2017 Guide: Where to see fireworks in New Jersey

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Check out this list of locations to see fireworks this Fourth of July!
Please note: Event details may have changed and might not be reflected on this list. Please check with appropriate organizations and municipalities if you plan to attend any of these events. This is not a definitive list of fireworks shows. Let us know of more shows in the comments.

Past Shows:

Asbury Park Fourth of July Fireworks
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Asbury Park, NJ
Fireworks over the boardwalk at 9 p.m.
http://www.cityofasburypark.com/egov/apps/events/calendar.egov?view=detail;id=880

Atlantic City Fourth of July Fireworks
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Atlantic City, NJ
Two firework shows will light up the sky to celebrate, with the first show at 9 p.m. at the Borgata in the Marina District. The second show on the boardwalk at the Tropicana at 10 p.m.
http://www.atlanticcitynj.com/events/

Avalon Fireworks
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
30th Street Beach, Avalon NJ
Fireworks display at approximately 8:45 p.m.
http://avalonboro.net/

Bordentown Fireworks
Joseph Lawrence Park
Friday, June 30, 2017
Rain date is Friday, July 7, 2017.
http://www.bordentowntownship.com/upcoming_events

Bradley Beach Fireworks
Monday, July 3 2017
Beachfront in Bradley Beach, NJ
Fireworks starting at 9 p.m. Rain date is Saturday, July 8, 2017.
http://www.bradleybeachnj.gov/Cit-e-Access/webpage.cfm?TID=142&TPID=13756

Bridgewater Independence Day Family Festival
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
North Branch Park, Milltown Road, Bridgewater, NJ
Gates open at 6 p.m. Featuring food, fun, a Revolutionary War encampment and fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Bring lawn chairs and blankets.
http://www.somersetcountyparks.org/parksFacilities/northbranch/NorthBranchPk.html

Buena Vista Township Annual Independence Day Celebration
Sunday, July 2, 2017
Michael Debbi Park, Cedar Avenue, Richland, NJ
Featuring music, food, vendors, crafters, raffle drawings and more, with fireworks after dark. Rain date is Saturday, July 8, 2017.
http://www.buenavistanj.com/event/independence-day-festival-fireworks/?instance_id=22716

Camden Freedom Festival
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Camden Waterfront at Wiggins Marina, Camden, NJ
Starts at 5 p.m. with a salute to veterans, following by live music, food, vendors and a beer garden. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m. over the Delaware River.
http://www.camdenwaterfront.com/

Carteret Fireworks at Waterfront Park
Saturday, July 1, 2017
100 Middlesex Ave., Carteret, NJ
Rides, games and vendors beginning at 2 p.m. Live music starts at 5 p.m. Fireworks display at sundown, around 9:15 p.m.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1935793786560741/?acontext=%7B%22action_history%22%3A%22null%22%7D

Dover Fireworks Celebration and Concert
Monday, July 3, 2017
Hamilton Field, Route 46, Dover NJ
Gates open at 6 p.m. Seating available on bleachers or track only. No alcohol allowed. Tickets available at the gate for $3; $2 for students and $1 for seniors. Rain date is Wednesday, July 5, 2017.
http://www.dover.nj.us/documents/Complete%202017%20Summer%20Brochure.pdf

East Hanover Fireworks
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
East Hanover, NJ
Featuring a DJ and food vendors starting at 8 p.m. with fireworks at 9:15 p.m.
http://www.easthanovertownship.com/index.htm

Fair Lawn Fireworks Show
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Memorial Park, Berdan Avenue, Fair Lawn NJ
Gates open at 7:30 p.m. with music for early arrivals. Bring blankets or lawn chairs. Food and drink vendors will be on site. Tickets can be purchased in advance. Rain date is Thursday, July 6, 2017.
http://fairlawn.org/qcontent/NewsFeed.aspx?FeedID=626

Florham Park Fourth of July Celebration
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Emmet Field, Florham Park, NJ
Featuring a full day of events ending with entertainment and a fireworks show at Emmet Field. Rain date is Wednesday, July 5, 2017.
https://www.fpjuly4th.com/

Hackensack Fourth of July at Foschini Park
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Foschini Park, River Street Hackensack, NJ
Featuring games, flea market, kiddie rides, music and food vendors. Fireworks at 9:15 p.m.
http://www.hackensack.org/events/?FeedID=1101

Hazlet Fireworks
Sunday, July 2, 2017
Veteran’s Memorial Park, Hazlet NJ
Fireworks in the park at dusk. Rain date is Monday, July 3.
http://www.hazlettwp.org/recreation

Highland Park's Fireworks in the Park
Sunday, July 2, 2017
Donaldson Park,  South Second Avenue, Highland Park, NJ
Featuring live music and fireworks after dark. Events start at 5 p.m. Rain date is Monday, July 3.
http://www.hpboro.com/DocumentCenter/View/1261

Jersey City - Freedom and Fireworks at Liberty State Park
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Liberty State Park, Jersey City, NY
Live music, amusement rides, food and fun. Fireworks by Grucci at 9:30 p.m. Event starts at 1 p.m.
http://freedomandfireworks.com/
NOTE: If Liberty State Park remains closed on Tuesday due to the state government shutdown, the celebration will be relocated to Exchange Place, according to Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop. Check with Jersey City officials for the latest information: https://www.facebook.com/steven.fulop/

Lake Hopatcong Yacht Club Fireworks
Friday, June 30, 2017
79 N Bertrand Rd, NJ, Mt Arlington, NJ
Rain date is July 8, 2017.
http://lhyc.com/PublicEvents.html

Lavallette Independence Day Extravaganza
Sunday, July 2, 2017
Centennial Gazebo and Gardens
Featuring music by Wilbur Wittemann Patriotic Band. Concert starts at the Gazebo at 8 p.m. Fireworks at 9 p.m. Rain date is Sunday, July 9, 2017.
http://www.lavallette.org/calendar/july.html

Leonia Sports Boosters Carnival & Fireworks
July 4, 2017
Overpeck County Park, Fort Lee Road, Leonia, NJ
Carnival runs June 29 through July 9, with fireworks on July 4 at 9:30 p.m.
http://dreamlandamusements.com/upcoming-events-amusement-carnival/#leonia

Lyndhurst Independence Day Fireworks
Sunday, July 2, 2017
Little League Fields, 255 Riverside Ave., Lyndhurst NJ
Starts at 6 p.m. Featuring a DJ, hot dogs, ice cream, zeppoles and vendors. Patriotic exercise at 8:30 p.m. with the firework spectacular following at dusk.
http://www.lyndhurstnj.org/

Manasquan Independence Day Celebration
Saturday, July 1, 2017
Main Beach, Manasquan, NJ
Event runs from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., featuring a concert by Billy Lawlor with fireworks to follow. Rain date is Sunday, July 2, 2017.
https://squantourism.com/news/

Margate July Fourth Fireworks
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Huntington Avenue Beach, Margate City, NJ
Fireworks will be launched at dark, approximately 9 p.m.
http://www.margatehasmore.com/calendar/2016/5/27/july-4th-fireworks

Maywood Fireworks Celebration Spectacular
Sunday, July 2, 2017
Memorial Park, Maywood NJ
Featuring musical performance by a Beatles tribute Band at 6:30 p.m., followed by the fireworks at 9:15 p.m.
http://www.maywoodnj.com

Milltown 4th of July Celebration
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Milltown, NJ
Full day of fun that includes fishing derby, a 5K run, children’s rides, music, contests, vendors and more. Capping off with fireworks at dusk. Rain date is Saturday, July 8, 2017.
https://milltown4thofjuly.wordpress.com/

Oceanfest at Long Branch
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Oceanfront Promenade, Long Branch, NJ
Featuring live music, children’s entertainment, food and more, with a fireworks spectacular to cap off the fun.
http://www.oceanfestnj.com/

Paramus 4th of July Fireworks
Sunday, July 2, 2017
Cliff Gennarelli-Paramus Sports-Plex, Garden State Plaza Pkwy, Paramus, NJ 07652
Event starts at 6 p.m.
http://www.paramus4thofjuly.com/schedule/

Point Pleasant Fireworks
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
300 Ocean Ave., Point Pleasant Beach, NJ
Jenkinson's Boardwalk annual Independence Day fireworks on the beach on at dark.
http://jenkinsons.com/jenkinsons-event-calendar/

Ramsey Independence Day Concert & Fireworks
Saturday, July 1, 2017
Finch Park, Ramsey NJ
Concert begins at 6 p.m. with fireworks at 9 p.m.
http://www.ramseynj.com/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=9

Ridgewood Fourth of July Celebration
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Veterans Field, 131 N. Maple Ave., Ridgewood NJ
Gates open at 6 p.m. Rain date is Wednesday, July 5, 2017.
https://ridgewoodjuly4.net

Rutherford Annual Fireworks Display
Friday, June 30, 2017
Memorial Park, Darwin Avenue, Rutherford, NJ
Event runs from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Featuring music, food and drinks with fireworks at 9:15 p.m.
http://www.rutherford-nj.com/calendars/

Saddle Brook Annual Fireworks Display
Monday, July 3, 2017
Pehle Park, Saddle River Road, Saddle Brook NJ
Fireworks show starts at 9 p.m.
https://saddlebrooknj.us/events/annual-fireworks-display-2/

Sea Isle Fourth of July Fireworks
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
50th Street Beach, Sea Isle, NJ 08243
Independence Day concert at 7:30 p.m. at Excursion Park to be followed by a fireworks display at 9 p.m.
http://visitsicnj.com/calendar/list

State Fair Meadowlands Fireworks Spectacular
Monday July 3, 2017 and Tuesday, July 4, 2017
1 MetLife Stadium Dr, East Rutherford, NJ
Fair opens at 2 p.m. with fireworks at 10 p.m. See website for parking and admission prices.
http://njfair.com/daily-schedule-2/

Summit: 4th of July Celebration & Fireworks
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Soldiers Memorial Field, Ashland Road, Summit NJ
A day of festivities including food truck fair, children’s bicycle parade, rides and amusements, DJ and dancing, concert and more. Fireworks at 9:15 p.m.
http://summitcommunityprograms.com/179/Fourth-of-July

Tenafly Independence Day Fireworks
Saturday, July 1, 2017
Behind Tenafly High School, Tenafly NJ
Entertainment by the Victory Belles at 8:15 p.m. with fireworks at 9 p.m. Rain date for fireworks is Thursday, July 6.
http://www.tenaflynj.org/controls/NewsFeed.aspx?FeedID=1186

Wildwoods Fireworks Spectacular
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Pine Avenue, Wildwood, NJ
Fireworks are visible from almost anywhere on the Wildwoods Boardwalk.
http://www.wildwoodsnj.com/calendar.cfm?Mode=Results&coe_id=1158&KEYWORD=&ANYALL=PHRASE&MonthYearCat=7_2017

Atlantic Highlands Fireworks Night at the Firemen's Fair
Friday, July 7, 2017
Atlantic Highlands Marina, 2 Simon Lake Drive, Atlantic Highlands, NJ
Fair runs from July 4 to July 8, with fireworks night on Friday, July 7, at 9:30 p.m.
http://www.ahnj.com/ahnj/

Cranbury Township Independence Day Celebration
Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Village Park, Cranbury Twp, NJ
Bring a picnic dinner and enjoy the music of the Mercer County Symphonic Band starting at 6:30 p.m. Fireworks at dusk. No alcohol permitted. Rain date is Thursday, July 6.
http://www.cranburytownship.org/notices/Fireworks-070517.html

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