Happy 4th of July!
As Northern New Jersey experts, we know the ins and outs of our communities, including their local hot spots and happenings this 4th of July. So grab your red, white, and blue and prepare to forge lasting moments at our top places to celebrate Independence Day and watch spectacular fireworks.
1. Jersey City, New Jersey
Jersey City's annual July 4th Street Fair is returning this year with Grucci fireworks, several stages of music, and 60 food trucks and vendors. Fireworks launch over the Hudson River starting at 9:30 PM. Arrive early and grab a bite from the street fair, then head over to find a spot on the Hudson walkway. With a stunning backdrop of the Manhattan skyline, Jersey City is the perfect destination for watching fireworks on the Fourth of July. Click here to learn more
2. Ridgewood, New Jersey
For a traditional small-town celebration, Ridgewood's 113th Annual 4th of July Celebration is a must-visit event. The day-long event starts with a flag-raising ceremony at Village Hall, followed by a parade through the downtown. Head to Veteran's Field in the evening, where the grounds are set up with food trucks, live music at the bandshell and a big firework display that begins shortly after sunset. Click here to learn more
3. East Rutherford, New Jersey
The State Fair Meadowlands, held annually in East Rutherford, is a summertime tradition that culminates with a dazzling firework show on the 4th of July. This year, there’s a two-night Fireworks Spectacular for families to enjoy. On July 3 and 4, you and the fam will have front-row seats to fireworks that promise to ‘wow.’ Enjoy the rides, live animals, music, pig races, and many more attractions and activities at the Fair. Click here to learn more
4. Summit, New Jersey
Summit 76th Annual 4th of July Celebration is a community-driven event that offers small-town charm and entertainment at Soldiers Memorial Field in Summit, NJ. This day-long event celebrates the nation's independence with a food truck festival, a children’s decorated bicycle parade, live music by The Infernos, and carnival rides. Wrapping up the day is a firework extravaganza that launches at 9:15 PM. View the full schedule here
5. Long Branch, New Jersey
Since 1990, crowds numbering in the hundreds of thousands have descended to Long Branch for an all-day family-friendly festival that brings together the most memorable sights, sounds, and sensations of summer. Set on an 8-mile long promenade, Oceanfest hosts dozens of diverse food and craft vendors, live entertainment, and children’s activities. The festival ends with the state’s longest fireworks show at 9 pm, which lights up over the ocean at Pier Village. Click here to learn more