October 17, 2021

Syltel Lovely

Singularly Lovely Education

Fourth of July fireworks celebrations in N.J. burst back onto the scene in 2021

After many celebrations were cancelled last year due to COVID restrictions, this year’s Fourth of July spectaculars are sure to go off with a bang. Cities and towns across New Jersey are gathering to observe and commemorate the history of the United States of America through displays of parades and fireworks to showcase pride and patriotism. Here is a county-by-county listing of select Independence Day fireworks shows to help you discover all the red, white and blue being showcased throughout the Garden State in 2021.

Fireworks light up in the night sky in Ocean City. Photo courtesy of NJ Advance Media

Atlantic County

Margate City – 101 South Huntington Ave.

Sun., July 4 at 9 p.m.

Bring your beach chairs, blankets and kids. Fireworks will light up the sky at approximately 9 p.m. More information can be found here.

Bergen County

Paramus – Gennarelli Sports Plex

Sun., July 4 at dusk

Join the party at the Garden State Plaza (back lot across from Lord & Taylor and next to Gennarelli Sports Plex) from 2 to 8:30 p.m. as it hosts a Just Jersey Food Truck and Music Festival. The fireworks show starts at dusk, but you can enter the sports plex starting at 6 p.m. More information can be found here.

Burlington County

Florence – Florence Municipal Complex

Sat., July 10 at 9:10 p.m.

Watch a flag-raising ceremony at 11 a.m. at Oak Street Circle. From 5 to 9 p.m., enjoy a concert and food court at Water Works Field, next to the municipal complex. Fireworks go off at 9:10 p.m. at Veterans Park behind the complex. More information can be found here.

Camden County

Camden – Wiggins Park

Sun., July 4 at 9:30 p.m.

Celebrate Independence Day at the Freedom Festival on the Camden Waterfront. Festivities kick off at 5 p.m. with a salute to America and Veterans by Tri-County Symphonic Band. Arnetta Johnson & Sunny go on at 6:30 p.m. Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes play at 8 p.m. Fireworks over the Delaware River begin at 9:30 p.m. More information can be found here.

Collingswood – Collingswood High School

Sun., July 4 at dusk

The fun lasts all day long. Visit Roberts Pool at 2 p.m. for water games, raft races, coin toss and watermelon games. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. at the high school field for fireworks. TO THE MAX plays at   8 p.m. Fireworks begin at dusk. No parking at Knight Park on July 4. More information can be found here.

Cape May County

Stone Harbor – Stone Harbor Beachfront

Sun., July 4 at 9 p.m.

Fireworks start at dusk and can be seen from any beachfront. More information can be found here.

Ocean City – Music Pier

Sun., July 4 at 9 p.m.

Fireworks will be launched from a barge in the ocean near the Music Pier at 9 p.m. They will be best viewed from the beach and boardwalk between Fifth and 14th streets. More information can be found here.

Cumberland County

Vineland – Vineland High School

Sun., July 4 at dusk

Fireworks will take place at approximately 9 p.m. More information can be found here.

Essex County

West Orange – West Orange High School

Sun., July 4 at 9 p.m.

The food truck festival runs from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. at West Orange High School. Fireworks start at 9 p.m. More information can be found here.

Gloucester County

Woodbury – Woodbury High School Stadium and Francis Avenue Field

Sat., July 3 at dusk

Gates open at 6 p.m. Enjoy food from vendors. The band Deja Grooves will be on stage from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Fireworks follow the concert. More information can be found here.

Washington Township – Washington Township High School

Sun., July 4 at dusk

Set up your blanket and chairs at early at 6:30 p.m. Fireworks start at dark. More information can be found here.

Hudson County

Jersey City – Montgomery Street at the Hudson River

Sun., July 4 just after sunset

Grucci’s fireworks will launch from two barges in the Hudson River. More information can be found here.

Hunterdon County

Readington – Balloon Festival

Fri., July 23 at 9:30 p.m.

Gates open to the Balloon Festival at 1 p.m. Enjoy live music, fun and entertainment from 1 to 6 p.m. Amusement rides run from 1 to 10 p.m. Watch 100 hot air balloons get blown up at 6:30 p.m. Then, balloons will be launched at 6:45 p.m. Max Weinberg’s Jukebox plays at 8 p.m. Watch a fireworks extravaganza at 9:30 p.m. More information can be found here.

Mercer County

Lawrenceville – Rider University – Campus Green

Thurs., July 1 at 10 p.m.

The event starts at 7 p.m. and will feature food trucks, music and other fun activities. More information can be found here.

Middlesex County

Milltown – Bradford Park

Sat., July 3 at 9:30 p.m.

Enjoy a day of events. Get up and participate in the fishing derby at 6 a.m. at Rescue Squad. Run in the fun run at 7:30 a.m. or a 5K at 8 a.m. The duck race is at 12:30 p.m. at Main Street Bridge. Mr. Ray and vendors will be at the Big Stage at 6 p.m. Music by the Milltones starts at 7 p.m. Fireworks go off at 9:30 p.m. More information can be found here.

East Brunswick – East Brunswick Community Arts Center

Sun., July 4 at 9:30 p.m.

The display will be viewable from Dideriksen Park, Heavenly Farms Park and Middlesex County Fairgrounds. Bring the family as you sit back and enjoy the show. More information can be found here.

North Brunswick – DeVry University

Sun., July 4, and Sat., July 10 at 10 p.m.

Fireworks start at 10 p.m. for the God Bless America Spectacular Fireworks shows. More information can be found here.

Monmouth County

Bradley Beach – Bradley Beach Waterfront

Sat., July 3 at dusk

Fireworks begin at dusk. More information can be found here. (Editor’s note: The Bradley Beach fireworks display has been postponed until further notice.)

Aberdeen – Veterans Memorial Park (Ocean Boulevard and Lakeshore Drive in Cliffwood Beach)

Fri., July 2 at 9 p.m.

The celebration begins at 6 p.m. with food vendors, bounce houses, face painting and DJ Sway. The spray park at Cliffwood Beach will stay open for the kids until 8 p.m. Bring chairs and blankets to watch the fireworks, which go off at 9 p.m. More information can be found here.

Morris County

Randolph – Freedom Festival at County College of Morris

Fri., July 2 at 9:45 p.m.

The Freedom Festival is back. Enjoy rides, games, food trucks, vendors, a DJ and family entertainment from 6 to 11 p.m. Fireworks start at 9:45 p.m. More information can be found here.

Ocean County

Brick Township – Windward Beach Park

Thurs., July 1 and Thurs., July 8 at 7 p.m.

SuperTransAM plays on July 1 and The Amish Outlaws play on July 8. Concerts start at 7 p.m. and are followed by fireworks. A food court is open during concerts and features a variety of foods. A beer and wine garden is for guests over the age of 21; a valid ID is required to enter the beer and wine garden. Shuttle buses run from Drum Point Elementary School, Midstreams Elementary School, Veterans Memorial Middle School and Brick High School (Chambers Bridge Road). They run from 5 to 8 p.m. continuously. Return trips from Windward Beach begin at 9 p.m. Children 17 years old or under must be accompanied by an adult. More information can be found here.

Passaic County

Little Falls – Yogi Berra Stadium

Sun., July 4 at 9 p.m.

Gates open at 6 p.m. Fireworks go off at 9 p.m. More information can be found here.

Salem County

Pilesgrove – Four Seasons Campground (reservations required)

Sat., July 3 at dusk

Set out your blankets and lay back with your eyes on the sky. They will be celebrating with an awesome fireworks display. Call 856-769-3635 for more information.

Somerset County

North Plainfield – West End School

Sat., July 10 at dusk

Concert starts at 7 p.m. Fireworks are launched at dusk. More information can be found here.

Sussex County

Augusta – Skylands Stadium

Sun., July 4 after game

Gates open at 4:35 p.m. First pitch is at 6:05 p.m. The largest fireworks of the season go off after the game. More information can be found here.

Union County

Clark – Arthur L. Johnson High School

Sun., July 4 at 9:15 p.m.

The show starts at 9:15 p.m. More information can be found here.

Summit – Soldiers Memorial Field

Sun., July 4 at 9:15 p.m.

Summit’s Fourth of July is a daylong celebration. At noon, watch a flag-raising ceremony and then the amusement rides and food truck festival opens. The children’s decorated bicycle parade is at 12:15 p.m. Listen to Crisis in concert at 1:30 p.m. Watch or participate in the hot dog eating contest at 4 p.m. The Cameos play at 4:30 p.m. A children’s entertainer will wow kids at 6:15 p.m. Daddy Pop plays at 7:30 p.m. Retire the Colors happens at 9 p.m., and the fireworks display goes off at 9:15 p.m. More information can be found here.

Warren County

Blairstown – North Warren Regional High School

Sat., July 3 at 9 p.m.

The show starts at 9 p.m. Get there early. More information can be found here.