Evening Entertainment & Fireworks 2023

We are hard at work planning to bring back Ridgewood’s great fireworks show for 2023!  The best way to ensure we continue our great tradition is to make a donation! The entire day’s events including bands, fireworks, security costs, etc. are funded entirely by private donations and firework ticket sales.

Gates Open Tuesday, July 4 at 6:00 pm – Veterans Field (Rain Date- Wednesday, July 5, 2023)

Patrons and belongings will be subject to security checks by Police Department personnel when entering Veterans Field. No alcoholic beverages are allowed are on the field.  There will be 2 lines at the gates, one for those with bags and one for those without bags. Expect delays.  Gates will close at 9:00 PM.


  • Gates open – 6:00 PM
  • Evening Entertainment
    • The Dad’s Night Band & more
  • 50/50 Drawing – 8:30 PM
  • Gates close – 9:00 PM
  • National Anthem – Approximately 9:10 PM
  • Fireworks show presented by “Fireworks by Grucci”

Food and beverages are available for purchase on the field.

No dogs are permitted on the field during this event.

No refunds or exchanges will be given.

For directions to the Evening Entertainment use your favorite map website and enter 131 N. Maple Avenue.

Fire protection for the fireworks display is by The Ridgewood Fire Department.

Security is by the Ridgewood Police Department.


We recommend parking in the central business district and walking to Veteran’s Field. There are significant street closures around Vet’s Field, including Maple Avenue.

Limited handicap parking is available for the Evening Entertainment and Fireworks in the northern Graydon Pool parking lot located on Northern Parkway, near Meadowbrook. You can drop off individuals at the Graydon South parking lot entrance and then park your vehicle.

(201) Magazine has named Ridgewood 4th of July Fireworks the BEST SPECIAL TOWN EVENT! 

There are many viewing points for Ridgewood’s annual fireworks display, but the best is Vet’s Field where the ground works are set up. Food trucks are on site and local musical groups perform at the Kaschau Bandshell while the crowd waits for the sun to set before the big show. This show-stopping pyrotechnic display brings spectators from miles around, so come early, pack the bug spray and bring a blanket or beach chair. As it grows dark, just sit back and enjoy.