Fireworks ceremonies are the big event this weekend, with the town, county and other displays throughout the state.
If fireworks aren't your thing or if you're just looking for something to do before the fireworks, there are other activities in the area.
Here's what's happening this weekend:
Where/When: From 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday at : in Morristown.
Why Go: Because this historic Morristown walking tour covers nearly a mile within Morristown’s historic district, including more than 300 years of Morristown history.
When/Where: From 5:15 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday at the in Basking Ridge.
Why Go: It's the perfect time to try out the facilities. The start of "Free Summer Fridays" gives you the opportunity to work out in the gym, take a dip in the pool, and more ... all for free.
Pricing: Free for Somerset County residents. Photo identification required.
When/Where: At noon on Thursday at in Basking Ridge.
Why Go: To plan ahead with expert advice and some light refreshments.
Pricing: Free. Registration required.
When/Where: From 7:30 to 9 p.m. on Thursday at thein Warren.
Why Go: The "Music Under the Stars" series continues with the Dugan's Hooligans' family ensemble. It's entertainment that the whole family is sure to love and marvel at.
When/Where: From 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday at in Warren.
Why Go: The flea market continues with hundreds of vendors. If you haven't stopped by yet, Sunday is the day.
Pricing: Free admission.
When/Where: At 9 p.m. on Sunday at the in Hillsborough.
Why Go: A Hillsborough tradition returns with a spectacular fireworks display. Enjoy the ooohs and aahhs of patriotic pride with your family and neighbors.
When/Where: At 6:05 p.m. on Sunday at in Bridgewater.
Why Go: To see the Somerset Patriots compete against the Long Island Ducks with proceeds helping the Janet Fund save lives.
When/Where: The festival begins a 5 p.m. on Monday at in Bridgewater. Fireworks commence at 9:30 p.m.
Why Go: It's a family festival with patriotism and fun. Performers, games, revolutionary reenactments, and of course, spectacular fireworks. The park will be transformed into a "Boogie Wonderland" with a patriotic bang.
Pricing: Free admission.
When/Where: At 7 p.m. on Thursday at the in Basking Ridge.
Why Go: Brian Richards will present magic from around the world for tweens entering grades five and six. Comedy, juggling, and audience participation will keeping you laughing and guessing ... "How'd he do that?"
When/Where: From 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Thursday at in Basking Ridge.
Why Go: For children infant to five to discover the shapes of nature in flowers, trees and in the sky while exploring the Great Swamp. Remember Mom, a little mud is allowed in the search for knowledge.
Pricing: $10 per child and parent and $5 per additional child. Registration required.
When/Where: At 10 a.m. on Saturday at in Warren.
Why Go: To laugh with a puppet show that is a blast and features over forty television, movie and cartoon characters.
When/Where: From 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday at the in Warren.
Why Go: To drop in anytime between the listed times and create a postcard. The destination is up to your imagination.
When/Where: From 5 to 6 p.m. on Thursday at the in Hillsborough.
Why Go: To make candy sushi, watch videos, and discuss your favorite Manga title with other teen anime fans.
When/Where: At 5:30 p.m. on Saturday at in Hillsborough.
Why Go: To see an "out-of-this world" musical and befriend a strange alien creature performed by the talents of the Performing Arts Camp students.
Pricing: Free. Contact the studio at 908- 874-8800 to register.
When/Where: At 7 p.m on Thursday at the .
Why Go: It's the kickoff to the Summer Reading Club. These guys and their juggling talents will inspire sidesplitting laughter in both kids and adults.
When/Where: From 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday at in Bridgewater.
Why Go: It's part of the Home Depot Kids' Workshop series. Create a cool coaster set with imagination, your own two hands, and a sense of pride.