SEA ISLE CITY – Sea Isle City’s July 4 activities will include a popular Junior Olympics competition for children, a free concert featuring the music of John Phillips Sousa and a spectacular fireworks display.
The fun will begin with the annual Junior Olympics at Dealy Field, located on Central Avenue between 59th and 63rd Street. Sponsored by Sea Isle’s Division of Recreation, this friendly competition for boys and girls, ages 3-13, will feature running, jumping and throwing events. Competitors will be grouped by age and gender before being escorted to each event by volunteers from the Yacht Club of Sea Isle City, who will also serve as judges. Afterwards, the top three winners in each contest will receive Olympic-style medals while standing on a three-tiered victory platform.
Parents can register their children on the day of the Junior Olympics at Dealy Field beginning at 9:30 a.m. The Olympics last for approximately two hours. Families are reminded to bring hats, sunscreen, bottled water and their cameras.
The evening of July 4 will kick-off with a free concert by The Atlantic Pops at the Excursion Park Band Shell, located at JFK Boulevard and the Promenade, beginning at 7:30 p.m. The concert will feature the music of American composer and “King of Military Marches” John Philip Sousa.
Sea Isle City’s annual Independence Day Fireworks Show, which begins at 9:00 p.m., promises to be bigger and better than Sea Isle’s previous Independence Day pyrotechnic displays. The “rocket’s red glare” will be launched from an ocean barge anchored near the 50th Street Beach, which will make Sea Isle’s Promenade and other beach-front areas ideal viewing locations. The rain date for the fireworks is July 5.
To learn more about these and other events taking place in Sea Isle City this summer, visit www.seaislecitynj.us or phone (609) 263-8687.