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.
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.
Franklin Township Independence Day Celebration
Friday, July 2, 2021: 7:30pm - 9:30pm
475 DeMott Lane
(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 Street & First Avenue
This event features aBike Parade, Concert and Fireworks
Matawan's Fireworks Extravaganza
Friday, July 2, 2021; (Rain date July 9th)
Ravine Drive Bridge
Fireworks at Sundown
Red, White & Blueclaws Fireworks
Lakewood Blue Claws Post Game July 2, 3, & 4th Fireworks
First Energy Park
2 Stadium Way
Bradley Beach Independence Day Fireworks
Saturday, July 3, 2021; Fireworks at Dusk; (Rain date July 10th)
On the Beach
Bradley Beach, NJ
This year, the Fireworks will go on at the beach after the Red White and Blkues festival at the 5th Ave. Beachfront Gazebo
Hazlet Fireworks Display
Saturday, July 3, 2021; (Rain date July 5th)
Veterans Memorial Park
Fireworks at dusk.
Milltown's Independence Day celebration
Saturday, July 3, 2021
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
July 3rd & 4th - Dinner & Fireworks Cruises
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 Flaga Grat Adventure
1 Six Flags Blvd.
This Independence Day weekend celebration features screamin' rides and spectacular fireworks.
Beachwood 4th of July Fireworks
July 4, 2021; @9PM
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.
4th of July Oceanfest Fireworks
July 4, 2021
The Oceanfront Promenade
Long Branch, New Jersey
While the daytime Oceanfest is cancelled this year, the fireworks display will take place!
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
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
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.
Bell Works Fireworks
Wednesday, July 7, 2021 (rain date is July 8)
101 Crawfords Corners Road
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.
Lavallette Independance Day Fireworks & Concert
Sunday, July 11, 2021 (Rain date is July 18th)
The Centennial Gardens and Gazebo
BayFront and Philadelphia Avenue
Concert Begins at 8pm, followed by Fireworks at 9pmmily 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 beginning at 5pm is available starting at 5pm from Hillsborough High School during the event.