Who says fireworks are only for the 4th of July? We know your family loves ’em, so we’ve rounded up some New Jersey fireworks shows 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. (featured photo credit: iStock/nd3000)
Catch these fireworks displays all summer long around New Jersey
Fireworks in North NJ
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
Yogi Berra Stadium, 1 Hall Drive, Little Falls, NJ 07424
Passaic County Fair
The annual Passaic County Fair is a fave stop for families each summer. There will be fireworks 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
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. Raindate August 21.
Cost: Details to come
Arbolino Park – Allen St, Netcong, NJ 07857
Canal Day Music & Craft Festival
August 20 at 10 AM
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.
Hugh Force Canal Park, 180 West Central Avenue, Wharton, NJ 07885
Fireworks in Central NJ
Wednesday Night Fireworks at Seaside Heights
Every Wednesday at 9:30 PM July 6 – August 24
Head to the boards to hop on the rides, pop into the arcades, indulge in some 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.
Seaside Heights Boardwalk, Seaside Heights, NJ 08751
Thursday Night Fireworks at Jenkinson’s
Every Thursday at dark until August 25
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.
Jenkinson’s Boardwalk, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742
July 6 at 9 PM
Bring a chair and enjoy the fireworks display in the Bell Works parking lots. Park in Lots 1 + 2, and travel to Lots 3 + 4 to enjoy the fireworks, planned for 9:15 PM. The Block is open – come inside to cool down and enjoy food options, entertainment for everyone, and restrooms. Bring your chairs, and the rain date is July 7.
101 Crawfords Corner Road, Holmdel, NJ 07733
Brick Summerfest 2022
July 7, 14, 21
Check out the bands and fireworks of this popular festival, with SuperTransAM, The Benjamins, and Jessie’s Girl. All events are free to attend and take place at Windward Beach Park. An adult must accompany all children 17 years old or under.
265 Princeton Ave., Brick, NJ 08724
Somerset Patriots Post-Game Fireworks
July 8, 9, 22, 23, August 4, 6, 13, 24, 27, September 17
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
BlueClaws Post-Game Fireworks
July 8, 22, August 5, 19, 26, September 9
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
FirstEnergy Park, 2 Stadium Way, Lakewood, NJ 08701
Freehold Township Day
July 9 from 4 PM-11 PM
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.
Michael J. Tighe Park, 65 Georgia Road, Freehold, NJ 07728
Middlesex County Fair
August 2-8, fireworks opening night August 1 (rain date August 2) and August 7
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 pro-wrestlers or ax-throwers, 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 10-14 from 5 PM-11 PM
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.
Joe Palaia Park, 200 Whalepond Rd., Oakhurst, NJ 07755
Hillsborough Rotary Fair
August 16-20, fireworks information coming soon
The Annual Hillsborough Rotary Fair is back with fun for the whole family. Visit vendors, play games, and stick around at night for the fireworks.
Hillsborough Promenade – 315 Route 206, Hillsborough Township, NJ 08844
Hunterdon County 4H and Agricultural Fair
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 along with living music, fun games, thrilling carnival rides, delicious food, and the always popular fireworks extravaganza on Friday night.
Cost: Free, parking $15
Hunterdon County Fairgrounds, 1207 Route 179, Lambertville, NJ 08530
Long Branch Jazz & Blues Festival
August 27 at 1 PM, fireworks at 9 PM
Enjoy jazz and blues by the shore and end the night with colorful fireworks.
Promenade, Long Branch, NJ 07740
Fireworks in South NJ
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? Every Friday night, watch a spectacular display exploding to a musical score played along the Boardwalk and simulcast on 98.7 The Coast. 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.
Wildwood Boardwalk, On the Beach at Pine Avenue, Wildwood, NJ 08260
Tropicana’s Free Fireworks Series
Every Saturday at 10 PM until September
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.
Tropicana Atlantic City, 2831 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Cumberland County Fair
It’s New Jersey’s oldest county fair. Enjoy amusement rides, games, Demolition Derby, livestock exhibit, pie-eating contest, and fireworks.
Cost: $5 and 5 and under and 65 and older are free
3001 Carmel Road, Millville, New Jersey 08332
July 9 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.
Mirror Lake Beach, 141 Clubhouse Road, Browns Mills, NJ 08015
New Jersey Lottery Festival of Ballooning
See the beautiful balloons take flight along with other events such as the Running with the Balloons 5K, “The Bullet” human cannonball, and performances from Laurie Berkner Band, Kansas, and Collective Soul. 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 24 at 9 AM
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 dusk.
Centennial Park & Sunset Lake, New Jersey Avenue between Rambler Road & Miami Avenue, Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260