Collingswood celebrates the 4th of July with a wide range of events that go on all day long. The preparations go on for several days if not weeks for the annual Collingswood House Decorating Contest is judged in the morning and the winners are announced at the concert and fireworks display that evening. You’ll find not just houses decorated here, but businesses and entire blocks decked out in flags, banners and more. There’s a bike parade in Knight Park at 10:00 a.m. that features patriotic strollers, bikes and wagons. It is also judged in different age categories. At the end of the parade the participants are served free ice cream. In the afternoon the festivities move to Robert’s Pool with water games, raft races, watermelon games and more. The concert at the high school stadium features “Party Wave Band” playing popular music before and patriotic classics during the fireworks. The gates will open at 6:30 p.m., the concert will start at 8:00 p.m. and the fireworks at about 9:15 p.m. Admission to all events is free. Residents are encouraged to walk to the fireworks. There will be parking available at: the Scottish Rite on White Horse Pike and the LumberYard garage lot on Atlantic Avenue.