Where to go for fireworks and other Fourth of July events in North Jersey (2024)

With Independence Day right around the corner, it is time to start planning our celebrations. While a barbecue and family gathering can be fun, what better way to celebrate the Fourth of July other than a classic fireworks show?

We've taken it upon ourselves to compile a list of all the currently scheduled fireworks displays across North Jersey for your viewing pleasure.

Take a look and see which event will be closest to you!

Belleville fireworks and events

The festivities at Belleville Municipal Stadium will begin at 6 p.m. on July 3 with family fun, clowns, face painting, rides, food trucks and DJ Lady Star, and a fireworks display at dusk.

On July 4, Yoga in the Park with Prima Michelle Petersen will take place at Belleville Park, 343 Belleville Ave. Warm-up will be at 9:45 a.m. with the yoga session beginning at 10. Then, Revolutionary War soldiers will be honored at 11 at Dutch Reform Church, Rutgers and Main streets.

Bloomingdale fireworks

Dusk, June 24. Fireworks held at Walter T. Bergen Middle School. Rain Date: 6 p.m.

Cedar Grove fireworks

Dusk, June 29. Fireworks will be held at Panther Park Field, 118 W. Bradford Ave, Cedar Grove. Gates open at 7 p.m. Camping chairs and food are not permitted on the turf. The lower field is off limits during the event. Rain date: June 30.

Clifton fireworks

The City Fireworks Display will be held on July 2 at Main Memorial Park/Clifton Stadium. The rain date is July 9. The Clifton Community Band will entertain. Tickets are $3 and available in advance at the City Clerk's office or beginning at 7 p.m. on the day of the event. Contact Lauren in the Health Department at 973-470-5758 for information.

Denville fireworks

The Denville firework display will be rescheduled to July 15 at 9:15 p.m. with a band at 7 p.m. The event will be held at Gardner Field.

East Rutherford fireworks

On July 3 and July 4, the State Fair Meadowlands Fabulous Fireworks Display will take place at MetLife Stadium and will be arranged by Garden State Fireworks, which has also choreographed fireworks shows for Walt Disney World and Coney Island. The State Fair Meadowlands will be open from 2 p.m. to 1 a.m. on July 3 and 4 and features carnival rides, entertainment and a petting zoo. The fireworks will begin after 12 p.m. and are free with the purchase of a fun pass, which costs $38.99 before fees and allows access to all the entertainment at the state fair. The fun pass must be bought online in advance at http://njfair.com/tickets/. Kids under 36” tall will get in for free. Parking is free.

Edgewater fireworks

On Thursday, June 29, Edgewater will host an Independence Day celebration at Veterans Field. The event will run from 6 to 10 p.m. and will feature live music, food trucks, and kids activities. Fireworks will start at 9:20 p.m. Attendees are advised to bring a chair or blanket. Parking is limited but the free Edgewater Shuttle Bus on River Road will be taking people to Veterans Field.

Essex County fireworks

Essex County's fireworks display has been postponed to July 7 in Brookdale Park. The Infernos Summer Concert Series has been rescheduled to July 20 at 7:30 p.m. at Brookdale Park.

Fairfield fireworks

Dusk, June 29. Fireworks and festivities held at Fairfield Recreation Complex. Rain date: June 30.

Fair Lawn fireworks

Fair Lawn will be hosting its annual fireworks show on Thursday, June 29 at 9 p.m. in Memorial Park. The rain date is July 6. Vendors will be there selling food and drink and at 7 p.m. there will be a concert by the band Time Machine. Gates will open at 6:45 p.m. Pre-sale tickets cost $5 for children and senior citizens and $7 for adults. Pre-sale tickets can be bought at Beyond Hair, Haus Café, the Fair Lawn Municipal Building, Memorial Park Administration Trailer and the Recreation Office. Tickets at the gate will cost $7 for children, $6 for senior citizens, and $9 for adults. Children under 2 can attend the event for free.

Franklin fireworks

Franklin's Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks will be held on July 3 at the Franklin Township Municipal Complex. Festivities start at 6 p.m. and the fireworks display shoots off at 9:15 p.m. This free event will feature food vendors, exhibitors and live entertainment. The rain date is July 7.

Glen Rock concert and parade

The Pops Orchestra goes patriotic with a concert on July 3 on the lawn of Borough Hall at 7 p.m. Bring chairs and blankets. Music will include marches, patriotic songs and light classics under the baton of music director Anthony LaGruth. Meet the grand marshals, the Quinn family - Victor, Evan, Margaret, Michelle and Julie - who are now the second and third generation owners of the Glen Rock Inn. The raffle drawing will also take place at intermission. The raffle is the major source of funding for the parade. Prizes are $500 Visa gift card and two Shop the Rock baskets of gift cards ($250 and $100) from town merchants.

The parade kicks off at 9:30 a.m. on July 4 (rain or shine). There will be marching bands, pipers, historic Civil War reenactors, floats, clowns and more. The parade route leaves Glen Rock High School and goes east on Harristown Road, then takes a left on Highland Road, and another left at Rock Road – through the center of town - and a right on Doremus Avenue. It ends at the Municipal Pool parking lot. The Religious Communities of Glen Rock will once again collect non-perishable food items and cash donations to help the Social Services Association of Ridgewood and vicinity and the Center for Food Action feed the hungry. For information, contact glenrockpops.org or grparade@icloud.com.

Hackensack fireworks

Hackensack will be hosting its annual Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular from 4 to 9 p.m. on July 4 at Foschini Park. There will be food trucks, family games and a beer garden from 4 to 8 p.m. A performance by the band Fillet of Soul will begin at 7:30 p.m. The fireworks will begin at 9 p.m.

Hanover fireworks

The Patriotic Celebration will last from 6 to 9 p.m. on June 30 and will include fireworks. It will be held at the Hanover Municipal Complex. There will be food trucks, music, games, face painting and balloon art.

Jersey City fireworks

9:30 p.m., July 4. The street festival will run from noon to 10 p.m. along Montgomery Street in Exchange Place, Jersey City featuring 60 food trucks and vendors with local DJs providing entertainment. Fireworks are sponsored by Grucci Fireworks and vendors curated by Jersey City Night Market. Fireworks can be viewed along the Hudson Waterfront Walkway and free bike check will be available through Bike JC.

Livingston fireworks

9 p.m., July 4. Fireworks launched at Memorial Oval on Robert Harp Drive, Livingston. Children's programs run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Livingston High School parking lot. Food trucks, live music and a beer garden will be available from noon to 7 p.m. at the Oval. The Real Diamond band takes the main stage from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the Oval.

Lyndhurst fireworks

On Friday, June 30 at 6 p.m., Lyndhurst will host a celebration including food trucks, novelty vendors and fireworks. The celebration will start at 6 p.m. behind the Little League fields on Riverside Avenue. Patriotic exercises will take place at 8:30 p.m. and the fireworks will begin at dusk.


Dusk, July 6. Ramapo College of New Jersey will hold a firework celebration on Bandshell Lawn as part of its 2023 TD Bank Summer Concert Series. Fireworks will follow a concert performance from The Infernos — Salute to America in addition to a snack bar and Conrad's Homemade Ice Cream Truck. Admission is free but parking costs $5 per car and concertgoers should bring chairs and blankets. The rain date for fireworks is July 13. Visit Summer Concert Series website for more information.

Maywood parade

The 114th Independence Day Celebration Parade begins at 9 a.m. The theme is “Maywood Community is Caring, Helpful and Strong." Any organizations, floats, costumed children or decorated bicycles are asked to dress or decorate according to the theme.

Veterans are invited to participate. Those interested must arrive at the American Legion post, 135 E. Passaic St., by 8:30 a.m. Veterans will ride in a military vehicle along the parade route. Contact Tom Richards at 201-906-6625 or the Legion at 201-845-8826 if interested.

The grand marshal will be Robert “Bob” McDonald, a resident of Maywood for more than 60 years. He has been a member of Maywood American Legion Post 142 for more than a half-century, serving as adjutant and treasurer to the board of trustees, director and member of the Scholarship Committee, founder and leader of the color guard and member of the Memorial Day and Veterans Day committees. He was a member of the Stagehands Union, reaching the highest level as business manager, is a member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Church having served as Eucharist minister and usher, and is a current member of the Maywood Golden Age Club.

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Millburn-Short Hills fireworks

9:30 p.m., July 4. Fireworks at Millburn High School where doors open at 7:30 p.m. Family fun festivities start at 10 a.m. before DJ entertainment, food and ice cream trucks join later.

Montclair parade and picnic

The parade begins at 11 a.m. on July 4 along a 1.6-mile route traveling west on Bloomfield Avenue, north on Midland Avenue, continuing to Watchung Avenue, west to Valley Road and ending at Edgemont Park, the site of the town picnic. The parade is a rain or shine event. The community Picnic will begin at 1 p.m. Food trucks, music, games and activities will be on hand at the end of the parade route in Edgemont Park.

Montville fireworks

The Montville Independence Day Celebration lasts from June 28 to June 30 and includes a fireworks display. The rain date is July 1st. The celebration lasts from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and will be held at Montville Township High School. There will be a carnival, food and music.

Morris Plains fireworks

Morris Plains will be hosting a Family Day and Fireworks event on June 24 at the Morris Plains Community Park. The rain date is June 25. The Family Day event starts at 5 p.m.

Mount Arlington fireworks

Fireworks will take place on June 30 beginning at dusk at the Lake Hopatcong Yacht Club. The rain date will by July 8.

Mountain Lakes fireworks

The Mountain Lakes fireworks will take place at 9 p.m. over Mountain Lake on July 2. The rain date is set for July 3.

Norwood fireworks

On July 4 at dusk, Norwood will have a fireworks display at Kennedy Field.

Nutley fireworks

Festivities start at 6:30 p.m. on July 4. Food vendors will line Franklin Avenue. There will be music by DJ Rob Franicola and games at the Park Oval, where fireworks will begin at dusk. Franklin Avenue will be closed between Chestnut and Church streets beginning at 4 p.m. and will not reopen until cleanup is finished. In the event of inclement weather, the event will be held on the next clear night. For information, visit nutleynj.org/4thofjuly or call the mayor's office at 973-284-4959.

Oradell fireworks

Oradell will have a fireworks show on July 7 at 6 p.m. at Memorial Field.

Paramus fireworks

On Sunday, July 9 from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m., Paramus will host their Pre-Fireworks Food and Music Fest at the Westfield Garden State Plaza in the parking lot next to the Gennarelli Sports Plex. The festival will host over 18 food vendors. Activities will include a bounce house, a bungee trampoline and an air soft shooting gallery. There will be live music from Naughty Humphrey and Guy Smiley starting at noon. Alcoholic drinks will be served until 8 p.m. Fireworks will begin at dusk at the Gennarelli Sports Plex. Admission is $6 for everyone over 5 years old and can be bought here.

Parsippany-Troy Hills fireworks

The Parsippany-Troy Hills concert will begin at 7 p.m. with a fireworks display following on July 4. The rain date is July 5. The event will be held at Parsippany Hills High School.

Ramsey fireworks

The Independence Day Celebration & Concert will be on July 1, from 6 to 10:30 p.m., at Finch Park. The rain date is July 2.

Randolph fireworks

Randolph will have a firework display on July 8 at the County College of Morris. The overall event including rides, games, food trucks and more lasts from 6 to 11 p.m. with the fireworks schedules to begin at 9:45 p.m. The rain date is July 9.

Ridgefield Park fireworks

Ridgefield Park is hosting its 129th Fourth of July celebration on Tuesday, July 4. The festivities will begin at 7:30 a.m. with a reading of the Declaration of Independence at the Memorial Plaza, followed by a flag raising ceremony at 7:45 a.m. At 8 a.m. the Fire Department and Emergency Units will present their personnel and equipment. The Baby & Youth parade will start at the intersection of Poplar Street and Euclid Avenue at 9 a.m. The Main Civic Parade will begin at the intersection of Preston Street and Hudson Avenue on 11:30 a.m. At Veterans Field, the Rutherford Community Band will play from 7:30 to 9 p.m. and a fireworks show will follow at 9:30 p.m. Admission to all events is free.

Ridgewood fireworks

On July 4, Ridgewood will have its 113th annual Fourth of July celebration. A flag raising will take place at Wilsey Square in Ridgewood at 9 a.m. A parade will follow at 10 a.m., beginning at the intersection of South Monroe Street and Godwin Avenue. Evening entertainment will begin at 6 p.m. at Veterans Field and will include music by the Dad’s Night Band, food trucks and fireworks. Pre-sale tickets to the event at Veterans Field are $12 for all ages and tickets at the gate will be $12 for children ages 6 to 12 and $16 for adults. Fireworks will begin at approximately 9 p.m. Tickets can be bought here and at certain local businesses in Ridgewood, including Bookends and Daily Treat. More information on ticketing can be found here.

Rutherford fireworks

The tentative date for Rutherford’s firework show is Saturday, July 1. The show will take place at Memorial Field.

Secaucus fireworks

6 p.m., June 29. Fireworks can be viewed at Secaucus Swim Center, 2000 Koelle Blvd., Secaucus. Food and entertainment will be provided with music from Xtreme Queen. Only Secaucus residents and their guests permitted, ID required for entrance.

Tenafly fireworks

On Saturday, July 8, Tenafly will host a town wide Independence Day celebration. From 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., the town will have games and food at the Roosevelt Common. The fireworks show will be at 9 p.m. behind Tenafly High School. A concert will be given by the rock and hip-hop band Divinity Roxx at 7:30 p.m. behind the high school. The rain date for all Independence Day events is Sunday, July 9.

Verona fireworks

9:15 p.m., June 30. DJ, dancing and entertainment begin at 7 p.m. on Liberty Field, off Whiterock Road. Parking is limited at the Verona Community Center, 880 Bloomfield Ave. The rain date is July 5.

West Essex fireworks (Caldwell, Essex Fells, North Caldwell, Roseland, West Caldwell)

7 p.m., July 4. Celebration held at James Caldwell High School Baseball Field on Westville Avenue, West Caldwell. The field gates open at 7 p.m. with provided entertainment. Rain date: July 5.

Where to go for fireworks and other Fourth of July events in North Jersey (2024)


Where to go for fireworks and other Fourth of July events in North Jersey? ›

New York City. The annual Macy's 4th of July Fireworks celebration in New York City is the country's largest pyrotechnic show, with fireworks shot from multiple barges along the East River near the Brooklyn Bridge. In addition to fireworks, the event features performances by A-list artists.

Where to watch fireworks 4th of July in NJ? ›

Here are places to view Fourth of July fireworks in South Jersey
  • Westville FireworksDate: June 22, 6 to 9:30 p.m.
  • Cherry Hill fireworks display.
  • Mount Laurel fireworks and first responders night.
  • Mount Holly Independence Day Celebration.
  • Camden Freedom Festival.
  • Battleship New Jersey, Camden.
May 13, 2024

Where is the biggest 4th of July fireworks display? ›

New York City. The annual Macy's 4th of July Fireworks celebration in New York City is the country's largest pyrotechnic show, with fireworks shot from multiple barges along the East River near the Brooklyn Bridge. In addition to fireworks, the event features performances by A-list artists.

What to do on July 4th in New Jersey? ›

4th of July Celebrations and Festivals
  1. Celebrate Freedom. Bell Works, Holmdel. ...
  2. Montville Twp. 4th of July Celebration. ...
  3. Independence Day Concert & Fireworks. ...
  4. Red, White & Blue Food Truck & Music Fest. ...
  5. East Windsor Independence Day Celebration. ...
  6. New Jersey Symphony Concert. ...
  7. Fireworks Bean Bag Toss. ...
  8. 4th of July Fireworks Cruise.
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Where are the fireworks in Jersey City 4th of July? ›

The festival is capped off by Grucci fireworks launching from two barges on the Hudson River to produce an unparalleled fireworks display framed by the New York City skyline.

Where can I watch fireworks in North Jersey? ›

Best 4th of July Fireworks in North Jersey
  • Cedar Grove Fireworks. Cedar Grove–FREE. ...
  • Verona Fireworks. Verona–FREE. ...
  • Lyndhurst Fireworks. Lyndhurst–FREE. ...
  • Lake Hopatcong Fireworks. ...
  • Scotch Plains Annual Independence Day Fireworks Celebration. ...
  • State Fair Meadowlands. ...
  • Union Fireworks. ...
  • Livingston 4th of July Celebration.

Where is the best place to see fireworks in NJ? ›

Where to See Spectacular 4th of July Fireworks in NJ
  • Holmdel. Bell Works, 101 Crawfords Corner Rd. ...
  • Fair Lawn. Memorial Park, 8-01 Fair Lawn Ave. ...
  • Cedar Grove. Panther Park Field, 118 W. ...
  • Montgomery Twp. Montgomery High School, 1016 Rte. ...
  • Atlantic City. North Beach. ...
  • Hamilton Twp. ...
  • Lake Hopatcong. ...
  • Mendham Twp.
Jul 2, 2023

What place has the best firework show? ›

Top 10 Firework Displays in the US (plus local places!)
  • Saint Louis, Missouri: Fair St. ...
  • New Orleans, Louisiana: Go Forth on the River. ...
  • Dallas, Texas: Addison Kaboom Town! ...
  • Pasadena, California: Americafest. ...
  • Las Vegas, Nevada: Fourth of July Fireworks (multiple shows) ...
  • San Diego, California: Big Bay Boom.

What city has the best 4th of July fireworks? ›

New York, New York. The largest display in the USA is the iconic Macy's 4th of July Fireworks. Because the 25-minute show encompasses the Brooklyn Bridge and four barges along the East River, there are many good vantage points.

Where are the Jersey City fireworks? ›

Fireworks will begin at 9:30pm and will be viewable along the Hudson River Walkway, parts of the Heights, and the north portion of Liberty State Park.

How can I spend my 4th of July alone? ›

  1. Go To The Movies. ...
  2. Try To Replicate Mom's Old Recipes. ...
  3. Make Experimental Hot Dogs. ...
  4. Invite Friends Out For A Drink. ...
  5. Watch Some Feel Good Movies. ...
  6. Lay Out In The Sun. ...
  7. Craft Up Some co*cktails.
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Does Six Flags have fireworks on the 4th of July NJ? ›

July 1 - July 4

It's an epic 4-day party! Save the date! Kick off your summer with us and celebrate the 4th of July! And stay for the best fireworks show in New Jersey!

Can you see Macy's fireworks from NJ? ›

New Jersey will have a clear view of the Macy's Fourth of July fireworks for the first time in over a decade as the sky will ignite with a bright array of colors above the Hudson River.

Where are the Avalon NJ fireworks? ›

Fireworks will be sent from 35th Street beach.

Families are encouraged to access the beach at 30th Street and 32nd Street for safety/viewing purposes. Vehicles must use 38th or 20th Street Beach entrance if parking on the beach.

How long is the Hudson River Waterfront Walkway? ›

Hudson County offers unparalleled views of the New York City skyline, and one of the best ways to soak up the city is the 18.5-mile Hudson River Waterfront Walkway. This expansive path connects Hudson County's most scenic waterfront neighborhoods with a pedestrian and bike-friendly walkway.

Does Wildwood, NJ have fireworks tonight? ›

Every Friday Night

Enjoy FREE Friday Night Fireworks on the Boardwalk at 10pm all Summer Long! June 28 - August 30, 2024. (Rain Date is Sunday at 10 pm.) What better way to end a fun-filled week of summer fun in the Wildwoods than with FREE Fireworks!

Where can I watch Wildwood fireworks? ›

You can view (and certainly hear) the fireworks from any spot in town, but the best place to watch the show is on the boardwalk.

What time are Wildwood fireworks on 4th of July? ›

Gather your friends and head to 3400 Pacific Avenue in Downtown Wildwood for this free dance party that will start at 7:30 p.m., on Thursday, July 4th, and run until the Boardwalk Fireworks Spectacular lights up the sky at 10 p.m.!

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