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    Your Local Guide to 4th of July Celebrations in Morris County, NJ

    Celebrate Independence Day Morris County Style!

    What can possibly be better than finding a comfortable bit of grass with family and friends and watching an extraordinary fireworks show?

    Check out our list of 4th of July Celebrations & favorite Independence Day activities for 2017!

    1. Fireworks on the Lake

    Mt. Arlington: Enjoy fireworks on the lake sponsored by Lake Hopatcong Yacht Club (75 Bertrand Road)! June 30th at 9:15pm. Be out on the lake for the best views and fuel up beforehand!

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    2. Picnic, Beer Garden, Music, & Fireworks

    Florham Park: “The celebration begins at 9 a.m. with a flag-raising ceremony at Firehouse 1 on Brooklake Road. The parade begins at 9:30 a.m. rain or shine at Ridgedale Avenue and Brooklake Road. A picnic will be held on the Borough Hall lawn from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and a social garden (beer garden) will be held from noon to 3 p.m. (Must be over 21 years old to enter.) There will be live music. At 8:15 p.m. entertainment preceding fireworks will start followed by fireworks at dusk.” – Daily Record

    3. Freedom Festival & Carnival

    Randolph: “The Randolph Freedom Festival will be held Thursday & Friday from 6 to 11 p.m. and Saturday, July 1st from 2 to 11 p.m. at County College of Morris at 214 Center Grove Road. The event features a fair with carnival rides, games, crafts, food and entertainment. Thursday is country night, Friday Rockin’ Randolph night, and Saturday is fireworks night with show taking place at 9:45 p.m.” – Daily Record

    4. Historic-Themed Fun

    Morristown: “At noon on July 4 at the Morristown Green, costumed National Park Service interpreters will read the Declaration of Independence. There will also be an audience sing-a-long, a musket salute and free historical walking tours of the Presbyterian Church’s sanctuary and Colonial-era graveyard.” – Daily Record

    5. Parade, Music, & Fireworks

    Chatham Borough: Start at Hillside Ave. & Main St. for the parade at 10:30, then be at Chatham Middle School for fireworks around dusk. Arrive an hour early for live music and ice cream trucks before the fireworks.

    6. More July 4th Fireworks Locations

    Dover: Hamilton Athletic Field, Route 46

    Denville: Gardner Field, Route 46

    East Hanover: Lurker Park, Ridgedale Ave.

    Parsippany: Parsippany Hills High School (There’s a free concert at 7 PM!)


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