117th 4th of July Celebration to Fill the Day, Light Up the Night in Maplewood

From the Maplewood 4th of July Committee:

Join us for a full day of festivities in Memorial Park, with live music, a carnival midway, Entertainment Pavilion, boardwalk games, food court, car show, bingo hall, fireworks and much more! Thursday, July 4, 2019, 7:00 AM – 11:00 PM EDT.

  • Afternoon Concert Headliner- The Nerds
  • Evening Concert Headliner- The Cameos

Wristbands are required beginning at 12 noon to access South Field attractions, which includes concert stage. More than 30 activities are included with your wristband purchase, including everything taking place in the Entertainment Pavilion, a 4,500+ square foot event space. Also included is our Play-for-Free bingo tent, prize wheel, inflatable zone, hospitality center, and more! Select carnival games and amusements will be available for purchase on-site, or choose an Unlimited Ride option.

  • Buy-One-Get-One Early-bird discount available now!
  • Purchase a Day Pass and receive an Evening Pass for Free!

Click to see what’s included with your wristband purchase

Are you purchasing more than one ticket? Choose a multi-ticket option to save on service fees!


Why are there so many ticket options?

Each purchase has a ticketing fee. Patrons purchasing more than one ticket can select as many as 5 tickets in a single order and pay only one ticketing fee!

Unlimited Ride Wristbands are also available for purchase (good for rides located on the festival’s North Field).

For patrons who prefer to pay cash, tickets are available at the following four locations:

  • BCB Community Bank, 156 Maplewood Avenue, Maplewood, NJ 07040
  • BCB Community Bank, 200 Valley Street, South Orange, NJ 07079
  • Hilton Branch Library, 1688 Springfield Avenue, Maplewood, NJ 07040
  • Maplewood Municipal Building, 574 Valley Street, Maplewood, NJ 07040

What’s the difference between a Festival Day Pass & Evening Pass?

Day passes are good for all activities on the Festival South Field from noon to 5pm, including all performances in the Entertainment Pavilion & live music on the Concert Stage.

Evening Passes are good beginning at 5pm for all activities included with Day Passes, plus access to Prime Viewing Area for fireworks.

Which pass should I choose, Day or Evening?

If you buy your tickets now, you don’t need to choose! Our Buy-One-Get-One offer means all Festival Day Passes purchased include a free Evening Pass!

Where do I find tickets for the Circus?

Patrons who have attended Maplewood Fourth of July in recent years are accustomed to seeing Circus performances listed amongst the ticket options. New for 2019 is the Entertainment Pavilion, which offers a day-long rotation of performances by magicians, clowns, jugglers, acrobats and other entertainers. You’ll also find in the Pavilion face painting, sand art, henna tattoos, balloon artists, caricatures, prize wheel, photo booth, costumed characters, and lots more…all included with your wristband purchase! It’s everything you love about the Big Top, but more immersive and with more to see and do! And with a full schedule of acts on the Performance Stage, you don’t need to choose a performance time now. After watching an act, you can roam the fairgrounds or take advantage of any of the interactive activities in the Pavilion, and then come back for another show. Enjoy as many performances as you’d like!

Do I need to purchase a ticket for my 1 year-old?

No. Tickets are not required for children under 2.

Visit our website for full event schedule and FAQs


The Car Show will take place Thursday, July 4, 2019, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., in Memorial Park, Maplewood, NJ. Trophies and cash prizes will be awarded! Antique cars, classic cars, muscle cars, and motorcycles are invited! Register here. 


Sign up to Volunteer for the Maplewood 4th of July celebration here. 


5K Run

5K Run

7:30 AM, Dunnell Road (registration here)

Kids' Relays

Kids’ Relays

9:10 AM, South Field

Food Courts

An expansive food court will offer festival patrons more choices than ever. Check out some of the delicious food our vendors will be serving up!

Come hungry!

Bikes Etc. Parade

Bikes Etc. Parade

8:15 AM, Ricalton Square

Baking Contest

Baking Contest

Drop off entries 9-9:30, winners announced at 11.

Entertainment Pavilion

Featuring a Performance Stage along with interactive entertainment all day long! Magic Shows, face painting, henna tattoos, prize wheel, photo booth, sand art and more…all activities are free for wristband-holders!

Opening Ceremony

Opening Ceremony

9 AM, South Field Main Stage

Car Show

Cars can be registered for $15 in advance ($20 day of)

Our car show takes place on Dunnell Rd, between Oakland Rd & Oakview Ave (enter at Oakland Rd) from 10:00 am- 4:00 pm, register your car

Tennis Contests

Tennis Contests

11 AM, Civic House tennis courts