Hunterdon County takes its celebration of independence seriously. Parades, music, food and fireworks are all part of the festivities. Here are some ideas for celebrating in Hunterdon County.
Flemington Celebration and Fireworks
When: Wednesday, July 3 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Where: Lot of Reading Fleming Intermediate School, 50 Court Street, Flemington
The Flemington-Raritan Parks and Recreation Committee will be sponsoring an Independence Day Celebration on July 3. There will be a DJ starting at 7:30 p.m. and fireworks will begin at 9 p.m. In case of rain, the fireworks will be moved to Friday, July 5th.
When: Thursday, July 4 beginning at 8 a.m.
Where: Sutton Place and Main Street, Lebanon
The children’s parade starts at 8 a.m. at Sutton Place and the main parade will kick off at 10 a.m. on Main Street, which will be closed to traffic at 9 a.m. . The theme for the 2019 is “One Small Step.” There will be awards for: Most Patriotic, Best Theme Representation. The parade will feature Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Indian Guides, firetrucks, color guards, costumed characters, EMS vehicles, and more.
The Great Crate Race
When: Thursday, July 4 at 9 a.m.
Where: 570 Rosemont Ringoes Road, Delaware Township
Watch the annual soapbox derby which launches at 9 a.m. For more information or to register, visit www.delawaretwpnj.org.
Titusville’s Annual July 4th Parade
When: Thursday, July 4 from 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Where: River Drive, Titusville
This river community just south of Lambertville celebrates July 4th in style with an afternoon of balloons, face painting, food, ice cream, music, children’s parade and the feature event – The Big Parade. It includes fife and drum bands from the Old Barracks in Trenton, the crowning of Titusville’s Miss 4th of July and a quoits tournament to end the day’s festivities.
4th of July at Alba Vineyard
When: Thursday, July 4 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: 269 Riegelsville Warren Glen Road, Milford
Enjoy an afternoon of wine, food and music featuring the Darla Rich Jazz Trio. Enjoy your favorite Alba wine by the glass or bottle paired with freshly made wood-fired pizzas and other culinary treats.
Fireworks Friday Party at Lambertville Station Restaurant and Inn
When: Friday, July 5 from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Where: Lambertville Station Inn – Riverside Room, 11 Bridge Street, Lambertville
Join the party at the Station for the best view of the fireworks! There will be live music performed by Phase 3. Tickets are $30 in advance and $40 at the door and include two drinks. Call Jackie (Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) at 609-397-8300 ext 500 for reservations.
Lambertville-New Hope Fireworks
When: Friday, July 5 at 9:30 p.m.
Where: New Hope-Lambertville Bridge, Lambertville
The Delaware River Towns Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center is again hosting fireworks on the first Friday of every month throughout the summer, including Friday, July 5. The free fireworks series lights up the sky in Lambertville and its Bucks County neighbor New Hope. Many of the shops and restaurants extend their hours on the firework evenings. Garden State Fireworks will be presenting the shows. For more information visit delawarerivertowns.com
High Bridge Summer Concert Series
When: Saturday, July 6 at 6 p.m.
Where: The Commons Stage, 97 West Main Street, High Bridge, NJ
Free concert that’s part of a series hosted by High Bridge Borough on the first Saturday night during summer months.Bring chairs or blankets.
Hot Rods and Harleys
When: Saturday, July 6 at 2 p.m.
Where: Artie’s Bar and Grill, 1121 Route 12, Frenchtown
American Graffitti meets Easy Rider during this holiday weekend event at Frenchtown’s beach bar and grill. The event will include prizes and live music. Indoor and outdoor seating available.
When: Saturday, July 6 at 11:30 a.m.
Where: Black River Western Railroad, Stangle Road and Route 12, Flemington
Catch the train at Flemington, then hop off at the Farmstead of Ringoes for a picnic meal. After your meal, play some lawn games, then get back on the train whenever you’re ready. Meal includes 2 hot dogs or 1 hamburger or cheeseburger with a side of corn, baked beans, chips and a selection of soft drinks and water. Cost is $30 per person ages 12 and above, $18 for kids 3-11.
Revolutionary Pub Crawl
When: July 20 from 12:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Where: Lambertville Station, 10 Bridge Street, Lambertville and New Hope
Meet, eat and drink with re-enactors who have made it their passion to become informed about the American Revolution and its rich history along the Delaware River. Crawl begins in Lambertville. Crawlers will be accompanied into New Hope by fife and drum band. Tickets available here.