4th of July Events
Hockessin- Community event
Relay races, parade and fireworks. All Day long July 4th
Wilmington -Tubman-Garrett Park & Riverwalk
Events starting at 4 pm. Fireworks around 9:45 on July 4th
Newark- UD Athletic Complex.
Live music and activities until start of fireworks. Starting at 6p on July 4th
Middletown- Silver Lake Park.
Parade is at 10 am and the Festivities begin at 6 pm on July 4th
Dover- First State Heritage Park
There will be tours of the Old State House, Legislative Hall and other venues. National Bell Ringing at 2.
The Fireworks will be above Legislative Hall starting at 9:20 on July 4th
Fireworks will be visible from the beach and boardwalk all along the coast.
Fireworks begin about 9:15 on July 4th
The parade is at noon. Activities throughout the day; fireworks at dusk on July 4th
The 8thAnnual City of Asbury Park Fourth of July Parade will be held at 1 p.m. Monday. The parade starts at Cookman and Grand Avenue and continues down Main Street onto Fifth Ave. to Ocean Avenue. The reviewing stand will be on Fifth Avenue between Kingsley and Ocean Avenues and the judges will be there to choose the best entries in various categories.
There will be a wide variety of bands including the Hegeman String Band from Philadelphia and the American Celts Pipe and Drums. Additional attractions for the kids will be located in Bradley Park
There will be fireworks at the 2nd and 4th avenue beaches around 9:30 p.m
Barnegat Township will celebrate July 4 with a 7:30 p.m. bayfront concert at the municipal dock, 411 E. Bay Ave.,
followed by a fireworks display at dusk.
Fireworks will begin at 8:45 p.m. July 4 at the Bayside Avenue beach front, although they're visible along the river banks.
For more information, call 732-286-6000, ext: 200.
Those visiting Belmar on July 8 can watch fireworks at 6th and Ocean Avenue. In the event of rain, the display will be held July 9.
Bradley Beach will celebrate starting at 7 p.m. July 3 with DJ Joey V at the Bradley Beach gazebo on Ocean Avenue.
Fireworks will follow at 9 p.m., with a July 4 rain date.
Brick Township will celebrate the holiday early with a concert at Windward Beach at 6 p.m.
June 30 featuring Jimmy and the Parrots, a Jimmy Buffet tribute band. Fireworks begin at dusk.
Lacey will celebrate fireworks early with a display at 7:30 p.m. July 3 at Lacey Township High School.
Attendees are urged to bring their own chairs to the party, which will feature DJ Mike spinning songs. The rain date is July 5.
Beach Haven's popular fireworks display over the bay takes place at 9 p.m. July 4. The show can be viewed from the end of Taylor Avenue. On the north end of the island, catch the Barnegat Light Independence Day celebration on July 3. A parade begins at 7 p.m. at 16th Street, followed by a concert at the dock between 9th and 10th streets. For more information on Barnegat Light's events, call 609-494-9196.
The city will enjoy Oceanfest from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. July 4, featuring fireworks, crafters, food and music. Located on the promenade between Ocean Place Resort & Spa and Seven Presidents Park, fireworks will light up the sky at 9 p.m.
after a day that will include bands, clowns, face painters, balloon artists and more.
Manasquan has numerous events planned for July 2, starting with a patriotic bicycle decorating contest at 5 p.m. at the Manasquan-Brielle Little League Field. A bicycle parade will follow at 7:30 p.m. from the Manasquan Coast Guard Station on 2nd Avenue, with a concert by Billy Lawlor at 7:30 p.m. at Main Beach. Fireworks follow at dusk. Rain date is July 3.
Manchester will celebrate the Independence Day weekend with music starting at 6 p.m. July 2 at Harry Wright Lake in Whiting. Nicholas King and the Fabulous Grease Band will entertain the crowd. Call 732-657-8121 for more information about the free event.
Nearby Lakehurstalso will celebrate with a parade at 11 a.m. through downtown and fireworks at dusk at Lake Horicon Park.
Ocean Grove will celebrate with a parade at 10:30 a.m. July 2 and a concert at 7:30 p.m. at the Great Tabernacle, 22 Pilgrim Pathway.
The Ocean Grover Summer Band, directed by Harry Eichhorn, will perform patriotic tunes.
Point Pleasant Beach's own Jenkinson's boardwalk, 300 Ocean Ave., welcomes all to its annual fireworks display at 9 p.m. over the beach. Enjoy the games and rides or grab a drink with friends at Jenkinson's bar while watching the show.
For more information call 732-892-0600.
Fireworks will be visible anywhere on the Seaside Heights boardwalk starting at 9:30 p.m. July 4.
The borough also sets off fireworks every Wednesday at 9:30 p.m.
Wall will celebrate all weekend with the Wall Fair, a three-day eventstarting July 1 featuring rides, food, live entertainment and more at the municipal complex, 2700 Allaire Road. Fireworks will conclude the fun at dusk July 3.
The borough will put on a fireworks displayon Independence Day that was initially in danger of being canceled. Late action by the Borough Council has preserved the event, which will occur at dusk at Franklin Lake.
Country music act After the Reign will perform after the fireworks, which have a July 9 rain date.
POPS on Independence
Date: July 3, 8 p.m.
Details: Details: Independence Hall | 5th and Chestnut Streets
Peter Nero and the Philly Pops!® return to celebrate America’s birthday in America’s birthplace with “POPS! on Independence,” a free concert at Independence Hall. As one of Philadelphia’s most popular Fourth of July traditions, seating is first come, first served. Note: Concertgoers are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs.
Philly 4th of July Jam and Grand Finale Fireworks
Date: July 4, 7 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Details: Benjamin Franklin Parkway between 18th & 23rd Streets | More Details
Join the Roots and special guests including John Mayer, Ne-Yo, Jill Scott more on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway for nation’s largest free outdoor Fourth of July concert, followed by an eye-popping, jaw-dropping, light-up-the-sky fireworks display. Check our our interactive map of the top places to watch the fireworks.
Concert programming begins around 7 p.m. (first performance estimated at 8 p.m.*)
Fireworks estimated to begin around 10:30 p.m.*
Note: Estimated times provided by Wawa Welcome America! Performances could happen before or after the listed times.
Taste of Philadelphia
Dates: July 5-7
Location: Penn’s Landing, 101 S. Columbus Boulevard
The celebration continues after the 4th during Taste of Philadelphia. Sample food from area restaurants and food trucks, enjoy live entertainment and special events. Marsha Ambrosius will take the stage on Saturday, July 6, followed by another spectacular fireworks show at the Adventure Aquarium Waterfront.