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Fireworks, Entertainment to Mark July 4th Holiday

Having a family barbecue this weekend but looking for some family entertainment? Eight municipalities in Union County will feature fireworks displays with several of these towns also providing entertainment for children and adults alike.

Local residents will not have to venture far tomorrow night to catch a glimpse of fireworks displays, as Mountainside, Cranford and Clark, as well as other Union County communities, will be shooting off rockets. There will also be plenty of family entertainment.

Mountainside’s display will begin at dusk outside Deerfield Elementary School on Central Avenue, located off Route 22. Cranford’s events will be held at Nomahegan Park beginning at 9 p.m.

Clark’s display will be Saturday night, July 5, on the athletic field at Arthur L. Johnson High School on Westfield Avenue.

A full night of festivities has been planned for Springfield, as well. The Independence Day Festival, to be held at Meisel Avenue Park on Meisel Avenue, is being sponsored by the Springfield Chamber of Commerce, Office of Emergency Management and Recreation Department.

Springfield’s festivities will kick off at 5 p.m. with fireworks to begin at 9:15 p.m. A donation of $2 will be requested for park maintenance.

The New Jersey Pops Orchestra will entertain during Summit’s festivities at Memorial Park, which will include games, rides and refreshments. Fireworks will follow the performance.

Union Township’s celebrations will be held July 4 at Biertuempfel Park. The day’s events, from 1 to 4 p.m., will include kiddie rides, a pony, cotton candy, popcorn and helium balloons. A band concert will be featured at 7:30 p.m., followed by a fireworks display at 9 p.m.

A deejay will be on hand to provide music for New Providence’s pre-fireworks entertainment. The entertainment will begin at 7 p.m., followed by fireworks at 9 p.m.

Roselle Park will hold a display starting at 9:15 p.m. at the Green Acres Complex, located next to Roselle Park High School on West Webster Avenue. Plainfield will hold its 74th annual Central Jersey Fourth of July Parade beginning at 10 a.m. at Johnston Avenue and Front Streets, ending at Grandview Avenue. A band concert is slated to begin at 7 p.m., along with a deejay and awards ceremony, for parade participants at West End School in North Plainfield, followed by a fireworks display set for 9 p.m.

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