SUMMIT, NJ - With high temperatures projected in the mid- to upper-80s and just a 20 percent chance of precipitation, Mother Nature looks to be 'doing Summit a solid' as the City prepares to host its 70th Annual Fourth of July Celebration. The forecast sits in stark contrast to last year's rain-soaked event, with the wet weather forcing the cancelation of the big bang bonanza that night.

The Platinum Anniversary edition of the Summit star spangled spectacular will be held at Soldiers Memorial Field on Independence Day. The day-long celebration will include entertainment, rides and amusements, as well as an expanded food truck festival.

The day will unfurl with the Flag Raising Ceremony at 9:45 a.m., followed by the children’s decorated bicycle parade at 10 a.m. First pitch of the City Services Softball Game -- pitting members of the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad against a team comprised of Summit Police Department officers / personnel and Summit Fire Department firefighters / staff -- is set for 12 p.m.

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Rides, amusements, and children’s entertainment will continue until 1 p.m., when Memorial Field will close for setup for evening activities.

The evening’s festivities will begin at 6 p.m. and will include rides, entertainment, and the food truck festival. Presley & Melody will perform an interactive kids pop music concert at 6:15 p.m., followed by The Infernos in Concert at 7:30 p.m.. The night will close with the traditional fireworks display, beginning at 9:15 p.m..

For more information, including a full schedule of events, please visit summitcommunityprograms.com.