Do something: Fourth of July celebrations happening all weekend

Also, catch a movie in the park on Saturday

Many residents will be celebrating a long Independence Day weekend from Saturday through Tuesday and there is no shortage of events taking place around the area. Don’t have any July 4 plans yet? Check out what’s going on around the area.

In Washington Township

  • Grab the kids, your blankets and your chairs, and take advantage of the summer series event Movie in the Park. Beginning at dark in Washington Lake Park, catch the PG animated film “The Secret Life of Pets.” For more information, call 256–7903, or visit www.townshipnj.com.
  • Welcome back the Washington Township Fourth of July Parade on Tuesday, July 4, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The parade will start in the Washington Township High School 11–12 parking lot, followed by a fireworks show in the WTHS complex at 9 p.m. There will be no stadium seating available. For more information, call 256–7903, or visit www.townshipnj.com.
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Around South Jersey

  • Medford Township will host its Independence Day Celebration and fireworks on Saturday. The event will take place at Freedom Park beginning at 6 p.m. Guests can enjoy a kid’s activity zone, music and food leading up to the fireworks display at dusk. The rain date is July 3. The event is free to attend, but donations to the Medford Celebrates organization are encouraged. For more information, visit www.medfordcelebrates.org/fireworks.
  • The Haddonfield Celebrations Association is hosting Haddonfield’s annual Independence Day fireworks on Monday, July 3. Guests can enjoy food, music and activities along Kings Highway beginning at 6 p.m., with fireworks set to begin at approximately 9:20 p.m. The event is free to attend. Visit www.haddonfieldcelebrations.org for more information.
  • The Camden Waterfront Freedom Festival will take place on Tuesday, July 4, from 5 to 10 p.m. at Wiggins Park, 2 Riverside Drive, in Camden. There will be a veteran’s tribute and concerts, with the evening capping off with fireworks over the Delaware River at 9:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.camdencounty.com/event/sunset-jazz-series-war-plus-special-guests-cherry-poppin-daddies-park-camden-county-freedom-festival.
  • Residents can celebrate Independence Day in the Erlton neighborhood of the township on Monday. The Erlton South Civic Association will host its annual Independence Day Parade beginning at 7 p.m. The parade will travel down Jefferson Avenue and end at Erlton Park. There will be music, food and activities at the park following the parade. The event ends with the Haddonfield fireworks at 9:20 p.m. For more information, visit www.erlton-sca.org.
  • Resident can get some health advice and enjoy a hike at Croft Farm on Saturday morning. Cherry Hill Township and Lourdes Health System are hosting Walk with a Doctor on Saturday at 8:30 a.m. Participants will receive a t-shirt and water bottle at registration. A wellness discussion with Lourdes cardiologist Dr. Vivek Sailam will take place from 8:45 to 9:15 a.m. A guided wellness walk will follow the discussion at 9:15 a.m. The event is free to attend. To register, call (1–888) 568–7337.

At the Jersey Shore

  • There will be a number of Fourth of July fireworks shows taking place on Tuesday. One of these will be in Wildwood at 10 p.m. There will be a special fireworks extravaganza sponsored by the Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority. The fireworks will originate at Pine Avenue, but will be able to be viewed from almost anywhere on the island. For more information on this and other July 4 weekend events in Wildwood, visit www.wildwoodsnj.com/news.cfm?ID=877.
  • A variety of activities will be taking place on July 4 in Ocean City. A Fourth of July Celebration will take place at Ocean City Music Pier. There will be a kite flying competition at 6 p.m. and entertainment leading up to fireworks along the boardwalk at 9:15 p.m. The rain date is July 5. Visit www.oceancityvacation.com for more information on the July 4 weekend.

In Philadelphia

  • The third annual Philadelphia’s Historic District Block Party will take place along Independence Mall on Monday. There will be a lineup of activities, entertainment, crafters, trucks and more. Activities will take place from noon to 7 p.m. The event is free to attend. Visit http://welcomeamerica.com/event/historic-philadelphia-district-block-party for more information.
  • On Tuesday night, cap off the weekend with the Wawa Welcome America July 4 concert along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. and include performances from the Philly Pops, Mary J. Blige and more. There will also be food trucks, beer gardens and fun activities. The concert is free and open to the public. The night will conclude with fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Visit www.welcomeamerica.com for more information.

To see more events taking place in Philadelphia this weekend, visit www.philadelphiaweekly.com.

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