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4th of July Celebrations & Fireworks Close to Harrison NJ

Jul 01, 2023
Jersey City 4th of July Cover 2023

The Town of Harrison does not currently have an Independence Day Celebration and/or Fireworks Celebration but other surrounding communities have 4th of July Celebrations and Fireworks. The Town of Harrison will have however on the 4th of July 2023, a CONCACAF Gold Cup Soccer Doubleheader at the Red Bulls Arena with Guantamal v. Guadeloupe and Costa Rica v. Martinique.

Information on Local Independence Day Celebrations.

This is not a complete list of 4th of July Celebrations and Fireworks but these are local enough that Harrison residents can travel to. 

Jersey City

Date: Tuesday, July 4, 2023

Rain Date: None

Start Time: Noon.

Fireworks: 9:30 p.m.

The Jersey City Independence Day Festival has 80 local sellers including food trucks, a US Army flight simulator, and New York Red Bulls and New Jersey Devils player and public outreach booths.

What's more, there will be three individual stages of DJ entertainment, handpicked by Lovelisa Dizon of the Jersey City-based Chilltown Collective. The event's grand finale is sure to be an unforgettable sight - a spectacular fireworks show by Grucci, launched from two barges on the Hudson River, set against the stunning backdrop of the New York City skyline.

The Jersey City Independence Day festival will be from noon to 10 p.m. along Montgomery Street. Take a look at Jersey City’s event map for more detailed information on the location of Entertainment, Food Vendors, Local Businesses, and where the Path Stations are relevant to where you want to go. The best way to get to Jersey City from Harrison is to take the Path Train to Exchange Place in Jersey City. Even if you go only for part of the day, the Jersey City Independence Day Festival will be a nice day out for family and friends.

Kearny NJ

Date: Tuesday, July 4, 2023

Rain Date: Wednesday, July 5, 2023

Start Time: 6 p.m.

Fireworks: 9:10 p.m.

Location: Veteran’s Field, Belgrove Avenue between Afton Street and Bergen Avenue. Put in 300 Belgrove Avenue in your favorite navigation program.  Note that Belgrove Avenue is Closed between the above streets so this is to get you close to the location.

Entertainment: 6 p.m. Kootz Band followed by James Dean Orchestra starting at 7:30 p.m.  The Fireworks start at approximately 9:10 p.m.

Website: Kearny 4th of July Webpage


Belleville NJ

Date: Monday, July 3, 2023

Rain Date: None

Start Time: 6 p.m.

Fireworks: Approximately 9 p.m.

 Location: Belleville Municipal Stadium, 350 Division Avenue, Belleville NJ

There will be Rides for Children, Clowns, Food Trucks, Family Fun Activities, and music provided by DJ Lady Star.  There will also be on the following day, July 4, 2023, Yoga in the Park with Prema Michelle Peterson with warm-up at 9:45 a.m. Yoga at 10 a.m at the Belleville Park, 343 Belleville Avenue, Belleville NJ.  At 11 a.m. there will be a Ceremony To Honor Revolutionary War soldiers at the Dutch Reform Church located at the corner of Rutgers St and Main St. in Belleville, NJ.

Website: Belleville 4th of July Flyer

Nutley NJ

Date: Tuesday, July 4, 2023

Rain Date: next day without rain

Start Time: 6:30 p.m.

Fireworks: Approximately 9 p.m.

 Location: Nutley Park Oval, 300 Franklin Avenue, Nutley NJ

There will be Rides for Children, Food Vendors, Family Fun Activities, and music provided by DJ Rob Franicola

Montclair NJ

There are NO Fireworks in Montclair but there is a 4th of July Parade starting at Bloomfield Avenue and South Fullerton Street. The parade begins on Tuesday, July 4, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. and will travel a 1.6-mile route west on Bloomfield Avenue, the turning north (right) on Midland Avenue, continuing to Watchung Avenue, then it will turn west to Valley Road and ending at Edgemont Park, the site of the town picnic. The parade is a rain or shine event.

The community Picnic will begin at 1pm. Food trucks, music, games and activities will be on hand at the end of the parade route in Edgemont Park.

To review the Parade route and see where Edgemont Park is located click on Parade route.

The Last Harrison Fireworks

The last time the Town of Harrison celebrated with Fireworks was at one of the Harrison Fest Street Festivals where then Councilman Anselmo Millan (Councilman Millan) had high-tech and safe fireworks at the Library Park. 

Councilman Millan, as President of Harrison Fest, initially got opposition to close off Harrison Avenue between 1st Street and Davis Avenue for a Grand Parade and Street Festival as well as for the Fireworks.  Closing Harrison Avenue created a Pedestrian Mall with live performances by musicians on Stage and folkloric dancing groups and Elvis and Michael Jackson (impersonators) performing.  Food Vendors, craft vendors, and local merchants displayed and sold their merchandise. Families gathered for a good time.

The Fireworks display put the exclamation point at the end of the festivities and a long day with a Grand Parade, Street Festival on Harrison Avenue, and a lot of happy residents and visitors.  People talk about the Red Bulls Arena putting Harrison on the map but Harrison Fest had a lot to do with it too. It became a Statewide event with diverse ethnic and cultural groups coming from New Jersey and New York.

Tell us if you'd like a 4th of July Celebration in Harrison.  Where would you suggest holding the celebration? Let Us Know Your Thoughts on our Community Discussion Board.  If you have not signed up yet to participate you can Sign Up now.