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Local Independence Day July 4th Fireworks

Jun 30, 2022
New Jersey's July 4th Celebration Jersey City

Looking for the 2023 4th of July Celebrations & Fireworks Close to Harrison click on highlighted link. The article below is from 2022.

The Town of Harrison does not currently have an Independence Day Fireworks Celebration but other surrounding communities have 4th of July Celebrations and Fireworks. We are providing information on each below.

This is not a complete list of 4th of July Celebrations and Fireworks but these are local enough that Harrison residents can travel to.  The Jersey City Celebration entitled "New Jersey's July 4th Celebration" is on Exchange Place in Jersey City and is an all day event with entertainment.  Even if you only go from Noon time to three or four o'clock that should be a nice outing for the family.  You can take the Path train into Jersey City and Exchange Place Station.

Local 4th of July Fireworks Celebrations

Kearny NJ

Date: July 4, 2022

Rain Date: July 5, 2022

Start Time: 7 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: James Dean Orchestra

Website: Kearny 4th of July Webpage


Belleville NJ

Date: July 1, 2022

Rain Date: July 2, 2022

Start Time: 6 p.m.

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

 Entertainment: Not Specified

Website: Belleville 4th of July Webpage


Jersey City NJ

Date: July 4, 2022

Rain Date:  None

Start Time: Noon.  Fireworks: 9:30 p.m.

Location: Exchange Place, 1 Exchange Place, Jersey City

Entertainment: Flo Rida, DJ Diesel (Shaquille O’Neal), and DJ Funk Flex

Website(s): Jersey City 4th of July Celebration webpage,

Jersey City 4th of July Map Guide


Union City NJ

Date: July 1, 2022

Rain Date: None

Start Time: 6 p.m.

Location: Downtown, Palisades Avenue from 18th to 22nd Street.

Entertainment: None announced.

Website(s): Union City 4th of July webpage


The Last Harrison Fireworks

The last time the Town of Harrison had a celebration 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? Do you want Harrison Fest to return to Harrison? Let Us Know Your Thoughts on our Community Discussion Board.  If you have not signed up yet to participate you can Sign Up now.