SCOTCH PLAINS -- On Saturday, June 30 (rain date July 1st) the Township of Scotch Plains will host its 3rd Independence Day Fireworks at the Scotch Hills Golf Course. This year’s celebration will feature a performance by The Scotch Plainsmen, a talented group of musicians who have performed as the backup band for our own Pat DiNizio of the Smithereens during his solo performances.  

The fireworks will go off at dusk. Please wear comfortable shoes; no heels will be permitted on the golf course. The Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA will host a “Red, Y, and Blue” station with fun activities for kids from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Food Vendors will be on site throughout the evening. Alcoholic beverages are not permitted on the premises.  

There will be several road closures leading up to and during the event to ensure safety for pedestrians and motorists alike. For more information, visit for details. The golf course will be open Saturday morning for golfers; the last tee time is at 12:00 noon. The course will re-open at Noon on Sunday, July 1st. is Scotch Plains-Fanwood’s only free daily paper. Sign up for our daily eNews and follow us on Facebook and twitter @SPF_TAP. Download the free TAPinto App for iPhone or Android.