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  • Writer's pictureLisa Fagan


Please take social distancing seriously. Stay 6 feet apart, wear masks, wash hands. You can see the fireworks from almost everywhere in the Wildwoods, so there is no need to congregate at the convention center in mass gatherings.

June 25, 2020 – Wildwood, NJ – The Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority (GWTIDA) and the City of Wildwood are pleased to announce the return of Friday night fireworks. The fireworks officially kick off Saturday, July 4, 2020, at 10:00pm then continue every Friday night at the same time until September 4, 2020. Spectators may watch from their new location on Rio Grande Avenue near the Wildwoods Convention Center.

Wildwood fireworks have been a staple of family summer fun since 1995. This year Covid-19 delayed their start. “Wildwood is open, and summer is here,” said Wildwood Mayor Pete Bryon. “Our businesses are ready to serve our visitors and there is plenty to see and do around town and on our huge free beach and world-famous boardwalk. Fireworks are a quintessential part of the experience.”

“The fireworks are a major tourist attraction to visitors when vacationing in our resort destination. We’re so looking forward to the return of our July 4th and season long Friday Night Fireworks and are glad to be able to provide the funding for this great amenity to our visitors,” said Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority (GWTIDA) Executive Director/CFO John Siciliano.”

GWTIDA finances the annual summer long fireworks show which costs approximately $100,000 for this year. Boardwalk SID produces the show by securing the permit, setting up the site, coordinating music and any other event-related duties.

Commissioner Fitzsimons is pleased to see this free entertainment return to the city. “Our community is working extremely hard to create the same exceptional summer experience that residents and tourists have come to love about the Wildwoods. The fireworks are one of those weekly events that everyone looks forward to.”

“This new location allows us to practice proper social distancing together since this area of the beach and boardwalk are slightly south of the usually crowded boardwalk,” said Commissioner Mikulski. “Participants are encouraged to wear masks, practice social distancing at all times and to be kind and patient with each other.”

For those who can’t make the weekly fireworks show, visit the live web cams at


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