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Somerset County July 4 Celebration Postponed to Monday, July 7

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The Somerset County Park Commission's Fourth of July Family Festival and fireworks display, held a previous year at North Branch Park off Milltown Road in Bridgewater. Credits: Courtesy of Somerset County Park Commission
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Somerset County's Annual Fourth of July Family Festival and fireworks show - attended each year by thousands from across Somerset County - has been postponed until Monday, due to anticipated inclement weather on Friday evening, the Somerset County Park Commission announced on Friday morning.

The popular annual Independence Day event is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. on Monday, July 7, at the same planned location, North Branch Park, Milltown Road, in Bridgewater.

The grounds will open at 3 p.m. on Monday, according to the county. The event is free.

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Although the official holiday is set this year for Friday - and many people will be back at work on Monday - the celebration is scheduled to spill over this year to Monday with an evening of Americana represented by patriotism, music, and family entertainment, according to the park commission.

Scheduled events include a variety of performers, a reenactment of a Revolutionary War encampment by the Third New Jersey Regiment Revolutionary Encampment, children’s games and activities, plenty of food, and a full display of fireworks.

Stage performances are planned to provide a range of American music styles aimed at both children and adults.

Originally scheduled entertainment included Philadelphia Funk Authority to kick off the celebration with a live performance with a repertoire ranging from Motown to pop, jazz to disco and current top 40 hits, according to the park commission's information.  Following will be Fillet of Soul from Hackensack, returning to Somerset County with R&B hits including covers of Sly and the Family Stone, Joe Cocker, and many others.

 
The fireworks display was originally scheduled to begin at 9:30 p.m.
 
Further updates will be posted as available. For further information, call the Somerset County Park Commission at 908-722-1200, ext. 221, or the concert/activity hotline at ext. 2. Individuals with a hearing or speech impairment can call the NJ Relay service at 711.
 

 

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