The Best July 4, Fireworks 
Celebrations in New Jersey

 July 4, 2018 Fireworks, Parades, Events, and Festivals

July 4th Fireworks

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.

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

North Jersey July 4, 2018 Fireworks Displays & Celebrations

(listed by earliest date)

Montville Independence Day Celebration
Thursday, June 28th - Saturday, June 30th, 2018
Montville Township High School.
Montville, NJ
This three day family event features 21 carnival rides, musiv, a parade, food and a fireworks show choreographed to music
Garden State Fireworks on Saturday, June 30th, 9:30pm
(rain date, Sunday, July 1st, 9:30pm). Parking is $10

Lake Hopatcong Fireworks
Friday, June 29, 2018; rain date Saturday, June 30th
Lake Hopatcong Yacht Club
75 North Bertrand Road
Mount Arlington, NJ
Fireworks at dusk

Morris Plains
- Family Day & Fireworks
Saturday, June 30, 2018 (Rain-date: July 1st)
Morris Plains Community Park
51 Jim Fear Dr.
Morris Plains
Family Day festivities start at 5 p.m.  The fireworks show begins at 9:30 pm

Randolph Freedom Festival
Fireworks on Saturday, June 30, 2018
County College of Morris
214 Center Grove Road
Randolph, NJ
The Township of Randolph’s annual Independence Day celebration is one of the area's most popular summer festivals. This 3 day family event features a fair with many carnival rides, games, crafts, food and entertainment. Thursday is, Country night,, Friday Rockin Randolph night, and Saturday night the festival culminates with one of the best fireworks shows in Morris County. Parking and admission to the festival grounds are free, although a donations for fireworks are welcome and encouraged.

Scotch Plains Fireworks
Saturday, June 30. 2018; Beginning @ 7pm (Rain date July 1st)
Scotch Hills Country Club
820 Jerusalem Rd
Scotch Plains NJ 07076
This year's celebration will feature a performance by The Scotch Plainsmen, a talented group of musicians who have performed as the backup band for our own Pat DiNizio of the Smithereens during his solo performances. Come out early and set down chairs & blankets to take in the show. The fireworks will go off at dusk.

Paramus July 4th Concert & Fireworks
Sunday, July 1, 2018; 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cliff Gennarelli Sports Complex (next to the Westfield Garden State Plaza)
Paramus, NJ
This event features food (for sale) live entertainment, and a fireworks display at dusk. Bring a blanket or chair.

Rutherford's Annual Fireworks Display
Sunday, July 1, 2018
Memorial Field
Rutherford, NJ
Website (updates)
Weather hotline: 201-460- 3017
Activities start at 7:00 PM with music and food vendors, followed by the 9:15 PM fireworks display.Visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets for their comfort.

Tenafly Fireworks Celebration
Sunday, July 1, 2018: 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm (Rain date for fireworks: July 6)
Tenafly High School (Behind the school)
Tenafly, NJ
The event features entertainment and fireworks at dusk. There will be entertainment by the Waldwick Band at 8:00 p.m.

Essex County Summer Music Concert & Fireworks
Monday, July 2, 2018; 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Weequahic Park
658 Elizabeth Ave
Newark, NJ
This Free event features a diverse lineup of performers with the grand finale fireworks at dusk. Bring a blanket!

Hanover Township Patriotic Celebration
Monday July 2, 2018; (Rain Date : July 3rd)h
Veteran's Field
North Jefferson Road
Whippany, N.J.
The fun begins at 6 p.m. with a dee-jay and family dance party, games, activities, prizes, food trucks and of course, fireworks at dusk
A concert of patriotic music will be performed.
Viewers will be able to sit from the third base fence of the baseball field (the field closest to the road) all the way back to the end of both municipal parking lots.

Lyndhurst Independence Day Fireworks
Monday, July 2nd, 2018: 6 p.m.
Little League Fields
255 Riverside Ave.
Lyndhurst, NJ
This family celebration features a DJ, hot dogs, ice cream, zeppoles and novelty vendors.
A Patriotic exercise will be held at 8:30 PM with the firework spectacular following at dusk.

Maywood 109th Independence Day Celebration
Monday, July 2, 2018: @ 6pm, (fireworks start at 9:15 p.m.)
Memorial Park
Maywood, NJ
Entertainment will begin at 6 : 30 pm followed by the fireworks at 9:15 pm

Flemington ­ Fireworks Show
Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018: 7:30 - 9 p.m.
Upper parking lot of RFIS on Court Street
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 Thursday, July 5th.

Franklin Township
Tuesday, July 3, 2018; (Rain date: Friday, July 6, 2018)
The Municipal Complex
475 DeMott Lane
Somerset, NJ
Live music, children's activities, and food trucks beginning at 6 p.m. Fireworks at 9:15 p.m.

New Providence Independence Day Celebration
Tuesday, July 3, 2018: 7 - 9:30 p.m.
South Street ( Gales Drive to Springfield Avenue)
New Providence, NJ
The family oriented festiviites begin at 7pm with the grand finale fireworks show at approximately 9:30 PM. Be sure to bring lawn chairs or blankets to enjoy the festivities.

Oradell Independence Day Celebration
Tuesday, July 3,2018; 6:30 p.m.
Memorial Field
Park & Prospect side
Oradell, NJ
Food Trucks, Live Music, and Fireworks at dusk

Rahway Fireworks Display
Tuesday, July 3, 2018; Rain date, July 5th
City Hall
1 City Hall Plaza
Rahway, NJ
Fireworks at dusk

Saddle Brook Fireworks
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 @ dusk
Otto Pehle Park
Saddle Brook Road
Saddle Brook, NJ
Fireworks display begins at 9:15pm

State Fair Meadowlands
Fireworks shows take place on the evenings of Tuesday, July 3 & Wednesday, July 4th, 2018
102 NJ State Highway 120
East Rutherford NJ
Next to MetLife Stadium
(Check Schedule)
This very popular family event features quality rides, plenty of free entertainment, games and prizes, and a variety foods. There are a variety of activities to interest all ages. All Tickets Include Free Live shows and concerts. Free Live concerts.

Allendale Community Celebration & Fireworks
Wednesday, July 4, 2018; Rain Date - Saturday, July 7th
Field Events at Recreation Park - 8:30 am� 
Band Concert & Fireworks  at Crestwood Lake ( West Crescent Avenue) @ 7:30 pm
This fun filled day of events takes place at two locations and begins at Recreation Park at 8:30 am and will feature old fashioned county fair type events including 3 legged races, sack races, waterfall races, potato races, balloon races, softball throws, jumping contests, basketball shoots and football throws. There will be prizes and trophies for the winners in several age categories.There will be a concert and fireworks at Crestwood Lake starting at 7:30 pm. The fireworks display will start at dusk.

Annual Jersey City Freedom - Fireworks Festival

July 4th, 2018; Noon - 10pm
At it's new permanent location at Exchange Place
& Montgomeret Street
Jersey City, NJ
The all-day event will feature children's entertainment, food trucks, live musical performances, and a grand finale fireworks show, one of the largest in the state. T he festival will include a food truck alley, beer gardens, outdoor activities for kids, including bounce houses and carnival rides, as well as a headliner stage at the Exchange Place Plaza on the Hudson River waterfront.
The festivities will culminate with an amazing fireworks extravaganza by Grucci set against the New York City skyline.

Bloomfield Fireworks
Wednesday, July 4, 2018; gates open 5:30pm
Foley Field, JFK Drive
Bloomfield, NJ
Amusements, Blow Up Rides, Games, Food for Purchase Opening Ceremonies and Awards. Musical Performance by The Kootz at 8:00PM and at 9:20PM, the Fireworks Extravaganza

Bridgewater Independence Day Family Festival
July 4, 2018: 6pm - 10pm (Rain date July 5th)
North Branch Park
908 722-1200 x225
Free admission
Come celebrate Independence Day with spectacular fireworks! North Branch Park gates will open at 6pm to allow vehicles to enter the park, and the fireworks display will be held at 9:30pm. Visitors should plan to arrive early. Food will be available for purchase, and a Revolutionary War encampment will re-create life during the 1770's. Park visitors should bring lawn chairs or blankets while they enjoy time in the park before the Independence Day fireworks begin. Picnic baskets are also allowed, but alcohol is prohibited.

Chatham Fourth of July Fireworks Show
Wednesday, July 4, 2018, @dusk (rain date july 5th)
Chatham Middle School
Chatham, NJ
Gates open at 7 p.m. for live music, followed by fireworks at dusk.

Clark Independence Day Celebration
Wednesday, July 4, 2018; @9:15 p.m.
Arthur L. Johnson High School
Westfield Ave,Clark, NJ
Fireworks @dusk

Florham Park July 4th Celebration
Wednesday, July 4, 2018 (Rain Date for fireworks July 5th)
Emmett Field
(973) 410-5354
This is a full day celebration beginning at 9:00 AM
9:00 AM – Flag Raising Ceremony at Firehouse #1 on Brooklake Road 9:30 AM – Parade begins (Rain or Shine) at Ridgedale Avenue and Brooklake Road 10:30–3:00 PM – Family Picnic at the Borough Hall Lawn — Food Trucks, Family Picnic, Social Garden
8:15 p.m. Fireworks Display,

Hackensack Fourth of July Celebration
Wednesday, July 4, 2018; all day (fireworks start at 9:15 p.m.)
Foshini Park
East Camden Street
Hackensack, NJ
This celebration features a full day of kids activities, food, a flea market, live entertainment by the Time Machine Band, and fireworks at dusk.

Leonia Sports Booster Club Carnival
June 28 until July 8, 2018: The fireworks display will start at 9:30 pm on the Fourth of July.
Overpeck County Park
75 Fort Lee Road
Leonia, NJ
Phone: 866-666-3247, Email:
Event Cost: Free parking and admission. Unlimited ride wristbands (for riders 36 inches and taller) are $30 on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, or $20 if purchased online by June 27.
Enjoy midway rides for all ages, carnival games, favorite fair food and Fourth of July fireworks at this family-friendly annual event benefiting local competitive youth sports. Carnival hours are 5 to 11 pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and noon to 11 pm Saturday, Sunday and Wed., July 4th. The fireworks display will start at 9:30 pm on the Fourth of July.

Livingston Fourth of July Celebration
July 4, 2018; 10 am - 10:30 PM
Livingston High School
30 Robert H Harp Dr
Livingston, NJ 07039
Contact: Donna Vella, Phone: 201-653-2699
Live music kicks off this fun Independence Day Celebration with the best local and regional acts performing. The event features delicious festival foods, continuous entertainment and capped off by a spectacular fireworks display.

Maplewood 4th of July Celebration
We4dnesday, July 4, 2018: 7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Maplewood Memorial Park
580 Valley St
Maplewood NJ
Website & Tickets (Admission $10)
This celebration features a full day of activities including live music on two stages, boardwalk games, face painting, a classic car show, the Zerbini Family Circus, food, and Fireworks at dusk. Wristbands are required for entry into all events in Memorial Park. Purchase in advance for discouts and to guarantee your circus time.

Millburn/Short Hills 73rd Annual July 4th Celebration
Wednesday, July 4, 2018; 9 am - dusk
Taylor Park, Main St,& Millburn High School, 462 Millburn Ave
Millburn, NJ 07041
Events begin at 9 am at Taylor Park with Flag Raising, Patriot Award, Stroller Parade, and a Softball Game. At 3pm they activities move to Millburn H.S. with rides, bands, refreshments and food provided by La Strada, Red Mango, Salad House, Kona Ice, and Tinga. The grand finale Fireworks display is at Millburn High School @ dusk

Montclair Celebrates Independence Day
Wednesday, July 4, 2018, beginning @ 11 am
Edgemont Memorial Park
Montclair, NJ
(973) 509-4910
This celebration features a parade beginning at 11 am, a picnic, and the grand finale Fireworks at dusk taking place at Yogi Berra Stadium at MSU.

Parsippany - July 4th Concert and Fireworks
Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Parsippany Hills High School
Fireworks will begin at dark, after the concert featuring Overboard.

Ridgewood Independence Day Celebration
Wednesday, July 4, 2018 ( (Rain Date: July 5th)
Veterans Field
131 N. Maple A
Ridgewood, NJ
Fireworks at dusk
With over 30, 000 expected to attend, Ridgewood has one of the largest Independence celebrations in Northern NJ. The day is full with many family oriented events including a flag raising ceremony @  9:00 am at Wilsey Square, followed by the parade , @ 10:00 am (Rain or Shine) beginning at North Monroe and Godwin, with evening entertainment at Veterans Field beginning at 6:30 pm capped by the fireworks display at dusk. Fireworks tickets are required for entrance to Veteran's Field. Expect delays. All gates will close at 9:00 PM.

Spirit of New Jersey Independence Day Fireworks Dinner Cruise
July 4, 2018; 5pm - 11pm
Spirit of New Jersey
Lincoln Harbor Marina
1500 Harbor Blvd
Weehawken, NJ
Contact: Emily Haelen, Phone: 201-333-8600, Email:
Event Cost: Tickets start at $259.00
This 4th of July, celebrate onboard Spirit of New Jersey for a memorable, festive, and unique five-hour experience around New York Harbor. Treat yourself to a delicious buffet, dance to music from our onboard DJ, sip a cocktail on our rooftop lounge listening to a live guitarist, play games like giant Jenga and Shuffleboard, and be treated to unbeatable views of the fireworks display (weather permitting), and NYC’s iconic landmarks such as the Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, One World Trade Center, the Brooklyn Bridge, and more! landmarks. The Fireworks Dinner cruise departs at 6:00pm with adult and child prices from $259.90 excl. fees & taxes and includes a Platinum Open Bar for all guests 21+.

Summit 4th of July Food Truck Festival
Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Soldiers Memorial Field
5 Myrtle Avenue
Summit, NJ
This event features a Food Truck Festival with evening entertainment by The Infernos on the main stage. Carnival rides and children's entertainment
The Fireworks Display starts at 9:15 PM over Memorial Field. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs.

Union Township 4th of July Concert and Fireworks
Wednesday, July 4, 2018; 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Biertuempfel Park
1300 Winslow Ave.
Union, NJ 07083
The Fourth of July schedule of events is as follows:
10:00 a.m. festivities will begin on Stuyvesant Ave, between Mountainview and Tyler Ave., with the 11th Annual All-American Soap Box Derby. 7:30 p.m.
The concert by Smooth Band and Orchestra at Biertuempfel Park @9:00 p.m, followed by the Fireworks Spectacular. All events are family-friendly and open to the public.

Washington Celebrates America Festival
Wednesday, July 4, 2018; Rain Date Sunday July 8, 2018
Warren Hills Middle School Athletic Field
64-66 Carlton Avenue
Washington, NJ
This Warren County July 4th celebration features a soap box derby, a parade, a concert and fireworks. The parade starts at 3:00 pm on Route 31 and runs through town to Prospect Street.
The concert at 6pm with Music by Doc South & DJ Dave Rupell; followed by the the Fireworks show at at Warren Hills Middle School Athletic Field.

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