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Posted Thursday, June 28th, 2018

Freedom Fest Opens June 28 In Randolph;  Four Towns Plan July 4 Parades

Morris County residents will celebrate our nation’s independence with fests, parades and fireworks.


Celebrations for Independence Day in Randolph get underway on June 28, as the three-day  Freedom Festival opens on the campus of County College of Morris. The festival runs from 6-11 p.m. on June 28 and 29, and from 2-11 p.m. on Saturday, June 30.

A youngster in a flag-embellished shirt skips back to her seata.Also on Saturday, June 30, Randolph’s parade kicks off at noon. It starts at the Mount Fern Church, at the corner of Dover Chester Road and Quaker Church Road, and winds up at the Center Grove Road entrance of County College of Morris.

Festivities culminate at CCM campus during the evening celebration with music from 8-11 p.m. and fireworks at 9:45 p.m. The requested donation is $5 per car.


Chatham Borough’s July 4th parade begins at 10:30 a.m. at Hillside Avenue and Main Street and ends at Chatham Middle School at 480 Main Street. The evening celebration at the middle school begins at 7 p.m., with fireworks at dusk.

Florham Park:

Florham Park’s July 4th events begin with a 9 a.m. flag raising ceremony at Firehouse #1 at Brooklake Road and Ridgedale Avenue. The parade begins at 9:30 a.m., rain or shine, from the same location in the center of town and winds through neighborhoods before ending at Borough Hall lawn for a children’s rides, a family picnic, music and beer garden.

The Fireworks celebration event at Emmet Field begins at 8:15 with the fireworks launching at 9 shows fireworks behoind an American flag

Visit Florham Park’s July 4th website for more information.

Mendham Township:

The annual Brookside July 4th events will begin at 9 a.m. with breakfast at Community Club Field. The parade will start following a flag raising service at 10 a.m. at Tingley Road and East Main Street.

The Mendham Township First Aid Squad serves as Grand Marshal, as the group celebrates its 50th Anniversary this year.  After the parade, there will be field games, pony rides, bounce houses, beverages by the Brookside Engine Company #1, and lunch sponsored by the Mendham Rotary Club at the Community Club at the end of East Main Street.

For more information, visit Mendham Township’s website.

There are many other municipal fireworks displays planned over the next week. Check out your town’s website, Facebook, Twitter, or newsletter to get more information. And have fun!