We are pleased to announce performing again this year for Maplewood’s 4th of July, the Award Winning World Champion Aerial Fireworks Display Company, Garden State Fireworks. Family owned and operated since 1890, Garden State has continued to evolve to provide state of the art custom designed firework displays around the country.
For over 120 years, Garden State Fireworks, Inc. has performed thousands of displays, all over the world, for every event imaginable. Garden State Fireworks, Inc. remains the oldest and largest American Manufacturer of display fireworks, produces over 90% of the displays presented in our home state of New Jersey, and has produced Fourth of July spectaculars for literally hundreds of major cities across the nation, including our Nations Capitol, July 4th displays in Washington, D.C.
Looking out around the world, Garden State has lit up the sky from the banks of Saint Petersburg, Russia for The Goodwill Games, to San Sebastian Spain for the 31st Annual Fireworks Competition. Across the nation, Garden State performs annually at the Cranberry Festival in Harwichport, Massachusetts; to The NFL Playoff Games, and, of course, the Fourth of July Celebration, in Maplewood, NJ.
The Circus returns for another year! The Zerbini Family Circus will perform rain or shine under the Big Top in Memorial Park’s north athletic field. This year, we are pleased to announce online sales with ability to choose your circus show time: 1, 3:30 or 6 p.m.
Avoid the lines! Click here for special advance discounts, family discounts and group discounts. On July 4th, remaining seats will be sold first-come first-served.
Family owned and operated, the Zerbini family, part of eight generations of circus people, has been in the Circus business for over 250 years. The Zerbini Family Circus is an old-fashioned, small traditional family circus with acrobats, dancing, juggling, clowning, and dog and pony shows performed under the Big Top. In addition, there are concessions including pony and camel rides and ship slide.
In addition to the customary viewing area for the fireworks in Memorial Park’s South Field, the North (circus) Field will be enclosed to create an additional prime viewing area for the fireworks for paid attendees. This is part of our redesigned viewing areas with new entrances and additional restrooms in both fields. There will be a total of 4 entrances with access to cross between the north and south fields. Wristbands will be required for entry to viewing areas for fireworks.
We are pleased to announce this year’s July 4th will have a Boardwalk Amusement Zone as part of our enhanced daytime attractions on Memorial Park’s South Field. The attractions will include a selection of carnival games such as ring toss and spin the wheel games, two bounce houses, an obstacle course, a High Striker, and fun house. Nostalgic boardwalk amusements will be provided by a family owned and operated amusement company with experience spanning over three decades, and dedicated to providing a safe, friendly and fun environment.
Part of our enhanced daytime attractions is our Big Events Tent. This tent on Memorial Park’s South Field will be a fun destination all day. We are pleased to announce it will be the site of newly-added free attractions — all included in your wristband admission price, featuring such talent as a Henna Tattoo Artist, Balloon Artist, Face Painting, and Caricaturist! One special free attraction this year will be “Be Your Own DJ,” hosted by Sam Ash.
Daylong family fun activities will also feature all the perennial favorites such as the Baking Contest, Pet Awards Show, Robotics and Ice Cream Eating Contests. We’ll be posting an event schedule of all activities that will be taking place throughout the day under the tent.
“The Jersey Girls” will perform as part of our all-afternoon concert stage. “Keeping the harmony of the 60s, 70s and more alive!” The Jersey Girls specialize in songs that have strong vocal harmony reminiscent of the original recordings! Dancing to the oldies from the 60s through the 70s — a truly entertaining musical experience that all ages can enjoy.
To top things off, we are pleased to announce there will be a Light Show Spectacular to coincide with the DJ dance party in front of the stage before the fireworks climax of the evening.
As part of our all-afternoon concert stage, we are pleased to announce as our concert headliner, “Park Ave”. There will be something for everyone in the wide selection of songs — everyone up and dancing from the very first song. In addition to performances by Park Ave and others, DJ Jimmy B. will be on hand providing an upbeat music soundtrack throughout the afternoon.
We are pleased to announce that the South Orange Rescue Squad is confirmed as host and beneficiary of our dunk tank fundraiser. And with your help, some Good Sports will get a good dunking! The Rescue Squad will be on standby during the July 4th Celebration. The dunk tank will accompany our array of new midway amusement attractions, part of the full day of family fun organized by the Maplewood Civic Association’s July 4th Committee.