FLEMINGTON, NJ – The upcoming Independence Day holiday offers a choice of fireworks shows – and you can probably enjoy both – and a giant parade in one of Hunterdon’s tiniest towns.
Fireworks will be held tomorrow, July 3, at Reading Fleming Intermediate School here beginning at 9 p.m. The show, sponsored by the Flemington-Raritan Parks and Recreation Committee, begins with music and a DJ at 7:30 p.m. with fireworks at 9. There will be ample parking in the upper parking lot of RFIS on Court Street. (In case of rain, the fireworks will be moved to Friday, July 5.)
The first Friday of every summer month includes fireworks on the Delaware River between Lambertville and New Hope. That includes Friday, July 5; the show is scheduled to start at 9:30 p.m.
This year will be the 72nd Annual Fourth of July Parade celebration in the little borough of Lebanon, which draws participants and spectators on Independence Day from across Hunterdon and beyond. This year’s theme is “One Small Step.”
The festivities will begin with the Children’s Parade, which is open to all children from birth to 10 years old. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Children may participate by riding on a decorated bicycle. Judging is at 9 a.m. and the parade steps off at 9:30 at Sutton Place (across from Police Headquarters), with a short procession up Main Street for about a half-block.
The main parade will step off promptly at 10 a.m. and follow West along Main Street, down Myrtle Avenue and then down Brunswick Avenue.
There will be Festivities in the Park after the parade. They are held at Holjes-Sheppard Park and include singing “The Star-Spangled Banner,” a flag raising ceremony, presentation of awards, refreshments, games and friendly competition for folks of all ages.