CRANFORD - The Union County Department of Parks and Recreation has announced that Independence Day fireworks scheduled to take place in Union County Parks have been canceled this year due to COVID-19.

The announcement includes fireworks at the following sites:

  • Cranford fireworks scheduled to take place in Nomahegan Park on July 2. 
  • Plainfield fireworks scheduled to take place in Cedar Brook Park on July 4.
  • Springfield fireworks scheduled to take place in Meisel Park on July 4.
  • Rahway fireworks, which uses Rahway Park as a viewing area but are shot off from an adjacent location. The display was scheduled for July 3. 

In addition to the county park fireworks cancelations, the Kenilworth Fireworks held at David Brearley and Harding are cancelled. 

According to the announcement, the annual Cranford Jaycees Firecracker 4 Miler and 1 Mile Fun Run held in Nomahegan Park on July 4 has also been canceled.