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WEEHAWKEN, NJ - JULY 4: People watch fireworks light up the sky over New York City on July 4, 2013 in Weehawken, New Jersey. July 4th is a national holiday with the nation celebrating its 238th birthday. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

Most places will resume Independence Day activities that were either canceled or altered in the past couple of years. Scroll below to see some of the fun activities taking place in Ocean County this summer.


  • Fireworks and Food Truck Festival

    June 26, 2022 Fireworks and Food Truck Festival in Jackson Township from 4 to 9 pm at Johnson Memorial Park
    192 Kierych Memorial Dr, Jackson Township, NJ.

  • July 4th Fireworks at Jenkinson's Boardwalk

    Jenkinson’s Boardwalk 4th of July Fireworks on the boardwalk in Point Pleasant at dark.

  • July 4th Dinner Cruise Point Pleasant

    Enjoy a scenic cruise featuring a variety of entrees while you cruise along the calm inland waters of the Manasquan River. Sliced Top Round of Beef, Whipped Potatoes with Chef’s Gravy, Rosemary Chicken, Fresh Vegetables Du Jour, Italian Meatballs, Penne all Vodka, Tossed Salad, Assorted Dressings, Italian Bread & butter. Freshly brewed coffee, tea & decaf throughout the cruise. Fresh baked chocolate chip cookies served butler style.

    Cash Bar is available for both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. No food or beverages may be brought on board.

  • July 4th Fireworks - River Boat Tour

    July 4th Fireworks Display provided by Jenkinson’s, Pt. Pleasant (weather permitting). Purchase your tickets now for a river boat tour!

  • Beachwood Fireworks & Events

    Beachwood has their annual fireworks at Beachwood Beach, and beaches in Pine Beach, Ocean Gate, and Island Heights along the Toms River that start when it gets dark, around 9 pm. Plus, Beachwood has vendors, food trucks, and activities in the park at Beachwood’s beach during the afternoon and evening.

  • Look what’s coming to Lavallette:

    * June 25, 2022, Lavallette Business Association Kickoff to Summer Food Truck Festival – Philadelphia Ave Bayfront. 3 pm – 9 pm Adults $5, Kids free.
    * Fireworks – Sunday, July 3, 2022, At the Centennial Gardens and Gazebo
    * The concert begins at 8 pm Fireworks at 9 pm Rain date is July 10, 2022.
    * Patriotic Bike Parade – July 2, 2022, 9 am-11 am President Ave Boardwalk

  • Movies on the Bay 2022 - Tuesday nights July and August

    The movie schedule for the Summer of 2022:
    July 5th Sing 2 (PG)
    July 12th Space Jam: A New Legacy (PG)
    July 19th Luca (PG)
    July 26th Spiderman: No Way Home (PG-13)
    August 2nd – Clifford The Big Red Dog (G)
    August 9th – Paw Patrol: The Movie (G)
    August 16th – Jungle Cruise (PG-13)
    August 23rd – The Karate Kid (The Original) (PG)
    Movies are free and begin at sunset – Approximately 8:30 pm
    Closed Captioning And Accessible Restrooms Provided


  • 2022 Summer Evening Concert Series

    June 26th Strictly Sixties
    July 3rd Patriotic Band & Fireworks
    July 10th Wilbur Wittmann
    July 17th Underwater Airlines
    July 24th Strictly Sixties
    July 31st Underwater Airlines & WWO Horns
    August 7th – The Kootz
    August 14th -Strictly Sixties
    August 21st Big Band Boot Camp
    August 28th Contraband
    September 4th Underwater Airlines