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Friday, July 1, 2011

North Jersey Fireworks Schedule is Here.....

Bergen County Fireworks and 4th of July Celebrations:

Hasbrouck Heights Fireworks Display, Thursday, June 30, 2011 and July4th Children’s Parade: Monday, July 4, 2011
June 30, July 4, 2011: The Hasbrouck Heights Lions Club will sponsor the fireworks display and present them at Depken Field on Thursday, June 30th at sundown. The Children’s Parade is scheduled for 10:00 AM on Monday, July 4, 2011. There will be prizes for the most patriotic and the most creative entries. [Hasbrouck Heights-Bergen County-North Jersey]
Leonia: Sports Boosters Carnival and Fireworks, Sunday, July 4, 2010
Macy Fireworks Weehawken
Macy Fireworks Weehawken 2010 © by BestofNJ.com & John Stringfellow
June 29, 30, 2011: Leonia celebrates the 4th this year with a sports boosters carnival with amusements, rides, food and fun for all at Overpeck County Park on Fort Lee Road. The carnival takes place on Wednesday, June 29th and Thursday, June 30th, 2011. The town has discontinued the fireworks display. There is no mention of it on their website. [Leonia-Bergen County-North Jersey]
Ridgewood: 101st Annual Ridgewood Fourth of July Celebration, Monday, July 4, 2011
July 4, 2011: This is one of the fireworks displays that we went to last year. It is a great little show put on by a great little community! The Fire Department is one of the main reasons that this celebration is so successful here. They show up with a giant rig and display one of the largest American Flags that I’ve ever seen. It must measure at least 50 feet tall. Ridgewood New Jersey is celebrating the 101st anniversary of their July 4th festival. The day begins at 9:00 AM with a flag raising, the singing of the Star Spangled Banner. At 10:00 there will be an Independence Day Parade featuring local rescue and emergency squads, antique cars, bands, The Orpheus Men’s Chorus of Ridgewood, the New York Scottish Pipes, the New Jersey Tea Party Coalition, Ridgewood Choral and the Heard’s Brigade of the New Jersey Militia. Later that day, at 6:30 the gates open at Veteran’s Field for performances by the Illumination Twirlers, The Manhattan Dolls and the Fallin’ Angels Skydivers. The festivities are introduced by mayor Killion. The grand finale is the fireworks show put on by Fireworks Extravaganza. The fireworks go off after the gates are closed at 9:00 PM. [Ridgewood-Bergen County-North Jersey]

Hudson County Fireworks and 4th of July Celebrations:

Kearny Independence Day Celebration & Fireworks, Monday, July 4, 3011:
Kearny will celebrate the 4th with a festival at Veterans Field on Belgrove Drive. Families are encouraged to bring their own chairs and picnic blankets. There will be food vendors on hand for those that want to grab a quick bite to eat during the festival. The fun starts at 6:30 PM with a host of cartoon characters for the kids: Sylvester, Tweety Bird, Scooby Doo and Sponge Bob Squarepants. Local clowns Gracie and Whistles will be on hand with making balloon animals and doing mime. Carl the Magician will also be there to perform a magic show. The kids can also enjoy an inflatable moon walk and a giant slide. At 7:00 there will be a concert by the Garden State Concert Band featuring popular and patriotic songs.
The fireworks are scheduled for 9:10 at the Frank A. Vincent Marina in front of Veterans Field. One of the best locations to see the fireworks is on Belgrove Avenue between Bergen and Avenue and Afton Street.
Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks, New York City with great viewing along the Hudson River in Weehawken and Hoboken, Monday, July 4, 2011
July 4, 2011: The biggest fireworks show in America is back on the Hudson again for 2011. That makes the New Jersey communities of Weehawken and Hoboken very happy indeed. They will both be great spots to view Macy’s 4th of July fireworks spectacular. The staging area for the fireworks is directly across from Weehawken and in front of the Intrepid. The entire show is staged on barges that will be anchored from 24th Street to 50th Street in Manhattan. [Hoboken and Weehawken-Hudson County-North Jersey]

Morris County Fireworks and 4th of July Celebrations:

Dover New Jersey Concert and Fireworks, Friday, July 1, 2011:
July 1, 2011: Dover will celebrate Independence Day with a fireworks display and a concert. The festivities will take place on Friday, July 1, 2011 at Hamilton Field on Highway 46 East at the Dover Elementary School campus. The concert will begin at 6:00 PM with music played by DJ Doctor J. & Fusion Core Drum Corps. Refreshments will be supplied by local non-profit and sports groups. Tickets are $3.00 each [$1.00 each for senior citizens] at the gate. All proceeds will go towards paying for the fireworks next year. The display is staged by D&M Fireworks. The rain date for the fireworks is Friday, July 8th, 2011. [Dover-Morris County-North Jersey]
Florham Park 4th of July Celebration, Monday, July 4, 2011
July 4, 2011: Florham Park has been throwing a party for the 4th of July for 54 years and it seems that everything is lined up for a repeat celebration this year. Here’s their extensive schedule of events for the day as it was listed last year:
9:00 AM Flag Raising Ceremony at Firehouse #1 on Brooklake Road
9:30 AM Parade begins (Rain or Shine) at Ridgedale Ave. and Brooklake Road Road
10:30–3:00 PM Family Picnic at the Borough Hall Lawn—Featuring Rides and Games Like:
  • 5-in-1 Patriotic Combo
  • Patriotic Thunder Obstacle Course
  • Velcro Wall
  • Rolling Thunder Water Slide
  • Medieval Joust
  • Tidal Dual Lane Water Slide
  • Giant Dual Lane Slide
11:45 AM Presentation of Parade Trophies by Mayor Eveland
12 PM–3:00 PM Social Garden (must be over 21 to enter, mug purchase (required to enter).
  • $6.00 mug purchase required to enter.
  • Music provided by a Mexican Mariachi Band and DJ Scott
9:00 PM Fireworks begin. Refreshments Available.
  • Hamburgers
  • Hot Dogs
  • Soda/ Water
  • Beer (certain restrictions apply)
Pizza, Popcorn, Cotton Candy, Ice Cream & Italian Ice are available as cash sales.
The rain date for the Florham Park Fireworks is Saturday, July 9, 2011. For more information on Florham Park’s Fourth see their website. It is one of the best 4th of July websites in the whole state of New Jersey. It is full of information and it includes a great collection of photos. [Florham Park-Morris County-North Jersey]
Mountain Lakes 4th of July Fireworks: Monday July 4, 2011
July 4, 2011: The fireworks in Mountain Lake New Jersey are staged over Mountain Lake. This year they will be shot from a barge in the middle of the lake so that there will be more room for people to watch the fireworks. The fireworks are free but they are asking for donations to help pay for them. [Mountain Lakes-Morris County-North Jersey]
Parsippany July 4th Fireworks, Monday, July 4, 2011
July 4, 2011: Parsippany Mayor James R. Barberio invites you to attend the Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills 4th of July Fireworks on Monday, July the 4th, 2011. The music for the festivities starts at 7:00 and will be provided by local radio stations WDHA-FM & WMTR-AM. The fireworks go off at dark. The rain date is Tuesday, July 5th, 2011. [Parsippany-Morris County-North Jersey]
Randolph New Jersey Freedom Festival: Thursday, Friday, Saturday, June 30, July 1, July 2, 2011
Thursday through Saturday, June 30th to July 2, 2011: Randolph holds one of New Jersey’s biggest celebrations of the 4th. The festivities go on for three whole days. This year they begin on Thursday and continues through Saturday with the grand finale being the fireworks on Saturday night. [Randolph-Morris County-North Jersey]
Thursday, June 30th, 2011:
Freedom Fair is a carnival that features rides, games, crafts and food. Visitors can ride all the rides as many times as they want for $20.00. The fair is open from 7:00 to 11:00 PM.
Friday, July 1, 2011:
Freedom Fair is a carnival that features rides, games, crafts and food. The carnival and fair is open from 2:00 to 11:00 PM.
Saturday, July 2, 2011:
Parade Day: The parade kicks off at noon at Dover Chester Avenue in front of Mt. Fern Church. It featues bands, pipe and drum corps, bands, antique cars, horses and floats.
Freedom Fair is a carnival that features rides, games, crafts and food. The carnival and fair is open from 2:00 to 11:00 PM. This is the last day of the fair.
The Freedom Festival Fireworks Display begins at 9:45 and the promoters call it the best show in Morris County [and it does have quite a few competitors for that title] The event features paid parking which helps defer the cost of the fireworks. Parking is plentiful and inexpensive. The cost is $5.00 per car and the first 500 visitors will receive an eco-friendly shopping bag. [limit 1 per car] The rain date for the Randolph fireworks display is Sunday, July 5, 2009. [Randolph-Morris County-North Jersey]
Washington Township: Fireworks Festival: Saturday, August 27th, 2011
August 27, 2011: Washington Township does not stage their fireworks on the 4th. Last year the extravaganza was scheduled just before the holiday. This year the township has moved the event to late August. The Washington Township Community Events Organization or the WTCEO will present the Kevin M. Walsh Fireworks Festival and Long Valley Parade on Saturday, August 27th, 2011 at the Long Valley Middle School. The parade starts at 4:00PM and the fireworks festival goes from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. The festival features live music, clowns, food and beer.
Music will be provided by the School of Rock performing at 5:00 and Scott Monetti and the Waffle Band at 7:30. Children can enjoy bounce houses, Fantastic Faces, Sprinkles the Clown and Gonzo. Food will be provided by local restaurants like Valley Restaurant and Long Valley Pizza Deli and Bagels. The Washington Township Fire Department will also be on hand to serve food and beer in the beer garden. Visitors are invited to bring lawn chairs and blankets. This is one of the Don’t Miss Events of the year in Long Valley. [Washington Township-Morris County-North Jersey]
WTCEO Fireworks Festival
Time: 5:00pm – 11:00pm
Location: Long Valley Middle School

Passaic County Fireworks and 4th of July Celebrations:

Paterson July 4th Concerts & Fireworks, Friday, July, 1, 2011:
July 1, 2011: [Update, June, 28, 2011] We just found a new website for the Paterson Fourth of July Fireworks Extravaganza. Paterson will celebrate the 4th on Friday, July 1st, 2011 downtown at Main and Ward Streets. The celebration will start at 6:30 and continue until 10:00. This year there will be live music, art exhibitions, merchandise vendors, food stands and fireworks at dusk.
The concerts start at 6:30 with the Jazz band David Lowe’s Positive Connections. At 7:30 David Cedeno & his Orchestra will pay salsa and Latino favorites. At 8:30, Triniti will play popular music from the 70′s to today.
There will be an art exhibition by Ivanhoe Artists. There will be a food court with: South American Chicken from Chicken Campero, calssic Hot Dogs from Nathan’s Famous, Pizza and Italian classics from Center City Pizza, authentic Greek food from The Village and more.
Local families are encouraged to bring chairs and enjoy the festivities and fireworks downtown.
[Paterson-Passaic County-North Jersey]

Sussex County Fireworks and 4th of July Celebrations:

Sparta 4th of July Fireworks & Parade, Sunday & Monday, July 3, 4, 2011
The charming little lakeside community of Sparta will sponsor a fireworks display on Sunday, July 3, 2011 on the lake. The fireworks are sponsored by the Lake Mohawk Country Club. On Monday morning at 10:00 AM the Sparta Elks are putting on an Independence Day parade. The parade will come down East Shore Trail and go through Lake Mohawk plaza and end up at the Sparta Library.
Vernon Fire Department Fundraising Fireworks, Saturday, July 2, 2011
July 2, 2011: The Vernon Township Fire Department & the Highland Lakes Fire Department are sponsoring their annual fundraising fireworks display on July 2, 2011. The gates open at 5:30 PM. The fireworks will be staged at Lounsberry Hollow Middle School on Sammis Road, Vernon New Jersey. This is a great event for the whole family that supports the local fire departments. The cost of admission if $15.00 per immediate family or a carload of 4 people. There is free parking available for the show. The rain date is Sunday, July 3, 2011.
Vernon: Crystal Springs Resort 4th of July Celebrations: Saturday, July 2, 2011 & Sunday, July 3, 2011
Crystal Springs has a full weekend of festivities planned for their resort guests and homeowners over the July 4th weekend. It all starts on Saturday at noon with a Chef’s Garden BBQ at Grand Cascades Lodge that includes a barbeque and brick oven pizza buffet with microbrew, cocktails, sangria and live entertainment. Later on Saturday, there’s a Louisiana Crawfish Festival at the Minerals Hotel & Spa – Tiki Field. It runs from 5 to 9 PM. The festival will feature live jazz, blues and Dixieland music. There will be lots of boiled crawfish, crawfish pie, alligator sausage, shrimp Creole with rice and beans, raw oysters and jambalaya. There will also be carriage rides and New Orleans cocktails like Hurricanes, New Orleans Martinis, and Mardi Gras Ambrosia. On Sunday the 3rd, from 1 to 5 PM there’s a Bluegrass BBQ at the Vista 180 Pool. The event will feature a Barbeque, beer and wine, bluegrass music from the group Heavy Traffic, horse & carriage rides and swimming.

Warren County Fireworks and 4th of July Celebrations:

Blairstown Fourth of July Celebration: Monday, July 4, 2011:
July 4, 2011: Let the Red, White and Blue work for you as an exhibitor and/or sponsor at the July Fourth: Spirit of Americana Celebration at Footbridge Park in Blairstown. The festival will feature a craft and vendor show with exhibits by local crafters, vendors, local businesses, and non-profit organizations. There will be lots of activities for the whole family including: sack races, a watermellon seed spitting contest, brass band performances, a frog jumping contest, and old fashioned pie eating contests. Highlights for the day include the Warren County Bake Off, the Patriotic Dog Competition and the Miss Liberty Belle Pageant for girls between the ages of 14 to 18. The festival is held at Footbridge Park in Blairstown.

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