Independence Day is fast approaching. The holiday, which marks the adoption of the Declaration of Independence, is most commonly associated with fireworks. But other celebrations, including parades and barbecues, are also common. Here is a list of some of the area events you can attend to celebrate.
Fair Lawn Fireworks
- The Fair Lawn fireworks show is set for Wednesday, June 29 at , Berdan Ave and 1st St. Gates open at 7:30 p.m. The rain dates are June 30 or July 6. Pre-sale tickets are $5 for child under 12/senior citizens, $7 for adults and $25 for a family of five, available at the following locations: , the municipal building's , Fair Lawn Foto Professor, Memorial Park bathhouse, , , and . At the gates tickets are $7 for children and seniors, $9 for adults and $30 for a family of five. Children under 2 are free. Gate locations include Lambert Road, Lyons Avenue, Berdan Avenue, Essex Street, and Dewey Place. The handicap entrance is in Bush Place. Call the at 201-794-5370 for more information.
Hasbrouck Heights Fireworks
- The Lions Club will host the 27th annual fireworks event tentatively scheduled for Thursday, June 30 at Depken Field, Route 17 and Franklin Avenue. The rain date is Friday, July 1 and extended rain date is Saturday, July 2. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children. Children under age 5 are admitted free. Only blankets will be allowed on the field, not chairs. Attendees can bring water but not food.
Oradell Independence Day
- The Oradell Special Events Committee has sponsored a fireworks display Friday, July 1 at 9:15 p.m. at Memorial Field, Church Street and Prospect Avenue, Oradell. In addition to the fireworks, hot dogs, pizza, ice cream, kettle-corn and beverages will be available for purchase. The rain date for the event is Saturday, July 2.
- The borough has an Independence Day program scheduled for Monday, July 4 at 9 a.m. on Oradell Avenue and Third Street. After the ceremony, there will be games and pony rides for children and additional entertainment at Memorial Field. Troop 36 will be selling hot dogs and beverages.
River Edge July 4 Festivities
- An Independence Day event begins with food and drink Sunday, July 3 at 6:30 p.m. in Veteran’s Memorial Park, River Edge. Entertainment by "Soul Finger" featuring River Edge resident Jeanie Marri begins at 7:30 p.m. under the pavilion.
- The July 4 parade begins Monday, July 4 at 11 a.m. on Bogart Road and continues toward Continental Avenue. The route ends at Veteran's Memorial Park.
Paramus July 4 Weekend
- A fireworks show with free admission is scheduled for Sunday, July 3 at 8 p.m. at the Cliff Gennarelli Sports Complex, next to Garden State Plaza. The gates will open to the public at 7:30 p.m. Mayor Richard A. LaBarbiera will give the welcome address, Master of Ceremonies will be Ace A. Antonio, the National Anthem will be performed by Alexis Wolfer and Rachel Marichal will perform "God Bless America." Following the fireworks display will be a live musical performance by the Paramus Players. The rain date for the event is July 10.
- Paramus will hold an Independence Day parade Monday, July 4 at 9 a.m. The parade begins at the intersection of Century Road and Farview Avenue, heads north on Farview Avenue and ends at Memorial Elementary School followed by a ceremony. Mayor Richard A. Labarbiera will provide the welcome address, Master of Ceremonies will be Ace A. Antonio, Alexa Calandrillo will perform the National Anthem and Rev. James Teti will give the invocation.
Ridgewood July 4 Celebration
- The Ridgewood Fourth of July Celebration Committee, an all-volunteer community group, has organized the 101st celebration in the village, with the theme "Celebrate the Constitution!" The celebration includes a morning parade and fireworks at night. The rain date is Tuesday, July 5.
- The July 4 parade begins at 10 a.m. on the west side of the train station. It will include floats, antique vehicles, village group marchers and more. Prizes are handed out for each category but vehicles. Click here to see the parade route. Watching the parade is free.
- The fireworks display and evening activities in Ridgewood will take place at Veteran's Field, Linwood Avenue and North Maple Avenue. The gates open at 6 p.m. and close at 9 p.m. Tickets at the door are $15 per person for adults, $10 for each child between 6 and 10 years old and free for children under 5. Tickets are available for purchase in advance. They cost $8 if bought at area stores or $9 if purchased online. For a full list of stores, and a link to buy online, click here.
Glen Rock July 4 Events
- The Glen Rock Pops will perform Sunday, July 3 at 7:30 p.m. to open an Independence Day celebration on the lawn of Borough Hall, 1 Harding Plaza, Glen Rock. The concert is free and attendees are encouraged to bring their own chairs and blankets. If it rains, the performance will take place in the Borough Hall Council Chambers.
- The Glen Rock Fourth of July parade is scheduled to begin Monday, July 4 at 9:30 a.m. at the high school on Harristown Road. The route continues, turning at Highland Avenue, making a left on Rock Road and proceeding through town, ending at the Municipal Pool on Doremus Avenue.
Teaneck Parade and Community Celebration
- The annual Fourth of July parade in Teaneck begins at 9:30 a.m. Monday, July 4, traveling north on Queen Anne Road and ending in Votee Park.
- Immediately following the parade, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the township will hold the 20th annual July 4th community celebration of festivities and family activities in Votee Park. The event will include free pony rides, inflatables, Fire Truck slide, Baseball Speed Pitch, a stilt walker, clown/balloonists, face painters, music, Mr. Giggles Show, temporary tattoo artists, Teaneck Fire Department trucks, Teaneck Police Department vehicles, discounted food and more.