Updated on July 9, 2013. Today we’re packing away our Fireworks guide for this year. We’ll be back next year with more of the great coverage you’ve come to expect of us.
We travel to fireworks displays all over the state and we’ve included some of our favorite photographs from our travels. We hope you enjoy them. If you have any that you’d like to share, let us know and we’ll post yours too.
We leave you with some of our favorite displays and some that continue through the summer.
Fireworks by Date
Calendar showing where & when fireworks are being held
Upcoming List showing where & when fireworks are being held
Thursday, July 4th, 2013 Margate will stage a fireworks display at Huntington Avenue Beach at 9:00 p.m. The show is sponsored by Downbeach Express, the City of Margate, the Margate City Business Association, Calvi Electric and the Knife and Fork Restaurant.
Cape May: Fireworks, Picnic & More
Thursday, July 4th, 2013: Congress Hall in Cape May is having an old fashioned picnic for the 4th of July. The event features 3 legged races, potato sack races, face painting, balloon twisting and a great BBQ.
Congress Hall Grand Lawn is the place to be for the ultimate 4th of July celebration. Activities go on all day from 4pm-9pm. Join us for carnival games, face painting, balloon twisting, family lawn games and more. Chime in with our Congress Hall Festival Choir’s patriotic sing-a-long along with live music on the veranda.
Join us for dinner with our famous family picnic or Lobster Bake. Picnic begins at 5:00 p.m. Tickets cost $12 and include all of your barbecue favorites and All-American apple pie for dessert! Bring your chairs and set up right on the lawn. If you prefer a seated event, try our Lobster Bake which features a stationed affair including Maine lobster, clams, sirloin steak, and much more. Reserve your table today for the veranda or stay cool in the Ballroom. Cash bars are available. And of course, make sure you stick around for the fireworks at dusk. You’ve got the best seat in town here at Congress Hall! Call 609-884-8421 to make your Lobster Bake reservations today.
Long Branch: Oceanfest, Festival & Fireworks
Thursday, July 4, 2013 This annual Fourth of July tradition is a free, family oriented festival, which attracts both local residents and visitors from throughout the region. The event takes place along a half mile stretch of the oceanfront promenade between Seven Presidents Park and the Ocean Place Resort and Spa. Activities will include master sand sculpting exhibits on the beach, strolling entertainers, live music of every imaginable type, food vendors, craft vendors and lots of activities for children. The fun-filled daytime activities offer a great prelude to a spectacular fireworks display. You might want to consider staying at the marvelous modern Bungalow Hotel that’s a few steps away from the festivities. We were there this past month and it is a great destination! Also, be sure and grab a goodie at Cake Bake & Roll on the corner.
Sea Bright July 4th Fireworks
Monday, July 1, 2013 Sea Bright has according to news reports been given a huge gift of a fireworks display by the town of Robbinsville. The updates for this event were published only on Facebook and I missed them until this morning.
Union Beach: 2013 Fireworks
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 The Union Beach Fireworks this year have quite a story behind them. The town was devastated in Hurricane Sandy and most likely would not have had the money or energy to put on a fireworks display this year, but one its residents entered a contest for a free community fireworks display and he won!
Schedule of Events
- 6:00 Gates Open (food, music and kids activities)
- 6:30 Music by the band “After the Reign”
- 7:45 Ceremony
- 8:10 Concert by Grammy winners “The Mavericks”
- 9:15 Fireworks
Fort Dix: Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst Concert & Fireworks Cancelled for 2013
The Fireworks have been cancelled because of the Federal government’s sequester and the furlough of all civilian employees beginning in July.
Point Pleasant Beach: Fireworks
Thursdays all summer long Jenkinson’s Boardwalk in Point Pleasant will present a fireworks display on the beach every Thursday night during the summer at dusk.
Plumsted Township: Fireworks & Concert
Saturday, July 6, 2013 Plumstead Township and the New Egypt Elks Lodge will present their 13th annual Rockin’ Fireworks Concert at the New Egypt Athletic Fields at 121 Evergreen Road. The township is still getting the event organized and there is not any new information for this year as of June 14, 2013. We will get you an update as soon as we have more information. Here are the specifics from last year’s event: The celebration begins at 2:00 in the afternoon and the fireworks go off at dusk. This Event will feature professional entertainment, artists and creative people from near and far, as well as food, beverages, games and other attractions in an open country setting. There will be multiple bands playing all day, carnival rides, crafts and food vendors. For more information you can call Al Hutchins at 609-758-3005. This was one of the events that I attended last year and it is one of my favorites. There are acres and acres of open land around the athletic fields. There’s lots of room for the kids to run and play and a lot for the whole family to see and do.
Fireworks by Region
Top 10 Displays, Photo Gallery & More
Bergen, Hudson, Essex, Morris, Passaic, Sussex & Warren County
Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Somerset & Union County
Burlington, Camden, Cumberland, Gloucester& Salem County
Atlantic, Cape May, Ocean & Monmouth County