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!

Featured 4th of July Fireworks

iPlay 4th of July Celebration

4th of July at iPlay America

When: July 4 from 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
Where: 110 Schanck Rd, Freehold
Details: Come to iPlay America this 4th of July and be a part of their annual celebration! iPlay is offering FREE unlimited rides all day to guests who purchase a Game Card of $10 or more. That’s $10 to spend at the arcade, plus unlimited rides all day. Rides include the Kite Flyer, Dizzy Dragon, Carousel, Spin Zone Bumper Cars & more!
More info: Click here for details!

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Wonder’s Birthday Bash at Gillian’s Wonderland Pier

Thursday, June 7, 2018: Celebrate Wonder Bear’s Birthday from 6pm-10:30pm.  All rides will be only 2 Tickets and at 9pm see a birthday bash fireworks show!  Rides open at 6:00pm and Wonder Bear will …

Food Truck Fest

Grads & Dads & Burgers Cheesy Food Truck Fest With Jeeps!

Saturday, June 16, 2018 - Sunday, June 17, 2018: Wine, food trucks, live music, cheese, burgers, sangria, fireworks, family fun, fire pits… and Jeeps! Info

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Marvel Superheros Meet and Greet

Thursday, June 21, 2018: Don’t miss the chance to meet your favorite Marvel Superheroes Spider-Man & Captain America! Children come dressed as your favorite superhero and receive 1 Free Ride at the ride park! …

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Fireworks at Dark

Thursday, June 21, 2018 - Thursday, August 30, 2018: Join Jenkinson’s Boardwalk on the beach for their weekly fireworks every Thursday starting at dark! Info

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Friday Night Fireworks on the Beach

Friday, June 22, 2018 - Friday, August 31, 2018: Summer fireworks extravaganza on the Pine Avenue beach, Wildwood, every Friday night! Visible from almost anywhere on the Wildwoods Boardwalk! 10 pm. Free. Rain date is Sunday night at 10 …

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Galloway Township Food Truck Festival

Saturday, June 23, 2018: Multiple food trucks - live music - car cruise & fireworks! Come out to the municipal complex, 300 E. Jimmie Leeds Road. For more information please call 609-652-8657. Info

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Independence Day Celebration at Historic Cold Spring Village

Saturday, June 30, 2018 - Sunday, July 1, 2018: Celebrate all things American at Historic Cold Spring Village’s annual Independence Day Celebration. A variety of patriotic family activities, programs and music will be taking place. The Village's restored historic …

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July 4th Fest at Six Flags

Saturday, June 30, 2018 - Wednesday, July 4, 2018: Independence Day is more than just a holiday, it's the ultimate American tradition. June 30 thru July 4 Six Flags is the premiere destination to celebrate our country, enjoy the summer, and share great …


Red White Blue BBQ

Saturday, June 30, 2018: Happy 4th of July! Free Bandanna to the first 500 fans! Featuring BBQ Specials & Dollar Dog Night! Gates Open at 5:00 pm / Qualifying at 5:45 / Features Start at …

Matawan Fireworks Extravaganza

Saturday, June 30, 2018: Festivities Begin at Dusk Fireworks Begin at Sundown Info


Barnegat July 4th Concert & Fireworks

Saturday, June 30, 2018: Concert at 7:00 pm “REUNITED.” Fireworks at dusk. Info

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Independence Day at Historic Village at Allaire

Sunday, July 1, 2018: The members of the Howell Iron Works celebrate the founding of our nation with the Independence Day Celebration. Experience a day in the life of people during the 1830s. Participate …


Borough of Lavallette Fireworks

Sunday, July 1, 2018: At the Centennial Gardens and Gazebo Concert Begins at 8pm Fireworks at 9pm. Info

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Lavallette Independence Day Fireworks

Sunday, July 1, 2018: Summer Concert at Gazebo 8pm, Patriotic Music, Independence Day Fireworks at Dusk (Rain Date 7/8/18) Info

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Stone Harbor Independence Day Celebration

Monday, July 2, 2018: Live Jazz & Blues Music. Fireworks at 9:30 can be viewed from any beach. Info

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Lower Township Concert & Fireworks

Tuesday, July 3, 2018: Independence Day Festival! Fireworks Festival Begins at 5:00 pm - Fireworks at 9:00 pm. Rides, Food, Entertainment. Fun for all! Info


Fireworks on the Green - Cape May

Tuesday, July 3, 2018: Music begins at 6:30 pm. Face painting begins at 6 pm and concludes at 8:30 pm. Fireworks go off at 9 pm and end at 9:30. Band ends at approximately 10:00 pm; event …

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Freehold Fireworks

Tuesday, July 3, 2018: Fireworks at dusk


Hazlet Fireworks

Tuesday, July 3, 2018: Fireworks at Veterans Memorial Park @ dusk


Keansburg Fireworks

Tuesday, July 3, 2018: Tuesday, July 3 and Wednesday, 4. Keansburg Amusement Park @ dusk


Manasquan Fireworks

Tuesday, July 3, 2018: Main Beach @ dusk

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Ocean Township Fireworks

Tuesday, July 3, 2018: Joe Palaia Park @ dusk

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Bradley Beach Fireworks

Tuesday, July 3, 2018: Beachfront @ 9 pm

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Historic Smithville 4th of July Parade

Wednesday, July 4, 2018: Celebrate our Nations’ birth! Historic Smithville has the largest Fourth of July parade in all of New Jersey. The parade will start at 9 a.m. with an expected 10,000 people …

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July 4th Bike Parade

Wednesday, July 4, 2018: Sponsored by the Gardens Civic Assoc. Registration 9:00am at the Longport Bridge parking lot. Parade begins at 10am. For more information call 609-399-6111. Info

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4th Of July @ iPlay America!

Wednesday, July 4, 2018: Celebrate July 4th at iPlay America with their annual celebration! Get FREE Unlimited Rides all day with the purchase of a game card of $10 or higher! That’s FREE Unlimited …

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Hammonton Independence Day Parade

Wednesday, July 4, 2018: Enjoy a festive display of floats at the annual Downtown Hammonton Fourth of July parade. Info

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July 4th Picnic & Lobster Bake

Wednesday, July 4, 2018: Join in starting at 3pm for the Patriotic Celebration with BBQ, Lobster Bake and All Festivities. The celebrations will be held rain or shine! Info

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July 4th Starlight Dinner Buffet & Fireworks Cruise

Wednesday, July 4, 2018: The Starlight Dinner Buffet Cruise features an assortment of delectable entrees to satisfy any appetite and a fireworks display at the end of the evening, weather permitting. Throughout the evening …

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Avalon Fireworks

Wednesday, July 4, 2018: Avalon Fireworks! 30th Street Beach. Free event - Open to the public. Info

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Fourth of July Dessert Party

Wednesday, July 4, 2018: Experience 4th of July Fireworks in an all new way at VUE Rooftop Bar and Lounge featuring a waffle and ice cream bar, rivers of chocolate, milk and cookies, and …

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July 4th Pizza and Fireworks Cruise

Wednesday, July 4, 2018: Enjoy a great cruise, pizza and a fireworks display.... weather permitting!! Info


Beach Haven 4th of July Fireworks

Wednesday, July 4, 2018: Celebrate America's Birthday! Spend the day at the beach or shopping at the unique group of stores and then grab a spot on the grass and watch the fireworks go …

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Long Branch Fireworks

Wednesday, July 4, 2018: Fireworks @ Oceanfront Promenade

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Atlantic City 4th of July Fireworks

Wednesday, July 4, 2018: Join Borgata for a fireworks spectacular in celebration of 4th of July and Borgata's 15th Birthday! Public viewing area opens at 6 pm. In addition to their weekly Saturday night …

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Seaside Heights Fourth of July Fireworks Extravaganza

Wednesday, July 4, 2018: A spectacular fireworks display on the oceanfront. Fireworks are viewable from anywhere on The Classic American Boardwalk. Info


Tropicana's Free Fireworks Series

Wednesday, July 4, 2018: Spectacular fireworks shows will take place every Saturday at 10 pm starting May 26 through Sept. 8, plus Wednesday, July 4. Info

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Atlantic Highlands Fireworks

Friday, July 6, 2018: Fireworks at Atlantic Highlands Municipal Harbor @ dusk

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Cape May Independence Day Parade

Saturday, July 7, 2018: Independence Day Parade is held on Beach Ave - 1PM. For more information call (609) 884-9565. Info


Buena Vista Independence Day Festival & Fireworks

Saturday, July 7, 2018: Fire Truck & EMS Parade through-out the Township starts at 2 pm in Collings Lakes. Flag raising at 3 pm, Special Programs at 4:30 pm & 5:30 pm. Lots of …

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Aberdeen Fireworks

Saturday, July 7, 2018: Aberdeen fireworks Saturday, July 7 Cliffwood Beach @ 9 pm.

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Renault by the Lake Weekend

Saturday, July 14, 2018: Horseback Riding and Wine Tasting, Pool Party BBQ, Outdoor Pool Bar After the Fireworks. Custom Picnic Lunches. Volleyball, Basketball, Mini Golf, Swimming, Paddleboats, and Fireworks at 9:15 PM (Weather permitting). Info

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Marlboro Fireworks

Sunday, July 15, 2018: Marlboro Recreation Center @  7 pm

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Night in Venice

Saturday, July 28, 2018: The City’s annual boat parade is one of the largest in the world. Suggested Theme: “TV’s Greatest Hits”. Starts at the Longport Bridge to Tennessee Ave. along the bay. Fireworks display to …

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Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Festival 2018

Saturday, August 25, 2018: The Great Lawn (on the Boardwalk) at Cooper Avenue. Plenty of parking! Vendors of exotic and regional NJ food & craftspeople! Featuring a stage for music & 6 Great Bands, Kid's …

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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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