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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 Saturday, July 4, 2020.

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.

Currently, Fireworks displays at public and private beaches, boardwalks, and lake shores are permitted.

While most New Jersey towns have opted to cancel this year's fireworks, under these recent changed orders, many towns are expected to reconsider having fireworks shows. Public gatherings are limited to 500 people.

With fireworks events under constant evaluation, restrictions may change and require cancellations or changes of dates, times and locations. Before planning a trip to visit one of the listed events, it is suggested that you check with the event sponsor to confirm the event schedule, or for additional information on the event.

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

 July 4, 2020 Central Jersey Fireworks Displays & Celebrations

Fireworks on the Navesink
July 3, 2020
Navesink River Road
Middletown, NJ
The fireworks are visible along the Navesink River in the section nearest the Oceanic Bridge.
The fireworks display will go off between 9:15 and 9:30 p.m. and will be dedicated to the community's frontline workers, including health care heroes and other essential personnel
"Riverview Medical Center has invested an extraordinary amount of funds to acquire ventilators, disinfecting machines, temporary tenting and personal protective equipment (PPE) to fight COVID-19 and to prepare for any potential resurgences — making community support more important than ever."
Donations in support of the ongoing efforts at Riverview Medical Center to care for patients during this crisis and beyond, as well as to help offset costs of the fireworks display, may be made at Hackensack-, by calling 201-317-5397 or emailing

The Lakewood BlueClaws Fireworks Extravaganza
July 3, 2020; Parking lot will open at 8pm, fireworks at 9:30pm
First Energy Park
Lakewood, NJ
Website/ Tickets --- Tickets for the parking lot portion of the event are limited at $15 per car, Tickets for the in-park portion are just $40 and have a $95 value
The show will be more than double the length than one that follows a BlueClaws game. It will also include higher-elevation fireworks than the ones that usually follow a BlueClaws game.
Attendance in the park will be limited to 450 fans who will be socially-distanced throughout the ball park.
Fans can enjoy the show either inside the park, which will include dinner, dessert, live music and BlueClaws merchandise, or from their cars in the parking lot. Each ticket comes with the following food package: freshly grilled hamburger, hot dog, corn on the cob, mac and cheese, choice of bottled water or canned soda, and ice cream.

Bay Head Fourth of July Bike Parade
July 4, 2020@ 10:30 a.m.
Bayhead, NJ
join us in a patriotic parade starting the Sacred Heart Church. They will be ringing our bike bells down Clayton Avenue, Lake Avenue and onto Bridge Avenue to finish at the Bay Head Fire Station. There 3 ribbons (1 red, 1 white, & 1 blue) will be awarded to the top three decorated bikes, strollers, and/ or wagons! Due to COVID-19 we will be taking the following precautions with this year's event. It is MANDATORY for all participants to wear masks/face coverings for the duration of the event,

July 4th Macy's Fireworks Dinner Cruise
July 4, 2020; Boarding 4:00 PM - Sailing 4:30 PM – Returning approx. 1:00 AM
Sailing roundtrip from Perth Amboy to New York City
401 Riverview Drive
Perth Amboy, NJ 08861
(732) 697-9500
Price: $169.00 per person plus tax and service fee- over age 21 Price: $129.00 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

Fireworks Cruise to New York Harbor (Macy's fireworks)
July 4, 2020: 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

Ocean Gate Parade
July 4, 2020
Participants registration at 8am at Adrian Hall and closes promptly at 9:45am Please give yourself extra time this year for registering. We will be limiting the amount of people let into the building at a time.
Pararade begins at 10am at OG Avenue, make a Right onto Bayview Ave, make a right onto Monmouth Ave and continue on and make a right onto Lakewood Ave. Parade will keep going down Lakewood Ave until we make a Right onto Wildwood Ave, and End up at the Beach Front on Wildwood Ave.

Toms River July 4th Fireworks
July 4, 2020; @9pm
Shelter Cove Beach
Bay Ave. & Cove Point Rd.
Toms River, NJ
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This Years Postponed July 4th Celebrations

Beachwood's Fireworks Over the Toms River
Postponed to September 5, 2020; @9pm
On the beachfront
Viewed from Beachwood Beach, and beaches in Pine Beach, Ocean Gate and Island Heights along the Toms River.
Beachwood, NJ
Fireworks at dusk with patriotic music supplied by WOBM's radio broadcast

West Long Branch July 4th Fireworks Celebration

Postponed to September 5, 2020
Franklin Lake Park
132 NJ-36
West Long Branch, NJ
Families can bring their blankets and find that perfect spot to watch the spectacle, A concert will begin the night at 7 p.m. and will be followed by the fireworks at 9 p.m.

Aberdeen Independence Day Fireworks
Postponed to Aberdeen Day, Saturday, September 26, 2020
Veterans Memorial Park
Aberdeen Township, NJ
Fireworks at dusk

More Fireworks Displays in
North  & South Jersey


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