(Camden, NJ) – The Freeholder Board will host the Camden Waterfront Freedom Festival and Fourth of July fireworks display on Tuesday, July 4, 2017. The festival is set to run from 5:00 to 10 p.m. and will include concerts, a veteran’s tribute and conclude with a spectacular, world-class fireworks display over the Delaware River.
“We expect more than 150,000 visitors to Wiggins Waterfront Park this summer for events ranging from great entertainment like the Fourth of July Fireworks to the Sunset Jazz Series,” said Freeholder Jeffrey Nash, liaison to the Camden County Parks Department. “My colleagues on the Freeholder Board and I know how much residents enjoy the outdoors, and we strive to continually improve Camden County’s parks so that they provide maximum entertainment and fun for the whole family.”
The Independence Day festivities begin with a salute to America and to the country’s veterans at 5 p.m. The fun really starts at 6:30 p.m. with Cherry Poppin’ Daddies, a ska rock band that’s been playing across the country for more than two decades. WAR, famous for hits such as “Why Can’t We Be Friends?” and “Low Rider,” takes the stage at 8 p.m. followed by a fireworks show over the Delaware River at 9:30 p.m. The Freedom Festival will feature a variety of other fun activities, including a Beer Garden for visitors of legal drinking age.
“We invite everyone to come out to the Camden Waterfront for a great music, food, fireworks and fun for the entire family,” Nash said. “We hope you can join us as the region’s largest fireworks show lights up the Delaware River.”
Wiggins Waterfront Park is located at Riverside Drive and Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard in Camden. All of the events are made possible through a joint partnership between the Camden County Freeholder Board, the City of Camden, and WMGK 102.9FM.