Traditions and memories are often born from the annual holiday gatherings and events we attend in our community. Once again this year, Blairstown will celebrate Independence Day with a terrific line-up of festivities. Enjoy an entire day filled with American spirit and pride at Footbridge Park, located between the Paulinskill Valley Trail and Route 94, on Monday, July 4, 2017. Festivities begin at 10:30 AM and will include family-friendly contests, children's activities, delicious food, amazing vendors and will end with an exciting Duck Race courtesy of the Blairstown Rotary Club.
For your convenience, we offer several designated parking areas for attendees and vendors.
Handicap and Vendor parking is supplied in the lot above the park on a first come, first serve basis. Please observe all posted regulations and designated passing areas for Emergency Vehicles. Attendee parking is available behind the Alpine Deli and at Blairstown Elementary / Fire Deptartment on Stillwater Road.
The Blairstown Fourth celebration is designed to provide you with a fun event every half-hour.
Park Opens (Please arrive 20 minutes earlier in order to relax & enjoy.)
Opening Ceremony (Reading of the Declaration of Independence.)
Leap-Frog Race (Bring buddy or we can pair you.)
Balloon Toss (Bring buddy or we can pair you. We provide balloons.)
Patriotic Pet Contest (Dress your favorite pet in Red, White and Blue.)
Pie Eating Contest (Hands behind your back, no utensils. We provide pies.)
Pie Bake-Off (Arrive by 1pm with baked pie. See Registration Form for details.)
Hula Hoops (We provide hula hoops.)
Sack Race (We provide sacks.)
Oreo Stacking (We provide oreos.)
Duck Race (Sponsored and managed by the Blairstown Rotary Club.)
Our sponsors ensure you and your family will enjoy live entertainment and educational exhibits.
5th NJ Co. B – Civil War
Frontier Guard – Revolutionary War
Tractor and Car Display
In years past, our delicious food vendors will included:
Boy Scouts of America Troop 140: Hot Dogs and Ice Cream
Coffee Coops: Coffee and Teas
Dale's Market: Watermelon
Damn Good Chicken: BBQ Chicken and Fresh Squeezed Lemonade
DB Foods: Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Cheesesteak and French Fries
Girl Scouts: Cotton Candy
Little Jimmy's Italian Ices: Italian Ices
North Warren Lions Club: Pretzels and Churros
Sugh Southern Sweets: Cake and Cupcakes
Our 2017 local entrepreneurs, crafters and merchants will include: