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June 27 (Thurs)

Montgomery
9:15 pm
The celebration starts at 6 pm with games and activities, food vendors and a concert by The John Oakes Band.

June 27-29 (Thurs-Sat)

Montville
Times vary, $30/wristband
Snap on a wristband and take unlimited spins on 20 rides, then hit Kiddie Town for face painting, balloon animals and crafts. Don’t miss the hot dog and pie eating contests, live entertainment and Saturday night’s fireworks extravaganza.

June 28 (Fri)

Hasbrouck Heights
7 pm gates, 8 pm activities; $5
Head to Depken Field for music, kiddie fun and a 50/50 raffle. Kids ages 5 and under get in free.

Lawrence Twp.
9:15 pm, free
This is an annual town tradition that takes place at Rider University.

Mount Arlington
Dusk, free
Lake Hopatcong Yacht Club puts on this show with dues from members for the greater community. Get there before dark to take in the views.

Pequannock
Dusk, free
Head to the high school to see this annual spectacular.

June 29 (Sat)

Allamuchy
5 pm, $1
Pack your coolers, chairs and blankets for an awesome event at Rutherfurd Hall. Think live tunes, food vendors and a 50/50.

Battleship New Jersey (Camden)
9:30 pm, $10
Have you been to the epic Battleship New Jersey yet? Take the kids for face painting, food, a gun salute and live music.

Hillsborough
5 pm, free
Fireworks start at 9, but there’ll be inflatables, a free dunk tank, boardwalk games, a live DJ, food and more before the show.

Matawan
6 pm, free
Pie eating contests, Batman and Wonder Woman, food vendors and karaoke all happen before the fireworks go off.

Morris Plains
9:30 pm
See the fireworks show at 9:30 pm, but not before running wild with the kids at Family Day at 5 pm.

Sayreville
5 pm, free
Kennedy Park will have games, kiddie rides, a Bon Jovi tribute band and more.

Scotch Plains
7 pm, free
Pony rides, balloon animals, duck races, oh my! Don’t miss out on the crawfish boil at Stage House Tavern before the show at Scotch Hills Golf Course.

Tenafly
9 pm, free
Hit the high school to see the show. Entertainment will start at 8 pm.

June 30 (Sun)

Rutherford
7 pm, free
See a classic rock cover band, munch on food and lay out a blanket. The show starts at 9:15 pm.

July 1 (Mon)

Fair Lawn
9 pm, call for pricing
Take in patriotic tunes before the show starts.

Hanover
6 pm
Head to Veteran’s Field for food trucks, games, a parade and concert.

Verona
Dusk, free
Music starts at Liberty Field at 7 pm, then the fireworks start once dark hits.

July 2 (Tues)

Cranford
9:15 pm
Don’t miss the canoe races in town on the 4th.

Union City
6 pm
Bergenline Ave. will be bustling with kids activities, music and free hot dogs.

July 3 (Wed)

Bayonne
9:15 pm
The Belle Tones will kick off the night at 7 p.m. at the municipal amphitheater with a concert. There will also be free inflatable rides from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the old amphitheater.

Bradley Beach
9 pm
The beachfront promenade is the perfect spot to watch the borough’s annual display.

Dover
6 pm
Doors open at 6 pm for the town’s annual fireworks event.

Flemington-Raritan
9 pm
A DJ will crank up the music starting at 7:30 p.m. in the upper parking Lot of RFIS on Court Street before the fireworks are underway.

Franklin Twp.
9:15 pm
Little Jimmy & The Starlites will play the main stage while New Brunswick Jazz Project Band will play at the Gazebo before the fireworks begin.

Freehold
9:15 pm
Gates open at 6 p.m., and there will be live music from 7 – 9 p.m. before the fireworks. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. Bring your own chairs and blankets.

Haddon Twp.
Dusk
A celebration gets underway at 7 pm before the fireworks begin at HTHS football stadium.

Haddonfield
9:20 pm
Come for food trucks, bounce houses and live music kicking off at 6 pm.

Hamilton Twp.
9:30 pm
Listen to the Heartbeats in concert at 6 pm at Veterans Field before the fireworks.

Hazlet
Around 9 pm
Claim your spot at Veterans Park early for this spectacular fireworks display.

Highland Park
9:20 pm
Gather your crew early for borough festivities which begin at 5 pm.

Lakehurst
Around 9 pm
Don’t miss the fireworks at dusk at Lake Horicon.

Lakewood
9:15 pm
Don’t miss a concert by Wilbur Wittemann, a patriotic band taking the stage at 7:15 pm at the All Wars Memorial Amphitheater on North Lake Drive before fireworks light up the night sky.

Lower Twp.
5 pm festival; 9 pm
Rides, food and entertainment, oh my! Stop by at 5 pm for a full evening of festivities and cap it off with a colorful show up above.

Manasquan
5:15 parade; 10 pm
There will be a parade, fireworks, bicycle decorating contest and concert by Billy Lawlor at 7:30 pm before the fireworks.

Maywood
9:30 pm
Come hear Jumpin’ Dragons play at 6:30 pm ahead of the fireworks.

Medford Twp.
6-10 pm
Come to Freedom Park for a celebration to remember.

New Providence
9:30 pm
Hometown DJ Michael Savage will provide entertainment and kids can get a free “bucket” of chalk to create art and messages on the street. The fun begins at 7 pm with fireworks starting around 9:30 pm. Don’t forget your lawn chairs and blankets.

Ocean Twp.
6:30 pm
Entertainment will be on hand along with food trucks. Be sure to bring chairs and blankets.

Oradell
7:30 pm
Come to Memorial Field for food trucks, live music and fireworks.

Perth Amboy-South Amboy
9:30 pm
Festivities get underway at 5 pm culminating with fireworks on the waterfront at 9:30 pm.

Saddle Brook
7 pm
Come to Otto Pehle Park on Saddle River Park for the township’s annual fireworks show.

South Brunswick
9 pm
Come at 6 for music and food vendors at Crossroads South Fields before the show.

Union Beach
Dusk
Don’t miss the annual fireworks on the beachfront.

Ventnor
7 pm
Be sure to register for the annual Ventnor Mile and Independence Day Celebration kicking off at 7 pm at Newport Avenue and the Boardwalk. Registration open from 6 pm at the Community Building.

Woodbridge Twp.
Gates open at 4 pm
Bring your lawn chairs for a night under the stars at Alvin P. Williams Memorial Park. Dance to the sounds AM Gold Yacht Rock Party with special guests Kickback.

July 3-4 (Wed-Thurs)

East Rutherford
State Fair Meadowlands
2 pm-1 am
Catch a next-level fireworks display at Met Life Stadium.

July 4 (Thurs)

Allendale
9 pm, prices vary
Start your day with a patriotic flag raising, then take the kids to races like the 50-yard dash and the potato, sack and balloon races. Don’t forget to hit the water balloon toss and memorial fun run.

Asbury Park
Time TBD
Boasting the “best fireworks display on the Jersey Shore,” bring your sparklers and kiddos for a real show.

Atlantic City
9-10 pm
Head to the Borgata at 9 pm and Tropicana at 10 pm for an epic, colorful show across the ocean.

Avalon City
8:45 pm, free
Hit the Bay Atlantic Symphony’s free concert at 7 pm, then stick around for the largest fireworks display in south NJ.

Beachwood
9 pm
Lay out your blankets and cozy up on the beach with your kids. Look to the sky for an awesome American display.

Belleville
6 pm festivities; 9 pm
Hop on a trackless train and inflatable rides, play games and listen to a live DJ.

Blairstown
10:30 am-4:30 pm, free
Head to the park for a reading of the Declaration, then the kids can try leap frog races, balloon contests, hula hoop competitions, OREO stacking and more. There’ll also be a petting zoo, dunk tank, banjo band and plenty of food to dig into. End the day by cheering on your favorite flippers at the annual Duck Race.

Brick Twp.
Concert at 7 pm; fireworks when dark
Come out decked in 80s attire and listen to some of the best throwback hits. There’ll also be a food court and a beer and wine garden.

Bridgeton
9:30 pm
Hit the Independence Day Horseshoe Tournament at 11 am and stick around for nighttime fireworks.

Bridgewater
5-10 pm, free
Start the night with a visit from Revolutionary encampment reenactors, then listen to live music (a tribute to Santana) and settle into your lawn chairs for a fireworks spectacular.

Camden County
9:30 pm
Listen to the sounds of the UCC Royal Brass Band and Burton Cummings starting at 6:30 pm, then watch fireworks fly over the Delaware River.

Chatham
Dusk
Start with a patriotic parade and finish up the night with a brilliant pop of color.

Clifton
Noon-6 pm, 8:45-10 pm
$3/fireworks
Bring your picnic blankets to Main Memorial Park, which’ll have clowns, rides and free activities for the kiddos. Then head to Clifton High School’s stadium for a live concert followed by a fireworks show.

Collingswood
9:15 pm, free admission
Take part in the annual bike parade at 10 am, hit Robert’s Pool at 2 pm for kiddies games (raft races, coin toss and other water games) and listen to an eight piece band before the show.

Denville
9 pm
Stop by Gardner Field at 7 pm from live music by Street Hassle, then close out with fireworks.

East Brunswick
4 pm, free
Think free bounce rides, face painting, balloon twisting, eating contests and more. There’ll also be bands and a DJ, food trucks and vendors.

Florham Park
9:30 am parade
Get outdoors with the kiddos for some parading and fireworks.

Hackensack
7″15 pm performance; 9:15 pm fireworks
Think games, kiddie rides, a flea market and food vendors, plus live music from The Infernos Band.

Hammonton
9 pm
Set up your chairs and blankets around the grass, then sit back and enjoy the show.

Jersey City
Noon-10 pm, call for pricing
Join Jersey City for a celebration featuring a performance by Snoop Dogg, beer gardens and food trucks, a kids’ carnival and fireworks by Grucci, holder of the Guinness World Record for the largest fireworks display.

Keansburg Amusement Park
9 pm, free admission
This fireworks “double header” will be the amusement park’s biggest show ever. Hit the amusements before drying off for a spectacular show.

Kearny
6:30 pm festivities; 9:10 pm fireworks
The kids will love the face painting, clowns, ballon artists, pony rides and inflatables. There’ll also be an orchestra with Eric the magician performing during the intermission.

Lebanon
9:30 am children’s parade, 10 am parade
Start off the day with a trip to the children’s parade, then stick around for the main parade festivities. Head to festivities in the park and look at 40 antique and classic cars on Lynwood Dr.

Little Falls
10 am-5 pm, free admission
This giant block party boasts kiddie and pony rides, vendor wares and good eats like gyros, zeppoles, steak sandwiches, ice cream and more.

Livingston
9:15 pm
Pump the brakes for the classic car show, then enter your kids in the ice cream eating contest, followed up by a trip to the bouncy rides, games and free pony rides.

Long Branch
10 am-10 pm, fireworks at 9 pm
This family-friendly festival features music, food, crafts and a fireworks show attended by thousands.

Maplewood
Times and prices vary
From kids’ relays and a bike parade to a car show and 5K run to tennis and baking contests, there’s plenty to keep the kids entertained. Be sure to grab prime seating for the light show and fireworks at 9:25 pm.

Margate
9 pm
Bring your fave barbeque to the beach, then celebrate with Margate mothers’ fireworks.

Milltown
Parade at 10 am, fireworks at 9:30 pm
From a fishing derby to a fun run, a parade to rides and free hot dogs and soda to a duck race, there’s plenty to keep your whole family entertained!

Monroe Twp.
Fireworks at dusk
Hit the Williamstown High School Grounds for a show the kids will remember.

Montclair
11 am parade, 1-3 pm picnic, fireworks at dusk
After the parade, be sure to stop by the family pic in Edgemont Park and hit Yogi Berra Stadium for a fireworks display.

Morristown
Dusk, free
Walk to Lewis Morris Park for a show of patriotic colors.

Mountainside
Dusk
Before the fireworks at Our Lady of Lourdes field, grab snacks, listen to a DJ and win a few giveaways.

North Wildwood
10 pm
You can’t beat fireworks at the beach. Hit the boardwalk at Pine Ave. and settle in on the sand for a massive display in the sky.

Nutley
6:30 pm; fireworks at dusk
Plan to be at the park oval for a night of music, food, fun and fireworks.

Oaklyn
10 am 
You can’t start the 4th of July without a celebratory parade.

Ocean City
7 pm competition; 9 pm
Fly high at the kite flying competition at 7 pm, then head to beach for more entertainment by the Music Pier. There’ll also be a rad fireworks display.

Parsippany
7:30 pm
Kick off the 4th at Parsippany Hills High School and listen to the Parsippany summer concert series with Garden State Radio.

Paulsboro
Parade at 8 am
Festivities start in the morning with a parade, then continue to 5 pm.

Piscataway
6 pm festivities; 9:30 pm fireworks
Say yes to kiddies rides, food vendors and music. There’ll also be revolutionary activities throughout town during the day.

Plainfield
4:30 pm festivities; fireworks at dusk
From a parade to concerts and DJs to fireworks, Plainfield is ready to celebrate its 150th year.

Point Pleasant Beach
9 pm
It’s all happening at Jenkinson’s Baordwalk, where firework light up the sky every Thursday night.

Princeton
Noon-3 pm, free
Head to the home of Richard Stockton, an original signer of the Declaration of Independence, then hit the Revolutionary photo booth and chalk art wall. Check out the crafts, music, games, prizes and scavenger hunt before hitting the food trucks and taking a tour of the historic gardens.

Ridgewood
Times and prices vary
Does it get any more patriotic than a flag raising, parade and fireworks? End the night with live music and a fireworks extravaganza.

Riverton
10 am festivities
Start the day with a children’s parade, then stick around for the floats, classic automobiles and marching bands. After the parade, take the kids to pony rides, a moon bounce, petting zoo, face painting and more. There’ll also be a pet pageant and raft race.

Sea Isle City
9 pm
Start early with 9:30 am junior Olympics on Dealy Field, then do some guided beachcombing. Come back at 7:30 pm for a concert at Excursion park and hit 50th St. Beach at 9 pm for fireworks.

Smithville
9 am parade
Up to 10,000 people are expected to line up and down the parade route, then head to Smithville’s Village Green for an Independence Day ceremony. Grab some flags for the kids to wave!

Stone Harbor
7:30 pm
Hit any end of 95th Street beach at dusk for live jazz and blue music beginning at 7:30 pm, then close out the night with fireworks.

Summit
9:30 am-noon, 6-9:15 pm, prices vary
Start your day with a flag raising ceremony and children’s decorated bicycle parade, then come back in the evening for a food truck festival, rides and more amusements. End the night with a fireworks show that’s sure to please.

Sussex
Fireworks after game
The Sussex County Miners boast the biggest fireworks shows in Sussex County after every Saturday home game, plus July 4th!

Teaneck
10 am-2 pm, free
Hit the annual Community Celebration, which features face painters, clown balloonists, inflatables, pony rides, music, games, fire truck tours, police vehicles, food options (prices vary) and more.

Tuckerton
4-8:30 pm; fireworks at dusk
Think food trucks, brews and fireworks.

Union Twp.
9 pm, free
Hit Stuyvesant Ave. at 10 am for an All-American soap box derby, then come back at 7:30 pm for a concert in Biertuempfel Park followed by fireworks.

Washington Twp.
6:30 pm parade
Gather round Washington Twp. High School at 6:30 pm so your kiddos can follow the parade.

Wenonah
8 am parade
Ride and shine with a patriotic parade, then at 4 pm, join the day hike.

Westfield
2-10:30 pm
From a kids zone and car show to a hot dog competition, balloon rides and plenty of food vendors, this celebration at Grand Park Sports Campus has it all.

West Orange
5:30 pm
It’s all going down at Suriano Stadium at West Orange High School.

Wildwood
10 pm
Hit the Pine Avenue beach for a stunning declaration of Independence up above.

Woodstown-Pilesgrove
Fireworks at dark
This small town boasts a big parade at 10 am down Main St. with plenty of spectators waving their flags.

July 4-6 (Thurs-Sat)

Randolph
6-11 pm, free admission
Rain or shine, the fest must go on. Think carnival rides and games, live entertainment, gourmet food trucks and of course, fireworks on Saturday night. Grab a $25 wristband to hop on all the rides.

July 5 (Fri)

Atlantic Highlands
9:45 pm
Hit the Fireman’s Fair in Municipal Harbor from 6-11 pm from July 2-6, but be sure to mark your calendars for fireworks on July 4 at 9:45 pm.

Bordentown Twp.
Call for info
Bring your lil’ fishers to the fishing derby at 10 am on July 4 and on July 5, hit Joseph Lawrence Park for the ultimate show.

Cranbury Twp.
6:30 pm festivities; fireworks at dusk
Bring a picnic dinner and listen to music from the Mercer County Symphonic Band starting at 6:30 pm.

Cumberland County Fair
Dusk
This fair starts July 2 and ends July 6, but throws a spectacular fireworks show at dusk on July 5.

Lambertville
9:30 pm
The Delaware River between Lambertville and New Hope, PA will be light up with beautiful, patriotic colors.

Mount Holly
5-11 pm
Bring the family to Iron Works Park for celebratory activities and an ultimate show.

July 6 (Sat)

Aberdeen
9:30 pm
Spend some time at Veterans Memorial Park starting at 6 pm.

Buena Vista Twp.
Fireworks at dark
Park it at Michael Debbi Park starting at 11 am for crafters, merchants and food vendors. Thre’ll be an EMS and Fire Truck parade at 2 pm down Cedar Ave., too. You might even catch a water barrel fight before dark!

East Windsor
9:30 pm
Come down at 6 pm for Jerry Rife’s Rhythm Kings and the Dixieland Jazz Band, followede by the Trenton Brass Quintet at 7:45 pm. Then, fireworks!

Florence Twp.
11 am-10 pm
Check township website as date gets closer for more details.

Four Seasons Family Campground
Dark
On Saturday night, lay back and look to the stars for an awesome fireworks display filled with red, white and blue.

North Plainfield
5 pm; fireworks at dusk
Make your way to W. End School for a Community Day filled with music, entertainment and fireworks.

Vernon
Gates open at 5 pm; $20/family or group of four, free/ages 5 and under
Bring your friends and family to Lounsberry Hollow Middle School for food trucks, live DJ music and other activities.

July 7 (Sun)

Lavallette
Fireworks at dusk
Hit the patriotic bike parade at 9 am on the boardwalk.

Paramus
6 pm
Make plans to hit the Cliff Gennarelli Sports-Plez for live entertainment by the Jumping Dragons, Raphael Valentino from iHeartRadio and the Paramus Community Orchestra. There’ll also be food trucks and snacks and beverages for your hungry family members.