The Best July 4, Independence Day
Celebrations in New Jersey

 July 4, 2017 Fireworks, Parades, Events, and Festivals

July 4th Fireworks

This year, Independence Day falls on Tuesday, July 4, 2017

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, 2017 Fireworks Displays & Celebrations

(Listed by earliest date)

State Fair Meadowlands
Thursday, June 22 until Sunday, July 9. 2017
Fireworks shows take place on the evenings of Monday, July 3 & Tuesday, July 4th.
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.

Montville Independence Day Celebration
Thursday, June 22 through Saturday, June24, 2017
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
on Saturday, June 24,
with a rain date for the fireworks on Sunday, June 25. Parking is $10

Morris Plains - Family Day & Fireworks
Saturday, June 24, 2017 (Rain-date: June 25th)
Morris Plains Community Park
51 Jim Fear Dr.
Morris Plains
Family Day festivities start at 5 p.m.آ The fireworks show begins at 9:30 pm

Hasbrouck Heights Lions Club 34th Annual Fireworks

Tuesday, June 27 at dusk (June 28, 29)
Depken Field
238 Oldfield Ave.
Hacbrouck, NJ
Admission $5 for adults. $3 for children. Under 5 free.

Hanover Township 2017 Patriotic Celebration
Thursday, June 29, 2017; Rain Date : Friday, June 30th
Veteran's Field
North Jefferson Road
Whippany, N.J.
Activities begin at 6:30 p.m. Fireworks approximately 9:15 p.m.
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.
Since Jefferson Road is closed, viewers will be able to sit on the road as well as the grassy areas in front of the municipal lots

Randolph Freedom Festival
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, June 29, 30, July 1, 2017 ; 2 pm to 11 pm (Rain date july, 2nd)
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 family event features a fair with many carnival rides, games, crafts, food and entertainment. Thursday is, Country night,, Friday Rockin Randolph night, and Saturday is fireworks night with show taking place at 9:45pm.

Essex County Summer Music Concert & Fireworks
Thursday, June 29, 2017; 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

Lake Hopatcong Fireworks
Friday, June 30, 2017; rain date Saturday, July 1st
Lake Hopatcong Yacht Club
75 North Bertrand Road
Mount Arlington, NJ
Fireworks at dusk

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and Fireworks Display
Friday, June 30, 7:30 p.m.
Essex County Branch Brook Park
Newark, NJ
Concert by the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and Fireworks Spectacular.
In case of rain, the concert will be held in the Cathedral Basilica in Newark and the fireworks display will be rescheduled.

Rutherford'€™s Annual Fireworks Display
Friday, June 30, 2017
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.

Scotch Plains Fireworks
Saturday, July 1. 2017; Beginning @ 7pm
Scotch Hills Country Club
820 Jerusalem Rd
Scotch Plains NJ 07076

Tenafly Fireworks Celebration
Saturday,July 1, 2017; 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm (Rain date: July 6)
Tenafly High School (Behind the school)
Tenafly, NJ
The event features entertainment and fireworks at dusk

Lyndhurst Independence Day Fireworks
Sunday, July 2, 2017: 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.

Paramus July 4th Concert & Fireworks
Sunday, July 2, 2017; 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.

Flemington­ Fireworks Show
Monday, July 3, 2017: 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 Wednesday, July 5th.

New Providence Independence Day Celebration
Monday, July 3, 2017: 7 - 9:30 p.m. (The rain date is Wednesday, July 5.)
South Street ( Gales Drive to Springfield Avenue)
New Providence, NJ
The family oriented festiviites include DJ John Souren of Club Souren, the "Chalk on South" (kids of all ages can get a free "bucket" of chalk to create art and messages on the street), 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
Monday, July 3, 6:30 p.m.
Memorial Field
Park & Prospect side
Oradell, NJ
Food Trucks, Live Music, and Fireworks at dusk

City of Passaic Fireworks and Carnival
July 1st- 3rd, 2017
Fireworks, Monday, July 3, 2017; 9 p.m.
Pulaski Park
Passaic, NJ
The carnival features live music, food & drinks, and fireworks

Rahway Fireworks Display
Monday, July 3, 2017 @dusk; Rain date Thursday, July 6th
City Hall
1 City Hall Plaza
Rahway, NJ

Saddle Brook Fireworks
Monday, July 3, 2017 @ dusk
Otto Pehle Park
Saddle Brook Road
Saddle Brook, NJ
Fireworks display begins at 9pm

Annual Jersey City Freedom and Fireworks Festival
Tuesday, July 4, 2017, Events begin @ 1PM, Fireworks @ dusk
Liberty State Park
200 Morris Pesin Drive
Jersey City, NJ
(201) 915-3403
This year's Freedom and Fireworks Festival features a free concert, food trucks, vendors, carnival rides, games, live music, a Budweiser beer garden, and an awesome fireworks display. The fireworks show will have the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island as its backdrop. The fireworks at Jersey City will be the largest in Northern Jersey with an expected turnout of more than 50,000 spectators. Come early to get ahead of the crowds and spend the day visiting two of the parks major attractions, the Interpretive Center and the state-of-the-art Liberty Science Center. Don't forget to bring your chairs and blankets and settle in early.

Allendale Community Celebration & Fireworks
Tuesday, July 4, 2017; Rain Date - Saturday, July 8th
Field Events at Recreation Park - 8:30 amآ 
Band Concert & Fireworksآ  at Crestwood Lake (آ 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.

Bloomfield Fireworks
Tuesday, July 4, 2017; gates open 5:30pm
Foley Field, JFK Drive
Bloomfield, NJ
Amusements, Blow Up Rides, Games, Food for Purchase Opening Ceremonies and Awards at 7:30PM with live music at 7:45PM
9:20PM - Fireworks Extravaganza

Bridgewater Independence Day Family Festival
July 4, 2017: 6pm - 10pm
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
Tuesday, July 4, 2017, @dusk (rain date july 5th)
Chatham Middle School
Chatham, NJ

Clark Independence Day Celebration
Tuesday, July 4, 2017; @9:15 p.m.
Arthur L. Johnson High School
Westfield Ave,Clark, NJ

Florham Park July 4th Celebration
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Emmett Field
(973) 410-5354
This is a full day celebration beginning at 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
Noon - 3pm - Social Garden (beer garden) (must be over 21 to enter, live music
8:15 PM - Entertainment ntertainment provided by Lonnie Youngblood preceeds fireworks
Dusk - With the grand finale fireworks.

Hackensack Fourth of July Celebration
Tuesday, July 4, 2017; 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, and fireworks at dusk.

Livingston July 4th Community Celebration
Tuesday, July 4, 2017: 9AM - 10:PM
Memorial Oval
Livingston Ave.
Livingston, NJ
(973) 535-7925
This family fun day is one of the top July 4th celebrations in NJ! It begins with the opening patriotic ceremony, a classic car show, a carnival with games, rides, a mini Food Truck Festival, a Bands & Beer Cafe, an ice cream eating contest, pony rides, music, live bands, and more. At 7:45 pm there will be a BBQ with main stage entertainment featuring The Nerds . The grand finale will be the Fireworks show at 9:15PM.

Maplewood 4th of July Celebration
Tuesday, July 4, 2017: 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.

Maywood 109th Independence Day Celebration
Tuesday, July 4, 2017 p.m. @ 6pm, (fireworks start at 9:15 p.m.)
Memorial Park
Maywood, NJ
Entertainment featuring British Mania a "Be atles Tribute Band" will begin at 6 : 30 pm followed by the fireworks at 9:15 pm

Millburn/Short Hills 72nd Annual July 4th Celebration
Tuesday, July 4, 2017; 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 dusk

Montclair Celebrates Independence Day
Tuesday, July 4, 2017, 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
Tuesday, July 4, 2017 (rain date July 5th)
Parsippany Hills High School
Concert is planned to start approximately 6:30 PM!آ  Fireworks start at dark!

Ridgewood Independence Day Celebration
July 4, 2017 ( (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.

Summit 4th of July Food Truck Festival
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Soldiers Memorial Field
5 Myrtle Avenue
Summit, NJ
The events feature both morning and evening activities that have become a tradition for Summitق€™s residents, neighbors and guests. Completely funded by resident and corporate donations, this tradition has been able to continue thanks to their generosity.
9:45 AM - 1:00 PM  Food Truck Festiva, l 9:45 AM - Flag Raising Ceremony, 10 AM - Decorated Children's Bicycle Parade ,
10 AM - 1 PM - Rides & Amusements 10:45 AM - Entertainment, 11:30 AM - The Kootz in Concert 12, NOON - City Services Softball Game
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM:  Food Truck Festival & Carnival Rides Reopen. at 6:15 PM - Presley and Melody Kids Concert on Farm Wagon. At 7:45 PM The Infernos in Concert
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
Tuesday, July 4, 2017; 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Winslow Ave. & Vauxhall Road
Union, NJ
Concert begins at 7:30pm. Fireworks at dusk

Washington July 4th Festival
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
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 and the Fireworks show at dusk are held at Warren Hills Middle School Athletic Field.

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