10 Fourth of July Events You Won't Regret Going to in NY and NJ

The Fourth of July may be an important national holiday but it is also a day filled with stress. People want to have the best plans and see the best fireworks. Look no further, these are 10 of the most exciting things to do for the Fourth in New York and New Jersey.

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Macy's Fireworks Show

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July 4

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East River in Midtown, NY

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Fireworks at 9:25 pm

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Travis Parade

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July 4

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Opening ceremony begins at noon at 4108 Victory Boulevard, Staten Island

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Parade begins at 12:30 pm at the Showplace Center in Staten Island

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Revolutionary War Tours

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- Relive the events of Independence Day in 1776

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July 4 10am-12:30pm

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$25.99 for children and $39.99 for adults

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4821 40th Street, Sunnyside, NY 11104

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Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest

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Corner of Surf and Stillwell Avenue in Coney Island, NY July 4

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Contestants pre-selected to eat as many hot dogs as possible in 10 minutes

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Jersey City Freedom and Fireworks Festival

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Featuring headliner Pitbull (a.k.a. Mr. Worldwide)

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July 4

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Liberty State Park, Jersey City, NJ

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Noon-10 pm

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Free admission

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Live music, rides, food and fireworks show with a view of the NYC skyline

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New Jersey State Fair and fireworks

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July 3-4

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State Fair Meadowlands in East Rutherford, NJ

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2pm -1am

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Live music, food vendors, rides and games

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House of Yes 21+ day party

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Dancing, food and other surprises

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July 4 from 3pm-10pm

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2 Wyckoff Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11237

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Costumes skip the line, 15% of proceeds donated to ACLU

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Bridgewater Fireworks

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July 4

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Revolutionary War reenactment at 6pm

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Fireworks at 9:30pm

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North Branch Park, Bridgewater, NJ

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Bring your own dinner or buy refreshments at the park

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Oceanfest

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July 4

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Long Branch Beach, NJ

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10 am-10 pm

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Fireworks at 9 pm

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Food, crafts, face paint, clowns, entertainment and more

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Fourth of July Fireworks Cruise

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July 4

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Cruise of East River to see the fireworks

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6 pm-10 pm

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$290.59 tickets for five-hour tour and dinner

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