The 4th of July we celebrate Independence Day. It is the day we adopted the Declaration of Independence declaring our freedom from Great Britain. It is a day that is commonly celebrated with barbecues, fireworks, carnivals, festivals, concerts and other festive events. People come from across the country to celebrate the 4th of July at the Jersey shore. From fireworks to festivals there is no shortage of things to do 4th of July weekend at the Jersey shore. Fireworks are not always held on the 4th of July so it is important to call and get a date before going to watch them.
Held on the 4th of July, Oceanfest is an annual event in Long Branch. Oceanfest has live music and food. They also have craft vendors. There is dancers, musicians, clowns, carnival acts and costumed characters. Oceanfest takes place rain or shine. The event is capped off with an awesome fireworks display at dusk.
First Saturday Asbury Park
Held the first Saturday of each month this free event spans the boardwalk and downtown area. There is a fun crazy party theme each month. Shops and galleries stay open late, some even serve cheese and wine. Restaurants and clubs offer monthly specials and many stay open until 2am.
Point Pleasant Beach
Fireworks every Thursday beginning June 26th during the Summer Best viewed from the Boardwalk at Jenkinson’s
On the Beach
Fireworks at dusk. Three locations on the beaches south of Convention Hall Come before the fireworks and the shops, restaurants, amusements, and a stroll along the boardwalk. Street and Lot Parking between 3rd & 4th Avenue
Bradley Beach Fireworks
On the Beach
Fireworks at dusk. Best view near Brinldey Ave. beach
Atlantic City 4th Of July Celebration
Best viewing near the Steel Pier. This family friendly event is free of charge. It features the largest fireworks display in New Jersey. The event features a choreographed soundtrack with contemporary artists.
30th Street beach
Fireworks at dusk, music simulcast on WCZT 98.7FM
Fireworks shot off on a barge on the ocean, New Congress Hall. Visible from the beach, no charge.
Ocean City, NJ Independence Day Celebration
Beach at 9th Street
Ocean City, NJ
There is a kite flying competition followed by entertainment. The fireworks are launched from a barge in the Atlantic Ocean just off the Beach at 9th Street The fireworks display is choreographed to music and it can be seen and heard for the entire length of the boardwalk.
Sea Isle City
50th & Steer & Beach
Sea Isle City, NJ
Fireworks at dusk, Launched from a barge off of 50th Street. Rain Date: July 5
Seaside Heights Fourth of July Fireworks Extravaganza
Fireworks can be seen from anywhere on the Boardwalk. Enjoy free weekly fireworks starting July 4th through August 29th every Wednesday night at 9:30 p.m. weather permitting. For Rain Dates, call 1-800-732-7467
Wildwood, NJ – Fireworks on the Beach
On the Beach at Pine Avenue
Wildwood has a fun three day event celebrating Independence day. Events include a patriotic run on the boardwalk, a parade, live entertainment, a craft show, a pooch parade, a farmers market, collectibles show, concerts, talent showcases and a sidewalk chalk competition. Fireworks are visble anywhere in the Wildwoods, but the best viewing is at the beach on Pine Avenue.
Fireworks can be seen anywhere on Margate Beach.