This year, Independence Day falls on Monday, July 4, 2016
Independence Day commemorates the signing of the Declaration of Independence by the Continental Congress in Philadelphia, PA. on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain.
This is a Federal holiday in the United Sates and is celebrated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, picnics, baseball games, along with many other private family and friends events.
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Morris Plains - Family Day & Fireworks
Saturday, June 25, 2016 (Rain-date: June 26th)
Morris Plains Community Park
51 Jim Fear Dr.
Family Day festivities start at 5 p.m. The fireworks show begins at 9:30 pm
Hanover Township 2016 Patriotic Celebration
Wednesday, June 29, 2016; Rain Date : Thursday, June 30th
North Jefferson Road
Activities begin at 6:30 p.m. Fireworks approximately 9:15 p.m.
A concert of patriotic music will be performed.
Viewers will be able to sit from the third base fence of the baseball field (the field closest to the road) all the way back to the end of both municipal parking lots.
Since Jefferson Road is closed, viewers will be able to sit on the road as well as the grassy areas in front of the municipal lots.
Randolph Freedom Festival
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, June 30, July 1, 2, 2016 ; 2 pm to 11 pm
County College of Morris
214 Center Grove Road
The Township of Randolph’s annual Independence Day celebration is one of the area's most popular summer festivals. This family event features a fair with many carnival rides, games, crafts, food and entertainment. The fireworks show takes place at 9:45 on Saturday night
Montville Independence Day Celebration
Thursday, June 30 through Saturday, July 2, 2016
Montville Township High School.
This three day family event features carnival rides, tethered balloon rides, food and a fireworks display
Fireworks will take place on Saturday, July 7, with a rain date for the fireworks on Sunday, July 3rd
Lake Hopatcong Fireworks
Friday, July 1, 2016; rain date Saturday, July 9th
Lake Hopatcong Yacht Club
75 North Bertrand Road
Mount Arlington, NJ
Fireworks at dusk
Rutherford’s Annual Fireworks Display
Friday, July 1, 2016
Weather hotline: 201-460- 3017
Activities start at 7:00 PM with music and food vendors, followed by the 9:15 PM fireworks display.Visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets for their comfort.
Rahway Fireworks Display
July 2, 2016 @dusk; Rain date July 3rd
1 City Hall Plaza
Tenafly Fireworks Celebration
Saturday,July 2, 2016; 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm (Rain date: July 6)
Tenafly High School (Behind the school)
The event features entertainment by the Victory Belles and fireworks at dusk
Paramus July 4th Concert & Fireworks
Sunday, July 3, 2016; 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cliff Gennarelli Sports Complex (next to the Westfield Garden State Plaza)
This event features food (for sale) live entertainment, and a fireworks display at dusk. Bring a blanket or chair.
Saddle Brook Fireworks
July 3, 2016 @ dusk
Otto Pehle Park
Saddle Brook Road
Saddle Brook, NJ
Fireworks display begins at 9pm
Allendale Community Celebration & Fireworks
Monday, July 4, 2016; Rain Date - Saturday, July 9
Field Events at Recreation Park - 8:30 am
Band Concert & Fireworks at Crestwood Lake ( West Crescent Avenue) @ 7:30 pm
This fun filled day of events takes place at two locations and begins at Recreation Park at 8:30 am and will feature old fashioned county fair type events including 3 legged races, sack races, waterfall races, potato races, balloon races, softball throws, jumping contests, basketball shoots and football throws. There will be prizes and trophies for the winners in several age categories.There will be a concert and fireworks at Crestwood Lake starting at 7:30 pm. The fireworks display will start at dusk.
Monday, July 4, 2016
Foley Field, JFK Drive
Opening Ceremonies and Awards at 7:30PM
Live Music at 7:45PM performed by Bell Bottom Blues - A Tribute to Eric Clapton
9:30PM - Fireworks Extravaganza
Florham Park July 4th Celebration
Monday, July 4, 2016; Rain Date Tuesday, July 5th
This is a full day celebration beginning at 9:00 AM - Flag Raising Ceremony at Firehouse #1 on Brooklake Road
9:30 AM - Parade begins (Rain or Shine) at Ridgedale Avenue and Brooklake Road
10:30–3:00 PM - Family Picnic at the Borough Hall Lawn
Noon - 3pm - Social Garden (beer garden) (must be over 21 to enter, Music provided by SterioMania Commemorative pint glass purchase required). 8:15 PM - Fireworks Show, Starts with Entertainment provided by Lonnie Youngblood
Dusk - With the grand finale fireworks,
Independence Day Family Festival
July 4, 2016: 6pm - 10pm
North Branch Park
908 722-1200 x225
Come celebrate Independence Day with spectacular fireworks! North Branch Park gates will open at 6pm to allow vehicles to enter the park, and the fireworks display will be held at 9:30pm. Visitors should plan to arrive early. Food will be available for purchase, and a Revolutionary War encampment will re-create life during the 1770’s. Park visitors should bring lawn chairs or blankets while they enjoy time in the park before the Independence Day fireworks begin. Picnic baskets are also allowed, but alcohol is prohibited.
3rd Annual Jersey City Freedom and Fireworks Festival
July 4, 2016, Events begin @ 1PM, Fireworks @ dusk
Liberty State Park
200 Morris Pesin Drive
Jersey City, NJ
This year's Freedom and Fireworks Festival features a free concert, food trucks, vendors, carnival rides, games, live music, a Budweiser beer garden, and an awesome fireworks display. The fireworks show will have the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island as its backdrop. The fireworks at Jersey City will be the largest in Northern Jersey with an expected turnout of more than 50,000 spectators. Come early to get ahead of the crowds and spend the day visiting two of the parks major attractions, the Interpretive Center and the state-of-the-art Liberty Science Center. Don't forget to bring your chairs and blankets and settle in early.
Livingston July 4th Community Celebration
Monday, July 4, 2016: 9AM - 10:PM
This family fun day is one of the top July 4th celebrations in NJ! It begins with the opening patriotic ceremony, a classic car show, a carnival with games, rides, a mini Food Truck Festival, a Bands & Beer Café, an ice cream eating contest, pony rides, music, live bands, and more. At 7:45 pm there will be a BBQ with main stage entertainment featuring The Nerds . The grand finale will be the Fireworks show at 9:15PM.
Maplewood 4th of July Celebration
Monday, July 4, 2016: 7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Maplewood Memorial Park
580 Valley St
Website & Tickets (Admission $10)
This celebration features a full day of activities including live music, boardwalk games, face painting, a classic car show, the Zerbini Family Circus, food, and Fireworks at dusk. Wristbands are required for entry into all events in Memorial Park. Purchase in advance for discouts and to guarantee your circus time.
Montclair Celebrates Independence Day
Monday, July 4, 2016, beginning @ 11 am
Edgemont Memorial Park
This celebration features a parade beginning at 11 am, a picnic, and the grand finale Fireworks at dusk
Nutley - July 4th celebration
Monday, July 4, 2016; beginning @ 6:30pm until 10pm
Nutley Park Oval
302 Franklin Ave
This celebration features music, food, and the grand finale fireworks at dusk
Parsippany - July 4th Concert and Fireworks
July 4, 2016 (rain date July 5th)
Parsippany Hills High School
Concert is planned to start approximately 6:30 PM! Fireworks start at dark!
Ridgewood Independence Day Celebration
July 4, 2016 ( (Rain Date: July 5th))
131 N. Maple A
Fireworks at dusk
With over 30, 000 expected to attend, Ridgewood has one of the largest Independence celebrations in Northern NJ. The day is full with many family oriented events including a flag raising ceremony @ 9:00 am at Wilsey Square, followed by the parade , @ 10:00 am (Rain or Shine) beginning at North Monroe and Godwin, with evening entertainment at Veterans Field beginning at 6:30 pm capped by the fireworks display at dusk. Fireworks tickets are required for entrance to Veteran's Field. Expect delays. All gates will close at 9:00 PM
Summit 4th of July Food Truck Festival
Saturday, July 4, 2016, (rain date July 5th)
Soldiers Memorial Field
5 Myrtle Avenue
The events feature both morning and evening activities that have become a tradition for Summit’s residents, neighbors and guests. Completely funded by resident and corporate donations, this tradition has been able to continue thanks to their generosity.
9:45 AM - 1:00 PM Flag raising. Bicycle Parade, Rides, Games, and Fun Activities
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM: Musical entertainment by the Cameos starting at 7:45 PM. The Cameos are a nine piece oldies/vocal harmony group performing the songs of the 1950s and 60s and 70s.
The Fireworks Display starts at 9:15 PM over Memorial Field. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs.
Washington July 4th Festival
July 4, 2016; Rain Date Sunday July 10, 2016
Warren Hills Middle School Athletic Field
64-66 Carlton Avenue
This Warren County July 4th celebration features a soap box derby, a parade, a concert and fireworks. The parade starts at 3:00 pm on Route 31 and runs through town to Prospect Street. The concert at 6pm and the Fireworks show at dusk are held at Warren Hills Middle School Athletic Field.
Essex County Summer Music Concert & Fireworks
Wednesday, July 6, 2016; 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
658 Elizabeth Ave
This Free event features a diverse lineup of performers with the grand finale fireworks at dusk. Bring a blanket.
North Plainfield - July 4th Celebration
Saturday, July 9, 2016
West End School Field
Parade kicks off on July 4th at 10 a.m. at Leland Avenue and East Front Street in downtown Plainfield and is expected to end at approximately 1:30 p.m. The Concert & Fireworks will take place at the West End School Field. The festivities begin @ 7:00 p.m. with Fireworks to follow at dusk!. Food, Beverages, and Glow Sticks will be available for purchase on the Field!) - (Raindate: July 16)