Come July 4th, the United States turns the pyrotechnics up to 11. What is it about fireworks that capture our attention year after year? Is it the bright colors or the beautiful blending of light and sound? Are we captivated by their fleeting power? Regardless, the “rockets’ red glare” has become a staple of American summers — and there’s no better place to watch them than Asbury Park, NJ. Locals know how wonderful the fireworks display is here, but for out-of-towners, tourists, and 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
Fireworks and 4th of July go together like colored eggs and Easter. It’s a national tradition, and to have an Independence Day celebration pass without fireworks is almost unthinkable. The display in Asbury Park has been around for over 100 years and is a big part of New Jersey’s culture. As such, setup is extensive and requires a lot of manpower. Come and experience the results for yourself!
Note: The annual 4th of July fireworks in Asbury Park kick off at dusk (about 9 p.m.) on the Second and Fourth Avenue beaches. Parking is scarce; we recommend leaving your car in Ocean Grove and taking the short, easy walk to Asbury Park.
Stroll the Boardwalk
You don’t have to wait until the fireworks start to have fun! Drive to the shore a few days early and experience the excitement of the Asbury Park Boardwalk. There’s plenty to do, and like Asbury’s 4th of July celebration, the boardwalk has a longstanding history at the Jersey Shore.
Check out a live music performance at the renowned Paramount Theater, or have some family-friendly fun at the Silverball Museum, the best pinball machine museum in the country. Feeling hungry? There are plenty of local and fusion eats here, from the Asbury Oyster Bar to Mogo Korean Tacos. Then, unwind as the sun sets and wait for the fireworks to start. Be sure to get a good seat early!
Plan a Summer Getaway in Ocean Grove
Celebrate our great nation in Asbury Park, then come home to Ocean Grove! The Ocean Plaza Hotel and Ocean View Inn have everything you need to unwind. Watch residual fireworks from the comfort of your private balcony, or admire the ocean views from our wrap-around porch. We even offer a delicious continental breakfast each morning!
If you’re looking for a room the entire family can enjoy, consider the Family Suite. This three-bedroom accommodation is perfect for large groups. Take advantage of the spacious living room, full kitchen, and eat-in area with a table and chairs. We even welcome small dogs! Book your stay today and make Ocean Grove your home away from home this summer.
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