Celebrate the 4th of July at the Meadowlands with fireworks galore! Photo courtesy of the fair
Celebrate the 4th of July at the Meadowlands with fireworks galore! Photo courtesy of the fair

4th of July Weekend in New Jersey: Best Things To Do With Kids

The long-awaited 4th of July weekend blasts off with fireworks and festivities throughout the state, including displays in Wildwood, Jersey City, Camden, and more. Round out the celebrations with Independence Day festivals like the Little Falls 4th of July Street Fair and the Independence Day Celebration at Longstreet Farm.

Rides and games are spinning at the L.E.A.D. Fest State Fair and State Fair Meadowlands. You can also take advantage of the long weekend by embarking on a summer day trip to our favorite beaches or nearby water parks.

If you still want more, our Summer Fun Guide and list of the best things to do in New Jersey this July are packed with picks. Our Activity Calendar gets constant updates, and we've compiled a list of 90+ FREE things to do in New Jersey this summer with kids.

As always, if an event piques your interest, click through to our listing for all the details, including address and time. And keep in mind: Really cool things to do with kids often book quickly, so register or buy your tickets ASAP.

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Downtown South Orange
upcoming events
(Sat May 22, 2021 - Sat Sep 25, 2021) South Orange Summer Saturdays

Pier Village Festival Plaza

Point Pleasant Beach and Jenkinson’s Boardwalk and Aquarium

Statue of Liberty National Monument & Ellis Island

Ocean Oasis Water Park & Beach Club at Morey's Piers
Library of Congress National Book Festival
Library of Congress and Virtual - 9:00 AM Pick
Fall Festival at Ort Farms
Ort Farms - 10:00 AM Pick
Fall Fest at A. Casola Farms
A. Casola Farms - 8:00 AM
Alstede Farms Corn Maze
Alstede Farms - 9:00 AM
Stony Hill Farms Corn Maze and Fun Park
Stony Hill Farms - 10:00 AM
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides