Wednesday might be the worst day for Independence Day to fall on. Monday or Friday are good because we get a three-day-weekend, Tuesday and Thursday are okay because (if we have the vacation time saved up) we can stretch it into four days...but Wednesday is just a drag.

Some towns are celebrating early so that we can enjoy the fireworks displays without staying up on a weeknight.

Smileus

June 27

Berkeley Township Summer Concert Series & Fireworks
Veterans Park, Berkeley
Concert 6pm; Fireworks 9pm

June 30

Manchester Independence Day Celebration & Manchester Day
Harry Wright Lake, Lake Road
Festival 2pm, Fireworks at dusk

June 30

Indoor Laser Fireworks Show
Robert J. Novins Planetarium at Ocean County College, Toms River
Showtimes are 11:30am and 1pm. Ticket info is available here.

June 30

Laser Spirit: A Patriotic Laser Experience
Robert J. Novins Planetarium at Ocean County College, Toms River
Show starts at 5:30pm, featuring a mix of pop, classic rock, oldies, and patriotic music. Ticket info is available here.

June 30-July 4

Six Flags Great Adventure's July 4th Fest
Six Flags Great Adventure, Jackson
Fireworks displays nightly at 10pm

July 1

Lavallette Independence Day Celebration
Lavallette Gazebo, Philadelphia Avenue
Concert 8pm, Fireworks 9pm.

July 3

Lakewood Independence Day Celebration
Lake Caralsaljo, Lakewood Road
Concert 7:30pm; Fireworks 9:15pm.
Shuttle buses available from Public Works & Lakewood Municipal Building

July 3

Lakewood BlueClaws
FirstEnergy Park, Lakewood
Postgame fireworks after Lakewood BlueClaws vs. Delmarva Shorebirds

July 3

Lakehurst Independence Day Fireworks
Lake Horicon, Lakehurst
Fireworks at the lake at dusk on July 3 (July 7 raindate)

July 4

Beachwood's 4th of July Fireworks Over the Toms River
Beachwood Beach, Bayside Ave., Beachwood
Fireworks at dusk.

July 4

Point Pleasant Beach Independence Day Celebration
Jenkinson's Boardwalk & Beach, 300 Ocean Ave.
Fireworks at dusk

July 4

Seaside Heights Fourth of July Fireworks Extravaganza
Seaside Heights Boardwalk
Fireworks at 9:30pm.

July 5

Brick's 2018 Annual Summerfest Concert
Windward Beach, Princeton Avenue, Brick
Concert 7:30pm, Fireworks at dark

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