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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 Saturday, July 4, 2020

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.

Currently, Fireworks displays at public and private beaches, boardwalks, and lake shores are permitted.

While most New Jersey towns have opted to cancel this year's fireworks, under these recent changed orders, many towns are expected to reconsider having fireworks shows. Public gatherings are limited to 500 people.

With fireworks events under constant evaluation, restrictions may change and require cancellations or changes of dates, times and locations. Before planning a trip to visit one of the listed events, it is suggested that you check with 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, 2020 Fireworks Displays & Celebrations

(listed by earliest date)

Cedar Grove Fireworks
Thursday, July 2, 2020: rain date Friday, July 3.
Panther Park
118 W. Bradford Ave
Cedar Grove, NJ
This year,Fireworks will be shot off from LRP/Panther Park like years prior, but we will do things a little differently. There will be no one permitted on the turf field. The Panther Park parking lot, both sides of Bradford Avenue street parking, Municipal Building parking lot and the O'Toole Community Center parking lot will be available for parking. Do not get out of your cars to congregate. Other parking lots in town such as CVS and St. Catherine's have a good view as well, but you must get permission to park at those facilities on your own

Lake Hopatcong Fireworks
July 2nd, 2020 with a rain date of Aug 21st, 2020
Lake Hopatcong Yacht Club
75 North Bertrand Road
Mount Arlington, NJ
Fireworks at dusk

New Providence Independence Day Celebration
Friday, July 3, 2020: 7 - 9:30 p.m.(rain date is Sunday, July 5)
South Street ( Gales Drive to Springfield Avenue)
New Providence, NJ
The family oriented festiviites will include more activities than ever before. As one of the biggest borough events, this celebration attracts nearly 5,000 people. There will be "Chalk on South," as well as other entertainment. The fabulous Fireworks will begin at approximately 9:30 PM. South Street will be closed from Gales Drive to Springfield Avenue for people to enjoy the festival. Local businesses can remain open to showcase their wares and provide giveaways and refreshments to patrons.

Chatham Fourth of July Celebration
Thursday, July 4, 2020 @10am
Chatham, NJ
Fireworks and Concert Canceled
Parade Route Map
An 'Alternate Parade' will honor Chatham's First Responders with a 4th of July drive through Borough streets. Chatham Borough Mayor Thaddeus Kobylarz was able to revive Chatham's Independence Day tradition after receiving a letter from 12-year-old resident Emma Zapata.
Three separate motorcades of first responder vehicles will follow the routes displayed on the maps below. Residents on the parade route are encouraged to celebrate and honor Borough first responders from your property line while maintaining social distancing guidelines and face coverings, where appropriate. Residents who are not directly on the parade route are encouraged to walk to the nearest intersection to view the parade.

Florham Park Fourth of July Celebration
July 4, 2020
Florham Park, NJ
This years picnic and fireworks canceled but there will be a modified "car parade" through the municipal complex with firetrucks, police cars and residents' vehicles. Those wishing to participate can purchase a lawn sign in advance to decorate and have displayed along the parade route.

Glen Rock 4th of July Parade
Saturday, July 4, 2020
Glen Rock, NJ
A ceremony celebrating their Grand Marshals will begin at 9AM outside of Borough Hall. The Parade will start promptly at 9:30AM. The parade it limited to 200 walking participants. Groups need to be 10 or less. All walking participants must wear a mask. 

Independence Day 2020 Fireworks Dinner Cruise
Saturday, July 4, 2020; 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm (Boarding: 5:30 PM, Cruising time: 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM)
Spirit Cruises
Lincoln Harbor
1500 Harbor Blvd
Weehawken, NJ 07086
Celebrate America's Birthday in style while enjoying the incredible views over Manhattan at night and the New York Harbor Fireworks show. Enjoy a delicious buffet-style dinner and Platinum Open Bar. Rock the night with DJ music, access to shared spaces and interactive games onboard.

Fireworks & Fan Appreciation Night
July 4, 2020; 7:15 PM - 11:30 PM
Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment
1 Racetrack Drive
East Rutherford, New Jersey 07073
Web Site
Cost: Free admission
Fan Appreciation Night at the Meadowlands Racetrack features a free fireworks display following the races.Head over to the any concession stand, the cafe or Victory Terrace for $1 concession items: hot dogs, pretzels, popcorn, soda. $2 Bud/Bud Light draft also available at all locations. Discount prices available from 6:30 -11 pm only.

Mendham Fourth of July Parade
July 4, 2020 @9am
Mendham, NJ
Website & Parade Route
Proceeding from Union School House to Mendham Township Elementary School front circle.

Skylands Stadium - July 4th, Fireworks
Saturday, July 4, 2020; Gates open at 7pm, fireworks start at 8:55pm
Skylands Stadium
94 Championship Place
Augusta, NJ
(973) 383-7644
Cost: $10/person
Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy our annual Hometown Heroes parade, hang out with your family, and watch the LARGEST firework show in Sussex County — DOUBLE the fireworks!. All guests must practice social distancing

This Years Postponed July 4th Celebrations

Clark Independence Day Celebration
Postponed to Saturday, September 6, 2020; @9:15 p.m.(Rain date September 7 5th)
Arthur L. Johnson High School
365 Westfield Ave
Clark, NJ
Fireworks @dusk

Allendale 4th of July Celebration
Postponed to Saturday, September 12, 2020; 7:30pm - 9:30 pm (rain date: Sept. 13).
Crestwood Lake
Allendale, NJ
Activities begin with a concert by the Saddle River Valley Concert Band and fireworks at 9pm.

More Fireworks Displays in
Central Jersey & South Jersey


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