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The Best July 4 Central Jersey
Fireworks Celebrations

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Your Guide to July 4 Central Jersey Fireworks, Parades, Events, and Festivals

This year, Independence Day falls on Sunday, July 4, 2021.

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.

Note: While Fireworks displays at public and private beaches, boardwalks, and lake shores are currently permitted, this year many communities have not had sufficient time to prepare and have  cancelled Independence Day events.

Stay tuned --- we will be updating this list as the event sponsors confirm this year's events.

 July 4, 2021 Central Jersey Fireworks Displays & Celebrations

Listed by earliest date:

Hillsborough Township Independence Day Celebration
Saturday, June 26, 2021
Auten Road Intermediate School
281 Auten Road,
Hillsborough, NJ
This fa732 901-7000

Each night will feature three straight patriotic-themed fireworks shows

Keansburg 4th Annual Family Fun Fest
June 26, 2021; Noon - 10pm
1 Beachway Ave
Keansburg, NJ
This fun fest features entertainment, food, & Fireworks
No Limit Entertainment playing music 12pm-6PM
Arena: Relive the Rock Band 7PM-9PM
Fireworks to follow!!! Beach Vendors & Food Vendors on site.

Hopewell Concert & Fireworks
Sunday, June 27, 2021 @ 7pm Rain date- Sunday, July 11)
Woolsey Park
203 Washington Crossing Pennington Rd
Titusville, NJ
Festivities include: Car Exhibit at 5pm, Live Band entertainment at 7pm, and grand finale Fireworks at 9:15pm

Wall Township Fireworks
Sunday,June 27, 2021; @9:30pm
Wall Municipal Complex
2700 Allaire Road
Wall, NJ
Fireworks at 9:30

Highland Park Fireworks in the Park
July 1, 2021; (rain date July 5th)
Donaldson Park
Highland Park, NJ
This celebration features a wide variety of food vendors, Live Music, Youth Theater Musical Review, Activities for children and Demonstrations.
and fireworks at dusk

Lawrence Township Fourth of July Celebration
Thureday, July 1st, 2021: 7pm - 10pm: Rain date July 2nd
Rider University's Campus Green
2083 Lawrenceville Road
Lawrenceville, NJ
Music, festivities, and food trucks will begin at 7 p.m. Fireworks displays are scheduled for approximately 9:15 p.m.

New Brunswick Independence Day Celebration
Thursday, July 1, 2021: (rain date is July 5).
Boyd Park
New Brunswick, NJ
Schedule of activities:
6 p.m. Live performance by Tempo Alegre Band
7:30 p.m. Live performance by Wallstreet Band
9:20 p.m. Fireworks display over the Raritan River
Attendees are encouraged to bring a chair or a blanket for seating. Public parking is available in the nearby Rutgers Public Safety building parking deck on Neilson Street. Handicapped parking is available in Boyd Park.

Aberdeen Independence Day Fireworks
Friday, July 2, 2021
Veterans Memorial Park
Aberdeen Township, NJ
This celebration will feature food, multiple bouncy castles, music and fireworks at dusk.

Belmar Fireworks
July 2, 2021@ 9pm (rain date July 3rd)
Ocean Ave
Belmar, NJ

Atlantic Highlands Harbor Fireworks
Friday, July 2, 2021 @ 9:45pm. Rain date will be July 3, 2021.
Atlantic Highlands Municipal Harbor
Atlantic Highlands, NJ
Fireworks at dusk

Franklin Township Independence Day Celebration
Friday, July 2, 2021: 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Municipal Complex
475 DeMott Lane
Somerset NJ.
(732) 874-1991 Option 4.
The event features live music at the gazebo from 7:30pm to 9:00pm followed by Fireworks at 9:15pm.
Attendees are welcome to bring blankets, lawn chairs and their own refreshments however alcoholic beverages are not allowed.
In the event of rain, the festivities will be rescheduled to Friday, July 9th.

Hamilton Township Fireworks & Concert
Friday, July 2, 2021; 6pm - 10pm: (Rain Date July 3rd)
Veterans Park, inside the Kuser Road Entrance
Hamilton Township, NJ
Concert begins at 6 pm featuring The Heartbeats. Fireworks begin at dusk

Manasquan Gala 4th of July Fireworks Celebration
Friday, July 2, 2021; 3:00pm to 11:00pm (rain date July 3 rd)
Main Beach 
Main Street & First Avenue
Manasquan, NJ
This event features aBike Parade, Concert and Fireworks

Matawan's Fireworks Extravaganza
Friday, July 2, 2021; (Rain date July 9th)
Lake Lefferts
Ravine Drive Bridge
Matawan, NJ
Fireworks at Sundown 

Fireworks over the Woodbridge Waterfront
Friday, July 2, 2021; Gates open at 4pm
Alvin P. Williams Memorial Park on the Sewaren waterfront
Sewaren Peninsula, Cliff Road.
Woodbridge, NJ
Activities beginning 4 p.m. with live music and fireworks at dusk. "The Nerds" will play before and after the fireworks show.

Red, White & Blueclaws Post Game Fireworks
July 2, 3, & 4, 2021
First Energy Park
2 Stadium Way
Lakewood, NJ

Bradley Beach Independence Day Fireworks
2021 Fireworks Postponed
On the Beach
Bradley Beach, NJ
(732) 869-1020
This year, the Fireworks will not go on at the beach after the Red White and Blkues festival at the 5th Ave. Beachfront Gazebo

Lacey Township Entertainment with Fireworks
Saturday, July 3, 2021; @7:30 PM (Rain date Monday, July 5th)
Lacey High School
73 Haines St.
Lanoka Harbor, NJ
The band Honey Spot Blvd will perform at 7:30 p.m. followed by fireworks at 9:15 p.m.

Milltown's Independence Day celebration
Saturday, July 3, 2021
Brasdford Park
Milltown, NJ
The days activities will kick off at 6 a.m. with a fishing derby by the Milltown Rescue Squad. The Fun Run, sponsored by the Our Lady of Lourdes' Knights of Columbus, will begin at 7:30 a.m. on Violet Terrace near Bradford Park. A 5K run will follow at 8 a.m. The parade will kick off at 10 a.m. at the corner of Van Liew Avenue and Main Street.
At 12:30 p.m. a duck race will be held at the Main Street bridge. At 6 p.m. Mr. Ray will perform by the Big Stage, across from Bradford Park. At 7 p.m. winners of the Patriotic House decorating contest will be announced. The Milltones, a band which includes Milltown residents, will perform at 7:15 p.m.
The Grand finale Fireworks, will begin at 9:30 p.m. at Bradford Park.

Union Beach Fireworks
Saturday, July 3, 2021; (rain date July 5th)
at the beachfront.
Union Beach, NJ
Fireworks at dusk

L..E.A.D. Fest State Fair
Saturday, July 3, & Sunday, July 4, 2021
Mercer County Park
1638 Old Trenton Road
West Windsor, NJ
Website/Tickets Tickets on weekends: $8
This event features Fun, Food, Entertainment , Fireworks & more
Fireworks at dusk

July 3rd & 4th - Dinner & Fireworks Cruises
River Queen
47 Broadway
Pt. Pleasant Beach, NJ
July 3rd Pasta dinner and Fireworks Cruise with fireworks display provided by Manasquan Township. The July 4th dinner cruise with Fireworks display provided by Jenkinson's, Pt. Pleasant (weather permitting),
See website for diiner menu.. Cash Bar available for both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.

Six Flags July 4th Fest
July 3, 4, 2021
Six Flags Great Adventure
1 Six Flags Blvd.
Jackson, NJ
This Independence Day weekend celebration features screamin' rides and spectacular fireworks.

Beachwood 4th of July Fireworks
July 4, 2021; @9PM
Beachwood Beach
Clubhouse Rd
Beachwood, NJ
The best viewing spots are along the banks of the Toms River in Beachwood, Pine Beach, Ocean Gate, Toms River, South Toms River and Island Heights,
WOBM will be broadcasting on-site from Beachwood Beach and simulcasting the fireworks! They will also be having various events at the beach, such as prize giveaways, a scavenger hunt, and more.

East Brunswick 4th of July Celebration
Sunday, July 4, 2021: 9:30pm
East Brunswick Community Arts Center
715 Cranbury Rd
East Brunswick, NJ
Fre Parking & Admission
The 9:30 pm display will be viewable from Dideriksen Park, Heavenly Farms Park, and Middlesex County Fairgrounds. Bring the family and snacks, and sit back and enjoy the show.

Edison Fireworks

Sunday, July 4, 2021
Papaianni Park
100 Municipal Blvd.
Edison, NJ
This celebration features music, virtual contests, and Fireworks at dusk.

Jenkinson's Boardwalk Annual Independence Day fireworks
Sunday, July 4, 2021 @dusk
Jenkinson's Boardwalk
300 Ocean Ave
Pt Pleasant Beach, NJ
Free admission to the boardwalk & beach
Best viewed from the Boardwalk at Jenkinson's. can be seen throughout Point Pleasant Beach.

North Brunswick Youth Sports Festival
July 1 - 11, 2021
Fireworks Sunday, July 4 & Saturday, July 10, 2021 @10pm (Raindate for Fireworks on Sunday, July 11th) at 10:00pm
Route 1 North, next to DeVry University.
North Brunswick, NJ
Cost: $5-$20
This festival features lots of entertainment including: Rosaire's Royal (Pigs) Racers, High Flying Pages Thrill Show, Motorcycle Stunt Show, Gossamer Magic Show, spectatucular fireworks, and more.

4th of July Oceanfest Fireworks
2021 Fireworks are Postponed
The Oceanfront Promenade
228 Broadway
Long Branch, New Jersey
Both the Oceanfest activities and the fireworks are cancelled.

Robbinsville Fireworks

Sunday, July 4, 2021;
Princeton Memorial Park & Mausoleum
Township Park across from the Cemetery
403 Gordon Rd
Robbinsville, NJ

Seaside Heights Independence Day Fireworks
July 4th, 2021; @ 9:30pm
From the Boardwalk
Seaside Heights, NJ
Great views from anywhere on the boardwalk!

Fireworks Cruise to New York Harbor (Macy's fireworks)
Sunday, July 4, 2021: Board 5:30pm and Departs 6:30pm, Returns 11pm
Departing Connors Highlands Marina
326 Shore Drive
Highlands, NJ 07732
Cost: $95/person
Here is your chance to see upfront, without the hassle of crowds, driving and parking, the Nation's most awesome fireworks display! This year the annual Macy's July 4th Fireworks display will be on the Brooklyn side of Manhattan on the East River. The best way for Jersey residents and visitors to see the fireworks will be aboard a boat sailing from a New Jersey marina into New York Harbor. Reserve your spot(s) on their catamaran and enjoy the most luxurious seat in New York’s harbor.
Parking is free

July 4th Macy's Fireworks Dinner Cruise

July 4, 2021; Boarding 4:00 PM - Sailing 4:30 PM – Returning approx. 1:00 AM
401 Riverview Drive
Perth Amboy, NJ 08861
(732) 697-9500
Sailing roundtrip from Perth Amboy to New York City
$169.00 per person plus tax and service fee- over age 21
$149.00 per person plus tax and service fee – under age 21
Dinner Cruise includes: Appetizer, salad, Sit-down dinner, dessert, coffee, tea,water, premium open bar(over age 21) or open soda bar(under age 21), DJ & dancing

The Atlantic Highlands Fireman's Fair
July 4th to July 8th. 2021; 6pm - 10pm (Fireworks will be July 7th at 9:45 P.M.)
Atlantic Highlands Municipal Harbor
2 Simon Lake Drive, 
Atlantic Highlands, NJ
This celebration features rides, games, prize giveaways and a large food court with local food vendors.
A highlight of the Fair will be the fireworks display at dusk on Wednesday July 7th.
Additional parking will be available for the fireworks show at St. Agnes Church on Center Avenue, Fireman's Field on Avenue C & West Highland Avenue and the Masonic Lodge on East Garfield Avenue.

Cranbury Township Independence Day Celebration
Monday, July 5, 2021
Village Park
Maplewood Avenue
Across from the intersection of Maplewood and Westminster Place.
Cranbury Township, NJ
Bring a picnic dinner and enjoy the music. Fireworks begin at Dusk.

Hazlet Fireworks Display
Rescheduled to Monday, July 5, 2021
Veterans Memorial Park
732- 739-0653
Set up lawn chairs and blankets and join in this year for a fantastic fireworks display starting approximately 9 pm.

Bell Works Fireworks
Wednesday, July 7, 2021 (rain date is July 8)
101 Crawfords Corners Road
Holmdel, NJ
This event is open to the public, where attendees can watch the show from Bell Works' parking lots. The festivities should begin once the sun goes down after dusk, but you'll want to arrive a bit earlier to get the best views before they're all taken.

Freehold Township Day
Saturday, July 10, 2021
Michael J. Tighe Park
65 Georgia Road
Freehold, NJ
This annual event features food trucks, games, live music, kids rides, a teen center, The "Don't Forget the Vets" car show, fireworks, and more. Live bands include Screaming Broccolli and the Phil Engel Band. A fireworks show at 9 p.m. will conclude the festivities.

Lavallette Day Fireworks & Concert
Sunday, July 11, 2021 (Rain date is July 18th)
The Centennial Gardens and Gazebo
BayFront and Philadelphia Avenue
Lavallette, NJ
Concert Begins at 8pm, followed by Fireworks at 9pm. This family event features an evening of fun with inflatable amusements, food from local Hillsborough restaurants and organizations, games and activities, and a live DJ! The night will conclude with a spectacular fireworks display @ dusk. Complimentary shuttle service beginning at 5pm is available starting at 5pm from Hillsborough High School during the event.

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