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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.

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13th Annual Freedom Festival

Saturday, June 24, 2017: Come out to Mercer County Park for summer festivities in preparation for the 4th of July. Freedom Festival will have plenty of carnival rides, food, entertainment and of course fireworks! …


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Hanover Township 2017 Patriotic Celebration

Thursday, June 29, 2017: Fireworks start at around 9:15 pm. A concert of patriotic music will be performed.  Rain date June 30. Info


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Montgomery Township Fireworks

Thursday, June 29, 2017: There will be lots of fun for the whole family on the front lawn of Montgomery High School! Starting at 6 pm, there will be plenty of games and activities …


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Essex County Summer Music Concert & Fireworks

Thursday, June 29, 2017: Pack a blanket and enjoy the diverse lineup of performers who will take center stage throughout the historic Parks System. Fireworks will begin at 9:15. Info


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Bordentown Independence Day Fireworks & Celebration

Friday, June 30, 2017: Bordentown Independence Day Celebration is now confirmed for Friday, June 30th with a raindate of July 7th. Free Kids Corner, Local Food Vendors, DJ, 50/50 and Free Giveaways. Info


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2017 Lawrence Township Fireworks

Friday, June 30, 2017: The 2017 Lawrence Township Fireworks will be held at Rider University on Friday, June 30th. The band will play from 6:00-8:00 p.m., followed by music from The Bronc, Rider University's …


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South Brunswick Fireworks

Friday, June 30, 2017: Festivities begin at 6:00 pm. DJ Music and food vendors. “The Time Machine”, an 18-piece band will be playing music from the 1960’s through the present. Fireworks at 9:15 pm. Info


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Rutherford's Annual Fireworks Display

Friday, June 30, 2017: Music and food vendors, followed by the 9:15 pm fireworks display. Visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets for their comfort. Info


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Lake Hopatcong Fireworks

Friday, June 30, 2017: Fireworks start at dusk. Rain date July 8. Info


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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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Carteret Fireworks

Saturday, July 1, 2017: The Borough of Carteret will host its annual Independence Day celebration, welcoming thousands of residents and visitors to Veterans Pier at Waterfront Park to celebrate the birth of the United …


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Juneteenth Independence Day Concert

Saturday, July 1, 2017: The African American Commission, Camden County Board of Freeholders and The City of Camden invites you to Juneteenth Independence Day Concert on Saturday, July 1 starting at 3PM at Roosevelt …


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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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Medford Independence Day Celebration & Fireworks Display

Saturday, July 1, 2017: Independence Day Celebration! Pomp, shows, games and illuminations will include: Kid’s Activity Zone, Music on the Main Stage, including 2 sets by special guest, local rock band No Commitment, Demonstrations, …


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Roselle Park Fireworks

Saturday, July 1, 2017: Free carnival rides, live music and more. Fireworks at dusk. Info


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Tenafly Fireworks Celebration

Saturday, July 1, 2017: The Borough's fantastic annual fireworks display will take place on Saturday, July 1, at approximately 9:00 pm behind the Tenafly High School. There will be entertainment by the Victory Belles …


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Community Picnic & Field of Honor

Sunday, July 2, 2017: A community picnic, featuring a Field of Honor® display of 200 3’ x 5’ American flags, at River Road Park from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Live musical entertainment will be …


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Mount Holly's Independence Day Celebration

Sunday, July 2, 2017: 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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Highland Park Fireworks

Sunday, July 2, 2017: Festivities begin at 5pm at Donaldson Park. Fireworks at 9:20pm. Food vendors, live music and more! Info


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Paramus July 4th Concert & Fireworks

Sunday, July 2, 2017: This event features food, live entertainment, and a fireworks display at dusk. Bring a blanket or chair. Info


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Valenzano Winery Independence Day Fireworks Festival

Monday, July 3, 2017: This family celebration features live music and entertainment by Bullzeye Band, and DJ Gabor Kiss. Children's activities, wine tastings, food trucks, crafters with the grand finale the Fireworks display at …


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Franklin Township Fireworks

Monday, July 3, 2017: Festivities begin at 6pm. Fireworks at 9:15pm. Info


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Hamilton Township Fireworks & Concert

Monday, July 3, 2017: Concert begins at 6 pm. Fireworks begin at dusk. Info


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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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New Providence Independence Day Celebration

Monday, July 3, 2017: The event begins at 7 PM and the fabulous fireworks will begin at approximately 9:30 PM. Be sure to bring lawn chairs or blankets to enjoy the festivities. Info


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Brookdale Park Summer Music & Fireworks Spectacular

Monday, July 3, 2017: A diverse lineup of performers will take center stage throughout the historic Park. Pack a blanket, enjoy the cool evening breeze, and dance to the sounds of summer. A fireworks celebration …


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Flemington-Raritan Fireworks

Monday, July 3, 2017: The Flemington-Raritan Parks and Recreation Committee will be sponsoring 2017 Fireworks on Monday, July 3rd. A DJ will provide music beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Upper Parking Lot of …


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Rahway's Independence Day Fireworks

Monday, July 3, 2017: Rahway's Independence Day Fireworks will be displayed behind Rahway City Hall at 9 pm on Monday July 3rd. The best viewing areas will be along Main and Irving St. in …


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Saddle Brook Fireworks

Monday, July 3, 2017: The annual fireworks display starts at 9:00 pm. 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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Cranford’s Annual Fourth of July Celebration

Tuesday, July 4, 2017: This event is sponsored by Investors Bank. The day-long event kicks off with canoe races, a one-mile fun run and a four-mile run, plus vendors in the park and ends …


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Milltown Firecracker 5K and July 4th Celebration

Tuesday, July 4, 2017: 27th Annual Milltown Firecracker Tuesday, July 4, 2017 One-Mile Fun Run starts promptly at 7:45 am 5K Run starts promptly at 8:10 am Course is USATF certified. Race will be …


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Berlin Parade 5k

Tuesday, July 4, 2017: The 5k run and 1 Mile Walk will start & end on the White Horse Pike in front of the Berlin Boro Hall and proceed up and over the Berlin/West …


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Allendale Community Celebration & Fireworks

Tuesday, July 4, 2017: Field Events at Recreation Park - 8:30 am. Band Concert & Fireworks at Crestwood Lake (West Crescent Avenue)  7:30 pm. Rain date July 8. Info


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Evesham July 4th Celebration

Tuesday, July 4, 2017: 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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Livingston July 4th Community Celebration

Tuesday, July 4, 2017: Patriotic ceremony, classic car show, carnival with games, rides, mini Food Truck Festival, Bands & Beer Cafe, ice cream eating contest, pony rides, music, live bands, and more. At 7:45 …


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Florham Park July 4th Celebration

Tuesday, July 4, 2017: 9:00 am - Flag Raising Ceremony at Firehouse #1, 9:30 am - Parade begins (Rain or Shine) at Ridgedale Avenue and Brooklake Road, 10:30 - 3:00 pm - Family Picnic at the …


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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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Ridgewood 4th of July Celebration

Tuesday, July 4, 2017: 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. Rain date for fireworks is July …


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Chatham Independence Day Parade and Fireworks

Tuesday, July 4, 2017: The day will begin with the flag raising at 9:15am at the Borough Firehouse with the parade procession starting promptly thereafter. At 7:00pm gates open at the Chatham Middle School field …


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A Reading of the Declaration of Independence

Tuesday, July 4, 2017: Join the Friends of the Indian King Tavern at the steps of the Indian Kink Tavern Museum for a public reading of the Declaration of Independence. Hear the powerful words which …


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Summit's 70th Annual Fourth of July Celebration

Tuesday, July 4, 2017: This event is sponsored by Investors Bank. The event features both morning and evening activities. Food Truck Festival, Flag Raising Ceremony, Decorated Children's Bicycle Parade , Rides & Amusements, Entertainment, …


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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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Little Falls Fourth of July Street Fair

Tuesday, July 4, 2017: There will be merchandise vendors, crafters, kiddie rides, great food, Pony rides, and entertainment all day long. For more information, call 201-998-1144.


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Marlton Park 4th of July

Tuesday, July 4, 2017: All-day celebration on Saturday, July 4 at Marlton Park. Includes a parade at 10 am and fireworks at dusk. This fireworks show is a community event, including live music, food …


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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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Plainfield Parade & Fireworks

Tuesday, July 4, 2017: Parade at 10am on East Front Street. Concert begins at 5pm with fireworks at dusk. 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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Montclair Celebrates Independence Day

Tuesday, July 4, 2017: This celebration features a parade beginning at 11 am, a picnic, and the grand finale Fireworks at dusk taking place at Yogi Berra Stadium at MSU. Info


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Jersey City Freedom & Fireworks Festival

Tuesday, July 4, 2017: Celebrate our nation’s independence with the unparalleled 4th Annual Jersey City Freedom & Fireworks Festival! Originally scheduled for Liberty State Park, it is now being held at Exchange Place in …


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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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Washington Celebrates America

Tuesday, July 4, 2017: This event is sponsored by Investors Bank. The Washington Celebrates America festivities also includes a Soap Box Derby for kids which kicks off events in the morning on Broad Street. …


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East Brunswick 4th of July Celebration

Tuesday, July 4, 2017: This family celebration features bounce rides, live bands, food vendors, a wing eating contest, and fireworks. Festivities begin at 4 pm, bands at 5 and 7:30 pm, and the fireworks …


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Camden Freedom Festival

Tuesday, July 4, 2017: Celebrate Independence Day at the Freedom Festival on the Camden Waterfront at Wiggins Park. Presented by the Camden County Board of Freeholders and the City of Camden. 9:30 PM Fireworks Spectacular …


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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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Monroe Township Fireworks & Celebration

Tuesday, July 4, 2017: Come join the fun with free rides, including a train ride, a huge variety of food vendors with entertainment and music presented by DJ "Partners In Sound". Fireworks at Dusk! …


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Bloomfield Fireworks

Tuesday, July 4, 2017: Amusements, Blow Up Rides, Games, Food for Purchase Opening Ceremonies and Awards at 7:30PM with live music at 7:45PM. 9:20PM - Fireworks Extravaganza. Info


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Bridgewater Independence Day Family Festival

Tuesday, July 4, 2017: Food will be available for purchase and a Revolutionary War encampment will re-create life during the 1770’s.  Park visitors should bring lawn chairs or blankets while they enjoy time in …


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Somerset County Independence Day Family Festival

Tuesday, July 4, 2017: Come 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 …


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Colliingswood July 4th Celebration

Tuesday, July 4, 2017: This Independence Day celebration features live entertainment & fireworks. TO THE MAX will take the stage prior the the fireworks. The band, an energetic group from the Philadelphia area will …


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Washington Township Parade & Fireworks

Tuesday, July 4, 2017: 4th of July Parade will take place starting at 6:30 pm beginning at the Washington Township High School 11-12 parking lot. The parade will be followed by this year's spectacular …


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Clark Independence Day Celebration

Tuesday, July 4, 2017: The annual fireworks display starts at dusk (around 9:00 p.m.) on July 4. Food, vendors and music begin at 7 p.m. Rain date is July 5. Info


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Mountainside 4th of July

Tuesday, July 4, 2017: This annual event is held at Our Lady of Lourdes fields. Although the fireworks begin at dusk, there is a DJ, snacks as well as giveaways. This event is done …


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Parsippany July 4th Concert and Fireworks

Tuesday, July 4, 2017: Enjoy an evening of music by The Trip and fireworks at dark. Rain date July 5. Info


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Maplewood 4th of July Celebration

Tuesday, July 4, 2017: Live music on two stages, boardwalk games, face painting, a classic car show, the Zerbini Family Circus, food, and Fireworks at dusk. Info


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Union Township 4th of July Concert & Fireworks

Tuesday, July 4, 2017: Concert begins at 7:30pm. Fireworks at dusk. Info


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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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Trenton: Baseball & Fireworks

Tuesday, July 4, 2017: Fireworks July 4th, post-game fireworks spectacular after the game set to a Patriotic musical theme! Arm & Hammer Park on Route 29 in Trenton. Info


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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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Alden Field Fireworks

Tuesday, July 4, 2017: Bridgeton's Independence Day celebration includes a fantastic fireworks show, beginning around 9:30pm at Alden Field in Bridgeton City Park. During the day, everyone is invited to participate in the Independence …


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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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Fireworks at State Fair Meadowlands

Monday, July 3, 2017 - Tuesday, July 4, 2017: Enjoy 2 fireworks shows! Info


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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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Montville 4th of July Celebration

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - Saturday, June 24, 2017: Rides, fun, food, music, parade and fireworks show. 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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Diggerland July 4th Weekend

Saturday, July 1, 2017 - Tuesday, July 4, 2017: What is more American than operating the very machinery that built this great country? Dig this – they’re celebrating Independence Day weekend for 4 days! Drive, ride and operate Real …


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West Orange 4th of July Weekend

Saturday, July 1, 2017 - Tuesday, July 4, 2017: Pay your respects at the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall, the only one in NJ this year. On July 2, grab some gourmet street fare at a food truck festival. On …


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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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Cumberland County Fair

Tuesday, July 4, 2017 - Saturday, July 8, 2017: The annual Cumberland County Fair event offers something for the whole family to enjoy including amusement rides, great food, farm and garden exhibits, home and art exhibits, 4-H activities, entertainment, …


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New Jersey Symphony Orchestra & Fireworks Celebration

Tuesday, June 28, 2016: 7:30 PM 10:30 PM
The Essex County Free Summer Music Concert Series offers a diverse lineup of performers. Pack a blanket, enjoy the cool evening breeze, and dance to the sounds of summer. A fireworks celebration …


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Brick Township SummerFest 2016

Thursday, June 30, 2016: 6:00 PM 6:00 PM
Free Brick Township SummerFest! Concert by "Saved by the 90's". Beer & Wine Garden, Food Court, Fireworks and Fun! Call: 732-262-1006


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Brookdale Park Summer Music & Fireworks Spectacular

Friday, July 1, 2016: 7:30 PM 7:30 PM
The Essex County Free Summer Music Concert Series! Pack a blanket, enjoy the cool evening breeze, and dance to the sounds of summer. A fireworks celebration will follow the concert …


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Woodbridge Township Fireworks

Sunday, July 3, 2016: 4:00 PM 4:00 PM
Bring your lawnchairs and join us under the stars! Live Music by AM Gold. Rain date July 5.


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New Brunswick Independence Day Celebration

Sunday, July 3, 2016: 5:00 PM 10:00 PM
Watch a Historical re-enactment of Washington’s famous salute to the American Army with muskets and cannons! Live Music Begins at 6:30 P.M.  Fireworks at 9:10 P.M. Info


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Avalon 4th of July Family Festivities

Sunday, July 3, 2016: 6:00 PM 6:00 PM
Come out to Avalon on Sunday, July 3rd and enjoy the Independence Day Family Festivities! Fireworks at dusk. Info: (609) 967‑3066


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4th of July at Skylands Stadium

Monday, July 4, 2016: 12:00 AM 12:00 AM
"Celebrate America" at Sussex County Miners vs. Ottawa Champions with the most spectacular Fireworks Sussex County has ever seen! The Miners post-game show will be an extra special Fireworks Show to …


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Montclair Celebrates Independence Day

Monday, July 4, 2016: 11:00 AM 11:00 AM
This Fireworks Event is Sponsored by Investors Bank Parade, Picnic and Fireworks! Come out to Montclair and Celebrate 4th of July!  Info


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Jersey City Freedom & Fireworks Festival

Monday, July 4, 2016: 1:00 PM 10:30 PM
Jersey City’s Third Annual Jersey City Freedon & Fireworks Festival at Liberty State Park! Live music, children’s entertainment, amusement rides, a smorgasbord of food and drink options, and a breathtaking fireworks …


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East Brunswick 4th of July Celebration

Monday, July 4, 2016: 4:00 PM 10:00 PM
Bounce rides, food, vendors, wing eating contest and more! Fireworks at 9:45.  Info


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Nutley 4th of July Celebration

Monday, July 4, 2016: 6:30 PM 6:30 PM
Celebrate 4th of July wth Music, Food, Fireworks and Fun in Nutley! Info


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Hoboken 4th of July

Monday, July 4, 2016: 9:00 PM 9:00 PM
Watch the Macy's Fireworks from Hoboken overlooking the Hudson! Beautiful views of the city and the fireworks. Info


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Collingswood High School 4th of July

Monday, July 4, 2016: 9:15 PM 11:05 PM
Concert and fireworks at the Collingswood High School on Saturday, July 4. Gates open at 6:30 p.m., with the concert at 8 p.m. and fireworks around 9:15 pm.


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Essex County Summer Music Concert & Fireworks

Wednesday, July 6, 2016: 7:30 PM 10:30 PM
The Essex County Free Summer Music Concert Series offers a diverse lineup of performers throughout our historic Parks System. Pack a blanket, enjoy the cool evening breeze and dance. A fireworks …


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Tribute to Motown & Fireworks Celebration

Wednesday, July 6, 2016: 7:30 PM 10:30 PM
The Essex County Free Summer Music Concert Series offers a diverse lineup of performers. Pack a blanket, enjoy the cool evening breeze, and dance to the sounds of summer. A fireworks …


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Brick Township SummerFest 2016

Thursday, July 7, 2016: 6:00 PM 6:00 PM
Free Brick Township SummerFest! Concert by "The Bronx Wanderers".  Beer & Wine Garden, Food Court, Fireworks and Fun! Call: 732-262-1006


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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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