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POL's Guide to Mercer County's Best Fireworks & Festivities This July

July 4th celebrations are never a one-day affair. You can very easily keep the party going on for over a week, between family BBQs, movie showings, music concerts and local fireworks displays. We’ve got the scoop on where to watch fireworks every single day of the week, along with baby races, carnival rides, a special Captain America movie showing, historic re-enactments and lots more! Check out our round up to keep you entertained all holiday long.


Thursday, June 27

Montgomery Township Independence Day Celebration

    Montgomery High School, 1014 Rte 601, Skillman


        Enjoy games and activities for children, food vendors (including ice cream, cheesecakes, kettle corn & funnel cakes!). Get there early to enjoy a picnic, along with the sounds of The John Oakes Band at 7PM. After the singing of the  Star Spangled Banner at dusk, enjoy a spectacular display of fireworks!


Friday, June 28


Rider University’s Independence Day Fireworks

    Campus Green, 2083 Lawrenceville Road, Lawrence


        Bring a blanket or your favorite chair to enjoy Lawrence Township fireworks on the Campus Green. Music will begin at 7{M with the fireworks following around   9:15PM. Food trucks will be on site, as well as a fireworks fundraiser of glow necklaces for sale. (Rain date Saturday, June 29). For more information contact the Lawrence Township Recreations Department at  609-844-7065.


Saturday, June 29


Freedom Festival

    Mercer County Park, 1638 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor Township


        Attractions, including Jake Miller, Wiener Dog Races, Baby Races, Giveaways (like a Nintendo Switch and Jennifer Lopez tickets), Scavenger hunt, live music, more than 20 food trucks, WPST and NJ 101.5 personalities and carnival style rides. They are touting “Mercer County’s largest firework show”  will light up the skies. The event is free to attend. Parking is $5.


Sunday, June 30


Hopewell Valley Concert & Fireworks, Titusville

    Woolsey Park, 221 Washington Crossing Road, Titusville


        Enjoy food, classic cars & a great fireworks show!


Wednesday, July 3


Ewing Township Independence Day Fireworks Celebration

    The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) Green Lane Fields, Green Lane, Ewing Township


        Bring your lawn chairs and blanket and enjoy free games, rides, face painting,  a balloon man, DJ Dan Murphy, Entertainment by Miss Amy, Colonial Reenacts  and food vendors. A spectacular fireworks show will take place at dusk. Rain date  Friday, July 5th.


Flemington Raritan Parks Fireworks

    Reading Fleming Intermediate School’s Upper Parking Lot, 50 Court Street, Flemington


        A DJ will provide music beginning at 7:30PM, with fireworks beginning around 9PM. The rain date is Friday, July 5.    


Hamilton Independence Day Fireworks and Concert

    Veterans Park, Kuser Road Entrance, 2206 Kuser Road, Hamilton Township


        Visit Veterans Park for Hamilton Township’s Independence Day Fireworks and Concert Celebration. The concert begins at 6PM with a  performance by The Heartbeats. Fireworks take place after dark (approximately 9:30PM). Rain date is Thursday, July 4.


Captain America, The First Avenger

    State Theatre New Jersey, 15 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick


        Celebration America’s birthday in patriotic fashion with Captain America.  Afterwards head over to Boyd Park (Route 18 North) for live music, children’s  activities, food & fireworks. This is a free showing.


New Brunswick Fireworks

    Elmer B. Boyd Park, New Brunswick


        New Brunswick’s July 4th celebration includes music & food, with fireworks starting around 9:20PM.


Thursday, July 4



Fourth of July Jubilee at Historic Morven, Princeton

    Morven Museum & Garden, 55 Stockton Street, Princeton


        Enjoy a meet and greet with Annis Boudinot Stocken, take photos in the  Revolutionary Photo Booth, Sign the Decoration of Independence, take part in an interactive chalk wall and enjoy games and prizes. This free event is shine only. For additional details call Curator of Education & Public Programs Debra Lampert-Rudman at 609.924.8144, ext. 106.


Happy Hour on the Lake

    The Boathouse at Mercer Lake, 334 S. Post Road, West Windsor


        Enjoy delicious food and drink specials, cigars, live music, views of Mercer Lake  from the grounds and $4 pontoon boat rides (weather permitting).


Summer Courtyard Concert Series: Big Country and the Finger Pick’n Good Band

    Princeton Shopping Center, 301 North Harrison Street, Princeton


        The Arts Council of Princeton and Princeton Shopping Center host a 4th of July celebration in the Courtyard. Big Country and the Finger Pick’n Good Band’s  sound consists of country, blues, rock ’n’ roll and pop. Covering some of Nashville’s current stars like Brett Young, Sam Hunt and Chris Stapleton, they’ll  pull you in with their charismatic style. This is a free event.



Trenton Thunder, Trenton

    Arm & Hammer Park, 1 Thunder Road, Trenton

    7PM game time

        If you miss the fireworks after the 7PM show, be sure to catch them at Saturday’s game (game start time 7PM).


Monroe Township’s July 4th Celebration, Monroe Township

    Thompson Park, 1701 Perrineville Road, Monroe Township


        Monroe Township’s July 4th celebrations starts at 5PM at Thompson Park. Fireworks begin at dusk.


Friday, July 5


Bordentown Independence Day Fireworks Celebration

    Joseph Lawrence Park, 317 Ward Avenue, Bordertown


        Enjoy food, music, a kids’ corner and a corn hole tournament. Fireworks begin at  dusk.


Cranbury Fireworks, Cranbury

    Village Park, Cranbury


        Join Cranberry Township with the town’s annual fireworks display at Village Park.  Bring a picnic and enjoy music from Mercer County Symphonic Band from  6:30-8:30PM. Fireworks will begin at dusk. As a reminder, no alcohol is permitted  in the park.



Saturday, July 6


East Windsor Township Fireworks and Music

    Etra Lake Park, Disbrow Hill Road


        The East Windsor Independence Day Celebration includes performance by Jerry Rife’s Rhythm Kings, Dixieland Jazz Band and the Trenton Quintet Plus One  Band. The firework show will take place at 9:30PM. (Rain date Saturday, July 13).