Borough Hall will be closed on Tuesday, July 4. Our regular office hours will resume on Wednesday, July 5 at 8am.

We hope you have a safe, happy, and enjoyable holiday!


Parade Chairman, Corey Duren has formally announced the details of this year’s Fourth of July festivities. The Chatham Fire Department Association will once again host the annual parade and fireworks display on Tuesday, July 4, 2023.

The day will begin with the raising of the flag and fire department inspection by the Mayor & Council at 9:15am at the Borough Firehouse. Beginning at 10:30am sharp, the parade will begin at the intersection of Hillside Avenue and Main Street and will continue down Main Street ending at Chatham Middle School. This year’s sixty-plus unit parade features ten bands, nine fire departments, and numerous community organizations.

This year's Grand Marshall will be George H. Sweetin, who is also the 125th Anniversary Chairman!

The Chatham Borough Police Department (CBPD) has noted that Main Street (Route 124) will be closed from 10:00am- 1:00pm during the parade and is advising the public to plan alternate routes to avoid delays.

Fireworks Display & Entertainment

This year’s fireworks will take place at the Chatham Middle School Field on July 4.. The field is located at 480 Main Street in Chatham Borough and the fireworks will begin around 9:30pm or dark.

The gates will open at 7:00pm and the public is invited to enjoy some musical entertainment prior to the fireworks by The Sixties Rock & Roll Revue with The John McDermott Band.  After the band’s performance, the fireworks will be set off by Garden State Fireworks of Millington, NJ.

Chatham Borough Fire Marshal, Walter Nugent, reminds all spectators that “any types of fireworks or sparklers are illegal and strictly forbidden from the school grounds” and cautions the public that “violators will be ejected and subject to arrest.”

Set off a great fourth of july

All information ALERTS pertaining to parade or fireworks will be sent out via ALERTCHATHAMBOROUGH. To sign up visit (Smart911).

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