It’s that time of year again — 4th of July 2023 in Hoboken + Jersey City is happening, which means we’re gearing up for some local fireworks. Wherever you are in Hudson County or Bergen County in the New Jersey area, you won’t be far from the firework shows — 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 have events for 4th of July 2023 happening in the burbs. We’ve rounded up where to watch the 4th of July fireworks this year in Hoboken, Jersey City, and beyond.
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Where to Watch Fireworks in Jersey City
Jersey City’s Fourth of July Celebration | Montgomery Street, Exchange Place — 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 music from local DJs. Fireworks will begin at 9:30PM. More information about the celebration can be found here.
Please note: It’s not as easy to see fireworks in Hoboken, so going to Jersey City is your best bet!
Fourth of July at Felina Steak | 2 Chapel Ave Unit 2, Jersey City
This Fourth of July, guests can indulge in food and enjoy the vast floor-to-ceiling windows that offer views of New York City and the waterfront during the holiday. Reservations are required to get into Felina Steak.This event will be held at 2 Chapel Ave Unit 2 in Jersey City. Learn more here.
Fourth of July at Liberty House | 76 Audrey Zapp Drive, Jersey City
Spend Independence Day at Liberty House and enjoy fireworks with views of the New York City skyline. This event will be held at 76 Audrey Zapp Drive. Reservations are required for Liberty House. Learn more 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 also serving up 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 7PM with a pending return time based on the fireworks show. and the cruise will sail rain or shine. Tickets are $170 per adult with senior and child discounts available. Click here to learn more.
Where to Watch Fireworks in Secaucus
Annual 4th of July Celebration | Secaucus Swim Club, 2000 Koelle Boulevard, Secaucus
July 4th comes a little early in Secaucus. This event is on Thursday, June 29th at 6PM and is open to Secaucus residents and their guests only. Hosted at the Secaucus Swim Club, this event will have food, music, and a fireworks show.
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 five 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.
The Edge’s 4th of July Celebration | 30 Hudson Yards, New York
Known as one of the highest outdoor sky decks in New York City, The Edge will be hosting its very own 4th of July celebration. Guests will be able to enjoy the fireworks display in the city. Tickets are required for this event. When purchasing a ticket, it includes admission to Edge, a food item + drink (alcoholic or non-alcoholic), and the chance to see a live music set. Entry to the celebration will be from 7PM to 8PM.
Where to Watch Fireworks in Allendale
Allendale Fireworks | Crestwood Lake, Allendale
Allendale’s biggest annual 4th of July Celebration is back. This event is family-friendly with many activities for all to enjoy. It begins at 7AM and ends with their fireworks show at 9PM. Learn more about this event here.
Where to Watch Fireworks in Fair Lawn
Fair Lawn Fireworks | Memorial Park, 1st Street + Lambert Road, Fair Lawn
Fair Lawn will be hosting a fireworks show on June 29th at Memorial Park. This event will allow the public to come in at 6:45PM and the fireworks will begin at 9PM. 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 Oradell
Oradell Fireworks | Oradell
Oradell is having a firework display but has yet to announce an exact location and other details. You can click here to follow along with the latest updates.
Where to Watch Fireworks in Paramus
On Sunday, July 2nd from 4:30PM to 10PM, everyone is invited to come watch fireworks at W Jockish Square in Paramus
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 starting at 6PM on Saturday, 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 113th 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 East Rutherford
State Fair Meadowlands | 1 Metlife Stadium Drive, East Rutherford
July 3rd + 4th
Though this event is officially running for a full 18 days from June 22nd – July 9th, 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.