Don’t look now but it’s almost time for a Party in the USA. You know you’re going to barbeque and probably watch a parade or three but where are you going to go for that most important of July 4thtraditions, the fireworks? There are plenty of places in Bergen County to watch fireworks this 4thof July, so make a plan and then grab your earplugs. It’s time to revel in the rocket’s red glare at these spectacular fireworks displays in and around Bergen County, New Jersey to thank those who have served our country and remember why we love living in America.
What: Kick off the holiday week early with the Fair Lawn Fireworks Show on Monday July 1. Presale tickets are available now. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets, enjoy the pre-fireworks music and food, and then settle in to honor America’s freedom.
Where: Memorial Park, Fair Lawn
When: Monday July 1. Fireworks start between 9-9:15 pm
Chow at: Food and beverage vendors will be on location. Or, you can never go wrong with a stop at Benny’s Luncheonette and whatever you do, be sure to leave room for dessert!
What: Freedom & Fireworks Festival complete with music headlined by Pitbull and Akon, and a Family Fun Carnival.
Where: Exchange Place, Montgomery Street and the Hudson River
When: Thursday, July 4th from 12 noon until 10:00 pm
Chow: The Festival will feature a Food Truck Alley and a Food Tent Village plus Beer Gardens throughout so fear not, you will not go hungry (or thirsty!)
What: Fireworks, food, live music and inflatables
Where: Dwight Morrow High School Front Lawn
When: Tuesday, July 2 at 7:00pm. Rain date is Monday, July 8th.
Chow: Sofia in downtown Englewood for elevated plates and creative cocktails in a sleek, buzzy environment.
What: Amusements, games, food and fun from 10:00 am – 2:30 pm and fireworks in the evening.
Where: During the day events will be held at Roosevelt Common. Fireworks will be shot off behind Tenafly High School.
When: Saturday June 29. Entertainment by The Pettets begins at 8:00 pm. Fireworks will start at approximately 9:00 pm. Rain date is Sunday, June 30th.
Chow at: Mandoo Café. Because, dumplings.
What: Fireworks and live entertainment by Jumping Dragons, Raphael Valentino and The Paramus Community Orchestra.
Where: Cliff Gennarelli Sports-Plex, Paramus
When: Fireworks Sunday July 7, 6-11 pm
Chow at: Food trucks available on site, or try out Mighty Quinn’s BBQ at Garden State Plaza then stroll over for fireworks fun.
What: An exclusive viewing of the Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular for a limited number of guests.
Where: The 86th floor open air Observatory at the Empire State Building.
When: Thursday, July 4th. Guest check in begins at 7:00. Fireworks begin at 9:15. Following the fireworks, guests are invited to visit the 102nd floor, then depart at their leisure.
Chow: Hors d’oeuvres and premium open bar are included between 7:30 pm and 9:15 pm.
What: A day of celebration including a flag raising, parade and evening entertainment and fireworks.
When: Thursday, July 4th. Flag raising at 9:00 am, parade at 10:00 am, and gates open at 6:00 pm for entertainment and fireworks. Fireworks start after 9:00 pm. Rain Date Friday, July 5.
Where: Veteran’s Field, Ridgewood
Chow at: Bareburger, where the food is locally sourced, organic and sure to please every palate. Plus, at Bareburger, you can raise a glass to freedom with concoctions from their full bar.
What: Fireworks on July 4th at this family-friendly annual event featuring midway games, state-of-the-art thrill rides and whimsical kiddie rides.
Where: Overpeck County Park, Leonia
When: Thursday July 4th. Fireworks begin at 9:30 pm.
Chow at: Salute America as a melting pot for all kinds of cuisine as you enjoy your traditional Italian meal at Dante’s Place. Or, stick your scale in a dark corner of your closet and enjoy the fair food at the carnival.
What: All day fun with games, kiddie rides, a flea market, food vendors, music and fireworks.
Where: Focshini Park, Hackensack
When: Thursday July 4th. The Infernos Band begins at 7:15 pm and fireworks start at 9:15 pm.
Chow at: Celebrate America at CAVA, located in Bergen Town Center. Order up dips, spreads and traditional Greek specialties that “fill and fulfill”.
What: Fireworks are set off over the Hudson River and can be seen anywhere in the village.
Where: Memorial Park, Nyack, NY
When: Friday July 5th. Fireworks start at 9:00 pm.
Chow at: Celebrate diversity at 8 North Broadway with a vibrant Mediterranean menu that changes daily
What: Bring your blankets and chairs for an evening of music and fireworks on Saturday, July 6th.
Where: Finch Park, Ramsey
When: Saturday, July 6th, 6-10 pm
Chow at: Oh please. It’s a no brainer. Kinchley’s Tavern for thin crust pizza that always tops the Best Of lists.
What: Music, sweet and savory foods and fireworks.
Where: Little League Field, Riverside Avenue, Lyndhurst
When: Tuesday, July 2nd, festivities start at 6 pm, fireworks after dusk
Chow at: Food and novelty vendors on site or head to Trattoria Il Cafone for traditional Italian comfort food.