Thursday, August 11 2022

We all know what the 4th of July means, but there is something else that makes people excited to celebrate the birth of our nation’s independence. It’s fireworks. Hudson County will have an abundance of exhibits as well as festivals and music this weekend to celebrate America’s birthday. Here’s where you can go to partake in the patriotic fun:

City of Jersey

For years, the 4th of July celebration in Jersey City has been one of the biggest in the area since its resurrection by Jersey City Mayor Steven M. Fulop, and this coming Monday will be no different when it takes place. again at Exchange Place. Where past celebrations have seen big name headliners like Village People, Kool and the Gang, Snoop Dogg, Pitbull and Akon, this year’s 4th of July celebration features headliner Flo Rida with Shaquille O ‘Neal aka DJ Diesel and Funk Flex.

The fireworks, provided by Grucci, will take place after all three performances when they are launched from two barges located in the middle of the Hudson River. Spectators can watch the fireworks along the Hudson River Walkway, from Liberty State Park’s North Field, and most areas overlooking The Heights.

Also, part of the celebration is the 4th of July Fireworks Food Festival from noon to 10 p.m. at the Exchange Place PATH station, 68 Christopher Columbus Dr., Jersey City. The event is free and will include food and drink, shopping and music. The food ends at 9:30 p.m. when the fireworks begin.

Food vendors include: Angry Archies, BelleJohn’s Soul Food LLC, Chank’s Grab-N-Go, Chava’s Empanadas, Chester Eats, Cold Stone Creamery, Crepes Truck, Gigi Halal Food, Hold My Knots, Jamrock Jerk, La Coqueta, Mexican Cocina LLC, Ma & Pa’s Tex Mex BBQ, Magic Mike’s Smoked Meats, MozzArepas, Pie Oh My, Smackin Lobster, Smoketown BBQ, Tasty Tropical Crepes and Smoothies, Torta Truck LLC, Tropical Island and TWELVE.


Cornucopia Cruise will host its annual 4th of July Fireworks Cruise on Monday, July 4th. Embarkation is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. and the boat will depart at 6:30 p.m. from 14th Pier, No. 1, 14th Street, Hoboken. The cruise lasts four hours. Adult passengers must be at least 21 years old and have photo ID. There will be a buffet dinner, dessert, coffee, tea, water, an upscale open bar for adults and an open soda bar for those under 21, as well as a DJ and entertainment. dance. You can book your cruise tickets at


Bayonne heads to the fireworks display early on Friday, July 1, as the public is invited to both the city’s inauguration ceremonies and the celebration of American independence. The inaugural church service begins at 1:30 p.m. at St. Henry’s Church, Avenue C between 28th and 29th Streets. The swearing-in ceremony for Mayor Davis and City Council will take place at 3:30 p.m. in the Bayonne High School auditorium at 667 Ave. A. The 4th of July celebration begins at 6 p.m. on the lower level of DiDomenico Park below 16th Street and Ave. The event will include free kiddie rides from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., food trucks and a live Just Jammin’ concert from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The fireworks will start at 9:15 p.m.


The Town of Kearny will host its annual 4th of July celebration on Monday, July 4 at Veterans Field, 300 Belgrove Dr., beginning at 6:15 p.m.


The 4th of July is celebrated in Secaucus on Thursday, June 30 at the Secaucus Swim Club, 2000 Koelle Blvd., at 6 p.m. for city residents and their guests. Identity documents are compulsory. There will be food, live psychedelic Angel music and, of course, fireworks.


The New Jersey Signature 4th of July Dinner Cruise takes place Monday, July 4 at 6 p.m., departing from the Lincoln Harbor Marina at 1500 Harbor Blvd. The event includes a four-hour dinner cruise on the East and Hudson rivers, a buffet dinner with salads and desserts, unlimited coffee, tea, iced tea and water, a live DJ and fireworks. Embarkation begins at 5:00 p.m. and the cruise ends at 10:00 p.m. You can book tickets for the event at

Rutherford East

State Fair Meadowlands is back and that means fireworks on Sunday July 3 and Monday July 4, which can be seen from anywhere on the East Rutherford Fairgrounds. State Fair Meadowlands is open through July 10 and takes place at 1 MetLife Stadium Dr.


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