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Where you can see Independence Day fireworks in the greater Princeton area

Every night until the weekend after July 4, you can catch a fireworks display somewhere in the greater Princeton area if the weather cooperates. There are no fireworks in Princeton. Following is a schedule for fireworks in neighboring towns. The festivities are open to the public. Please post any changes or additions in comments. Wishing all our readers a safe and happy Independence Day holiday week.

June 28

Trenton Thunder – post-game fireworks at Arm & Hammer Park in Trenton.

June 29

Montgomery Township – Celebration kicks off at 6 p.m. at Montgomery High School. Food vendors, activities, music and more. Fireworks will begin at 9:15 p.m. Rain date is July 6.

Trenton Thunder – Post-game fireworks at Arm & Hammer Park in Trenton.

June 30

Bordentown Township – Fireworks at dusk at Joseph Lawrence Park. Rain date is July 8.

Lawrence Township –  Live music will begin at 6 p.m. at Rider University. Bring a blanket and a picnic basket. fireworks at about 9:30 p.m. Rain date is set for July 1.

South Brunswick –  Independence Day celebration begins at  6 p.m. at Crossroads South Middle School, 195 Major Road, Monmouth Junction. Fireworks will begin at about 9:15 p.m.

July 1

Ewing Township – Fireworks will begin at about 9:15 p.m. on Green Lane. Bring a blanket or chairs.

July 2

East Windsor – Independence Day festivities begins at 6 p.m. at Etra Lake Park with a performance by Jerry Rife’s Rhythm Kings Dixieland Jazz Band. Fireworks will start at about 9:30 p.m.

July 3

Hamilton Township – Fireworks will start at about 9 p.m at Veterans Park.

July 4

Trenton Thunder – Post-game fireworks at Arm & Hammer Park in Trenton.

July 5

Cranbury – The Mercer County Symphonic Band will perform at 6:30 p.m. Fireworks will start at dusk at Village Park. Rain date is July 6.

Trenton Thunder – Post-game fireworks at Arm & Hammer Park in Trenton.

July 6

Trenton Thunder – Post-game fireworks at Arm & Hammer Park in Trenton.

July 7

Lambertville/New Hope – Fireworks over the Delaware River begin at about 9:30 p.m. Fireworks displays the first Friday of each month for Aug. and Sept. also.

Trenton Thunder – Post-game fireworks at Arm & Hammer Park in Trenton.

Krystal Knapp

Krystal Knapp is the founding editor of Planet Princeton. She can be reached via email at editor AT planetprinceton.com. Send all letters to the editor and press releases to that email address.

  • Eduquest

    That’s because Princeton gets to see its fireworks on an even more important day. The day Princeton University honors its alumni!

  • Musicalanne

    none of the places mention for fireworks is actually princeton

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