WEDNESDAY, JULY 3RD
LACEY: 7:30 p.m. Lacey Township High School, Haines Street. DJ, dancing and events. 9:15 p.m. fireworks.
LAKEWOOD:Lake Carasaljo, Route 9 at Route 88; Fireworks display at dusk.
THURSDAY, JULY 4TH
ASBURY PARK:Fireworks at
dusk, Fifth Avenue beach; Free; 732-775-2100; www.cityofasburypark.com
BEACH HAVEN: Bay Village and Schooners Wharf, Long Beach Boulevard. Fireworks at dusk.
BEACHWOOD: 8 p.m. Beachwood Beachfront, Bayside Avenue. Food and vendors. Fireworks at dusk.
BRADLEY BEACH: 9 p.m., On the beach at Fifth Avenue. Fireworks; Free; 732-776-2999; www.bradleybeachonline.com ; Rain date is July 5.
BRICK: 2 p.m. Windward Beach, Princeton Avenue. 19th annual Summerfest Concerts. DJ music, 7 p.m. Jimmy & the Parrots, 9 p.m. fireworks.
FREEHOLD: 6 p.m. Concert and fireworks, Freehold Raceway, 3190 Route 9. Doors open 5:30 p.m., featuring the Rock & Roll Chorus and Turnstyles, with music of Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, John Mellancamp and Steely Dan. Fireworks at dusk; Free; 732-333-0094; www.downtownfreehold.com . Rain date is July 5.
KEANSBURG: Keansburg Amusement Park, 275 Beachway Avenue, Fireworks at dusk. Free; 732-495-1400; www.keans-burgamusementpark.com
LAKEHURST: 9 a.m. Lakehurst Elementary School, 301 Union Ave. Car show, 11 a.m. parade. Fireworks at dusk at Lake Horicon. Rain date for fireworks is July 6. Rain date for car show is July 7.
LONG BRANCH: 10 a.m. to 10
p.m., along Ocean Avenue from Ocean Place Resort and Spa to Seven Presidents
Park. Oceanfest, featuring food, live music, children's entertainment, vendors,
arts and crafts, and a fireworks finale. Free; 732-222-0400; www.visit-longbranch.com
OCEAN GATE: 10 a.m. Ocean Gate Avenue. Parade.
OCEAN GROVE: 10:30 a.m.,
Parade beginning on Stockton Avenue, proceeding through downtown and ending on
Ocean Avenue at Broadway; 732-774-1391; www.oceangrovenj.com
OCEANPORT: 12 p.m. to 4
p.m., Family Fun Day at Monmouth Park, 175 Oceanport Ave., features live music
by Bullseye, bounce houses, face painters, jockey memorabilia sale. Grandstand
admission $3; children 12 and younger free: 732-222-5100; email@example.com
PINE BEACH: 9 a.m. Pine Beach Fire Company, 525 Prospect Ave. Parade and family field games to celebrate Independence Day. Parade begins at the firehouse and ends at Vista Park, Riverside Drive.
POINT PLEASANT BEACH: Jenkinson's Boardwalk & Beach, 300 Ocean Ave. Fireworks at dusk.
SEASIDE HEIGHTS: 9:30 p.m. Seaside Heights Boardwalk. Fireworks extravaganza.
SEASIDE PARK: 8:30-11 a.m. Fifth Avenue Pier. Patriotic bike ride starts at the Fifth Avenue Pier and ends at the 14th Avenue Pier.
TOMS RIVER: 7 p.m. Ocean County Library, 100 Washington Ave. Garden State Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra Celebrates America.
TUCKERTON: 10 a.m. Route 8. Parade begins at Route 9 and ends at the Tuckerton Seaport, 120 West Main St. Parade; 3 p.m. Baby parade; fireworks at dusk at Tip Seaman Park, Lakeside Drive.
FRIDAY, JULY 5TH
ABERDEEN: 7:30 p.m., Fireman's Field, Lloyd Road and Gerard Street; Musical entertainment by DJ Adam Saber with fireworks to follow. All that is needed is a chair or blanket. Refreshments will be available for purchase; 732-583-4200.
BARNEGAT:7 p.m. Municipal Dock. Independence Day Celebration and concert. Fireworks at dusk. Rain date is July 6.
BELMAR: 7 to 9:30 p.m., Pyanoe Plaza,
Ninth Avenue and Main Street; Free concert; 732-681-3700; www.visit-belmarnj.com
SATURDAY, JULY 6TH
HARVEY CEDARS: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunset Park, West Salem Avenue. Craft Day by the Bay.
MATAWAN: 4 p.m. Lake Lefferts, Ravine Drive; fireworks at dusk; Rain date July 7. 732-566-3898, ext. 601
OCEAN GROVE: 8 p.m., Great
Auditorium, 22 Pilgrim Pathway; Ocean Grove Summer Band in Independence Day
concert, directed by Harry Eichhorn; Donations accepted 800-590-4064; www.oceangrovenj.com
PLUMSTED: 3 p.m. New Egypt High School, 117 Evergreen Road. Vendors, games and music. Fireworks at dusk. Rain date July 7.
RED BANK: 6 to 9 p.m., "Street Life": Free entertainment on the borough sidewalks; 732-842-4244.
SUNDAY, JULY 7TH
MARLBORO:7 p.m., Marlboro Community Center Ampitheater, Recreation Way; Celebration of Independence Concert; Fireworks to follow; 732-617-0100.