July 4th Will Be Celebrated On The 5th In Summit

SUMMIT – Summit’s 63rd annual 4th of July Celebration is set for Monday, July 5.

The day’s events begin at 9:45 a.m. with a flag-raising ceremony. The children’s bicycle parade begins at 10 a.m. Local children decorate their bikes in a patriotic fashion and receive trophies and certificates. Last year’s parade had over 500 participants.


Immediately following the bicycle parade, Polka Dot will host a kid’s concert with fun sing -a -longs and dancing. The rides and amusements start at 10 a.m. and will continue through 1 p.m. Kids can ride the train, jump and slide on inflatable rides and play carnival games for prizes. There will be lots of food, drink and snacks available including Towne Deli and Mom’s Catering. Tickets for the rides, games, food and crafts can be purchased on the day of the event.

At noon, the Summit Stompers Dixieland All-Stars will entertain on the big stage while the Emergency Softball Game starts at the big field.

The evening’s festivities begin at 7:45 p.m. with the “The Cameos,” New Jersey’s favorite oldies group. They will perform their unique renditions of the most popular songs of the 1950s and 60s with a little 70s for good measure. The grand fireworks display, featuring Garden State Fireworks will start at 9:15 p.m.

All events take place at Soldiers Memorial Field on Ashland Road. In case of rain, the fireworks display will be held on Tuesday, July 6. Check for additional details at www.cityofsummit.org or call the weather hotline at 1-908-277-2932 x 10.

Investors Savings Bank, Overlook Hospital and Celgene are sponsoring the day’s events.

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