from the beach.

Cape May

An Independence Parade will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, July 5 along Beach Avenue from Philadelphia Avenue to Patterson Avenue. The fireworks go off 9 p.m. on the Cape May beach.
The Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities is sponsoring a dinner and fireworks trolley trip starting 6:15 p.m. Participants will be picked up by trolley at the Washington Street Mall information booth and taken to the Red Store in Cape May Point for a five-course dinner prepared by chef Lucas Manteca. After dinner diners will board the trolley for a ride to the Cape May Lighthouse and climb to the top to watch the fireworks from the watch gallery. Tickets are $100; reservations are required. Call 609-884-5404 or see www.capemaymac.org.

Lower Township

Festivities begin 5 p.m. Saturday, July 5 along the bay in North Cape May. There will be food, rides, vendors and a fireworks display starting at about 9-9:30 p.m. See www.lowertownship.org .

Middle Township

Middle Township announces 4th of July festivities moved to July 6

North Wildwood

North Wildwood will hold a Patriotic Pooch Parade beginning 9 a.m. at the Eighth Street field, Eighth and Atlantic avenues, and proceeding north to First Avenue. Dress up your pooch in patriotic colors and join the fun. Dogs must be on leashes. Call 780-5746 to register.
The Independence Day parade will begin 9 a.m. at Ninth and Atlantic avenues, with check-in 8-8:45 a.m. and proceed north to First and Surf avenues. Prizes will be awarded for best decorated bikes, strollers, and wagons. Call 609-522-2955 to register.
On Saturday, July 5 there will be a sidewalk chalk drawing competition 9 a.m. at the Eighth Street field. All ages are welcome to participate. The judging begins at 10:45 a.m., and prizes will be awarded at 11. That night will feature a concert at the Lou Booth Amphitheater by the Original Orlons, who will sing their hits “Watusi,” “South Street,” “Don’t Hang Up” and others.

Ocean City

Forecast of rough seas means fireworks delayed Ocean City 

Sea Isle City

Sea Isle City will host Jr. Olympics for ages 3-13 9:30 a.m. at Dealy Field. The Atlantic Pops orchestra will perform a John Philip Sousa tribute 7:30-9 p.m. at Excursion Park, JFK Boulevard and Pleasure Avenue. That will be followed by fireworks at 9 p.m. on the 50th Street beach. Rain date July 5. See www.visitsicnj.com .

Stone Harbor

Stone Harbor reschedules fireworks to Saturday, July 5


A Fourth of July parade will be held 10 a.m. along Commonwealth Avenue. Registration will be 9 a.m. at the Strathmere firehouse on Commonwealth Avenue, and judging will start 10 a.m. The parade will begin shortly afterward at Williard Avenue, go down Commonwealth to Prescott Road, turn west onto Bayview Drive and then north to the Deauville Inn, where refreshments will be provided and prizes will be awarded.

Upper Township

Upper Township will hold a Community Celebration 4:30 p.m. at Amanda’s Field, 10 Sunset Drive, Petersburg. Therre will be pony rides, bounce houses and face painting for free, along with a concession stands. Two bands will perform beginning 4:30 p.m. The fireworks go off at dusk. See www.uppertownship.com or call 609-628-2011, ext. 200.


Wildwood Independence Day Fireworks display postponed 

The Fourth of July Beach 'n Boardwalk Patriotic Run/Walk will be held 9-11 a.m. at the Wildwoods sign north to the Wildwoods Convention Center and then down the boardwalk extension to the beach.

The Fourth of July Boardwalk Craft Show is 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on the boardwalk at Rio Grande Avenue in Wildwood, rain or shine. All handmade products will be on display for purchase.

There will be a free concert featuring the Jimmy Buffett tribute band Changes in Latitudes 6 p.m. at Fox Park across from the Wildwoods Convention Center. Bring a blanket or beach chair. See www.WildwoodsNJ.com .

The night will end with fireworks at 10 p.m. on the Beach at Pine Avenue. See www.WildwoodsNJ.com

Wildwood Crest

A free Fourth of July Patriotic Show featuring the Manhattan Dolls will begin 8 p.m. at the Centennial Park Entertainment Pavilion, Fern Road and Ocean Avenue. See www.WildwoodCrest.org.

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