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Your Ultimate Guide to 4th of July Fireworks in Central NJ

Judith Weiniger

After successfully growing her own brand and team under a national brand’s shingle since 2003, Judy Weiniger knew it was time to step out on her own...

After successfully growing her own brand and team under a national brand’s shingle since 2003, Judy Weiniger knew it was time to step out on her own...

Jan 24 4 minutes read

Do you like to go all out on the 4th of July, enjoying every barbecue, festival, parade, and firework display you can find? Or do you like to keep things low-key and just find somewhere quiet to enjoy a nearby firework show from? Either way, we’ve got you covered! 

Whether you want to check out Summit’s 4th of July celebration and food truck festival or just get tips from locals on where to watch fireworks from (we hear the Wegman’s parking lot is a top choice!), our list of 4th of July Celebrations in Central New Jersey for 2019 is at the ready!

BRIDGEWATER, NJ

Independence Day Family Festival

  • Date: July 4 
  • Time: 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Fireworks: 9:30
  • Location: North Branch Park

This dynamic festival is packed with events and things to do! A Revolutionary War encampment shows what life was like during the 1770s, you can purchase food, and the firework display starts at 9:30 pm.

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ

Franklin Township's Independence Day Celebration

  • Date: July 3
  • Time: 6:00 pm
  • Fireworks: 9:15 pm
  • Location: Franklin Township Municipal Complex, 475 DeMott Lane, Somerset, NJ

This free event is great for the whole family! Watch Little Jimmy & The Starlites and Community Fellowship Mass Choir of Somerset on the main stage and a firework show at 9:15 pm will all be offered.


LIVINGSTON, NJ

Livingston 4th of July Celebration 83rd Anniversary

  • Date: July 4
  • Time: 9:00 am - 9:30 pm
  • Fireworks: 9:15 pm
  • Location: Memorial Oval on Robert Harp Drive in Livingston, NJ

Enjoy an all-day fun at the Livingston 4th of July Celebration near Memorial Oval on Robert Harp Drive. There's a long list of amazing events and activities to participate in. Classic Car Show & Kiwanis Swim Karnival, family and kids’ activities, including Powerhouse Studios Wacky Sports, ice cream eating contest, bouncy rides and games, plus free pony rides! 

MAPLEWOOD,NJ

Maplewood 4th of July

  • Date: July 4
  • Time: 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
  • Fireworks: 7:00 pm
  • Location: Memorial Park 

Over 30 activities are included with your wristband purchase, that is including everything that will take place in the Entertainment Pavilion, a 4,500+ square foot event space. There will be a Play-for-Free bingo tent, prize wheel, inflatable zone, hospitality center, and so much more!



SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ 

Scotch Plains' Independence Day Celebration

  • Date: June 29
  • Time: 7:00 pm
  • Fireworks: 7:00 pm
  • Location: Scotch Hills Golf Course on Jerusalem Road

Get ready for some amazing fireworks! The fireworks display will begin at dusk (and in case of rain, will be rescheduled to June 30). The Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA will be hosting a “Red, Y, and Blue” station that will offer lots of fun activities for kids from 7:30 to 9 pm. Food Vendors will be on site throughout the evening. 

Summit, NJ


Summit's 72nd Annual Fourth of July Celebration 

  • Date: July 4
  • Time: 9:30 pm - 9:45 pm. 
  • Fireworks: 9:15 pm
  • Location: Soldiers Memorial Field (5 Myrtle Avenue Summit, NJ 07901)

Packed with events and activities all day long, Summit’s 4th of July celebration includes a Children’s Decorated Bicycle Parade, an amazing Food Truck Festival, entertainment, carnival rides, and of course, the Grand Fireworks Display which starts at 9:15pm. You can see a schedule of events HERE.

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