Posted by: Drew | June 22, 2008

Forth of July at the Shore – Family – Fun – Fireworks – Events for July 3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th 2008

Happy 232nd Birthday United States of America !!!

Take a moment and reflect how lucky we are to have such a great country to live in. The best part about living here is if you don’t like it you can change it. So quit complaining, VOTE, be active in your community and if you see a military person, thank them for their service. This week fireworks are the central story. I have done the best possible job tracking down where fire works are but some area either wont update their sites or return emails. My personal suggestion is to go to Wildwood. If you miss the 4th of July Fireworks, you can catch a encore every Friday evening at the boardwalk in Wildwood.

One last thing, Please have a SAFE 4th of July and leave the fireworks to the professionals, explosives aren’t a joke…just ask “Lefty”.


July 3, 2008 – Family Fest Concert-7pm-Veterans plaza

A free concert as part of the Family Fun Fest will be held at the Veterans Plaza at 21st and Dune

July 4, 2008 – Veterans Plaza Concert-7pm-21st & Dune

The Avalon Free Public Library in conjuction with the Avalon Recreation Department host weekly concerts at the Veterans Plaza.

July 4, 2008 – July 4th Activities

Swimming Races begin at 10am at the Windrift Hotel located at 79th and the beach.

A beach concert will be held 12-3pm at the 30th street beach

Field Races will be held at 2pm at the recreation field complex at 10th and Dune

An evening concert will be held at Veterans plaza 7pm

July 5, 2008 – Avalon Family Fun Fest & Fireworks

Starting at 11am the Avalon Lions Club will host a Family Picnic outside the Community Hall at 30th and Avalon Avenue. Food, games, music and more will be provided leading up to the eving events. At 6pm Facepainters, magicians, jugglers a steel band and finally fireworks at 9pm – contact info 609-967-3066 – In the event of rain music and activities will be held inside Community Hall – Fireworks will be held on Sunday the 6th.

Stone Harbor

July 4, 2008 Independence Day Celebration

7/4/2008 – 80th Street Field
8am Family Races & Events
Concert & Fireworks – dusk & 9pm
For more information- SH Recreation Department 368-1210

July 6, 2008 11th Annual Sister Blister

5k Run & 2 Mile Walk
8am Start
80th Street Recreation Field
For more information –

July 7, 2008 Family Night

Featuring Tucker Tales Puppets
SH Firehouse Parking Lot- bring a beach chair or blanket
For more information – 368-6101

Sea Isle City

July 2, 2008 Bob Ferris Big Band, 7:30PM

July 3, 2008 Family Night Dance Party, 7:30PM

July 4, 2008 Jr. Olympics

Ages 3-13, boys and girls, Dealy Field,
59th St. & Central Ave., Registration 9:30AM, 263-0050

July 4, 2008 Fireworks

JFK Blvd. & The Beach, 9PM, 263-0050
(Rain Date: July 5)

July 5, 2008 Skate Jam, Skateboard Park

59th St. & Central Ave. 3-7PM, 263-8463
(Rain Date: July 6). Sponsored by Method Skate Shop in cooperation
with SIC Recreation.

July 7, 2008 New Jersey National Guard Band, 7:30PM


July 3rd 2008 Cape May County Lifeguard Championship

Rambler Road and the beach, Wildwood Crest. 6 p.m. Ten Cape May County Beach Patrols compete in six events involving rowing, running, swimming and surf dash. 609.522.3825 or

July 4 – 6 2008 Freedom Festival and Craft Show

7100 Ocean Ave. & Rambler Rd., Wildwood Crest. Fri: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. crafters of every kind. Sat: & Sun: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Festival including food, live musical entertainment, children’s activities. Free admission. Free. parking. 609.522.1669.

July 4, 2008 Independence Day Parade

Check in from 8 – 8:45 a.m. Parade begins at 9 a.m. at 15th & Atlantic Avenues and proceeds to 2nd Avenue.Prizes awarded for the best decorated bikes in red, white and blue theme. Free. Call 609.522.2955 to register.

July 4, 2008 Fourth of July Fireworks Display

The Wildwoods Boardwalk at Pine Avenue, Wildwood. Fireworks extravaganza. 10 p.m. Free. 609.523.1602

July 4 – 6, 2008 Sport Card, Comic Book and Toy Expo

Wildwoods Convention Center. Collectibles, memorabilia and guest star appearances. Fri: 3 p.m. – 9 p.m., Sat: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., Sun: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Free. 732.422.9365 or

Cape May

July 2 – August 16 “Private Lives”, Cape May Stage

July 3 – August 11 Cape May Kids Playhouse
Mondays & Thursdays, Convention Hall, MAC

July 4 2008 Fireworks Extravaganza, Congress Hall

July 5 2008 Independence Parade
1PM, Convention Hall

July 5 2008 Kiwanis Pancake Day
Convention Hall, 7AM-12:30PM

Ocean City

July 4th 2008- July 4th Bike Parade
Sponsored by the Gardens Civic Assoc.. Registration 8:30am at the foot of the Longport Bridge parking lot. Parade begins at 9am.

July 4th 2008 Fourth of July Celebration
Kite flying competition 5pm at Carey Stadium, 6th St. off the Boardwalk, followed by entertainment. A spectacular fireworks display (location to be determined) at 9pm. For more information call 609-525-9300.

Long Beach Island – LBI

Fireworks on the Barnegat Bay

Barnegat Public Dock
East Bay Ave
Barnegat, NJ 08005
609-698-0080 x 122
A concert will begin at 7:30 with the fireworks to follow at dusk.

Fireworks Over The Bay

Bay Village & Schooner’s Wharf
Bay Avenue
Beach Haven, NJ 08008

Fireworks Over The Bay…. Bay Village & Schooner’s Wharf… Rain Date – July 5

July 1, 2008 through July 20, 2008
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Surflight Theatre
Community: Beach Haven
Contact Info:
Box Office
Phone: 609-492-9477
Web Site:

The Wizard of Oz
Dates: Saturdays, Sundays, Wednesdays, Thursdays July 2, 2008 through July 6, 2008
Time: 6:00 PM – 7:none PM
Location: Surflight Theatre
Community: Beach Haven

Live theatre, with song and dance, just for children. With a chance to meet the characters after the show!

Organization: Surflight Theatre
Contact Info:
Box Office
Phone: 609-492-9477
Web Site:

Asbury Park

Tuesday, July 1

Colie Brice and the New Age Blues Experience at The Saint, 8 pm

Wednesday, July 2

The Avett Brothers, River City Extension at The Stone Pony, 6:30 pm, all ages

The Big Dirty, Amber Blues at The Saint, 8 pm

The Loved Ones, Lemuira, Gimme Drugs, The Hold Outs at Asbury Lanes, 8 pm, all ages

Thursday, July 3

Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes, Bob Burger Band, Boccigalupe & the Bad Boys, Cool Days End, Casey Henry at The Stone Pony, 5 pm, all ages

The Big Dirty, Amber Blues at The Saint, 8 pm

Uzuhi, Spanam, Last Conviction at Asbury Lanes, 8 pm

Friday, July 4


4th of July Parade, Festival and Fireworks

Moe, U-Melt on The Stone Pony Summerstage, 5 pm, all ages

Saturday, July 5

First Saturday, downtown

Asbury Shorts Film Festival

Moe, The Bridge on The Stone Pony Summerstage, 5 pm, all ages

Joe Harvard Band CD release party, Virago at The Saint, 8 pm

Sunday, July 6

Asbury Shorts Film Festival

Static Radio, Shot Baker at Asbury Lanes, 8 pm, all ages



July 3rd & 4th , Dusk, Fishing Pier

Bradley Beach

Friday, July 4 Fourth of July Celebration Fireworks 9PM at the Brinley Avenue Beach.


July 6th 2008 Sunday Night Concerts 8pm at the Gazebo Fireworks at Dusk

Ocean Township, Fireworks For more information, call 732-531-5000
Union Beach, Fireworks. For information, contact 732-264-2277.
Manasquan, Fireworks and Parade. For information, contact 732-223-0533
Town of Smithville. . For information, call 609-748-6160
Atlantic City, Borgata’s July 4 Fireworks Display. For information contact 609-317-1000
Seaside Heights, Fourth of July Fireworks Extravaganza. For more information, contact 800-SEASHORE
Freehold Independence Day Celebration. For information contact 732-462-3584
Long Branch, For information, contact 732-222-0400
Point Pleasant Beach, Fourth of July Fireworks. At Jenkinson’s Beach off of 300 Ocean Avenue. For information, call 732-892-0600.



  1. Thanks for plugging our show at the Saint! Much appreciated.. Happy 4th 🙂


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