Jersey Fireworks Guide Updated, May 25, 2015. Today we are beginning our guide to fireworks in New Jersey for the 4th of July. This feature takes weeks to put together and it will be constantly updated as we go. Be sure and check our calendar often and get out there and enjoy.
We’ve made the guide more compact, more informative, and easier to use. Each region is broken down into county and town listings. The town fireworks listings are condensed with links to individual pages for more information.
Confirm the date & time for events before you get on the road.
Best N.J. Fireworks
Here are our choices for the 10 Best Fireworks Displays in New Jersey for 2014. We’ve tried to be fair and pick a great show for every region of the state and this year we are showcasing some small-town celebrations that never made it to our Best of NJ List before.
Camden Freedom Festival
Fireworks Are On (Thursday – Sunday, July 3-6, 2014, Free) Camden celebrates our nation’s independence with four full days of events. The festivities will run Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday, July 3, 4, 5, and 6, 2014. Every day there will be ongoing events like free concerts in Wiggins Park, military displays and demonstrations, attractions, amusements, giveaways, the Teach Fleet Lego Display on the Battleship New Jersey, all-American food vendors, a beer garden featuring Flying Fish Brewery, Hippo Haven at … Camden Celebrates Freedom
I just had to share this new video that I found this morning of a drone flying through fireworks in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Montclair 64th annual Independence Day
Parade & All Events OK, Fireworks, still no final word (Friday, July 4, 2014, $3.00 for fireworks): Montclair will host its 64th annual Independence Day events on Friday, July 4, 2014. The festivities include a full day of events like a parade, a family picnic, and fireworks. The parade is one of the most diverse and unusual ones in the entire state. It includes special appearances by the award-winning Wayne Raiders and Bugle Corps, the Bolivian dance group Caporales San Simon, the Lesbian, and Gay Big Apple Circus, the acclaimed Fralinger String Band, the St. Columcille United Gaelic Band and the Montclair Community Band. This is in addition to the regular firetrucks, floats, marching bands, and civic groups … 4th of July in Montclair
Atlantic Highlands Fireman’s Fair
We were in Atlantic Highlands last night for a great fireworks show. The temperature was delightful, the people were kind, inquisitive, and helpful and the traffic was managed masterfully. (The carnival continues through today, July 5, 2014, Free) The Atlantic Highlands Fireman’s Fair will be held Tuesday, July 1, to Saturday, July 5, 2014, at the borough marina. The fair is sponsored by the Atlantic Highlands Fire Department to support the department and to entertain and serve the community. The fair opens nightly at 6:00 p.m. and features rides, games, prize giveaways, and a large food court with local food vendors. The highlight of the fair is the incredible fireworks display that is staged over the water at the Marina at 9:45 p.m. on Friday, July 4th. On bracelet nights you can ride the rides all … The Fireman’s Fair & Fireworks
Jersey City Fireworks
Event Confirmed on Facebook (Friday, July 4, 2014, Free) Jersey City and Liberty State Park will host a full day of events to celebrate the 4th of July. The times are 12:00 noon to 9:00 p.m. on Friday, July 4, 2014. The day begins with a festival that features food trucks, vendors, carnival rides, games, live music, a Budweiser beer garden, the Budweiser Clydesdale Show, and more. The event will benefit the Folds of … July 4th in Jersey City
Wildwood Fireworks & 4th of July Weekend Events
Fireworks Moved to Saturday The Wildwoods have a full 3 days scheduled to celebrate the 4th. There’s a Patriotic Boardwalk Run, a parade, a Jimmy Buffett Tribute concert, a patriotic concert, a boardwalk craft show, a Patriotic Pooch Parade, a farmers market, beach yoga, collectibles show, concerts, talent The 4th in the Wildwoods
Long Branch: Oceanfest, Festival & Fireworks
All Events: Rain or Shine The 24th Annual Oceanfest at Long Branch celebration will take place on Friday, July 4, 2014. The festival will start at 10:00 a.m. and run until 10:00 p.m. after the fireworks are over. The event is staged on the promenade, the great lawn, and on the beach in Long Branch. The festival features clowns, stiltwalkers, balloon artists, face painters, arts, crafts, a kid zone, a sand sculpture exhibition, costumed characters, jugglers, superheroes, local food vendors, magic shows, pirate shows, cowboy shows, and live concerts. Some of the performers this year include: the Praise Dancers, Mad … Oceanfest on July 4th
Ridgewood NJ Fireworks & Fourth of July Celebration
The parade is on, and Fireworks & Concerts are all systems go! This is one of our favorite fireworks displays in the entire state. They’ve been celebrating the 4th in a big way in Ridgewood for 104 years! It is a great little show put on by a warm, open, and well-organized community. The Fire Department is one of the main reasons that this celebration is so successful here. They show up with a giant rig and display one of the largest American Flags that …. Ridgewood on the 4th
Highland Park & New Brunswick Fireworks and More
Rescheduled for Sunday, July 6, 2014: Highland Park and New Brunswick will celebrate Independence Day on Sunday, July 6, 2014, with a community festival and fireworks at Donaldson Park. The community celebration will begin at 5:00 p.m. and will include live music, local food vendors, a youth theatre musical review, activities, and demonstrations. The night will conclude with a fireworks display at 9:20 p.m. The festival is sponsored by the Middlesex County Parks Department, Main Street Highland Park, Middlesex County Improvement Authority, The City of New Brunswick, and the Borough of Highland Park. New Brunswick and Highland Park coordinate their …. Highland Park’s Page & New Brunswick’s Page
Randolph New Jersey Freedom Festival:
Rescheduled Slightly, Fireworks Still on Saturday, July 5, 2014, Randolph holds one of New Jersey’s biggest celebrations of the 4th. The festivities go on for days. This year they begin on Friday and continue through Saturday with the grand finale being the fireworks on Saturday night. Freedom Fair is a carnival that features rides, games, crafts, and food. The carnival and fair are open from 2:00 to … Randolph Freedom Festival 2014.
State Fair Meadowlands Fireworks:
Fireworks are on for tonight, July 4, 2014, as a Double Show! (Friday, June 20 to Sunday, July 6, 2014, $10.00) State Fair Meadowlands will run for 17 days, from Friday, June 20 to Sunday, July 6, 2014. The fair will stage its fireworks displays on Thursday & Friday, July 3 & 4th at 11:00 p.m. State Fair Meadowlands is the largest fair in the New York metropolitan area. It features over 150 rides and attractions, more than 50 food vendors, thrilling rides, an open-air circus, a big cat show, racing pigs, a juggling show, rides in the Batcopter, an acrobatic motocross show, vintage car shows and more. The fair is also famous for its concerts. This year the acts include: Red Jumpsuit Apparatus and Heffron Drive, featuring Kendall … Meadowlands State Fair Fireworks, Concerts & More
New NJ Fireworks Listings & Feedback:
With the helpful information that our readers and town clerks have given us, we’ve been able to list a lot of new events for 2014. We realize that your favorite display may not have made the cut, but you are more than welcome to make your own nominations by leaving us a comment below. You can also vote for your favorite in our Best of Jersey Fireworks Poll. Feel free to vote for your top choice. You can vote once a week. The poll closes on July 7th.
Helpful NJ Fireworks Tips:
It is always wise to check the information on each event yourself before you travel any great distance. Fireworks displays do get cancelled and you should confirm the details if the weather looks iffy. You can easily check the borough, city or township web site or Facebook page before you go. We also get times
Fireworks Displays almost always cause traffic nightmares. My advice is go early, park in a location as far away from the fireworks as possible but as close as possible to a major road. The other tactic is to just use a shuttle bus if any is available. My last suggestion for the traffic issues is to do some meditation the week before you go or to take a legal but effective chill pill.
Tips for Great Fireworks Photos My advice is do some study about the basics of great fireworks photography. The simplest things to remember is that you need a tripod, a automatic shutter release and long exposures. Another important fact is to make sure that you pick a good spot. You will need to get to the location very early and determine where the fireworks are being staged. Plan your shots by estimating how far or close you need to be and do some preliminary shots to see if everything looks OK.
Other NJ Fireworks Information:
This year the Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks have been moved to the other side of Manhattan again and that will change how a lot of New Jersey towns stage their own displays. Be sure and see our new Best Fireworks in Jersey Poll also.