The Best July 4 Central Jersey
Fireworks Celebrations

2019 Fireworks, Parades, Concerts, and Festivals

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This year, Independence Day falls on Thursday, July 4, 2019.

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: This information is provided by event sponsors as a free service to our viewers. Sometimes conditions require cancellations or changes of dates, times and location which are not reflected in the original schedule. Before planning a trip to visit one of the listed events, it is suggested that you call the event sponsor to confirm the event schedule or for additional information on the event.graph .

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 July 4, 2019 Central Jersey Fireworks Displays & Celebrations

(Listed by earliest date)

Montgomery Township Fireworks
Thursday, June 27, 2019; 6pm to dusk (Rain date June 28th)
Montgomery High School
1014 Rt. 601
Skillman, NJ
Website
Contact:fireworksfundraising@twp.montgomery.nj.us
This family friendy event will feature plenty of games and activities for children, and the ever-popular food vendors. Get there early to get a great picnic spot under the stars! Enjoy the music up on the stage! After the singing of the Star Spangled Banner at dusk (approx. 9:15 pm), get ready for a spectacular display of patriotic fireworks, sure to bring out the kid in everyone!

Lawrence Township Fourth of July Celebration
June 28, 2019: @7pm ( Rain date June 29)
Rider University's Campus Green
2083 Lawrenceville Road
Lawrenceville, NJ
Website
Music, festivities, and food trucks will begin at 7 p.m. Fireworks displays are scheduled for approximately 9:15 p.m.

Annual 94.5 PST Freedom Festival
Saturday, June 29th, 2019; 3PM to 11PM
Mercer County Park
1055 Hughes Drive
Hamilton Township NJ
Website
This annual July 4th celebration features one of the largest fireworks display in Mercer County, and fun for the whole family. The aven includes:
Live music, Lots of rides, vendors from throughout New Jersey, opportunities to win great prizes, a meet rapper, singer and songwriter Jake Miller, on hand for autograph signings.

Hillsborough's Independence Day Celebration
Saturday, June 29, 2019; @5pm (Rain date: June 30)
Auten Road Intermediate School
281 Auten Road,
Hillsborough, NJ
Website
This family event features an evening of family 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 is available starting at 5pm from Hillsborough High School during the event.

Manchester Day Fireworks
Saturday, June 29, 2019: (Rain date June 30)
Harry Wright Lake Park
Lake Avenue
Manchester, NJ
Facebook
Manchester Day begins with a festival beginning at 2 p.m., with kids' carnival rides, games, contests, food and live music. The fireworks begin at dusk.
Garden State Radio will perform from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., and 100.1 WJRZ's Johnny Dark will be at the event

Matawan's Fireworks Extravaganza
Saturday, June 29, 2019; 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m (Rain date June 30th)
Lake Lefferts
Ravine Drive
Matawan, NJ
Website
Live musive by Virgin Vinyl Tribute Band, with Fireworks at Sundown 

Sayreville Independence Day Celebration
June 29, 2019, beginning @ 4:00pm - 10pm ( Rain date: June 30th)
Kennedy Park
Washington Road (Ernston Road),
Sayreville, NJ
Website
This family celebration features live entertainment, by "Wanted DOA" Bon Jovi Tribute Band, children's games & rides and a food court Hot Dog eating contest and culminating the day's events with a spectacular Fireworks Display starting at approximately 9:30pm

Six Flags July 4th Fest
June 30 - July 4, 2019 (fireworks displays, nightly )
Six Flags
1 Six Flags Blvd.
Jackson, NJ
Tickets & Information
This celebration features Fireworks displays, nightly. By day, stroll the park snacking on scrumptious treats like churros, ice cream sundaes, and funnel cakes, then gaze at the eye-popping fireworks shows and dance to live music under the warm summer skies. Fireworks shows starting each night at 10 p.m.followed by dancing to live music under the warm summer skies

Bradley Beach Fireworks
Wednesday, July 3, 2019; Fireworks at Dusk; (Rain date Saturday, July 6th)
On the Beach
Bradley Beach
Website
(732) 869-1020
Fireworks at dusk.

Celebrate our Stars & Stripes - Concert & Fireworks
Wednesday, July 3, 2019; 5pm - 10:00pm (The rain date is July 5th)
Fireworks @ 9:20pm
Festivities for Perth Amboy begin at @5pm
Perth Amboy Waterfront
Sadowski Parkway & High Street.
Perth Amboy
South Amboy fireworks viewed at
Raritan Bay Waterfront Park.
Keenen Way
South Amboy,NJ
Website & Boat Prade Registration
The Cities of Perth Amboy and South Amboy join this July 3rd to celebrate the spirit, strength and dedication of our municipalities, by coming together to "Celebrate our Stars & Stripes" in skyrocketing style: With a Spectacular Fireworks Show and Independence Day Festival! The day features fun, food and festivities culminating in a world-class fireworks extravaganza by the renowned Garden State Fireworks Company.

Flemington ­ Fireworks Show

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019: 7:30 - 9 p.m.
Upper parking lot of RFIS on Court Street
Website
A DJ will provide music beginning at 7:30 p.m. The fireworks will begin at 9 p.m.
In case of rain the fireworks will be on Friday, July 5th.

Freehold Independence Day Concert & Fireworks
Wednesday, July 3, 2019 (rain date July 7th)
Freehold Raceway
3190 Route 9
Freehold
Gates open @ 6:00 pm
Fireworks at dusk
Website 
This event will feature live music by the Rock N Roll Chorus at 6:30 pm, followed by Daddy Pop from 7:00 – 9:15 pm. Freehold native Kason Jackson will again sing The Star Spangled Banner, immediately followed by the fireworks. As part of Freehold Borough's Centennial Celebration, free inflatable games and entertainment will be provided. Radio station WJRZ and sister station WRAT will be on hand to provide patriotic music during the fireworks. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.
Fireworks can be also seen across Route 9 in the Home Depot parking lot.

Hazlet
Wednesday, July 3, 2019; (Rain date July 5th)
Veterans Memorial Park
Hazlet
732- 739-0653
Website
Fireworks at dusk.

Hamilton Township Fireworks & Concert
Wednesday, July 3, 2019; (Rain Date July 4th)
Veterans Park, inside the Kuser Road Entrance
Hamilton Township, NJ
Website
Concert begins at 6 pm featuring The Heartbeats. Fireworks begin at dusk

Highland Park Music & Fireworks in the Park
Wednesday, July 3, 2019: 5 p.m. (rain date July 7th)
Donaldson Park
Highland Park, NJ
732-819-0052
Website
This celebration features a wide variety of food vendors, Live Music, Youth Theater Musical Review, Activities for children and Demonstrations.
and fireworks at dusk

Lacey Township Entertainment with Fireworks
Wednesda, July 3, 2019; @7:30 PM (Rain date July 5th)
Lacey High School
73 Haines St.
Lanoka Harbor, NJ
Website
Conract: search @lacey.recreation, or call 609-693-1100, ext. 2203.
The evenings festivities begin with Music by White Rabbit @ 7:30PM, followed by fireworks @ dusk.

Lakehurst Independence Day Celebration
Wednesday, July 3, 2019 (Rain Date Friday, July 6th)
Lake Horicon
301 Union Ave.
Website
732-657-4141
Fireworks show at dusk

Lakewood Independence Day Celebration
Wednesday, July 3, 2019: 7:15 pm until dusk
Lake Carasaljo
Lakewood Township, NJ
Website
The evenings events begin at 7:15PM with a concert followed by the fireworks at 9:15PM overlooking beautiful Lake Carasaljo.
Shuttle buses will be available from both the Municipal Building and Public Works parking lots beginning at 6:30 PM. You may view Fireworks from either North Lake or South Lake Drive

Manasquan Gala 4th of July Fireworks Celebration
Wednesday, July 3, 2019; 7:30PM - 9:45 PM (rain date July 6)
Main Beach 
Main Street & First Avenue
Manasquan, NJ
Website
This event features a parade, bicycle decoating contest, Billy Lawlor concert & fireworks
Concert by "Billy Lawlor" commencing at 7:30 pm on Main Beach with Fireworks display to follow.

Ocean Township Independence Day Celebration
Wednesday, July 3, 2019; (rain date: July 5)
Mike Cernigliaro Field at Joe Palaia Park
200 Whalepond Road
Oakhurst, NJ
Website
This celebration features music by Mamma's Boy, food trucks, and fireworks. Feel free to bring chairs and/or blankets to make yourselves comfortable while you await fireworks display at dark.

South Brunswick Independence Day Celebration
Wednesday, July 3, 2019; 6 - 10 p.m. (Rain date July 5th)
Crossroads South Middle School
195 Major Roads
Monmouth Junction, NJ
Website
This celebartion features Fireworks, Food vendors, games, and a Concert featuring "The Mahoney Brothers".
Celebration begins at 6 pm; Fireworks at 9:15 pm Bring chairs and blankets.

Union Beach Fireworks
Wednesday, July 3, 2019
at the beachfront.
Union Beach, NJ
Website
732-264-2277
Fireworks at dusk

Fireworks over the Woodbridge Waterfront
Wednesday, July 3, 2019; Gates open at 4pm (Rain date July 5th)
Alvin P. Williams Memorial Park on the Sewaren waterfront
Sewaren Peninsula, Cliff Road.
Woodbridge
Website
732-602-6045
Activities beginning 4 p.m. with live music and concluding with fireworks at dusk. Fireworks will be simulcast on 1079 WOLD.



Asbury Park
July 4, 2019
On the Beach
Asbury Park, NJ
Website
732-775-2100
Fireworks at dusk. Three locations on the beaches south of Convention Hall
Come before the fireworks and the shops, restaurants, amusements, and a stroll along the boardwalk.
Street and Lot Parking between 3rd & 4th Avenue.

Beachwood's Fireworks Over the Toms River
July 4, 2019; @9pm
On the beachfront
Viewed from Beachwood Beach, and beaches in Pine Beach, Ocean Gate and Island Heights along the Toms River.
Beachwood, NJ
Website
Fireworks at dusk with patriotic music supplied by WOBM's radio broadcast

Brick's Summerfest Concert Series

Website
This July 4th celebration is part of the weekly July Summerfest concert series and will feature fireworks, food trucks, a beer and wine garden and – of course – the backdrop of Windward Beach and the Metedeconk River.
Concert schedule:
July 4: Jesse's Girl (80s cover band)

East Brunswick 4th of July Celebration
Wednesday, July 4, 2019: 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
East Brunswick Community Arts Center
715 Cranbury Rd
East Brunswick, NJ
Website
 732-390-6797
Fre Parking & Admission
This family celebration features bounce rides, live bands, food vendors, a wing eating contest, and fireworks.
Festivities begin at 4 pm, bands at 5 and 7:30 pm, and the fireworks at 9:45.

Fireworks Cruise to New York Harbor (Macy's fireworks)
July 4, 2019: Board 5:30pm and Departs 6:30pm, Returns 11pm
Seastreak
Departing Connors Highlands Marina
326 Shore Drive
Highlands, NJ 07732
Website
Cost: $90/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

Fireworks Cruise
Wednesday, July 4, 2019: 7:30pm till 10:00pm
Bogan's Basin
800 Ashley Avenue
Brielle,NJ
Website
Contact: Capt. Bogan Phone: 732-528-6620
Viewing the Pt. Pleasant Fireworks display.
Two options:
Either the River Belle Pizza and Fireworks Cruise, or the River Queen Starlight Dinner Buffet & Fireworks Cruise

Jenkinson's Boardwalk Annual Independence Day fireworks
Thursday, July 4, 2019 @dusk
Jenkinson's Boardwalk
300 Ocean Ave
Py Pleasant Beach, NJ
732-899-1659
Website
Free admission to the boardwalk & beach
Best viewed from the Boardwalk at Jenkinson's. can be seen throughout Point Pleasant Beach.

Keansburg Amusement Park

Thursday, July 4th, 2019
275 Beachway Avenue
Keansburg
732-495-1400
Website
Admission Free
Keansburg Amusement Park & Runaway Rapids will light up Fourth of July Thursday with their biggest show ever! Spend the day at Keansburg Amusement Park & Runaway Rapids and cap it off with their fireworks display at dusk.

Milltown July 4th Celebration
Wednesday, July 4, 2019 @ 6:00 am - 10:00 pm (Rain Date July 7th)
Violet Terrace
Milltown, NJ
Website
This fun filled family event is a day full with activities to celebrate the 4th of July with races, a parade, a fishing derby and of course Fireworks
The schedule of events:
Fishing derby at 6am
5k Race begins @ 8:10 AM
Parade begins @ 10am (Beginning at Van Liew Avenue and ends at Violet Terrace)
Family activities ( fun day carnival in the park with a trackless train, a swing ride, a water slide, a giant slide and a big top circus) in Borough Park (Violet Terrace) from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., with music at 7 p.m. and fireworks at 9:30 pm

Monroe July 4th Celebration
July 4, 2019; 5pm - 10pm
Thompson Park
Lakeview Drive and Forsgate Drive
Monroe, NJ
Website
This event features free rides, including a train ride; food vendors with entertainment and music presented by DJ "Partners In Sound".
Celebration concludes with fireworks at dusk.

OceanFest at Long Branch

July 4, 2019; 10am - 10pm
The Oceanfront Promenade
228 Broadway
Long Branch, New Jersey 07740
Web Site
Contact: Donna Vella, 201-653-2699, dvella@thisisitproductions.com
On it 29th year OceanFest will turn New Jersey's Promenade into an explosive July 4th celebration. The event will feature live entertainment, music, delicious festival foods, craft vendors and a master sand-sculpting exhibition not to be missed. The night culminates with one of New Jersey's longest and largest fireworks display.
At Oceanfest, visitors can stroll the famous beachfront, take in the wonderful views, enjoy performances by dancers, musicians, clowns and musical acts, sample from a smorgasbord of food vendors, and check out the wares of crafters from all over the northeast. You can even see a fabulous sand sculpture, meet a familiar costumed character, and catch some cool ocean breezes.

Piscataway Township Annual 4th of July Fireworks Celebration
Thursday, July 4, 2019; beginning at 6:00 pm
Piscataway High School Stadium
100 Behmer Rd (Hoes lane)
Piscataway, NJ 08854
Website
732 - 562 - 2382
Annual 4th of July Fireworks Celebration Food, kiddie rides, music, available at 6:00pm. Fireworks display begins at sundown at the Piscataway High School football stadium.

Seaside Heights Fireworks
Thursday, July 4th, 2019
On the oceanfront. Fireworks are viewable from anywhere on The Classic American Boardwalk.
Seaside Heights, NJ
Website

Cranbury Township Independence Day Celebration

Friday, July 5, 2019: (Rain date is July 6)
Village Park
Cranbury Township, NJ
Website
Bring a picnic dinner and enjoy the music. The Mercer County Symphonic Band will perform from 6:30 - 8:30. Fireworks begin at Dusk.

The Atlantic Highlands Fireman's Fair
July 2nd - July 6th, 2018; 6pm - 10pm (Fireworks on Friday July 5th)
Atlantic Highlands Municipal Harbor
2 Simon Lake Drive, 
Atlantic Highlands, NJ
732-872-8711
Website
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 Friday July 6th.
Additional parking will be available on Friday night because of 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.

East Windsor Independence Day Celebration
Saturday, July 6, 2019: 6 to 9:30 p.m. (rain date July 13th)
Etra Lake Park
East Windsor, NJ
(609) 443-4000, ext. 400
Website
This celebration features entertainment by Jerry Rife's Rhytm Kings Dixieland Band, and the Trenton Brass Quintet Plus One Band, followed by fireworks at dusk.Be sure to bring your chairs, blankets and barbecue supplies. There will also be numerous vendors available selling refreshments.

Lambertville Fireworks
Friday, July 5, 2019:@ 9:30pm
Viewed from Downtown Lambertville
(609) 397-0055
Website
The fireworks will coincide with the Chamber's popular "First Fridays" program, featuring special promotions and events from dozens of galleries, boutiques, and restaurants on both sides of the Delaware River.

Aberdeen Independence Day Fireworks
Saturday, July 6, 2019:
Veterans Memorial Park
Aberdeen Township, NJ
Website
Fireworks at dusk

Lavallette Independance Day Fireworks & Concert
Sunday, July 7, 2019 (Rain date is July 14)
The Centennial Gardens and Gazebo
BayFront and Philadelphia Avenue
Lavallette, NJ
Website
Concert Begins at 8pm, followed by Fireworks at 9pm

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