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SOURCE Cooper's Ferry Partnership
CAMDEN, N.J., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Anchored by the Battleship New Jersey Museum & Memorial and Adventure Aquarium, the second annual Camden Waterfront Freedom Festival, sponsored by Coca-Cola, will feature the region's largest fireworks display on Saturday, July 5, sponsored by Adventure Aquarium.
The Camden County Board of Freeholders, the City of Camden, the Parking Authority of the City of Camden and Cooper's Ferry Partnership have come together to host this four-day patriotic celebration of America's birthday and America's heroes.
People of all ages will enjoy live music, entertainment, military displays and demonstrations, attractions, amusements, contests, food concessions and a beer garden featuring local New Jersey beer along Wiggins Park and the waterfront promenade, topped off with magnificent views of the Philadelphia skyline and Benjamin Franklin Bridge.
Freedom Festival kicks off on Thursday, July 3, at 11 a.m. featuring the pre-celebration for 102.9 FM WMGK's 13th Annual Let Freedom Rock Fest. The 6 p.m. concert at Live Nation's Susquehanna Bank Center features Foreigner, Styx and former Eagles guitarist Don Felder. Tickets are on sale now at www.livenation.com.
On Friday, July 4, the Festival will feature all things red, white and blue for South Jersey's premier Independence Day celebration. Live bands, military vehicles and Armed Forces displays will fill the Camden Waterfront with patriotic music and activities from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
The festival continues on Saturday, July 5 starting at 11 a.m., featuring the Camden County Freedom Concert beginning at 3 p.m. and the Adventure Aquarium Waterfront Fireworks Celebration at dusk.
Sunday, July 6, offers special discounts for active military and veterans and their families at Adventure Aquarium and the Battleship New Jersey Memorial & Museum. Adventure Aquarium will offer $10 admission to active and retired members of the military and their families, with a valid military ID. The Battleship New Jersey will offer World War II veterans and former crew members of the USS New Jersey free admission. A fire power audio tour will be offered to veterans for $15.
Concessions, featuring a variety of food and drink options, will be available for purchase throughout the festival. Additionally, the Freedom Festival Beer Garden will be open during regular festival hours from July 3-5.
For hours and up-to-date information, visit www.camdenwaterfront.com/freedom.
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