There is probably nothing more exciting about the Fourth of July than fireworks and Mercer County has its share of dazzling pyrotechnical displays. Check out the line-up!


Mercer County Freedom Festival at the Mercer County Park Festival Grounds, West Windsor is a  3-day event with car show, 5K, food, fireworks and live bands. Fireworks will be Saturday at 9:50pm. Free admission all three days. For the event website, check out this.


Hopewell Valley Veteran’s Association and Hopewell Township Parks and Recreation Department present AN EVENING UNDER THE STARS. The evening starts at 6:00pm with a classic car show and followed by a concert by the 63rd Army Band at 7:30pm. The evening will be capped off by a fireworks extravaganza at 9:15pm. This event will be held at Hopewell Township’s Alliger Park next to the Hopewell Township Municipal Complex on CR546. Please bring a lawn chair. Refreshments will be available. This event is paid for with private donations.



Spirit of Princeton, a charitable, non-partisan community committee dedicated to bringing the community together in civic pride through the organization and sponsorship of community events, hosts this firework display. The best viewing site is from the Princeton University sports fields immediately next to the University Stadium. Fields open at 7pm for picnicking with fireworks at dusk, usually shortly after 9pm. No alcoholic beverages or smoking allowed. For more information, check out the Spirit of Princeton website.

Hamilton Annual Fireworks and Concert Celebration at Veterans Park (at the Kuser Road entrance) with Renaissance Orchestra concert starting at 6pm and fireworks beginning after dark, normally after 9pm. Food vendors. For more information, check out the website.

East Windsor Independence Day Celebration at Etra Lake Park. Free entertainment begins at 6pm with the Jerry Rife’s Rhythm Kings Dixieland Jazz Band, followed at 7:30pm by the Trenton Brass Quintet Plus One. The fireworks display will begin around 9:30pm. Rain date is Sunday July 5th. For more information or changes, check out the East Windsor Township website.


Lawrence Township celebrates Independence Day on Friday, July 3rd on the grounds of Rider University. The fireworks beginning at approximately 9:40pm and will be preceded by a concert at 7:00pm. Go early to get a prime location.

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Mary Galioto
Mary Galioto is the founder, publisher and editor of MercerMe. Originally from Brooklyn, Mary has progressively moved deeper and deeper into New Jersey, settling in the heart of the state: Mercer County. Formerly the author of an embarrassingly informal blog, Mary is a lifelong writer and asker of questions and was even mentioned, albeit briefly, in the New York Times and Washington Post. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from SUNY Binghamton and a Juris Doctorate from Seton Hall Law School. In her free time, Mary fills her life with excessive self-reflection, creative endeavors, and photographing mushrooms. Mary also works as the PR Coordinator at the Hopewell Valley Arts Council.

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