New Jersey Regions Small ©bestofnj.comNew Jersey Fireworks Guide. We’re constantly updating our guide to fireworks as new events pop up. Typically, firework events are centered around New Year’s and Independence Day, but we periodically come across other firework events as well.

Below, you’ll find our picks for the Best Fireworks in New Jersey, plus full event listings for year-round fireworks displays across the Garden State. If you’re looking specifically for Independence Day content, be sure to visit our NJ 4th of July landing page, curating all of our NJ fireworks listings, original editorial content and full event listings.

Upcoming Statewide Fireworks Events

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Somerset Patriots Fireworks Nights!

Friday, May 11, 2018 - Saturday, September 8, 2018: Join in for everybody’s favorite promotion: FIREWORKS! The Somerset Patriots have 19 FIREWORKS Nights planned for the 2018 Season. Check website for schedule.

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2018 North Brunswick Youth Sports Festival!

Thursday, June 14, 2018 - Sunday, June 24, 2018: The 2018 North Brunswick Youth Sports Festival! One of the biggest fairs in New Jersey, the North Brunswick Youth Sports festival is a family friendly event supporting the North Brunswick …

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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


Westville Fireworks Show

Saturday, June 23, 2018: Food trucks & fireworks Info


Leonia Sports Booster Club Carnival

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - Sunday, July 8, 2018: Enjoy exciting midway rides for all ages, carnival games, favorite fair food and Fourth of July fireworks at this family-friendly annual event benefiting local competitive youth sports. Info

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Montville Township 4th of July Celebration

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - Saturday, June 30, 2018: Carnival with 21 incredible rides (many kiddie rides too) Thursday, Friday & Saturday. Kiddie Town magic shows, face painting, balloon animals and crafts. Saturday 1 – 3pm. Hot Dog eating …


Montgomery Township Fireworks

Thursday, June 28, 2018: There will be plenty of games and activities for children, food vendors selling everything from hotdogs, hamburgers, grilled chicken and  more. Feel free to bring a blanket or chairs and …

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Montville 4th of July Celebration

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - Saturday, June 30, 2018: Rides, Fun, Food, Music, Parade and Fireworks show choreographed to music Info

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Randolph Freedom Festival

Thursday, June 28, 2018: Enjoy carnival rides, games, live music, live entertainment, DJ’s, gourmet food trucks, fireworks (Sunday night) and other attractions. Thursday, June 28th, Friday June 29th and Saturday June 30th. This event is rain …

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Fair Lawn Fireworks Show

Thursday, June 28, 2018: The skies will glow with a multitude of colorful designs and explosions will be heard to honor America's freedom. Bring your family, friends, blankets or lawn chair to Memorial Park. …

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Montgomery Fireworks

Thursday, June 28, 2018: Rain date is June 29th Info

Lake Hopatcong Fireworks

Friday, June 29, 2018: Fireworks start at dusk. Info

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Lake Hopatcong Yacht Club Fireworks

Friday, June 29, 2018: Rain date July 6 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 …

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14th Annual Freedom Festival

Saturday, June 30, 2018: Fireworks/Live Music/Rides/Food/Drinks. Free admission! Info

Sayreville Independence Day Celebration

Saturday, June 30, 2018: Children's Rides & Games, Food Court, Hot Dog eating contest and spectacular Fireworks Display starts approximately 9:30pm Rain date: July 1st Info

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Morris Plains 2018 Family Day & Fireworks

Saturday, June 30, 2018: Bring the whole family for this fun-filled event! Fireworks at 9:30pm. Info


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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Watch Fireworks on June 30 from the Battleship!

Saturday, June 30, 2018: Watch the fireworks show, presented by Philadelphia Welcomes America, over the Delaware River from the deck of the Battleship! Live music, face painting for the kids, food concessions and a …

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Fireworks at Rutherfurd Hall

Saturday, June 30, 2018: Bring your chairs, blankets, coolers and the entire family to enjoy music, awesome food vendors and Fireworks display. Fireworks will go off approximately 9:00-9:30. Rain date July 1. 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 …

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Paramus 4th of July Celebration

Sunday, July 1, 2018: This event features food, live entertainment, and a fireworks display at dusk. Bring a blanket or chair. Info


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


Highland Park Music & Fireworks in the Park

Monday, July 2, 2018: Festivities begin at 5pm. Fireworks begin at 9:20pm. Celebrate with your Community! Come for dinner and dessert! A wide variety of food vendors will be on-hand! Live Music, Youth Theater …

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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


Maplewood 4th of July Celebration

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - Wednesday, July 4, 2018: Maplewood invites you to an All Day Fun-filled Fourth of July Celebration — truly a full day of family fun. Car show, live music, fireworks, food vendors. 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

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Perth Amboy Fireworks

Tuesday, July 3, 2018: A day of fabulous fun, food and festivities culminating in a world-class fireworks extravaganza! View at Sadowski Parkway on the waterfront. Festival: 5 pm - 9:30 pm. Fireworks at approximately …


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 …


Franklin Independence Day Celebration

Tuesday, July 3, 2018: Live music, food trucks, kids activities & fireworks. Info

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Medford Independence Day Celebration 2018

Tuesday, July 3, 2018: Independence Day Celebration at Freedom Park! Food Court, Vendors, Fireworks Display and more! Info

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Barrington Independence Day Parade & Fireworks

Tuesday, July 3, 2018: Parade starts at railroad tracks up Clements Bridge Rd and ends at the Municipal Building. After the parade, there will be fireworks at Woodland School beginning at dusk Info

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Haddon Township Happy Birthday America Fireworks

Tuesday, July 3, 2018: Gates open at 7:00 pm on Monday, July 3rd at the Haddon Township High School Football Stadium. “High Fidelity” band will entertain the crowd and fireworks will be shot off …

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New Providence Independence Day Celebration

Tuesday, July 3, 2018: On Tuesday, July 3, 2018, festivities will take place on South Street. Fireworks launch at approximately 9:30pm. Info

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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


Saddle Brook Annual Fireworks Display

Tuesday, July 3, 2018: Saddle Brook Annual Fireworks Display! Fireworks display begins at 9pm. Info

Fireworks at State Fair Meadowlands

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - Wednesday, July 4, 2018: Enjoy 2 fireworks shows! Info

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Mount Holly's Independence Day Celebration

Wednesday, July 4, 2018: This annual family event features live music performing right before the start of the fireworks at dusk. There will be plenty of children's activities, food vendors from around the region, …

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5K Race For Recovery on July 4th

Wednesday, July 4, 2018: Come support The Market Street Mission and those struggling to free themselves from addiction. Rain or shine. Info

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4th of July at Office Tavern Grill

Wednesday, July 4, 2018: 4th of July All Day Party! Opening at 8:00 AM for Brunch Kids under 12 Eat Free Complimentary Bar Food (Wings, Sliders, Hot Dogs, Pretzels & More!) Happy Hour Drink …


Marlton Park 4th of July

Wednesday, July 4, 2018: All-day celebration on Saturday, July 4 at Marlton Park. The day begins at Marlton with the annual Woodstown-Pilesgrove (W-PBA)Firecracker 5K run. Includes a parade at 10 am and fireworks at …


Allendale Community Celebration & Fireworks

Wednesday, July 4, 2018: Field Events at Recreation Park - 8:30 am. Band Concert & Fireworks at Crestwood Lake (West Crescent Avenue)  7:30 pm. Info

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Evesham July 4th Celebration

Wednesday, July 4, 2018: The day begins with the Marlton Mayor's Cup Run starting at 8:30 am, followed by the Bike Parade for kids and parents pushing babies in strollers and wagons. The July …

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Riverton 4th of July 2018

Wednesday, July 4, 2018: Riverton will be having many events on 4th of July this year. 5k Race, Fun Walk, Children's Parade, Pet Pageant, Raft Race and More! See website for times and details.

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Cranford 4th of July Celebration

Wednesday, July 4, 2018: 9:00 am Cane Races (Canoe Club), 9:00 am Firecracker Four Miler (Nomahegan Park), 2:00 pm Rides & Games (Nomahegan Park), 9:15 pm Fireworks (Nomahegan Park) Info

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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

Livingston's Auto Fest

Wednesday, July 4, 2018: Antique Cars, Collector Cars, Muscle Cars, Motorcycles, Trophies for Top 20 Voted Cars, Food, DJ entertainment. Info


Ridgewood 4th of July Celebration

Wednesday, July 4, 2018: Flag raising starts at 9:00 am, parade begins at 10:00 am, gates open at 6:00 pm at Veterans Field for evening entertainment and fireworks.  Info

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Chatham 4th of July Parade

Wednesday, July 4, 2018: Parade Theme: "Hooked on Chatham" 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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Diggerland 4th of July

Wednesday, July 4, 2018: What is more American than operating the very machinery that built this great country? Drive, ride and operate Real Heavy Machinery to celebrate Independence Day! Info

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Little Falls 4th of July Street Fair

Wednesday, July 4, 2018: The street will be transformed into a giant town block party. There will be merchandise vendors, crafters, kiddie rides, great food, Pony rides, and entertainment all day long. Come hungry …


Oaklyn’s Fourth of July Parade

Wednesday, July 4, 2018: Oaklyn’s Fourth of July Parade, Tuesday, July 4 | 10 AM. Beechwood & Johnson Avenues, Oaklyn. Info

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Woodstown 4th of July Parade

Wednesday, July 4, 2018: July 4th is a special day in Woodstown NJ as the entire town takes part in Salem County's biggest Independence Day celebration. Every home boasts a flag and every porch has …

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4th of July Potluck Party

Wednesday, July 4, 2018: 4th of July Potluck Party with 23 Piece Latin Big Band Montclair! This is the potluck party of the year! Its like the heart of Montclair converges for an explosion of …

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Blairstown 4th of July

Wednesday, July 4, 2018: Features Reading of the Declaration of Independence, Contests, Live Music, Petting Zoo, Blacksmith, Dunk Tank, Food and More. Info

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Titusville 4th of July Parade

Wednesday, July 4, 2018: This event includes an afternoon of balloons, face painting, food, ice cream, music, children’s parades, and the feature event - The Big Parade. Rain date of July 7th.  Info

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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


Montclair 4th of July

Wednesday, July 4, 2018: Parade at 11:00 am at Bloomfield Avenue. The town picnic will immediately follow the parade and at Edgemont Park. Fireworks will take place that night at Yogi Berra Stadium. Info

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Panther Lake July 4th

Wednesday, July 4, 2018: 11am Color Time Fun - Pavilion, 3pm Jay Jay the Bubble Man  -Playground, 7pm Paint & Sip - Pavilion   Info

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Haddon Township Independence Day Parade

Wednesday, July 4, 2018: Celebrate Independence Day on July 4th with Haddon Township's annual Township parade! After the parade, bring the whole family to the pool, which is free to the public and open until …


Clifton Picnic & Fireworks Display

Wednesday, July 4, 2018: Great food, crafts, health screenings, clowns, free activities and rides for the children. The fireworks display will be held at the Clifton High School Stadium beginning at dusk following the …

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Jersey City Freedom & Fireworks Festival

Wednesday, July 4, 2018: It’s exciting. It’s epic! Come one, come all to the biggest Independence Day celebration in New Jersey. Enjoy a full-day filled with live music, super fun amusement rides, and a mouth-watering …

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Milltown 4th of July

Wednesday, July 4, 2018: The day will include Fishing Derby, 5k Run, parade, free hot dogs and beverages, rides and inflatables, contests, music, vendors and fireworks! For address and time visit their website. 

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Camden Waterfront 4th of July Freedom Festival

Wednesday, July 4, 2018: Fourth of July Fireworks on the Camden Waterfront! Family-friendly fun including food vendors, music, a gated beer garden and fireworks to close the evening. Free to the public. Info


East Brunswick 4th of July Celebration

Wednesday, July 4, 2018: Bounce rides, bands, food vendors, wing eating contest and fireworks. Festivities begin at 4:00, Wings at 7:00, Bands at 5:00 and 7:30, Fireworks, approximately 9:45 Info

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Independence Day Family Festival

Wednesday, July 4, 2018: Celebrate Independence Day with spectacular fireworks! North Branch Park gates will open at 6pm to allow vehicles to enter the park, and the fireworks display will be held at 9:30pm. …

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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:

It is always wise to check the information on each event yourself before you travel any great distance. Fireworks displays do get canceled and you should confirm the details if the weather looks iffy. You can easily check the borough, city or township website or Facebook page before you go. Make sure to double-check the showtimes and rain delay dates (if any).

Fireworks Displays almost always cause traffic nightmares. Our advice is to go early and park in a location that is as far away from the fireworks as possible, yet as close as possible to a major road. Another potential tactic is just to use a shuttle bus if one is available.

For outdoor events, don’t forget to bring a blanket. Even if it isn’t cold out (for instance, during Fourth of July fireworks events), it’s a good idea to have a blanket in the car. If the venue turns out to be in a park area, it’s never a bad idea to have a blanket to sit on during the show.

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