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ELIZABETH, NJ - If you are looking to join in and celebrate America's birthday, The City of Elizabeth will celebrate Independence Day on July 4, at the Veterans Memorial Waterfront Park on Front Street. Join Mayor Christian Bollwage and the Recreation Department as they host the fireworks show that will begin at dusk, at approximately 9:15 p.m.  Rain Date: July 5, 2016

Hoping to catch a free fireworks show nearby? TAP into Elizabeth found some local displays everyone can enjoy:

Roselle Park: July 3

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Mayor Carl Hokanson and the Borough Council will present their 2016 Firework Display at the Roselle Park High School, Green Acres Complex from 4p.m. to 10p.m.  Carnival rides, games and activities along with live music by TY Stephens and (the) SoulJaazz. Fire works will begin when it gets dark. This event is free!

Rain date: Tuesday August 2, at “National Night Out” event. 

Cranford: Monday, July 4

Nomahegan Park will host many events starting with a Many events starting with a canoe race at 8 a.m. and a Firecracker 4-Mile Run at 9 a.m. Other activities including face painting and music will start at 2 p.m. and will conclude with the fireworks at dusk. 

Clark: July 4

On July 4th at the annual fireworks display will be held at the Arthur L. Johnson High School in Clark. Starting at 7:00 p.m. attendees can enjoy food, ice cream, and music while shopping novelty vendors. Westfield Avenue will be closed during the event.

 

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