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The Jersey City Downtown Street Fair is Happening September 21st

by Hoboken Girl Team
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Jersey City and Hoboken sure know how to do summer with all the best outdoor spots, drinks, food, and entertainment, but fall isn’t any different. The annual HDSID’s ‘All About Downtown Street Fair’ is back on September 21st, and it’s hosting over 325 unique and local vendors. They will be lining the streets from the Grove Path Plaza all the way to Coles Street. Mark your calendar — this event is happening rain or shine, so have a few different outfits ready to go. Below, we’re breaking down some of the top vendors to find at the fair AND spilling the details of a very special giveaway series happening on our Instagram {with some pretty amazing prizes from local vendors}. Keep reading for all the info you need on the Jersey City Downtown Street Fair, happening September 21st. 

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About the Street Fair

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This is the HDSID’s premier event of the season, where visitors and vendors come together in downtown Jersey City to celebrate, eat, and shop. The annual All About Downtown Street Fair started in 2011 and featured over a hundred vendors selling products ranging from handmade jewelry to one of a kind artwork. Last years’ event brought over 40,000 {!} people into downtown Jersey City and over 200 vendors sold everything from vintage clothes and hand-poured candles to gyros and arepas. The event features a Kidszone area with rides, face painting, and kid-friendly vendors as well. You’ll see the local bars and restaurants you love set up with outdoor beer gardens and rum bars. Food vendors feature cuisines from around the world that confirm Jersey City’s title as the ‘Most Diverse City’ in the United States.

Celebrate Downtown Jersey City on Saturday, September 21st with the Historic Downtown Special Improvement District’s 9th Annual All About Downtown Street Festival from 12:00PM-8:00PM

The Five Days of Giveaways + Other Vendors

To celebrate the countdown to the big day, head over to our Instagram {@hobokengirlblog, if don’t know now ya know} and enter to win these awesome giveaways from local businesses for five days leading up to the Downtown Street Fair.

Which ones will you enter to win? Obviously, all of them!

Bang Cookies: Win a $100 gift certificate

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Orale Mexican Kitchen: Win a $75 gift certificate

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Porta: Winner gets a free pizza and receives a Porta t-Shirt

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Left Bank Burger Bar: Win a $75 gift certificate

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Indiegrove: Win a $350 value for one month of co-working space, the perfect time to finally catch up on work or a passion project

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{Photo credit: @indiegrove}

Head to our Instagram for more details — and see below for our other top picks for the fair:

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325+ unique vendors, food, and so much more {and get your walking shoes ready too!} — here are just a few {really, it’s just a little tasting, there are hundreds more!} vendors you can expect to see on September 21st:

Resuma de Castro

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Leather goods are crafted from vintage and reclaimed leather. Handcrafted modern and simple jewelry designs available as well.

Paixstries Bakery

jc downtown street fair 2019 Paixstries Bakery

Enjoy fresh and authentic ingredients. They use old-fashioned techniques to ensure the highest quality, leaving your taste buds happy.

Cousins Maine Lobster

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{Photo credit: @cousinsmainelobster}

Their lobsters are sourced only from Maine and shipped directly to Jersey City, where they are prepared carefully and in small batches to give you an authentic and traditional Maine experience.

Dr Pennskin/Filthy Farmgirl NYC

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This brand specializes in handmade beauty and skincare products for men and women. Dr. Pennskin Shave Company offers handmade shave soap, shave cream, and an extensive assortment of shaving supplies such as brushes, bowls, shave sets, safety razors, and handcrafted wooden razors handles and stands.

Freetown Road Project

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A flavor focused representation of west Indian cuisine combining modern techniques and traditional Caribbean tradition.


 jc downtown street fair 2019 noellery

Noellery is a women’s jewelry and accessories company established in New Jersey. Since the birth of the brand in 2015, they now proudly serve locations in Hoboken, Jersey City, and Montclair. Their collections range from subtle to bold, simple to intricate, preppy to edgy, and classic to chic pieces that help bring out any woman’s outfit.

Botanica Taino

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Botanica Taino is both an online and physical Botanica for all faiths and has all the spiritual metaphysical supplies you could need. Everything they stock is handmade with the best intentions. ​All jewelry, candles, and bath items are made in house, by hand, with intentional prayers and energy poured into each and every order.

Mathews Food & Drink

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{Photo credit: @matthewsfoodanddrink}

A neighborhood restaurant serving seasonal American fare, craft cocktails, and beer. You’ll find delicious food and drinks in a beautiful setting. Join them for lunch, dinner, or on the weekend for brunch!

White Eagle Hall

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White Eagle Hall is a newly restored and renovated historic theater located in Downtown Jersey City. White Eagle Hall presents live music, theatre, comedy, dance, film, family shows as well as other performances while serving food and drinks.


wonder lash

Wonderlash Studio specializes in innovative lash design that complements every woman’s eye shape and most importantly, lifestyle. Whether you want to lengthen, tint or thicken your lashes, the ultimate goal at Wonderlash is to enhance each customer’s natural beauty, saving you time in the morning and leaving you looking your best.

Carnivale Donut Bar

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Carnivale Donut Bar is the home of the “Over the Top” shakes, mini donuts, and ice cream sandwiches that will leave you talking for days. Visit them at pop-up locations or hire Carnivale for a private event.

LingChen Art

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Ling Chen is a prolific sketcher. Having never attended formal art school, Ling expedited her learning by taking week-long workshops from master watercolorists David Taylor and Joseph Zbukvic, and Henry Yan, a master in drawing human figures.

A few local faves will also be set up with outdoor beer gardens, including:

  • Mathews Food & Drink {located at Grove Street}
  • The Keyhole Bar {find them at Bay Street}
  • Left Bank Burger Bar Island Vibes Reggae Fest {head over to Jersey Avenue}

The kid’s area will be packed with rides, face painting, games, and shops and is sponsored by Smile Preschool and Nursery. {You can find this kid-designated area located at 1st Street!}

Make sure to check out Music On The Plaza, which will be held at the Grove Path Plaza, featuring different rotating DJs in the “Chillax Zone.”

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We’ll see you on September 21st for the Historic Downtown Special Improvement District’s 9th Annual All About Downtown Street Festival from 12:00PM-8:00PM. This event will be held rain or shine, so put your ponchos on standby, it will be worth it for this can’t miss street fair!

This post is sponsored by the Historic Downtown Special Improvement District.

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