HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The township will get an early start on the July 4th Independence Day holiday with a fireworks display and music festival on Saturday, June 29th beginning at 5 p.m. at the Auten Road School.

Parking will be at Hillsborough High School, with shuttle buses providing transportation beginning at 4:30 p.m. to the field alongside Auten Road School.

Rain date is Sunday, June 30th.

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This is the first year the fireworks display and music festival have been combined, according to Mayor Frank DelCore.

In addition to the fireworks, there will be a food tent, free inflatable amusements from 5-8 p.m., a free dunk tank, pay to play boardwalk games, a DJ and live music from 5-9 p.m. The food tent will include refreshments such  pizza, chicken, hamburgers, hot dogs, kettle corn and more.

“This is an important collaborative community event to benefit both BOROSAFE and the Jonah Johnson Youth Scholarship Fund,” stated Mayor Frank DelCore.

The music festival will feature outstanding and diverse local bands, solo artists, great food, vendors, and children’s activities. Since 2010 the festival has raised funds for youth suicide prevention through outreach, education, and mental health awareness programs. Local businesses, sponsors, and community members who want to join this festival to add their time and resources to support this great day.  

For more information on how to donate, be a vendor, perform, and volunteer, go to http://hillsboroughmusicfestival.org