Fireworks And More: Where To Celebrate Independence Day

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OCEAN COUNTY – The 4th of July is upon us once again and municipalities all throughout the county have put together celebrations. Join in one of the various Independence Day celebrations with friends and family for fun and fireworks!

Events include:

  • Barnegat Light: July 7, Independence Day Parade & Concert, West 11th St., Barnegat Light. Parade at 6:30 p.m. Band performs at the gazebo at the Bayfront on 8th St. after the parade. Decorated bikes, family floats, fire trucks, and more.
  • Barnegat Township: June 30, Independence Day Celebration and Concert at 7 p.m. at the Barnegat Municipal Dock. Fireworks at Dusk. Rain date is July 1.
  • Beach Haven: July 4, 4th of July Fireworks, Taylor Avenue Park. Fireworks at 8:30 p.m.
  • Beachwood: July 4, 4th of July Fireworks are a spectacular display and can be seen from locations up and down the Toms River. The celebration is at Beachwood Beach, Bayside Avenue, at dusk. Shawn and Sue from 92.7 FM WOBM will be live on site.
  • Berkeley: Summer Concert Series & Fireworks on June 27 at Veterans Park. Fireworks will be at 9 p.m.
  • Brick: July 5, Annual Summerfest Concerts at Windward Beach, Princeton Avenue. Concert is at 7:30 p.m. and fireworks at dusk.
  • Harvey Cedars: July 7, Craft Day by the Bay, Sunset Park, West Salem Avenue, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Jackson: June 30 – July 4, July 4th Fest at Six Flags Great Adventure, 10 p.m. Enjoy brilliant fireworks displays, nightly throughout the July 4th weekend celebration. USO Show Troupe will perform.
  • Lacey: July 3, Fireworks & Concert at Lacey Township High School. Concert at 7:30 p.m. and fireworks at dusk. Live music & food available.
  • Lakehurst: July 3, Independence Day Fireworks on July 3 at Lake Horicon, with fireworks at dusk. Rain date is July 7.
  • Lakehurst: July 4, Independence Day Parade & Car Show down Union Avenue. Parade is at 11 a.m. and the car show is from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at Lakehurst Elementary
  • Lakewood: July 3, Independence Day Celebration, Lake Carasaljo, Lakewood Rd. Concert at 7:30 p.m. and fireworks at 9:15 p.m. Music by the Wilbur Wittemann Patriotic Band. Shuttle buses available from Public Works and Lakewood Municipal Building.
  • Lakewood: July 3, Post-Game Fireworks after Lakewood BlueClaws vs. Delmarva Shorebirds Baseball Game FirstEnergy Park, Lakewood.
  • Lavallette: July 1, Independence Day Celebration, Lavallette Gazebo, Philadelphia Ave. Concert at 8 p.m. and fireworks at 9 p.m.
  • Lavallette: July 4, Lavallette Patriotic Bike Parade, President Ave. Parade is at 9 a.m.
  • Manchester: June 30, Independence Day Celebration & Manchester Day at Harry Wright Lake. The festival will be at 2 p.m. and fireworks at dusk.
  • Mantoloking: July 4, Independence Day Parade, Downer Ave. Parade at 12 p.m.
  • Ocean Township/Waretown: June 30, Independence Day Celebration at Waretown Lake & Recreation Park, 182 Wells Mills Rd. at 10 a.m. There will be a flag salute by Barnegat American Legion Post 232, National Anthem by Jo-Ann Scotto, and the honoring of civil war veterans that are buried in the Olde Cemetery.
  • Pine Beach: July 4, Independence Day Parade, 9 a.m., starts at the Pine Beach Firehouse and ends at Vista Field. Games include running races, peanut scramble, balloon blowing contest, sack races, tug of war, and water balloon toss.
  • Plumsted: July 7, 2018 Rockin’ Fireworks at New Egypt High School, 117 Evergreen Road. Event from 4-10 p.m.
  • Point Pleasant Beach: July 4, Independence Day Celebration, Jenkinson’s Boardwalk & Beach, 300 Ocean Ave. Fireworks at dusk.
  • Seaside Heights: July 4, Fourth of July Fireworks Extravaganza, Seaside Heights Boardwalk. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.
  • Seaside Park: July 4, Patriotic Bike Parade, Bayview & 14th Ave. from 9-11 a.m.
  • South Toms River: July 4, Independence Day Celebration, Mathis Veterans Memorial Park from 4-7 p.m. There will be free activities for kids.
  • Toms River: June 30, Indoor Fireworks Show, Robert J. Novins Planetarium at Ocean County College at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.
  • Toms River: June 30, Laser Spirit: A Patriotic Laser Experience, Robert J. Novins Planetarium at 5:30 p.m. Laser show featuring a mix of pop, classic rock, oldies, adult contemporary, and patriotic music.
  • Toms River: July 1, Celebrate America with the Garden State Philharmonic at the Ocean County Library, Washington Street, 7 p.m. Bring your own chair for this outdoor concert.
  • Tuckerton: July 4, 4th of July Parade, Food Trucks, Family Fun & Fireworks at the Tuckerton Seaport, 120 West Main Street. Parade at 10 a.m., festival from 4:30-9 p.m. and fireworks at dusk.