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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Mercer County Freedom Festival

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June 30

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Mercer County Park, West Windsor Township, NJ

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3 pm-11 pm

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Free admission

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Carnival rides, food, live music and fireworks

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Fireworks in the Park

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July 2

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Donaldson Park, Highland Park, NJ

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Event starts at 5 pm. Fireworks at 9:20 pm

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Food vendors, live music, activities for children

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Rain date July 3

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Celebrate Our Stars and Stripes

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July 3

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Water Street, Perth Amboy, NJ

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5-10 pm

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Food vendors, boat parade and fireworks

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Rain date July 5

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New Providence Independence Day Celebration

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July 3

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Downtown New Providence on South Street, New Providence, NJ

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Event starts at 7 pm with a DJ, prizes, food, and activities for children

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Fireworks at 9:30 pm

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Rain date July 5

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Jersey City Freedom and Fireworks Festival

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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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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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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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Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest

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July 4

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Corner of Surf and Stillwell Avenue in Coney Island, NY

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

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Event broadcasted on ESPN

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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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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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Tickets are $185 for children (ages 12-20) and $195 for adults (ages 21+)

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