Where to Watch the 4th of July
Firework Celebrations

Where to Watch the 4th of July
Firework Celebrations

**2024 Edition**

There is no shortage of celebrating in Sussex County when it comes to the 4th of July, with parades, baseball games, waterski shows, and other things to do, in addition to the traditional barbecuing get-togethers people around the county host at their homes that day. And when the sun goes down, there is no shortage of fireworks displays countywide either.

Where would you like to go to take in some fireworks with your family and friends? Below are the scheduled dates and places, with some happening several days ahead of Independence Day. Before heading out, be sure to check that the fireworks display you plan to attend is not postponed due to potential inclement weather forecasts.

But don’t worry, there’s lots to do both indoors and out in Sussex County. If it rains, spend some time exploring local shopping and all of our county’s amazing places to eat. There are a bunch of events going on this weekend as well. Keep and eye on our Upcoming Events page for an up-to-date listing.


Franklinite — Saturday, June 29
Franklin Borough Recreation is hosting Franklinite at the Franklin Pond (6 Cork Hill Road, Franklin) beginning at 3 p.m. There is no charge for parking, and they plan on vendors and food trucks to be there including The Quarry, The Brew Crew, and Moo 4 U (ice cream). There are two bands, Mile 39 Band at 3 p.m. and Glenn Roberts Band at 6 p.m. The fireworks are expected to start around 9 p.m. For more details about this event, visit here.

Montague Day – Saturday, June 29
The Township is hosting its Montague Day at Town Hall (277 Clove Road, Montague), starting at 4 p.m., with plenty of food, fun, and fireworks at the end of the night. The Miss Montague contest is planned at 4:30 p.m. An animal exhibit takes place from 5:30-6:30 p.m., and live music from 6-9 p.m. There will also be a cornhole tournament, dunk tank, and other happenings. Visit here for full details.

Skylands Stadium Harry Potter Wand Giveaway Fireworks — Saturday, June 29
This is the first of three planned fireworks displays around Independence Day at Skylands Stadium (94 Championship Place, Augusta). The Sussex County Miners are known for having fireworks during every Saturday home game. If you’ll be outside of the county for the 4th of July, this is a great time to catch some fireworks and get an early start in celebrating America’s birthday. The fun starts at 6:35 p.m. when the Miners face off against the Tri-City Valley Cats. In addition to the fireworks, the first 500 guests can each get their own Harry Potter Wizarding Wand. Attendees are encouraged to dress in costume with special prizes for the “best of” costumes. There will be in-game trivia, butterbeer discounts, and $5 White Claw Cans. See full game details and get tickets here.

Lake Mohawk Fireworks — Tuesday, July 2
Though hosted by the Lake Mohawk Country Club for its members, there are plenty of points around Sparta where the fireworks display will be visible when the show begins around dark, with the rain date on July 3. Many people like to watch from the Mohawk Avenue School field (18 Mohawk Avenue, Sparta) or the Sparta Theater Center (Center Street, Sparta). Several restaurants have special events in the White Deer Plaza, by reservation only, where attendees can grab a tableside view of the show. Krogh’s Restaurant and Brew Pub (23 White Deer Plaza, Sparta) is offering a 4-course dinner event that is $150 per person in their Krogh’s Nest rooftop bar. It’s $75 to reserve for two, with tickets and reservations only sold in pairs, for ages 21+. Reservations are available here, with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. and the meal starting at 7 p.m., with a rooftop view of the fireworks. Rain date for this dinner, like the fireworks is Wednesday, July 3. The St. Moritz (9 White Deer Plaza, Sparta) is additionally hosting their 4-course dinner that night, with a July 3 rain date at $90 per ticket for adults, $25 per child (ages 5-12), and children under 4 are free. Click here for tickets. Ticketholders can stay to watch the fireworks on the grounds of the St. Moritz after they eat.

Independence Day Celebration at Skylands Stadium — Wednesday, July 3
A special Independence Day celebration with fireworks is planned during the Sussex County Miners game when they play against the New Jersey Jackals, beginning at 6:35 p.m. at Skylands Stadium (94 Championship Place). This game is what they call a New Jersey Showdown, and there will be an auction for a Miners Taylor Ham jersey. The Empanada Guy food truck will also be there. For tickets to the game and more information visit here.

Hometown Heroes July 4th Fireworks at Skylands Stadium — Thursday, July 4
There will be more fireworks after the Independence Day celebration, this time for the Sussex County Miners’ annual Hometown Heroes tradition. They’ll be going for another round with the New Jersey Jackals starting at 6:35 p.m. at Skylands Stadium (94 Championship Place, Augusta). The Hometown Heroes parade will proceed through the stadium that evening, where spectators can wave their flags for the courageous men and women who will be honored. The Homers Girls food truck will be at the stadium that night. Visit the website for tickets here.

Vernon Community Fireworks — Thursday July, 4
Mountain Creek is hosting the Vernon Community Fireworks event that kicks off at 5 p.m. at the resort’s Great Lawn by the Red Tail Lodge with tons of family fun. There is a $20 parking fee with all proceeds collected for parking benefitting the Vernon Fire Department. There will be bounce houses, live music, lawn games, petting zoos (until 7 p.m.), sky rides until 8 p.m. (included with the admission), and the Alpine Mountain Coaster until 8 p.m. (a $15 cost per ride). Guests can also eat at the Biergarten or other locations on-site.

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