Mayor Fulop, the Office of Cultural Affairs, and Jersey City Night Market announced today the return of Jersey City’s Fourth of July Street Fair and Fireworks along the Hudson River waterfront. The event will feature dozens of food trucks and vendors, music played by DJs at multiple locations and fireworks by the world-famous Grucci family.

“We have grown our annual Fourth of July celebration to the point where it has become a yearly tradition for families and friends across the tristate area, and we are excited to provide another fun-filled Independence Day yet again this year,” said Mayor Fulop. 

Festivities will run from noon to 10 p.m. along Montgomery Street at Exchange Place, including the fireworks themselves which will be launched beginning at 9:30 p.m. from two barges in the Hudson River.

“It is going to be another year of great family fun,” said Christine Goodman, director of Jersey City’s Office of Cultural Affairs.

In recent years, Jersey City’s July 4th festivals have attracted crowds of nearly 200,000 people, with superstar talent headlining the music festival on stage, including the Village People (2016), Jersey City’s own Kool and the Gang (2017), Snoop Dogg (2018), Pitbull (2019), local native Akon (2018 & 2019), and Flo Rida (2022), according to Mayor Fulop’s office.

Roads surrounding Montgomery Street will be closed during the event. Anyone planning to attend is strongly encouraged to arrive by foot, bike, or public transportation as parking will be extremely limited.  

The Exchange Place light rail stop will be closed.  Attendees are advised to use the Harborside or Marin Boulevard stops.  Bike JC will offer free bike valet parking to encourage alternative transportation.