Montclair, NJ – Montclair will host its 66th annual Independence Day celebration with performances and entertainment including fireworks and a parade on Monday, July 4.

According to a township news release, the parade begins at 11 a.m. along a 1.6-mile route traveling west on Bloomfield Avenue to Midland Avenue, continuing to Watchung Avenue, west to Valley Road and ending at Edgemont Park, where the township’s annual Family Picnic will be held.

U.S. Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson will act as the parade’s grand marshal for 2016.


The Montclair July 4th Fireworks display will take place at Yogi Berra Stadium on Montclair State University campus. The stadium admission fee is $3 per person or $10 for a family (up to 6 people; $2 per person beyond 6), and will be free for kids ages 5 and under.

According to a township news release, gates open for the fireworks show at 6:30 p.m. Free parking will be available at the Carparc Diem deck, adjacent to Floyd Hall Arena and at the Red Hawk parking deck. Overflow vehicles will be directed to other parking areas. Concessions will be available, but no outside food, water or other drinks may be brought into the stadium.

In the event of rain, the parade will go on, but the picnic in Edgemont Park and fireworks at Yogi Berra Stadium will be canceled.