The Best July 4, Fireworks 
Celebrations in New Jersey: 2023 Edition

July 4th Fireworks

Your Guide to New Jersey's  July 4 Fireworks, Parades, Events, and Festivals

This year, Independence Day falls on Tuesday, July 4, 2023

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: 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, 2023
Fireworks Displays & Celebrations

Listed by earliest date:

Bloomingdale Fireworks
Saturday, June 24th, 2023; rain date of Sunday, June 25th
Walter T. Bergen Middle School
Bloomingdale, NJ
Fireworks at dusk
Fun games and rides for all starting at 6 pm.

Morris Plains Family Day & Fireworks
Saturday, June 24, 2023 (rain date June 25th)
Morris Plains Community Park
51 Jim Fear Dr.
Morris Plains
Family Day festivities start at 5 p.m. The Independence Day fireworks show begins at 9:30 pm

Kenilworth Fireworks Display
Sunday, June 25, 2023
Brearley field and front parking lot
Kenilworth, NJ
The fireworks will start at dusk.

Cedar Grove Fireworks
Thursday, June 29, 2023; Gates open @7pm (Rain Date: Friday, June 30)
Panther Park Field
118 W Bradford Ave
Cedar Grove, NJ
This event features entertainment & fun activities, followed by fireworks at dusk.

Edgewater Independence Day fireworks
Thursday, June 29th, 2023: Gates open at 6pm to 10pm ( rain date: Friday, June 30th)
Veterans Field
1167 River Road
Edgewater, NJ
This celebration features Live Music, Food Trucks, Kids Activitiesth Fireworks at dusk
Bring a chair or blanket, to enjoy the events of the evening.

Fairlawn July 4 Celebration W/Fireworks
Thursday, June 29, 2023; 6:45 - 9:30pm (Rain date: July 6, 2023) 
Memorial Park
Berdan Avenue and 1st Street
Cost: Pre-Sale Tickets Prices: Child (under 2): Free Child (under 12): $5.00 each Senior: $5.00 each Adult: $7.00 each Family of 5: $25.00
Bring your family, friends, blankets or lawn chairs. Gates open at 6:45 p.m. Early arrivals will be treated to a concert by "The Time Machine". For your convenience, pleasure and enjoyment, vendors will be on location to sell refreshments.
Fireworks commencing between 9:00 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.

Secaucus Fireworks
Thursday, June 29, 2023; 6pm - 9:30pm
Secaucus Swim Club
Secaucus, NJ
The celebration begins at 6 p.m. at the Secaucus Swim Club. Live music will be provided by the band Xtreme Queen. There will be Food & Entertainment & Fireworks at dusk.
Secaucus residents and their guests only.

Meadowlands Fireworks & Fan Appreciation Night
Friday, June 30, 2023
Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment 
1 Racetrack Drive
East Rutherford, NJ 
It is Fan Appreciation Night at the Meadowlands Racetrack! Enjoy the free fireworks display following the races. 

Hanover Township Patriotic Celebration
Friday, June 30th, 2023; 6pm - 9:30pm
Municipal Complex
Hanover, NJ
This event features food trucks, fireworks, music, games, face painting and balloon art.

Montville Independence Day Celebration
June 28, 29, 30, 2023: 5pm - 9:30pm
Montville Township High School
100 Horseneck Road
Montville, NJ
This three day family event features carnival rides, live music, rides, food, eating contests, and a fireworks display
Fireworks will take place on Friday, June 30th, at dusk.

Lake Hopatcong Fireworks
June 30th, 2023 (rain date of July 8th)
Lake Hopatcong Yacht Club
75 North Bertrand Road
Mount Arlington, NJ
Fireworks at dusk

Lyndhurst Fireworks
Friday, June 30th, 2023; 6pm - 9:30pm
Lyndhurst Community Center/Little league Field
255 Riverside Ave
Lyndhurst, NJ
This event features food truck vendors, patriotic exercises, and the "Gala Fireworks Display" following at dusk.

Mendham Township Fireworks
Friday, June 30, 2023: Gates open @6:30pm
Mosle Field
Mendham Township, NJ
When the gates open, music and activities are planned up to 10 p.m., with the grand finale fireworks show after dark on the football field.
All attendees will be seated on the football field.

Verona Fireworks
Friday, June 30th, 2023 (rain date July 5th)
Liberty Field
Verona, NJ 07044
DJ begins @ 7pm, Fireworks at Dusk.

Maywood Fireworks

Saturday, July 1st, 2023; 6:30pm - 9:30pm (rain date July 8th)
Memorial Park
Grant Ave.
Maywood, NJ
This event features live music and fireworks at dusk.

Ramsey Independence Day Fireworks and Celebration
Saturday, July 1, 2023: 6pm - 10:30pm (rain date July 2nd)
Finch Park
315 Island Rd
Ramsey, NJ 
Fireworks at dusk

Rutherford Fireworks
Saturday, July 1, 2023; 7pm - 9:30pm
Memorial Park
Darwin Ave.
Rutherford, NJ
Festivities begin around 7pm. Fireworks at dusk

Scotch Plains Fireworks
Saturday, July 1, 2023; 7pm - 9:30pm (rain date July 2nd)
Scotch Hills/Shady Rest Country Club
820 Jerusalem Rd
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
(908) 232-9748
This event festures kids activities, entertainment, and fireworks at dusk.

Clifton Fireworks Display
Sunday, July 2nd, 2023: 8:45 PM - 10:00 PM (Tentative Raindate: July 9)
Main Memorial Park
1395 Main Avenue
Clifton, NJ
Fireworks at dusk

Maplewood Independence Day Celebration
Sunday, July 2, 2023; 6pm - 10pm
Memorial Park
580 Valley Street
Maplewood Township, NJ
Live music, food for purchase, fireworks at nightfall Free parking available on nearby streets (no parking, except for disabled, on streets immediately surrounding Memorial Park)

Blairstown Fireworks
Monday, July 3, 2023
North Warren Regional High School
Blairstown, NJ
The show will start around 9:00 PM.
Parking near the school entrance is available at the library on Lambert Road.

Dover 4th of July Fireworks Celebration

Monday, July 3rd, 2023: 6pm - 9:30pm (rain date Wednesday July 5th)
Hamilton Field
Between E. McFarlan & Perry Streets
Dover, NJ
Cost:adults $4, Seniors $1, Students $3, Children under 5 Free
This event features the live music, food, and fireworks at dusk.
Seating available on the bleachers & track.

Franklin Township Independence Day Celebration

Monday, July 3, 2023; 6pm - 9:45pm (rain date July 7th)
Municipal Complex
475 DeMott Lane
Somerset, NJ
This family friendly celebration will include food trucks, exhibitors from local township businesses, organizations, and children's activities. Musical performances will be at the gazebo by the newly formed Township Jazz band (comprised of Franklin musicians), the Villagers Theatre and the featured band, Total Soul, and Fireworks at dusk.

Oradell Fireworks
Monday, July 3, 2023; 6:30pm - 9;30pm
Memorial Field
343 Prospect Ave.
Oradell, NJ
This event features DJ music, food trucks, and fireworks at dusk

Rahway Independence Day Celebration
Monday, July 3, 2023: 6pm - 9:45pm
Rahway River Park
St. Georges Ave.
Rahway, NJ
The day activies feature Carnival Style Games - Face Painters - Balloon Sculptors - Airbrush Tattoos - Dunk Tank benefitting Rahway Food for Friends - Lawn Games - Food Trucks - Giveaways. Fireworks begin at dusk.

State Fair Meadowlands

June 22 - July 9, 2023
State Fair Meadowlands
1 MetLife Stadium Dr.
East Rutherford, NJ 07073
Cost: $38.99
The State Fair Meadowlands is dedicated to providing the best value in family entertainment.  With over 100 rides, free shows, 50 food options, awesome fireworks displays on Monday July 3rd, & Tuesday, July 4th, and more! The Fair has something for all ages.

Bridgewater/Somerset County Independence Day Family Festival
Tuesday, July 4, 2023: 6pm - 11pm (rain date fireworks July 5th)
North Branch Park
355 Milltown Rd
Bridgewater, NJ
908 722 1200 x225
North Branch Park gates will open at 6:00 P.M. to allow vehicles to enter the park and families to picnic on park grounds. The fireworks display will begin at 9:30 P.M. Visitors should plan to arrive early. Milltown Road will be closed at approximately 9:00 P.M. Heavy car and foot traffic is expected.
The New York Bee Gees will perform the classic 70's Bee Gees favorites along with other disco classics from that era at 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM and 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM. Park visitors should bring lawn chairs or blankets while they enjoy time in the park before the Independence Day fireworks begin at dusk
Food trucks will be available and picnic baskets are allowed, but alcohol is prohibited.

East Hanover Township Fireworks
Tuesday, July 4th, 2023; 7pm - 9:30pm (rain date July 5th)
Lurker Park
631 Ridgedale Ave
East Hanover Township
This event features DJ music, Food trucks, and the fireworks show at dusk.

Florham Park July 4th Celebration
Monday, July 4, 2023; 9am - 9:30pm
Emmett Field
(973) 410-5390
A suggested donation of $35 or more per family will help carry on this long-standing tradition.
This is a full day celebration beginning at 9:00 AM - Flag Raising Ceremony at Firehouse #1 on Brooklake Road. After the dedication ceremony, the annual town parade will begin. Following the parade, please join in at the Boro Complex at 111 Ridgedale Avenue for the full celebration — rides, food, games, and social garden! ​ In the evening, the fireworks celebration will begin at dusk at the Recreation Center fields.

Hackensack 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular
Tuesday, July 4. 2023; 4pm - 9:30pm
Foschini Park
278 River St.
Hackensack, NJ
This event features food trucks, family games, beergarden, live music by Fillet of Soul at 7:30pm, and fireworks at dusk.

Independance Day in Millburn-Short Hills
Tuesday, July 4, 2023; 9am - 9:30pm
Millburn High School
462 Millburn Ave
Millburn, NJ
This event features a morning and evening program, beginning @ 9:00 AM Flag Raising in Taylor Park with the local Boy Scouts and dignitaries, followed by the Annual Patriot Award Ceremony.
@ 10am Magician, Kids' DJ Dance Party 11:00 AM Face painting, stilt walker, ride a train around the park.
The evening program begins @ 7:30 PM at The Millburn HS Football Field with DJ Entertainment, Food & Ice Cream Trucks, and the grand finale fireworks at dusk.

Jersey City July 4th Fireworks Celebration
Tuesday, July 4, 2023; 12pm to 10pm
Exchange Place Path Plaza
Jersey City, NJ
This fun filled family event features a day at the waterfront with local eats, shopping, live entertainment, and Fireworks.
The evening will be capped by a spectacular fireworks display by the world-famous Fireworks by Grucci. Fireworks will begin at 9:30pm and will be viewable along the Hudson River Walkway, parts of the Heights, and the north portion of Liberty State Park. The fireworks barge will be positioned off 2nd st.

Livingston July 4th Community Celebration
Tueday, July 4, 2023: 19AM— 9:30PM
Memorial Oval
Robert Harp Drive
Livingston, NJ
(973) 992-5000
This family fun day is filled with events beginning at 10 AM! The opening Patriotic Ceremony and Kiwanis Swim Karnival at Haines Pool start at 10 AM, kicking off a full day of fun, games, and activities. Food trucks will be available starting at 3:00 PM, and beginning at 3:30 PM the annual Beer & Wine Café. Main Stage Entertainment begins 7:45 PM followed by the Fireworks Spectacular at 9:15 PM.

NY Waterway's 4th of July NYC Harbor Cruise
Tuesday, July 4, 2023 @ 7pm
Departing the Port Imperial Ferry Terminal
Weehawken, NJ
Cost: Adults: $170 Seniors: $160 Children 4-12: $130 Toddlers 0-3: FREE
This July 4th Macy's fireworks cruise features a DJ with live synchronized music presentations.
A cash bar is available for soft drinks, snacks, beer, wine and cocktails.
The sails down the Hudson River and around the tip of Manhattan to provide spectacular views of the New York City skyline, and some of NYC's most famous landmarks, such as the Empire State Building, Brooklyn Bridge, World Trade Center, and the iconic Statue of Liberty.

Norwood Fireworks
Tuesday, July 4. 2023
Kennedy Field
453 Broadway
Norwood, NJ
Fireworks at dusk

Parsippany Fourth of July Concert & Fireworks
Tuesday, July 4, 2023; 7pm - 9:30pm (rain date July 5th)
Parsippany Hills High School
This holiday celebration will feature a live concert @ 7pm, followed by a fireworks display.

Paramus 4th of July Pre Fireworks & Food Truck & Music Fest
Tuesday, July 4th, 2023; 12pm - dusk
Westfield Garden State Plaza
Back lot across from Lord & Taylors & next to Gennarelli Sports Plex
Paramus, NJ
This event will feature 18+ food vendors, and activities for all ages including, a bounce house, air soft shooting gallery, range, bungee trampoline, inflatable, village sand, art, Henna Tattoo, and adult beverages including craft beer, wine, hard seltzers, and sangriaso much more!
Live music kicks off at Noon from Naughty Humphrey and Guy Smiley.'

Starting at 6pm you can take the short walk to the Gennarelli Sports Plex where the town's party starts and ends with the famous Paramus Fireworks display.

Plainfield July 4th Hip Hop Concert & Fireworks
Tueday, July 4, 2023; 3pm - 10pm
East Front Street
Cedarbrook Park
Plainfield NJ
Celebrating the 50th anniversary, the days activities begin with the parade at 10 a.m. on East Front Street at Netherwood Avenue on Monday, July 4, and proceed to Park Avenue.
Starting at 7 p.m, events feature music, food trucks, and fireworks.
Musical entertainment presents a popular Hip-Hop DJ line-up hosted by Miss Jones.

Ridgefield Park July 4th Celebration, Concert & Fireworks
Tuesday, July 4, 2023: 7:30am - 9:30pm
Veterans Field
234 Main St.
Ridgefield Park. NJ
Admission is free
The day begins at 7:30 am at Euclid Avenue and Mt. Vernon Street with the reading of the Declaration of Independence at the Memorial Plaza, followed by the Flag Raising Ceremony by the Boy and Girl Scouts. At 8:00 am the Fire Department and Emergency Units present their personnel and equipment for review. The Baby & Youth Parade, the first of two parades, begins at 9:00 am at Poplar Street and Euclid Avenue.
One of the oldest parades in the United States, the Main Civic Parade steps off promptly at 11:30 at Preston Street and Hudson Avenue. At Veterans filed, The Rutherford Community band will play from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm and the fireworks will begin around 9:30 pm.

Ridgewood Independence Day Celebration
Tuesday, July 4, 2023; 6pm - 9:30pm
Veterans Field
131 N. Maple A
Ridgewood, NJ
Cost: Pre-Sale tickets – $12 for all ages At the Gate $12 for children 6-12, adults $16
Gates open at 6 p.m. with Music, food trucks, and fireworks by Gucci at dusk.
Entertaiment provided by Dad's Night Band.

Springfield July 4th Celebration
Tuesday, July 4, 2023; 5pm - 10:30pm
Meisel Ave Park
278 Meisel Ave
Springfield, NJ
Admission free
The family friendly celebration begins at 5 pm, ending with the fireworks after dark.
Activites include a DJ at 5pm, Live Music performed by Barbara Harris and The Toys at 7:30pm, Inflatables, Trackless Train for Little Ones, Petting Zoo and Pony Rides, and Food Trucks.

Summit 4th of July Celebration
Tuesday, July 4, 2023; Noon - 10pm
Soldiers Memorial Field
5 Myrtle Ave
Free Admission
The events feature a full day of activities including amusement rides, live entertainment, childrens activities, food trucks, a spectacular fireworks at dusk, and more. Evening entertainment will feature Daddy Pop on the main stage. Carnival rides and children's entertainment, bands and vendor displays.
The Fireworks Display starts at 9:15 PM over Memorial Field. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs.

West Orange Fireworks
Tuesday, July 4, 2023; 1pm - 9:30pm
West Orange High School
51 Conforti Ave
West Orange, NJ 
This event features Food Trucks, Kids Zone ($5 Wrist band), DJ, activities, and Fireworks at dusk.

Bayonne’s Independence Day Celebration
Wednesday, July 5, 2023; 6:30pm - 9:30pm (rain date of Sunday, July 9th)
DiDomenico-16th Street Park
Bayonne, NJ
The celebration at the park will feature lots of attractions for both children and adults. Free children's inflatable rides will be available from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The rides will be stationed in the old amphitheater, which is located at the southeastern corner of the park's lower level. Parkway Soul will perform at 7:00 p.m. An Earth, Wind and Fire tribute band, Parkway Soul plays pop and soul music. They will play at the municipal amphitheater, which is located at the southwestern corner of the lower level of the park, near Newark Bay.
Fireworks at dusk!

Wayne Township 4th of July Fireworks
Wednesday, July 5, 2023: @6pm Raindate: July 6th.
Wayne Hills HS
272 Berdan Ave
Wayne, NJ
This celebration features activities for the kids, plenty of food and fun. Fireworks go off approximately 9:15pm

Randolph Township Freedom Festival
Saturday, July 8, 2023; 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. If fireworks are cancelled, the rain date will be July 9th.
County College of Morris
214 Center Grove Road
Randolph, NJ
This evenings activities are part of the three day Freedom Festival that runs from Thursday, July 6 until Saturday July 8, 2023.
The Saturday evenings activities include rides, games, food trucks, DJ, free family entertainment, and vendors with the fireworks show at 9:45 pm.

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