The Atlantic City region readies for stars, stripes and summer holiday fun. Here is a list of the region's fireworks displays.
Although July 4 falls on a Wednesday this year, it doesn’t mean that the holiday fun will be in short supply in the southern New Jersey and Atlantic City region. In fact, because the country’s birthday falls mid-week this year, there are related events, activities, concerts, grand openings and more over the next week, including this weekend, which should be a busy one down the shore.
We have gathered concerts and other events throughout this special July 4 issue, but have saved the area’s fireworks displays for this space. From the Atlantic City Boardwalk down to Wildwood, fireworks will be crackling in the night skies throughout the area on Wednesday, July 4.
Atlantic City is planning what local officials say will be “the largest fireworks display in New Jersey,” for Wed., July 4 along the Boardwalk and beach. The show, produced by Fireworks by Grucci, titled “Let it Rock,” is about 20 minutes long and will originate from a barge near The Pier Shops at Caesars. Local radio station 95.1 WAYV FM radio will broadcast music to go along with the fireworks show. The free event will start around 9:30pm.
At about 10pm, a free concert is slated for Kennedy Plaza on the Boardwalk, featuring Kevin Rudolf.
Then, around 10:20pm, a free light show will cap off the night “and set the stage for the rest of the summer,” according to the Atlantic City Alliance (ACA), the organization that will debut its free and permanent 3D sound and light show “Duality” on the façade of Boardwalk Hall. The “highly sophisticated, 3D projection show will include surround sound, theatrical lighting and the latest architectural video mapping technologies to bring Boardwalk Hall’s historic façade to life every night, all year long,” according to the ACA.
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Regional Wed., July 4 Fireworks Shows:
Atlantic City 4th of July Fireworks
Where: Boardwalk, Citywide, Atlantic City
When: 9:30pm • Free
Ocean City 4th of July Celebration
Where: Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace and Boardwalk, Ocean City
When: 5pm • Free
Margate 4th of July Fireworks
Where: Beach at Huntington Ave., Margate
When: 9pm • Free
Sea Isle City 4th of July Family Night - Fireworks
Where: Excursion Park, JFK Blvd. and Pleasure Ave., Sea Isle City
When: 7:30pm • Free
Cape May 4th Of July Fireworks
Where: Congress Hall, 251 County Highway 604, Cape May
When: 9pm • Free
Wildwoods 4th of July Fireworks
Where: Beach at Pine Avenue, Wildwood
When: 10pm • Free
Avalon - 4th of July Concert and Fireworks
Where: Avalon Community Hall, 30th St. and the beach, Avalon
When: 7pm • Free
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