No fireworks, but always a great celebration! The Annual Brookside 4th of July parade, “Our American Heroes,” starts at 9 a.m. from the intersection of Tingley Road and East Main Street and ends at the Community Club at the end of East Main Street. The parade honors the Mendham Township First Aid Squad’s 50th anniversary, along with community service award winners Diane and Sam Tolley. Visitors can enjoy games, pony rides, bounce house and food and drink after the parade. For more information, contact Evan “Buzzy” Thomas at 201-738-7881.
Chatham's annual fireworks display includes live music and plenty of fun. Read more about it here.
The town's annual fireworks display comes after a free summer concert. Read more about it here.
Expect plenty of fun, with a live band before the fireworks. Read more about it here.
On July 3, Dover’s annual fireworks celebration and Concert 6 p.m. at Hamilton Field Complex, McFarlan and Perry Streets. Music by The Dr. Cheeko Band followed by fireworks. Tickets available at the gate. $3 for adults, $2 for students, $1 for seniors. Rain date is July 5. For more information, call 973-366-2200.
Florham Park's day-long parade and celebration is not one to be missed. Check out a full schedule here.
9:30 p.m. June 29, the Lake Hopatcong fireworks will be held at the Lake Hopatcong Yacht Club, 75 N. Bertrand Rd., Mount Arlington. Gates open 8 p.m. The event is free. Rain date is July 6. For more information, call 973-663-2500.
A three-day long Freedom Festival is on the calendar in Randolph, promising fun for the whole family. Get more info here.
On July 2, 6 p.m., at Veteran’s Field, N. Jefferson Rd., Whippany. A children’s “Red, White and Blue” patriotic parade starts at 7:15 p.m. The band Total Soul will play at 7:30 p.m. until the fireworks start at dusk. Rain date is July 3. For more information, call 973-428-2500.
Montville is holding a weekend-long 4th of July bonanza, including a carnival, parade, and pie eating contest. Read more about it here. (Note: Montville's Fourth of July celebrations wrap-up on June 30.)