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

First Night Ocean County

First Night Ocean County…in Seaside Heights

Monday, December 31, 2018: 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 5:00 pm. Info

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4th Annual First Night Warren

Monday, December 31, 2018: A family friendly event which culminates live entertainment, food vendors and Fireworks. Many different types of entertainment and activities including, live musical acts, various Actors and Interactive shows. The night …

Jersey Shore Fireworks

First Night Ocean City

Monday, December 31, 2018: The non-alcoholic, family friendly event features live entertainment and fireworks at midnight from the 5th ave beach. Info

First Night of 2019 Aboard the Battleship

First Night of 2019 Aboard the Battleship

Monday, December 31, 2018 - Tuesday, January 1, 2019: The Battleship will open her decks for guests to watch the 6 pm or Midnight SugarHouse New Year’s Eve Fireworks on the Waterfront. They’ll have music, food concessions and bar …

North Jersey New Year's

Frog and Peach New Year's Eve

Monday, December 31, 2018: Festive Holiday Prix Fixe Menus. Two Seatings: 4:00 to 6:00 3 Courses $65 and 6:30 to 11:00 4 Courses $88. Fireworks on George St at midnight. Info

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New Year's Eve Dinner and Fireworks at Catherine Lombardi

Monday, December 31, 2018 - Tuesday, January 1, 2019: Come join in for a fun night of dinner and drinks and then step outside and watch the fireworks! Fireworks are shot off the top the Heldrich Hotel at 12 …


New Year's Eve Fireworks at Pier Village

Monday, December 31, 2018: Ring in the New Year at Pier Village with a magnificent fireworks display and Ice Skating under the Stars! Info

Hammonton’s New Year’s Eve Bash

Hammonton New Year’s Eve Bash

Monday, December 31, 2018 - Tuesday, January 1, 2019: Countdown to Midnight with their Giant Blueberry Ball Drop in front of Town Hall and celebrate the new year with great food, free party giveaways, live band, Fireworks and plenty …


New Year's Eve Fireworks Dinner Cruise

Monday, December 31, 2018 - Tuesday, January 1, 2019: Three-hour cruise featuring a delicious dinner buffet, DJ for your dancing entertainment, singing wait staff, open bar, a champagne toast at midnight and a fireworks display. Info

New Year's Eve in New Brunswick

Monday, December 31, 2018: Come to Monument Square between 11:30 and midnight. We'll have a DJ spinning some tunes to warm us up. Then we'll count down to begin the new year with a …

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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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