Willdwood's 4th of July celebration includes a parade, live music, and spectacular fireworks. Photo courtesy of the Greater Wildwoods Tourism Authority.
Willdwood's 4th of July celebration includes a parade, live music, and spectacular fireworks. Photo courtesy of the Greater Wildwoods Tourism Authority.

Best 4th of July Fireworks for NJ Families from Jersey City to the Shore

We've got the scoop on NJ's best family-friendly fireworks shows on the 4th of July, from small-town celebrations to waterfront extravaganzas. You can cheer on the red, white, and blue in Atlantic City, which hosts one of the country's biggest 4th of July celebrations; spread out a beach blanket and enjoy a display down the shore; take in the fireworks extravaganza at the New Jersey State Fair; or choose from more than a dozen other great fireworks displays happening throughout the state. 

Big kids might enjoy a special trip out to the NYC 4th of July fireworks show, or the fireworks festival in Philadelphia.

In addition to fireworks, these Fourth of July festivities include lots of other fun activities, such as parades, rides, live music, and more. Read on for more than a dozen picks, and try these non-fireworks July 4th activities for kids before the show or with little ones looking for a little less noise.

For even more holiday-weekend fun, be sure to check out our Summer Fun Guide.

The following fireworks displays take place on Thursday, July 4, 2019, unless otherwise noted. 


State Fair Meadowlands
1 MetLife Stadium Dr.
East Rutherford, NJ 07073

Veteran's Field
131 North Maple Ave.
Ridgewood, NJ 07451

Soldiers Memorial Field
5 Myrtle Ave.
Summit, NJ 07901

Exchange Place Waterfront
Jersey City, NJ 07305

Memorial Park
580 Valley Street Between Oakland Road and Baker Street
Maplewood, NJ 07040

Community Arts Center
721 Cranbury Road
East Brunswick, NJ 08816

North Branch Park
355 Milltown Rd.
Bridgewater, NJ 08807

Cumberland County Fairgrounds
Carmel Road
Millville, NJ

Jenkinson's Boardwalk
300 Ocean Avenue Parkway & Boardwalk
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742

Wildwood Beach and Boardwalk
Wildwood, NJ

Oceanfest at Long Branch
1 Ocean Blvd
Long Branch, NJ 07740

Tropicana
2831 Boardwalk
Atlantic City, NJ

Congress Hall
200 Congress Place
Cape May, NJ 08204

Bay Village
9th and Bay Avenue
Beach Haven, NJ 08008

Seaside Heights Boardwalk
Seaside Heights, NJ 07065

Wiggins Park
2 Riverside Drive
Camden, NJ