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Cape May 4th of July Festivities

Historic Cold Spring Village

Posted 6/30/08

Cape May, NJ - if you're looking forward to that 4th of July barbecue, don't forget to save a little time for some fireworks and a parade.

Thursday, July 3

Cape May Ferry - Delaware Bay Fireworks

The festivities get started Thursday, July 3 with the Cape May Ferry's annual fireworks display on the Delaware Bay. The fireworks begin at approximately 9:15PM. The public's invited, free of charge, to bring a lawn chair and enjoy the fireworks on the lawn of the ferry terminal in North Cape May. (Note: get there early - you can save your spot starting at 7PM.) Live music between 7-11PM by The Kabudi Trio Steel Drum Band.

Lower Township Block Party

Earlier in the day, Lower Township throws its annual all day Independence Day block party, covering ten blocks along the bay front in North Cape May. As always there'll be street musicians, food and amusement rides for the kiddies.

Friday, 4th of July

Congress Hall Great Lawn Party

Friday, the 4th of July, gets started with Congress Hall's annual Great Lawn Party, from 11AM until dusk. Food, music and old fashioned games build up to the big show later that night - fireworks on the beach.

Cape May Fireworks

Bring your lawn chair or beach blanket for this once a year fireworks extravaganza, sponsored by Congress Hall and Sun Bank. The sparks start flying at about 9PM, right off the Congress St. Beach. Hint: Don't sweat where to park your beach blanket. Any stretch of sand along Cape May's oceanfront will give you spectacular views. Park your car as far away from Beach Ave. as you can and walk.

Wildwood Fireworks

Wildwood also sets off its fireworks display on the night of the 4th. The fireworks begin at 10PM, at Pine Avenue. Grab a ringside seat on the Wildwood boardwalk.

Wildwood Independence Day Parade

Earlier in the day, North Wildwood holds its Independence Day Parade at 9AM along Atlantic Avenue in North Wildwood. The parade starts at 15th st. and ends at 2nd Avenue. Prizes for the best decorated bikes in red, white and blue theme.

Sat- Sun, July 5th - 6th

Cape May 4th of July Parade

Saturday, July 5th, line up along Beach Ave. in Cape May for the town's 4th of July parade. it starts at 1PM. The parade route is Beach Avenue from Philadelphia Avenue to Patterson Avenue with the review stand at the now closed Convention Hall. This year's parade is dedicated to Cape May's US Coast Guard Training Center. Captain Cari Thomas, the new commanding officer, is the parade's Grand Marshall.

Historic Cold Spring Village Celebration

On July 5th and 6th, Historic Cold Spring Village celebrates an old fashioned Independence Day from 10AM to 4:30PM. On Sunday, July 6th, the Hackettstown Junior Ancient Fife and Drums Corps parade around Village grounds, followed by patriotic programs and speeches, including The Story of Old Glory. Historic Cold Spring Village is on Route 9, 3 miles north of Cape May. Admission $8 for adults, $6 for children

Wildwood Crest Freedom Festival

Wildwood Crest holds its Fourth of July Freedom Festival Saturday and Sunday, with crafts, food and live music from 9AM to 5PM. at 7100 Ocean Ave. and Rambler Rd., Wildwood Crest.

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