Wednesday, July 3, 2013

The Wildwoods to Host Back-to-Back Nights of 4th of July FREE Fireworks Displays Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5


July 4th in the Wildwoods is not only filled with FREE exciting events and FREE entertainment all weekend long, but also two back-to-back nights of spectacular FREE fireworks displays

On Thursday, July 4 at 10 p.m. people all over the Wildwoods will enjoy a spectacular FREE Independence Day fireworks extravaganza. Originating from the beach at Pine Avenue in Wildwood, this incredible Fourth of July pyrotechnics display will be sure to awe and amaze, and is visible from almost anywhere on the island. For additional information, call 609-729-9000 or visit

And if you can’t make it to the Wildwoods on the 4th, there’s another display the very next evening, Friday, July 5 at 10 p.m. This weekly free fireworks show is also at Pine Avenue in Wildwood. Seen from almost anywhere on the island, this second night of FREE fireworks is a great way to continue the July 4 holiday weekend. For more information, call 609-253-1602 or visit

All 4th of July weekend long, the Wildwoods will be jam-packed with exciting free events to celebrate the holiday. On July 4th there are two free outdoor concerts to choose from. Starting at 6 p.m. in Fox Park across from the Wildwoods Convention Center in Wildwood, there is a free Jimmy Buffett Tribute Show concert featuring Changes In Latitude, one of the country’s top Buffett tribute bands. And starting at 7:30 p.m., The Manhattan Dolls perform a free concert at the Centennial Park Amphitheatre in Wildwood Crest.

On Friday, July 5, WWE Live comes to the Wildwoods Convention Center’s Oceanfront Arena for one explosive show starting at 8 p.m. featuring Alberto Del Rio and Dolph Ziggler in a Last Man Standing match for the World Heavyweight Championship. Plus “The Viper” Randy Orton, R-Truth, Tons of Funk, Team Rhodes Scholars, A J Lee, Big E. Langston, Brie Bella, The USO’s, The Prime Time Players and many more.

Tickets start at just $15 and are available at all Ticketmaster Outlets, or Charge-By-Phone at 800-745-3000. Tickets are also available at the Wildwoods Convention Center Box Office.

July 5th through the 7th, you won’t want to miss the Sports Card, Toys, Comics and Collectibles Show inside the air-conditioned Wildwoods Convention Center.

The show features over 125 tables of the hottest collectibles on the planet plus special autograph appearances including the New York Giants number one graft pick Justin Pugh, former baseball superstar and manager Larry Bowa, wrestling Hall of Famers Tito Santana and Nicholai Volkoff and former Negro League baseball star Bob Scott of the New York Black Yankees.

Admission to the Sports Card, Toys, Comics and Collectibles Show is free.

The Wildwoods are the place to be this Fourth of July for FREE fun, FREE entertainment and FREE events for the whole family!

For additional information about all the exciting events in the Wildwoods, visit or call 800-992-9732.    

About the Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority

The Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority (GWTIDA) was formed in 1993 to consolidate the tourism economy of its three founding municipalities: Wildwood, Wildwood Crest and North Wildwood. The Wildwoods have won numerous travel and tourism awards, heralding the resort for its beaches, boardwalk and attractions.

The Wildwoods were selected in 2013 as the Favorite Beach by readers; and as One of America’s Top 10 U.S. Tourist Towns by families voting in FamilyFun magazine. They were also named “Best Beaches in New Jersey” in the 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2008 Top Ten New Jersey Beaches public survey, sponsored by the New Jersey Marine Sciences Consortium. Wildwoods’ beaches were also named “Best Beach for Family Vacations,” “Best Beach for Tourism,” “Best Beach for Events,” “Best Beach for Eco-Tourism” and “Best Beach for Day Trips” in the same surveys. The Wildwoods were named #1 Boardwalk in the nation by in 2012; and Smarter Travel also named the Wildwoods Boardwalk, one of “Americas Best Boardwalks.” The 2012 list of “15 Destinations on the Rise” for TripAdvisor included the Wildwoods, and voted the Wildwoods one of “Americas Top 10 Scenic Seasides of the Summer.”In addition, the Wildwoods were voted “Best Town” in the 2009 and 2011 PHL-17 Philly Hot List, Jersey Shore Edition contest; and was one of Sherman’s Travel’s “Top Ten American Boardwalks” for two years in a row.

The Tourism Authority operates the Wildwoods Convention Center and acts as the island’s destination marketing organization overseeing the development, research, planning, marketing, advertising, promotion, public and media relations encompassing the tourism, meeting and convention industry in the Wildwoods. Additionally, the Authority funds, assists with and hosts more than 180 annual special events to enhance the visitor experience and extend the tourism season, including the Beach Monster Mash Truck Races, Family Nights On The Boardwalk, FridayNight Fireworks, the New Jersey State Barbeque Championships and Anglesea Blues Festival, Classic Car Shows, the International Kite Festival, Irish and Italian Festivals and the National Marbles Tournament, among others. 

For more information about the Wildwoods, contact the GWTIDA at 800-WW-By-Sea (800-992-9732) or visit its web site,

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