Do Something: Slew of Fourth of July activities taking place this weekend

Check out what is going on this holiday weekend around the region

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.

Around South Jersey

  • On Tuesday, July 4, Berlin’s Fourth of July parade starts at 9 a.m. at the West Berlin fire station on Haddon Avenue. Bicycle participants must register at the municipal lot on Bate Avenue no later than 8:30 a.m. on the day of the parade. Prizes will be awarded for the best decorated bikes after the parade at the Park. For more information, contact Bill Adair at (609) 790–1078.
  • Residents 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.
  • 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.

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. Visithttp://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. Visitwww.welcomeamerica.com for more information.

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