Down at the Shore:
Fourth of July weekend is for sure the busiest weekends of the summer! And the entire weekend is jam packed with activities! So if you’re going to be down this way here’s the scoop:
Fourth of July Fireworks:
and Beach at 10:00pm grab a beach chair and a blanket and head down!
Beach directly following the 7:00 pm Free concert at Avalon Community Hall
Soccer Field at 9:30 pm. Grab a beach chair and blanket. You can see the fireworks great from any spot on the beach near there, even blocks away!
The fireworks display will be synchronized to music broadcast over 95.1 WAYV FM radio. Casinos across the City will tune their sound systems to feature the choreographed music as well.
Fourth of July is a really busy weekend. Whatever display you and your family chose to watch, be prepared for the crowds. The good news is that most of them are at the beach so there is plenty of room for everyone.
If you want to travel out of your area be sure to GO EARLY! There will be traffic and a lack of parking due to the influx of visitors
Bring a roll of quarters! Most shore cities have meter parking. You could save yourself some cash by using a meter, especially if you’re only going in for the fireworks. Paying for parking on 4th of July weekend could be upwards of $10-15.00.
Take advantage of the locations festivities. Most shore cities offer a variety of all day celebrations, most of which is Free! There are also a bunch of FREE concerts. You could go for an all day trip. And there are plenty of public facilities, stores, and restaurants.
Fireworks on the beach are great, with plenty of room to spread out. Bring beach chairs, and blankets, and jackets. It gets really chilly at the beach at night. Also pack some bug spray, just in case!
Pop by a Dollar Store, or a 5 below, and grab some glow in the dark bracelets, and necklaces for the kids. They usually sell them during the fireworks display, and you’ll pay triple there!
One more tip Fireworks are illegal in NJ so please leave any at home!
To see the events going on in South Jersey check out our calendar!
The Post was Written by Karen Sweitzer O’Brien. She is a writer, publisher and editor of several web sites devoted to South Jersey. She currently lives, and has lived her whole life, in South Jersey with her husband and four children.