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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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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Passaic County Fair

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - Sunday, August 19, 2018: Festivities include fireworks on Friday and Saturday, carnival rides, food vendors, 4-H tent, beer garden, chess tournament, pony rides and petting zoos, and more. Thursday & Friday 6 – 11 …

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Food Truck Weekends at Laurita Winery

Saturday, August 18, 2018 - Sunday, November 11, 2018: Laurita Winery's Food Truck Weekends Food and wine lovers will converge at Laurita Winery in New Egypt for Laurita Winery Gourmet Food Trucks and Fire Works weekends. Experience the trending Gourmet …

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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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Boonton Fire Department Labor Day Carnival

Thursday, August 30, 2018 - Sunday, September 2, 2018: Nothing says summer send-off like an outdoor fair, which features tons of rides, a live concert, pig roast and huge fireworks display. Info


Mendham Borough Labor Day Parade

Friday, August 31, 2018: The carnival is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening. On Labor Day, the Mendham Labor Day Parade marches up Main Street ending at Borough Field.  The carnival is open from mid-morning …


Somerset Patriots Atlantic League Playoffs @ TD Bank Ballpark

Friday, September 21, 2018 - Sunday, September 30, 2018: Somerset Patriots Atlantic League Playoffs @ TD Bank Ballpark Playoffs starting 9/21 The Somerset Patriots have clinched an Atlantic League Playoff spot by winning the 2018 Liberty Division First Half …

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Deerfield Township Harvest Festival

Friday, October 5, 2018 - Monday, October 8, 2018: With a stellar lineup of musicians playing throughout the festival, this is the perfect way to escape for a few days, or even for a few hours to enjoy the …

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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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