NEW JEREY - Fireworks cap off the Fourth of July fun every year, but some towns get the July 4 celebration started early, holding fireworks at the end of June. Here is TAPinto’s go-to list for the hottest and brightest 2019 Fourth of July fireworks celebrations.

  • Atlantic Highlands - The Atlantic Highlands Municipal Harbor will shine with the glow of fireworks on July 5 around 9:30 p.m.
  • Bradley Beach - Fireworks will be held along Bradley Beach's waterfront on July 3.
  • Bridgewater - Head to North Branch Park on July 4 for an evening of fun. Music, food and historical display starts at 6 p.m. Fireworks hit the sky at 9:30 p.m.
  • Cranbury - Village Park will host music from the Mercer County Sympony from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Fireworks to follow at dusk. Rain date is July 6.
  • East Brunswick - Fun begins on July 4 at the Community Arts Center at 4 p.m. Fireworks cap off the evening. Rain date is July 5.
  • Franklin Township - Music starts at the Franklin Township Municipal Complex on July 3 at 6 p.m. with fireworks at 9:15 p.m.
  • Freehold - The township's annual fireworks display will be held at Freehold Raceway on July 3. Gates open at 6 p.m. Rain date is July 7.
  • Hazlet - Veterans Park is the site of Hazlet's annual fireworks fun on July 3. Rain date is July 5.
  • Highland Park - Festivities begin on July 3 at 5 p.m. in Donaldson Park. Fireworks end the evening. Rain date is July 7.
  • Hillsborough - The township celebrates early on June 29. Head to Auten Road Intermediate School at 5 p.m for family-friendly fun. Fireworks at 9 p.m. Rain date is June 30.
  • Jersey City - A day of fun at Liberty State Park on July 4 begins with the 5K at ends with fireworks.
  • Long Branch - Oceanfest begins at 10 a.m. along the Oceanfront Promenade and continues all day on July 4. Fun ends with fireworks at 9 p.m.
  • Matawan - Head to Lefferts Lakefront Park on June 29 to start off the Fourth of July fun early. Fun starts at 8 p.m .and ends with fireworks at dusk. Rain date is June 30.
  • Milltown - The borough has a full day of fun on July 4 starting with a fishing derby and ending with fireworks at Gloria Bradford Park at 9:30 p.m. Rain date for fireworks is July 6.
  • Monroe - Thompson Park will be the site for the township's annual Fourth of July celebration. Fun starts at 5 p.m. on July 4 and concludes with fireworks at 9 p.m.
  • Montgomery - Get the fourth started early with a fireworks display at Montgomery High School on June 27. Rain date is June 28.
  • New Brunswick - Boyd Park is the site of New Brunswick's annual fireworks on July 3. Music starts at 6 p.m. with fireworks over the river to follow at 9:15 p.m.
  • North Plainfield - Community Day and fireworks fun begin at West End Elementary School at 4:30 p.m. on July 6. Rain date is July 7.
  • Perth Amboy - Safowski Parkway along the waterfront will be lit up with fireworks on July 3. Fireworks to go off at around 9:20 p.m. Rain date is July 5.
  • Piscataway - Piscataway High School is the site of the township's annual July 4 fun. Food, music and kids rides start at 6 p.m. Fireworks take over at 9:30 p.m.
  • Point Pleasant - It's fireworks on the Jenkinson's Boardwalk on July 4 at dusk. Jenkinson's hosts a fireworks display every Thursday throughout the summer.
  • Sayreville - Sayreville celebrates early with the town's annual Fourth of July celebration on June 29 at Kennedy Park. Music, fun and food starts at 4 p.m. Fireworks light up the sky at 9:30 p.m. Rain date is June 30.
  • South Amboy - Head to Raritan Bay Waterfront Park on July 3 for a joint Fourth of July Celebration with Perth Amboy. Fireworks begin at around 9:20 p.m. Rain date is July 5.
  • South Brunswick - Crossroads South Fields on Major Road in Monmouth Junction will host the township's July Fourth Celebration on July 3. Fun starts at 6 p.m. with music and food. Fireworks at 9:15 p.m.
  • Wall - The township's annual fair starts on June 27 at 1870 Baileys Corner Road and concludes with fireworks on June 30.
  • Woodbridge - Head to Alvin Williams Park on July 3 to celebrate the fourth. Gates open at 4 p.m. with fireworks starting at 9 p.m.