South Jersey towns prepare for 4th of July fireworks, parades, parties
If you're looking for a little more than a fireworks show for your 4th of July celebration this year, the city of Camden has got you covered with their second annual Camden Waterfront Freedom Festival.
Sponsored by Coca-Cola, the Camden Waterfront Freedom Festival features the region's largest fireworks display, live music, military displays and demonstrations, amusements, contests, food concessions. The Freedom Festival Beer Garden will be open during regular festival hours from July 3-5, featuring local New Jersey beer.
The festival will kick off on Thursday, July 3 with the pre-celebration for 102.9 FM WMGK's 13th Annual Let Freedom Rock Fest. The festival will feature family-focused attractions, games and amusements, and a performance by WMGK's former house band, the Sofa Kings. All events will lead up to the 6 p.m. concert at Live Nation's Susquehanna Bank Center featuring Foreigner, Styx and former Eagles guitarist Don Felder.
The festivities continue Friday, July 4, with live bands, military vehicles and armed forces displays visiting the Camden Waterfront with patriotic music and activities from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
The Adventure Aquarium Waterfront Fireworks Celebration features the region's largest fireworks display and takes place Saturday night, July 5, after the Camden County Freedom Concert beginning at 3 p.m.
The festival will come to a close Sunday, July 6, with special discounts for active military and veterans and their families at both Adventure Aquarium and the Battleship New Jersey Memorial & Museum.