July 4th Parades, Festivals & Fireworks:
4th of July Parade & Festival in Smithville – July 4
Montclair July 4th Parade – July 4
Ice Cream Social and Fireworks in Tuckerton – July 4
Independence Day Parade in North Wildwood – July 4
Fireworks in Rahway – July 4
Fourth of July Fireworks Extravaganza in Seaside Heights – July 4
4th of July Fireworks in Point Pleasant – July 4
July 4th Fireworks in Cape May – July 4
Independence Day Parade in Cape May – July 5
DexCon – July 1-5
A NATIONAL 96 Hour Extravaganza Featuring Over 1,200 Events.
Dates: July 1st – 5th, 2015
Address: Morristown Hyatt & Conference Center in Morristown, New Jersey
Cost: Click Here for Pre-Registration. $60
Come and meet U.S. Military War Dog Sgt. Rowan, who served 8 years in Iraq and Afghanistan. Help raise money for Operation: War Dogs to bring other canine soldiers back from overseas!
Date: Friday, July 3rd, 2015; 9:30am to 11:30pm
Address: Morris Animal Inn; 120 Sand Spring Rd., Morristown
Peter Max @ Ocean Galleries – July 3-5
Legendary artist Peter Max returns to Stone Harbor over the fourth of July weekend, bringing with him a never-before-seen collection of his greatest and most-revered imagery spanning four decades. The new exhibition speaks to the evolution and maturation of America’s most popular living artist, offering a journey through the career of a pop icon that has defined American art and began a new visual culture.
“Peter Max: A Tribute to America” will be on display Friday, July 3 through Sunday, July 5 from 10AM to 10PM. Meet Peter Max at receptions from 7PM-10PM on Fri, July 3 and from 1PM-4PM on Sat, July 4.
One of the highlights of this year’s exhibition will be his latest series of paintings in honor of the Frank Sinatra Centennial Celebration. The exhibit also features his iconic and best-known pieces as well as numerous shore-themed paintings created specifically for the Ocean Galleries event.
Dates: July 3rd – 5th, 2015
Address: Ocean Galleries; 9618 Third Ave., Stone Harbor
Oceanfest – July 4
Each year since 1990, crowds numbering in the hundreds of thousands have descended upon the city’s oceanfront promenade from points all over the Mid-Atlantic region for Oceanfest — an all-day, family friendly festival that brings together the most memorable sights, sounds and sensations of the summer season. Not just a music or food festival; much more than a craft sale or street fair, Oceanfest combines the best parts of everyone’s favorite summertime memory — and caps it all off with the most spectacular fireworks display you’ll see anywhere along the Jersey coast. Rain or Shine!!
Date: Saturday, July 4th, 2015; 10am to 9:30pm
Address: 1 Ocean Blvd, Long Branch, NJ
3rd Annual Fourth of July Pig Roast – July 4
Celebrate Independence Day with Live Music, BBQ and all the trimmings, Wine and Sangria! – See more at: http://www.visitnj.org/nj-events/3rd-annual-fourth-july-pig-roast#sthash.mc2BtxNI.dpuf
Date: Saturday, July 4th, 2015; 6pm yo 9pm
Address: Willow Creek Farm & Winery; 168 Stevens St., West Cape May
Cost: $40 per person. Ticket price includes 4 wine samples.
Red White & BlueClaws Weekend – July 4-5
Join the Lakewood BlueClaws, single A affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies, in celebrating 4th of July weekend with America’s national past time and fireworks after the game on July 4th and July 5th! Perfect for families and people of all ages!
Dates: July 4th – 5th, 2015
Address: FirstEnergy Park; 2 Stadium Way, Lakewood
Cost: For tickets click Here
“Ironbound 4th of July Thank You America Festival”, a 2-day open air event for the whole family on Saturday, July 4th and Sunday, July 5th. Come spend the day and enjoy live music, carnival rides, games and activities, a traditional 4th of July BBQ and the incredible international food of the Ironbound. @ 44 Clover Street, Newark, NJ. On Saturday the 4th, a large fireworks display will take place on the Passaic River after 9:00 p.m. On Sunday the 5th, the parade leaves Newark Penn Station at 2:00 p.m. Herman Jose, the most successful comedian from Portugal, closes the event.
Dates: July 4th – 5th, 2015
Address: 44 Clover Street, Newark, NJ
Wayne Toy & Collectible Show – July 5
It’s the Wayne New Jersey Toy Show at Company #1 Firehouse, 97 Parish Drive in Wayne, NJ! This is NJ’s longest running collectibles show with over 80 tables of collectibles you’ve been searching for from your childhood and modern toys that will rekindle your love of all things plastic. The show also hosts a dizzying array of movie memorabilia, hard to find films and comic books. 8am-9am entry – $5 – 9am- 2pm entry is $3. Kids 12 and under FREE. Free parking available and food made on the spot at the venue!
Date: Sunday, July 5th, 2015
Address: Company #1 Firehouse, 97 Parish Drive in Wayne, NJ
Red, White & Blue Party – July 5
Join us for our first-ever Red, White & Blue Party presented by Budweiser, Rockin’ Thunder 106, and Fun 107.1! Food specials will be served hot off the grill as well as your favorite summertime brews: Bud & Bud Light specials all day! Enjoy an eclectic mix of games and competitions including corn hole, horseshoes, and much more – alng with hotdog, watermelon and pie eating competitions! PLUS, wear our nation’s colors to be crowned Best Dressed. There will be live music and so much more. Don’t miss out on this amazing event!In addition, we’ll be honoring our local service men and women. Come out a celebrate our Nation’s Birthday and all of our amazing local heroes.
Date: Sunday, July 5th, 2015
Address: Monmouth Park Racetrack; 175 Oceanport Ave., Oceanport
Fireworks and Food Trucks – July 5
Date: Sunday, July 5th, 2015; 3pm to 9pm
Address: Johnson Park; Cooks Bridge, Jackson