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July 4th, 2019 is around the corner and there are plenty of celebrations to attend and fireworks to see in and around Sussex County, New Jersey. Check out the local events going on below!
The Sussex County Miners Baseball Team regularly puts on fireworks displays but they promise they have the biggest fireworks shows in Sussex County. They'll be shooting off fireworks after their Friday, July 4 game against the New Jersey Jackals. Tickets are required and prices vary. Click here for full event details!
Blairstown will be hosting their annual Fourth of July celebration on Thursday, July 4. The park opens at 10:30 AM and they have a bunch of activities planned like a pie eating contest, balloon toss, and even a patriotic pet contest! They'll also have food vendors and live entertainment. Click here for full event details!
The Lake Hopatcong Yacht Club will be hosting their annual free fireworks display on Friday, June 28 at 9pm. A rain date is set for July 7. Click here for full event details!
Sparta's annual fireworks display at Lake Mohawk Country Club will be on Wednesday, July 3 at dusk. Some areas of the boardwalk will be restricted to club members only but everyone is welcome to gather in White Deer Plaza to view the fireworks. Click here for full event details!
The annual Sparta Township Fourth of July parade will take place on Thursday, July 4 at 11am. The parade will start at East Shore Trail and Twin Elm and it's free to watch. After the parade they'll be giving out free refreshments and hot dogs! Click here for full event details!
Vernon Township will be having their annual Fourth of July fireworks display on Saturday, July 6, 2019 at Lounsberry Hollow Middle School. Tickets are $20 for a family or group of four and kids under 5 are free. a rain date is set for July 7 or the next clear night. Click here for full event details!
Here are some tips to keep in mind before you visit one of these events.
- Confirm the time and location of your chosen event. Firework displays may be cancelled or delayed due to weather so always double check before you leave.
- Get there early. This will give you plenty of time to pick a parking spot close to an exit and a great viewing spot for fireworks.
- Leave your pets at home. Some event venues may not allow pets and many animals are afraid of the loud noises caused by fireworks so it's best to leave your pets at home.
- Pack up before the end of the event. Packing and leaving a little early will help you beat the crowd and traffic.