Summit’s All About Fun, Food and Fireworks on the Fourth!

shutterstock_97612109Get ready for Summit’s 69th Annual Fourth of July Celebration! This day-long party will take place at Soldiers Memorial Field, 5 Myrtle Avenue, and will include all of Summit’s traditional events, as well as several new additions including a Food Truck Festival, new entertainment, and evening carnival rides and amusements.

Make sure to be there at 9:45AM for the Flag Raising Ceremony.  Then at 10:00AM the Children’s Decorated Bicycle Parade will take place.  The first annual Food Truck Festival, rides and amusements, as well as children’s entertainment, will continue throughout the afternoon until 1:00PM at which point Memorial Field will close for setup for evening festivities.food truck

Be sure to back at Memorial Field by 6:00PM because event-goers will be able to enjoy evening carnival rides and amusements this year, as well as the Food Truck Festival. Also new, a $10 Bounce Pass  that allows unlimited access to evening rides, bounce houses, and games. Passes will be available for purchase at the event.

Performing on the main stage at 7:45PM this year will be Barbara Harris and the Toys. The 60’s girl group, Barbara Harris and the Toys is well-known for hit records including “A Lover’s Concerto” and “Attack.” Now, Harris will once again take the stage, singing a variety of soul, pop, jazz, and R&B hits.

flag-fireworks2The final event of the evening, the Grand Fireworks Display will begin at 9:15PM.

Summit’s Annual Fourth of July Celebration is made possible in part through the generosity of corporate sponsors, Investors Bank, Celgene Corporation, and Overlook Medical Center as well as through resident donations. All contributions are fully tax-deductible.  To contribute to Summit’s Fourth or to view more information including a full schedule of events for the 2016 Celebration, visit summitcommunityprograms.com.

2016 Event Details
July 4 from 9:30AM – 9:45PM.
Free admission. All are welcome.
Please note: Ashland Road closes to traffic @ 6 PM.
Handicapped access will be available at Watchung Place and Tulip Street.
Alcohol and tobacco prohibited.

Daytime Schedule of Events
9:30 AM – Food Truck Festival
9:45 AM – Flag Raising Ceremony
10 AM – Decorated Children’s Bicycle Parade
10 AM – 1 PM – Rides & Amusements
10:45 AM – Polka Dot Kids Concert
11:30 AM – The Kootz in Concert
12 NOON – City Services Softball Game
1:00 PM – Memorial Field Closes for Setup

Evening Schedule of Events
6:00 PM – Food Truck Festival & Carnival Rides Reopen
6:15 PM – Presley and Melody Kids Concert on Hay Wagon
7:45 PM – Barbara Harris and The Toys in Concert
9:00 PM – Retire the Colors
9:15 PM – Grand Fireworks Display

 

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Author: Patricia Cassin

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