Come July 4th, the entire country turns the pyrotechnics up to 11. What is it about fireworks that capture our imagination year after year? Is it the bright colors? The beautiful blending of light and sound? Are we captivated by their fleeting, yet incredibly forceful power? Regardless, those “rockets’ red glare” have become a staple of American summers – and there’s no better place to watch them than Asbury Park, New Jersey. Locals know how wonderful the fireworks display is, but for out-of-towners, tourists, or just general patriotic enthusiasts, here’s why you need to experience the Asbury Park Fireworks on July 4th.
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Enjoy the Asbury Park Fireworks on July 4th
A Longstanding Tradition
Fireworks and 4th of July go together like Christmas and blue spruces or Easter and colored eggs. It’s a national tradition, and to have an Independence Day celebration pass without fireworks is almost unthinkable. The display at Asbury Park has been around over 100 years and is not just any firework show – it’s a part of New Jersey culture. As such, setup is extensive and requires a lot of manpower. The fireworks look especially beautiful when they reflect off the black sea at night. Come experience the results for yourself!
Stroll the Boardwalk
Visitors don’t have to wait until the fireworks start to have fun. Drive up a few days early and experience the excitement of the boardwalk for yourself. There’s plenty to do, and like the 4th of July celebration itself, the boardwalk is a longstanding historical tradition on the Jersey Shore.
Put your stereotypes and bias aside; Asbury Park is nothing like what you’ve seen on reality TV. Check out a live performance at the renowned Paramount Theater, or feel like a kid again at the Silverball Museum, the best pinball machine museum in the country. In the mood for food? There’s lots of great local and fusion eats to be found here, from the Asbury Oyster Bar to Korean Taco. Then, unwind as the sun sets and wait for the fireworks to start. We recommend getting a good seat early – the show is so popular that it’s often standing room only!
Plan a Summer Getaway to The Inns of Ocean Grove
Before and after the show, you can relax at The Ocean Plaza Hotel or The Ocean View Inn. Located close to Asbury Park and other New Jersey towns, our properties have everything you need to feel rested and comfortable. Relax on your private balcony, or enjoy the ocean views from our spacious wrap-around porch. We even offer a delicious continental breakfast each morning! Rooms are filling up fast so don’t wait – check our availability and book your 4th of July stay today. We look forward to having you!
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