North Jersey Fireworks 2013

by locationfinder on June 30, 2013

July Fireworks. BBQ. Family & friends. Swimming and music.   That time of the year is finally here! Where and when are all of the fireworks this year?

Unfortunately,  The Annual Thunder in the Highlands festival has been cancelled this year due to funding.  Although North Jersey residents enjoy spending time in West Milford, NJ at the Jungle Habitat site, the promoters felt that it was too much of a gamble to run the event.  Umm, just a thought to the promoters –  cut a deal with local businesses in advance and have them sell tickets months in advance.  Combine the tickets with a useful coupon for those local businesses so it is a  win-win opportunity!

In nearby Fair Lawn, fireworks will occur at  7:30 p.m. Monday at Memorial Park.  Bring money. One of the largest and most noteworthy fireworks displays will be held on July 7th in nearby Paramus, NJ. Park at the Garden State Plaza and prepare to be  blown away! One note – prepare for traffic. The event starts at 6:30. 

If you are looking to see fireworks in Ringwood and Wanaque, you are out of luck!The Boroughs haven’t sponsored fireworks in years. Many resident in the lake communities organize their own firework displays over the water. On occasion, local sponsors ask for donations, and deserve them for all of their hard work! If attending a July firework display at a lake, it is etiquette to bring at least five dollars for the community sponsors’ coffers.  There is a July 4th activity at Ringwood Manor though – Visit the 14th annual July Fourth Celebration and Declaration of Independence Reading. At 1pm, there will be a dramatic reading of Declaration of Independence on the steps of Ringwood Manor porch on Sloatsburg Road, with Colonial activities and demonstrations by Revolutionary War re-enactors from New Jersey Militia-Heard’s Brigade, 35th Royal Sussex Regiment, Friends of Long Pond Ironworks and individuals. Bring $5-$7 parking.

Well, if you are planning on bringing the family out to see the fireworks on the Fourth of July, your selection is limited! In the Bergen/Passaic County corridor, Ridgewood is the only town in the area that is sponsoring a laudable fireworks display on July 4th. There is a flag-raising ceremony at 9 a.m. Thursday, followed by a parade beginning at 10 a.m. at North Monroe Street and Godwin Avenue and ending at the Graydon parking lot, with activities at Veterans Memorial Field, Linwood Avenue and Northern Parkway, beginning at 6:30 p.m. including live entertainment, skydivers and concluding with fireworks at dusk, $15; $10 ages 6-12; free ages 5 and younger.

Also, in nearby Lincoln Park, there will be family activities beginning 5 p.m. on Thursday at the Jerry and Dolores Turco Medical Rehab Center on Pinebrook Road.  There will be a dunk tank, carnival games, and music by Take a Chance and Rock Hard and food, concluding with fireworks; rain date Friday.

Perhaps the best event this year is On the Hudson. Macy’s will be celebrating their 37th annual Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular. The Fireworks Spectacular will feature performances by Tim McGraw and Mariah Carey and more than 40,000 fireworks choreographed by Usher to a 26-minute patriotic score. The fireworks will be
launched from a barge in the Hudson River, giving Hudson County residents prime viewing real-estate for the night’s display.  Find a parking lot, go to a park, and have a blast!

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