Summer Fireworks: Where To See Them Through Labor Day


Who says fireworks are only for the 4th of July? We know your family loves ’em, so we’ve rounded up fireworks in New Jersey to enjoy the pops, sparkles, and booms from now to the end of summer. You can see the illuminating sky shows at beaches, festivals, and even baseball games around the state. Scroll down to find one near you, and get ready to be wowed. And if you want more summer fun, check out everything on our NJMOM Summer Bucket List. (featured photo credit: iStock/nd3000)

Catch these fireworks in New Jersey all summer long

North New Jersey

Sussex County Miners Post Game Fireworks
Fireworks after every Saturday home game

You’ll be striking out if you take the family to a Miners game and miss out on the fireworks. This is the biggest fireworks show in Sussex County and happens every Sat the team plays home.
Cost: Included in game admission
Skylands Stadium, 94 Championship Place, Augusta, NJ 07822

New Jersey Jackals Post-Game Fireworks
Every Saturday home game in the summer 

Here’s another chance to take the fam out to a ballgame and catch some fireworks for a big finish. Head to a New Jersey Jackals game and watch the sizzle in the sky after the players are done lighting up the field.
Cost: Included in Jackals Tickets
Hinchcliffe Stadium, Paterson, NJ 07522

Lebanon Township Fire Department 2nd Annual Fireman’s Festival
July 20 – 23
Enjoy live music, food trucks, a beer garden, carnival rides, games, and fireworks. Hands will be stamped for re-entry.
Cost: Tickets are $20 per person for entry; children 10 and under are free
Lebanon Township Memorial Park, 67 Bunnvale Road, Califon, NJ 07830

Passaic County Fair 
August 10-13

The annual Passaic County Fair is a fave stop for families each summer. There will be fireworks on three out of the four nights.
Cost: Free, parking $5 per car.
Garret Mountain Reservation, 8 Mountain Ave., Woodland Park, NJ 07427

Feast of Assumption Festival 
August 12

This family festival features a night of fun with food, drinks, music, rides, games, and a fireworks show to remember. In addition to the fest’s delicious food, the gigantic fireworks display is one of the best in New Jersey. 
Cost: Details to come
Arbolino Park – Allen St, Netcong, NJ 07857

Canal Day Music & Craft Festival
August 19 

Teach the fam some history at this summer festival in NJ—take a guided walking tour of the Morris Canal, travel down the waterway on a free boat ride, or prove your prowess by paddling a kayak. Enjoy listening to some of New Jersey’s best musical performers and watch the gorgeous fireworks display over the water.
Cost: Free
Hugh Force Canal Park, 180 West Central Avenue, Wharton, NJ 07885

Central New Jersey

Wednesday Night Fireworks at Seaside Heights
Every Wednesday until August 30

Head to the boards to hop on the rides, pop into the arcades, indulge in ice cream, and win prizes with your kiddos. When the sun sets, find your favorite spot on the boardwalk to enjoy fireworks at 9:30 PM.
Cost: Free
Seaside Heights Boardwalk, Seaside Heights, NJ 08751

Thursday Night Fireworks at Jenkinson’s
Every Thursday at dark until late August

This dazzling display at Jenkinson’s Boardwalk in Point Pleasant is a local tradition—catch the fireworks show on the beach every Thursday night. Before the show, stop by the aquarium or hit up everything else this fave boardwalk has to offer, then take a seat on the sand for the colorful display starting at dark.
Cost: Free
Jenkinson’s Boardwalk, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742

Brick Summerfest 2023
July 6, 13, 20, 27
Check out the bands and fireworks of this popular festival, with SuperTransAM, The Amish Outlaws, Jessie’s Girl Back To The 80s Show, and Garden State Radio. All events are free to attend and take place at Windward Beach Park. An adult must accompany all children 17 years old or under.
Cost: Free 
265 Princeton Ave., Brick, NJ 08724

Somerset Patriots Post-Game Fireworks
Select dates until September 9

A bit further north, this is another chance to enjoy a ball game with the fam and cap off the night with a colorful show in the sky. Cheer on the Somerset Patriots as the sun goes down, and watch the fireworks light up over the stadium.
Cost: Included in Patriot Tickets
TD Bank Ballpark, 1 Patriots Park, Bridgewater, NJ 08807

Jersey Shore BlueClaws Post-Game Fireworks
July 7, 28, August 4, 5, 18, September 1

Chow down on crab fries or a ballpark dog while you cheer on the BlueClaws. Then, at the end of these select games, sit back and relax with a big, bright fireworks show to finish the evening.
Cost: Included in BlueClaws Tickets
Shoretown Park, 2 Stadium Way, Lakewood, NJ 08701

Freehold Township Day
July 8 

Bring the whole fam to this concert and festival in the park with merchandise and food vendors. Kids can enjoy the rides, teens can hang in the specially designated Teen Center, and everyone can check out the car show. Don’t miss the fireworks at 9 PM.
Cost: Free
Michael J. Tighe Park, 65 Georgia Road, Freehold, NJ 07728

Middlesex County Fair
August 7-13, fireworks opening night August 7 and August 13

The Middlesex County Fair is a popular stop for summer family fun, where you can explore the county’s rich agricultural heritage, learn a new craft, watch a chainsaw artist, sample some fair food, and have fun on the rides. Head there the first night for fireworks and then go back for more family fun.
Cost: check back for updates
Middlesex County Fairgrounds, 655 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick, NJ 08816

Ocean Township Italian-American Festival
August 9-13 

The annual Ocean Township Italian-American Festival celebrates all things Italian heritage and culture. Mangia on yummy authentic Italian food, and check out the carnival rides, raffles, food-eating contests, and more. Check the website for more info on the fireworks.
Cost: Free
Joe Palaia Park, 200 Whalepond Rd., Oakhurst, NJ 07755

Hillsborough Rotary Fair 
August 15-19

The Annual Hillsborough Rotary Fair is back with fun for the whole family. Visit vendors, play games, and stick around on Friday night for the fireworks.
Cost: Free
Hillsborough Promenade – 315 Route 206, Hillsborough Township, NJ 08844

Hunterdon County 4H and Agricultural Fair 
August 23-27

This family-friendly event celebrates Hunterdon County’s rich agricultural landscape. You and your crew can check out the 4-H county fair farm activities, live music, fun games, thrilling carnival rides, delicious food, and the always popular fireworks extravaganza.
Cost: Free, parking $15
Hunterdon County Fairgrounds, 1207 Route 179, Lambertville, NJ 08530

Long Branch Jazz & Blues Festival
August 26
Enjoy jazz and blues by the shore and end the night with colorful fireworks.
Cost: Free
Promenade, Long Branch, NJ 07740

South New Jersey

Friday Night Fireworks in Wildwood
Every Friday at 10 PM

Is there a better way to end a fun-filled week of summer in Wildwood than with free fireworks? Watch a spectacular display exploding to a musical score played along the Boardwalk every Friday night. Grab a beach chair to relax on the sand, or you can see them from anywhere on the boardwalk. Rain dates are every Sunday at 10 PM.
Cost: Free
Wildwood Boardwalk, On the Beach at Pine Avenue, Wildwood, NJ 08260

Tropicana’s Free Fireworks Series
Every Saturday until September 3

This dazzling 10-minute show is part of Tropicana’s Summer Celebration Fireworks Series. The performances are displayed from the beachfront and include intricately designed scenes and vivid effects.
Cost: Free
Tropicana Atlantic City, 2831 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ 08401

Cumberland County Fair
July 4-8
It’s New Jersey’s oldest county fair. Enjoy amusement rides, games, Demolition Derby, livestock exhibits, pie-eating contests, and a fireworks display on July 4. 
Cost: $5 and 5 and under and 65 and older are free
3001 Carmel Road, Millville, New Jersey 08332 

Water Carnival
July 8 at 5 PM

Get ready to have a fun night with vendors, a Kids Zone, Hula Dancers by Paradise Island, and a Water Stunt Show. There will also be a fireworks show.
Cost: Free
Mirror Lake Beach, 141 Clubhouse Road, Browns Mills, NJ 08015

New Jersey Lottery Festival of Ballooning
July 28-30

See the beautiful balloons take flight along with other events such as the Running with the Balloons 5K, jugglers, magicians, and performances from Everclear, KC and The Sunshine Band, and Fitz and The Tantrums. At night, make sure you catch the fantastic fireworks.
Cost: Adult tickets are $32 as an early bird saver, children (4-12) are $12 as an early bird saver, there are added costs for the concerts, etc.
Solberg Airport, 39 Thor-Solberg Road, Whitehouse Station, NJ 08889

Wildwood Crest Seafarers’ Celebration
September 23 
This huge bayfront street festival will cap off the summer with live music, craft vendors, food, family entertainment, children’s activities, and more. Fireworks go off at 9 PM.
Cost: Free
Centennial Park & Sunset Lake, New Jersey Avenue between Rambler Road & Miami Avenue, Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260

Where do you love to see summer fireworks in NJ? 

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