Happy birthday, America. Independence Day is right around the corner, and so are the fireworks that are sure to light up New Jersey's skies all over the state.

No matter where you live, you can expect quite the light show all Fourth of July weekend long. New Jersey never disappoints, and this year will certainly be no exception.

Knowing fireworks are a guarantee, some might be wondering what else is happening to celebrate the country's birthday in the Garden State? Maybe some have younger kids and are looking to celebrate with them in a more traditional way, such as a parade.

Or, maybe some want to take a ride to the coast for some daytime festivities along the Jersey Shore. If both of these things interest you, then here's some good news.

Independence Day parades are happening this year in some of our coastal communities. So for those of you who like to be near the water and enjoy a nice parade, here's a look at a few that are happening right here in New Jersey.

A look at 4th Of July parades happening in NJ for 2022

Before fireworks light New Jersey's night sky, celebrate the nation's birthday with a daytime celebration near the coast at one of New Jersey's Independence Day parades.

4th of July Fireworks Schedule for Ocean County, NJ

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