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Traditional American Holiday Festivities

Across the Princeton-Mercer Region, we celebrate traditional American holidays year round. Check back often for updated information!

Spirit of Princeton Events

Spirit of Princeton is a charitable, non-partisan community committee dedicated to bringing the community together in civic pride through the organization and sponsorship of community events. For more information visit

Veterans Day, Monday, November 13th, 2017
Princeton's official Veteran's Day ceremony, beginning at 11am at the All Wars Monument located at the corner of Nassau St and Mercer St. and is open to all.

* Please note, the Spirit of Princeton is no longer hosting the annual fourth of July fireworks show.*

Memorial Day Parade, TBD 2018
The public parade starts at 10am from the corner of Princeton Avenue and Nassau Street and goes to the Princeton Battle Monument located outside the former Princeton Borough Hall. There is a short ceremony at the Battle Monument at 11 AM. Veterans are encouraged to be in the parade. 

Flag Day, TBD 2018
This public ceremony occurs at noon on the plaza at Princeton Municipal Building, 400 Witherspoon Street. Please contact Spirit of Princeton about American flags to be properly retired, or bring them to the event.

4th of July Firework Shows throughout the Princeton-Mercer Region

Cranbury Township Fireworks

Date: TBD 2018

Celebrate Independence Day with Cranbury Fireworks at Village Park located off of Maplewood Avenue. The concert will begin at 6:00 pm featuring the Mercer County Symphonic Band. The fireworks will begin at dusk. Bring your picnic blanket, chairs, dinner and friends to enjoy the show! Please be advised no alcoholic beverages are permitted in the Park. The Township appreciates your assistance in keeping our park clean by picking up your trash and using the trash receptacles! For more information visit  


East Windsor Township Fireworks

Date: TBD 2018

Celebrate Independence Day with East Windsor Township for a concert and fireworks at Etra Lake Park. The township features free concerts and movies throughout the summer at Etra Lake Park.

The Independence Day celebration free entertainment begins at 6 P.M. with Jerry Rife’s Rhythm Kings Dixieland Jazz Band, a 6-piece band from the Delaware Valley area, best known for its traditional jazz sound.  They will be followed at 7:30 P.M. by the Trenton Brass Quintet Plus One, a 6-piece ensemble from Central Jersey performing Americana and a variety of popular melodies. The spectacular fireworks display will commence immediately following the musical presentations, at approximately 9:30 P.M.

Mayor Mironov stated that, “Our Nation’s Independence Day is a great occasion for our residents to join together in celebration and recognition of our blessings of liberty and freedom.”  She urged everyone to, “bring your blankets and chairs, and use the barbecue grills for a night of free fun at beautiful Etra Lake Park.”  There will also be vendors present for purchase of refreshments.  This free event is made possible through the generous contributions of many area businesses.

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Ewing Township Independence Day Celebration

Date: TBD 2018

Mark your calendars now and join your neighbors on Sunday, July 2nd  for the 2017 Ewing Township fireworks in celebration of Independence Day. This event will be held at the Green Lane Soccer Fields, The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) beginning at 5 pm.  The event will feature food, entertainment, games, music, rides and of course, culminate in a spectacular display of fireworks at dusk. This event is free and open to the public.

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Hamilton Township Fireworks

Date: TBD 2018

Join the Hamilton community at Veterans Park (Kuser Road entrance) for food, fun and music.The concert this year is featuring a premier band, the Renaissance Orchestra, whom will be performing at 6:00 P.M. Fireworks will follow the performance after 9:00 P.M. For more information please visit 

Lawrence Township Fireworks & Concert

Date: TBD 2018

Lawrence Township will observe Independence Day at the Rider University Campus with fireworks and a concert. The concert starts at 6:00 P.M. and the fireworks will begin at 9:30 P.M. For more information, please visit 

Montgomery Fireworks

Date: TBD 2018

The celebration will take place at Montgomery High School. Since 2011 when the fireworks were brought back to town, this yearly event is 100% supported by private and corporate donations. Activities will start at 6:00PM with games, food, rides, displays, and music. Naturally the evening will culminate in an awe inspiring fireworks celebration after dark, usually around 9:15PM. For more information visit