Fourth of July Rundown of Events


Come out to enjoy the Fourth of July Celebration on 81st Street Recreational Field. Beginning at 9am there will be a Sand Sculpture Contest, followed by Hoys 5 & 10 Candy Scramble at 10am, The Phillies Home Run Derby, Slow Bike Race and Foot races all at 10:30am, a Decorated Bike Contest at 11:45am, and food will be served at 6pm. There will be a concert featuring the BLT Band beginning at 7pm and fireworks will begin at 9:30pm. Also, there will be many games and contests for children to partake in.


Begin your day with a Pooch Parade located on 8th & Atlantic Avenues at the baseball field beginning at 8:30am. The parade’s theme will be patriotic and all dogs are welcome to join to compete for prizes. Celebrate our nation at the Independence Day Parade beginning at 9th and Atlantic Avenues at 9am. The parade is free for all spectators. For more information, contact the Wildwoods Recreation Center 609-522-2955. Enjoy the Jimmy Buffett tribute band perform a free summer concert. Make sure to bring your own blanket or beach chair and prepare for night of fun. The concert will be at Fox Park between Atlantic and Ocean Avenues. For more information, contact the Wildwoods Convention Center 609-729-9000. Come enjoy the 4th of July Patriotic Show with live music at the Centennial Park Entertainment Pavillion, featuring the Manhattan Dolls. This show is for all ages. Make sure to bring a blanket or beach chair. Marvel at a great fireworks show on the Beach at Pine Avenue, Wildwood. Make sure to bring your own beach chair or blanket. For more information contact the Wildwoods Convention Center 609-729-9000.


Come out to the Recreational Field on 10th Street for field races beginning at 9:30am. Join in on the field Races then meet on 30th Street and the Beach at 7 pm to watch the Bay-Atlantic Symphony concert Avalon Community Hall. Finish the night with fireworks beginning at 9 pm on 30th Street Beach.


Begin your holiday with the Junior Olympics, sponsored by the City’s Department of Community Services and hosted by volunteers, which will take place at Dealy Field Recreation Complex between 59th street & 63rd street. This event is free for boys and girls ages 3-13. The kids will compete by age and gender in many different contests as their loved ones cheer along the sidelines. The top winners in each contest will receive Olympic medals while they stand on a three tiered victory platform like champions. The event will last two hours. Make sure to bring your hats, sunscreen and water to stay cool while watching the Olympics. For more information contact the recreation department 609-263-0050. For the afternoon enjoy a free patriotic concert at Excursion Park Band Shell. The concert is located at JFK Blvd and the Promenade and it begins at 7:30pm. The concert will feature Glover & Company and they will perform a “Tribute to America.” Make sure to bring a blanket and chair to relax and enjoy the night with friends and family. For more information about this concert, contact 609-263-8687.

Finish the night with Sea Isle City’s annual Independence Day fireworks. The show will begin at 9pm and the “Rocket’s red glare” will be launched from a barge that will be located near 50th Street Beach. The fireworks will be visible for all spectators to see along the promenade and many other places in the surrounding areas. The rain date will be July 5th. For additional information, contact the Sea Isle City Recreational Dept at 609-263-0050.


Come to 9th street beach to partake in the kite flying competition beginning at 5pm followed by entertainment and a fireworks display off of 9th street beach. For more information, contact 609-525-9300. Join in on the Bike Parade on July 4th. Registration begins at 9am at the Longport Bridge Parking Lot. The parade begins at 10am, for more information contact 609-525-9300. Check out the fireworks on the barge at sea off of the music pier. The fireworks can be seen from the boardwalk between 8th and 9th street beginning at 9:30pm.


Bring your friends and family to the Cape May beach to enjoy a beautiful 4th of July night while watching fireworks. Bring a blanket or chair to just relax and enjoy the show.


Lower Township invites you to enjoy its annual Independence Day Festival on July 3rd beginning at 5pm between Lincoln Blvd and Emerson Avenue. There will be four live bands, food items from ice cream to crab cakes and plenty of amusement rides to keep the kids entertained. End the night with an amazing fireworks show beginning at 9pm on the bayfront in North Cape May. Rain date for the event is July 5th. For additional information call 609-886-2005, ext. 9.


The annual Strathmere Fourth of July Parade will be held on Monday morning. Registration will be at the firehouse at 9:30 am. Judging will be at 10 a.m. and the parade will step off on Commonwealth Avenue at Williard Road at 10:30 a.m. The parade will proceed down Commonwealth to Prescott Road, west to Bayview Drive and up Bayview to the Deauville Inn, where refreshments will be provided and prizes will be awarded. Enjoy a beautiful fireworks display that will be held at Amanda’s Field Recreation Complex, Rt. 50 and Sunset Ave., in Petersburg. Fireworks start at dusk. The rain date will be July 5th.


Come out and join Middle Township to celebrate Independence Day at the Davies Sports Complex located at 626 Goshen Road in Cape May Court House. Check out the free fireworks and music from the band Soulshine. Also, you can see the 1st Annual Little Patriotic Kids Contest for ages 6 months to 8 years old. All winners will receive a trophy and all participants will receive a certificate. To join in the contest it is only $4 with early registration and $6 for the day of the contest per child. All children must be dressed in patriotic attire to enter. Registration the day of begins at 4:45 to 5:45 and the contest will begin at 6pm. Music and activities will begin at 5pm and finally end the day with fireworks beginning at 9pm.