Independence Day celebrations

HOLIDAY. Check out these firework displays and festivals to celebrate the Fourth of July.

| 06 Jul 2024 | 06:36

New Jersey

Saturday, July 6

Branchville Borough Fireworks Show: 9:30 p.m. by the old Sussex County Fairgrounds in the Selective Insurance Co. area.

Ongoing Events:

Fireworks Shows: Post-game fireworks display at Skylands Stadium, home of the Sussex County Miners baseball team, on July 13. Show included in game admission. Games begin at 6:35 p.m. at the stadium, 94 Championship Place, Augusta.

Great Divide Campground Fourth of July Weekend: The Great Divide Campground, 68 Phillips Road, Newton, will host an outdoor weekend full of live music July 3-7. Performance times vary.

New York

Saturday, July 6

Annual Greenwood Lake Fireworks: Car show from noon to 6 p.m. with fireworks starting at 9 p.m. at Thomas P. Morahan Waterfront Park, 7 Windermere Ave.

Saturday, July 13

Chester Annual Block Party and Fireworks: Party starts at 5 p.m. including food trucks, live music, and more. Bring your blanket and chairs to the Maple Ave. fields in Chester, NY for the fireworks display and drone at sundown. Rain date is July 14.

Friday, July 19

Orange County Freedom Fest: Shop local vendors, food trucks and listen to live music at Thomas Bull Memorial Park, 211 Rt. 416, Montgomery from 4 to 8 p.m., with fireworks display at dusk. Rain date is July 26. Be advised that glass containers, pets, pop-up tents and sparklers are prohibited.

Ongoing Events:

41st Annual Great American Weekend: Offers 170+ vendors, live music, food and activities for all ages with free admission on Saturday, July 6 and Sunday, July 7 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Goshen. Stroll the nine-acre village surrounding the First Presbyterian Church, 33 Park Place.

Second Annual America the Beautiful Festival: A free community event honoring veterans, military, and first responders on Saturday, July 13 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, July 14 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. featuring live music, a car show, food, and more. Fireworks display on Saturday at 9 p.m. Location: New Century, 517 Neversink Drive, Port Jervis, NY.


Ongoing Events:

Let Freedom Ring Festival and Carnival: Poconos Park’s annual celebration features to carnival rides and games, food, vendors, music and more with free entry daily. Open Wednesday, July 3 to Friday, July 5 from 5 to 10 p.m., and Saturday, July 6 from 1 to 10 p.m. Fireworks at sundown on Saturday, July 6. Parking costs $15 per car. Ride wristbands are available for $25 each. Location: 265 Tom Ridge Dr. Bushkill.