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Where to Watch 4th of July 2024 Fireworks in Hoboken, Jersey City, + Beyond

by Hoboken Girl Team
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Less than a month out from the Fourth of July, it’s time to start planning your fireworks watch party. For the first time in 10+ years, the Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks show is returning to this side of the Hudson River, meaning Hoboken + Jersey City locals can tune into the fun right from home. There are plenty of other celebrations, events, and shows throughout Hoboken, Jersey City, and even greater NJ for those looking to get out of the city. Read on for a guide to the 4th of July fireworks this year in Hoboken, Jersey City, and beyond. 

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About the Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks 

For the first time in over 10 years, Macy’s is hosting its annual 4th of July Fireworks over the Hudson River. Previously, the fireworks went off over the East River, making it difficult for Hoboken + Jersey City residents to see. This year,  barges will be lined up between West 14th and 34th Streets, so they’ll be visible along the Hoboken waterfront and parts of the Jersey City waterfront. The fireworks will launch out of five barges, starting at 8PM. Grab your favorite lawn chair, snacks, and your besties, and head to one of these spots for viewing: 

Hoboken parks with the best view: 

  • Pier A | 100 Frank Sinatra Drive 
  • Pier C | 340 Sinatra Drive 
  • Pier 13 | 1301 Sinatra Drive 
  • Maxwell Place Park | 11th Sinatra Drive North 
  • 14th Street Pier | 1 14th Street 

Jersey City parks with the best view: 

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  • Newport Green Park | Green Park, 14th Street
  • Liberty State Park | 1 Audrey Zapp Drive 
  • J Owen Grundy Park | Hudson Street 

Jersey City’s Fourth of July Celebration 

Although Hudson County has missed out on the Macy’s Fireworks over the last decade, Jersey City has filled that void with its own firework display and celebration. Jersey City’s fireworks, conducted by Grucci, will launch from two barges in the middle of the Hudson River with a large viewing area at the Exchange Place PATH Plaza. The 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 hereHG pro tip: It’s not as easy to see these fireworks in Hoboken, so going to Jersey City is your best bet!

Macy’s Fireworks Watch Parties 

Hoboken Historical Museum 4th of July BBQ| Pier 14, Hoboken

July 4th | 6PM – 7:59PM 

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Hoboken Historical Museum is hosting a ticketed barbecue fundraiser where local residents (21+) can bring their own booze, enjoy some good eats, and relish in the splendor of the Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks. Tickets are $100 for adults and $40 for children. You can find more details here

Fourth of July at Liberty Landing Marina | 80 Audrey Zapp Drive, Jersey City

July 4th 

Liberty Landing Marina is hosting a Macy’s Fireworks watch party on the 4th of July. From the boat, guests will have a front-row view of the acclaimed fireworks show. It will be held at 80 Audrey Zapp Drive. Learn more here

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Port Imperial Weehawken 4th of July Cruise | Port Imperial, 4800 Avenue at Port Imperial, Weehawken

July 4th | 7PM 

NY Waterway’s 4th of July Fireworks cruise will be sailing down the Hudson River from Weehawken on July 4th, catching a view of the Macy’s fireworks celebration. Boarding is at 7PM with a pending return time based on the fireworks show. The cruise will sail rain or shine that evening. Tickets are $170 per adult, and senior and child discounts are available. Learn more here

The Edge’s 4th of July Celebration | 30 Hudson Yards, New York

July 4th | 7:30PM – 11PM 

Known as one of the highest outdoor sky decks in New York City, The Edge is hosting its 4th of July celebration where guests can watch the Macy’s Fireworks Show. Tickets are required for this event as it includes admission to Edge, an open bar, appetizers, and enjoying music from a DJ set. Entry to the celebration will be from 7:30PM to 8:00PM and the event will end at 11PM.

 

Greater NJ Firework Displays 

Allendale Fireworks | Crestwood Lake, Allendale

July 4th | 7:30PM 

Allendale’s annual 4th of July Celebration is back. This event is family-friendly with many activities and music for all to enjoy. It begins at 7:30PM and ends with their fireworks show from 9PM – 10PM. Learn more about this event here.

Fair Lawn Fireworks | Memorial Park, Berdan Avenue and 1st Street, Fairlawn

June 27th | 6:45PM 

Fair Lawn will host its fireworks show on June 27th at Memorial Park. The celebrations start at 6:45PM, and the fireworks begin at 9:00PM. Vendors will sell food and drinks, and live music will be performed by Time Machine. Tickets can be purchased during the presale or at the gate during the event day. To find out more, click here.

Paramus Fireworks | Cliff Gennarelli Sports Complex, Paramus

June 30th | 3:30PM – 9:50PM 

On Sunday, June 30th from 3:30PM to 9:50PM, everyone is invited to watch fireworks at the Cliff Gennarelli Sports Complex in Paramus. The event offers live music and food vendors.

Ridgewood Fourth of July Celebration | Veteran’s Field, North Maple Avenue, Ridgewood

July 4th | 6PM 

Ridgewood will be hosting its Fourth of July celebration at Veterans Field. Gates open at 6PM, with music and food trucks. The fireworks show begins at 9PM.  Tickets are $12 for everyone online or $16 for adults at the door. You can buy tickets here.

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State Fair Meadowlands | 1 Metlife Stadium Drive, East Rutherford

July 3rd + 4th

Though this event is officially running for 17 days, from June 22nd – July 7th, fireworks will only be on July 3rd and 4th. Food, drinks, games, and even free entertainment, as well as parking, will be provided. The fireworks will take place after dark and 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. Check that guide out here. 

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