The long jump is a popular event among kids at the Junior Olympics.

 After a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19, Sea Isle City’s Junior Olympics program is returning to Dealy Field on Monday, July 4.

The event will feature running, jumping and throwing competitions for girls and boys, ages 3-12, who will vie for gold, bronze and silver medals.

Junior Olympians can register at 9:30 a.m. on Independence Day at Dealy Field, 59th Street and Central Avenue. The games will begin at 10 a.m. Parents are reminded to bring sunblock and bottled water for their young competitors.

The Junior Olympics is a free community event sponsored by the city’s Division of Recreation and hosted by volunteers from the Yacht Club of Sea Isle City.

Following the Junior Olympics, families are invited to continue their Independence Day celebration by attending the Division of Tourism’s “All Americana Family Fun Night” on July 4, from 7-8:30 p.m. at Excursion Park, JFK Boulevard and Pleasure Avenue.

Family-friendly entertainment will include a stage show featuring Mickey and Minnie Mouse, face painters, patriotic music, dancing and other activities.

Fourth of July will be capped off by a fireworks show at 9 p.m. hosted by the city’s Department of Community Services. Fireworks will be launched from an ocean barge near 50th Street, which means the Promenade and beaches will be ideal viewing areas.

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Fireworks will light up the sky over Sea Isle City for the Fourth of July celebration. (Photo courtesy of Flickr)