Summer Fireworks Guide

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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 let us know which ones wow your fam the most.

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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 is playing home.
Skylands Stadium, 94 Championship Place, Augusta, NJ 07822
Cost: Included in game admission

New Jersey Jackals Post-Game Fireworks
Every Saturday 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.
Yogi Berra Stadium, 1 Hall Drive, Little Falls, NJ 07424
Cost: Included in Jackals Tickets

Passaic County Fair (check for updates)
August 12 – 15 

The annual Passaic County Fair is a fave stop for families each summer. Details for 2021 are still being arranged.
Garret Mountain Reservation, 8 Mountain Ave., Woodland Park, NJ 07427
Cost: free, parking $5 per car

Assumption Festival
August 14

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, organizers say the gigantic fireworks display is one of the best in New Jersey. Raindate August 21.
Arbolino Park – Allen St, Netcong, NJ 07857
Cost: Details to come

Canal Day Music & Craft Festival
August 21, 10 AM-5 PM, fireworks at dusk

Teach the fam some NJ history at this summer festival before taking in a gorgeous fireworks display over the water. 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. Learn about local wildlife, experience the art of blacksmithing, visit a civil war encampment, or lay back and enjoy listening to some of New Jersey’s best musical performers.
Hugh Force Park, 180 W. Central Ave., Wharton, NJ 07885
Cost: Free, parking $5

Fireworks in Central NJ

Wednesday Night Fireworks at Seaside Heights
Every Wednesday at 9:30 PM July 7 – August 25

Head over 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
Cost: Free

Thursday Night Fireworks at Jenkinson’s
Every Thursday at dark

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
Cost: Free

Somerset Patriots Post-Game Fireworks
July 6, 10, 23, August 7, 13, 28, September 10

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.
TD Bank Ballpark, 1 Patriots Park, Bridgewater, NJ 08807
Cost: Included in Patriot Tickets

Bellworks Fireworks
July 7 at 9:20 PM
Bring your own chair and enjoy the fireworks display in the Bell Works parking lots. Park in Lots 1 + 2, and travel over to Lots 3 + 4 to enjoy the fireworks, planned for 9:20 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 8. 101 Crawfords Corner Road, Holmdel, NJ 07733
Cost: Free

Brick Summerfest 2021
July 8, 15, 22
Come out to watch SuperTransAM (70’s and 80’s arena rock), The Amish Outlaws (Pop/Rock), or The Nerds (Pop/Rock), all culminating in a display of dazzling fireworks. Check out the beer and wine garden, and kids will love the Car Show. An adult must accompany all children 17 years old or under.
265 Princeton Ave., Brick, NJ 08724
Cost: Free

BlueClaws Post-Game Fireworks
July 9, 30, August 4, 6, 18, 20, September 10 and 11

A baseball game with the family is a fantastic way to spend your Friday or Saturday. It’s easy, it’s entertaining, and an excellent time for the kids. Chow down on some 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 off the evening.
FirstEnergy Park, 2 Stadium Way, Lakewood, NJ 08701
Cost: Included in BlueClaws Tickets

Freehold Township Day
July 10, 4 PM-11 PM

Head to this festival in the park with merchandise and food vendors, and live music. There will be kids rides and a teen center, with fireworks going off at 9 PM.
Michael J. Tighe Park – 65 Georgia Road, NJ 07728
Cost: Free

Middlesex County Fair
August 2-8, fireworks opening night August 2

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.
Middlesex County Fairgrounds, 655 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick, NJ 08816
Cost: Adults $7, $1 kids 3 – 12, free for children under 2

Ocean Township Italian-American Festival
August 11-15 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. This is the 45th anniversary too. Details of the fireworks are not out yet.
Joe Palaia Park, 200 Whalepond Rd., Oakhurst, NJ 07755
Cost: Free

Hillsborough Rotary Fair Fireworks
August 17-21, fireworks August 20

The Annual Hillsborough Rotary Fair is back with fun for the whole family. Visit vendors, play games, grab some grub, and stick around for the fireworks on August 20.
Hillsborough Promenade – 315 Route 206, Hillsborough Township, NJ 08844
Cost: Free

Hunterdon County 4H and Agricultural Fair Fireworks
August 25-29

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.
Hunterdon County Fairgrounds, 1207 Route 179, Lambertville, NJ 08530
Cost: free, parking $10

Berkeley Township Community Pride Day
September 11, 12
Veterans Park in Bayville is at it again with Community Pride Day. Before the fireworks show at night, enjoy this all-day event with rides and inflatables for the kids, games, and prizes. Then wind down the day with live music before the sky lights up in color.
Veterans Park – 489 Forest Hills Parkway, Bayville, NJ 08721
Cost: Free

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
Cost: Free

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
Cost: Free

Vineland Annual National Night Out
August 3, fireworks at 9 PM
Vineland’s Night Out celebration has activities, food and drinks, a helicopter display, and fireworks to finish things off.
Vineland High School, 2880 East Chestnut Avenue, Vineland, NJ 08361
Cost: free

Salem County Fair Fireworks
August 3-6

This old-fashioned country fair typically features livestock shows, events, and a large farm machinery display.  Kids will love the tractor and truck pulls too. Details are still coming together for the 2021 event, so check the link frequently for updates.
Salem County Fairgrounds – 735 Rt. 40, Woodstown, NJ 08098
Cost: free, parking $10 per vehicle for the week

Wildwood Crest Seafarers’ Celebration
September 25, 9 AM-8:30 PM, Fireworks at 8 PM

This huge bayfront street festival capping off the summer is shore to please, with live music, craft vendors, lots of 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
Cost: Free

Canceled Fireworks for 2021

Where do you love to see summer fireworks in NJ? We would love to know about your favorite spots.

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Erika is a yogi, writer, coffee enthusiast, and world traveler. If she's not at the beach or chasing the sunset, she's looking for the best iced coffee she can find and planning her next adventure. Her favorite NJ spots include The Saint, Island Heights, and Lava Java House.

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