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 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 www.spiritofprinceton.org.
Memorial Day Parade, Saturday, May 27th, 2017
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, Wednesday, June 14th, 2017
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.
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.*
4th of July Firework Shows throughout the Princeton-Mercer Region
Cranbury Township Fireworks
Date: TBD 2017
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 around 9:30 pm 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 www.cranburytownship.org.
East Windsor Township Fireworks
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 concert starts at 6:00 P.M. featuring Jerry Rife's Rhythm Kings Dixieland Jazz Band and The Trenton Brass Quintet Plus One. Be sure to bring your chairs, blankets and barbecue supplies. There will also be numerous vendors available selling refreshments. You are encouraged to arrive at the park as early as possible to avoid the possibility of a traffic jam - just prior to the fireworks. The fireworks will begin at 9:30 P.M.
For more information visit http://east-windsor.nj.us/.
Ewing Township Independence Day Celebration
Date: Saturday, July 1st (rain date: Sunday, July 2nd)
Mark your calendars now and join your neighbors on Saturday, July 1st for the 2017 Ewing Township fireworks in celebration of Independence Day (Rain date is July 2nd). 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.
For more information visit ewingnj.org/.
Hamilton Township Fireworks
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 www.hamiltonnj.com/fireworks.
Hopewell Valley Concert & Fireworks
The Hopewell Valley Veterans Association, Inc. will be hosting the concert and fireworks. Date and time are TBD 2017 at Alliger Park. For more information please visit www.hopewellvalleyveterans.org.
Lawrence Township Fireworks & Concert
Lawrence Township will observe Independence Day at the Rider University Campus with fireworks and a concert. The concert starts at 7:00 P.M. and the fireworks will begin at 9:40 P.M. We continue to raise funding for the fireworks through donations and fundraising events. Groups and individuals interested in supporting the fireworks can forward donations to the Recreation Department at 2207 Lawrence Road Lawrence Township NJ 08648. For more information contact the Recreation Office by calling (609) 844-7067 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Date: Thursday, June 29th, 2017
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 www.montgomeryfireworks.org.
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