Our guide covers the North Jersey counties of Bergen County, Essex County, Hudson County, Morris County, Passaic County, Sussex County and Warren County. If you notice that we left out a great celebration that your little town puts on every year, let us know! Here’s our 2009 Guide to the Best 4th of July Fireworks Displays in North Jersey:
Bergen County New Jersey 4th of July Fireworks and Celebrations:
Hasbrouck Heights, Bergen County:
The Hasbrouck Heights Lions Club presents the 25th Annual Independence Day Fireworks Display on Thursday, July 2, 2009. Festivities begin at 8pm at Gary Depken Athletic Stadium (Rt. 17 & Franklin Ave, Hasbrouck Heights.) Presale tickets are available for $3 at several local businesses. Tickets can be purchased at the Gate for $5 and children under 5 are free. Tickets and gate fees pay for this event. Enjoy inflatable rides for children, a dunk tank, 50/50 raffles and entertainment provided by a professional disc jockey. Attendees may bring blankets to sit on, but no chairs are allowed inside the stadium.
[Hasbrouck Heights-Bergen County-North Jersey]
Ridgewood, Bergen County:
July 4: Ridgewood New Jersey has one of the oldest July 4th Independence Day celebrations in the state, at least one of the best documented ones. They have a detailed journal of how their community has celebrated the 4th going back almost 100 years. One of the little bits of trivia from this journal includes the fact that 30,000 people showed up in 1924 just to watch the parade with Civil War veterans and the towns new ambulance.
The 2009 festival features: a flag raising at 9:00 in the morning, a classic all American parade with color guards, marching bands, local dignitaries, civic groups, rescue squads, fire departments, antique cars and floats, an Independence Day Celebration & Concert featuring the Illumination Twirlers, Dad’s Night, Fallin’ Angels Skydivers, a patriotic concert by The Ridgewood Concert Band and to top it all off a fireworks display.
The parade is free. Admission at the gate to Veteran’s Field, the scene of the concert and the fireworks, is $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for children. Advance tickets are sold all over town at participating businesses. Parking is free and limited handicap parking is available.
Hudson County New Jersey 4th of July Fireworks and Celebrations:
Macy’s Fireworks, great viewing in Weehawken and Hoboken, July 4, 2009
The biggest fireworks show in America has moved a little closer to New Jersey this year. That makes the New Jersey communities of Weehawken and Hoboken very happy indeed. They will both be great spots to view Macy’s 4th of July fireworks spectacular.
The staging area for the fireworks is directly across from Weehawken and in front of the Intrepid. The entire show is staged on barges that will be anchored from 24th Street to 50th Street in Manhattan. [Hoboken and Weehawken-Hudson County-North Jersey]
To get more information, see our Fireworks Press Release from Macy’s Here.
Morris County New Jersey 4th of July Fireworks and Celebrations:
Florham Park, Morris County:
Florham Park has been throwing a party for the 4th of July for 52 years and it seems that they didn’t let the economy slow them down this year. Here’s their extensive schedule of events for the day:
9:00 AM Flag Raising Ceremony at Firehouse #1 on Brooklake Road
9:30 AM Parade begins (Rain or Shine) at Ridgedale Ave. and Brooklake Road Road
10:30–3:00 PM Family Picnic at the Borough Hall Lawn—Featuring…
- Kiddie Rides and Games
- Monster Wave Slide Mega Obstacle Course Fairytale Castle Combo
- Bungee Run Sea of Balls Trailer Hay Ride
- Sports Radar Cage 3-1-1 Sports Combo
- Petting Zoo and Pony Rides
- Visit the St. Barnabas “Fire Safety House”
- And the July 4th Celebration Day Continued…
11:45 AM Presentation of Parade Trophies by Mayor Eveland
12 PM–3:00 PM Social Garden (must be over 21 to enter, mug purchase (required to enter).
- $6.00 mug purchase required to enter.
- Music provided by the Mariachi Band
9:00 PM Fireworks begin. Refreshments Available.
- Hamburgers 3 Tickets
- Hot Dogs 2 Tickets
- Soda/ Water 1 Ticket
- Beer 3 Tickets and the purchaser must be 21 years or older. Read rules at the Social Garden.
- Pizza, Popcorn, Cotton Candy, Ice Cream & Italian Ice are available as cash sales only.
The rain date for the Florham Park Fireworks is Sunday, July 5, 2009. [Florham Park-Morris County-North Jersey]
For more information on Florham Park’s Fourth see their website. It is one of the best 4th of July websites in the whole state of New Jersey. It is full of information and it includes a great collection of photos.
Mountain Lakes 4th of July Fireworks Display, Saturday, July 4, 2009
The fireworks are scheduled for Saturday, July 4th at 9:00 p.m. over Mountain Lake. The rain date for the fireworks is Sunday, July 5th. Today, June 21, 2009 the town had raised just about 1/4 of the cost of the fireworks through individual donations. [Mountain Lakes-Morris County-North Jersey]
Parsippany July 4th Fireworks, Saturday, July 4, 2009
The Parsippany fireworks will take place at dusk on Saturday, July 4, at Parsippany Hills High School. Rain date is Sunday, July 5. [Parsippany-Morris County-North Jersey]
Passaic County New Jersey 4th of July Fireworks and Celebrations:
Paterson, Passaic County:
Paterson will celebrate Independence Day and the birthday of the city of Paterson on Friday, July 3, 2009. The fireworks will be staged at approximately 9:00 PM at Garret Mountain overlooking the city. The display is sponsored by the businesses and merchants of downtown Paterson.
Get more info from the Downtown Paterson SID @ 973-881-7300.