UPDATED:: Ways to celebrate Independence Day this weekend in our area.
Thursday 6 pm Independence Day Celebration, Join us for a fun-filled evening of entertainment, games, food & spectacular fireworks! Music by .That.s What She Said. (the best rock of the .80.s through today) at 7:00pm. Festivities begin at 6:00pm with grilled food, cotton candy, sno-cones, inflatable rides (nominal fee) & games. Fireworks begin at dusk. Local organizations will sell food & trinkets. Please plan to arrive early and carpool . parking is limited. Animal control officer has requested that all pets remain at home, Montgomery High School, All ages, Free.
Thursday 6 pm Independence Day Celebration, East Windsor Township, Jerry Rife’s Rhythm Kings Dixieland Jazz Band, a six-piece band, presents jazz. Trenton Brass Quintet Plus One, also a six-piece ensemble, presents ‘Americana. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Bring blankets and chairs. Barbecue grills and vendors available. Etra Lake Park, East Windsor, 609-443-4000
Free. Raindate is Sunday, July 5., www.east-windsor.nj.us
Thursday 7 pm Fireworks, Spirit of Princeton, Independence Day celebration. Picnics welcome. Bring blankets or chairs., Princeton Stadium, 609-683-4008 www.spiritofprinceton.homestead.com
Friday 6:30 pm Independence Day Celebration, Music followed by fireworks. South Brunswick Recreation, 750 Ridge Road, Monmouth Junction, 732-329-4000 Raindate is Sunday, July 5. Bring chairs, blankets, and picnics. Free., www.sbtnj.net
Saturday 11-4 pm Independence Day, Washington Crossing State Park, Celebrate the holiday with Thomas Paine and George Washington, reading of the Declaration of Independence, colonial children’s games, ring the traveling Liberty Bell, hear the firing of the cannon, and tour the historic buildings. Washington Crossing Historic Park, Route 32, Washington Crossing, PA, 215-493-4076 $8., www.ushistory.org/washingtoncrossing
Saturday 11 am – 4 pm Independence Day Celebration, Experience the Call for Troops, militia drills, sign the Declaration, and much more. Meet George Washington, Thomas Paine and see the cannon being fired. Washington Crossing Histroic Park, All ages, $8.00 Adults, $6.00 Children 3-11, 2 and under /free http://www.ushistory.org/washingtoncrossing/info/calendar.asp
Saturday 11 am-3:00 pm Fourth of July Celebration, Enjoy Mott.s Artillery, Cooking Demonstrations, Reading of the Declaration of Independence, Children.s Activities and much more. Princeton Battlefield, All ages, Free, http://www.saveprincetonbattlefield.org/
Sunday 7 pm Concert and Fireworks, Cranbury, Main Street, 609-395-0900
7 p.m., Concert and fireworks. Rain date is Sunday, July 6.
Sunday 9 pm Fireworks! The night sky will be sparkling at Sesame Place, with a spectacular fireworks show, set to Sesame Street music, making the festivities on Independence Day weekend truly memorable. All ages. Free with Park Admission. http://www.sesameplace.com/sesame/pa/index.aspx