Where New Jerseyans Can Have a Blast This Fourth of July

Whether you're traveling to the beach or staying inland this Fourth of July, there are plenty of places to celebrate the holiday in New Jersey.

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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 something to do this Fourth of July? Whether you’re at the Shore or spending time away from the beach, there are plenty of places to celebrate Independence Day in New Jersey.

At the Shore

Atlantic City’s Tropicana Fireworks

The beachfront hotel and casino Tropicana will set off a striking fireworks display in the late evening. Beachgoers can expect fireworks at the same location every Saturday night in the summer. 10 pm. Tropicana Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City

Beach Haven’s Fourth of July Fireworks

Shop, eat and drink at Beach Haven’s treasured Bay Village shopping center. Then hang around to see a fantastic Fourth of July fireworks show. 9:30 pm. Taylor Avenue, Beach Haven

Beachwood’s Fireworks Over the Toms River

A night of fun begins at 7 pm, and fireworks launch at 9 pm. Radio station 92.7 WOBM is providing music, in addition to organizing games and a scavenger hunt for kids. Food trucks are serving up tasty treats as well. 7 pm. Clubhouse Road, Beachwood

Brielle’s Fourth of July Dinner & Fireworks

All aboard River Queen’s boat cruise for an evening of spectacular sights and a delicious dinner, including fireworks above the Manasquan River. 7:30-10 pm; $30 for children, $65 for adults. 800 Ashley Avenue, Brielle

Cape May’s Independence Day Fireworks

Fireworks are blasting off in front of Cape May’s famed Congress Hall for this year’s holiday celebration. 9-10 pm. Cape May Convention Hall, Cape May

Holmdel’s Independence Day Celebration

Holmdel’s historic Longstreet Farm is celebrating Independence Day like it’s the 1890s with festive music, games and contests. 12-3 pm. 44 Longstreet Road, Holmdel

Jenkinson’s Independence Day Fireworks

Point Pleasant’s beloved boardwalk is boasting a phenomenal fireworks show at dusk. Can’t make it? Don’t sweat it because Jenkinson’s is wowing beachgoers with fireworks displays every Thursday evening through September 1. Fireworks start around 9 pm. Jenkinson’s Boardwalk, Point Pleasant Beach

Lakewood’s Fourth of July Fireworks Extravaganza

ShoreTown Ballpark’s biggest fireworks display of the year is occurring after a baseball game between Lakewood’s Jersey Shore BlueClaws and New York’s Hudson Valley Yankees. Game starts at 7:05 pm; $35. ShoreTown Ballpark, Lakewood

Margate Mothers’ Fourth of July Fireworks

Pack your chairs, blankets and snacks for fireworks on the beach, presented by the Margate Mothers’ Association. 9-10 pm. 101 S. Huntington Avenue, Margate

Oceanfest

Oceanfest is back after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic. This all-day Long Branch Fourth of July festival features New Jersey’s longest fireworks show, which starts at 9 pm, as well as food, crafts vendors and live entertainment all day. 10 am-10 pm. 1 Ocean Boulevard, Long Branch

Seaside Heights Fourth of July Fireworks 

This popular beach boardwalk town is hosting a holiday fireworks celebration in the evening, as well as every Wednesday throughout the summer. 9:30-9:45 pm. Seaside Heights Boardwalk, Seaside Heights

Wildwood’s Fourth of July Spectacular

These fireworks are synchronized to patriotic music playing over Wildwood’s boardwalk. Can’t make it? Wildwood has fireworks every Friday in the summer. 10 pm. Wildwood Boardwalk, Wildwood

Away From the Shore

Jersey City Fireworks

Jersey City’s Fourth of July fireworks light up the Hudson River. Photo courtesy ofJennifer Brown/City of Jersey City

Fourth of July at Six Flags

From July 2-4, thrillseekers can enjoy some of New Jersey’s wildest rollercoasters, like Kingda Ka, in addition to fireworks. Park hours vary; $49.99-$279.99. Six Flags Great Adventure, Jackson Township

Glen Rock IDA Fourth of July Parade

Since 1938, Glen Rock residents have organized a town parade for Independence Day. No need to sign up; you can enter the parade at any time. Put in your best effort, because judges are picking the best-decorated float. 9 am. Glen Rock Borough Hall Harding Plaza, Glen Rock

Jersey City’s Fourth of July Celebration

Enjoy food, shopping, drinks, fireworks and music at Jersey City’s star-studded celebration. Flo Rida is headlining the entertainment, while rapper Funk Flex and former NBA star Shaquille O’Neal are guest DJing. Noon-10 pm. Exchange Place, Jersey City

Little Falls’ Fourth of July Street Fair

This family-friendly, daytime event has food trucks, shopping, children’s activities and live music. 10 am-5 pm. Main Street, Little Falls

Livingston’s Fireworks Spectacular

Fireworks begin at 9:15 pm. Earlier attractions include children’s activities, Livingston’s annual auto show and live entertainment. Festivities starting at 9am. Memorial Oval on Robert Harp Drive, Livingston

Montclair’s Fourth of July Parade & Picnic

Live entertainment and a family picnic grace this Independence Day parade. However, there will not be a fireworks display this year. 11 am. Edgemont Park, Montclair

Paramus Food Truck Festival & Fireworks

The Paramus Fourth of July Committee is teaming up with Just Jersey Fest for a special holiday event including 20 food trucks, axe-throwing, a beer, sangria and margarita garden, and fireworks at dusk. 2-8:30 pm. One Garden State Plaza, Paramus

Riverton Children’s Parade

There’s a little something for everyone at Riverton’s 125th children’s parade. The event includes marching bands, music, floats and, of course, kids. 10-11 am. Riverton Yacht Club, Riverton

Somerset County’s Fourth of July Event

This celebration returns after a two-year pandemic hiatus. The event offers food and an evening fireworks display, as well as live music and a Revolutionary War encampment. 7-10 pm. North Branch Park, Bridgewater

West Orange Fourth of July Celebration

Head to West Orange School for an Independence Day celebration featuring food trucks, a kids zone, a DJ and, of course, fireworks. The light show promptly begins at 9:15 pm. Festivities start at 1 pm. 555 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange

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