Who says fireworks are limited to the 4th of July? Enjoy these 25+ New Jersey Fireworks Shows from now until the end of summer. These fireworks are on display at NJ beaches, NJ festivals, and even baseball games! Participate in all different kinds of activities, hear some live music, and then kick back with your little ones and watch some cool fireworks.
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2018 New Jersey Summer Fireworks Shows:
1. Wednesday Night Fireworks at Seaside Heights
Every Wednesday night at 9:30PM until August 29, 2018. Rain dates on Fridays.
Find your favorite spot on the boardwalk to enjoy fireworks at 9:30PM. Head over to the boards early to enjoy the rides, hang out in the arcades, indulge in some ice cream, and win prizes.
Seaside Heights Boardwalk
Seaside Heights, NJ
2. Thursday Night Fireworks at Jenkinsons
Every Thursday at dusk until August 30, 2018
At Jenkinson’s Boardwalk in Point Pleasant, enjoy a fireworks show on the beach every Thursday night, the town’s most popular tradition.
300 Ocean Ave
Pt. Pleasant Beach, NJ
3. Friday Night Fireworks in Wildwood
Every Friday night at 10PM
What better way to end a fun-filled week of summer fun in the Wildwoods than with free fireworks? Every Friday night, watch a spectacular nighttime display of fireworks exploding to a musical score that is played all along the Boardwalk and is simulcast on 98.7 The Coast. Grab a beach chair or find any spot on the boardwalk for this awesome display, you can see them from anywhere on the boardwalk.
On the Beach at Pine Avenue, Wildwood, NJ
4. Tropicana’s Free Fireworks Series
Every Saturday at 10PM until September 8th, 2018
This dazzling 10-minute show is part of Tropicana’s Free Summer Fireworks Series. The shows are displayed from the beachfront, and include intricately designed scenes and vivid effects including Grucci high aerials and grand illuminations. This is a fireworks show your family will absolutely remember!
2831 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ
5. Saturday Night Lights Party
Every Saturday at dusk until September 2, 2018
Your little ones will look forward to hair braiding, face-painting, and giant lawn games. Food and drink specials and fireworks at dusk will keep your crew happy.
Mountain Creek: The Great Lawn, in the Waterpark Biergarten
123 Route 94, Vernon, NJ
Cost: Free, $10 general parking, must have Waterpark admission to enter the Waterpark.
6. Lambertville First Friday Night Fireworks
Friday, August 3 and September 7, 2018 at 9:30PM
The “First Fridays” program features special promotions and events from dozens of galleries, boutiques, and restaurants on both sides of the Delaware River. Come early for the boutique shopping and fine dining, stay for the live music, entertainment, and fireworks.
Delaware River Towns Chamber of Commerce
77 Bridge St., Lambertville, NJ
7. BlueClaws Post-Game Fireworks
August 3, 4, 17, 18 and 31, 2018, post-game
A baseball game with the family is a fantastic way to spend your Friday or Saturday. It’s easy, it’s entertaining, and it’s really fun for everyone. Order crab fries while you cheer on the BlueClaws. At the end of the night of these select games, sit back and relax with the biggest, brightest, most colorful fireworks shows.
2 Stadium Way, Lakewood, NJ
Cost: Included in BlueClaws Tickets
8. Somerset Patriots Post-Game Fireworks
August 4, 18, 23, 30, September 8, 2018, post-game
Another opportunity, a little further north, to enjoy a baseball game with the family and cap off the night with a colorful display of fireworks. Cheer on the Somerset Patriots as the sun goes down.
TD Bank Ballpark
1 Patriots Park, Bridgewater, NJ
Cost: Included in Patriot Tickets
9. Festival of Lights
Saturday, August 4, 2018 from 4:00PM to 9:30PM, Fireworks at 9:30PM (Rain Date 8/5)
This fun family event features children’s activities, food, live music, fireworks, merchandise vendors and new cars on display. After sunset, enjoy a lighted/decorated boat parade as it glides along the Burlington Riverfront. Pack a blanket or chair and be sure to stay for the grand finale: fireworks start at 9:30PM.
Pearl Blvd. & High St. Burlington, NJ
10. Middlesex County Fair
August 6-12, 2018, Fireworks August 6,12 at dusk
Looking to learn something new with your family and have fun while doing it? How about learning a new craft at The Middlesex County Fair? The Middlesex County Fair Association, Inc. has been bringing families together for 80 years and is excited to bring another summer of fun to local residents! Explore the county’s rich agricultural heritage, learn a new craft, try a new food, go on rides, or do it all in one day.
Middlesex County Fairgrounds
655 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick, NJ
Cost: $7 for adults, $4 for seniors over the age of 65, $1 for children between the ages of 3 and 12, Free for children under 2
11. 35th Annual Egg Harbor National Night Out
Tuesday, August 7, 2018; 5:00PM to 8:30PM, Fireworks at Dusk
National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. This event enhances the relationship between neighbors, law enforcement, businesses, and organizations while bringing back a true sense of community! This free event features food, bouncers, games, tattoos, face painting, ice cream and fireworks at dusk.
Ocean Heights Ave, Egg Harbor Twp, NJ
12. Vineland Annual National Night Out
Tuesday, August 7, 2018 from 5:00PM to 9:00PM (Rain or Shine, Fireworks Weather Permitting at Dusk)
Vineland’s annual family event features a Police – Community partnership to promote camaraderie between citizens and police. Attendees will participate in face painting, barbeque, drinks, a live band and DJ, bounce houses, helicopters, fireworks, and a car show. Bonus: Kids can check out the K-9 demonstration and learn about how kickass polics dogs are. #bowwow
Vineland High School
2880 East Chestnut Avenue, Vineland, NJ
13. Salem County Fair Fireworks
Thursday, August 9, 2018 at Dusk
Two words. Barbecue. Fireworks. What more do you need on a chill summer night? This “old Fashioned” country fair features livestock shows, events, and a large farm machinery display. Savor the delicious BBQ dinner that’s offered nightly along with many other food vendors. Kids will love the tractor and truck pulls, a ranch sorting, and Thursday evening fireworks.
Salem County Fairgrounds
735 Rt. 40, Woodstown, NJ
Cost: Free Admission. Parking Fee – $10.00 per vehicle for all 4 days
14. Ocean Township Italian-American Festival
Friday, August 10, 2018 from 5:00PM to 11:00PM, Fireworks at 9:30PM
The annual Ocean Township Italian-American Festival celebrates Italian Heritage and Culture with delicious and authentic Italian food, carnival rides, raffles, food eating contests, and more. Jam with the Italian street band before the fireworks show at 9:30PM. #thatsamore
Joe Palaia Park
200 Whalepond Rd, Oakhurst, NJ
15. Big Sea Day
Saturday, August 11, 2018 from 7:30PM to 9:00PM, Fireworks at 9:00PM (Rain Date August 12)
Manasquan’s First Big Sea Day is coming on Aug. 11th! Join in the fun with games, activities, and a sand castle contest. From 7:30 to 9PM there’s a concert on the main beach, stick around for fireworkd immediately after.
16. Assumption Festival
Saturday, August 11, 2018 from 6:00PM – 11:30PM, Fireworks at 11:00PM
This family festival features a night of fun with food, drinks, live music, fireworks, kids activities, a 50/50 raffle and more. You’ll be savoring all the fabulous food, beverages, playing games, and socializing. A highlight of the evening is the colorful fireworks display at 11PM.
Allen St, Netcong, NJ
Cost: $4 Children under 12 Free
17. New Jersey Jackals Post-Game Fireworks
August 11, 18, 30, 2018, post-game
Looking for a night out with the family? Or maybe a date night? Chew on some crackerjack, sing “Sweet Caroline”, and stick around for the fireworks presented by Garden State Fireworks after the game. #takemeouttotheballgame
Yogi Berra Stadium
1 Hall Drive, Little Falls, NJ
Cost: Included in Jackals Tickets
18. Hillsborough Rotary Fair Fireworks
Friday, August 17, 2018 at Dusk
The Tenth Annual Hillsborough Rotary Fair is back with a fantastic night for the family. Visit vendors, play games, grab some grub, and stick around for the fireworks on Friday night. The Fair is open from 6-10PM Tuesday through Saturday and 2-7PM on Sunday August 19th.
Hillsborough Township, NJ
19. Passaic County Fair
August 17 and 18, 2018, Fireworks at 9:30PM on Friday and 9:00PM on Saturday
The annual Passaic County Fair has got quite the lineup this year. Festivities include fireworks on Friday and Saturday, carnival rides, an array of food vendors, 4-H tent, beer garden, chess tournament, pony rides and petting zoos, just to name a few. Pet some cool animals, grab a beer at the beer garden, there will be something for all ages to enjoy. The Fair runs Thursday and Friday from 6 to 11 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 3 to 11 pm.
Garret Mountain Reservation
8 Mountain Ave., Woodland Park, NJ
Cost: Admission if Free. Parking is $5.00 per car.
20. Canal Day Music & Craft Festival
Saturday, August 18, 2018 from 10AM to Dusk
Learn NJ history by taking a Morris Canal guided walking tour provided by the Canal Society of NJ. Experience life on the Canal first hand by traveling down the waterway on a free boat ride or prove your prowess by paddling a kayak. Learn about local and exotic wildlife. Experience the art of blacksmithing, visit a civil war encampment or lay back and enjoy listening to over 10 of New Jersey’s best musical performers. Fireworks festivities & display at Robert Street Park beginning at 7:00PM.
Hugh Force Park
180 W. Central Ave, Wharton, NJ
Cost: Admission is Free, Parking $5.
21. South River End of Summer Festival
Wednesday, August 22, 2018 from 6:00PM to 10:00PM, Fireworks at 8:30PM
End Summer with a bang! Live it up at the South River End of Summer Festival with live music, food, and fireworks. Summer is almost over – make the most of it! #babypleasedontgo
Montgomery Street & Johnson Place, South River, NJ
22. Hunterdon County 4H and Agricultural Fair Fireworks
Friday, August 24, 2018 at 9:00PM
We love words that begin with the letter F(no not that word). Like Friday, fireworks, family, fun! The annual Hunterdon County 4H and Agricultural Fair will be held from Wednesday, August 22 through Sunday, August 26, 2018. This event features many popular 4-H county fair farm activities along with live 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
23. Long Branch Jazz & Blues Festival
Saturday, August 25, 2018 from 12:00PM -10:00PM, Fireworks at 9:30PM
Try a new kind of music festival this summer. This music festival features a mix of strong national and local musicians performing live Jazz and blues, kids activities, food vendors with exotic and regional NJ food, crafts, and fireworks. The lineup of jazz and blues includes seven great bands, guaranteed to keep you and the kids dancing. Fireworks start at 9:30PM, don’t forget a blanket or lawn chair.
The Great Lawn on the Long Branch Promenade
Long Branch, NJ
24. Sussex County Minors Post Game Fireworks
August 25, and September 1, 2018, post-game
You’ll really be striking out if you don’t take the family to a Minors game and stay for the fireworks. It’s the biggest fireworks show in Sussex County! Sounds like a home-run to us. #score #don’tstrikeout
94 Championship Place, Augusta, NJ
Cost: Included in game admission
25. Pier Village Summer 2018 Free Concert Series
Thursday, August 30, 2018 at 7:00PM, Fireworks at Dusk
The last concert of the Pier Village Concert Series will be on Thursday, August 30th at Festival Plaza in Pier Village. Brian Kirk & The Jirks will be the evening’s entertainment – a show you definitely don’t want to miss. Top off the night with fireworks.
Long Branch, NJ
26. Berkeley Township Community Pride Day
Saturday September 8, 2018 from 10:00AM to 10:00PM
Bayville is at it again with Community Pride Day! Start your day of fun at 10AM with rides and inflatable for the kids, games, and prizes. While the kids play and have fun, wind down the day with live music at 5:30PM. Be sure to catch The Symphonics, who perform a variety of music from the 1940’s through today, followed by Eaglemania, known for their uncanny ability to sound like The Eagles. But that’s not all – stick around for fireworks. #takeiteasy
489 Forest Hills Parkway, Bayville, NJ
27. Firemen’s Weekend Fireworks on the Beach
Friday, September 14, 2018 at 9:00PM
Launching from the beach at Pine Avenue in Wildwood at 9PM, but visible from almost anywhere on the Wildwoods Boardwalk, are the Firemen’s Weekend Fireworks! Feist your eyes on the prize. #nomomnothefiremen
On the Beach at Pine Avenue
28. Wildwood Crest Seafarers’ Celebration
Saturday, September 22, 2018 from 9:00AM to 5:00PM at Sunset Lake, 7:00PM to 9:00PM at Centennial Park
Summer means events by or on the water. Ahhhhhh nice and relaxing. This huge bayfront street festival at Sunset Lake is shore to please. See what we did there? Festivities include live music, craft vendors, lots of food, family entertainment, children’s activities, and more. Fireworks in Centennial Park at dusk.
Centennial Park & Sunset Lake
New Jersey Avenue between Rambler Road & Miami Avenue, Wildwood Crest, NJ
What did you think of our list? Have you seen any spectacular fireworks yet this summer? Let us know in the comments below! Don’t forget to hashtag #NJMOM and tag @njmom and your little cuties could be featured in our next photo round-up.
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