BRIDGEWATER, NJ – An Independence Day event that draws residents from throughout the area, the Somerset County fireworks display is scheduled to return on Monday, July 4 at North Branch Park in Bridgewater.
The Somerset County Park Commission invites all to attend the Annual July 4 Fireworks Display, set to begin at 9:30 p.m. at North Branch Park on Milltown Road in Bridgewater.
Event is free
The July 4 celebration is held free of any charge. North Branch Park gates will open at 6 p.m. to allow vehicles to enter the park, according to the county park commission.
Visitors should plan to arrive early before the fireworks display begins at 9:30 p.m. Milltown Road will be closed to traffic at approximately 9 p.m., the park commission said. Heavy vehicular and foot traffic is expected at an event that is well attended each year.
Re-enactors, food will be part of the event
The NJ 3rd Regiment Revolutionary War encampment will be on site for the celebration, a county tradition for decades. Food will be available for purchase by those those who attend.
Park visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets to enjoy time in the park before the Independence Day fireworks begin. Picnic baskets are allowed but alcohol is prohibited.
Milltown Road will remain closed at the conclusion of the fireworks for up to one hour, while local neighborhood pedestrians walk from the park, according to the park commission. Bridgewater Police will be on hand to assist park staff with traffic flow.
The event is offered in part to the generous sponsorship by The Courier News and Horizon Services.
More information on this and all Park Commission programs and activities is available online at www.somersetcountyparks.org.