Happy 4th of July 2013! Independence Day is always a special holiday to enjoy in Ocean County. There are fun-filled Fourth of July events all across the Jersey Shore. During this July 4th week, catch special concerts, patriotic parades and of course fireworks displays throughout Ocean County. And best of all – these Independence Day festivities are FREE. This is your most comprehensive listing of Fourth of July events in Ocean County. Here is your guide to 4th of July 2013 in Ocean County:
Northeast Ocean County
Start your Independence Day Weekend on July 3rd at Lake Carasaljo in Lakewood. At 7:30pm, the Lakewood Municipal Band performs with a fireworks show afterwards.
Brick hosts their first Summerfest Concert of 2013 at Windward Beach Park with Jimmy & the Parrots. The music begins at 7pm on the Fourth of July, and feel free to bring your charcoal grill for a BBQ before. Fireworks will follow the show at around 9pm.
Jenkinson’s Boardwalk in Point Pleasant Beach presents a special 4th of July edition of their Thursday Night Fireworks. And because it is the 4th of July, you know that this Thursday will be a special fireworks display.
Northwest Ocean County
Head to Harry Wright Lake on June 29th at 5pm for the Independence Day Celebration in Whiting. The festivities include live music, FREE kids rides and refreshments available for purchase.
Lakehurst hosts two grand community gatherings on the 4th of July at Lakehurst Elementary School. At 9am, there is a car show. And at 11am, the 4th of July parade commences.
Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson will once again present their fireworks show on 4th of July at night.
New Egypt celebrates Independence Day on July 6th (rain date July 7th) at their high school fields. At 3pm, see vendors, play games and hear good music. Fireworks begin at dusk.
Toms River Area
Begin Independence Day early on June 26th at Veteran’s Park in Berkeley. The Infernos with opening act Dominique & Julian play at 6pm, followed by a fireworks show.
Beachwood Beach hosts a July Fourth fireworks celebration. Come for the food and vendors at 6pm and stay for the fireworks at dusk, which can be viewed across most of the Toms River.
Head to the Pine Beach Firehouse at 9am on July 4th, for the fun-filled parade. The festivities continue at Vista Park.
At 10am on Ocean Gate Ave in Ocean Gate, check out the July 4th Parade and family festival.
The Seaside Heights boardwalk will host their 4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza at 9:30pm. Grab a seat on the boardwalk and see the amazing fireworks show above.
Gear up for an Independence Day favorite – the Patriotic Bike Parade on July 4th from 8:30am-11am in Seaside Park. The starting point is the 5th Ave Pier and the ending point is the 14th Ave pier. Come out, ride your bike and have a great 4th of July morning.
The Garden State Philharmonic plays a special 4th of July Concert at the Ocean County Branch of Toms River at 7pm. They will be playing Patriotic tunes. Bring a chair or blanket.
Check out the Independence Day Weekend concert and fireworks at the Lavallette Gazebo on July 7th. The event begins at 7pm.
Southern Ocean County
All of Long Beach Island will head to Beach Haven’s Bay Village on July 4th to see the fireworks display starting at dusk.
Lacey High School will host their 4th of July Celebration. At 7:30pm, enjoy the DJ, dancing and food. At 9pm, the fireworks will begin.
It’s a 4th of July party that lasts the whole day at the Tuckerton Seaport! At 10am, there is an Independence Day Parade, followed by a Baby Parade at 3pm. All day, enjoy vendors, food and fun games for the kids. At night, the fireworks will begin in Tuckerton.
Barnegat hosts a special Friday Night concert at the Barnegat Docks on July 5th. ‘Sounds of the Street’ performs at 7pm, and then stay for a fireworks display afterwards.
Hey crafters – celebrate Independence Day Weekend in Harvey Cedars for Craft Day by the Bay from 10am-4pm on July 6th in Sunset Park.
Bring out your American flag for the 4th of July Parade at 7pm in Barnegat Light. Watch the patriotic floats drive down to the 10th Street boat ramp.