BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The stage is set for what the Somerset County Park Commission calls "Somerset County's Biggest Pyrotechnic Display" on July 4. Somerset County will present its annual July 4th Fireworks Festival tonigth at 9:30 PM at North Branch Park on Milltown Road in Bridgewater. The public is invited to attend, and the celebration is free of charge. The event is offered in part to the sponsorship by The Courier News and Horizon Services.
North Branch Park gates will open at 6:00 P.M. to allow vehicles to enter the park. The fireworks display will begin at 9:30 P.M. Visitors should plan to arrive early. Milltown Road will be closed at approximately 9:00 P.M. Heavy car and foot traffic is expected.
The NJ 3rd Regiment Revolutionary War encampment will be onsite. Food will be available for purchase, and park visitors should bring lawn chairs or blankets while they enjoy time in the park before the Independence Day fireworks begin. Picnic baskets are allowed but alcohol is prohibited.
Milltown Road will remain closed at the conclusion of the fireworks for up to one hour, while local neighborhood pedestrians walk from the park. Bridgewater Police will be on hand to assist park staff with traffic flow.