If you’re looking for a place where you can celebrate our nation’s birthday by yourself or with friends and family, you have a lot of options! There are some great celebrations that will happen all over and all around Burlington Township, and we’ve compiled a list of some of the must-see spots that we think you should pencil into your calendar!
- Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks. This year marks 35 years of sky-sparkling history. The Macy’s name has always found its way into historical celebrations, and the Fourth of July is no exception. Although these fireworks technically take place in New York City, you’ll be able to see them for many miles, so make plans to catch this show. This year marks a remarkable move of the fireworks that were previously moved to the Hudson River, but as of this year, they’ll officially be back on the Brooklyn Bridge.
- Valenzano Family Winery Independence Day Fireworks Festival. Just a short trip to Shamong, NJ can lead you to live music and entertainment at one of the area’s best wineries. Admission at this event is $10 for adults and $5 for kids. The fun takes place at 1090 Rte. 206 in Shamong on Thursday, July 3rd at 5:00pm. Fireworks will light up the sky at sunset, and the festivities go until 10:00pm.
- Camden Waterfront Freedom Festival. If you head about a half an hour southwest, you can enjoy the fun that will be taking place in Camden all weekend long! Sponsored by Coca-Cola, this event is big, and it’s full of family-friendly fun. This festival starts on Thursday, July 3rd, and it keeps going strong all the way through Sunday, July 6th. The Camden waterfront will play host to live music, military displays and demonstrations, a beer garden featuring Flying Fish Brewery, and much, much more! You can even participate in some of the special events that will be taking place on the Battleship New Jersey.
- Medford Independence Day Celebration & Fireworks Display. If you want to stay in Burlington County, Medford offers a fun option on Thursday, July 3rd from 5:00 until 10:00pm at Freedom Park. There will be music on the Main Stage, a Kid’s Activity Zone for the younger attendees, demonstrations, plenty of food, and a lot of fun!
- Atlantic City’s 4th of July Fireworks. If you’re looking to live it up big and celebrate our nation’s birthday in real style, take the hour’s drive to Atlantic City, which is already known for being and outgoing, festive, and fun town. The sky over the Atlantic Ocean will be sparkling with fireworks from one of the country’s top five fireworks shows, and for many folks, this is a can’t-miss experience. Each year, over 250,000 people take to the shore and rooftops around Atlantic City to check out the action.
- Moorestown 4th of July Parade. Not all of the fun has to wait until the sun goes down. Independence Day has always been known for parades, and Moorestown makes sure that it keeps the tradition going. Each year, this parade is built around a theme, and the theme for 2014 is American Icons. You’re sure to see floats that reflect all of the things that make people think of our great country. Maybe you’ll see some purple mountains bringing their majesty through the route or floats that reflect family farms. One thing is for sure, the streets will be filled with creativity on the 4th of July. The fun starts at noon.
If we’ve missed some great fireworks festivals, please feel free to talk about your favorites by using the section below!