Riverton 4th of July

Riverton 4th of July

Monday, Jul 4, 2022 from 8:00am to 6:35pm

Various Location in Riverton
  856-786-2088
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Schedule of Events:

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM: Bill Oliver 5K

Our annual 5K race through the historic town of Riverton! Bring your family and friends, and have fun cruising the shady, spectator-lined routes through Riverton on The 4th of July!

Course
The race begins at 103 4th Street, Riverton, NJ, 08077, and travels throughout the historic streets of Riverton. View the course map for more details.

Registration
Pre-registration is now available online!  The deadline for advance registration is Sunday, June 26, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.

Day of registration will be available starting at 6:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Family Center.

Registration is $30.

For questions and concerns, please email John Laverty at lavertyj@checkers.com (856) 630-6855.

Location: Sacred Heart Family Center, 103 4th StreetRiverton, NJ, 08077

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM: 1 Mile Run for Fun

Our shorter race, the 1 Mile Run for Fun is a great way for kids and families to start the 4th of July festivities!

Course
The race begins on Second Street, near the intersection with Cinnaminson Street, and travels throughout the historic streets of Riverton.

Registration
Pre-registration is now available online!  The deadline for advance registration is Sunday, June 26, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.

Day of registration will be available starting at 6:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Family Center.

Registration is $10.

For questions and concerns, please email John Laverty at lavertyj@checkers.com (856) 630-6855.

Location: Second and Cinnaminson Streets, Riverton, NJ

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM: 125th Riverton 4th of July Children's Parade

Join us for the historic 125th annual Riverton 4th of July Children’s Parade, the cornerstone of our wonderful celebration!  The parade begins at the Riverton Yacht Club and travels up Main Street, ending at Riverton Memorial Park. We look forward to seeing you there!

No registration is required to participate in the Riverton 4th of July Parade; all you need to do is follow the signs the morning of to the location that makes sense for your group. No business marketing is permitted in the parade.

For floats, we offer a $100 Best Float award, which is announced at the Park Games following the parade.  

Location: Riverton Yacht Club

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM: Park Festivities

Who doesn’t love games and fun in the park?  Beginning immediately after the parade, join us for the singing of the National Anthem and festivities at Riverton Memorial Park.  We’ll announce the winners of the Best Float and House Decorating Contests, too!

Some of our attractions include:

Backyard Challenge
Pony rides
Moon bounce
Games
Petting zoo
Carriage rides
Food
Live music from Friends Band
Greased pole
Face painting
...and fun!

Contact Steve Foedisch at 856-786-2088 with questions.

Location: Riverton Memorial Park

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM: The Great Joe Zaneski Downhill Race

The annual Great Joe Zaneski Downhill Race tests homemade box cars on the steepest hill in town, Elm Terrace.   Gravity is the only power permitted for these homemade vehicles that have been crafted in garages across town.  Come watch them test their speed!

Make sure to fill out the Registration Form below and have it ready for our Downhill Coordinator on the 4th!  Vehicle check-in takes place at the top of the Elm Terrace hill at the intersection with Park Avenue, and the event starts at 2:30 PM.

Location: Elm Terrace and Park AveRiverton, NJ 08077

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM: Pet Pageant

Come one, come all to the 4th of July Pet Pageant! There’s no critter too big or small, too scaly or feathery, too anything for this event!  We’ve seen all kinds at the Pet Pageant, and awards are given in multiple categories for the variety of creatures that turn up to celebrate.  

Winners will be announced during the event and will receive gift certificates to a local business! No preregistration required.

Contact Kathy Simon at kathryn.simon@gmail.com with any questions.

5:30 PM - 6:35 PM: Raft Race

The Raft Race is a must-see event!  Come on down to the Riverton Yacht Club to watch our intrepid sailors sink, swim, and occasionally paddle their way to victory!

Registration for both races begins at 5:00 PM, and the races kick off at 5:30 PM.

Contestants steering planks of polystyrene, plywood-topped inner tubes, PVC half-pipes with garden rakes, kitchen brooms and Lego-like plastic paddles, because anything truly from the nautical realm is not allowed in this zany race.  That’s right, if it’s from a real boat or raft, it’s not allowed!

Awards
Awards are presented for creativity, biggest spectacle, best-dressed and other honors. Be on the lookout for pirate attacks!

First Place: First raft to cross the finish line.

The Iron Pier Trophy: The highest honor, awarded to the craft with the best harmony of creativity & engineering. Chosen from the first fifteen rafts to finish.

The Glamour Award: Awarded to the best-dressed crew.

The Flotsam & Jetsam Award: Awarded to the raft more likely to cause a spectacle than win the race.

Location: Riverton Yacht Club

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