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Monmouth County July 4th

This is an archived page from our New Jersey website. Some of this information from 2015 might be useful to you. Today we are updating our Fourth of July fireworks feature for Monmouth County for 2015.

We’ve put more hours into our 4th of July pages this year than we ever have before and we’ve learned a lot. We never realized how many little towns in Monmouth County stage their own fireworks displays. We hope to get to as many fireworks displays in Monmouth County as we can this year so be on the lookout for us. Enjoy this feature devoted to One of the Best Places to Live in New Jersey: Monmouth County.

Asbury Park 4th of July Parade & Fireworks, Wednesday, July 4, 2015

Asbury Park will celebrate the 4th on the 4th! The day starts with a patriotic parade at 1:00 PM that starts on Grand Avenue and ends at the beach. After the parade, you can ride the rides at Bradley Park till 9:00 PM. The fireworks will start at 2nd and 4th Avenue at the beach at about 9:00 PM.
Fireworks & More in Asbury Park

Atlantic Highlands Fireman’s Fair & Fireworks

The 2015 Atlantic Highlands Fireman’s Fair opens on June 30th and runs through July 4th. The fair, sponsored by the Atlantic Highlands Fire Department, is held at the Municipal Harbor on Simon Lake Drive. The fireworks will be staged on Friday, July 4, 2015, at dusk. If you are a photographer and you want to get good shots of the fireworks here, I suggest you contact the Harbor Office and make plans well ahead of the event or get in touch with someone that has a boat in the harbor. I was chased out of every good shot I had 3 times last year.
Families can pay one price for admission and enjoy all the fair rides and the concerts on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday nights. The fair features twelve games of chance and carnival rides. Tickets for the rides can be purchased separately. There will be concerts every night of the fair and local food vendors.
For more information, see the Fireman’s Fair & Fireworks info on our NJ Events Calendar Listing.

Bradley Beach 4th of July Fireworks on the Beach, Friday, July 3, 2015:

Bradley Beach will celebrate Independence day on Friday, July 3rd with music and fireworks. The rain date is Sunday, July 5th. Earlier in the day you can check out the Jack Wright Ocean Mile Swim at 9:30 in the morning at Kent Avenue Beach.
For more information see the Bradley Beach web site.

Colts Neck Country Fair, August 20 – August 23, 2015:

The Colts Neck Country Fair is a unique event that is held every year. There will be rides, games, and inflatables for the kids, an American Pie contest, crafts and food vendors. At the close of the fair on Sunday there will be a fireworks display at about 10:00 PM.
See the Colts Neck Fair web site.

Freehold Concert & Fireworks, Saturday, July 4, 2015:

The borough of Freehold will celebrate the 4th at Freehold Raceway on Park Avenue. The festivities begin on Saturday, July 4, 2015 at 5:30 PM with music that is yet to be announced. The event draws over 20,000 people each year. The event has a community picnic feel to it. The fireworks are scheduled to begin at dusk. The gates open at 5:30 for local families to get a good seat for the concert and the fireworks. The fair is held at Bucks Mill Park located at 105 Bucks Mill Road.
For more information on the event, see the Downtown Freehold website.

Hazlet Township Fireworks: Sunday, July 5, 2015:

The Hazlet Township Fireworks will be held at Veterans Park at dusk. The rain date for the fireworks is Monday, July 6, 2015.
Get more information on Hazlet Township here.

Keansburg Fireworks, Friday & Saturday, July 3 &  4, 2015:

Keansburg Amusement Park will stage fireworks displays on the 3rd and the 4th at dusk at the Fishing Pier and Boardwalk Avenue.
Get more information on the fireworks here.

Lakewood Fireworks, Saturday, July 4, 2015:

The Lakewood BlueClaws will stage a fireworks display after their game on Saturday, July 4, 2015. The stadium is located at 2 Stadium Way in Lakewood.
Get more information on the Lakewood New Jersey fireworks here.

Long Branch: Oceanfest, Saturday, July 4, 2015

This annual Fourth of July tradition is a free, family-oriented festival, which attracts both local residents and visitors from throughout the region. The event takes place along a half-mile stretch of the oceanfront promenade between Seven Presidents Park and the Ocean Place Resort and Spa. Activities will include master sand sculpting exhibits on the beach, strolling entertainers, live music of every imaginable type, food vendors, craft vendors, and lots of activities for children. The fun-filled daytime activities offer a great prelude to a spectacular fireworks display. You might want to consider staying at the marvelous modern Bungalow Hotel that’s a few steps away from the festivities. We were there this past month and it is a great destination! Also, be sure and grab a goodie at Cake Bake & Roll on the corner. [Long Branch-Monmouth County-Central Jersey]
More information @’s Oceanfest page

Manasquan Fourth of July Decorating Contest, Parade & Fireworks, Saturday, July 4, 2015:

Manasquan will hold its independence day celebration this year on July 4th. It all begins at 5:15 PM with a bicycle decorating contest at the Little League Field. At 6:30 PM there will be a 4th of July parade at the Manasquan Coast Guard Station. At 7:30 there will be a concert with Billy Lawlor at the Main Beach. The day concludes with a fireworks display at dusk. The festivities are sponsored by the Manasquan Tourism Commission.
More information @ the Manasquan website

Ocean Grove Independence Day Concert, Saturday, July 4, 2015

The Ocean Grove Independence Day Concert will be held on, Saturday, July 4 from 8:00 to 9:30 PM at the Great Tabernacle in Ocean Grove at 22 Pilgrim Pathway. The Ocean Grover Summer Band directed by Harry Eichhorn will perform show tunes and patriotic songs.
Get more information on the concert on the band’s Facebook page.

Ocean Township Fourth of July Celebration & Fireworks, Saturday, July 4, 2015

The Ocean Township 4th of July celebration will be held at Joe Palaia Park at Whalepond and Deal Roads in Oakhurst on Saturday, July 4, 2015. The park opens at 6:00 for the community to get together and have picnics and visit each other. The fireworks will start at dusk. .
Get more information on the township and the celebration here.

Wall Township: Wall Fair, Firecracker Five Run & Fireworks,  July 4, 2015


Get more information on the community @

West Long Branch Fireworks, Saturday, July 4, 2015:

West Long Branch is staging their fireworks display on the 4th. The celebration begins at 7:00 PM with a concert by Greaseband and the fireworks go off sometime after 9:00.
For more information, see the West Long Branch website here.

New Jersey Websites

LBI & Ocean County July 4th

For years, I created a guide to fireworks in my local area. That continues today. It is a lot of work but it draws a lot of traffic. Here is a feature that was written a few years back for Long Beach Island and Ocean County, New Jersey. Please note, the contact information and the dates shown in this story are not up to date.

Ocean County has more July 4th celebrations than any county in the state. I’ve updated all of the information, and I think I got everything right. If you see, I missed it or have something to add, please leave me a comment below.

Barnegat Light July 4th Concert, Awards Ceremony & Parade, Sunday, July 1, 2012:

The Barnegat Light Fourth of July Parade will take place on Sunday, July 1, 2012. It will begin at 6:30 pm, starting at 16th Street. There will be an awards ceremony and a concert to follow at the bay dock area between 9th & 10th Street. The show will feature the Liberty Band. The concert will be in the Firehouse Social Hall on 10th and Central Boulevard in case of rain. If you need more information, you can call 609-494-9196

More information about Barnegat Light activities here.

Barnegat Township Concert & Fireworks, Wednesday, July 4, 2012:

Barnegat Township will hold its Independence Day Concert and Fireworks on Wednesday, July 4, at the Municipal Dock on East Bay Avenue. The celebration and the concert will begin at 7:30 pm, and the Fireworks will start at dusk.

More information about Barnegat Township happenings here.

Beach Haven Fireworks over the Bay, 2012 Fireworks info not available yet:

Beach Haven will stage their fireworks display over Tuckerton Bay on Monday, July 4, 2011, at around 9:00 pm. The fireworks start at Taylor Avenue and the Bay. The rain date for the fireworks is Tuesday, July 5, 2011. On July 4, the community Concert on the Green will feature jazz music by Howard Isaacson at Veterans Bicentennial Park, located at Engleside and Beach Avenues.

More information about Beach Haven here.

Beachwood, Toms River & River Towns, Wednesday, July 4, 2012:

Beachwood is famous for its fireworks displays in South Jersey. This year they will be staging their extravaganza on July 4, 2012, at 8:00 pm at the Bayside Avenue beachfront. Their fireworks are seen for miles all along the river and the bay. For further information contact 732-286-6000, ext. 200

More information on Beachwood here.

Berkeley Concert & Fireworks, Wednesday, June 27, 2012:

Berkeley celebrates differently, as their big event falls a little before or after the main holiday. On Wednesday, June 27, at 6:00 pm, there’s a concert featuring Big Shot, a Billy Joel Tribute Band, and fireworks after the show.

Find out more about Berkeley and its celebration here.

Brick Township Summerfest & Fireworks, Thursday, July 5, 2012:

Brick will celebrate Summerfest on Thursday, June 30, 2011, with a concert by Separate Ways, The Ultimate Journey Show, at 7:00 pm. The fireworks extravaganza follows at 9:00 pm at Windward Beach Park.

Get more information on the Brick here.

Harvey Cedars Craft Day by the Bay, Saturday, July 7, 2012:

Harvey Cedars opens their 22nd annual craft show on July 7 at Sunset Park on West Salem Avenue on LBI. The show runs from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Admission is free. This year there will be food available from the Barnegat Light First Aid Squad.

Get more information on Harvey Cedars here.

Lakehurst Independence Day Car Show, Parade & Fireworks, Monday, July 4, 2011:

Lakehurst’s fireworks were on Wednesday, July 4, 2012. There will also be a full day of activities in town. The top-rated car show will start at 9:00 am and run till 3:00 pm. There will be a patriotic parade at 11:00 am, and the fireworks will take place at dusk. You can get more info from the borough office @ 732-657-4141.

Get more information on Lakehurst here.

Lakewood Fireworks Extravaganza,  Sunday, July 3, 2011: 2012 Fireworks Information not available yet

Lakewood will hold its fireworks display on Sunday, July 3, 2011, at Lake Carasaljo. The fireworks will start at about 9:15 pm. You can view the fireworks from almost any place along the edge of the lake on North and South Lake Drive.

Get more information on Lakewood here.

Lavallette July 4th Concert & Fireworks, Sunday, July 1, 2012:

Lavalette will hold their annual concert and fireworks on Sunday, July 1, at the Centennial Gardens & Gazebo at Bay Boulevard and Philadelphia Avenue. The concert starts at 7:00 pm, and the fireworks go off at dusk (about 9:00 pm).

For more information on Lavallette, go here.

Manchester Township Independence Day Celebration, Saturday, June 30, 2012:

Manchester will hold its annual Independence Day concert on Saturday, June 30, 2012, beginning at 5:00 pm with Townsquare Media (WOBM). Free shuttle service will be available from the Municipal parking lot, Bowker Field parking lot, and senior villages (main clubhouse). Please call 657-8121, ext. 5102 or 5101 for bus schedule information.

Get more information on Manchester and their celebration here.

Fireworks Photo by John Stringfellow

Pine Beach Independence Day Parade: Date Unknown:

The Pine Beach parade information is not published yet on the town website. There is a notice that they require help getting things organized for the day.

Get more information on Pine Beach here.

Plumsted Township Rockin’ Fireworks Concert, Saturday, June 30, 2012:

Plumstead Township and the New Egypt Elks Lodge will present their 12th annual Rockin’ Fireworks Concert at the New Egypt Athletic Fields at 121 Evergreen Road. The celebration begins at 2:00 in the afternoon, and the fireworks go off at dusk. This event features professional entertainment, artists, and creative people from near and far and food, beverages, games, and other attractions in an open country setting. There will be multiple bands playing all day, carnival rides, crafts, and food vendors. For more information, you can call Al Hutchins at 609-758-3005. One of the events that I attended last year is one of my favorites. There are acres and acres of open land around the athletic fields. There’s lots of room for the kids to play and lots for the family to do.

For more information, see the Elks Lodge site here.

Point Pleasant Beach Fireworks, 2012 Fireworks information not available yet:

Jenkinson’s Boardwalk in Point Pleasant ?? will present ?? fireworks display on the beach at dusk to celebrate Independence Day.

For more information, see Jenskinson’s website.

Seaside Heights July 4 Fireworks, Wednesday, July 4, 2012:

Seaside Heights will stage its fireworks on the oceanfront and boardwalk at 9:30 am. There are fireworks scheduled almost every Wednesday night from June 27 to August 29.

For more information, see the Seaside Heights site.

Tuckerton Borough 4th of July Parade & Fireworks, Wednesday, July 4, 2012:

The Borough of Tuckerton will present their annual 4th of July Parade at 10:00 am, starting at the Village Shops. There will be activities all day long at the Seaport and fireworks at Tip Seaman Park at dusk. Last year there was a Baby Parade, but I do not know if they are continuing that from last year. Tuckerton Seaport will host the Red, Wine, and Blues Festival on Saturday, June 30, from 3 to 8 pm. This year is the 10th year for the festival. Billed as the perfect afternoon of wine tasting from New Jersey’s finest wineries plus live blues music, it also features crafters, vendors, food, boat rides, a traditional pie bake-off contest, and more. With your ticket purchase, you get a complimentary souvenir Seaport wine glass.

For more information, see the Tuckerton website here.

Frenchtown Hunterdon County New Jersey Websites

Derewal: Poison & Treasure

A few steps south of Frenchtown in Kingwood Township is a new nature preserve located on the site of the former DeRewal Chemical Company. The site transformation came about in 1996 when the site was designated a Superfund Cleanup Site.

The story of this site is one of irony that seems too strange to be true. As excavation began to remove the toxic substances on the site, the treasure was found under the poison of corporate irresponsibility and maleficence. This treasure provided concrete evidence of the ancient Lenape history of Frenchtown and Kingwood Township NJ.

Frenchtown NJ Superfund Site Archaeology

Above, is pictured a path in Frenchtown NJ near the Delaware River near the site of our story.

It was quite by accident that Frenchtown and Kingwood Township NJ learned just how old they are. In 1988, the Environmental Protection Agency came to an old chemical company site in Kingwood Township, just one-fifth of a mile beyond the city limits of Frenchtown. They were here to instigate a Superfund Site toxic waste removal project. As part of standard EPA procedures, a cultural resources survey was done to insure that the excavation of the site would not harm any historical or archaeological artifacts.

It was discovered that indeed there was a site in this location near the creeks of substantial importance in New Jersey Archaeology. In 1996, a group of archaeologists and geologists came to Hunterdon County to begin their expedition to unearth this hidden history.

The expedition stretched out over a period of several years and by 1999, over 3,000 artifacts had been found, some dating back to 841 BC or earlier. They included ceramics, stone tools, and food remains. This site is now referred to as the DeRewal Prehistoric Site, named after the DeRewal Chemical Company. The land that is now Frenchtown NJ, Kingwood Township, and Alexandria Township has a history that stretches back over 2,800 years to when the Lenape and their ancestor tribes were making tools, hunting, using pottery, cooking, and living on this land next to the Delaware River.

The artifacts were originally turned over to the State of New Jersey and then passed along to Kingwood Township. This treasure of Lenape archaeology resides now in the offices of the Kingwood Township Building that are located a few miles west of Frenchtown NJ and just north of Baptistown NJ near the intersections of Route 12 and 519 in Hunterdon County.

A report of their findings on the site is available from the Archaeological Society of New Jersey, published in 1999, Bulletin #54, written by Ian Burrow, Donald Thieme, William Liebeknecht, and Joseph Schuldenrein.

Be sure and see our Main Frenchtown NJ Lenni-Lenape Page for information about this proud Native American tribe that loved this land. On that page, you will find links to Lenape/Delaware informational sites to learn more about their religion, creation myth, culture, dress, pow-wows, and history.

New Jersey Websites

Demographics of Frenchtown New Jersey

It was once said that Frenchtown has more artists per square inch than any place on the face of the earth. That’s not literally true, and can never be proven, but that is exactly how it feels.

Other things that make Frenchtown unique is that for a population of under 1,500 people, we have 17 different places to eat, and over 130 businesses packed into one charming small place we call home.

Frenchtown is a community that has never gotten too big, or too developed. It retains its rural character and has an aversion to too much change or too much development. The citizens of Frenchtown are proud of their little town and hope to retain its small and charming nature.
Even with large developments currently in the planning stages, Frenchtown will always be adamant to preserve its heritage and its funky character.

Frenchtown, Hunterdon County New Jersey

Frenchtown is in Hunterdon County in Western New Jersey, in the country halfway between New York City and Philadelphia PA, on the Delaware River across from Bucks County Pennsylvania, located at Longitude -75.06021 and Latitude 40.52652, and about 65 miles West of New York City.

This tiny town in the country had its beginnings in 1741 as a ferry crossing. Frenchtown over the centuries has been called by many different names from Sunbeam NJ, to Calvin’s Ferry to Prevost Ferry to Alexandria New Jersey. The name that stuck however was Frenchtown. This came about when a wealthy Swiss gentleman who everyone thought was French because he spoke French, bought a huge tract of land here in 1794. That man was Paul Henri Mallet.

Frenchtown NJ is also famous for being the home of the wearable art clothing company Bluefish Clothing, that now exist as a much smaller company with another name. Over the years Frenchtown has changed from being an agricultural trading market to being an arts and crafts and antiques community.

Frenchtown Demographics

(All figures from the 2000 United States Federal Census unless otherwise noted)
Land Area:
1.3 square miles
Median Age:
Median Household Income:
Median House Value:
Frenchtown NJ Artist Per Square Inch [APSI quotient]:
47*(otherwise noted!!!)

New Jersey Websites

2012 North Jersey Fireworks . Parades Archive

Today we’re updating our North Jersey Fireworks Guide for 2012. We’ll be adding more to the listings constantly from now until the 4th of July. This is one of our most popular features and we work all year getting ready for this big day.
We travel to fireworks displays all over the state and we’ve included some of our favorite photographs from our travels. We hope you enjoy them. If you have any that you’d like to share, let us know and we’ll post yours too. If you want to help us, please leave a comment below. We would love to hear your tips about fireworks and celebrations in your neck of the woods. If you have a question about a July 4th event, just ask it below. If we don’t know the answer, we’ll try and find out for you. Thanks for dropping by and have a Happy Fourth.

Also See our Easy to Read New Jersey Fireworks Calendar

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Bergen County NJ Fireworks and 4th of July Celebrations:

Hasbrouck Heights NJ Fireworks & Parade::
Fireworks: Monday, July 2, & Children’s Parade, Wednesday, July 4:The Hasbrouck Heights Lions Club present the 28th annual fireworks display at Depken Field on Monday, July 2 at sundown. Depken Field is located @ Route 17 & Franklin Avenue. The Children’s Parade is scheduled for 9:30 on Wednesday morning, July 4 at Woodland Park. There will be prizes for the most patriotic and the most creative entries.
See more info on the Gazette newspaper site for this month.
Also see some photos and movies from previous years here.

New Jersey Fireworks, © 2011 & John Stringfellow

Ridgewood NJ Fireworks & Fourth of July Celebration
Wednesday, July 4, 2012: This is one of our favorite fireworks displays in the entire state. It is a great little show put on by a warm and open community! The Fire Department is one of the main reasons that this celebration is so successful here. They show up with a giant rig and display one of the largest American Flags that I’ve ever seen. It must measure at least 50 feet tall. Ridgewood New Jersey is celebrating the 102nd anniversary of their July 4th festival and the theme this year is Born in New Jersey. The day begins at 9:00 AM with a flag raising, the singing of the Star Spangled Banner. At 10:00 there will be an Independence Day Parade featuring local rescue and emergency squads, antique cars, bands, The Orpheus Men’s Chorus of Ridgewood, the New York Scottish Pipes, the New Jersey Tea Party Coalition, Ridgewood Choral and the Heard’s Brigade of the New Jersey Militia. Later that day, at 6:30 the gates open at Veteran’s Field for performances by the Illumination Twirlers, The Manhattan Dolls and the Fallin’ Angels Skydivers. The festivities are introduced by mayor Killion. The grand finale is the fireworks show put on by Fireworks Extravaganza. The fireworks go off after the gates are closed at 9:00 PM. [Ridgewood-Bergen County-North Jersey]
Go to the Ridgewood July 4th Website for more information.

Essex County NJ Fireworks and 4th of July Celebrations:

Branch Brook Park Concert with the NJ Symphony Orchestra & Fireworks
Friday, June 29, 2012: The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra will present a concert at Branch Book Park in Newark at 7:30 on Friday, June 28th, 2012. The concert and fireworks are sponsored by the Essex County Parks Department. The fireworks will go off at sundown.
The New Jersey Symphony will present a program of music featuring music from E.T., The Carousel Waltz, H. M. Sk. Pinafore and patriotic standards. There will also be a salute to the Armed Forces. A trio of vocalists from Opera New Jersey will join the symphony. The festivities will begin at 6:00 with a program for kids that will allow them to play child sized instruments and performances by students from the Newark area.
Find out more on
Brookdale Park Concert & Fireworks
Monday, July 2, 2012: Part of the Essex County Free Summer Concert Series, this free concert with fireworks will take place on Monday, July 2, 2012 at Brookdale Park in Bloomfield/Montclair. The concert featuring the Duprees and the Glen Miller Orchestra starts at 7:30 and the fireworks will be staged at sundown.
Find out more on

Hudson County NJ Fireworks and 4th of July Celebrations:

Macy’s Fourth of July NY & NJ Fireworks
July 4, 2012: The biggest fireworks show in America is back on the Jersey side again for 2012. That makes the New Jersey communities of Weehawken and Hoboken very happy indeed. They will both be great spots to view Macy’s 4th of July fireworks spectacular. The staging area for the fireworks is directly across from Weehawken and in front of the Intrepid. The entire show is staged on barges that will be anchored from 24th Street to 50th Street in Manhattan.
To get more information, see our Fireworks Press Release from Macy’s Here.

Morris County NJ Fireworks and 4th of July Celebrations:

Dover NJ Fireworks & Concert:
Tuesday, July 3, 2012: Dover celebrates Independence Day with a fireworks display and a concert sponsored the town of Dover. The festivities will take place on Tuesday at Hamilton Field on Highway 46 East at the Dover Elementary School campus. The concert will begin at 6:00 PM. Refreshments will be supplied by local non-profit and sports groups. Tickets are $3.00 each [$1.00 each for senior citizens] at the gate. All proceeds will go towards paying for the fireworks next year. The display is staged by D&M Fireworks. The rain date for the fireworks is Friday, July 6, 2012.
For more information on Dover’s Fireworks see the Town of Dover Website
Florham Park NJ Fireworks & 4th of July Celebrations
Wednesday, July 4, 2012: Florham Park has been throwing a party for the 4th of July for over 50 years and it seems that everything is lined up for a repeat celebration this year. Here’s their extensive schedule of events for the day as it was listed last year:
9:00 AM Flag Raising Ceremony at Firehouse #1 on Brooklake Road
9:30 AM Parade begins (Rain or Shine) at Ridgedale Ave. and Brooklake Road Road
10:30–3:00 PM Family Picnic at the Borough Hall Lawn—Featuring Rides and Games Like:

  • 5-in-1 Patriotic Combo
  • Patriotic Thunder Obstacle Course
  • Velcro Wall
  • Rolling Thunder Water Slide
  • Medieval Joust
  • Tidal Dual Lane Water Slide
  • Giant Dual Lane Slide

11:45 AM Presentation of Parade Trophies by Mayor Eveland
12 PM–3:00 PM Social Garden (must be over 21 to enter, mug purchase (required to enter).

  • $6.00 mug purchase required to enter.
  • Music provided by a Mexican Mariachi Band and DJ Scott

9:00 PM Fireworks begin. Refreshments Available.

  • Hamburgers
  • Hot Dogs
  • Soda/ Water
  • Beer (certain restrictions apply)

Pizza, Popcorn, Cotton Candy, Ice Cream & Italian Ice are available as cash sales.
For more information on Florham Park’s Fourth see their website. It is one of the best 4th of July websites in the whole state. It is full of information and it includes a great collection of photos. Florham Park is east of Morristown near exit 37 on I 287.
See this great NJ community event website here.
Mountain Lakes NJ Fireworks:
Wednesday, July 4, 2012 The fireworks in Mountain Lake New Jersey are staged over Mountain Lake. This year they will be shot from a barge in the middle of the lake so that there will be more room for people to watch the fireworks. The fireworks are free but the town is asking for donations to help pay for them.
Get more information on Mountain Lakes New Jersey here.
Parsippany NJ Fireworks
Wednesday, July 4, 2012 Parsippany Mayor James R. Barberio invites you to attend the Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills 4th of July Fireworks on Wednesday, July the 4th, 2012. The music for the festivities starts at 7:00. The fireworks go off at dark. The rain date is Thursday, July 5th, 2012. [Parsippany-Morris County-North Jersey]
Get more information on Parsippany New Jersey and the Independence Day Celebration here.
Randolph New Jersey Freedom Festival:
2012 Freedom Festival: Thursday, Friday, Saturday, June 28 – 30, 2012 Randolph holds one of New Jersey’s biggest celebrations of the 4th. The festivities go on for three whole days. This year they begin on Thursday and continues through Saturday with the grand finale being the fireworks on Saturday night. [Randolph-Morris County-North Jersey]

  • Day 1: Freedom Fair is a carnival that features rides, games, crafts and food. Visitors can ride all the rides as many times as they want for $20.00. The fair is open from 7:00 to 11:00 PM.
  • Day 2: Freedom Fair is a carnival that features rides, games, crafts and food. The carnival and fair is open from 2:00 to 11:00 PM.
  • Day 3: Parade Day: The parade kicks off at noon at Dover Chester Avenue in front of Mt. Fern Church. It features bands, pipe and drum corps, bands, antique cars, horses and floats.

Freedom Fair is a carnival that features rides, games, crafts and food. The carnival and fair is open from 2:00 to 11:00 PM. This is the last day of the fair.
The Freedom Festival Fireworks Display begins at 9:45 and the promoters call it the best show in Morris County [and it does have quite a few competitors for that title] The event features paid parking which helps defer the cost of the fireworks. Parking is plentiful and inexpensive. There will be a DJ from 6:00 to 11:00. The rain date for the Randolph fireworks display is Sunday, July 1, 2012. [Randolph-Morris County-North Jersey]
Find out more about the celebration in Randolph and about the community.
Washington Township, NJ Fireworks Festival —- (not a July 4th event):
Saturday, August 25, 2012: Washington Township does not stage their fireworks on the 4th. In years past the extravaganza was scheduled just before the holiday. Recently the township moved the event to late August. The Washington Township Community Events Organization or the WTCEO will present the Kevin M. Walsh Fireworks Festival and Long Valley Parade on Saturday, August 27th, 2011 at the Long Valley Middle School. The parade starts at 4:00PM and the fireworks festival goes from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. The festival features live music, clowns, food and beer.
Music will be provided by the School of Rock performing at 5:00 and Scott Monetti and the Waffle Band at 7:30. Children can enjoy bounce houses, Fantastic Faces, Sprinkles the Clown and Gonzo. Food will be provided by local restaurants like Valley Restaurant and Long Valley Pizza Deli and Bagels. The Washington Township Fire Department will also be on hand to serve food and beer in the beer garden. Visitors are invited to bring lawn chairs and blankets. This is one of the Don’t Miss Events of the year in Long Valley. [Washington Township-Morris County-North Jersey]
WTCEO Fireworks Festival
Time: 5:00pm – 11:00pm
Location: Long Valley Middle School
Get more information on the event here.

Passaic County NJ Fireworks and 4th of July Celebrations:

Paterson NJ Fireworks Display:
Saturday, June 30, 2012 (Info Updated on June 29, 2012) Paterson will be hosting a viewing party with bands and entertainment on Saturday, June 30th, 2012 from 3:00 to 10:00 pm. A poster from Center City Mall notes that the celebration will feature cartoon characters for the kids, balloon artists, cotton candy, face painting, stilt walkers and more. The address is noted as 301 Main Street. [Paterson-Passaic County-North Jersey]
Get more info from the Downtown Paterson website here.

Sussex County NJ Fireworks and 4th of July Celebrations:

Vernon NJ Fireworks:
Saturday, July 7, 2012 The Vernon Township Fire Department & the Highland Lakes Fire Department are sponsoring their annual fundraising fireworks display on July 7, 2012. The gates open at 5:30 PM. The fireworks will be staged on the fields between Lounsberry Hollow Middle School and Rolling Hills Primary School. This is a great event for the whole family that supports the local fire departments. The cost of admission if $15.00 per immediate family or a carload of 4 people. There is free parking available for the show. The rain date is yet to be determined.
Get more information on the Vernon Fireworks here.
Crystal Springs Resort 4th of July Celebrations:
Saturday, June 30, 2012 Concert, Picnic and Fireworks Crystal Springs has a full weekend of festivities planned for their resort guests and homeowners. It all starts with a New Orleans inspired 4th of July Festival that features live music by Ted Hefko’s New Orleans Jazz Band, a picnic menu with pulled pork, fried chicken, hamburgers, hotdogs, sangria and lemonade, horse and carriage rides, pie and hot dog eating contests, and a fireworks display at 8:30. Admission is $55.00.
Sunday, July 1, 2012: BBQ the resort will have a Chef’s Garden Barbeque with barbeque, brick oven pizza, micro brewed beers and sangria. There will be 2 seatings and live entertainment by the John Moultrie Duo. Admission is $45.00.
Find out more at Crystal Springs Resort

Warren County NJ Fireworks and 4th of July Celebrations:

Blairstown Fourth of July Celebration: Monday:
Wednesday, July 4, 2012 Blairstown celebrates the 4th of July with an old fashioned Spirit of Americana Celebration at Footbridge Park. The festival will feature a craft and vendor show with exhibits by local craftsmen and craftswomen, vendors, local businesses, and non-profit organizations. There will be lots of activities for the whole family including: sack races, a watermelon seed spitting contest, brass band performances, a frog jumping contest, and old fashioned pie eating contests. Highlights for the day include the Warren County Bake Off, the Patriotic Dog Competition and the Miss Liberty Belle Pageant for girls between the ages of 14 to 18.
Get more information at the Blairstown 4th Website.

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Today is National Macaroon Day!

Today, May 31, 2015 is National Macaroon Day! To celebrate the

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Today is Mint Julep Day!

Today, May 30, 2015, is Mint Julep Day! Today is a day to join together for a glass of the classic drink that is a Kentucky Derby tradition.
The Old Bay Restaurant located in New Brunswick, New Jersey, is a great place to get Mint Julep as well as many other drinks from their full bar. They also have multiple festivals, events, and specials with tons of food. They also have live entertainment after 10:00 pm. Their dinner hours are Monday – Thursday from 5:00 pm to 9:30 pm, Friday and Saturday from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm, and they are closed Sundays. The bar hours are Monday – Saturday 4:00 pm to 2:00 am. On Sundays, the bar is open from 8:00 pm to 2:00 am but only from April to October. If you have any questions, call 732-246-3111.

At The Phoenix Bar and Grill  in Hoboken, New Jersey, the Classic Mint Julep is one of their signature cocktails. Not only do they have the finest beer and cocktails they also have a delicious grill menu. They open at 11:00 am and if you have any questions, call 1-201-216-0888.

Cadillac Cantina located in Hoboken, New Jersey, has Honey Mint Julep as one of the specialty cocktails as well as many other options from the bar. They are open Monday –  Wednesday from 3:00 pm – 2:00 am, Thursday –  Friday from 11:00 am – 3:00 am and Saturday – Sunday 10:00 am – 3:00 am. If you have any questions, call 201-420-7070.

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Today is World MS Day!

Today, Wednesday, May 27, 2015 is Multiple Sclerosis Day. This day was created to celebrate and raise awareness for people with MS.
The New Jersey Metro Chapter works to improve the quality of life for people affected by MS living in New Jersey and raise funds for MS research. To help people affected by MS you could participate, donate, or volunteer in events such as the Muck Fest MS in West Orange, NJ on June 13.
Join the 2015 Bike MS: Barrels & Brews ride on September 13 to support programs, services and national research to stop, restore and end MS. This event will be held at Unionville Vineyards in Ringoes, NJ. Registration is at 7:30 am and the ride starts at 8:30 am.

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Today is Memorial Day!

May 25 – Memorial day is celebrated to remember all the people who died while serving in the U.S. Military. To celebrate, go to one of the many parades in New Jersey.

Celebrate Memorial Day by attending the Haddonfield Memorial Day Parade and Breakfast. Breakfast starts at 7 am and runs until 9 am at the Haddonfield American Legion. The parade starts at 10 am at Kings Highway and Chestnut Street. After the parade, there is a memorial service in front of Haddonfield Memorial High School that honors the fallen in service of our country. Haddonfield Memorial Day Breakfast & Parade

The annual Hanover Township parade will take place on May 25. Before the parade, there will be a commemorative ceremony at the municipal building at 8:30 am. The parade begins at 9:30 am at Whippany Road and Fairchild Place. After the parade, there will be another ceremony in honor of all those who lost their lives defending our country. Hanover Township Memorial Day 

To honor our veterans Bloomingdale will celebrate Memorial Day with a parade on Monday, May 25. The parade starts at 9 am in Bloomingdale and continues on to Butler. Children can decorate their bicycles and enter the parade as long as they are accompanied by their parents. Bloomingdale Memorial Day Parade 

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Today is the Indianapolis 500!

May 24 – Today is the Indianapolis 500! Although there isn’t indy racing in New Jersey anymore, there are plenty of other racetracks.

At the Island Dragway in Great Meadows, NJ they have drag racing every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from March to November. Call for more information about racing hours at 908-637-6060.

The New Egypt Speedway located in New Egypt, NJ is a half-mile oval race track. Every Saturday night from April to October about 150 race cars compete. For more information call 609-758-1900.

Located in Bridgeport, NJ the Bridgeport Speedway offers micro sprints, demolition derbies, outlaw stocks, and much more. It is known as “The Fastest Dirt Track in the East.” Call for schedule information at 856-467-4408.

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