It’s that time of year again — we’re just a few short weeks away from 4th of July 2022, which means we’re gearing up for some awesome local fireworks in Hoboken and Jersey City. Wherever you are in Hudson County or Bergen County, you won’t be far from some spectacular, sky-illuminating shows in the form of fireworks— and you don’t even have to head to the East River area of NYC for a fireworks show, since Jersey City and other New Jersey spots (like Paramus, Oradell, Metlife Stadium, and more) have us covered if you’re in the burbs. We’ve rounded up where to watch 4th of July fireworks 2022 this year in Hoboken, Jersey City, and beyond.
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Where to Watch Fireworks in Hoboken
4th of July Fireworks Cruise | 14th Pier, #1, 14th Street, Hoboken
For those who are looking to do something a little more upscale this year, Cornucopia Cruise is hosting a special 4th of July fireworks cruise. This Perth Amboy company is setting sail on the Hudson for a 4-ho1ur excursion to see local fireworks. The event includes a buffet dinner, dessert, coffee, tea, an open bar for those 21+ or an open soda bar to everyone else, a DJ, and an evening of dancing. Tickets are $199 for 21+ and $179 for ages 3 – 20.
Where to Watch Fireworks in Jersey City
Jersey City’s Fourth of July Celebration | Exchange Place + Other Viewing Points, Jersey City
This Exchange Place event is back yet again. Jersey City’s fireworks – conducted by Guinness World Record holder, Fireworks by Grucci – will be launching from two barges located in the middle of the Hudson River with a large viewing area this year. The full-day festivities will run from 12PM to 10PM and include food, drinks, and performances by Flo Rida, Dj Diesel (aka Shaquille O’Neal), and FunkFlex. Spectators can watch the fireworks show along the Hudson River Walkway, from the north field at Liberty State Park, and most overlook areas in The Heights + some higher spots in Hoboken. Fireworks will begin at 9:30PM. More specific viewing locations have yet to be announced, but you can click here to check in.
Hudson & Co. ‘Let Sparks Fly’ 4th of July Celebration | The Atelier Ballroom, 3 2nd Street, Suite 15, Jersey City
This event will be held from 8PM to 1AM and will include DJs; an open bar between 8PM and 11PM sponsored by Chandon, Belvedere, and Volcan Tequila; passed hot and cold hors d’oeuvres; and the annual firework show. Tickets are $124 and can be purchased here.
Rooftop at Exchange Place Fourth of July | 1 Exchange Place, Jersey City
Rooftop at Exchange Place, located at 1 Exchange Place in Jersey City, has a prime location for watching July 4th’s JC Hudson River fireworks display — and it’s offering special dinner reservation packages to watch. This spot features unobstructed views of the fireworks and amazing views of the New York City skyline, the Statue of Liberty, and the Hudson River. There are several dining packages available to see the fireworks show. Learn more and see pricing here.
Where to Watch Fireworks in Weehawken
Port Imperial Weehawken 4th of July Cruise | Port Imperial, 4800 Avenue at Port Imperial, Weehawken
NY Waterway’s 4th of July Fireworks cruise will be sailing down the Hudson River from Weehawken on July 4th. Boarding is at 6:45PM and 7:00PM with a 10:30PM return, and the cruise will sail rain or shine. Tickets are $170 per adult with senior and child discounts available. You can click here to learn more.
Where to Watch Fireworks in Secaucus
Psychedelic Angel + Fireworks Event | Secaucus Swim Club, 2000 Koelle Boulevard, Secaucus
July 4th comes a little early in Secaucus. This event is on Thursday, June 30th at 6PM and is open to Secaucus residents and their guests only. Hosted at the Secaucus Swim Club, this event will have food, a live performance by Psychedelic Angel, and a fireworks show after dark.
New York City
Where to Watch Fireworks in NYC
Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks | East River, Midtown Manhattan
Macy’s is once again hosting its 46th annual 4th of July Fireworks®, set to go off over the East River in Midtown Manhattan. There will be musical performances to celebrate before the fireworks begin. The fireworks will be launching out of 5 barges, and while specific viewing locations are not yet available, Macy’s will be updating its live viewing page here. Fireworks will begin at 9:25PM.
Where to Watch Fireworks in Allendale
Allendale Fireworks | Crestwood Lake & Park, Allendale
This fireworks display at Crestwood Lake is open to Allendale residents and their guests only, and this event requires tickets. Fireworks will begin at 9PM. Cars will not be allowed into Crestwood Lake after 7:30 PM, and there will also be seating available on South Beach, Maple Avenue Field, & Kunisch Field.
Where to Watch Fireworks in Fair Lawn
Fair Lawn Fireworks | Memorial Park, 1st Street and Lambert Road, Fair Lawn
Fair Lawn will be hosting a fireworks show on Saturday, July 2nd at Memorial Park. This event opens at 6:45 PM and the fireworks will begin at 7PM. There will be vendors selling food + drinks, and visitors are invited to bring their own blankets and chairs. Tickets must be purchased — to find out more, click here.
Where to Watch Fireworks in Maywood
Maywood Fireworks | Maywood Memorial Park
Maywood is hosting a firework celebration on Saturday, July 2nd at Maywood Memorial Park. Fireworks begin at 9:15PM. You can click here to learn more.
Where to Watch Fireworks in Oradell
Oradell Fireworks | Memorial Field, Oradell
Oradell is having a firework display at Memorial Field, but has yet to announce any further details. You can click here to follow along with the latest updates.
Where to Watch Fireworks in Paramus
Paramus Fireworks | Cliff Gennarelli-Paramus Sports-Plex, Garden State Plaza Parkway, Paramus
On Sunday, July 3rd from 6PM to 10:30PM, everyone is invited to come watch fireworks at the Cliff Gennarelli-Paramus Sports-Plex.
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Where to Watch Fireworks in Ramsey
Ramsey Fireworks | Finch Park, 315 Island Road, Ramsey
This event will be an Independence Day celebration followed by a fireworks show. It will be held at Finch Park from 5:00PM – 10:30PM on Friday, July 1st.
Where to Watch Fireworks in Ridgewood
Ridgewood Fourth of July Celebration | Veteran’s Field, North Maple Avenue, Ridgewood
Ridgewood will be hosting its 112th annual Fourth of July celebration. Gates open at 6PM, and there will be music, food trucks, and fireworks. Presale tickets are $12 for everybody or $16 for adults at the door. You can buy tickets here.
Where to Watch Fireworks in Saddle Brook
Saddle Brook Picnic and Fireworks | Otto Pehle Park, Saddle River Road, Saddle Brook
Saddle Brook is hosting its annual picnic and fireworks event for residents only. The picnic will be from 12PM – 4PM, and fireworks will begin at dusk. There will be food, music, and rides to celebrate.
Where to Watch Fireworks in East Rutherford
State Fair Meadowlands | Metlife Stadium, 1 Metlife Stadium Drive, East Rutherford
July 3rd and 4th
Though this event is officially running for a full 18 days from June 23rd – July 10th, there will only be fireworks on July 3rd and 4th. There will be food, drinks, games, and even free entertainment this year. The fireworks will take place after dark + will be viewable anywhere on the fairgrounds.
We’ve also rounded up where to see fireworks in Essex County on our sister site, The Montclair Girl.