Freeholders wish everyone a safe, happy July 4th

County offices will be closed on Monday for holiday observance 

FREEHOLD – The Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders wishes everyone a safe and happy Fourth of July weekend, and reminds residents that most county offices will be closed on Monday, July 4 in observance of the holiday. All county parks and golf courses will remain open. 


“As our celebration of American independence and freedom takes place with friends and family at picnics, barbecues and fireworks displays, we should remember the brave acts and sacrifices that made this all possible,” Freeholder Director Robert D. Clifton said. “Let us keep in our hearts and minds American patriots and our veterans and members of our Armed Forces soldiers who have fought for us and continue to protect us today.”

Below is a partial list of local fireworks displays and celebrations this Fourth of July weekend:


Friday, July 1, 2011

Hazlet Fireworks Display     (rain date: 7/8) Fireworks begin at dusk
Annual Fireworks display sponsored by the Recreation Commission
Veterans Memorial Park, Union Ave, Hazlet


Atlantic Highlands Fireworks Display          Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m.
Atlantic Highlands Municipal Harbor
Simon Lake Drive, Atlantic Highlands


Spring Lake July Fourth Celebration/ Art Walk (rain date: 7/3)
Sponsored by the Spring Lake Chamber of Commerce


Saturday, July 2, 2011

Military Appreciation Day in Belmar

Salute all active military, National Guard and their immediate families.

Taylor pavilion, Belmar



Manasquan Fireworks           (rain date: 7/3) dusk Start
Presented by the Manasquan Tourism Commission.



Ocean Township Fourth of July Celebration (rain date: 7/3) 6:00pm-11:00pm
Fourth of July celebration and fireworks (begins at sunset)

Joe Palaia Park, 240 Whalepond Road, Oakhurst


Keansburg Fireworks display (also on 7/4)
Presented by Keansburg Amusements
At fishing pier, Keansburg

Sunday, July 3, 2010

Red Bank - KABOOM! Fireworks on the Navesink
Launched from two barge locations, Garden State Fireworks of Millington, New Jersey shoots over 10,000 shells, all choreographed to an eclectic mix of popular and patriotic songs.
Navesink River, Red Bank


Bradley Beach Fireworks on the Beach 9:00pm
Boardwalk, Bradley Beach


Freehold Concert and Fireworks   9:00pm
Sponsored by Downtown Freehold

Freehold Raceway, Freehold


Wall Day (rain date Fireworks: 7/9) 12 noon - 11:00pm

Rides, Fireworks, Games, Live Bands, Food, Fun,

and the 22nd Annual Firecracker 5 Mile Run & Kids Races!
Wall Municipal Complex, 2700 Allaire Road, Wall

Union Beach Fireworks Display (rain date: 7/5) Fireworks begin at dusk
On the beachfront
Union Beach

Monday, July 4, 2010

Asbury Park Parade and Fireworks
Fireworks and parade to celebrate the Fourth!
Boardwalk, Asbury Park 


Long Branch Oceanfest and Fireworks      Fireworks at dusk
Vendors, bands, exhibits, food, and fireworks are all part of this annual rain or shine celebration.
Ocean Promenade, Long Branch

Sea Bright Fireworks Display (rain date: 7/5)

Concert by Tim McLoone and the Shirleys (7:30 p.m.) before a fireworks display at dusk.
Public Beach Area, Sea Bright

West Long Branch Fireworks Display (rain date: 7/6) Concert: 7:00pm, Fireworks at dusk
Live music featuring the Grease Band before a fireworks display at dusk.
Franklin Lake, West Long Branch