Our Jersey Shore Fireworks Guide is constantly updated with upcoming fireworks events in New Jersey. Many of these events are related to New Year’s Eve and 4th of July, but there are numerous other fireworks displays that take place throughout the Garden State year-round. This article is a one-stop shop for the best Jersey Shore Fireworks!

All Jersey Shore Fireworks Events

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Midnight at The Vue NYE Celebration

Saturday, December 31, 2016 - Sunday, January 1, 2017: The celebration commences at 9pm with a 2 hour open bar until 11pm. The live DJ will heat up the night with all the greatest hits. Count down to midnightlive …


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Laurita Winterfest

Saturday, January 21, 2017 - Sunday, January 22, 2017: A family-friendly, winter wonderland event for all ages highlighted by ice sculptures, great wine, winter activities, fire pits, a variety of food and beverage offerings, and fireworks on Saturday night! …


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Tropicana Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Block Party

Friday, May 26, 2017: Start the summer season at Tropicana Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Block Party on Friday, May 26 from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Enjoy live entertainment, giveaways, Multimedia Light and Sound shows, …


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Bonfire on the Beach

Friday, June 23, 2017: Enjoy a bonfire on the beach from 8 p.m. until 11 p.m. at Rio Grande Avenue in Wildwood with live entertainment featuring Kicking Sunrise and DJ Reed Streets. Fireworks will …


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Cape May Independence Parade

Saturday, July 1, 2017: The City of Cape May will stage its annual Independence Parade on Saturday, July 1, beginning at 1 pm. Decorated bicycles, antique automobiles, and all community entries are welcome to participate …


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Manasquan Gala 4th of July Fireworks Celebration

Saturday, July 1, 2017: Bicycle decorating contest at 5:15pm. Beachfront Parade at 6:30pm. Concert by "Billy Lawlor" commencing at 7:30 pm on Main Beach. Fireworks display to follow. Info


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Six Flags July 4th Weekend Fest

Sunday, July 2, 2017 - Tuesday, July 4, 2017: Independence Day is more than just a holiday, it's the ultimate American tradition. July 2 thru July 4 Six Flags is the premiere destination to celebrate our country, enjoy the summer, and share great times …


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Dinner & Fireworks atop the Cape May Lighthouse

Monday, July 3, 2017: See the area's Independence Day fireworks atop the Cape May Lighthouse! Participants will be transported by trolley from the Washington Street Mall Information Booth to the Red Store in Cape …


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Star Spangled Magic

Monday, July 3, 2017 - Friday, July 7, 2017: Showtimes: 7:30pm, 8:30pm & 9:30pm. Spend an evening with Ben Franklin and Betsy Ross. If you think you know Ben Franklin, think again . . . Inventor, printer, statesman, and …


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Keansburg Fireworks at Dusk

Monday, July 3, 2017 - Tuesday, July 4, 2017: Celebrate Independence Day with fireworks at dusk each night from the fishing pier! Info


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Tuckerton Independence Day Celebration

Tuesday, July 4, 2017: Parade starts at 10:00 am at Tuckerton Elementary School. There will be activities at the Seaport all day and fireworks at the Tip Seaman Park at dusk.


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Historic Smithville 4th of July Parade

Tuesday, July 4, 2017: Come out and celebrate our Nations’ birth! Historic Smithville has the largest Fourth of July parade in all of New Jersey. The parade will start at 9am with an expected …


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27th Annual Oceanfest at Long Branch

Tuesday, July 4, 2017: It’s the biggest seasonal event on the Jersey Shore — in fact, it’s the biggest Independence Day celebration anywhere in New Jersey, and it happens every July 4th in Long …


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Ocean City Fourth of July Celebration

Tuesday, July 4, 2017: This is a full day celebration of family oriented events culminating with the Kite flying competition at 7pm followed by entertainment and a spectacular boardwalk fireworks display. Info


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Hammonton Independence Day Parade

Tuesday, July 4, 2017: Main Street Hammonton is putting on a party for the Fourth! Children & adults are invited to decorate their favorite bike, scooter, wagon or stroller in patriotic colors. Patriotic pets are …


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July 4th Picnic & Patriotic Celebration

Tuesday, July 4, 2017: Enjoy all of Congress Hall’s Fourth of July celebrations; The Pinnacle of Independence Weekend! Join in starting at 3pm for this Patriotic Celebration with BBQ , Lobster Bake and All Festivities!  Rain …


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Independence Day Concert at Harry's

Tuesday, July 4, 2017: Independence Day Concert with The E Street Shuffle at Harry's Ocean Bar and Grille! Located onsite on the first floor of The Montreal Beach Resort in Cape May, the newly …


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Atlantic City Fireworks Cruise

Tuesday, July 4, 2017: Sit back and relax as you cruise the calm waters through the marinas and back bays of Atlantic City. Guests will get to enjoy unobstructed views of the fireworks as …


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Paramount Theatre 4th Of July Fireworks Viewing Party

Tuesday, July 4, 2017: A very special evening at the shore for an unparalleled fireworks viewing experience, complete with music provided by favorite Asbury Park DJ Foggy Notion. Cash bar for guests 21 & …


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Fireworks Extravaganza at Congress Beach

Tuesday, July 4, 2017: Bring a blanket and chair and enjoy the Cape May City fireworks display along the beach front. Fireworks launch from an offshore barge. Visible from the beach with best view …


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Fourth of July Fireworks Extravaganza at Seaside Heights

Tuesday, July 4, 2017: A spectacular fireworks display on the oceanfront. Fireworks are viewable from anywhere on the Seaside Heights Boardwalk. Info


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Freehold Township Day

Saturday, July 8, 2017: "A celebration of our veterans". Live music, Fireworks, Car Show, Free Kid's Rides, Free Teen Center with DJ, and More! Info


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15th Annual Freedom Fest State Fair

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - Sunday, July 16, 2017: Come join in for the 15th Annual Freedom Fest State Fair on July 12-16. Guests can enjoy attractions and games as well as great fair food and picnic grounds. A variety of exciting …


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Red, White & Blue and Food Trucks Too Festival

Saturday, July 15, 2017 - Sunday, July 16, 2017: Fireworks – Saturday night, around 9:00pm! Event Admission fee $8 per person Saturday or Sunday. Everyone 20 and under is Free, children are welcome!. Event is Rain or Shine! Info


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Pizza and Fireworks Cruise

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - Thursday, August 31, 2017: Thursday Nights. Enjoy a great cruise, pizza and a fireworks display.... weather permitting!! Info    


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Boardwalk Merchant Fireworks Display

Saturday, August 26, 2017: 6th - 14th Streets along the Beach and Boardwalk. A spectacular boardwalk fireworks display can be viewed from 6th-14th St. on the boardwalk. Fireworks start at 10pm. Info


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Labor Day Fireworks at Jenkinson’s!

Monday, September 4, 2017: Join in for special Labor Day Fireworks at Jenkinson’s! Celebrate the summer with this fireworks show on Monday, September 4th at dark! Info


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The Laurita Touch of Italy & Food Trucks Too Festival!

Saturday, September 16, 2017 - Sunday, September 17, 2017: Food and wine lovers will converge at Laurita Winery in New Egypt for a Laurita Winery Gourmet Food Trucks and Fire Works weekend. Experience the trending Gourmet Food Truck offerings …


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Seafood Fest Fireworks

Saturday, September 16, 2017: Head to the boardwalk after the Point Pleasant Beach Seafood Fest to enjoy the Fireworks at dark! Info


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Wildwood Crest Seafarers Celebration

Saturday, September 23, 2017: A day-long street festival featuring live musical entertainment, food, children’s activities, street performers other live entertainment and much more along Sunset Lake from 9 am to 5 pm. The day …


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20th Annual Keyport Screamin' Country Jamboree

Saturday, October 7, 2017 - Sunday, October 8, 2017: Put on your cowboy (or cowgirl) boots and mosey on down to Keyport’s 20th Annual Screamin’ Country Jamboree—Monmouth County’s favorite country music and food festival! The two-day event on Waterfront Park …


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First Night Ocean County

Sunday, December 31, 2017: Sunday, 12PM to 5PM. Mark your calendar for New Year’s Eve and a family celebration with local businesses along the Boardwalk. Fun and games for the entire family! Fireworks at …


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First Night Ocean City at Wonderland Pier

Sunday, December 31, 2017 - Monday, January 1, 2018: The non-alcoholic, family friendly event features live entertainment with the rides open at Wonderland Pier, always a popular feature of First Night and of course there will be fireworks at …


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New Year's Eve Fireworks

Sunday, December 31, 2017: Ring in the New Year with an amazing Fireworks Show that you can watch from anywhere on the Boardwalk! Info


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New Year's Eve Fireworks at Casino Pier

Sunday, December 31, 2017: Ring in the New Year with an amazing Fireworks Show that you can watch from anywhere on the Boardwalk! Info


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New Year’s Eve 2018 at Bahrs Landing

Sunday, December 31, 2017 - Monday, January 1, 2018: Music in Diver Dan’s Nautical Lounge. Dance & ring in the new year to the music of DJ Chris. Info


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New Year's Eve Fireworks at Sea Isle

Sunday, December 31, 2017: Join in for a fabulous fireworks display on New Year's Eve. Info


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New Year's Eve Fireworks at Tropicana

Sunday, December 31, 2017: Start your new year with a bang and watch Tropicana Light up the sky with a stunning Fireworks display on New Year's Eve December 31 at 9 pm! Info


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NYE at Wet Willie's

Sunday, December 31, 2017: New Year's Eve at Wet Willie's! Heart-pounding Firework Extravaganza and Countdown! Info


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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


Helpful NJ Fireworks Tips

  • Always confirm the time and location of your chosen event. We sometimes make mistakes and sometimes displays are cancelled or delayed. Before you travel a long distance, check the details on the with the town or the sponsoring organization.
  • Get there early and park so that you can get out easily. We always try to park as close as we can to a big thoroughfare. This might mean that you will have to walk a good distance to the event site.
  • Leave early if you can. Have everything ready to go when you get to the finale.

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