Ridgewood Fourth of July Celebration: Fireworks Tickets on Sale NOW!

Posted: Monday, June 18, 2012

July 4th in Ridgewood is a very special day that our entire area looks forward to all year. This year's theme is "Born in New Jersey.” The Ridgewood Fourth of July Celebration Committee is an all-volunteer community group that coordinates the day's events and does not receive direct funding from the Village of Ridgewood.

We are actively preparing for what we know will be a spectacular celebration, and it is vital that we have community support. Please consider helping to "Support the Tradition." Because of generous support from the community, we have one of the best small town Independence Day celebrations.

While the Parade is free, Fireworks Tickets are required for entrance to Veterans Field. Donations for Fireworks Tickets are one of the Celebration's largest sources of income. Ticket sales cover the evening entertainment beginning at 6:30pm, which includes the fireworks at dark and bands in the parade as wells as additional security and traffic control. Come early and enjoy some great entertainment.

For many years the cost of our tickets remained the same while our costs increased. In recent years, we have had to increase our ticket prices. It was a decision that the Committee did reluctantly in the face of rising costs. To keep the ticket prices as reasonable as possible for attendees while still covering our costs, pre-sales of tickets are being made available through a wide range of local businesses.

Tickets to the Evening Entertainment and Fireworks are now on sale at the locations below. Buy your tickets in advance for $8 and save over 50% off the gate price of $15 for adults. Tickets are $10 for children aged six to 12.

1. Backyard Living - 235 Franklin Avenue, Ridgewood, (201) 689-9111
2. Daily Treat - 177 E. Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood, (201) 652-9113
3. Goffle Brook Farm - 425 Goffle Road, Ridgewood, (201) 652-7540
4. Harding Wines and Spirits - 305 E. Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood, (201) 445-7122
5. Herold's Farm & Garden Center - 909 Prospect Street, Glen Rock, (201) 445-0069
6. Hillman Electric - 133 E. Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood, (201) 652-1045
7. Hogan's Restaurant Diner - 20 Central Avenue, Midland Park, (201) 445-2849
8. Hoskins Propane, 523 Goffle Road, Ridgewood, (201) 444-1950
9. JT's Wines and Spirits - 607 N. Maple Avenue, Ho-Ho-Kus, (201) 652-2220
10. La Strada - 231 Godwin Avenue, Midland Park- (201) 670-9233
11. North Jersey Community Bank - 171 E. Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood, (201) 670-8484
12. Ridgewood Auto Wash Co. - 450 South Broad Street, Glen Rock, (201) 444-6037
13. Ridgewood Cycle Shop - 35 North Broad Street, Ridgewood, (201) 444-2553
14. The Wine Seller - 6 West Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood, (201) 444-3300.
15. Town & Country Apothecary - 60 E. Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood - (201) 652-0013

Many thanks to our ticket vendors! All ticket vendors are volunteers and make no money for their efforts.

Tickets will also be on sale at the Ridgewood Library –from Monday June 25th through Saturday June 30th from 9am to 3pm and Sunday July 1st from 1pm to 4pm. Thank you to the Hobbyists and HILT for being our volunteer ticket sellers!

At the gate, tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children aged six through 12. Children five and under are admitted free of charge.

Patrons and belongings are subject to security checks when entering Veterans Field.

Very limited Handicap parking for the Evening Entertainment is available at the parking lot to the east of Veterans Field. Approach Veterans Field on Linwood Avenue from the east. Turn left onto Northern Parkway. Turn right into the parking lot. There are just a few spaces available on a first-come, first-serve basis. A police officer will be posted there to direct you. Those who park in the handicap spaces will not have access to their cars during the fireworks due to the location of the fireworks drop zone.

The Ridgewood Fourth of July Celebration began in 1910 when the local papers, the civic section of the Woman's Club and the Ridgewood Fire Department joined forces to create a “safe and sane” holiday with an emphasis on Patriotism. It has grown into one of the largest celebrations in the New York City area and has been featured on CNN and Good Morning America as well as local New York stations. The Celebration was once again named Best Parade and Fireworks by the readers of 201 Magazine.
Additional information and answers to many of your questions can be found at www.ridgewoodjuly4th.org, Ridgewood Fourth of July Celebration's website. Thank you for "Supporting the Tradition."