Independence Day Fireworks Returning To Cherry Hill

CHERRY HILL, NJ — For the first time in more than a decade, Cherry Hill will celebrate Independence Day with fireworks.

The celebration will take place July 3 at the Michael J. Santarpio Field at Jonas C. Morris Stadium at Cherry Hill High School West — a venue for the township’s past Fourth of July celebrations.

Cherry Hill hosted fireworks during the holiday for nearly 30 years, drawing thousands of attendees. But the show was canceled in 2014 after public-safety officials said the location could no longer handle large crowds. Attendance for the event had increased because other towns had canceled their fireworks displays.

Click Here: Cheap AFL Guernseys

Find out what's happening in Cherry Hillwith free, real-time updates from Patch.

Last year, the township canceled a planned 4th of July Parade, with then-Mayor Susan Shin Angulo citing a lack of signups to participate in the event. Township resident Nicole Nance, the Republican candidate in the 2023 mayoral election, speculated that officials didn’t sufficiently publicize the event.

“We are a township of 72,000-plus, and I’m just not sure how many people were reached out to for this event,” Nance said at a Township Council meeting last June.

Find out what's happening in Cherry Hillwith free, real-time updates from Patch.

But Mayor Dave Fleisher announced Wednesday that the fireworks tradition will return.

“I am pleased to be able to deliver for our community the opportunity to come together to safely celebrate Independence Day,” Fleisher said in a statement. “With music and entertainment, delicious food from local businesses and an exciting fireworks display, this year’s celebration will unite us and create lasting memories for our children.”

The gathering will feature live entertainment, music and food from local vendors, with fireworks beginning at dusk. Planning for the event is currently underway, and the township will release additional details in late spring or early summer.

The Cherry Hill Police Department is assisting with logistics to ensure the safety of all guests and nearby residents. The township will also implement traffic measures to minimize disruptions for neighbors.

“Celebrating America’s birthday with fireworks is a time-honored tradition that I am pleased we’re bringing back to Cherry Hill,” said Council President Bill Carter. “My colleagues on Council and I support the mayor’s commitment to bringing our community together through events and activities like this and are looking forward to a happy and safe Fourth of July holiday for all.”

Get more local news delivered straight to your inbox. Sign up for free Patch newsletters and alerts.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *