Summit's 73rd Annual Fourth of July Celebration

Due to covid 19, and gatherings being limited to 500 individuals, the fourth of july fireworks have been canceled for the health of the summit community and to be in compliance with local laws.

2020 Schedule:

  • 9:30 AM Flag Raising Ceremony
  • 9:45 AM Senior Patriotic Stroll
  • 10:00 AM Pre School Bike Parade
  • 10:30 AM Ages 5-7 Bike Parade
  • 11:00 AM Ages 8-10 Bike Parade 

Independence Day festivities will commence on Saturday, July 4 at 9:30AM with a flag raising ceremony at Soldier’s Memorial Field located at 5 Myrtle Avenue in Summit. The ceremony will be followed by a fancy dress contest and walk around Memorial Field for senior citizens at 9:45AM. Judges will select three of the most festive and best dressed participants to win a prize.

A decorated bicycle parade for children will begin at 10AM with prizes awarded for the best decorated bike in each age category. Pre-school age children will ride in the parade at 10AM. Children age five to seven will ride at 10:30AM, and children age eight and older will ride at 11AM.

Masks will be required for participants in the fancy dress contest and bike parade, and groups will be asked to remain a distance of six feet away from one another. All those attending the Memorial Field event should practice safe physical distancing, and are asked to please wear a face covering.

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Information on a typical Fourth of July Celebration:

Summit's Fourth of July is a day-long celebration marked by traditions including the Children's Decorated Bicycle Parade and the Grand Fireworks Display.

After last year's success, the Food Truck Festival will welcome a variety of vendors and will be expanded. New evening entertainment will feature The Infernos on the main stage. Carnival rides and children's entertainment will also continue into the night for the second year, purchase a bounce pass and bounce all night long!

We hope you will join the tradition and celebrate your Fourth in Summit. Celebrate 73 years with us as we make this years celebration the biggest one Summit has ever seen! 

Daytime Festivities:

  • 9:30 AM                                                               Food Truck Festival Opens
  • 9:45 AM                                                               Flag Raising Ceremony
  • 10:00 AM                                                             Children’s Decorated Bicycle Parade
  • 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM                                           Rides and Amusements
  • 10:30 AM                                                            TBA  in Concert
  • 11:30 AM                                                             TBA  in Concert
  • 12:00 Noon                                                         City Services Softball Game



Evening Festivities:

  • 6:00 PM                                                                Food Truck Festival, Rides and Amusements Open
  • 6:30 PM                                                                TBA in concert
  • 7:30 PM                                                                TBA in concert
  • 9:00 PM                                                                Retire the Colors
  • 9:15 PM                                                                Grand Fireworks Display

Morning Pricing Information
Flag Raising Ceremony - FREE
Children’s Decorated Bike Parade - FREE
The Paisley Pickles Concert - FREE
The Kootz in Concert - FREE
AM and PM Food Trucks - CASH ONLY
Games, Amusements and Bounce Houses - $20 AM Bounce All Morning Pass or $5 for 10 tickets
Sand Art - CASH ONLY

Evening Pricing Information
Jam with Jamie in Concert - FREE
Daddy Pop in Concert - FREE
Grand Fireworks Display - FREE
AM and PM Food Trucks - CASH ONLY
Glow in the Dark Memorabilia - CASH ONLY
Games, Amusements and Bounce Houses - $20 PM Bounce All Evening Pass

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2020 Event Details

  • July 4 from 9:30 AM - 9:45 PM.
  • Free admission. All are welcome.
  • Please note: Ashland Road closes to traffic @ 6 PM.
  • Handicapped access will be available at Watchung Place and Tulip Street.
  • Alcohol and tobacco prohibited.
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    5 Myrtle Avenue
    Summit, NJ 07901


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