FIREWORKS

Finish your Independence Day celebration with a “bang” and catch one of these great fireworks displays as Fourth of July’s dusk turns to dark.

Avalon

When: Wednesday, July 4 at 8:45 p.m.

Where: 30th Street Beach

Cape May

When: Wednesday, July 4 at 9 p.m.

Where: Congress Street Beach

Lower Township

When: Tuesday, July 3 after 9 p.m.

Where: Bayfront between Lincoln Boulevard & Emerson Avenue, North Cape May

Middle Township

When: Wednesday, July 4 at 9 p.m.

Where: Clarence Davies Sports Complex, 626 Goshen Rd., Cape May Court House

Ocean City

When: Wednesday, July 4 at 9 p.m.

Where: Ocean City Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace & Boardwalk

Sea Isle City

When: Wednesday, July 4 at 9 p.m.

Where: 50th Street Beach

Stone Harbor

When: Monday, July 2 at 9:30 p.m.; Rain Date: Tuesday, July 3

Where: View from any beach end!

Upper Township

When: Wednesday, July 4 at dusk; Rain Date: Thursday, July 5

Where: Amanda’s Field, 10 Sunset Dr., Petersburg

Wildwood

When: Wednesday, July 4 at 10 p.m.; Rain Date: Thursday, July 5

Where: Pine Avenue Beach (but visible from almost anywhere on the Wildwoods Boardwalk!)


PARADES

All across Cape May County, resort and mainland communities plan to hold parades to honor the 242nd anniversary of our nation’s independence. Celebrate our independence at one of the Fourth of July parades below!

Avalon

When: Wednesday, July 4 at high tide

Where: From the Main Channel at Avalon Yacht Club

Avalon’s popular Boat Parade will feature dozens of boats decorated for the holiday.  Boats must register at Avalon Community Hall, 30th Street and the Beach, prior to the parade. There is no fee to participate in the parade. For more information, call (609) 967-3066 or visit www.avalonrecreation.org.

Cape May

When: Saturday, July 7 at 1 p.m.

Where: Beach Avenue

The parade will feature string bands along with many other outstanding performing groups, family entries, autos, veteran organizations and local officials. For more information, call (609) 884-9565 or visit www.discovercapemaynj.com.

North Wildwood

When: Wednesday, July 4 at 9 a.m.

Where: 9th & Atlantic avenues, proceeding north to 1st & Surf avenues

Parade check in will be from 8:15 a.m. at 9th & Atlantic avenues before the parade at 9 a.m. Prizes awarded will be awarded for the best decorated bikes in red, white and blue theme. Patriotic pooches will also join the parade, with check in at 8:15 a.m. at Bill Henfey Park, 8th & Atlantic avenues. Prizes will be awarded for the best dressed pooches. For more information and to register, call (609) 522-2955 or visit www.NorthWildwood.com.

Ocean City

Gardens Civic Association Bike Parade

When: Wednesday, July 4 at 10 a.m.

Where: Starts at the Longport Bridge parking lot

Sponsored by the Gardens Civic Association. Registration begins at 9 a.m. at the Longport Bridge parking lot. Parade begins at 10 a.m. For more information, call (609) 399-6111 or visit www.oceancityvacation.com.

South Ocean City Improvement Association Bike Parade

When: Wednesday, July 4 at 10 a.m.

Where: Starts at 40th & Asbury Avenue

Sponsored by the South Ocean City Improvement Association. Registration begins at 9 a.m. at 40th & Asbury Avenue. Parade begins at 10 a.m. For more information, call (609) 399-6111 or visit www.oceancityvacation.com.

Strathmere

When: Wednesday, July 4 at 10:30 a.m. (Rain Date: Thursday, July 5)

Where: Commonwealth Avenue at Willard Road (blinker light), proceeding to Prescott Road and west to Bayview Drive to the Deauville Inn

Parade registration will take place at the Strathmere Firehouse, 5 S. Commonwealth Ave., at 9 a.m.  Judging will be held at 10 a.m. before the parade. After the parade, refreshments will be provided and prizes will be awarded at the Deauville Inn. For more information, call (609) 231-6000 or email KarenGMitchell@comcast.net.

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