- THE HEAVY RAINS WILL MAKE IT IMPOSSIBLE TO UTILIZE OUR NEIGHBORING FIELDS FOR PARKING. PARKING ALONG THE ROAD OUTSIDE THE POLICED AREA WILL BE PERMITTED. BE PREPARED IF MAIN PARKING GETS FILLED UP AND YOU HAVE TO PARK ON THE STREET. IT MAY BE A LONG WALK.
- OUR FACILITY CAN ONLY ACCOMMODATE SO MANY CUSTOMERS ON THE GROUNDS. AT SOME POINT THE STATE WILL SHUT DOWN ADMISSION. WE HAVE NO CLUE WHEN THIS WILL OCCUR. WHEN THIS DOES OCCUR ONLY PEOPLE WITH ADVANCED TICKETS WILL BE PERMITTED INTO THE EVENT.
- YES, YOU ARE CORRECT, WE SHOULD HAVE MADE THIS A TICKET ONLY EVENT. UNFORTUNATELY WE ONCE AGAIN UNDERESTIMATED THE TURNOUT. THIS WAS OUR BIG MISTAKE THIS YEAR AND MAY LEAD TO SOME ISSUES. NEXT YEAR WILL BE A PERFECT EVENT (thank you for understanding our learning curve) NEXT YEAR WE WILL BE MOVING TO ADVANCED TICKET ONLY EVENT. IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE IN NEXT YEAR’S FESTIVAL PLEASE SIGN UP FOR OUR EMAIL NEWSLETTER.
- THERE IS A GOOD CHANCE THAT MANY PEOPLE WHO DO NOT HAVE ADVANCED TICKETS WILL NOT GET INTO THE FESTIVAL. WE SINCERELY APOLOGIZE IN ADVANCE IF YOU SUFFER THIS INCONVENIENCE. THIS IS OUR SECOND YEAR HOSTING THIS EVENT AND WE ARE TRULY TRYING OUR BEST. OUR ONLY GOAL IS TO OFFER A GREAT EXPERIENCE FOR OUR CUSTOMERS.
Advanced Ticket Sales for the Independence Day Fireworks Festival have ended.
Last Year’s Fireworks Display: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFRynx4t3Zc
- Featuring Musical Performance by Cher’s Playground - Cher’s Playground is an alliance of talented musicians who set the local standard by ‘playing well with others.’ The interchangeable team consists of top-tier players offering versatility, professionalism and skill to every show. The unique strength each member brings to the team creates an impressive whole, equipped to handle nearly any venue.
- And the Disk Jockey talents of DJ Brian Basara - As a Celebrity DJ to the stars, Bryan Basara has played at exclusive parties that have included hosts such as Fergie, Pamela Anderson, Mary J. Blige, Wyclef Jean, Tommy Lee and the entire cast of Entourage in addition to exclusive venues up and down the east coast. It is no surprise that DJ Bryan Basara remains to be one of the areas most sought after talents. Armed with a keen sense of crowd control, Bryan knows exactly what the people want…and he gives it to them!
- You favorite wines available for sale and a handy-dandy souvenir wine glass
- Plenty of great food from Murphy’s Market’s Smoker and Grill, UpperCrust Restaurant, Pic-A-Lilli Restaurant, Star of the Sea Seafood, Tony & Dom’s Texas Roasted Corn and more!
- Kids entertainment by Sara O’Brien & Community Rocks, Pony Rides & other children’s activities.
- Low altitude fireworks show launched from just a few hundred feet away. Everyone at the winery will have a great access.
- We’ve started a new tradition! This year’s event will be better than 2012 so please consider making Valenzano Winery your Independence Day fireworks destination!
Festival will be held at our festival grounds at 1320 Old Indian Mills Rd, Shamong, NJ 08088. Please be aware that we expect a large number of people to arrive just for the fireworks show. We have parking in the main parking field but it will fill up. Our neighbors will be providing parking in neighboring fields for a fee.
Rules and Tips:
- Gates open at 6:00pm. Visitors will not be permitted onto the festival grounds any earlier.
- Wine bottle sales will be offered until 9:00pm.
- Wines are not allowed to be sold by the glass.
- We are not permitted to open bottles. Please bring a corkscrew.
- Coolers and picnics are permitted.
- Lawn chairs are encouraged; Pop-up tents, umbrellas and tables are prohibited.
- Outside alcohol (other than Valenzano Wines) is prohibited.
- Pets are not allowed at this festival.
- If our property starts reaching capacity, the state police may shut down ticket sales. If this happens only people who have purchased advanced tickets will be able to enter the festival.
- Online Ticket Sales have ended.
- Advanced tickets can still be purchased at the winery tasting room at 1090 Route 206, Shamong, NJ (weekdays 11-5, weekends 11-4).
- Advanced Ticket Sales end on June 30th. After this date you must pay at the gate on July 3rd for admission. Only an advanced ticket guarantees admission.
Click here to download the Fireworks Festival Craft Vendor Application. and participate in south Jersey’s hottest fireworks festival!
Our 2013 Fireworks Festival is a RAIN OR SHINE event. We will do everything we can if it rains to try and get the fireworks to launch. If weather and/or safety prohibits a launch we will move the fireworks launch to a future undetermined date if we are able to get the necessary approvals. If we are unable to launch the fireworks, ticket purchases will not be refunded. Your ticket is for entrance to the event – not a guaranteed fireworks show. If you do not agree to these conditions please do not purchase tickets.