Explore New Jersey this 4th of July...
Updated: Aug 1, 2019
N.J. fireworks 2019: Where to see July 4th fireworks near you
The Fourth of July is coming up, and you know what that means in New Jersey - lots of fireworks shows.
Granted, fireworks are offered year-round in many places, but shows in conjunction with Independence Day always carry a special meaning.
This year’s shows will offer the same festive spirit associated with New Year’s Eve, but with a patriotic flourish.
So just where are the July 4, 2019 displays closest to you in N.J.? Thanks for asking. We have a compiled a list of more than a hundred Fourth of July fireworks displays in all 21 counties.
What time, date and location are these Fourth of July 2019 fireworks displays? Scroll down to find out. Please note that many events, including fireworks displays, are not on July 4. Counties are listed in alphabetical order.
Also note that many of the celebrations involve more than just fireworks! From concerts and 5K races to even a soapbox derby, there is something for everyone.
** If you know of any other local Fourth of July fireworks displays and events that we didn’t include in this list, please add them in the comments section.**
Atlantic City's fireworks will begin around 9:15 p.m on July 4 along the boardwalk and marina district.
Tropicana Casino and Resort will be hosting the Free Fireworks Series by Grucci every Saturday at 10 p.m, and on July 4.
Buena Vista Township will host its 31st Annual Independence Day Celebration at 11 a.m. at Michael Debbi Park in Richland on Saturday, July 6. Parade begins at 3 p.m. Fireworks begin at dusk, rain date July 13.
Northfield’s parade begins at 10 a.m. on July 4 on Jackson Avenue and Broad Street. There will be free hot dogs and sodas at Burton Avenue Fire Station Pavilion at the end of the parade. Northfield’s Mothers’ League will also be giving out free frozen treats. The rain date is July 6.
State Fair Meadowlands in East Rutherford with display fireworks on July 3 and July 4.
Allendale’s Independence Day Celebration begins at 7 a.m. with a flag-raising morning salute in Memorial Park. A concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Fireworks display starts at 9 p.m., rain date July 6.
Hackensack’s Fourth of July Celebration is at Foshini Park. The Inferno Band will perform at 7:15 p.m. and fireworks start at 9:15 p.m.
Maywood’s fireworks display is July 3 at Memorial Park. Entertainment by Jumpin’ Dragons at 6:30 p.m. and fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Times are approximate.
Oradell’s fireworks display is July 3 at Memorial Field. Fireworks begin at 7:30 p.m. There will be food trucks and live music. Rain date is July 7.
The Paramus Independence Day Parade begins at 9 a.m. on July 4 at the intersection of Century Road and Farview Avenue. The fireworks show begins at 6 p.m. on July 7 at the Cliff Gennarelli Sports-Complex.
Ridgewood’s 4th of July Celebration begins with a flag raising at Wilsey Park at 9 a.m. followed by a parade at 10 a.m. Evening entertainment and fireworks begin at 6 p.m. at Veterans Field. Gates close at 9 p.m. with a fireworks grand finale. Rain date July 5.
Rutherford’s 4th of July Fireworks Celebration will be held on June 30.
Teaneck’s July 4th Community Celebration will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Richard Rodda Community Center parking lot.
The Township of Saddle Brook will host its annual firework display on July 3 at Otto Pehle Park on Saddle River Road. Fireworks display at 7 p.m.
Bordertown Township’s fireworks display will be July 5 at Joseph Lawrence Park on Ward Ave. Rain date is July 6.
Florence Township’s Patriotic Celebration will begin at 11 a.m. July 6. More details will be available on Township Website as the date gets closer.
Mount Holly’s celebration will be July 5 at 5 p.m. in Iron Works Park. Rain date July 6 at the same time.
Medford Township’s fireworks display will be July 3, rain date is July 5.
Riverton will kick off its 4th of July celebration with a 5K run starting at 8:15 a.m. followed by a parade at 10 a.m. Activities also include a backyard challenge, carriage rides, and games at Riverton Park at approximately 11:45 a.m. A downhill race starts at Elm Terrace at Park Avenue at 2:30 p.m. followed by a pet pageant at 3:30 p.m. at the Riverton Free Library and a raft race at 5 p.m. at Bank Avenue North of Riverton Yacht Club.
Collingswood’s 4th of July Celebration gates open at 6:30 p.m. on July 4. Show starts at 8 p.m. and fireworks display begins at approximately 9:15 p.m. Admission is free, rain date July 5.
Camden County’s Freedom Festival will begin at 5 p.m. at Wiggins Park featuring the Tri-County Symphonic Band and Grammy Award-winning Boz Scaggz. Freedom Festival will also have a beer garden featuring Tonewood Brewing Nest. The fireworks show from Serpico Pyrotechnics will begin at 9:30 p.m. over the Delaware River.
Haddonfield will host its Yankee Doodle Do Parade at 10 a.m. on July 3. The street festival starts at 6 p.m., and fireworks at 9:20 p.m.
Haddon Township’s Independence Day Parade will begin at 11:30 a.m. from the Municipal Building to the Crystal Lake Pool on July 4.
Oaklyn hosts its annual Independence Day Parade at 10 a.m. on July 4.
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Avalon City will host its annual Boat Parade starting at 11:30 a.m. Avalon will also host its Independence Day Celebration starting at 6 p.m. at the 30th Street beach parking lot. Fireworks will start at approximately 8:45 p.m. All activities are free and open to the public.
Lower Township’s Independence Day Festival begins at 5 p.m. on July 3 along the Bay in North Cape May. Fireworks begin at 9 p.m.
North Wildwood’s Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular will begin at 10 p.m. on July 4. Rain date is July 5 at 10 p.m..
Ocean City’s Fourth of July Celebration will begin at 7 p.m. on July 4. There will be a kite flying competition followed by festivities on the beach next to the Music Pier. Fireworks display will begin at 9 p.m.
Sea Isle City hosts its Independence Day Celebration on July 4 starting at 9:30 a.m. Fireworks will start at 9 p.m. at the 50th St. Beach.
Stone Harbor’s Independence Day Celebration & Fireworks begins at 7:30 p.m.
Bridgeton’s Independence Day Celebration starts off with its annual horseshoe tournament at 11 a.m. The fireworks show begins at approximately 9:30 p.m. at Alden Field in Bridgeton City Park.
The Cumberland County Fair is set for July 2-6, with fireworks on July 5.
Belleville’s Independence Day Celebration festivities begins at 6 p.m. at Belleville Municipal Stadium. Fireworks display will begin at approximately 9 p.m.
Livingston’s 84th Annual July 4th Celebration will begin at 9 a.m. with the Classic Car Show & Kiwanis Swim Karnival on Memorial Oval (on Robert Harp Drive). A Bands, Beer, and Wine Café will feature bands from 3:30 to 7 p.m. DOA (Bon Jovi Tribute Band) will perform at 7:45 p.m. and fireworks will begin at 9:15 p.m.
Maplewood’s Fourth of July opening ceremony starts at 9 a.m at Maplewood Memorial Park on July 4. There will be live music, tennis contests, games, a car show, and a parade. The light show will begin at 9:25 p.m, followed by a firework display.
Montclair kicks off its 4th of July Celebration on July 4. The parade begins at 11 a.m. at North Fullerton Avenue, followed by a picnic at 1 p.m. at Edgemont Memorial Park.
Township of Nutley will host its 4th of July Celebration and Fireworks at Park Oval with food and music starting at 6:30 p.m. The fireworks display is scheduled to start at dusk.
West Orange will begin its celebration at 5:30 p.m. on July 4 at West Orange High School.
Monroe Township’s fireworks will be at dusk on July 4 at the Williamstown High School Grounds. The rain date is July 5.
Paulsboro’s parade will begin at 8 a.m. on July 4.
Washington Township’s 4th of July parade begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Washington Township High School on July 4.
Wenonah’s Independence Day Parade will start at 8 a.m. on July 4.
Jersey City’s 50 Star Fire Show festival will begin at noon on July 4 at Exchange Place. This year’s music stage will feature a bunch of performers including Akon at 6:30 p.m. The concert headliner will be Pitbull, performing at 8 p.m. and fireworks beginning at 9:30 p.m.
Bayonne’s Independence Day Fireworks display is July 3 at DiDomenico - 16th Street Park. Fireworks show begins at approximately 9:15 p.m, rain date July 7.
Kearny’s 4th of July Celebration starts at 6:30 p.m. at Veterans Field. Activities will include face painting, pony rides, face painters and live music. The fireworks will begin at approximately 9:05 p.m.
The Flemington-Raritan Parks and Recreation will be hosting fireworks on July 3. Music will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the upper parking lot of Reading Fleming Intermediate School on Court Street. Fireworks will begin at 9 p.m., rain date July 5.
Fireworks over the section of the Delaware River between Lambertville and New Hope, Pennsylvania, via a loaded barge in the river, will start around 9 p.m. on July 5.
Lebanon’s 72nd Fourth of July Parade will begin with a children’s parade at 9:30 a.m. on July 4. The main parade will begin at 10 a.m. Festivities after the parade will be held at Holjes-Sheppard Park with a flag raising ceremony, presentation of awards, refreshments, and games. All roads into Lebanon close at 9 a.m.
The East Windsor Township Independence Day Celebration starts at 6 p.m. on July 6 at Etra Lake Park. Musical acts featured include Jerry Rife’s Rhythm Kings, Dixieland Jazz Band, and Trenton Brass Quintet Plus One Band. Fireworks start at 9:30 p.m.
Hamilton Township will host fireworks and a concert on July 3 at Veterans Park. The concert begins at 6 p.m. with a performance by The Heartbeats. Fireworks will begin at approximately 9:30 p.m. The rain date is July 4.
The Freedom Fest State Fair will be held in Mercer County Park from July 10-14. Fireworks will be displayed at the conclusion of the Jo Dee Messina Concert on July 14, rain date July 15.
Cranbury Township will host its Independence Day Celebration on July 5 at Village Park. The Mercer County Symphony will perform from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and fireworks will begin at dusk. The rain date is July 6.
Highland Park’s Independence Day Celebration will be held on July 3. Music and entertainment begin at 5 p.m. There will be vendors and food trucks. Fireworks will begin at approximately 9:20 p.m., rain date July 7.
East Brunswick’s Fourth of July Celebration Festivities begin at 4 p.m. on July 4 and the rain date is July 5.
Milltown’s Fourth of July Parade will start at 10 a.m. on Main Street on July 4. There will be live music and vendors starting at 7 p.m. Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m., rain date July 6.
Monroe Township’s 4th of July Celebration is from 8-10 p.m. and fireworks will begin at dusk.
Perth Amboy and South Amboy’s Celebrate Our Stars and Stripes Festival is on July 3 at Raritan Bay. The festival starts at 5 p.m. with fireworks beginning at approximately 9:20 p.m. The rain date is July 5.
Piscataway’s Annual Fourth of July Fireworks are at the Piscataway High School Stadium. The festivities begin at 6 p.m. including kiddie rides, food vendors, and music. The fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m.
South Brunswick’s Independence Day Celebration is July 3. There will be activities, music, and food at Crossroads South Fields on Major Road from 6-9 p.m. and fireworks begin at 9 p.m. The rain date is July 5.
Woodbridge Township’s fireworks are July 3 at Alvin P Williams Park. Gates open at 4 p.m. The rain date is July 5. The exact start time for fireworks will be posted on the website.
Aberdeen’s fireworks are July 6 at Veterans Memorial Park. A holiday celebration will begin at 6 p.m., concluding by 9:30 p.m. with the fireworks show.
In Asbury Park, an 18-minute fireworks show will be held at dusk July 4, with 1,500 aerial shells launched from three locations south of Convention Hall.
Atlantic Highlands’ fireworks are at 9:45 p.m. July 5 at the Municipal Harbor, 2 Simon Lake Drive. The “fireman’s fair” is from July 2-6 at the same location, 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. all nights.
Freehold’s fireworks are at July 3 at Freehold Raceway, as part of the annual Independence Day Concert and Fireworks celebration, presented by Downtown Freehold and the Borough of Freehold. Gates open at 6 p.m. and will feature live music by the Rock N Roll Chorus at 6:30 pm, followed by Daddy Pop from 7 - 9:15 pm. Freehold native Kason Jackson will again sing The Star Spangled Banner, immediately followed by fireworks.
Fireworks in Hazlet are July 3 at dusk at Veterans Park.
Keansburg Amusement Park will have fireworks July 4 at 9 p.m.
The 29th annual Oceanfest at Long Branch is July 4, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fireworks are at 9 p.m. It is billed as “an all-day, family friendly festival that brings together the most memorable sights, sounds and sensations of the summer season.”
Fireworks in Manasquan are at sunset July 3 at Manasquan Beach. The event starts at 5:15 p.m. and includes a parade, bicycle decorating contest and concert by Billy Lawlor at 7:30 p.m.
Ocean Township’s Independence Day fireworks are July 3 at sunset at Joe Palaia Park Michael J. Cernigliani Festival Grounds. Event begins at 6:30 p.m.
Union Beach’s Independence Day fireworks at on July 3 on the beachfront.
Chatham is hosting the annual Independence Day on Main Street on July 4, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Fireworks at dusk at Chatham Middle School.
Denville will host a fireworks show at Gardner Field on July 4 starting around 9 p.m. The event will begin at 7 p.m. with a performance by the Street Hassle band.
Dover’s fireworks celebration and concert is July 3, starting at 6 p.m. at Hamilton Field.
Florham Park’s celebration starts July 4 at 9 a.m. with a flag raising ceremony at Firehouse #1 on Brooklake Road. The parade will follow at 9:30 a.m. at Ridgedale Avenue and Brooklake Road. Fireworks will start at dusk at Emmet Field.
Morristown is the setting for the annual reading of the Declaration of Independence at noon July 4 on the Morristown Green.
Parsippany is hosting its annual Independence Day Concert and Fireworks starting at 7:30 p.m. July 4 at Parsippanny Hills High School.
The annual Randolph Township Freedom Festival is from July 4 to July 6 at County College of Morris. It concludes at dusk July 6 with fireworks.
Beachwood's fireworks will start at 9 p.m. at the beachfront July 4.
Brick Township’s 25th Summerfest is on July 4 at Windward Beach. A 7 p.m. concert will be followed by fireworks at dark. Free shuttle buses will be available from 5 p.m. from the following locations: Brick Township High School, Drum Point Elementary School, Veterans Memorial Middle School, Midstreams Elementary School and Brick Memorial High School (BMHS July 4th only). Last bus to Windward at 8 p.m.; return trips begin at 9 p.m.
Lakehurst will have fireworks July 3 along Lake Horizon at dusk.
Lakewood’s Independence Day celebration is on July 3 and begins at 7:15 p.m. with a concert by the Wilbur Wittemann Patriotic Band at the All Wars Memorial Amphitheater, culminating in fireworks around 9:15 p.m.
The Lavallette Independence Day Extravaganza Fireworks and Concertstarts at 8 p.m. at the gazebo on July 7. The fireworks will start at dusk.
Jenkinson’s Boardwalk in Point Pleasant Beach will have a fireworks show on July 4 at 9 p.m.
Tuckerton’s celebration is July 4 starting at 4 p.m. at Tuckerton Seaport, culminating in fireworks at dusk.
Clifton’s Fourth of July celebration is on July 4 at Main Memorial Park, from noon to 6 p.m. It includes food, crafts, health screenings, clowns, free activities and rides for children. A fireworks display will be held at the Clifton High School Stadium beginning at dusk.
The Little Falls 4th of July Street Fair on July 4 goes from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. along Main Street and Stevens Avenue. There will be merchandise vendors, crafters, kiddie rides, food, pony rides, and other entertainment.
Four Seasons Family Campground will have a fireworks show on July 6.
The neighboring communities of Woodstown and Pilesgrove are the setting for several events July 4. The Woodstown Firecracker 5K run starts at 8 a.m. at Marlton Recreation Park, located in Pilesgrove. The annual Woodstown 4th of July Parade, held every year since 1932, begins at 10 a.m. at Allen Avenue, up South Main Street through the center of Woodstown, up North Main Street and onto Marlton Road and ends at Marlton Park. Fireworks at night at Marlton Park.
The Somerset County Park Commission is inviting all to attend the annual July 4th Fireworks Display, to be held July 4 at North Branch Park on Milltown Road in Bridgewater. North Branch Park gates will open at 6 p.m. to allow vehicles to enter the park and families to picnic on park grounds. The fireworks display will begin at 9:30 p.m. Stone Flower Santana Tribute and the Tyrone Stackhouse Project will perform throughout the evening.
Franklin Township’s Independence Day Celebration is July 3 starting at 6 p.m. at the municipal complex. Fireworks will start at 9:15 p.m.
North Plainfield’s Fourth of July parade will be July 4 starting at 10 a.m. The fireworks will begin at dusk on July 6 at West End School Field.
The Sussex County Miners, an independent league baseball team in Frankford, will have a fireworks display July 4 after their game with the New Jersey Jackals. The game starts at 6:05 p.m.
The annual fireworks display in Vernon, sponsored by the Vernon and Highland Lakes fire departments, will take place July 6 at Lounsberry Hollow Middle School on Sammis Road. The gates will open at 5 p.m. Tickets are $20 for a family or group of four; children under 5 enter free. Rain date will be July 7 or the next clear night.
Mountainside’s fireworks will start at dusk July 4 at the Our Lady of Lourdes fields.
New Providence’s Independence Day Celebration is July 3, on South Street from Gales Drive to Springfield Avenue, starting at 7 p.m. There will be “Chalk on South,” in which kids of all ages can get a free bucket of chalk to create art and messages on the street, and other events. Fireworks starting approximately 9:30 p.m.
Plainfield’s July 4th parade is July 4 at 10 a.m. starting on Front Street. There is a celebration starting at 4:30 p.m. at Cedarbrook Park, with fireworks at dusk.
The City of Summit’s 72nd annual Fourth of July Celebration is July 4 at Soldiers Memorial Field, located at 5 Myrtle Avenue in Summit. The day-long celebration begins with a flag raising ceremony at 9:45 a.m., followed by a decorated bicycle parade for children at 10 a.m. Rides, amusements, and entertainment will continue until 1 p.m. Evening activities, includes rides, entertainment, and a food truck festival, will begin at 6 p.m. Fireworks at 9:15 p.m. By Rob Jennings | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com and Dominique Ridley | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
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