Every week, we'll shine the SPOTLIGHT on a local business in the "Shop Burlington County First" program, the "buy local" initiative created by Burlington County Board of Chosen Freeholders and its regional partners, the Burlington County Bridge Commission and the Burlington County Regional Chamber of Commerce. 


Bruce Garganio invites 
you to "Shop Burlington County First": "Join in our efforts to energize the economy in Burlington County, keep it growing, and create new jobs." 

This Week's Spotlight on:

Independence Day

Representing all participating businesses in Shop Burlington County First


Next Monday, America celebrates its 240th “birthday.’’ July 4th marks the signing of the Declaration of Independence when our nation’s founders boldly challenged England’s rule over the 13 colonies.

After 10 years of tension, military engagement began in 1775 and did not end until Great Britain surrendered in 1783 and recognized the United States of America, a nation that still stands to represent a republic that enjoys the greatest freedoms in the world.

Below are listed celebrations around Burlington County this coming weekend where you can express your patriotism and appreciation for freedom.

  • Bordentown Township will host activities on Friday, July 1 beginning at 4 p.m. at Joseph Lawrence Park on Ward Avenue, with fireworks at dusk; there will be a free holiday concert by the NJ Army National Guard Band on Sunday, July 3 from 7-9 p.m. at Bordentown High School, 318 Ward Ave.
  • Medford Township's Independence Day activities will be Friday, July 1 at Freedom Park, 86 Union St., starting at 6 p.m. and concluding with fireworks.
  • Mount Holly's celebration will be Sunday, July 3 at Ironworks Park, 157 Wollner Dr. from 5-10 p.m. The celebration will run from 5 to 10 p.m. with fireworks.
  • Valenzano Winery's Independence Day Festival is Sunday, July 3 from 5-9:30 p.m., ending with fireworks.
  • Evesham Township's events will be Monday, July 4, beginning with a 5K run at 8:30 a.m., a parade down Main Street at 11 a.m. and fireworks at Cherokee High School, Willow Bend and Tomlinson Mill Road at 7 p.m.
  • Riverton's all-day celebration is Monday, July 4, beginning with a 5K run at 8:30 a.m., parade at 10 a.m., ceremony at 11:30 a.m., games and activities until 4:30 p.m. and concluding with raft races at Riverton Yacht Club.
  • Florence Township celebrates Patriot’s Day on Saturday, July 9 beginning with a ceremony at 11 a.m. at 5th and Oak Streets, a parade, activities and music at Water Works Field on Front Street and concluding with fireworks at Veterans Park.
  • Southampton Township will host fireworks at Red Lion Memorial Ballfield on Red Lion Road on Saturday, July 9 at 9 p.m.

And while visiting our downtowns, exercise your right to free enterprise and shop local! Here’s a few special deals to make you proud.

Why Buy Local?

If each household in Burlington County spent just $10 more each month at Burlco businesses, the resulting annual impact to the local economy would be about $19.9 MILLION DOLLARS!

For every $100 spent locally in independently owned stores, shops and restaurants, $44 to $83 is re-circulated in the local economy.  When $100 is spent in national chains, only $14 to $43 stays in the local economy.

How we all benefit by shopping Burlington County:

  • Keep Burlington County's economy strong and growing.
  • Embrace local businesses, which create 80% of new jobs and often provide better wages and benefits
  • Save time and money and protect the environment. Shopping locally saves travel time and gas money
  • Get great products and services at competitive prices at any of Burlington County's 8,000 one-of-a-kind, independent businesses 
  • Create a sense of community. Community groups get 350% more support from local business owners than non-locally owned businesses.

Make your Pledge to Shop Burlington County!


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