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July 3, 2014

If the weather holds, there will be as many as 139 fireworks displays celebrating Independence Day this week.

Although the vast majority of them (79) are scheduled for the actual July 4 holiday, the four-day weekend allowed many towns to begin celebrations as early as Tuesday and as late as Sunday.

There are more than 30 fireworks celebrations scheduled for tonight but many have a raindate for later in the weekend.

The largest celebration is likely to be in Jersey City, which is holding what it's calling “Freedom and Fireworks” at Liberty State Park. The televised Macy’s Fireworks celebration moved to New York’s East River this year, so the Garden State’s second-largest city decided to mount its own celebration for the benefit of New Jerseyans and West Side New Yorkers.

Many towns have parades and other activities this weekend. For a good list, map, contact information, and raindates see NJ.com

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