New Jersey Regions Small ©bestofnj.comNJ 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 fireworks displays across the Garden State. If you’re looking for even more 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.

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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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Marlton Park 4th of July

Monday, July 4, 2016: 8:30 PM 11:00 PM
All-day celebration on Saturday, July 4 at Marlton Park. Includes a parade at 10 a.m. and fireworks at dusk. Admission is free.


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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


Since there is always the chance that a number of 4th of July fireworks events in New Jersey will be rained out, we’ve put together a list of all projected rain dates for previously canceled fireworks displays. Below, you’ll find a series of event listings broken down by region. This is the 2016 edition of our 4th of July Fireworks Rain Date listings:

North Jersey Fireworks Rain Dates

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Wayne Fireworks Raindate

Wednesday, July 6, 2016: Bounce rides for the kids. Food including hot dogs, hamburgers, cheeseburgers, chicken tenders, sausage and peppers, cheesesteak, French fries, pretzels, zeppoli, and more. Music by School of Rock – Wayne


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Franklin Township Independence Day Celebration Rain Date

Friday, July 8, 2016: Free Admission. Live 80's Music, Kid Zone, Food Vendors and more! Info


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Lake Hopatcong Fireworks Rain Date

Saturday, July 9, 2016: Fireworks are now on Saturday, July 9th at dusk. 973-398-4324


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Summit 4th of July & Food Truck Festival

Monday, July 4, 2016: This Fireworks Event is Sponsored by Investors Bank This day-long celebration is marked by tradition, beginning with the Decorated Bicycle Parade which welcomes children to show off some USA pride, …


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Monroe Fireworks Rain Date

Tuesday, July 5, 2016: Due to the rain on July 4th - Fireworks are rescheduled for July 5 at 8:30pm. Call 856–728‑1372


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Piscataway Township Fireworks Rain Date

Tuesday, July 5, 2016: Piscataway Township Fireworks have been rescheduled for July 5th at 9pm. Info


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Union Township Fireworks Rain Date

Tuesday, July 5, 2016: Fireworks rescheduled for July 5th at 9pm due to rain on the 4th. Info: 908-688-2800


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Clark Fireworks Rain Date

Tuesday, July 5, 2016: Due to the rain on the 4th, Clark Fireworks have been rescheduled for July 5th at 9:15 pm


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Vineland High School Fireworks Rain Date

Tuesday, July 5, 2016: Storms prompted city officials to postpone Monday's Fourth of July firework's display. The show is rescheduled for 9 p.m. Tuesday. Info


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Collingswood High School 4th of July Rain Date

Tuesday, July 5, 2016: The July 4, 2016 fireworks show has been postponed until July 5 due to the high possibility of rain. Please join us Tuesday night at the high school stadium for a …


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Atlantic Highlands Fireworks

Friday, July 8, 2016: This Fireworks Event is Sponsored by Investors Bank Annual Fireworks Display, July 8th, 2016 at 9:00PM in the Municipal Harbor. Info


Statewide Fireworks Events



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Celebrate America with Somerset Patriots

Friday, May 20, 2016: If you love Fireworks, then come out to Celebrate America this evening with the Somerset Patriots as they take on the Bridgeport Bluefish at 7:05 pm. Immediately following the game will …


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Jenkinson's Fireworks

Thursday, June 2, 2016 - Thursday, August 25, 2016: Fireworks every Thursday night on the beach from June until August and a special 4th of July fireworks event at night.


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State Fair Meadowlands - Celebrating 30 Years

Thursday, June 23, 2016 - Sunday, July 10, 2016: New Jersey’s largest single event is held annually at the State Fair Meadowlands Fairgrounds in the heart of Bergen County.  Located in East Rutherford at the Meadowlands Sports Complex the …


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Bloomingdale Fireworks

Friday, June 24, 2016: Fun games and rides for all starting at 6 pm. Fireworks at dusk. Call 973-838-0778 for more information.


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Freedom Festival

Saturday, June 25, 2016: Join PST for their 12th annual Freedom Festival! Enjoy free admission to the car show, 5k race, live bands, food, and evening fireworks! Info


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Hillsborough's Independence Day Celebration

Saturday, June 25, 2016: This family event features an evening of family fun with inflatable amusements, food from local Hillsborough restaurants and organizations, games and activities, and a live DJ! The night will conclude …


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Morris Plains Family Day & Fireworks

Saturday, June 25, 2016: Fun starts at 5pm. Fireworks at 9:30pm. Rain date 6/26.  (973) 538-7606


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4th of July in Newark

Tuesday, June 28, 2016: Enjoy the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and Fireworks show. In case of rain, the concert will be held in the Cathedral Basilica in Newark and the fireworks display will be …


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Fairfield Township Independence Day Celebration

Wednesday, June 29, 2016: Festivities begin at 5:30pm. Food, Face painters, Performance by “Jersey Sound”. Fireworks to follow at dusk. Info


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Hanover Township 2016 Patriotic Celebration

Wednesday, June 29, 2016: Music, food, games. Activities begin at 6:30 p.m. Fireworks approximately 9:15 p.m. A concert of patriotic music will be performed. Rain date 6/30


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Cedar Grove Township 2016 Fireworks Show

Wednesday, June 29, 2016: The Cedar Grove Township's Fireworks Display will be on Wednesday, June 29th at Panther Park Athletic Field this year! Gates open at 7:00pm, show starts at dusk. Join us for a fun filled night with a …


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Independence Day Concert

Wednesday, June 29, 2016: A Star-Spangled Birthday Party at the Meadowlands!  Join us, as we honor our country’s birthday with a selection of rousing patriot songs performed by the North Jersey Concert Band.  Registration …


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Montville Independence Day Celebration

Thursday, June 30, 2016 - Saturday, July 2, 2016: This three day family event features carnival rides, tethered balloon rides, food and a fireworks display on Saturday, July 2. Rain date for the fireworks is Sunday, July 3rd.


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Randolph Freedom Festival

Thursday, June 30, 2016 - Saturday, July 2, 2016: This family event features a fair with carnival rides, games, crafts, food, live music & entertainment. The fireworks show takes place at 9:45 on Saturday night.


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Montville 4th of July Celebration

Thursday, June 30, 2016: The three day event features 21 rides, food, music, a parade on Saturday at 1pm, and a fireworks show choreographed to music at 9:30pm on Saturday. The hours are Thursday …


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Verona Fireworks

Thursday, June 30, 2016: DJ Entertainment begins at 7pm.  Info at  http://www.veronanj.org/


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Fireworks Spectacular June 30th

Thursday, June 30, 2016: Mark your calendars now for Thursday, June 30th for the 2016 Montgomery fireworks! (Rain date is Thurs., July 7) Reminders! Bring a blanket or chairs to sit on, alcohol is prohibited …


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Raritan Bay Fireworks Show

Friday, July 1, 2016: The Cities of Perth Amboy and South Amboy join this July 1st to celebrate the spirit, strength and dedication of our three municipalities, by coming together to "Celebrate our Stars …


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The Beach Bacon Fest - Celebrate America Weekend

Friday, July 1, 2016: The Beach Bacon Fest is a new and unique festival kicking off the Celebrate America Weekend this July 1st-4th. All things bacon will be featured. From chocolate covered bacon, to …


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Bordentown Independence Day Fireworks & Celebration

Friday, July 1, 2016: This Fireworks Event is Sponsored by Investors Bank Join us starting at 4pm for music, local food vendors, kids corner, and Fireworks!!! Info


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Gala 4th of July Celebration

Friday, July 1, 2016: Bicycle decorating contest 5:15 pm - Little League Field. Parade beginning at 6:30 pm - Manasquan Coast Guard Station. Concert commencing 7:30 pm. Music provided by "Billy Lawlor" Main Beach. …


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Carteret Independence Day Festival

Friday, July 1, 2016: Music, food, rides and a fireworks show. Among the performers will be the Carteret High School Show Band and Party of Five, with fireworks starting at about 9 p.m. Call …


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Franklin Twp Independence Day Celebration

Friday, July 1, 2016: This Fireworks Event is Sponsored by Investors Bank Free Admission, Live 80's Music, Kid Zone, Food Vendors and Fireworks. Info


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Independence Day Fireworks & Concert

Friday, July 1, 2016: Nothing starts the Fourth of July holiday weekend like Hamilton's annual Fireworks and Concerts. Concert begins at 6 pm, Fireworks begin after dark (normally after 9 pm) Veterans Park, inside the Kuser Road …


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Medford Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks Display

Friday, July 1, 2016: A family friendly, annual extravaganza!  Highlights include: Kid’s Activity Zone, Live Music on the Main Stage, Food Court & of course Medford’s “famous” Fireworks Display! Admission is free, donations are …


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Rutherford Fireworks Celebration

Friday, July 1, 2016: Activities start at 7:00 PM with music and food vendors, followed by the 9:15 PM fireworks display. http://www.rutherford-nj.com/calendars/


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Brookdale Park Summer Music & Fireworks Spectacular

Friday, July 1, 2016: 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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Free Summer Music Concert & Fireworks

Friday, July 1, 2016: The event will feature a free concert followed by the fireworks display at dusk. Bring a blanket and enjoy the sounds of summer. For more information, call 973-268-3500.


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Lakewood Blue Claws Fireworks

Friday, July 1, 2016 - Wednesday, September 7, 2016: Post-game Fireworks Nights at the Ball park All Friday night games will start at 7:05 pm and include post-game fireworks on July 1, 8, 22, August 5, September 7, 2016. …


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Somerset Patriots Fireworks

Saturday, July 2, 2016 - Saturday, September 10, 2016: Fireworks will take place after the baseball games. See schedule


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Greenwich Township Fourth of July Parade

Saturday, July 2, 2016: Parade will step off at North School Street and proceed along Memorial Avenue to the reviewing stand at Memorial Avenue Park. Info


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Independence Day Celebration at Historic Cold Spring Village

Saturday, July 2, 2016 - Sunday, July 3, 2016: Afternoon concerts, family activities and traditional fun. Patriotic programs both days, including The Story of Old Glory and live music. Info


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July 4th Weekend at Diggerland

Saturday, July 2, 2016 - Monday, July 4, 2016: Dig with us all weekend for special promos and an exclusive savings! Use online promo code JULY7416 and save $5 on full day adult admission tickets purchased online for visits July 2nd – …


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Coca-Cola® July 4th Fest

Saturday, July 2, 2016 - Monday, July 4, 2016: July 4th - celebrate it from the top of the world! Mammoth roller coaster, Nitro, is just one of the world class thrill machines daring you to race the wind! …


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Fireworks & Flags Cookie Workshop

Saturday, July 2, 2016: Learn Sweet Dani B's tricks of the trade and decorate three amazing and delicious sugar cookies just in time for July 4th! In this class we will ice a firework, …


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Randolph Kiwanis Freedom Parade

Saturday, July 2, 2016: The Parade celebrates the freedom we cherish as Americans and honors the men and women in uniform. It's a great annual tradition in Randolph and a fun event that brings …


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Sayreville Independence Day Celebration

Saturday, July 2, 2016: Activities all Free from 4pm to 8pm include:Children's Rides & Games, Food Court, Pony Rides, Hot Dog eating contest and culminating the day's events a spectacular Fireworks Display starts approximately 9:30pm. Rain date: July 3rd. Info


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East Windsor Independence Day Celebration

Saturday, July 2, 2016: All area residents are invited to attend the 2016 East Windsor Township Independence Day Celebration! Live Music and Fireworks! Rain date Sunday, July 3. Info: 609-443-4000, ext. 400


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Belmar Independence Day Concert

Saturday, July 2, 2016: Thomas Welsey Stern will be playing a set of our original and traditional American Folk Music in celebration of Incependence Day (a little early). Free! Bring a folding chair, as …


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Maywood Fireworks Celebration

Saturday, July 2, 2016: Entertainment begins at 7:00 p.m. followed by the fireworks at 9:15 p.m. Info


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4th of July at Tenafly High School

Saturday, July 2, 2016: Fireworks start at dark behind Tenafly High School. Rain date is July 6.


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The Philly Pops - Celebrate America Weekend

Saturday, July 2, 2016: The Philly Pops will return once again to Wildwood, but this time on the fabulous Wildwood beach! Make an evening out of it, and bring a pinic dinner to enjoy on …


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Rahway 4th of July Fireworks

Saturday, July 2, 2016: Rahway’s 4th of July Fireworks will be displayed behind Rahway City Hall on July 2nd at 9:00pm. The best viewing areas will be at City Hall Plaza, Main Street, and …


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Fireworks in Clifton

Sunday, July 3, 2016: Main Memorial Park will have great food, crafts, health screenings, clowns, free activities & rides. Fireworks display will be at the Clifton High School Stadium beginning at dusk. The Clifton …


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Free Lawn Concert at Morristown National Historical Park

Sunday, July 3, 2016: Enjoy a free concert with the United States Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps, as part of Revolutionary Times Weekend 2016. Bring lawn chairs & blankets. The concert will …


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Buena Vista Township Independence Day Festival

Sunday, July 3, 2016: The Buena Vista Township Special Events Committee have finalized plans for a spectacular event and fireworks display for Sunday, July 3rd. Start time will be 3:00 pm with a parade preceding that at 2:00 pm. …


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Woodbridge Township Fireworks

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


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Highland Park Fireworks

Sunday, July 3, 2016: Celebrate with your Community! Come for dinner and dessert! A wide variety of food vendors will be on-hand! Live Music, Youth Theater Musical Review, Activities for children and Demonstrations! Festivities …


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Independence Day Fireworks Festival

Sunday, July 3, 2016: Join us on Sunday July 3rd for our 5th Annual Independence Day Fireworks Festival. This year will be our biggest fireworks display ever & we will be making the event …


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New Brunswick Independence Day Celebration

Sunday, July 3, 2016: 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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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.