Fireworks, live entertainment and food for July 4 in Hudson County

We all know what July 4 means, but there is something else that excites people to celebrate the birth of our nation’s independence. This is a firework. Hudson County will have plenty of displays, as well as festivals and music this weekend in honor of America’s birthday. Here’s where you can go to join the patriotic party:

Jersey City

For years, the July 4 celebration in Jersey City has been one of the largest in the region since it was resurrected by Jersey City Mayor Stephen M. Flulop, and next Monday will be no different when it takes place again at Exchange Place. Where past celebrations have been headliners with big names like Village People, Kool and the Gang, Snoop Dogg, Pitbull and Akon, this year’s July 4th celebration includes headliner Flo Reed along with Shaquille O’Neill, also known as DJ Diesel and Funk Flex.

The fireworks provided by Grucci will take place after the three performances, when they are fired from two barges located in the middle of the Hudson River. Viewers can watch the fireworks show along the Hudson River, from the north field in Liberty State Park, and most of them overlook areas in The Heights.

Also part of the celebration is the Fireworks Food Festival on July 4 from noon to 10 pm at Exchange Place PATH Station, 68 Christopher Columbus Dr., Jersey City. Attendance at the event is free and will include food and drink, shopping and music. The meal 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 Coci 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 fireworks cruise on July 4th on Monday, July 4th. Boarding is scheduled for 18:00, and the boat will depart at 18:30 from 14th Pier, # 1, 14th St., Hoboken. The cruise is four hours. Adult passengers must be 21 years of age or older and have a photo ID. There will be a buffet dinner, dessert, coffee, tea, water, a first-class outdoor bar for adults and an open soda bar for people under 21, as well as a DJ and dancing. You can book your cruise tickets at


Bayon goes to the fireworks early on Friday, July 1, as the audience is invited to both the city’s opening ceremonies and the celebration of American independence. The inaugural church service begins at 1:30 p.m. at St. Henry’s Church, Ave. C between 28 and 29 St. at 667 Ave. A. The celebration of July 4 begins at 6 pm on the lower level of DiDomenico Park below the 16th St. and Ave. A. The event will include free children’s rides from 6 to 8 p.m., food trucks and a live concert by Just Jammin ‘from 7 to 9 p.m. The fireworks will begin at 9:15 p.m.


The City of Kearney will have its annual celebration on the Fourth of July on Monday, July 4, at Veterans Field, 300 Belgrove Dr., beginning at 6:15 p.m.


July 4 is celebrated in Secaucus on Thursday, June 30, at the Secaucus Swimming Club, 2000 Koelle Blvd., from 6 pm for the city’s residents and their guests. Identity required. There will be food, live music by a psychedelic Angel and, of course, fireworks.


The corporate dinner cruise on July 4 in New Jersey takes place on Monday, July 4, from 18:00, departing from the port of Lincoln Harbor 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, an unlimited amount of coffee, tea, iced tea and water with a live DJ and fireworks. Boarding starts at 5 pm and the cruise ends at 10 pm. You can book tickets for the event at

East Rutherford

State Fair Meadowlands is back and that means fireworks on both Sunday, July 3 and Monday, July 4, which can be seen from anywhere in the East Rutherford Fair. The State Fair Meadowlands is open until July 10 and is held at 1 MetLife Stadium Dr.

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