SUMMIT, NJ - There will be no rockets red glare in the moonlit skies over the Hilltop City on July 4, but the City of Summit -- while not launching any aerial pyrotechnics -- is aiming for a fun Fourth by injecting some sartorial style into America's birthday celebration.

While complying with state-issued COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions, such as not holding activities that would encourage a mass gathering of more than 500 persons, the City's revised Independence Day will include a flag-raising ceremony, a 'fancy dress contest' and the traditional 'decorated bicycle parade'.

The July 4 schedule includes:

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9:30 a.m. -  Flag-raising ceremony at Soldier’s Memorial Field

9:45 a.m. - Fancy dress contest and walk around Memorial Field for senior citizens. Judges will select three of the most festive and best dressed participants to win a prize. 

10 a.m. - A decorated bicycle parade for children with prizes awarded for the best decorated bike in each age category. Pre-school age children will ride in the parade at 10 a.m,,children ages 5-7 will ride at 10:30 a.m., and children age 8-up will ride at 11 a.m.. 

Masks will be required for participants in the fancy dress contest and bike parade, and groups will be asked to remain a distance of six feet away from one another.

Everyone attending the event should practice safe physical distancing, and are asked to wear a face covering. 

For more information, visit or call 908-277- 2932.