Celebrating the Fourth of July in Jersey City

July 4th marks Independence Day for America with celebrations across the country. And lucky for us here in Jersey City, we have one of the largest festivals in the region. So along with great spots to view fireworks and parks for picnics, we have gathered the many ways you can celebrate Independence Day this year with your friends and family! 


4th of July Fireworks Food Festival – Exchange Place PATH Station, 68 Christopher Columbus Drive

You don’t want to miss out on the Jersey City Fireworks and Food Festival curated by the Jersey City Night Market, taking place on Monday, July 4th, from 12-10 PM! Many vendors will provide you with delicious food options, artisanal shopping, drinks, and music. Perfect spot to grab some food and drinks before the fireworks begin at 9:30 PM. This year, Flo Rida will take the stage before the fireworks start. The event is also free for all to attend! For more information, click here


Fourth of July Cruise – 11 Marin Blvd. 
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If you’re feeling adventurous and want to celebrate the 4th of July on a cruise, then this is the perfect event for you. You can witness the fireworks display on the water and have an excellent viewing. For more information and tickets, click here


Let Sparks Fly – 4th of July Celebration – The Atelier Ballroom, 3 Second St., Suite 15 

If you’re looking for a celebration with a live DJ, open bar, and a firework show, check out this event happening in Jersey City! For more information and tickets, click here


Rooftop at Exchange Place – 1 Exchange Place 

The Rooftop at Exchange place offers stunning views of the Manhattan skyline. If you’re looking for a special night out, they are having a 4th of July three-course early bird terrace dinner or if you’re in the mood for a happy hour, then check out their rooftop happy hour happening from 4-7 PM. Reservations are required, and they have a prefix menu. For more information, click here


4th of July Fireworks Tasting at 902 Brewing Co. – 101 Pacific Avenue


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902 Brewing will have a fireworks tasting offering a spectacular rooftop view of the Jersey City Fireworks! The ticket includes your spot on the roof and a two-hour tasting. For more information and to reserve your spot, click here


Where to Watch Fireworks in Jersey City

If you’re not planning to attend any events, you’re lucky, as Jersey City has great viewing spots throughout the city. You can watch the fireworks along the Hudson River Walkway from Liberty State Park and most Jersey City Heights areas. Fireworks will begin at 9:30 PM!


Create Fun 4th of July BBQ/Picnic Dishes 

The 4th of July is a big BBQ and picnic time for family and friends. From side dishes to tasty frozen treats, you can get creative this year and take your cooking to another level. Get festive by making your own red, white, and blue pop sticks or trying a new dip. And if you’re deciding which park in Jersey City to lay your blanket and start your celebrating, you can check out our list of 10 best picnic spots in Jersey City to help you plan! 


DIY 4th of July Crafts & Games

Consider making your own crafts to get those creative juices flowing for the kids! It is a fun way to engage everyone in the family while also having fun. For example, consider making a flag to wave during the festival or have kids make festive posters. To help get you started, check out these easy 4th of July crafts for kids. You can also have fun with games by testing your Independence Day knowledge with trivia! 

We hope these ideas make planning easier! So, how are you celebrating the Fourth of July in Jersey City? Please share your ideas with us!  

Arati Patel
Author: Arati Patel

Arati is a professional immersed in the environmental and animal welfare field. In her free time, she enjoys walking and spending time with shelter dogs, exploring the outdoors, and always ready to find a new coffee shop. A born and raised Jersey City local, she considers herself a life-long learner who is ready to write and craft inspiring stories to share with everyone!