Arts & Entertainment

Somerset County's Annual July 4 Fireworks Display Will Return

42f164956949f5d54a55_FireworksSomersetCty.jpg
Somerset County residents flock each year to the county's largest fireworks display held each July 4 at North Branch Park in Bridgewater. Credits: Courtesy of the Somerset County Park Commission
42f164956949f5d54a55_FireworksSomersetCty.jpg

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

Sign Up for E-News

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.
 

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Basking Ridge

Somerset County Residents May Drive Through and Drop Off Unwanted Medicines March 17 in Basking Ridge

February 22, 2018

 

BERNARDS TWP., NJ – The first "Rx Mission Drive-in/Drop-Off"  will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 17, at the Bernards Township Public Works Garage, 277 S. Maple Ave, Basking Ridge. This drop off will allow all Somerset County residents to safely dispose of unwanted or outdated prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications.

The Rx Mission ...

‘Reefer Madness’ Comes to Chatham Borough Council; Cannabis Advocates Make Pitch for Chatham Marijuana Shop

February 14, 2018

CHATHAM, NJ - A group of pro-cannabis activists came to the Borough of Chatham Council meeting on Monday night and used the public commentary portion of the meeting to ask the council to support a marijuana dispensary in town.

The advocates, who say they have attended more than 80 town meetings to inform about the benefits of medical cannabis, mentioned the 1936 movie "Reefer ...

Local Advisor Celebrates the 20th Anniversary of the Roth IRA

February 23, 2018

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - 2018 marks the 20th anniversary of the Roth IRA. First made available to American investors in 1998, a Roth IRA is an individual retirement account that is funded with after-tax dollars and provides tax-free growth and income for retirement.

In honor of this significant milestone, Walter Pardo, CEO/Certified Wealth Strategist at Wealth ...

Upcoming Events

Fri, February 23

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: Volunteer Art Show!

Arts & Entertainment Green

Fri, February 23, 9:00 AM

The Center for Contemporary Art , Bedminster,

Dan Bischoff: Critic As Artist

Arts & Entertainment

Fri, February 23, 9:00 AM

The Center for Contemporary Art, Bedminster

Keepers of the Chroma: An Exhibition Regarding ...

Arts & Entertainment

Somerset County High School Democrats to Participate in National March for Our Lives Against Gun Violence

February 23, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County High School Democrats will have members participating in the National School Walkout March 14 and the national March for Our Lives March 24 in Washington D.C., in support of the national movement generated by the survivors of the high school shooting in Parkland, Florida, according to a release.

The organization has called on county, state and federal ...

AtlantiCast

AtlantiCast: Episode 12

On this week’s episode of AtlantiCast, decade of excellence makes headlines, as Atlantic Health’s place on Fortune Magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For List leads off the newest episode of AtlantiCast. Also on this week’s show, check out the newest “hybrid” operating room at Morristown Medical Center and find out how Atlantic Health is helping local ...

AtlantiCast Medical Minute: Atlantic Orthopedic Institute’s Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Center

On this episode of the AtlantiCast Medical Minute, we’ll take you inside the Atlantic Orthopedic Institute’s Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Center, with the center’s director, Jason Lowenstein, MD.

Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1M7euCp86-c