Looking for something to do over the long 4th of July weekend? We've got you covered! Check out our complete list of great events and fun things do right here in the great Garden State!


4th of July Parade

Come out and celebrate our Nations' birth! Historic Smithville has the largest Fourth of July parade in all of New Jersey. The parade will start at 9 a.m. with an expected 10,000 people to line the parade route. If you are interested in participating in the Fourth of July Parade you must pre-register, more information is given in the link below. Historic Smithville offers 60 shoppes, 7 eateries, carousel ride, train ride, paddleboats, and arcade, on site lodging at the Colonial Inn and over 26 free weekend events!

Date: July 4th, 2017
Location: Historic Smithville
615 E. Moss Mill Rd., Smithville, NJ 08205

Independence Day Parade

Celebrate the Stars and Stripes with a festive display of floats at the annual Downtown Hammonton Fourth of July parade. Kids are invited to patriotically decorate their bike, scooter or wagon and enter the parade.

Date: July 4th, 2017
Location: Downtown
Bellevue Ave., Hammonton, NJ 08037


Wawa Welcome America Fireworks

Celebrate Independence Day with spectacular fireworks displays over the Delaware River! Joining two great cities with one beautiful waterfront, these colorful and patriotic shows will light up the sky. Join us on either side of the River for a great FREE show! You won't want to miss these jaw-dropping fireworks. Starts at 9:30 pm.

Date: July 1st, 2017
Location: 13 Riverside Dr., Camden, NJ 08103


Independence Day Celebration

Celebrate all things American at Historic Cold Spring Village's annual Independence Day Celebration from 10 am - 4:30 pm. A variety of patriotic family activities, programs and music will be taking place and the Village's restored historic buildings will be open, featuring demonstrations of Early American trades and crafts.

Date: July 1st, 2017 - July 2nd, 2017
Location: Historic Cold Spring Village
720 Rt. 9 S., Cape May, NJ 08204

Fourth of July Celebration

Come enjoy a kite flying competition at 7 pm outside of the Ocean City Music Pier where entertainment will follow. Also, a spectacular boardwalk fireworks display will top off the evening.

Date: July 4th, 2017
Location: Ocean City Music Pier
825 Boardwalk & Moorlyn Terrace, Ocean City, NJ 08226

Independence Day Parade

Check in from 8 – 8:45 am. Parade begins at 9 am at 15th & Atlantic Aves., and proceeds north to 2nd Ave. Prizes awarded for the best decorated bikes in red, white and blue theme. Free.

Date: July 4th, 2017
Location: 15th & Atlantic Aves., North Wildwood, NJ 08260

Sports Card, Toy, Comic & Collectibles Expo

Collectibles, memorabilia and guest star appearances. Friday: 3 - 9 pm, Saturday: 10 am - 9 pm, Sunday: 10 am - 5 pm. Free.

Date: June 30th, 2017 - July 2nd, 2017
Location: Wildwood Convention Center
4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood, NJ 08260


Montclair July 4th Parade

Montclair will host its 67th annual Independence Day parade with spectacular performances and entertainment. Parade begins 11:00 a.m. along a 1.6-mile route traveling west on Bloomfield Avenue to Midland Avenue, continuing to Watchung Avenue, west to Valley Road and ending at Edgemont Park, where the annual Family Picnic will be held.

Date: July 4th, 2017
Location: Bloomfield & Midland Aves., Montclair, NJ 07042


Independence Day Celebration - Harrison Town Fair

The Town of Harrison is celebrating "Independence Day" and the "Harrison Town Fair" on Sunday July 2, 2017. The Fair will host exciting activities such as Music, Food, Vendor Marketplace, Games and more. Located in Hudson County in New Jersey, Harrison was once know as the Beehive of Industry because the town's southern end manufactured all sorts of products including electronics and top secret munitions for WWI and WWII. The Town of Harrison has become the subject of conversations. Those who have been residents for decades are proud of a diverse community. New residents are starting to understand what it means to be a Harrisonian.

Date: July 2nd, 2017
Location: Library Park
415 Harrison Ave., Harrison, NJ 07029

Jersey City Freedom & Fireworks Festival

Celebrate our nation's independence with the unparalleled 4th Annual Jersey City Freedom & Fireworks Festival at Liberty State Park! This year entertainment options have been expanded to include additional carnival rides, more live performers on stage, constant kids entertainment, and a smorgasbord of food and drink options all with a stunning backdrop of Ellis Island and the NYC skyline. Jersey City's own Kool & The Gang will headline the event taking the stage at dusk, just before one of the largest fireworks displays in the region colorfully illuminates the Statue of Liberty; visible from both sides of the Hudson River. The FREE event is open to the public from 1- 10 pm. Attendees are strongly advised to use public transportation or walk as parking will be extremely limited. Feel free to visit our website for transportation options.

Date: July 4th, 2017
Location: Liberty State Park
200 Morris Pesin Dr., Jersey City, NJ 07305


The Forgotten Village: Stories and Genealogy of Stanton NJ - Mike Alfano

Mike Alfano will discuss his research about the genealogy and history of the Dutch and German settlers of Stanton and Pleasant Run, as well as the history of their surnames, and their land records. In addition, Alfano has found a passion in researching Hunterdon Militia in the Revolutionary War - in particular, the 4th Regiment which was comprised of Readington, Lebanon and Tewksbury. A recent discovery, from the pension papers of local soldiers, was the fact that there was a skirmish near the Readington Meeting House in Dec. of 1776. Alfano is a retired software developer and has lived in Stanton for almost 25 years. He is the State Registrar, Sons of the Revolution State Librarian, Sons of the American Revolution Board Member, Somerset County Historical Society Volunteer, Hunterdon County Historical Society Past Board Member, New Jersey Society of Mayflower Descendants Interim President, and Daniel Bray (Hunterdon) Chapter, Sons of the Revolution Vice President. 7 - 8:30 pm.

Date: June 30th, 2017
Location: Bouman-Stickney Farmstead (Wade-Wyckoff Barn)
114 Dreahook Rd., Stanton, NJ 08885


27th Annual Oceanfest

It's the biggest seasonal event on the Jersey Shore - in fact, it is the biggest Independence Day celebration anywhere in New Jersey and it happens right here in Long Branch. Join us for a family friendly festival with all the sights and sounds of the summer season!

Date: July 4th, 2017
Location: Long Branch Promenade
1 Ocean Blvd., Long Branch, NJ 07740

Independence Day Concert & Fireworks Celebration

The Borough of Freehold proudly presents the annual Independence Day concert and fireworks celebration at the Freehold Raceway. Gates open at 6:30 pm and will feature live music from 7 - 9 pm immediately followed by the fireworks. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Residents and visitors are encouraged to check the new Freehold Borough website for up-to-the-minute information on cancellations due to inclement weather or high wind conditions. Rain Date: July 9.

Date: July 2nd, 2017
Location: Freehold Racetrack
130 Park Ave., Freehold, NJ 07728


Very Berry Pancake Breakfast

Join us for a hearty farm breakfast with delicious strawberries and raspberries! Breakfast includes hayride to Harvest Hall and free admission to our Pick Your Own fields!

Date: July 2nd, 2017
Location: Alstede Farms
1 Alstede Farms Ln., Chester, NJ 07930


Movie on the Beach: JAWS

FREE movie on the beach every Sunday and Tuesday at dusk! Audience members will be seated on the beach facing a screen. Bring your beach chair or blanket!

Date: July 4th, 2017
Location: Carteret Ave., Seaside Heights, NJ 08751

Craft Day by the Bay

Harvey Cedars Craft Day by the Bay presents vendors from all over the Eastern Seaboard as well as local crafters and artists at beautiful Sunset Park. Enjoy a stroll along the bayfront as you shop among the large selection of handmade wares. The longest continuing craft show on all of Long Beach Island. Something for everyone, young and old alike.

Date: July 1st, 2017
Location: Sunset Park
3 W. Salem Ave., Harvey Cedars, NJ 08008


Little Falls 4th of July Street Fair

Join us on 4th of July for live music and entertainment along with family fun attractions. Over 125 exhibitors, kiddie rides & climbing wall, kids games, face painters, amusements, temp tattoos, and more. A special section with craft exhibitors & artists. Many local merchants and civic organizations will be participating. Fabulous festival foods, everything from shishkabobs, kettle corn, pulled pork, sausage sandwiches to ice cream, zeppoles, funnel cakes, and Italian ices. Come eat, shop & play!

Date: July 4th, 2017
Location: Main St. & Stevens Ave., Little Falls, NJ 07424


Chillin at the Villa

Avoid loud, noisey celebrations with a quiet afternoon at the Vineyard. Overlooking the Delaware & Musconetcong Rivers, our views are a breathtaking inspiration. Bring a picnic. Our grill will be set up for you to grill. Enjoy an afternoon communing with nature. Noon - 5 pm.

Date: July 1st, 2017 - July 2nd, 2017
Location: Villa Milagro Vineyards
33 Rt. 627, Phillipsburg, NJ 08865

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