Cranford 4th of July Festivities

July 4, 2015 all-day

A fireworks display will be the highlight of Cranford’s Annual Fourth of July Celebration to be held on Saturday, July 4th. The day-long community festival will offer something for everyone including canoe races, a one-mile fun run and a four-mile run, plus vendors in the park. This year will also see the addition of amusement rides, inflatable bouncers, a train ride plus games and novelty stands.

The festivities will begin at 8:00am with canoe races scheduled at the Cranford Canoe Club, 250 Springfield Ave., Cranford, NJ. Registration will be immediately before the races at 7:30am on July 4th at the Canoe Club. The races will include the following categories:

10-13 years
14-20 years
21 years & older
Ma & Pa
Mother & Child
Father & Child
Marathon 13-17 years
Marathon 18 years and older

Trophies will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each category.

The Jaycees will conduct their Annual Firecracker Run beginning with a one-mile Fun Run at 8:30am and a four-miler at 9:00am at Nomahegan Park, Springfield Ave., Cranford, NJ. Registration is open until race time. For more info regarding the race go to

There will be food vendors in the park offering zeppoles, pork & beef barbecue, sausage and hot dogs, ice cream and assorted drinks from 2:00pm until 10:00pm.

The fireworks will begin at 9:05pm. Limited parking will be available at Union County College, 1033 Springfield Ave, Cranford, NJ, however, residents are urged to walk if possible. RAIN DATE FOR FIREWORKS ONLY WILL BE ON SUNDAY, JULY 5th. For more information call the Cranford Recreation & Parks Department at 709-7283.

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