Fourth of July Fireworks, Festivals and More in New Jersey

Where to celebrate Independence Day throughout the state.

Wildwood is just one spot New Jerseyans can find fireworks this Fourth of July. Photo: Courtesy of Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority

Looking for fireworks and parades this Fourth of July? Whether you’re down the Shore or spending the holiday close to home, there are plenty of places to celebrate across New Jersey.


State Fair Meadowlands Fireworks Celebration

📅: Wednesday, July 3-Thursday, July 4
📍: 1 MetLife Stadium Drive • East Rutherford
💸: $39.99 per person

Jersey City 4th of July Festival & Fireworks

📅: Thursday, July 4 (noon-10 pm)
📍: Exchange Place Path Plaza • Jersey City
💸: Free

Ridgewood Fourth of July

📅: Thursday, July 4 (6-9:30 pm)
📍: Veterans Field • Ridgewood
💸: Free

Glen Rock’s Fourth of July Parade

📅: Thursday, July 4
📍: Glen Rock High School
ℹ️: This long-running annual parade features marching bands, floats and more.
💸: Free

Livingston’s Fireworks Spectacular

📅: Thursday, July 4 (fireworks start at 9 pm)
📍: Memorial Oval on Robert Harp Drive • Livingston
ℹ️: Earlier attractions include children’s activities, live entertainment and Livingston’s annual auto show.
💸: Free

Montclair’s Fourth of July Parade & Picnic

📅: Thursday, July 4 (11 am)
📍: Edgemont Park • Montclair
ℹ️: A parade and festival are on tap for the holiday in Montclair with food trucks, games, music and activities.
💸: Free

Paramus Fireworks Show

📅: Thursday, July 4 (gates open at 6 pm)
📍: Cliff Gennarelli-Paramus Sports-Plex • Paramus
ℹ️: Live music kicks off this family-friendly event.
💸: Free

West Orange 4th of July Celebration

📅: Thursday, July 4 (11:30 am-7 pm)
📍: West Orange Public Library • West Orange
ℹ️: Head to West Orange Public Library for an Independence Day celebration featuring food trucks, a kids zone, a DJ and, of course, fireworks.
💸: Free


Perth Amboy Independence Day Reception

📅: Thursday, July 4 (11:30 am-1 pm)
📍: 260 High Street • Perth Amboy
💸: Free

Holmdel’s Independence Day Celebration

📅: Thursday, July 4 (noon-3 pm)
📍: Historic Longstreet Farm • Holmdel
ℹ️: Celebrate Independence Day like it’s the 1890s with festive music, games and contests.

Oceanfest in Long Branch

📅: Thursday, July 4 (1-10 pm; fireworks at 9 pm)
📍: 1 Ocean Boulevard • Long Branch
ℹ️: This festival features food, crafts, vendors and live entertainment all day, followed by fireworks at night.
💸: Free

Somerset County’s Fourth of July Fireworks Display

📅: Thursday, July 4 (6-11 pm)
📍: North Branch Park • Bridgewater
ℹ️: This celebration offers food and an evening fireworks display, as well as live music and a Revolutionary War encampment.
💸: Free

River Queen‘s Fourth of July Dinner & Fireworks

📅: Thursday, July 4 (7:30-10 pm)
📍: 800 Ashley Avenue • Brielle
ℹ️: All aboard the River Queen’s scenic boat cruise, where you’ll enjoy fireworks from the Manasquan River.
💸: $35 for children (ages 4-12); $80 for adults


ShoreTown Ballpark’s Fireworks Night

📅: Thursday, July 4 (game starts at 7:05 pm)
📍: ShoreTown Ballpark • Lakewood
ℹ️: Take in a fireworks display after a baseball game between the Jersey Shore BlueClaws and Wilmington Blue Rocks.
💸: $16-$30

Mothers of Margate Firework Extravaganza

📅: Thursday, July 4 (9 pm)
📍: Beach at Huntington Avenue • Margate
💸: Free

Jenkinson’s Fireworks Spectacular

📅: Thursday, July 4 (9 pm)
📍: Jenkinson’s Boardwalk • Point Pleasant Beach
ℹ️: Enjoy a phenomenal fireworks show at dusk from Point Pleasant’s beloved boardwalk.
💸: Free

Beach Haven’s Fourth of July Fireworks

📅: Thursday, July 4 (9:30 pm)
📍: Taylor Avenue in Bay Village • Beach Haven
ℹ️: Spend the afternoon and evening shopping, eating and drinking in Beach Haven’s treasured Bay Village shopping center. Then hang around to see a fantastic Fourth of July fireworks show.
💸: Free

Seaside Heights Fourth of July Fireworks Extravaganza

📅: Thursday, July 4 (9:30 pm)
📍: Seaside Heights Boardwalk • Seaside Heights
ℹ️: This popular boardwalk town is hosting a holiday fireworks celebration in the evening.
💸: Free

Tropicana Atlantic City’s Summer Fireworks Show

📅: Thursday, July 4 (10 pm)
📍: 2831 Boardwalk • Atlantic City
💸: Free

Cape May Independence Day Fireworks

📅: Thursday, July 4 (9:30-10 pm)
📍: Perry Street and Beach Avenue • Cape May
💸: Free

Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular in the Wildwoods

📅: Thursday, July 4 (10 pm)
📍: Pine Avenue on the boardwalk • Wildwoods
💸: Free

Willie Nelson’s Fourth of July Picnic

📅: Thursday, July 4 (2:30 pm)
📍: Freedom Mortgage Pavilion • Camden

Woodstown Fourth of July Parade

📅: Thursday, July 4 (starts at 10 am)
📍: Allen Avenue • Woodstown
💸: Free

Sea Isle City Fourth of July Fireworks

📅: Thursday, July 4 (9:15-9:40 pm)
📍: 50th Street Beach • Sea Isle City
💸: Free

Historic Smithville Fourth of July Parade

📅: Thursday, July 4 (starts at 9 am)
📍: Smithville Town Center • Historic Smithville
💸: Free

Fourth of July at Six Flags

📅: Thursday, July 4-Friday, July 5 (fireworks begin at 9:30 pm)
📍: Six Flags Great Adventure • Jackson
ℹ️: Thrillseekers can enjoy some of New Jersey’s top rides at the park’s 50th-anniversary celebration during the day, in addition to fireworks over the lake (next to the Joker) at night.
💸: Park-ticket prices vary

Lakehurst 4th of July Car Show

📅: Thursday, July 4 (9 am-3 pm)
📍: Lakehurst Elementary School • Lakehurst
ℹ️: This car show is open to all years, makes and models.
💸: Free

Riverton Children’s Parade

📅: Thursday, July 4 (10 am-11 am)
📍: Riverton Yacht Club • Riverton
ℹ️: There’s something for everyone at Riverton’s 127th children’s parade. The event includes marching bands, music and floats.
💸: Free

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