Monroe to celebrate July 4 with festival, fireworks

Independence Day festivities will kick off at 5 p.m. July 4 at Manalapan Lake at Thompson Park, Monroe.

Crowds will be greeted by a deejay, vendors and food trucks catering. Free children-friendly attractions will be on site, including small carnival rides, bouncy houses, a miniature train and a petting zoo.

Once night falls there will be a 25-minute fireworks display.

For more information, contact the Monroe Township Recreation Department at 732-723-5000.