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Express your love of America by celebrating the Fourth of July with spectacular fireworks and lots of fun! Come on and join these towns for some big bangs with some extra sparkle. 

June 25th (Saturday)

Allamuchy
Rutherfurd Hall, 5 pm
Allamuchy puts a fantastic show with live music.

Tenafly
Tenafly High School, 9 pm
Enjoy music by Divinity Roxx at 7:30 p.m. before sitting down and watching the fireworks. 

June 30 (Thursday)

Cedar Grove
Panther Park, 7-10 pm
Cedar Grove fireworks display.

Point Pleasant
Jenkinson’s Boardwalk, “at dark”
Point Pleasant puts on a spectacular fireworks show every Thursday throughout the summer.

July 1st (Friday)

Aberdeen Twp.
Veterans Memorial Park, Ocean Boulevard and Lakeshore Drive, 6 – 10 pm
Prior to the fireworks show at 9pm, enjoy music by DJ Sway J., face painting, inflatables and food vendors – plus, the spray park will be open until 8pm. Rain date is July 9. No pets allowed.

Hamilton Twp.
Veterans Park, south side, 6-10 pm
A concert begins at 6 pm, followed by fireworks at 9:30 pm Rain date is July 2.

Lawrence Twp. 
Rider University, 7 pm
Live entertainment, children’s activities and food trucks take place before the annual fireworks display on July 1; rain date is July 2.

Mount Arlington
Lake Hopatcong, 9:30 pm
Every year, with dues from members, Lake Hopatcong Yacht Club puts on a fantastic fireworks show by the lake.

Somerset
The Franklin Days Series continues with the celebration of America’s Independence Day with music, games, food, family fun and fireworks beginning at 6 pm at the Franklin Township Municipal Building. Concert by Epic Soul. Rain date is July 10.

South Brunswick
Crossroads Middle School South, 6-10 pm
A concert featuring Elegant Music Group kicks off the celebration. There will be food trucks, entertainment, and then fireworks at 9:15 pm. Rain date is July 8.

Verona
Verona Community Center, 7 pm. Rain date is July 5.
Join Verona for their annual fireworks. 

Wildwood
Kick off the weekend every Friday on the Wildwoods Boardwalk with Friday night fireworks at 10 pm. The fireworks will be launched from the beach on Pine Avenue and visible from anywhere on the Wildwoods Boardwalk. Or bring a blanket or beach chair to the Pine Avenue beach and watch the fireworks explode overhead.

Woodbridge
Bring your lawn chairs and join Woodbridge Township under the stars for its annual Independence Day fireworks celebration July 1 at Alvin P. Williams Memorial Park, Port Reading Avenue, Sewaren section of Woodbridge. Rain date is July 2. Musical guests are AM Gold and Yacht Rock Party. Fireworks will be simulcast on 107.9 FM WOLD.

July 2nd (Saturday)

East Windsor
Etra Lake Park, starts 6 pm
The Fourth of July Celebration includes music by Jerry Rife’s Rhythm Kings Dixieland Jazz Band and the Trenton Bass Quintet Plus One, concluding with fireworks.

Franklin Twp.
Municipal Complex in Somerset, 9:15 pm
Visitors can enjoy music, food, game and family fun beginning at 6 pm, followed by a fireworks display. 

Six Flags Great Adventure, Jackson
Six Flags and Coca-Cola are throwing a huge July 4th celebration. The park promises to deliver epic thrills, screamin’ rides, spectacular fireworks and an interactive experience with the all new “Sounds of Summer” zone, powered by Coke Studio, featuring a live DJ and interactive photo booth. Fireworks will light up the sky each night at 9:30 pm July 2-4.

Manasquan
5:15-9 pm
Come down for the parade, beach concert and fireworks.

North Brunswick
630 Route 1 South, 3 pm to midnight
Enjoy the America the Beautiful fireworks at 10 pm after spending the day at the North Brunswick Youth Sports Festival carnival.

Scotch Plains
Shady Rest Country Clubhouse, 7 pm
Come view the annual fireworks show. 

Spotswood
Holy Trinity Church, Helmetta, 1 pm parade
Immaculate Conception Sports Field, fireworks, beginning at 6:30 pm
Mayor Jackie Palmer of Spotswood and Mayor Christopher Slavicek of Helmetta will present the Mayors’ March and Spark in the Park. This Independence Day celebration will begin with a parade at 1 pm, starting at Holy Trinity Church in Helmetta and ending at Immaculate Conception Church in Spotswood. The celebration will resume at 6:30 pm at the Immaculate Conception Sports Field for family fun, a beer and sangria garden, food trucks, music and fireworks.

July 3rd (Sunday)

Bradley Beach
Beach Front, Dusk
Bradley Beach will host their annual beach fireworks display. 

Collingswood
Begins at Roberts Pool, 2 pm
An all-day celebration, Collingswood will have its annual Independence day party beginning at Roberts Pool for games and prizes. At 7 pm, the high school field will open for a concert by TO THE MAX and fireworks at dusk.  

East Rutherford
State Fair Meadowlands
State Fair Meadowlands is ready to put on a show-stopping display that you do not want to miss! The fireworks are taking place on July 3 and 4 by Garden State Fireworks.

Freehold
Freehold Racetrack, 9:15 pm
The Borough of Freehold’s annual Independence Day Concert and Fireworks celebration will feature live music by RockNRoll Chorus followed by Lil Asmar & Garden State Prodigies Band and RockitFish. Freehold native Kason Jackson will again sing “The Star Spangled Banner” at 9:15 pm, immediately followed by the fireworks. As part of Freehold Borough’s Centennial Celebration, free inflatable games and entertainment will be provided. Radio station WJRZ and sister station WRAT will be on hand to provide patriotic music during the fireworks. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.
Then, on July 4, the Borough of Freehold will present its annual tradition of the reading of the Declaration of Independence at 9 am sharp in front of the Freehold Fire Department, 49 W. Main St. Arrive at 8am to participate in the reading. The event will be livestreamed on the Borough of Freehold’s Facebook page.

Haddon Twp.
Haddon Township High School, 7 pm
Light up the night with a fireworks display at Haddon Township High School’s football stadium. Rain date is July 5.

Six Flags Great Adventure, Jackson
Six Flags and Coca-Cola are throwing a huge July 4th celebration. The park promises to deliver epic thrills, screamin’ rides, spectacular fireworks and an interactive experience with the all new “Sounds of Summer” zone, powered by Coke Studio, featuring a live DJ and interactive photo booth. Fireworks will light up the sky each night at 9:30 pm July 2-4.

Lavallette
Bay Boulevard, 8 pm
Stop by the gazebo for fireworks and a concert. Rain date is July 10.

Milltown
Festivities start at 6 am, parade at 10 am, fireworks at 9:30 pm
Fishing derby, fun run/5K, parade, duck race, pizza eating contest, house decorating contest, music by mr. Ray and Groove Line, and fireworks – all ways Milltown will celebrate Independence Day!

Paramus
Garden State Plaza Boulevard, 11 am to 7 pm
Paramus will hold a grand celebration with 20 food trucks, music and pre-fireworks festivities. Kids can enjoy face painting, a bounce house, henna tattoos and Grand Prix remote control cars. Bring chairs, blankets – and an appetite. Entrance fee is $8 for family members 14 and older, $5 for kids 4-13, and free for children under 4.

Union Beach
Dusk
Union Beach will have its annual fireworks celebration on the beachfront. 

July 4th (Monday)

Camden
2 Riverside Dr., 5 pm kickoff
The Tri-County Symphonic Band will play a Salute to America & Our Veterans, power pop by Travel Lanes, rock ‘n’ roll by The O’Jays, and then fireworks over the Delaware River.

Cape May
Beach Avenue, 9 pm
Join Cape May’s fireworks display. Rain date is July 5.

East Rutherford
State Fair Meadowlands
State Fair Meadowlands is ready to put on a show-stopping display that you do not want to miss! The fireworks are taking place on July 3 and 4 by Garden State Fireworks.

Six Flags Great Adventure, Jackson
Six Flags and Coca-Cola are throwing a huge July 4th celebration. The park promises to deliver epic thrills, screamin’ rides, spectacular fireworks and an interactive experience with the all new “Sounds of Summer” zone, powered by Coke Studio, featuring a live DJ and interactive photo booth. Fireworks will light up the sky each night at 9:30 pm July 2-4.

Jersey City
Hudson River Waterfront/Exchange Place, Starts at noon
The annual Jersey City Freedom Fireworks Festival takes place right on the Hudson River! Come to the biggest Independence Day celebration in New Jersey for a full-day filled with live music on two stages, amusement rides, and myriad eats and drinks. The festivities will culminate with a fireworks extravaganza against Lady Liberty and the New York City skyline. Jersey City’s 50 Star Fireworks, July 4th at Sundown, features fireworks by Grucci. Two barges with fireworks will be located along the Hudson River, one off 2nd Street and the other by the Colgate Clock. Flo Rida, Shaq and Funk Flex are on the lineup. Jersey City Night Market will take place from 12-10 pm near the Exchange Place PATH station.

Long Branch
Ocean Boulevard, 9 pm
The fun begins at 10 am at Oceanfest, an incredibly huge gathering of families who want to enjoy food, music, a street fair, a craft fair and performances all in one! Fireworks start at 9 pm.

Margate
Huntington Ave. Beach, 9 pm
Set up a blanket on the beach to watch the Margate Mothers’ Fourth of July fireworks celebration.

Ocean City
Ocean City Boardwalk, 7 pm
A kite-flying competition kicks off Ocean City’s celebration followed by entertainment and music at Music Pier. Fireworks end the show at 9 pm. 

Point Pleasant Beach
Jenkinson’s Boardwalk, 12-11 pm
For Point Pleasant’s Independence day celebration, Jenkinson’s sponsors a big fireworks display right on the boardwalk. Enjoy the Big Joe Talent Show as well!

Ridgefield Park
Ridgefield Park is holding its traditional fireworks show to wrap up July 4 festivities. There will be an evening program at Veterans Park: at 7:30 pm The Rutherford Community Band will perform a collection of both contemporary and patriotic songs, to be followed at around 9:30 pm with the fireworks show. Earlier in the day, join a reading of the Declaration of Independence at 7:30 am, a flag raising ceremony at 7:45 am, a Baby & Youth Parade at 9 am and the Main Civic Parade at 11:30 am.

Ridgewood
On July 4, Ridgewood will have its 112th Fourth of July celebration including a flag raising ceremony, parade and fireworks.

Sea Isle City
50th Street City, 9 pm
Grab a towel and get a place on the beach for Sea Isle City’s Fourth of July Fireworks. 

Seaside Heights
Seaside Heights Boardwalk, 9:30 pm
Fireworks kick off on the 4th of July, then continue every Wednesday through Labor Day.

Stone Harbor
Stone Harbor Beachfront, 9 pm
After spending the day at the July 4 Field Day & Phillies Home Run Derby from 9 am to 1 pm, come back for Independence Day fireworks at 9 pm.

West Orange
West Orange High School, 1 pm events, 9 pm fireworks
West Orange will celebrate Fourth of July in style with festivities featuring food, fun and fireworks starting at 1 pm at the West Orange High School campus. Fireworks will begin promptly at 9 pm. Bring your appetite and the family for some tasty fare during the sixth annual Food Truck Festival from 1-9 pm. Deejay entertainment will provide a festive backdrop. The Independence Day festivities will also include a Kid Zone and other fun activities for little ones throughout the day.

Wildwood
Wildwood Beach and Pine Avenue, 10 pm
This special fireworks spectacular is synchronized to patriotic music playing over the Wildwoods Boardwalk sound system! Launched from Pine Avenue and the beach, the fireworks are visible from anywhere on the Boardwalk. Head up to the boardwalk early for dinner and drinks, shopping, and all those awesome rides on the three amusement piers.

July 5th (Tuesday)

Cranbury Twp.
Village Park, 5-10 pm
Come out and stroll Main Street on your way to Village Park, and enjoy Cranbury’s beautiful green space, leading up to the annual fireworks display over Brainard Lake at dark.

Lacey Twp.
Lacey Township High School, 7:30 pm
Enjoy a performance by Shallow Green prior to the fireworks.

July 6th (Wednesday)

Holmdel
Bell Works, 9:15 pm
Explore The Block at Bell Works and then stay for the Red, White, BOOM fireworks display. Rain date is July 7.

Find out where all the fun begins before the evening fireworks! Many municipalities are holding parades, the reading of the Declaration of Independence and other patriotic celebrations.

Also, if you’re traveling up north, LEGOLAND New York has a Red, White & BOOM! event planned, while the Wildwoods in South New Jersey have days of patriotic-themed events planned.

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