Ridgewood, New Jersey's Independence Day Tradition
Every year, Ridgewood, NJ puts on a wonderful celebration in observance of the Fourth of July. In fact, this year's celebration is the 109th! In 1910, the first celebration was marked with a parade. Since then, Ridgewood has continued the tradition every year, with the exception of 1955 due to a lack of financial support. The Fourth of July celebration has become one of Ridgewood's most well-known traditions, and is the only town in the area to put on such a show. Each year, spectators from the surrounding area flock to Ridgewood to join the festivities.
(The Tarvin float in 2013)
Tarvin Realtors has been a proud supporter of Ridgewood's Fourth of July Celebration for over a decade. The Tarvin Realtors float has always played an important role in the parade, and marks an important tradition for our business. We have helped to sponsor not only the parade but also the skydivers!
(The Tarvin float in 2008)
This year, the century-old tradition begins at 9:00 am with the raising of the flag in Wilsey Square. Then, the parade begins at 10:00 am on the corner of South Monroe Avenue and Godwin Avenue. In the evening, the gates to Veteran's Field open at 6:00 pm. There will be live entertainment featuring Blue Plate Special, Joe Oriente's Band, and Dad's Night Band. The 50/50 drawing will then be held at 8:30 pm and the National Anthem will be sung at 9:15. The fireworks will begin at the conclusion of the live entertainment (rain date is 7/5/19).
(The Tarvin float in 2012)
The celebration is funded entirely by donations, and organized and worked by an all-volunteer committee. If you would like to make a donation to help keep this famous tradition alive, you can do so by visiting www.ridgewooddjuly4th.com!