Collingswood celebrates American independence with its own local traditions. This year, the borough has a variety of family-friendly activities planned from morning to night. Here's a rundown.
10 a.m. - Bike Parade in (9 a.m. registration)
Sponsored annually by the Collingswood Jr. Women's Club, the Fourth of July Bike Parade gives borough kids a chance to show their patriotic streak by decorating bikes, strollers, and wagons.
Registrants are invited to check in at the Knight Park gazebo at 9 a.m. Wednesday morning. All participants will get free Mr. Softee ice cream and an American flag after the parade. For more information or to register early, call Michelle Miller at 856-854-1282
2 p.m. - Kids Games at Roberts Pool
Raft races, a coin toss, and other games and prizes await children at the borough public pool midday. The event is free to Collingswood residents.
6:30 p.m. – Gates Open for Live Music (8 p.m.), (9:30 p.m.)
The athletic stadium is the site of the annual free musical performance and fireworks show in the borough.
The band All About Me will play pop tunes and patriotic music starting at 8 p.m. with a fireworks display at 9:15 p.m. (sponsored by 1st Colonial National Bank and the law offices of Brown & Connery, LLC.)
Throughout the day: Home Decorating Contest
The annual, townwide decorating contest sponsored by the Proud Neighbors of Collingswood judges homes, businesses, even entire blocks on several criteria, including creativity, originality, and architectural appropriateness.
The official judging occurs Wednesday morning, with winners announced at the Collingswood fireworks displays that evening. The winning decorators win Collingswood Cash.
To enter, email July4@ProudNeighborsOfCollingswood.org with your name, address and phone number. Call 856-858-7705 with any questions. (And upload pictures of your decked out home to our Pics & Clips gallery!)