Independence Day isn't just the 4th of July anymore. Towns all around are having fireworks spectaculars. You're not just stuck in (although that's fun, too.)
Here's a list with dates! Happy 4th!
Sunday, July 1
- New Brunswick: New Brunswick will celebrate Independence Day on Sunday, July 1, with a joint fireworks display over the Raritan River, viewable by both New Brunswick and Highland Park. At 7 pm, Rumba Con Son will give a free concert in Boyd Park. At 9 pm, the Preamble to the Declaration of Independence will be publicly read and fireworks will commence at 9:15 pm. Free parking is available at the Public Safety Parking Deck at the corner of Commercial Avenue and Neilson Street, and handicapped parking is available in Boyd Park. Seating is available in the park's amphitheater, but attendees can also bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on to watch the fireworks. Picnicking is permitted, but no alcohol is allowed in the park.
- Highland Park: On the other side of the Raritan River, Highland Park will begin its festivities at 2:15 pm in Donaldson Park. Donaldson Park performers are scheduled beginning at 2:30 pm.
Tuesday, July 3
- Perth Amboy: The city, along with neighboring South Amboy, will be holding their fireworks celebration the same day - or rather, night - as Woodbridge. Their spectacular will start at 9:20 pm on the waterfronts of both towns.
- Woodbridge: will be celebrating the 4th of July on the 3rd this year—that's next Tuesday. The fireworks extravaganza will be held once again at in Sewaren. Gates open at 4 pm. The event is free and sponsored by in Fords. The fireworks display will once again be put on by Pyrotecnico. The rain date is July 5.
Wednesday, July 4
- Clark: The annual Clark fireworks display to will go off with a bang on July 4 at 9 pm at Arthur L. Johnson High School. There will be some food vendors on hand and DJ starting around 7:30 pm.
- Milltown: As usual, Milltown has a whole day of great events planned to celebrate Independence Day. The day includes a fishing derby at 6 am and a Fun Run, followed by a parade at 10 am. The parade begins at Van Liew Avenue and continues down Main Street to East Lincoln and then to JFK Boulevard, ending at Violet Terrace. Festivities will continue at Borough Park with rides for the kids, ice cream, food, music and more. Stay for the hot dog eating contest at 2:30 pm. Live music begins at 7 p.m. until the fireworks begin at about 9:30 pm. The rain date is July 7. Visit the borough's website, www.milltownnj.org, for more information.
Friday, July 6
- South Brunswick: The annual will be held on July 6 on the grounds between both , beginning at 6:30 pm. The fireworks will begin around 9 p.m. Rain date is July 7 for fireworks only.