The Ridgewood Fourth of July Celebration Committee announces their 2018 celebration theme as “Rockin’ Ridgewood: Celebrating All-American Music.” The 2018 theme aims to celebrate the impact of music on American culture throughout history and highlight the talents of many performers from our community. Each year, the Fourth of July Celebration Committee chooses a theme that celebrates a certain aspect of American history or culture. The theme also serves as the basis for the float competition held among the town’s elementary schools.
Flag Raising Wilsey Square – 9AM
The annual flag raising in Wilsey Square starts The Ridgewood Fourth of July Celebration off in true patriotic style. The event includes a short program based on the theme of each year’s parade and a traditional flag raising. Throughout the history of the celebration the parade and firework portions have on occasion been forgone due to funding or security concerns however the flag raising has occurred without interruption since the start of the committee in 1910. This year join your fellow patriots in the longest continually celebrated tradition in the history of The Ridgewood Fourth of July Celebration.
PARADE BEGINS 10AM (RAIN OR SHINE)
PARADE ROUTE STARTS AT SOUTH MONROE STREET AND GODWIN AVENUE
PARADE ROUTE ENDS AT NORTHERN PARKWAY AND MEADOWBROOK AVENUE
Evening Entertainment & Fireworks Gates Open Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at 6:00 pm – Veterans Field
(Rain Date- Thursday, July 5, 2018) GATES WILL CLOSE AT 9:00 PM.