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Star-Spangled Fun: Summit's Fourth of July adds Food Truck Festival, 'Bounce Pass' Program

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Clark, Cranford and Scotch Plains have fireworks this year. Credits: TAP into Summit
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SUMMIT, NJ - Summit’s 69th Annual Mayor’s Fourth of July Celebration, a day of patriotic and fun festivities marked by tradition, will take place July 4 at Soldiers Memorial Field.

The event will feature several new additions this year, including a Food Truck Festival, new entertainment, and evening carnival rides and amusements.

The day will begin at 9:45 a.m. with the Flag Raising Ceremony; followed by the 'Tour de Summit' -- better known as the Children’s Decorated Bicycle Parade -- at 10 a.m. Rides and amusements as well as children’s entertainment will continue throughout the afternoon until 1 p.m., at which point Memorial Field will close for setup for evening festivities.

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Beginning at 6 p.m., event-goers will be welcomed to enjoy evening carnival rides and amusements as well as the Food Truck Festival. Also new this year, a $10 Bounce Pass will grant unlimited access to evening rides, bounce houses, and games. Passes will be available for purchase at the event.

Performing on the main stage at 7:45 p.m. this year will be Barbara Harris of the Toys. The 60’s girl group, Barbara Harris and the Toys is well-known for hit records including “A Lover’s Concerto” and “Attack.” Now, Harris will once again take the stage, singing a variety of soul, pop, jazz, and R&B hits.

The final event of the evening, the Grand Fireworks Display will begin at 9:15 p.m.

Summit’s Annual Mayor’s Fourth of July Celebration is sponsored by Investors Bank, Celgene Corporation, and Overlook Medical Center as well as through resident donations. All contributions are fully tax-deductible.

To contribute to Summit’s Fourth, or to view more information including a full schedule of events for the 2016 Celebration, visit summitcommunityprograms.com.

Memorial Field is located at 5 Myrtle Avenue.

 

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