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Independence Day in Union County NJ
The 4th of July brings with it images of barbecues, picnics, hamburgers and fireworks. Everyone becomes a kid again when they watch a firework display. For those of you in Union County, NJ, you don't have to stray far from home to enjoy the festivities.
The Westfield Community Band is performing at 7.30 pm at Mindowaskin Park and audience members are asked to bring blankets or chairs.
The other towns in the area are mainly celebrating on Saturday.
In Clark, there are rides, food and a DJ at the Municipal Building from 4 pm. The fireworks are scheduled to begin at 9 pm, across the street from the High School.
In Cranford, you an enjoy canoe races at the Canoe Club at 8 am. For those who feel energetic, there's the Firecracker Fun Run in Nomahegan Park at 9 am. You can also enjoy bicycle decorating, an egg toss and races. Fireworks begin at dusk in the park.
Mountainside will celebrate the holiday with fireworks which start at 8.30 pm at Our Lady of Lourdes Church.
New Providence also has fireworks scheduled for 9.30 pm but these will be on Friday.
Summit has a host of all-day events scheduled, including a softball game and entertainment. The fireworks display is scheduled to start at 9.15 pm.
Enjoy the holiday. There are plenty of great firework displays to enjoy. Of course, for those for whom nothing but the best will do, Union County is just on Manhattan's doorstep and you can travel into the Big Apple and enjoy Macy's amazing firework display, this year back on the Hudson River between 18th and 48th Streets.