The Best July 4 Central Jersey
Fireworks Celebrations

2018 Fireworks, Parades, Concerts, and Festivals

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This year, Independence Day falls on Wednesday, July 4, 2018.

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 .

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

 July 4, 2018 Central Jersey Fireworks Displays & Celebrations

(Listed by earliest date)

Montgomery Township Fireworks

Thursday, June 28, 2018; 6pm to dusk
Montgomery High School
1014 Rt. 601
Skillman, NJ
This family friendy event will feature plenty of games and activities for children, food vendors selling everything from hotdogs, hamburgers, grilled chicken and pizza to delicious deserts like cheesecake, ice cream and the ever-popular kettle corn and funnel cakes. Get there early to get a great picnic spot under the stars! Feel free to bring a blanket or chairs and enjoy the sounds of The John Oakes Band playing hits from today and yesterday at 7:00 pm up on the stage. The will be a fireworks display after the singing of the Star Spangled Banner at dusk (approx. 9:15 pm)
Pre-paid premium parking spaces will once again be available for purchase for $15 (Note: handicapped parking spots will be reserved at the high school and will be available at no charge).

14th Annual 94.5 PST Freedom Festival
Saturday, June 30th 2018; 3PM to 11PM
Mercer County Park
1055 Hughes Drive
Hamilton Township NJ
This annual July 4th celebration features live music, a pie eating contest, a car show, carnival rides, a beer garden, fireworks, and more.

Hillsborough's Independence Day Celebration
Saturday, June 30, 2018; @5pm (Rain date: July 1)
Auten Road Intermediate School
281 Auten Road,
Hillsborough, NJ
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.

Matawan's Fireworks Extravaganza
Saturday, June 30, 2018 (Rain Date Sunday July 1st)
Lake Lefferts
Ravine Drive
Matawan, NJ
Fireworks Begin at Sundown 

Sayreville Independence Day Celebration
June 30, 2018, beginning @ 4:00pm - 10pm ( Rain date: July 1st)
Kennedy Park
Washington Road (Ernston Road),
Sayreville, NJ
This family celebration features live entertainment, 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 Weekend Fest
June 30 - July 4, 2018 (fireworks displays, nightly throughout through the July 4th weekend)
Six Flags
1 Six Flags Blvd.
Jackson, NJ
Tickets & Information
This weekend features Fireworks displays, nightly throughout the July 4th weekend celebration. 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

Lavallette Fireworks & Concert
Sunday, July 1, 2018 (Rain date is July 8)
The Centennial Gardens and Gazebo
BayFront and Philadelphia Avenue
Lavallette, NJ
Concert Begins at 8pm, followed by Fireworks at 9pm

Highland Park Music & Fireworks in the Park
Monday, July 2, 2018: 5 p.m. (rain date July 3rd)
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 firworks at dusk

South River Fireworks
July 2, 2018; (Rain date July 3)
Denny Stadium
South River High School
Montgomery Street and Johnson Place.
South River, NJ
Contact:, 732-254-4412
Fireworks at dusk

Bradley Beach Fireworks
Tuesday, July 3, 2018; Fireworks at Dusk; (Rain date Saturday, July 7th)
On the Beach
Bradley Beach
(732) 869-1020
Fireworks at dusk.

Celebrate our Stars & Stripes - Concert & Fireworks

Tuesday, July 3, 2018; 5pm - 10:00pm (The rain date is July 5th)
Fireworks @ 9:20pm
Festivities for Perth Amboy begin at @7pm
Perth Amboy Waterfront
Sadowski Parkway & High Street.
Perth Amboy
Festivities for South Amboy @6pm
Raritan Bay Waterfront Park.
Keenen Way
South Amboy,NJ
Website & Boat Prade Registration
The Cities of Perth Amboy and South Amboy join together to celebrate the spirit, strength and dedication of our three municipalities, by coming together to "Celebrate our Stars & Stripes" in skyrocketing style. The celebration features a free concert, food vendors, children's rides, a fireworks display, and this year the "Celebrate Stars & Stripes Boat Parade" will be celebrated. Before the first brilliant barrage shoots skyward, boaters are allowed to join in the parade. After the parade, your vessel will be allowed to moor 1500 feet from the fireworks barges where you and your guests will have ringside seats to view the show and those along the shore will enjoy the twinkling lights of your boats along with the magnificent sparkling display of fireworks.

Freehold Independence Day Concert & Fireworks
July 3, 2018 (rain date July 8th)
Freehold Raceway
3190 Route 9
Gates open @ 6:00 pm
Fireworks at dusk
The celebration will feature live music from 6:30 - 9:00 pm beginning with the Rock N Roll Chorus, followed by Mission Dance. Music accompanying the fireworks at dusk will be provided by Radio Stations WJRZ & WRAT.
Fireworks can be also seen across Route 9 in the Home Depot parking lot.

July 3, 2018
Veterans Memorial Park
732- 739-0653
Fireworks at dusk.

Hamilton Township Fireworks & Concert
Tuesday, July 3, 2018; (Rain Date July 4th)
Veterans Park, inside the Kuser Road Entrance
Hamilton Township, NJ
Concert begins at 6 pm. Fireworks begin at dusk

Keansburg Amusement Park
Tuesday & Wednesday, July 3rd & 4th, 2018
275 Beachway Avenue
Admission Free
Celebrate Independence Day with fireworks at dusk each night from the fishing pier.

Lacey Township Entertainment with Fireworks
July 3, 2018; @7:30 PM (Rain date July 5th)
Lacey High School
73 Haines St.
Lanoka Harbor, NJ
Conract: search @lacey.recreation, or call 609-693-1100, ext. 2203.
The evenings festivities begin with Music by the Tequila Rose Band @ 7:30PM, followed by fireworks @ dusk.

Lakehurst Independence Day Celebration
July 3, 2018 (Rain Date Friday, July 6th)
Lake Horicon
301 Union Ave.
Fireworks show at dusk

Lakewood Independence Day Celebration

Tuesday, July 3, 2018: 7:15 pm until dusk
All Wars Memorial Amphitheater
North Lake Drive
Lakewood, NJ
The evenings events begin at 7:15PM with a concert from the Wilbur Wittemann Patriotic Band, fgollowed 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
July 3, 2018 (rain date July 7); 7:30PM - 9:45 PM
Main Beach 
Main Street & First Avenue
Manasquan, NJ
This event features a parade, bicycle decoating, Billy Lawlor concert & fireworks
Concert by "Billy Lawlor" commencing at 7:30 pm on Main Beach with Fireworks display to follow.

Manchester Day Fireworks
July 3, 2018: 2pm - Dusk (Fireworks Rain date July 11)
Harry Wright Lake
Whiting Section
1500 Lake Road
Manchester, NJ
This celebration features rides, games, contests, DJ entertainment, music by the "Time Machine", and fireworks at dusk.
There will be free swimming for the day

South Brunswick Independence Day Celebration
Tuesday, July 3, 2018; 6-10 p.m. (Rain date July 6th)
Crossroads South Middle School
195 Major Roads
Monmouth Junction, NJ
The Celebration begins at 6pm with fireworks at about 9:15pm. Concert featuring: "The Fabulous Grease Band," food vendors and games. Bring chairs and blankets.

Union Beach Fireworks
July 3, 2018
at the beachfront.
Union Beach, NJ
Fireworks at dusk

Fireworks over the Woodbridge Waterfront
Tuesday, July 3, 2018;Gates open at 4pm (Rain date July 5th)
Alvin P. Williams Memorial Park on the Sewaren waterfront
Sewaren Peninsula, Cliff Road.
Activities beginning 4 p.m. with live music by the Time Machine with Special Guests Good to Go and concluding with fireworks at dusk

Asbury Park
July 4, 2018
On the Beach
Asbury Park, NJ
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.

Fireworks Cruise to New York Harbor (Macy's fireworks)
July 4, 2018: Board 5:30pm and Departs 6:30pm, Returns 11pm
Departing Connors Highlands Marina
326 Shore Drive
Highlands, NJ 07732
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, 2018: 7:00pm till 10:00pm
Bogan's Basin
800 Ashley Avenue
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

East Brunswick 4th of July Celebration
Wednesday, July 4, 2018: 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
East Brunswick Community Arts Center
715 Cranbury Rd
East Brunswick, NJ
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.

Jenkinson's Boardwalk Annual Independence Day fireworks
Wednesday, July 4, 2018 @dusk
Jenkinson's Boardwalk
300 Ocean Ave
Py Pleasant Beach, NJ
Free admission to the boardwalk & beach
Best viewed from the Boardwalk at Jenkinson's. can be seen throughout Point Pleasant Beach.

Long Branch's Annual OceanFest and Fireworks Display
July 4, 2018; 10 a.m. until 10 p.m.
Oceanfront Promenade
Long Branch
Free admission
This family event features on of the top Jersey Shore family festivals that brings together the most memorable sights, sounds and sensations of the summer season.
This full day festival is held along the beach, stretching from the Ocean Place Resort & Spa to Seven Presidents Park. It features a large variety of food, live musical entertainment, children's entertainment, vendors, arts & crafts and more. The finale is a spectacular fireworks displays that is one of the largest at the Jersey Shore. Arrive early and find a spot on the beach or on the Great Lawn.

Milltown July 4th Celebration
Wednesday, July 4, 2018 @ 6:00 am - 10:00 pm (Rain Date July 7th)
Violet Terrace
Milltown, NJ
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, 2018; 5pm - 10pm
Thompson Park
Lakeview Drive and Forsgate Drive
Monroe, NJ
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.

Piscataway Township Annual 4th of July Fireworks Celebration
Wednesday, July 4, 2018; beginning at 6:00 pm
Piscataway High School Stadium
100 Behmer Rd (Hoes lane)
Piscataway, NJ 08854
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
Wednesday, July 4th, 2018
On the oceanfront. Fireworks are viewable from anywhere on The Classic American Boardwalk.
Seaside Heights, NJ

The Atlantic Highlands Fireman's Fair
July 3rd - July 7th, 2018; 6pm - 10pm (Fireworks on Friday July 6th)
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 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 7, 2018 6 to 9:30 p.m. (rain date July 14th)
Etra Lake Park
East Windsor, NJ
(609) 443-4000, ext. 400
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.

Plumsted Township Rockin Fireworks
Saturday, July 7, 2018: 4pm to 10pm (Fireworks Rain date Sunday, July 8, 2018)
Field behind New Egypt High School,
117 Evergreen Road
New Egypt, NJ
Admission: Free
Part of the British Invasion Years performance, Showtime: 7:00pm-9:00pm with the Opening Act: 4:00pm-6:00pm
Fireworks after the performance. in adtion there will be food, and family activities.
If rain, concert will be moved indoors to HS auditorium.

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