2015 NJ Fireworks Guide

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N.J. Fireworks Guide Updated, May 25, 2015. Today we are beginning our guide to fireworks in New Jersey for summer and the 4th of July. This feature takes weeks to put together and it will be constantly updated as we go. Be sure and check back to watch this space. Our 4th of July Fireworks Guide is coming soon.

New Jersey Fireworks Guide

  1. Bay Day

    Bay Day will be held on Saturday June 6th, 2015 at the Bayshore Center in Bivalve, New Jersey in Cumberland County. This festival is the largest free event in the tri-state region according to the organizers. It will be held along the Maurice River in the historic New Jersey fishing villages of Bivalve and Port Norris, New Jersey. The quaint and beautiful East Point Lighthouse, located in Heislerville, will also be a satellite site for...
    Bayshore Discovery Project Port Norris NJ 08349
  2. North Brunswick Youth Sports Festival

    Mark your calendars for the 2015 North Brunswick Youth Sports Festival. From June 11 through 21, tons of excitement is waiting for you. You can take the family on amusement rides–there is an all new Kiddie Land. D&M Fireworks will host a special effects show on June 13, and a fireworks spectacular on June 20. Every night there will be live entertainment on the Main Stage. You can visit the animals at the Eudora Farms...
    North Brunswick Youth Sports Festival North Brunswick NJ 08850
  3. Montville Township 4th of July

    Montville Township celebrates the 4th of July earlier than anyone in the region this year. They have scheduled their celebration for Thursday, Friday and Saturday, June 25, 26, 27, 2015. The festival features carnival rides, food vendors, live entertainment and a great fireworks show on Saturday night, June the 27th. Thursday the carnival opens at 6:00 p.m. and there are concerts by “Take a Chance”, “Wolf Pack” and “Johnny B and the Goodtones”. The carnival...
    Montville High School ​Montville NJ 07045
  4. Freedom Festival

    The Mercer County Freedom Festival will be held on Saturday, June 27, 2015 at Mercer County Park in West Windsor Township. The event is hosted by radio station WPST. It's one of the first Independence Day celebrations in New Jersey every year. It's a great way to get an early start on the holiday
    Mercer County Park West Windsor NJ 08550
  5. Fireman’s Fair

    The Atlantic Highlands Fireman's Fair will be held June 30-July 4, 2015 at the borough marina. The fair is sponsored by the Atlantic Highlands Fire Department to support the department and to entertain and serve the community.
    Atlantic Highlands Municipal Harbor Atlantic Highlands NJ 07716
  6. Barrington Fireworks

    The Borough of Barrington will sponsor a three day community parade and fireworks display to celebrate our country’s independence on Thursday, July 2 through Saturday, July 4. The fireworks are at about 9:30 p.m. on Saturday night. The Barrington Band is a small community based band and they will perform before the fireworks show at Woodland School at 7:00 p.m. See the boro site for more info. (Visited 13 time, 1 visit today)
    Woodland School Barrington NJ 08007
  7. Wenonah 4th of July

    Wenonah celebrates the 4th for 2 days. They begin on Friday, July 3, 2015 with a softball game and continue on the 4th with a parade, field games, a community get together, a 5K run, a concert. The celebration begins early in the morning with the sounding of the church bells at 8:01 a.m. The parade kicks off a short time later at 8:30 a.m. on Mantua Avenue on its way to Wenonah Park. The...
    Wenonah Fire Department Wenonah NJ 08090
  8. Wildwood 4th of July

    The 4th of July Celebration in the Wildwoods features 3 days of free events, live entertainment and fireworks on the beachfront at the amusement park. The long holiday weekend will kick off on Friday morning, July 3, with the Wildwoods Independence Day Parade and the Patriotic Pooch Parade. The Independence Day Parade begins at 9:00 a.m. at 9th and Atlantic Avenues in North Wildwood and proceeds north to 1st and Surf Avenues. The Patriotic Pooch...
    Wildwoods Wildwood NJ 08260
  9. Camden Freedom Festival

    Camden celebrates our nation’s independence with four full days of events and fireworks on Saturday. The festivities will run Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday, July 3, 4, 5, 6, 2015. Everyday there will be ongoing events like free concerts in Wiggins Park, military displays and demonstrations, attractions, amusements, giveaways, the Teach Fleet Lego Display on the Battleship New Jersey, all American food vendors, a beer garden featuring Flying Fish Brewery, Hippo Haven at Adventure Aquarium...
    Battleship New Jersey Camden NJ 08103
  10. Haddonfield Fireworks

    Haddonfield celebrates Independence Day.  There is a fireworks display on Friday night. The Haddonfield Celebrations Committee sponsors a fireworks display at the Camden County Park area behind the Haddonfield Memorial High School Stadium. There will be live music and refreshments. Admission is free. The fireworks will begin at dusk. There will be stadium seating allowed. Lawn chairs will not be allowed this year but blankets are welcome. You can check on the status of the parade on...
    Haddonfield High School Haddonfield NJ 08033
  11. Jenkinson’s Fireworks

    Jenkinson’s Boardwalk at Point Pleasant Beach will stage fireworks displays all summer long. They will start their Independence Day Fireworks display on Friday night, July 3, 2015. The park will then stage a fireworks display every Thursday night until August 31, 2015. Jenkinson’s is a mile long amusement park at the Jersey Shore with a wide variety of attractions. The Boardwalk features an aquarium, amusement park rides, arcades, and games of chance, mini-golf courses, batting cages,...
    Jenkinson’s Boardwalk Point Pleasant Beach NJ 08742
  12. Woodbury Fireworks

    Woodbury Celebrates Independence Day this year on Friday, July 3, 2015. The event will be held at the stadium at Woodbury High School. The event will feature two live bands and local food vendors and a fireworks display to top off the night at dusk. The city site says the event begins at 9:00 p.m., but I think it must be earlier than that, but I cannot confirm it. The event is sponsored by the...
    Woodbury High School Woodbury NJ 08096
  13. Lambertville-New Hope Fireworks

    The Greater-Lambertville-New Hope Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that it is bringing back the fireworks displays. For 2015, there will be fireworks on July 3, August 14, September 6, and December 31. This free fireworks series lights up the sky in Lambertville and its Bucks County neighbor New Hope. Many of the shops and restaurants extend their hours on the firework evenings. Garden State Fireworks will be presenting the shows. (Visited 43 time,...
    Lambertville Lambertville NJ 08530
  14. Milltown July 4

    Milltown has a long day of festivities planned for Saturday, July 4, 2015 to celebrate the holiday. The day starts with a fun run at 7:45 a.m. and a 5K Race at 8:10 a.m. The Milltown 4th of July Parade starts at 10:00 a.m. on Van Liew Avenue and ends at Violet Terrace. As the parade ends, the town begins a family fun day carnival in the park which features a trackless train, a swing...
    Unnamed Venue NJ
  15. Maplewood 4th of July

    Maplewood has a very long tradition (a 112 year tradition) of making a big deal of the 4th of July. This year they will observe the holiday on Saturday, July 4, 2015. The festival features a 5K Run, patriotic ceremonies, a kid’s parade, field games, art projects, ice cream eating contests, softball, kids’ percussion, karaoke, tennis contests, baking contests, a pet show, the Zerbini Family Circus, concerts, local food vendors and fireworks to finish off...
    Maplewood Memorial Park Maplewood NJ 07040
  16. Woodstown July 4th

    Woodstown will celebrate Independence Day with a full day of activities on Saturday, July 4, 2015. The party is the biggest Independence Day Celebration in Salem County. There’s a Firecracker 5K Run at Marlton Park, a parade and a fireworks display. The down-home small town parade down Main Street features costumed characters, beauty queens, mummers, floats, a bicycle parade, color guards, antique cars, classic sports cars, firetrucks, Irish pipe and drum corps, horses, tractors and...
    Marlton Recreation Park Woodstown NJ 08098
  17. Washington July 4

    Washington Celebrates America will be held on Saturday, July 4, 2015. The festival features a soap box derby, an old fashioned parade, a concert and fireworks. The parade starts at 3:00 p.m. The parade starts on Route 31 and travels through town to Prospect Street. The concert and the fireworks are held at Warren Hills Middle School Athletic Field. The concert will feature the music of Doc South and will start at 6:00 p.m. (Visited...
    Warren Hills High School Washington NJ 07882
  18. Blairstown 4th of July

    Blairstown celebrates Independence Day with a full day of activities and fireworks this year on Saturday, July 4, 2015.  The event features patriotic music, a reading of the Declaration of Independence, a bluegrass band, patriotic pets contests, a pie baking contest, sack races, local food vendors, crafts, a car show and fire trucks. The day starts at 10:30 a.m. and it is held at Footbridge Park. The fireworks are scheduled for 9:00 p.m. at North...
    Footbridge Park Blairstown NJ 07825
  19. Allendale 2015 July 4th

    Allendale celebrates Independence Day on  Saturday, July 4, 2015 with activities sure to delight the whole family. There are patriotic ceremonies, field events, a concert and fireworks. The festivities begin with a concert and fireworks at Crestwood Lake starting at 7:30 p.m.  The fireworks will be start sometime around dusk.  The field events for Allendale residents begin at Recreation Park at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday Some of the old fashioned county fair type events include:...
    Crestwood Lake Allendale NJ 07401
  20. Evesham July 4th

    Evesham Township will celebrate the 2015 4th with a long day of festivities that includes a 5K run, a kid’s bike parade, a 4th of July Parade, paratroopers and fireworks. The fun begins early in the morning with the Marlton Mayor’s Cup Run starts at 8:30 a.m. and there will be prizes for the winners. The Bike Parade is a great activity for the kids. It features bike riders up to grade 5 and parents...
    Cherokee High School Marlton NJ 08053
  21. Pitman 4th of July

    Pitman celebrates the 4th with a lineup of events that last all day long. Saturday, July 4, 2015 the day starts with the 33rd Annual Pitman Freedom Four Mile at 8:45 a.m. The race starts and ends near the Broadway Theatre in the middle of town. There will be prizes in several age groups. The Pitman 4th of July Parade begins at 9:55 a.m. and features antique cars, floats, bikes, carriages, local marching bands, local...
    Unnamed Venue NJ
  22. Ridgewood July 4th

    The Ridgewood Fourth of July Celebration Committee, Inc. has announced “American Innovation” as the 2015 theme for its historic Ridgewood 4th of July Parade. Now in its 105th year, the celebration will commemorate the creativity, ingenuity and hard work of Americans past and present. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. and will be held Saturday, July 4, rain or shine. “It’s good for the schools who are participating in the float competition to know...
    Ridgewood Soccer Fields Ridgewood NJ 07450
  23. Florham Park July 4th

    Florham Park has been throwing a party for the 4th of July for over 50 years and it seems that everything is lined up for another great festival this year. The day long celebration includes a flag raising ceremony, a 4th of July parade, a country family picnic on the lawn of Borough Hall, a social garden, live music, historic tours and fireworks. The community or family picnic features obstacle courses, water slides, a velcro...
    Emmett Field Florham Park NJ 07932
  24. Ocean City July 4th

    2015 Ocean City 4th of July.  There are orchestral concerts, market days a VFW benefit concert, a kite flying competition, two bike parades and a fireworks show planned for the holiday.  The 4th of July starts with a kite flying competition at 7:00 p.m. and an incredible fireworks display on the Ocean City Boardwalk at 9:30 p.m. See the O.C. site for more info and updates. (Visited 30 time, 2 visit today)
    Ocean City Boardwalk Ocean City NJ 08226
  25. Lakehurst July 4th

    Lakehurst will celebrate Independence Day with a full day of events on Saturday, July 4, 2015. There’s a parade, a car show and a fireworks display. The very popular car show will start at 9:00 a.m. and run till 3:00 p.m. The car show will take place at Lakehurst Elementary School. It will march down Union Avenue. The fireworks will take be staged at dusk, probably about 9:00 p.m. The rain date for the fireworks...
    Borough of Lakehurst Lakehurst NJ 08733
  26. Stone Harbor July 4

    Stone Harbor will celebrate Independence Day with a very full day of old fashioned fun on Saturday, July 4th, 2015. All the activities are staged at the 81st Street Recreation Field and at the beach. The fun begins at 9:00 a.m. with a sand sculpture contest. There’s something going on all day with events like a hard candy scramble, foot races, a home run derby, slow bike races, bike decorating contests, and a decorated lifeguard...
    Stone Harbor Soccer Field Stone Harbor 08247
  27. Margate Fireworks

    Margate will stage a fireworks display at Huntington Avenue Beach on Saturday, July 4th, 2015 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. Also on the 4th & 5th of July the community allows everyone to barbecue on the beach. Other summer events include a farmers market, the Margate Memorial Lifeguard Race, more beach BBQ days,...
    Unnamed Venue NJ
  28. Summit July 4th, 2015

    Summit celebrates the 4th of July with a full day of activities that include a parade, kids concerts, a carnival, a concert and a fireworks display. The events will all be held on Saturday, July 4, 2015. The day begins with a flag raising ceremony at 9:45 a.m. Other activities include concerts by Polka Dot and The Kootz, a carnival with rides and amusements and a city softball game. That evening there is a concert...
    Soldier's Memorial Field Summit NJ 07901
  29. Montclair 4th of July

    Montclair will host its 64th annual Independence Day events on Saturday, July 4, 2015. The festivities include a full day of events like: a parade, a family picnic and fireworks. The parade is one of the most diverse and unusual ones in the entire state. It includes special appearances by the award winning Wayne Raiders and Bugle Corps, the Bolivian dance group Caporales San Simon, the Lesbian and Gay Big Apple Circus, the acclaimed Fralinger...
    Yogi Bera Stadium Little Falls NJ 07424
  30. Oceanfest

    Since 1990 crowds numbering in the hundreds of thousands have descended upon the Long Branch's oceanfront promenade for Oceanfest, an all-day, family friendly festival that brings together the most memorable sights, sounds and sensations of the summer season. Not just a music or food festival; much more than a craft sale or street fair, Oceanfest combines the best parts of everyone's favorite community and cultural events — and caps it all off with the most spectacular fireworks display you'll see anywhere along the Jersey coast.
    Oceanfront Promenade Long Branch NJ 07740
  31. Philadelphia Fireworks

    Philadelphia will celebrate the 4th of July with an amazing fireworks display at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The spectacular display is the grand finale of a full day of festivities on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway from 20th Street to the Eakins Oval. The celebration features: local food vendors, live entertainment, interactive fun and the “Largest Free Concert in the Country”. The parkway events start at 12:00 noon and continue til 7:00 p.m. when the...
    The Oval Philadelphia PA 19130
  32. Springfield July 4th

    Springfield will host a community event to celebrate Independence Day on Saturday, July 4, 2015. The event that starts at 5:00 p.m. will feature rides, a petting zoo, pony rides, a waterslide and a trackless train for the kids. The event will be held at Meisel Field. At 7:30 there will be a concert featuring 1910 Fruitgum Company, Dennis Tufano, and Barbara Harris and the Toys. The event will come to a big finish with...
    Meisel Field Springfield NJ 07081
  33. Manasquan Fireworks

    Manasquan will celebrate Independence Day on Saturday, July 4, 2015. The festivities begins at 5:15 p.m. with a patriotic bicycle decorating contest at the Little League Field. At 6:30 p.m. there will be a 4th of July parade at the Manasquan Coast Guard Station. At 7:30 p.m. there will be a concert with Billy Lawlor at the Main Beach. The day concludes with a fireworks display at dusk. – Main Beach. (Rain Date 7/5/15). The...
    Borough of Manasquan Manasquan NJ 08736
  34. Family Fun Fest

    The 4th of July is the community’s busiest day. Later in the afternoon there’s a July 4th Boat Parade that starts at the Avalon Point Marina. At 6:00 p.m. the recreation department sponsors a Family Fun Fest between at the 30th Street beach next to the community hall with games and activities. The festival runs until 9:00. Their biggest July 4th event is their concert with the Bay-Atlantic Symphony and fireworks. The concert begins at...
    Avalon Community Hall Avalon NJ 08202
  35. Haddon Township Fireworks

    Haddon Township will celebrate Independence Day with a community celebration and fireworks display at the football stadium on Saturday, July 4, 2015. The festivities begin at 7:00 p.m. There will be live music, bounces for the kids and refreshments. Admission is free. The fireworks will begin at dusk. The township sponsors a parade on the 4th of July. Last year it was on the 4th at began at at 11:30 a.m., with registration one hour...
    Haddon Township High School Westmont NJ 08108
  36. Washington Township Fireworks

    Washington Township will host a fireworks display at 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 4, 2015. The fireworks are scheduled for 9:00 p.m. The township sponsors concerts and movies all summer long at the amphitheater. Some of the concerts coming up this summer include: the South Philly String Band, Parrot Beach, TK & The Howlers and the Whiskey Revolvers. You can see their site to confirm the information and times for that day. (Visited 53 time,...
    Washington Lake Park Sewell NJ 08080
  37. South River Fireworks

    South River will hold their annual Independence Day celebration on Saturday, July4, 2015 at Denny Stadium at Montgomery Street and Johnson Place. The music begins at 8:00 p.m. and the South River High School Sophomore Class will be selling refreshments. The fireworks are scheduled to begin at 9:00 p.m. There is bleacher seating available and parking is limited. Admission is free. Check the town site for more info. (Visited 40 time, 1 visit today)
    South River High School Denny Stadium South River NJ 08882
  38. July 4th Blast on the Battleship

    Have a blast on the Battleship New Jersey, date unknown so far Enjoy a delicious dinner, open bar, entertainment and the best view of the fireworks over the Delaware River at 9:30pm!  We’ll even fire the Battleship guns after the finale, and you can bid to pull the trigger! Plus, all proceeds from the Battleship Blast will go to the on-going preservation and maintenance of our nation’s most decorated and largest Battleship, now a 501-c...
    Battleship New Jersey Camden NJ 08103
  39. Cranford July 4th

    Cranford’s celebration will be held on Saturday, July 4, 2015  The day closes with a fireworks display at dusk at Nomahegan Park. The rain date for the fireworks is Sunday, July 5, 2015. (Visited 13 time, 1 visit today)
    Nomahegan Park Cranford 07016
  40. Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks

    The Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks will be returning to the East River this year but the show will be staged from two locations in the East River. Macy’s and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced today that on Saturday, July 4th, the 39th annual Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks® will rumble to life over New York City, igniting the skyline over the East River with the nation’s largest Independence Day pyrotechnic display. This year,...
    Brooklyn Bridge Park Brooklyn NY 11201

NJ Fireworks by Region

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North Jersey Fireworks

Bergen, Hudson, Essex, Morris, Passaic, Sussex, Warren

Central Jersey Fireworks

Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Somerset, Union

Jersey Shore Fireworks

Atlantic, Cape May, Ocean, Monmouth

South Jersey Fireworks

Burlington, Camden, Cumberland, Gloucester, Salem

NJ Fireworks by Date

NJ Fireworks Calendar

Find fireworks on our New Jersey 4th of July Calendar

NJ Fireworks List & Map

Find fireworks on our Events Map & List

Best N.J. Fireworks

Here are our choices for the 10 Best Fireworks Displays in New Jersey for 2015. We’ve tried to be fair and pick a great show for every region of the state and this year we are showcasing some small town celebrations that never made it to our Best of NJ List before.

I just had to share this new video that I found this morning of a drone flying through fireworks in West Palm Beach, Florida.




New Jersey Fireworks Photos & Videos

 

 

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Fireworks by Region

North Jersey Fireworks

Bergen, Hudson, Essex, Morris, Passaic, Sussex & Warren County

Central Jersey Fireworks

Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Somerset & Union County

South Jersey Fireworks

Burlington, Camden, Cumberland, Gloucester& Salem County

Jersey Shore Fireworks

Atlantic, Cape May, Ocean & Monmouth County


New NJ Fireworks Listings & Feedback:

With the helpful information that our readers and town clerks have given us, we’ve been able to list a lot of new events for 2014. We realize that your favorite display may not have made the cut, but you are more than welcome to make your own nominations by leaving us a comment below. You can also vote for your favorite in our Best of NJ Fireworks Poll. Feel free to vote for your top choice. You can vote once a week. The poll closes on July 7th.

Helpful NJ Fireworks Tips:

It is always wise to check the information on each event yourself before you travel any great distance. Fireworks displays do get cancelled and you should confirm the details if the weather looks iffy. You can easily check the borough, city or township web site or Facebook page before you go. We also get times

Fireworks Displays almost always cause traffic nightmares. My advice is go early, park in a location as far away from the fireworks as possible but as close as possible to a major road. The other tactic is to just use a shuttle bus if any is available. My last suggestion for the traffic issues is to do some meditation the week before you go or to take a legal but effective chill pill.

Tips for Great Fireworks Photos My advice is do some study about the basics of great fireworks photography. The simplest things to remember is that you need a tripod, a automatic shutter release and long exposures. Another important fact is to make sure that you pick a good spot. You will need to get to the location very early and determine where the fireworks are being staged. Plan your shots by estimating how far or close you need to be and do some preliminary shots to see if everything looks OK.

Other NJ Fireworks Information:

This year the Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks have been moved to the other side of Manhattan again and that will change how a lot of New Jersey towns stage their own displays. Be sure and see our new Best Fireworks in New Jersey Poll also.

Our Jersey Fireworks Calendar is one that has been filling up day by day.

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