July is upon us — and so is another summer holiday weekend. Whether you have your July 4th plans squared away and are looking for weekend happenings or you’re still searching for things to do for the holiday, we have lots of ideas for you. This week’s local Hoboken + Jersey City events guide has everyone covered with fireworks celebrations, Hudson River cruises, pilates in the park, and more. Below is the list of Hoboken + Jersey City events happening this July 4th weekend, June 30th – July 3rd.
Disclaimer: Events are subject to change. These events are included editorially as a community resource, and The Hoboken Girl is not affiliated with hosting unless explicitly stated. For the most up-to-date and accurate info including inclement weather cancellations, please contact the host directly.
Disclaimer: Our team is on summer break from June 30th – July 11th, 2022. These events are updated as of Sunday, June 26th.
The Laugh Tour at Dorrian’s Red Hand
Saturday, July 2nd at 6:30PM and 8:30PM | BUY TICKETS
Dorrian’s Red Hand, located at 555 Washington Boulevard in Jersey City, is hosting two comedy shows on Saturday, July 2nd at 6:30PM and 8:30PM. The Laugh Tour is hosted by comedian Rich Kiamco and will feature Robby Collins from Netflix, Turner Sparks from Lost in America podcast, and Joanna Ross from Broadway’s Footloose. Show tickets purchased online in-advance of the show are $15 and are $20 day of and at the door with a 2 item minimum per person. Additional shows with other comedians will take place the rest of the year. Please note, doors to exterior are ajar for ventilation and these indoor comedy events still require proof of vaccination with ID). Venue and restrooms are wheelchair accessible.
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Psychedelic Angel + Fireworks Event
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. This event will be held at Secaucus Swim Club, 2000 Koelle Boulevard in Secaucus. Learn more here.
4th of July Children’s Craft at Jersey City Free Public Library
On Sunday, July 3rd from 6PM to 10:30PM, everyone is invited to come watch fireworks at the Cliff Gennarelli-Paramus Sports-Plex. This event will be held at Cliff Gennarelli-Paramus Sports-Plex, Garden State Plaza Parkway in Paramus. Learn more here.
State Fair Meadowlands
July 3rd + 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. This event will be held at Metlife Stadium, 1 Metlife Stadium Drive in East Rutherford. Learn more here.
Hoboken 4th of July Fireworks Cruise
Cornucopia Cruise is hosting a special 4th of July fireworks cruise. This Perth Amboy company is setting sail on the Hudson for a 4-hour 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. This event will be held at 14th Pier, #1, 14th Street in Hoboken. Learn more here.
Jersey City’s Fourth of July Celebration
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. Fireworks will begin at 9:30PM. This event will be held at Exchange Place + other viewing points in Jersey City. Learn more here.
Port Imperial Weehawken 4th of July Cruise
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. This event will be held at Port Imperial, 4800 Avenue at Port Imperial in Weehawken. Learn more here.
Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks
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. Fireworks will begin at 9:25PM. This event will be held at the East River in Midtown Manhattan. Learn more here.
4th of July Lobster Boil at Sirenetta Seafood + Raw Bar
July 4th | 12PM – 6PM
Enjoy a pre-fixe menu for $85 per person with a main entree of 1.5 lb lobster served with homemade cornbread, corn on the cob, and garlic potatoes. The full raw bar menu will also be available. This event will be held at 1039 Washington Street in Hoboken. Learn more here.
Hudson & Co. ‘Let Sparks Fly’ 4th of July Celebration
July 4th | 8PM – 1AM
This event will be held from 8PM to 1AM at The Atelier Ballroom, 3 2nd Street, Suite 15, in Jersey City. It 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
July 4th | First Seating Starts at 4PM
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.
Through the Windows Art Walk Hosted by Hoboken Business Alliance + Main Street Pops
Entire month of June
Storefronts will be exhibiting art pieces from local artists in over 70 locations throughout Hoboken. Learn more here.
Hoboken Ultimate Frisbee at Sinatra Field
Thursday, June 30th | 7:15AM
This free, coed event will be held at 525 Sinatra Drive in Hoboken. Learn more here.
Pride Month Craft Grab + Go at Jersey City Free Public Library
Gotham Nails’ 18th Birthday
Thursday, June 30th | 10AM – 8PM
Gotham Nails, located at 515 4th Street in Hoboken, is celebrating its 18th birthday with 10% off pedicures which come with cake + mimosas. Walk-ins are welcome.
Karaoke Night at Hoboken Public Library
Thursday, June 30th | 3PM – 5PM
This event will be held at 500 Park Avenue in Hoboken. Learn more here.
HDSID Presents Spring Farmers Market
Thursday, June 30th | 4PM – 6PM
Get ready to shop for fresh fruits, vegetables, and goodies from local vendors at the summer market of 2022. This market will be located at Grove Street Path Plaza in Jersey City. Learn more here.
Darkside Comedy at Brightside Tavern
Thursday, June 30th | 8:30PM
A fantastic lineup of professional comedians in the Brightside Tavern showroom will be happening in the heart of Jersey City. This event will be held at the Brightside Tavern, located at 141 Bright Street in Jersey City. Get tickets here.
Artist + Maker Market Hosted by HDSID
Friday, July 1st + Saturday, July 2nd
This event will be held at the Grove Street Path Plaza in Jersey City and includes an open-air bazaar featuring locally created fine art and premium hand-crafted goods. Learn more here.
Sunday, June 26th | 11AM
This bike ride will start and end at Elysian Park, 1001 Hudson Street in Hoboken. Learn more here.
Senior Wellness Concert at the Jersey City Free Public Library
Friday, July 1st | 1PM
This virtual program helps mitigate stress, ease loneliness and isolation, and offer a safe and comfortable place to connect with others. Learn more here.
Madd Hatter’s Dueling Pianos Event
Friday, July 1st | 7PM – 10PM
Madd Hatter is back with its famous Dueling Pianos event. This event will be held at 221 Washington Street in Hoboken. Learn more here.
Bingo Fridays at Black Bear Bar + Grill
Friday, July 1st | 7PM
Win prizes and enjoy drink specials at 205 Washington Street in Hoboken. Learn more here.