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The Best July 4, Fireworks 
Celebrations in New Jersey

July 4th Fireworks

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

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.

North Jersey July 4, 2021 Fireworks Displays & Celebrations

(listed by earliest date)

Bloomingdale Fireworks
Saturday, June 26th, 2021; rain date of June 27th
Walter T. Bergen Middle School
Bloomingdale, NJ
973-838-0778
Website
Fireworks at dusk
Fun games and rides for all starting at 6 pm.

Morris Plains Family Day & Fireworks
Saturday, June 26, 2021
Morris Plains Community Park
51 Jim Fear Dr.
Morris Plains
Website
973.538.3455
Family Day festivities start at 5 p.m. The Independence Day fireworks show begins at 9:30 pm

Newark Concert & Fireworks
Wednesday, June 30, 2021
Weequahic Park
Elizabeth Ave & Meeker Ave,
Newark, NJ
Website
This event features a concert by SMOOTH, folloed by fireworks at dusk.

Verona Fireworks
Wednesday, Jun 30, 2021: 7 PM (Rain date July 1st)
Verona Community Center
880 Bloomfield Ave
Verona, NJ 07044
Website
Fireworks at Dusk.

Bloomfield Concert & Fireworks
Thursday, July 1, 2021; 7:30pm - 9:30pm (Rain Date: Friday, July 2)
Brookdale Park
Watchung Ave
Bloomfield, NJ
Website
Concert features The Infernos, followed by fireworks

Cedar Grove Fireworks

Thursday, July 1, 2021 @7pm (Rain Date: Friday, July 2)
Panther Park Field
118 W Bradford Ave
Cedar Grove, NJ
Website
This event features live DJ, Balloon Artist, Crafts with the CG Library Staff, followed by fireworks at dusk

Edgewater Independence Day fireworks
Thursday July 1, 2021: ( rain date: Friday July 2)
Veterans Field
1167 River Road
Edgewater, NJ
Website
Fireworks at Dusk

Fairlawn Fireworks
July 1, 2021 (Rain date: Tuesday, July 6, 2021) 
Memorial Park
Berdan Avenue and 1st Street
Website/Tickets
201-794-5370
Cosy: Child (under 12)/Senior Citizen: $5.00 — Adults: $7.00 — Family of 5: $25.00 (Children under 2—FREE) Pre-Sale Tickets on Sale Until July 1 at 5:00 pm
Bring your family, friends, blankets or lawn chair to Memorial Park. Early arrivals will be treated to music from the "Due South" band. For your convenience vendors will be on location to sell food and drink for your pleasure and enjoyment
Concwert 7:00 pm “The Shots”
Fireworks commencing between 9:00 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.

Wayne Township 4th of July Fireworks
Thurasday, July 1, 2021: Gates Open at 6:00pm
Wayne Hills HS
272 Berdan Ave
Wayne, NJ
Website
This celebration features activities for the kids, plenty of food and fun. Fireworks go off approximately 9:15pm

Garfield Independence Day Fireworks
Thursday, July 1, 2021
Century Field
75 Elizabeth St.
Garfield, NJ
Website
Music by Uptown Get Downs Band, and Food Trucks, start at 7 p.m. fireworks start at dusk.

Franklin Township
Friday, July 2, 2021
Municipal Complex
475 DeMott Lane
Somerset, NJ
Website
Fireworks at dusk

Mendham Township Fireworks
Friday, July 2, 2021: Gates open @6:30pm
Mosle Field
Mendham Township, NJ
Website
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.

Randolph Township Freedom Festival

Friday, July 2, 2021; 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. (If fireworks are cancelled on July 2, the rain date will be July 3rd).
County College of Morris
214 Center Grove Road
Randolph, NJ
Website
This evenings activities are part of the three day Freedom Festival that runs from Thurasday, July 1 to Saturday July 3, 2021.
The evenings activities include rides, games, food trucks, DJ, free family entertainment, and vendors with the fireworks show at 9:45 pm

Ramsey Fireworks
Friday, July 2, 2021
Finch Park
315 Island Rd
Ramsey, NJ 
Website
Fireworks at dusk

Blairstown Fireworks
Saturday, July 3, 2021 (rain date is Monday, July 5)
North Warren Regional High School
Blairstown, NJ
Website
The show will start around 9:00 PM.
Parking near the school entrance is available at the library on Lambert Road.

Fireworks & Fan Appreciation Night
Saturday, July 3, 2021
Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment 
1 Racetrack Drive
East Rutherford, NJ 
Website
 It is Fan Appreciation Night at the Meadowlands Racetrack! Enjoy the free fireworks display following the races. 

New Jersey Jackals Post Game Fireworks
Saturday, July 3, 2021
Yogi Berra Stadium
8 Yogi Berra Drive
Montclair, NJ 07424
(973) 746-7434
Website

New Jersey State Fair Meadowlands
Fireworks on the evening of July 3rd & 4th at dusk
102 NJ State Highway 120
East Rutherford NJ
Next to MetLife Stadium
Website (Check Schedule)
Fair runs from Friday, June 18 - Sunday, July 11, 2021
This very popular family event features quality rides, plenty of free entertainment, open air thrill shows, games and prizes, and a variety foods. There are a variety of activities to interest all ages.

Scotch Plains Fireworks
July 3, 2021 (rain date will be July 5)
Scotch Hills/Shady Rest Country Club
820 Jerusalem Rd
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
(908) 232-9748

Sparta Independence day Fireworks
Saturday July 3, 2021, from 9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m (Rain date July 4th)
Lake Mohawk Country Club
Sparta, NJ
Website
Fireworks at dusk

Allendale 4th of July Celebration
Sunday, July 4, 2021
Crestwood Lake
Allendale, NJ
Website
The Fireworks are for Allendale Residents and their guests ONLY!

Clark Independence Day Celebration
Sunday, July 4th, 2021; @9:15 p.m.
Arthur L. Johnson High School
365 Westfield Ave
Clark, NJ
Website
732-388-3600
Fireworks @dusk

Jersey City 4th of July "Freedom and Fireworks"
July 4, 2021@dusk
Jersey City Waterfront
Website
Grucci's fireworks will launch from two barges in the Hudson River, painting the sky with an unparalleled backdrop of the Manhattan skyline.
Note: This year's Freedom and Fireworks event will not be able to include the yearly festival and superstar concerts like years past.

Lake Hopatcong Fireworks
July 4th, 2021 (rain date of July 10th, 2021)
Lake Hopatcong Yacht Club
75 North Bertrand Road
Mount Arlington, NJ
973-398-4324
Website
Fireworks at dusk

Maplewood Light Show Spectacular
July 4, 2021
Memorial Park
580 Valley Street
Maplewood Township, NJ
Website
Light Show Spectacular on Both Concert Stages Followed by Fireworks Launch at 9:25 p.m.

Millburn-Short Hills July 4th Celebration

Sunday, July 4, 2021; 7pm - 9:30pm
Millburn High School
462 Millburn Ave
Millburn, NJ
Website
This event features DJ entertainment, Food trucks, followed by fireworks at dusk

NYC Harbor July 4th Fireworks Cruise
July 4, 2021: Boarding: 6:45pm & 7:00pm - Return: 10:30pm
NY Waterway
Departs from Port Imperial
Weehawken, NJ
Website/Booking
1.800.53.FERRY
This cruise, departing from New Jersey, features the Macy's Fireworks dazzling display overhead as they light up the sky over New York City. Bring your family and friends to this amazing event while enjoying the DJ with live synchronized music presentations. For your added pleasure, a cash bar is available for soft drinks, snacks and cocktails. Make your July 4th celebration one to remember with breathtaking views and a one-of-a-kind experience.

Paramus 4th of July Fireworks & Food Truck Festival
Sunday, July 4th, 2021; 2pm - dusk
Westfield Garden State Plaza
Back lot across from Lord & Taylors & next to Gennarelli Sports Plex
Paramus, NJ
Website
This event will feature fireworks and a gourmet Food Truck Festival witjh 20 trucks, beer, sangria & margarita garden, Axe Throwing, DJ, inflatables, vendors, Face Painting & kids activities. Bring your appetite, chairs & blankets.
ATTENDEES Are TO BRING A NON-PERISHABLE CANNED OR BOXED ITEM TO HELP SUPPORT THE PARAMUS FOOD PANTRY


Parsippany Fourth of July Celebration
July 4, 2021 (rain date July 5th)
Parsippany Hills High School
Parsippany
Website
973-263-7257
This holiday celebration will feature music, and a fireworks display beginning at sundown. Attendees are required to wear a mask and practice social distancing from people outside of immediate family.

Springfield Independence Day Celebration
July 4, 2021: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Melisse Field
250 Meisel Ave.
Springfield, NJ
973-912-2217 
Website
The evenings events begin at 5:00 p.m. with a variety of fodd trucks, kids activities, more.
At 8pm the concert will begin with the pop band 1910 Fruitgum Co. The grand finale Fireworks display are at dusk

Summit 4th of July Celebration
Sunday, July 4, 2021; Noon - 10pm
Soldiers Memorial Field
5 Myrtle Ave
908-277-2932
Website 
The events feature a full day of activities including amusement rides, live entertainment, childrens activities, food trucks, a spectacular fireworks at dusk, more. The evenings live concert will feature will feature The Infernos on the main stage.
The Fireworks Display starts at 9:15 PM over Memorial Field. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs.

Sussex County Minors Post Game Fireworks
July 4, 2021
Skylands Stadium
94 Championship Place
Augusta, NJ 07822
Website

Ridgewood Independence Day Celebration
Monday, July 5, 2021
Veterans Field
131 N. Maple A
Ridgewood, NJ
Website
There will be no evening entertainment or fireworks in 2021
There will be 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.

Washington Borough July 4th Celebration
Sunday, July 4, 2021
Warren Hills Middle School Athletic Field
64-66 Carlton Avenue
Washington, NJ 
Facebook page
The annual 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 by Doc South & DJ Dave Rupell from 6:00 - 9:30 PM
Fireworks begin at dark.

West Orange Fireworks
Sunday, July 4, 2021
West Orange High School
51 Conforti Ave
West Orange, NJ 
Website
Fireworks at Dusk

Bayonne’s Independence Day Celebration
Wednesday, July 7, 2021 @6:30pm (rain date of Wednesday, July 14)
lower level of DiDomenico-16th Street Park
Bayonne, NJ
Website
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. Bobby Harden and the Soul Purpose Band will perform at 7:00 p.m. The group 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.
The fireworks are scheduled to go off at approximately 9:15 p.m.
Chairs will not be provided for the fireworks and this first concert, due to the expected size of the crowd. Spectators are asked to bring their own chairs.

North Plainfield - Community Day Concert & Fireworks
July 10, 2021: 5pm (Rain Date: Sunday, July 11)
West End School Field
North Plainfield, NJ
Website
Festivities begin with music and Fireworks to follow at dusk!






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