The celebration of our nation’s independence is right around the corner, and Cherry Hill has prepared an evening of family fun at Cherry Hill West High School on July 3.
According to township communications director Bridget Palmer, the date was changed due to logistical reasons.
“Hopefully it will free people up to spend time with their families and extends the holidays for some people,” Palmer said.
The event is free and will be held at West’s football stadium. Parking will be open for residents and side-street parking will be made available the day of the event.
“It’s a free event. It’s a great night for everybody, and we’re urging everyone to come out,” Palmer said.
Refreshments will be available for purchase, with all proceeds benefiting the high school. Additionally, guests will be permitted to bring coolers to the event, however alcohol and glass bottles are strictly prohibited, Palmer said.
“Any bags and coolers will be searched by police as they come in for safety reasons, so pack lightly,” Palmer said. “We ask everyone to be cognizant that it is a family event and to have fun.”
Entertainment will be provided by Cherry Hill band No Commitment, which will take the stage at 8 p.m.
“We’re looking forward to a good time for everybody,” Palmer said.
No Commitment recently made an appearance at the inaugural Croft Farm Rock Fest on June 8 and will be headlining Medford’s Independence Day Celebration on June 29 at Freedom Park, located on Union Road.
The band was nominated by the Jersey JAM Awards as the Best Under 21 Band in New Jersey, and its debut album “Hiding What is Underneath” was nominated as the Best Under 18 Album by a New Jersey artist, according to a release from the band.
The fireworks show will begin at 9 p.m. and will last approximately 20 minutes, including the big finale.
“It’s a good chance for everyone to spend the night together and enjoy the fireworks and have a good time,” Palmer said.
Gates open at 7 p.m. and will close at 8:45 p.m. or until the stadium has filled to capacity. The rain date for the event is July 5.
Cherry Hill West is located at 2101 Chapel Ave. West.
For more information on the event, visit www.cherryhill-nj.com.
For information on parking, side streets and a map, visit www.cherryhill-nj.com/DocumentCenter/View/1771.