It’s time to ditch the all black getup and don your red, white and blue. Check out our roundup of the top spots to throw a blanket down and watch July 4th Fireworks this Independence Day in Bergen County, NJ.
Where:105th Annual Ridgewood Fourth of July Celebration
Where: Veterans Field, 131 N. Maple Avenue, Ridgewood
When: Saturday, July 4th, flag raising at 9am, parade at 10am then gates open at 6:00 p.m. for musical performances and skydivers, Gates close at 9pm followed by a firework celebration
Chow at: Raymond’s for a little pre-festive eeeeeeats.
Where: Hudson River Fireworks (viewable from Alpine Boat Basin)
Where: Palisades Interstate Park Alpine Boat Basin, see parking details here (hint: get there early)
When: Saturday, July 4th, 9:15pm over the Hudson
Chow at: Baumgart’s in Englewood with the kids is always a sure bet.
Where:Ramsey Fireworks and Independence Day Celebration
Where: Finch Park
When: Friday, July 3rd, 6:30pm, will host a concert with U2 Nation band, followed by the Ramsey Wind Symphony and fireworks at Dusk (raindate: Sunday, July 5th)
Chow at: Varka for family style greek dining and festive fun.
What: Leonia Sports Booster Carnival and Fireworks
Why: Carnival fun plus fireworks on the 4th.
When: Wednesday, July st through Sunday, July 5th (Fireworks on July 4th)
Where: Overpeck Park, Leonia
Chow at: Dante’s Place for a cozy meal with great Italian food.
What: Paramus 4th of July Concert & Fireworks Celebration Sponsored by Westfield Garden State Plaza
Where: Cliff Gennarelli Sports Complex, Paramus Road & Plaza Way, Westfield Garden State Plaza - West Lot
When: Sunday, July 5th, 6:30-10pm Rain Date:TBA
Chow at: Shake Shack for a burger and something frosty
What: Hackensack Fireworks and Independence Day Celebration
When: Friday, July 4th 7:15pm
Where: Games, Rides, an All Day Flea Market, plus, a show from the Time Machine Band and the “works”
Chow at: Rosa Mexicano for house made guacamole and their new Tacos Menu.
What: Tenafly’s Annual Fireworks Display
When: Thursday, July 2nd at 9pm (Rain date is Sunday, July 5th)
Where: Behind the Tenafly High School, 19 Columbus Drive, Tenafly
Chow at: Zestt for easy Mediterranean fare.
What: Allendale’s Fireworks Celebration
When: Saturday, July 4th 7:30pm
Where: Band Concert & Fireworks at Crestwood Lake
Chow at: Mezza Luna for classic homemade pasta and other Italian fare
What: Nyack: A dazzling fireworks show at one of our favorite Hudson River Towns
When: Saturday, July 4th, 8:00 pm festivities, 9:00 fireworks
Where: Memorial Park, 53 Piermont Ave, Nyack, New York
Chow at:Temptations Café or Gypsy Donut for treats and sweats.