Somerset County Plans 42nd Annual Fourth Of July Family Festival

BRIDGEWATER – Families from across Somerset County will celebrate the Fourth of July at Somerset County’s biggest party, the 42nd Annual Independence Day Family Festival.

The festival begins at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, July 4, at North Branch Park on Milltown Road in Bridgewater. Admission is free. Corporate sponsorship is provided by Courier News and Ethicon.

The evening of Americana will include a variety of performers, historical reenactments celebrating the birth of the nation, a reenactment of a Revolutionary War encampment by the Third New Jersey Regiment Revolutionary Encampment, children’s games and activities, plenty of food, and a sensational display of fireworks. Stage performances will provide a range of American music styles for the enjoyment of children and adults alike.

“Wallstreet” will kick off Independence Day entertainment at North Branch Park, playing both their original hits and classic soul tunes. Then “Smooth” grabs the stage with their re-creation of the Motown sounds of the Temptations, Four Tops, and Smokey Robinson. With a great brass section and smooth-as-silk voices, Smooth will keep the party rocking!

Central New Jersey’s most spectacular fireworks display will take place at 9:30 p.m.

In the event of inclement weather, the fireworks only will be presented on July 5 or the first clear evening at 9:30 p.m.

For further information call the Somerset County Park Commission at 1-908-722-1200, ext. 221 or the concert/activity hotline at extension 2. Individuals with a hearing or speech impairment may call the NJ Relay service at 711.

Information on this and all other Somerset County Park Commission activities may be found at


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