South Jersey Fireworks and Independence Day Events | Local News

The annual Cape May Independence Day Parade returns at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 2. The parade runs down Beach Avenue from Philadelphia Avenue to Patterson Avenue. The “Best Decorated” competition is also back. Participants are encouraged to decorate their bikes, golf carts or prams in red, white and blue for a chance to win a gift card to a local establishment. The winners will be announced after the parade.

“Our annual Independence Day Parade lights up the city and brings such joy to our residents and guests,” said Kacie Rattigan, City of Cape May Convention Center and Recreation Manager. “Last year we launched a ‘Show us your red, white and blue’ contest which allows anyone to participate by decorating their golf cart, bike or stroller and adding a little excitement to the This is a special tradition not only for our parade guests, but also for the participants who celebrate with us every year.

The Cape May fireworks show is at 9 p.m. on Monday, July 4, in front of the convention center with a rain date scheduled for Tuesday, July 5.

There are free concerts at Rotary Park at 400 Lafayette St. each day at 7 p.m. July 1-4. Bring your chairs or blankets. Lineup includes L&G Live on July 1, Indelible Groove on July 2, Congress Street Brass Band on July 3, and America’s Sweethearts on July 4. For more information, visit

Also on Monday, July 4, you can catch the celebration at the Palais des Congrès, which includes live music, lawn games before the fireworks. An all-American barbecue will be served as long with offerings such as lobster, New York steak, grilled chicken, hot dogs, burgers, fresh salad, corn on the cob, baked beans, and more. . Save room for dessert as there are pies, puddings, s’mores, whoopie pies and fruit salad. Admission is $150 for adults and $50 for children. Children under 3 years old participate for free.

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