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.

Statewide Fireworks Events

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First Night of 2017 Overnight on the Battleship!

Saturday, December 31, 2016 - Sunday, January 1, 2017: Spend the First Night of 2017 overnight on the Battleship! Enjoy dinner and breakfast at the chowline, tour the ship, ride the flight simulator and sleep in the bunks that …


Midnight at The Vue NYE Celebration

Saturday, December 31, 2016 - Sunday, January 1, 2017: The celebration commences at 9pm with a 2 hour open bar until 11pm. The live DJ will heat up the night with all the greatest hits. Count down to midnightlive …


New Year’s Eve Fireworks Dinner Cruise

Saturday, December 31, 2016 - Sunday, January 1, 2017: Signature Dinner Buffet Menu. Premium Open Bar for guests 21+. Champagne Toast at Midnight, Live DJ Entertainment. Incredible views of the fireworks. All ages are welcome. Board: 9pm | Cruise: 10pm–1am. …

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Laurita Winterfest

Saturday, January 21, 2017 - Sunday, January 22, 2017: A family-friendly, winter wonderland event for all ages highlighted by ice sculptures, great wine, winter activities, fire pits, a variety of food and beverage offerings, and fireworks on Saturday night! …


Tropicana Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Block Party

Friday, May 26, 2017: Start the summer season at Tropicana Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Block Party on Friday, May 26 from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Enjoy live entertainment, giveaways, Multimedia Light and Sound shows, …


Crystal Springs Fireworks Spectacular

Sunday, May 28, 2017: Hotel guests and members are welcome to enjoy a fireworks show. Info

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The Tri-County Fair

Thursday, June 15, 2017 - Sunday, June 18, 2017: Fair hours are 6 to 11 pm Thursday - Friday, 3 to 11 pm Saturday, and 1 to 6 pm Sunday.  This family-friendly community event sponsored by Christ Church features …

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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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Bonfire on the Beach

Friday, June 23, 2017: Enjoy a bonfire on the beach from 8 p.m. until 11 p.m. at Rio Grande Avenue in Wildwood with live entertainment featuring Kicking Sunrise and DJ Reed Streets. Fireworks will …


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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13th Annual Mercer County Freedom Festival

Saturday, June 24, 2017: Kids will love the Market Fair Children’s Area complete with mechanical rides, inflatables, water rides, games, crafts, laser tag park, balloon animals and much more! Enjoy tethered hot air balloon …


Morris Plains Family Day & Fireworks

Saturday, June 24, 2017: Family Day festivities start at 5:00 pm. The fireworks show begins at 9:30 pm. Info

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Leonia Sports Boosters Carnival

Thursday, June 29, 2017 - Sunday, July 9, 2017: This family-friendly annual event will feature a variety of fair food, carnival games and midway rides for all ages, from whimsical kiddie rides to state-of-the-art thrill rides. Free admission - …

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Randolph Freedom Festival

Thursday, June 29, 2017 - Saturday, July 1, 2017: The Township of Randolph’s Independence Day celebration is one of the area's most popular summer festivals. This family event features a fair with many carnival rides, games, crafts, food and …

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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


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 …


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


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


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 …


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


Lake Hopatcong Fireworks

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


4th of July Weekend at Four Seasons Family Campground

Saturday, July 1, 2017 - Monday, July 3, 2017: Let’s celebrate with all the old favorites. Annual Duck Race, with all proceeds benefiting the Woodstown Ambulance. Crafts, wagon rides, Eating Contests and Bingo! Also, be sure to decorate your wheels …

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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 …


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 …


Sayreville Independence Day Celebration

Saturday, July 1, 2017: Activities all Free! From 4pm to 8pm includes: Children's Rides & Games, Food Court, Hot Dog eating contest and culminating the day's events a spectacular Fireworks Display starts approximately 9:30pm. Info


Hillsborough Independence Day Celebration

Saturday, July 1, 2017: An afternoon and evening of entertainment, family fun, and the food tent will be followed by Hillsborough's Fireworks show at night! Info

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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


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, …


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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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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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


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


Califon Fireman’s Carnival

Monday, July 3, 2017 - Saturday, July 8, 2017: Rides, games, food. Fireworks July 5th & 7th. One price ride all night July 3rd & 6th. 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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Woodbridge Fireworks Celebration

Monday, July 3, 2017: Activities beginning 4 p.m. with live music by AM Gold and concluding with fireworks at dusk. Info


Celebrate our Stars & Stripes

Monday, July 3, 2017: Perth Amboy Fireworks. View at Sadowski Parkway on the waterfront. Festival: 5 pm - 9:30 pm. Fireworks at approximately 9:20pm. 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 …


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 …


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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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 …


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


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 …


Saddle Brook Fireworks

Monday, July 3, 2017: The annual fireworks display starts at 9:00 pm. Info


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 …


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 …


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 …


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, …


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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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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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.


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 …


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 …


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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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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