Events and Transportation Information for TODAY July 4

Parade & picnic in Montclair; fireworks at Yogi Berra Stadium & nearby; holiday closings and transportation

In Montclair:

4th of July Parade and Picnic

Monday July 4th at 11 am.  Picnic from 1 pm to 3 pm at Edgemont Park on Valley Road.

The 1.6-mile route begins on Bloomfield Ave and South Park Street, then travels west on Bloomfield Avenue to Midland Avenue, continuing to Watchung Avenue, west to Valley Road and ending at Edgemont Park with the picnic. 

After the parade, the Montclair Town Picnic at Edgemont Memorial Park (end of parade route) will feature live music provided by Meg Beattie Patrick & Friends from noon until 2pm.  The Picnic will have food available from Church Street Caterers, plus there will be music and family activities.

Pricing: Free


-- Montclair Fireworks Celebration

Where/When: Yogi Berra Stadium (Montclair State University campus at the intersection of Valley Road and Normal Avenue) Monday, July 4.  Gates open at 6:30pm; fireworks begin at 9:15pm. 

Pricing: Free admission, the concession stand will be open for refreshment purchases.


Nearby Montclair:

-- State Fair Meadowlands and 4th of July Fireworks

Where/When: 50 State Highway 120, East Rutherford, NJ 07073.  Friday, June 24 through Sunday July 10.  Mon-Thur 6pm to 12am, Friday 6pm to 2am, Saturday 2pm to 2am and Sunday 2pm to 12pm. 

Why Go:  The State Fair Meadowlands is celebrating its 25th year with loads of entertainment, rides, food and more. There will be a special fireworks show on July 4th.  Go here for more details.

Pricing: All Tickets Include Free Live Entertainment.  Children less than 34 inches tall are admitted free but must have a ticket to ride.

Monday through Thursday, Persons 13 & Older - $7.00 Children 12 and Under and Senior Citizens - $5.00 Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Holidays Persons 13 & Older - $9.00 Children 12 & Under and Senior Citizens - $6.00.  Parking is $4


-- Annual Lefty Boland Fun Meet & Rotary BBQ& Fireworks 

Where/When: , 51 Conforti Ave, West Orange, NJ.  Monday, July 4 at 5:30pm. 

Why Go: This annual event is 4th of July fun for the whole family with races, pony rides, a kid zone, balloon toss, eating contests, and much more. There will also be live music by Mushmouth at 7pm and fireworks of course! 

Pricing: Free admission



Today is Independence Day. It is both a federal and a state holiday.

Financial markets, banks and stock markets will be closed.

Post offices will be closed and there will be no regular mail delivery.

New Jersey and local government offices and courts will be closed.

NJ Transit trains will operate on a week-end/major holiday schedule on all lines. The Newark Light Rail line will run on a Saturday schedule. The Hudson-Bergen Light Rail will operate on a weekend schedule. The River Line will operate on a Sunday schedule. Bus schedules will vary by route.

NJ Transit is offering several rail options for people wanting to view the Macy’s fireworks display from New Jersey: On the Morris & Essex Lines, existing service will be supplemented by eight additional trains to and from Hoboken Terminal, including four trips between Dover and Hoboken; three trips between Summit and Hoboken; and an additional trip from Newark Broad Street Station to Hoboken. Additional trains to Hoboken before the event will operate between approximately 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. After the show, extra Morris & Essex trains will leave Hoboken at the following times: 10:05 p.m., 10:40 p.m., 11:30 p.m. and 12:25 a.m.

Family Super Saver Fares are in effect until 6 a.m. Tuesday. For details, refer to timetables,njtransit.com, or call (973) 275-5555.

PATH trains will operate on a Saturday schedule. Evening trains will be added to facilitate those attending the Macy’s fireworks displays. Trains will operate every 10 minutes on the Journal Square-to-33rd Street-via-Hoboken line between 7 p.m. and midnight. Additional agents will be at Hoboken and 33rd Street during the evening hours to assist customers.


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