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Westville: Independence Day Celebration, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., 165 Broadway. Crafters will set up from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Thomas West Park (along Delsea Drive). Other activities will include a petting zoo, pony cart rides and moon bounce. Fireworks display after dusk at River Drive (along Big Timber Creek). Free. (856) 456-0030 or firstname.lastname@example.org. www.westville-nj.com
Philadelphia: Taste of Philadelphia, Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing, Columbus Boulevard and Chestnut Street. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Wawa Welcome America! kicks off with this weekend food festival featuring food, entertainment, fireworks and more. Admission is free, with tastes of top dishes from Philadelphia restaurants and food trucks for a few dollars. Live music each day on the River Stage, and fireworks on June 30. www.welcomeam erica.com
Camden: Independence Day Splash 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Adventure Aquarium, 1 Riverside Drive, Camden. See the Welcome America! fireworks over the Philadelphia skyline, and check out the aquarium’s “Sharkfest” exhibit. Adults, $20; children 2 to 12, $10. (856) 365-3300. www.adventureaquar ium.com
Camden: Concert & Fireworks 7 p.m., Wiggins Waterfront Park, foot of Mickle Boulevard, Camden. Come celebrate America at the Camden Waterfront with the 78th Army Band, U.S. Army Reserve. There will be a free concert and a Delaware River fireworks display to follow. (856) 216-2170.
Camden: Fireworks on the River 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Battleship New Jersey, 62 Battleship Place, Camden. Come aboard the Battleship New Jersey for fireworks, entertainment, the Phillie Phanatic, the Philadelphia Zoo on Wheels and live music, face painting, and food and beverage concessions. $10. Visit www.battleshipnewjersey.org for details.
Philadelphia: Taste of Philadelphia, Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing, Columbus Boulevard and Chestnut Street. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wawa Welcome America! kicks off with this weekend food festival featuring food, entertainment and more. Admission is free, with tastes of top dishes from Philadelphia restaurants and food trucks for a few dollars. www.welcomeameri ca.com
Riverton: Concert in the Park, 6 p.m., Riverton Park, 721 Cedar St. Join the Circle of Friends and the Riverton 4th of July Committee for the 1st Concert in the Park, featuring Heidi Winzinger and Marc Silver & the Stonethrowers. Food will be available for purchase starting at 5:30 p.m. (856) 786-2088. www.riverton4thofjuly.com
Medford: Independence Day celebration and fireworks, 5 to 9:30 p.m., Freedom Park, 86 Union St., Medford. Festivities including children’s activities and a beer garden will be capped by fireworks. (609) 519-0841 or email email@example.com or visit www.medford celebrates.org.
Gloucester City: Independence Day Celebration. Gloucester City Jr./Sr. High School, 1300 Market St., Gloucester City. Parade on July 3 at 6 p.m. down Broadway (Rain date July 6). Judging of float, bicycle, baby carriage contests July 3 at 5 p.m. on Charles Street. Fireworks on July 3 at 9:15 p.m. at Gloucester City Jr./Sr. High School. Gloucester City PBA #40 Carnival, July 3 through 7. Baby Contest and children’s races for those 10 and under on July 4 at 11 a.m. at Martin’s Lake. www.cityofgloucester.org
Barrington: Independence Day Parade and Fireworks, 6:30 to 10:30 p.m., from Barrington Avenue down Clements Bridge Road onto Gloucester Pike and ending at the Woodland School. A parade will make its way through Barrington and end at Woodland Elementary, where a fireworks display will follow. www.barringtonboro.com
Haddon Township: Happy Birthday America! fireworks display, gates open 7 p.m. Haddon Township High School, 406 Memorial Ave. www.haddontwp.com
Haddonfield: Fireworks, gates open 7 p.m., Haddonfield Memorial High School, 401 Kings Highway East. At dusk, a firework celebration will be held. Gates open at 7 p.m. Free. Rain date is July 7. www.haddonfieldnj.org
Shamong: Independence Day fireworks festival, 5 to 9:30 p.m., Valenzano Winery, 1320 Old Indian Mills Road. Event will feature concert with Soul Custody and Star 69, kids’ activities, wine for sale and more. Gates open at 5 p.m. Tickets, $5. (609) 268-6731. www.valenzanowine.com
Washington Township: Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks, 7 to 9 p.m., WLP Amphitheater, 626 Hurffville Cross Keys Road. Performances by The Quailes and Washington Township’s own Michael Jones will begin at 7 p.m. in the Washington Lake Park Amphitheater. Fireworks will follow the show at 9 p.m. Rain date July 4. Free. Contact Lisa Collins at (856) 256-7903 or townshipnj.org for details.
4th of July
BELLMAWR: Annual Fourth of July Parade Main Parade leaving Annunciation at 11AM. Baby parade at Borough Hall, 9AM, the Bicyle Parade will follow at Annunciation parking lot 10AM, register at Annunciation at 9:45AM.
Mount Ephraim: Fourth of July celebration/parade begins at noon. *Baby Parade starts at 9am; Registration is 8:15am at Kings Highway & Center Avenue. *Bike Parade starts at 10am; Registration is 9:45am at Kings Highway & Center Avenue.
Philadelphia: Celebration of Freedom, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., steps of Independence Hall, 6th and Market streets. The event will feature a patriotic salute, music, speeches and readings from the Declaration of Independence. Free.
Cape May: Fourth of July Celebration, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., Congress Hall, 251 Beach Drive. Celebration featuring live music, carnival games on the lawn. Fireworks begin at 9:15 p.m. (888) 944-1816. www.capemay.com
Philadelphia: Philly’s Fourth of July Jam and Grand Finale Fireworks, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.July 4, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Wawa Welcome America! Festival headlined by the Roots with special guests Queen Latifah, Darryl Hall, Common, Joe Jonas and more. Fireworks from the Philadelphia Museum of Art will follow the show. Free. (215) 683-2200. www.welcomeamerica.com