Summer Fireworks: Where To See Them Through Labor Day

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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 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 home games on select days

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 during select games when 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, 1 Jasper Street, Paterson, NJ 07505

Randolph Township Freedom Festival
July 11-13
Head to this three-day festival, which features food, carnival games, and fireworks on the last day. If it rains, the fireworks will be on July 14.
Cost: Prices vary for parts of the festival; $ 5 donation per car suggested
County College of Morris, 214 Center Grove Road, Randolph, NJ 07869

The Feast of Mt. Carmel in Berkeley Heights
July 12-16
There will be everything from amusement rides to games to live music. Garden State Fireworks will present the fireworks.
Cost: $8 plus fees
56 River Road, Berkeley Heights, NJ, 07922

Lebanon Township Fire Department 2nd Annual Fireman’s Festival (The event was in June this year, it’s over)
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

Feast of Assumption Festival 
August 10

This family festival features a fun night 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

Passaic County Fair 
August 15-18

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

Canal Day Music & Craft Festival
August 24

Teach the fam some history at this summer festival in NJ—take a narrated boat tour of the Morris Canal 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, parking is $5
Hugh Force Canal Park, 180 West Central Avenue, Wharton, NJ 07885

Mount Olive Food Truck and Firework Festival 
August 24
Experience over 20 food trucks and then let the littles loose on the inflatables. There will also be music, and NJ Monster Truck will be on site for rides for an extra fee.
Cost: $10 for ages 18+, $5 for ages 13-17, and 12 and under are free
Turkey Brook Park,  30 Flanders Road, Budd Lake, 07828

Central New Jersey

Wednesday Night Fireworks at Seaside Heights
Every Wednesday until August 28

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, plus Labor Day fireworks on September 2

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 2024
July 4, 11 and 18
Check out the bands and fireworks of this popular festival with SuperTransAM, Garden State Radio, and After Shock. 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 14

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 5, 12, 13, 26 and August 15, 16, 30, 31

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 Ballpark, 2 Stadium Way, Lakewood, NJ 08701

Trenton Thunder Post-Game Fireworks
Fireworks on select dates
Take in a ball game at the Trenton Thunder Stadium and then stay for the fireworks on select dates.
Cost: cost included in admission ticket
1 Thunder Road, Trenton, NJ 08611

Freehold Township Day
July 13

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 out 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

Monmouth County Fair 
July 24-28
Look out for fireworks on the opening day of the Fair. You won’t want to miss other events like the pie-eating contest, firefighter’s competition, and live music.
Cost: $10, 12 and under are free
East Freehold Showgrounds, 1500 Kozloski Road, Freehold, NJ 07728

Highlands Annual Clam Festival
August 1-3, fireworks on August 3
There will be fresh food, craft vendors, children’s activities, and, of course, fireworks on the last night of this three-day festival.
Cost: free admission and parking
Snug Harbor Beach, Highlands, NJ 07732

Middlesex County Fair
August 5-11, the event schedule is coming soon

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 The Flying Cortes Trapeze Spectacular, 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: Pass prices vary
Middlesex County Fairgrounds, 655 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick, NJ 08816

Ocean Township Italian-American Festival
August 7-11

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

Hunterdon County 4H and Agricultural Fair 
August 21-25

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 24
Enjoy jazz and blues by the shore and end the night with colorful fireworks.
Cost: Free
Great Lawn and Promenade, Long Branch, NJ 07740

South New Jersey

Friday Night Fireworks in Wildwood
Every Friday at 10 PM until August 30

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. 
Cost: Free
Wildwood Boardwalk, On the Beach at Pine Avenue, Wildwood, NJ 08260

Tropicana’s Free Fireworks Series
Every Saturday, July 6-August 31

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

Pemberton Township’s Annual Water Carnival
July 13

Get ready for a fun night with vendors, live music, food, and entertainment. There will also be a fireworks show. The rain date is July 14.
Cost: Free
Mirror Lake Beach, 141 Clubhouse Road, Browns Mills, NJ 08015

Burlington County Farm Fair
July 16-20, fireworks on July 16
Watch everything from Tractor Pulls to ax throwing to the 4-H Livestock Dressed Animal Parade at the Burlington Country Farm Fair. 
Cost: $15 per carload and $30 for a multi-day pass
1990 Jacksonville-Jobstown Road in Springfield Township, NJ 08022

Wildwood Crest Seafarers’ Celebration
September 21
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 8:30 PM.
Cost: Free
Centennial Park & Sunset Lake, New Jersey Avenue between Rambler Road & Miami Avenue, Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260

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