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Collingswood July 4th Celebration and Fireworks
July 4 @ 10:00 am - July 5 @ 10:00 pmFree
All Collingswood July 4th Independence Day Celebration events take place on July 4.
Fireworks, festivities and TO THE MAX
TO THE MAX will take the stage as the Borough celebrates America’s independence. The eight-piece band, one of the liveliest in the Philadelphia region, will entertain the crowd with popular music and play patriotic tunes during the fireworks. Admission is free. Gates open at 6:30 pm; Show starts at 8 pm. Collingswood display is one of the best fireworks shows in the area – the works kick off at approximately 9:15 p.m. at the high school stadium (424 Collings Ave). Stadium seating will not be available so bring a blanket! In the event of rain, fireworks are postponed to July 5. A decision regarding postponement, if necessary, will be made the morning of July 4 and posted on Collingswood.com as well as Collingswood’s Facebook page here.
Fireworks are Proudly Sponsored by Parke Bank and the law offices of Brown & Connery, LLC.
Annual Fourth of July Bike Parade – 10am
Take a community ride to celebrate the 4th! Kids, families and cyclists are encouraged to decorate their bikes, wagons, strollers and scooters patriotically. The short ride starts at Haddon & Zane Avenues, going down Zane, Park and Browning and ending at Browning & Magill where you will enter the park. Once inside the park continue your ride towards the ice cream truck. Tatem Shields American Legion Post 17 will be distributing free ice cream and popsicles for the children & flags in Knight Park starting at 10am near the house inside Knight Park. If your child has any specific dietary needs please contact Kim Brooks at firstname.lastname@example.org
Fun at Robert’s Pool
Summer days like the Fourth of July can be hot, so Collingswood’s Roberts Pool welcomes kids to take a dip – but with a twist and a turn! Starting at 2pm, events for kids such as water games, raft races, coin toss, watermelon games and a host of other activities will keep everyone cool and prizes are offered for participants. NOTE: Pool membership or day pass required for admission.
Proud Neighbors of Collingswood House Decorating Contest
Spread the word. Tell your neighbors! Register NOW for a chance to win Collingswood Cash! Register in advance at July4@ProudNeighborsofCollingswood.org. Note: Judges will only visit homes that provide address, name, phone and email in advance.
Collingswood homes, businesses and town blocks will be judged on creativity, originality, appropriateness to architecture, best historic homes and overall best look. Show off your banners, flags, stars or stripes to paint the town red, blue and white! The official judging will take place on the morning of 4th of July and the winner will be announced in style at the Collingswood fireworks display that evening. Winners will be awarded Collingswood Cash and prizes are delivered to property owners one week following contest.
There has been a festive display of patriotic colors over the years and we expect the same enthusiasm from participants this year too. This event requires advance registration – email July4@ProudNeighborsOfCollingswood.org with your name, address, phone and e-mail address to participate. For questions, contact 856-466-8725.
The Proud Neighbors of Collingswood, a not-for-profit civic organization established in 1983, is dedicated to restoration, historic preservation and working with volunteers, neighbors, business and government to maintain Collingswood’s historic character.