4th of July fireworks in Bergen County are back in many towns. We are more than ready to celebrate this year. We start this Wednesday in Englewood.
Because it was all cancelled last year due to Covid 19, it seems that everyone is going to celebrate more than ever before. I went into the Englewood Shoprite and you can just feel it.
While we’re going through a really hot spell now, people were stocking up with a noticeably upbeat attitude. Friends who saw each other were discussing their plans for the 4th weekend. Everyone wants to get back to normal. What could be more normal than 4th of July fireworks and grilling hot dogs?
Englewood NOTE: DUE TO THE STORM ON THE 30TH, RESCHEDULED FOR TUESDAY NIGHT, JULY 6TH
4th of July fireworks in Bergen County start in Englewood at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, June 30th. This is one celebration you do not want to miss. It’s held on the front lawn of Dwight Morrow High School (274 Knickerbocker Rd). Bring a chair or blanket and food. There will be live music and I think some fun activities for children. Englewood has amazing fireworks that go on for over 30 minutes.
Thursday July 1st is the date and 6 pm is the time. Come to Veterans Memorial Park (New Bridge Rd & Brey Ln) for the Bergenfield Family Fun Night to Celebrate the 4th. There will be live music and food trucks. Fireworks start at 9:15 pm. Expect a big turnout – this is a highly anticipated annual event.
Thursday night will be fireworks at Veterans Field (1167 River Rd). Bring a chair or blanket, some food to snack on and enjoy the show. Fireworks begin at 9:20 pm. The shuttle bus will be running for free on River Road starting at 7 pm.
Fair Lawn is another town that is celebrating on Thursday, July 1st. Held at Memorial Park (Berdan Ave & 1st Street), this is a ticketed event. If you buy your tickets in advance, it’s cheaper so go to the event link to get your tickets. This begins at 6:45 when there will be a concert plus there will be food vendors. Bring a chair too or blanket.
Lyndhurst is celebrating on Friday, July 2nd. Go to the Little League Field at 255 River Road starting at 6 pm. There will be food vendors so just bring a chair or blanket. The show starts at 8:30 followed by fireworks.
Friday is the day for Ramsey’s 4th of July fun. It’s all happening in Finch Park (315 Island Rd) starting at 6:30 pm. This is really going to something. 6:30 there’s live music by The Troublemakers, then at 8:20 music by the Ramsey Wind Orchestra. Next it’s fireworks. Various town organizations will be there selling food and cold drinks.
Glen Rock celebrates the entire weekend. They begin with a free concert Saturday night at 7pm by the Glen Rock Pops. This is held on the Borough Hall (1 Harding Plaza) front lawn. Bring a chair and enjoy a concert filled with patriotic themes. There’s also a fun raffle too.
Sunday morning is the famous IDA Parade. Glen Rock started this in 1938 instead of traditional fireworks. It’s grown over the years since into a very sizable parade with floats, classic cars and people dressed up in all sorts of patriotic costumes. It’s a lot of fun. A ceremony is at 9 and the parade gets going at 9:30 am; it all starts at the Borough Hall.
Paramus is having a huge event on the 4th of July at the Garden State Plaza. They are having a gourmet Food Truck Festival starting at 2 pm until dusk when the fireworks come on. There’s even a beer & sangria garden. Admission is $5 per person, kids are free and they ask you bring a non perishable item for the food bank. Food ranges from Maine lobster to hot dogs too.
The 4th begins with a township parade at 9:30 from Queen Anne Road ending at Votee Park where all the fun happens. From 10 to 2 pm it’s a community party. There’s a concert, magic show, food, inflatables for kids and more. Go to the flyer for all the details.
Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks
While some of us will be at home, that doesn’t mean we’ll miss 4th of July fireworks. Macys puts on what has to be the most amazing fireworks show in the country. Watched on TV literally around the world, this spectacular event is a national treasure. Check your TV stations so you don’t miss it. It’s on NBC from 8 to 10 pm. This is not only fireworks but a wonderful theatrical event.
4th of July Fireworks in Bergen County
Coming out of a pandemic, not all Bergen County towns are geared up this year. As you can see, there are still a lot of celebrations going on. Additionally, there’s always the Meadowlands State Fair in East Rutherford where you’ll have plenty to do. Fireworks, of course, will be on hand at night too.
I hope you have a wonderful 4th of July whether home watching Macy’s fireworks or at a barbecue with friends.