From George Washington Middle School to the Village Hall, beach chairs line the streets days in advance of the annual Fourth of July Parade – a tradition that has delighted Ridgewood residents and visitors alike for decades. Fire trucks roar their sirens as children cheer, veterans who have served their country march with solemn dignity, drum and bugle corps and pipers delight the crowd, all in celebration of our nation’s independence. Police and fire departments and EMS and ambulance squads from Ridgewood and well beyond promenade with pride past the flag-waving well- wishers.
Particular favorites include floats designed by local elementary school families, the Hawes Dad’s Night Out group and a performance by the Ridgewood High School Marching Band. It’s stars and stripes forever and three cheers for the red, white and blue.
BERGENFIELD MEMORIAL DAY
RIDGEFIELD PARK FOURTH OF JULY
WESTWOOD DOWNTOWN FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Parades aren’t only popular on the Fourth of July, although Ridgefield Park is well known for putting on quite a show in the eastern part of the county. At Memorial Day, Bergenfield draws the highest marks, and in December, (201) readers head to Westwood to get into the holiday spirit.