6 Things to Do at the Jersey Shore for the Fourth of July

6 Things to Do at the Jersey Shore for the Fourth of July

Everyone loves a trip to the Jersey Shore for Fourth of July weekend. This Independence Day, experience all of the fireworks shows, parades, festivals and concerts that the Jersey Shore has to offer. Whether you’re interested in seeing fireworks near Cape May or going to a festival near Belmar, the towns along the Jersey Shore are hosting a wide variety of events that are sure to make this Independence Day one that you and your family will remember and enjoy.

To get the most out of your Independence Day weekend, think about looking at beach vacation rentals in Long Beach Island, Cape May and the entire Jersey Shore.

Below is a list of a variety of events that are happening all along the coast on July 4th. These unique activities will provide fun and entertainment for the whole family. Almost every Jersey Shore destination will have fireworks, but there are many other events that happen on July 4th that will have you in for a fun-filled day and beach vacation!

#1 – Oceanfest – Long Branch, NJ

Join a bunch of great musical acts and children’s entertainers for Long Branch’s Oceanfest on July 4th at Ocean Boulevard! Along with food, games and prizes, there will be musical acts beginning at 12:30 pm and children’s entertainment beginning at 10:30 am. Guests can find parking in the paid lots along Ocean Blvd and the parking garages in Pier Village or take a local shuttle.

#2 – Fourth of July Celebration – Ocean City, NJ
Do you miss flying kites? Come to Ocean City at 6 pm on July 4th for a kite flying competition followed by entertainment and a beautiful fireworks display at 9 pm. Be sure to book your vacation rental as soon as possible to enjoy the fun-filled weekend. For more information, call 609-399-6111.

#3 – Independence Day Concert at Harry’s – Cape May, NJ
Come see the E Street Shuffle perform a special Independence Day concert from 5 to 9 pm at Harry’s Ocean Bar and Grille in Cape May! Harry’s is found on the first floor of the Montreal Beach Resort.

#4 – Fireworks Cruise – Atlantic City, NJ
Enjoy a beautiful fireworks cruise along the Atlantic Ocean at 8 pm on July 4th. This cruise is an annual event and features a unique fireworks display, food, drinks and more. You can book a reservation for this cruise, which costs $35 per guest, here.

#5 – July 4th Picnic and Patriotic Celebration – Cape May, NJ
Visit Congress Hall on July 4th starting at 3 pm for a BBQ, a lobster bake, carnival games, jazz bands and much more!

#6 – Fourth of July Fireworks Extravaganza – Seaside Heights, NJ
To finish off your day, visit the Seaside Heights boardwalk at 9:30 pm on July 4th for a spectacular fireworks display.

Jersey Shore Fireworks Schedule:


Long Branch: July 4th, 9 pm right off the beach at 1 Ocean Blvd

Asbury Park: July 4th, 9 pm on Asbury Park Boardwalk

Point Pleasant: July 4th at dark on Jenkinson’s Boardwalk

Avalon: July 4th, 8:45 pm off 30th Street beach

Manasquan: July 1st, concert with fireworks to follow starting at 7:30 pm on Main Beach

Ocean City: July 4th, 9 pm at Ocean City Boardwalk

Cape May: July 3rd dinner and fireworks from 6:15 to 10 pm atop the Cape May Lighthouse and July 4th, 9 pm at Congress Beach

Atlantic City: July 4th, 9 pm at the Borgata in the Marina District and 10 pm at the Tropicana.

Seaside Heights: July 4th, 9:30 pm at the Seaside Heights Boardwalk

Wildwood: July 4th, 10 pm on the beach at Pine Avenue
Whether you’re interested in a historical adventure, music or flashy fireworks on the Fourth of July, the Jersey Shore is the place to be.

Visit ShoreSummerRentals.com for the best selection of beach vacation rentals in LBI and the entire Jersey Shore. Whatever your Fourth of July plans are, enjoy your weekend at one of the many fun locations along the Jersey Shore.

Posted on Posted in blog