Lakewood Township Celebrates Independence Day with a Band Concert and Fireworks

Posted on June 19, 2015 By

Lakewood Township, N.J., will celebrate Independence Day, the birthday of the United States of America, with a fireworks and a concert on Thursday, July 2.

The All-Star Patriotic Orchestra, the municipal band conducted by Wilbur Wittemann, will begin the celebration at 7:30 p.m. at the All Wars Memorial Amphitheater near Lake Carasaljo, off Route 9. Fireworks will be held over the Lake at 9:15 p.m. and can be viewed either from North or South Lake Drive.

Free shuttle busses will be available from the Municipal Building, 231 Third Street, and the parking lot of Public Works, One American Avenue, beginning at 6:00 p.m.

July 4 marks the signing of the Declaration of Independence July 4, 1776. It was the approval of the Declaration that began the separation of the 13 colonies from Great Britain, and eventually led to America’s freedom from Great Britain. Traditionally, this strictly American holiday is celebrated by displaying the American flag, and having patriotic parades, concerts, fireworks, picnics, and barbecues throughout the United States.

For further information, call the Lakewood Recreation office at 732-905-3405, Ext. 6017 or visit