Summit’s 69th Annual Mayor’s Fourth of July Celebration will take place on Monday, July 4, 2016 at Soldiers Memorial Field. This day-long celebration, marked by tradition will welcome several new additions this year including a Food Truck Festival, new evening entertainment, as well as evening carnival rides and amusements. The day will begin at 9:45 a.m. with the Flag Raising Ceremony; followed by the Children’s Decorated Bicycle Parade at 10 a.m. Rides and amusements as well as children’s entertainment will continue throughout the afternoon until 1 p.m. at which point Memorial Field will close for setup for evening festivities.
Beginning at 6 p.m., event-goers will be welcomed to enjoy evening carnival rides and amusements as well as the Food Truck Festival. Also new this year, a $10 Bounce Pass will grant unlimited access to evening rides, bounce houses, and games. Passes will be available for purchase on event day.
Performing on the main stage at 7:45 p.m. this year will be Barbara Harris of the Toys. The 60’s girl group, Barbara Harris and the Toys is well known for hit records including “A Lover’s Concerto” and “Attack.” Now Harris will once again take the stage, singing a variety of soul, pop, jazz, and R&B hits.
The final event of the evening, the Grand Fireworks Display will begin at 9:15 p.m. Summit’s Annual Mayor’s Fourth of July Celebration is made possible in part through the generosity of corporate sponsors, Investors Bank, Celgene Corporation, and Overlook Medical Center as well as through resident donations. All contributions are fully tax-deductible.
To contribute to Summit’s Fourth or to view more information including a full schedule of events for the 2016 Celebration, visit Summit Community Programs strives to provide recreational and other related programs and services to meet the community’s needs, with a special consideration for seniors and youth.