It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Happy 4th of July!!!

Hey NJ Playground Fans and Readers!  It’s that time of year again with tons of fun family events for the 4th of July.

If you are looking for a park in NJ to check out the fireworks, here you go!  Please check back for updates, we keep adding as we get new feedback, so if we are missing yours comment below.  🙂
Did we miss one?  Comment below!!!

North Jersey Fireworks (Bergen/Hudson/Passaic):

Allendale- FOR RESIDENTS ONLY AND THEIR GUESTS!!! 7/4, Monday. Fireworks planned for Crestwood Lake 9pm ish, (West Crescent and West Maple Ave.)  For more details check out this link

Bloomingdale at the Middle School (June 4th/Fireworks at Walter T. Bergen 6pm).

Clifton- Sunday 7/2- 8pm – Rain date: Sunday, July 9 Main Memorial Park 1395 Main Avenue Clifton, NJ from clifton times site

East Rutherford (State Fair Meadowlands) July 3 and 4, for more info. check out their website here.

1 MetLife Stadium Dr., East Rutherford, NJ 07073 Cost: $38.99/person (Fun Pass) “The State Fair Meadowlandsis dedicated to providing the best value in family entertainment. With over 100 rides, free shows, 50 food options, awesome fireworks displays on Monday July 3rd, & Tuesday, July 4th, and more! The Fair has something for all ages.”

Englewood- Wednesday. June 28th. Raindate for June 29th. Located at Dwight Morrow High School, 274 Knickerbocker Road. More info here

Fair Lawn 2023 fireworks
Fair Lawn- “The Fair Lawn Fireworks Show is scheduled for Thursday, June 29 (Rain date: Thursday, July 6) at Memorial Park – Berdan Avenue and 1st Street. The skies will glow with a multitude of colorful designs and explosions will be heard to honor America’s freedom. Bring your family, friends, blankets or lawn chair to Memorial Park. Early arrivals will be treated to music from the “McKinley and Morlot” band. For your convenience vendors will be on location to sell food and drink for your pleasure and enjoyment. Please see attached for further information and locations to purchase tickets.” More information: here

4th of july fireworks 2023 hackensack
Hackensack- Hackensack 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular takes place on July 04 2023 at Foschini Park, 278 River St, Hackensack, NJ 07601, starting at 4pm – Food Trucks, Family Games, a Beer Garden and more! Website for details here

Hasbrouck Heights – No fireworks for 2023- (due to bleacher project field not done yet)

Jersey City- 7/4, fireworks are at Montgomery and Exchange Place with street festival starting at 12pm- Enjoy fireworks over the Hudson! Link for the flyer here

Lyndhurst – Fri 6/30- Fireworks!

more information here June 30th, from town website:

Under the direction of Commissioner John Montillo, the Department of Parks and Recreation, will be kicking off the Fourth of July weekend with food trucks, novelty vendors and a spectacular fireworks display on Friday, June 30th, 2023. Festivities start at 6:00 p.m. behind the Little League fields on Riverside Avenue.

There will be Patriotic Exercises held at 8:30 p.m. with our “Gala Fireworks Display” following at dusk.

Paramus (7/2- Westfield Garden State Plaza- Megabite Events and Paramus 4th of July committee has teamed up for this celebration. Starts at 12pm –

This year, celebrate the Fourth of July fireworks show by either enjoying your time on the field at Cliff Gennarelli Sports Plex or in a drive-in movie style, but the addition of a gourmet Food Truck Festival featuring 20 trucks, beer, sangria & margarita garden, Axe Throwing, DJ, inflatables, vendors, Arm/Leg Painting & kids activities.

Join the party at the Garden State Plaza (back lot across from Lord & Taylors & next to Gennarelli Sports Plex) starting at 11 am through 7:00 pm & make your day delicious while waiting for the spectacular Fireworks show starting at dusk.”  Rain Date: TBA. Link here. “

Ramsey hosts fireworks on Saturday, July 1 in Finch Park at dusk. Friday, July2 rain date Link here

Ridgefield NJ- with Ridgefield Park, NJ- Concert & Fireworks- Veterans Field 7/4/2023
As a special event, there will be a concert and fireworks display at Veterans Field on the evening of July 4th. The Rutherford Community band will play from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm and the fireworks will begin around 9:30 pm. Admission is free.

Ridgewood July 4th at Veterans Field) –

Gates open at 6 p.m. with Music, food trucks and fireworks featuring:
Food Vendors: Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, Park Wood Deli
Approximately 9pm – Fireworks by Grucci

Gates close at 8:45 p.m.  Information link here

Saddle Brook- Monday, July 3rd. Fireworks begin at dusk. Info here

Tenafly from the town website: “The Borough’s fantastic annual fireworks display will take place on
Saturday, July 8, 2023 at approximately 9:00 p.m. behind the Tenafly High School.
Pre-fireworks Entertainment — 7:30 p.m. Divinity Roxx
Funky Electrifying Rock & Hip-Hop ” Link to flyer

Wayne (July 3rd at Wayne Hills High School) From

The annual Wayne PAL Fireworks Extravaganza is happening July 3rd at Wayne Hills High School.

  • Gates open at 6pm.
  • Fireworks begin approximately 9:15pm.
  • There will be inflatable rides for the kids – available at an additional charge.
  • Johnny Zeppoli Food vendor is on hand.
  • Bach to Rock Music School has a band playing from 7pm-9pm.
  • Admission is $10 per family and will help support the Wayne PAL.
  • Come out – Have some fun – and Celebrate America’s 246th Birthday!

Tapinto link

North Jersey (Morris/Essex/Union/):

Chatham- via Chatham Borough website- 7/4 – (outdated/no current information)

TOWN OF DOVER (outdated/ no current information)

Denville- 7pm July 4th at Gardner Field, Denville NJ – Street Hassle to perform. (outdated/no current information)

East Hanover- Tuesday, July 4th. July 5th rain date. Located at Lurker Park

Florham Park (July 4th at Emmet Field) Full Day Celebration, check out their full schedule link for more info! Rain date set for July 9th.

Hanover (Friday, June 30, 2023 at Veteran’s Field in Whippany) Town website has more information, link here

Lincoln Park- Fireworks at LP Community lake on July 1! Link here: (outdated/no current information)

Randolph has a three-day “Freedom Festival” starting July 6 through the 8th. Featuring the best fireworks show in the county plus a parade, games, food trucks, live bands, rides, attractions, arts & crafts and much, much more! Activities all take place at the County College of Morris, located at Center Grove Road off Route 10 in Randolph. Sat- July 6th-8th- 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Rides, arts & crafts, food trucks, games, car show, local bands and DJ.

Fireworks on Saturday, July 8th
The best show in Morris County!
Click here for more info.

Livingston (July 4th)-“Livingston will host its 29th annual 4th of July Celebration/AutoFest for 2023 at the Memorial Oval on South Livingston Avenue.

All events will be held on or near the Memorial Oval on Robert Harp Drive in Livingston, NJ.

Family Fun beginning at 10 AM, Classic Car Show & Swim Carnival.

See link

Roselle Park- July 1, Roselle Park High School- The festival kicks off at 5pm and features food trucks, live music by The Purple Shadows, inflatable rides, and fireworks at dusk. Rain date is July 5th. See link (inflatables, rock wall, trampoline, and more)

Scotch Plains- Scotch Hills Country Club – Fireworks at dusk- Rain date July 2. link here

Summit (July 4th at Memorial Field on Ashland ave.)

“Summit’s 76th Annual Fourth of July Celebration

Summit’s Fourth of July is a day-long celebration marked by traditions including the Children’s Decorated Bicycle Parade and the Grand Fireworks Display.

New this year, a Food Truck Festival will welcome a variety of vendors from throughout NJ. New evening entertainment will feature Barbara Harris and the Toys on the main stage. Carnival rides and children’s entertainment will also continue into the night for the first time ever.” Link here


(July 4th at Meisel Park)

Come enjoy great music and spectacular fireworks on July 4th at Meisel Avenue Park, Springfield.

Gates open at 5:00 pm, concert at 8 pm and fireworks to follow, free admission.

For Maplewood (Memorial Park), check out their fb page here:

Millburn- 7/4- Millburn High School Field, with music provided by Summit Soundz,  starting at 9 am. The day’s events will culminate with a fabulous fireworks display at dusk. link here

West Orange-

The West Orange celebration will take place on Monday, July 4 at West Orange High School.

The event will begin at 2 p.m. and will include live music, a fun meet and fireworks. link here

Montclair, NJ Montclair will host its 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.

Lonnie Brandon and Pat Brechka will act as the parade’s grand marshals for 2023.


The Montclair July 4th Fireworks display will take place at Yogi Berra Stadium on Montclair State University campus.

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. link here

Union NJ- for all festivities click here

Kenilworth- June 25th at David Brearely High School. Link here

Cranford- July 2nd at Nomahegan park. Link here

New Providence- July 3rd along South Street. Link here

Rahway- July 3rd at Rahway River Park. Link here

Elizabeth- July 4th at Veterans Memorial Waterfront Park. Link here

Mountainside- July 4th/raindate July 5th. Located at the Lady of Lourdes Church baseball field.

Plainfield- July 4th at E. Front Street. Link here



North Jersey (Sussex/Warren): 
Blairstown- Great family event in the afternoon, check out their activities here also there will be fireworks on the 4th at North Warren High School.

Lake Hopatcong- 6/30- The Lake Hopatcong Yacht Club will host their fireworks on June 30th. The rain date is scheduled for July 8th.

Here is their link.

Sparta (Lake Mohawk)- 4th of July fireworks – have no info right now

Vernon- Tuesday 7/4 Fireworks at Lounsberry Hollow Middle School on Sammis Road.Hosted by the Highland Lakes and Vernon Fire Departments Join our community for a phenomenal fireworks show! Fun for the whole family. $20 dollar parking fee, goes to fire department. Gates open at 5 pm. When the sun goes down, the fireworks go up! Link here

Washington – From FB

On July 4th, it’s the annual Washington Celebrates America, with lots of free fun all day and all night in Washington.

The Washington Celebrates America festivities starts off with the iconic Orange Crate Derby for kids, an Old Fashioned Parade that runs from Broad Street to Belvidere Avenue to Carlton Avenue with Bob Detrick as the Grand Marshal, and of course, Fireworks!

The American celebration is a longtime tradition for Washington – and it’s all free!

“The town – and the area – looks forward to this event every year,” said Rich Maguire, Chair of the Washington Celebrates America committee. “It’s a lot of work, but in the end, it’s always well worth the effort!”

The fun kicks off in the morning with the Orange Crate Derby on Broad Street at 8:30 a.m. The parade steps off at 3 p.m. Once dusk sets in get ready for the awesome fireworks

North/Central Jersey (Somerset/Middlesex):

Bridgewater (July 4th at North Branch Park) -link here-

Somerset County’s Biggest Pyrotechnic Display

Somerset County Park Commission invites all to attend the Annual July 4th Fireworks Display to be held on Monday, July 4,, 2016 at 9:30 P.M. at North Branch Park on Milltown Road in Bridgewater. The July 4th celebration is free of any charges. The event is offered in part to the generous sponsorship by The Courier News and Horizon Services.

North Branch Park gates will open at 6:00 P.M. to allow vehicles to enter the park. The fireworks display will begin at 9:30 P.M. Visitors should plan to arrive early. Milltown Road will be closed at approximately 9:00 P.M. Heavy car and foot traffic is expected.

The NJ 3rd Regiment Revolutionary War encampment will be onsite. Food will be available for purchase, and park visitors should bring lawn chairs or blankets while they enjoy time in the park before the Independence Day fireworks begin. Picnic baskets are allowed but alcohol is prohibited.

Milltown Road will remain closed at the conclusion of the fireworks for up to one hour, while local neighborhood pedestrians walk from the park. Bridgewater Police will be on hand to assist park staff with traffic flow.

For information on this and all Park Commission programs and activities log onto

Franklin July 3rd, at the Franklin Township Municipal Complex. July 7th rain date. More info here.

Highland Park (Sunday July 2 in Donaldson Park- Rain Date- July 3) Festivities begin at 5PM, check out their website

Hillsborough NJ (6/24 Fireworks: 6/25 rain date ) more info here.

North Plainfield NJ – July 1: Concert & Fireworks/West End School Field (Festivities begin at 4:00 p.m. with Fireworks to follow at dusk! Food, Beverages, and Glow Sticks will be available for purchase on the Field!) – (Raindate: July 2)

Central & South Jersey:  (see NJ leisure guide for listing of Central Jersey Fireworks,

Check out this link for a complete listing of South Jersey Fireworks!

Well, I hope this article was helpful, this was done by Matt S. our newest contributor!  And please comment for new additions/corrections, we did this a bit early so not all the info is out.  

Thanks for checking us out, and check out our park posts, when 4th of July festivities are over.