Everyone from Millburn-Short Hills and Maplewood homes know how to celebrate July 4th right. Start out in Maplewood at 7:30 a.m. with a 5K race beginning and ending on Dunnell Road, and opening ceremonies at 8 a.m. Throughout the day there will be athletic challenges, art projects, baking contests and even an ice cream eating contest.
Help your kids be creative and decorate their bike, wagon or tricycle with red, white and blue decor to take part in the Kids Fourth of July Parade. Children of all ages living in Maplewood homes will be delightfully entertained by the Zerbini Family Circus.
This unforgettable celebration of Uncle Sam will conclude at 9 p.m. with breathtaking fireworks. Go to maple4th.com for a full list of the day’s festivities.
Residents of Millburn-Short Hills real estate can start the day off at 9 a.m. in Taylor Park for the Opening Ceremony. Beginning with a flag raising and salute to Old Glory, there is a red, white and blue bike parade for the kiddos and a softball game to follow.
Later on in the day, head over to Millburn High School for the afternoon events, starting at 3 p.m. Bring blankets and chairs to sit on. Pack a picnic or enjoy delicious selections provided by local vendors. Live bands will be playing, and there is plenty of entertainment for kids. Radio controlled planes will be on display. There is a rock wall to climb and raffles to be won.
The evening ends with a bang as vibrant Fourth of July fireworks mingle with the stars on Millburn High School field. For more information please go to mshjuly4th.com.