Ridgewood Fourth of July Celebration
Evening Activities and Fireworks Tickets
Summer’s Best Entertainment Value
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Alternate Date – Thursday, July 5, 2012
Veterans Field, Ridgewood, New Jersey
July 4th in Ridgewood is a very special day that our entire area looks forward to all year. This year’s theme is “Born in New Jersey.” The Ridgewood Fourth of July Celebration Committee is an all-volunteer community group that coordinates the day’s events and does not receive direct funding from the Village of Ridgewood.
We are actively preparing for what we know will be a spectacular celebration, and it is vital that we have community support. Please consider helping to “Support the Tradition”. Because of generous support from the community, we have one of the best small town Independence Day celebrations.
While the Parade is free, Fireworks Tickets are required for entrance to Veterans Field. Donations for Fireworks Tickets are one of the Celebration’s largest sources of income. Ticket sales cover the evening entertainment which begins at 6:30pm, the fireworks at dark, as well as the bands in the parade, additional security and traffic control. Come early and enjoy some great entertainment.
For many years the cost of our tickets remained the same while our costs increased. In recent years we have had to increase our ticket prices. It was a decision that the Committee did reluctantly in the face of rising costs. To keep the ticket prices as reasonable as possible for attendees, while covering costs, pre-sales of tickets are being made available through a wide range of local businesses.
Tickets to the Evening Entertainment and Fireworks are now on sale at the locations below. Buy your tickets in advance for $8.00 and save over 50% off the gate price of $15.00 for adults ($10.00 for children 6 to 12).
Backyard Living- 235 Franklin Avenue, Ridgewood, 201-689-9111
Daily Treat- 177 E. Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood, 201-652-9113
Goffle Brook Farm- 425 Goffle Road, Ridgewood, 201-652-7540
Harding Wines and Spirits- 305 E. Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood, 201-445-7122
Herold’s Farm & Garden Center- 909 Prospect Street, Glen Rock, 201-445-0069
Hillman Electric- 133 E. Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood, 201-652-1045
Hogan’s Restaurant Diner- 20 Central Avenue, Midland Park, 201-445-2849
Hoskins Propane, 523 Goffle Road, Ridgewood, 201-444-1950
JT’s Wines and Spirits- 607 N. Maple Avenue, Ho-Ho-Kus, 201-652-2220
La Strada- 231 Godwin Avenue, Midland Park- 201-670-9233
North Jersey Community Bank- 171 E. Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood, 201-670-8484
Ridgewood Auto Wash Co.- 450 South Broad Street, Glen Rock, 201-444-6037
Ridgewood Cycle Shop- 35 North Broad Street, Ridgewood, 201-444-2553
The Wine Seller- 6 West Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood, 201-444-3300.
Town & Country Apothecary- 60 E. Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood- 201-652-0013.
Many thanks to our ticket vendors! All ticket vendors are volunteers and make no money for their efforts.
Tickets will also be on sale at the Ridgewood Library –Monday, June 25 through Saturday June 30 from 9:00am to 3:00pm; and Sunday, July 1 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. Thank you to the Hobbyists and HILT for being our volunteer ticket sellers!
At the gate tickets are $15.00 for adults, $10.00 for children ages 6 through 12. Children 5 and under are admitted free of charge.
Patrons and belongings are subject to security checks when entering Veterans Field.
Handicap parking for the Parade is available on Dayton Street behind Van Neste Park.
Very limited Handicap parking for the Evening Entertainment is available at the parking lot to the east of Veterans Field. Approach Veterans Field on Linwood Avenue from the east. Turn left onto Northern Parkway. Turn right into the parking lot. There are just a few spaces available on a first-come, first-serve basis. A police officer will be posted there to direct you. Those who park in the handicap spaces will not have access to their cars during the fireworks due to the location of the fireworks drop zone.
The Ridgewood Fourth of July Celebration began in 1910 when the local papers, the civic section of the Woman’s Club and the Ridgewood Fire Department joined forces to create a “safe and sane” holiday with an emphasis on Patriotism. It has grown into one of the largest celebrations in the New York City area and has been featured on CNN and Good Morning America as well as local New York stations. The celebration was once again named Best Parade and Fireworks by the readers of 201 Magazine.
Additional information and answers to many of your questions can be found on the Ridgewood Fourth of July Celebration’s website at www.ridgewoodjuly4th.org. Thank you for “Supporting the Tradition”.