July 14 – Family Friendly Fireworks SPONSORED by Chimney Rock Inn
Bring the whole family for an evening of family fun and fireworks!!
Kids Night – A special Fireworks show will be held at at 9:30 pm
Adults – Budweiser Beer Girls will be present in the Beer Garden with give aways!
July 15 – Feast Day
8:00 am – Processional parade through town with the Saint (Blessed Mother)
At 8am on July 15th, the members of the Mt. Carmel Society convene at Little Flower Church, on Plainfield Avenue in Berkeley Heights dressed in their “marching attire” and sashes designating their membership. The Virgin Mary is decorated with beautiful flowers and white ribbons as she’s carefully prepared to travel her journey through town. A band providing Italian/American music leads the traditional route through designated areas. Along the way, the band and members stop in the streets to allow those to pay tribute.
To honor the Blessed Mother, many will pin money on the white ribbons she adorns. The funds collected during the parade are later removed and donated to the Little Flower Church. In keeping with tradition, each donor is provided with a Mt. Carmel scapular. The travel route is followed each year with designated stops at the homes of previous members. This is done to respect the family, remember loved ones and to honor the tradition.
All are welcome to join in the procession and are asked to meet at Little Flower Church on July 15th at 8am est. After the procession, a mass is held at Little Flower Church. After church a free picnic lunch for all is held at Peppertown Park on Plainfield Avenue in Berkeley Heights.
PARKING and SHUTTLE BUS (July 15th only!)
There is parking available at Columbia Middle School on Plainfield Avenue and a shuttle bus that will bring you to the front gate. There will be return shuttle service, but not until after the event is over and all pedestrian traffic is clear from the roads.
TICKETS – ADMISSION TO FIREWORKS & RIDES
All tickets are non-refundable rain or shine.
FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA (July 15th)
11:00 pm – Fireworks Extravaganza (RAIN OR SHINE).
Fairgrounds open at 6 pm. All parking is off site on July 15th. Fireworks are provided by the world famous Garden State Fireworks/Santore Family.
Admission Price is $15 per person. Children under 5 free. Advance tickets are available at https://mountcarmeltickets.ticketbud.com/. Ticket holders must present printed ticket at entry gate for scanning. Tickets are non-refundable. NO MOTORCYCLES ON FIELD
Unlimited rides – Purchase of a wrist band $25 on July 12-14th only. Tickets can be purchased or a wrist band which can be used for unlimited rides on the evening of your choice. There will be no wristbands sold for July 15th.
AdmissionFree admission Wednesday to Friday | $15 admission on Saturday, July 15th for the Famous Fireworks Extravaganza (Children 5 and under are Free)
Event Sites & Contact
56 River Rd, Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922Get Directions