ATL. HIGHLANDS – With last year’s celebration cancelled because of Covid regulations, the Atlantic Highlands Fireman’s Fair is back this year ensuring a five night series of activities, games, rides, food, and for the first time, a cooking demonstration by world famous chef David Burke.
Theme for this year’s event is a return to an old-fashioned community fair, with organizers promising a return to “interactivity throughout the five nights, beginning Tuesday, June 29, fireworks on July 2 and culminating on Saturday, July 3, the last night of the decades old event.
Fair Chairman and Fire Lieutenant Ed Cetron said, "Every night we'll have fun things for people of all ages to do." Each night will feature a different type of music, including live bands, a DJ, and new local artists go present programs. Several radio stations will also be in attendance and they challenge fair goers to win different prizes.
"Our fireworks are the main reason so many folks come the fair," said Adam Hubeny, Borough Administrator and former Fire Chief. "But this year, we wanted to create a whole bunch of reasons to come visit us-- not just on ONE night, but with all the fun events we've got planned, we're guaranteeing that you'll want to spend the whole week with us!"
All money raised goes towards funding the all-volunteer fire department with proceeds dedicated to covering the costs of lifesaving gear. "Some of our fire trucks are nearly 20 years old and while we keep them in top shape, we'll need to replace them soon. This Fair is our main way of making that happen," said Brian Sheehan, president of the Fire Department Inc.
The fair runs from 6 p.m.. to 11 p.m. each of the five nights, and fireworks on July 2 will begin at 9:45 p.m.
For more information on the fair and some of the variety of events being offered visit the fire department’s Facebook page or call 732-291-1444 x3506.