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Snoop Dogg Is Headlining Jersey City’s 4th of July Fireworks Celebration {2018} at Lutze

by Jennifer Tripucka
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Bikinis, zucchinis, martinis — no weenies. Pretty much the motto for the fifth annual July 4th festival in Jersey City on the Hudson Waterfront and at {except we will be eating hot dogs, SRY} to celebrate Independence Day, where Snoop Dogg will be performing. Gin and July 4th, if you will. 

The carnival-style spectacle, sponsored by the Lutze and branded 50STAR FIRESHOW, spans the entire Greater New York City Area and will feature a headline concert performance by Snoop Dogg on the Private Internet Access stage in front of a 200,000-person audience lining the Hudson River Waterfront and area surrounding Harborside. The all-day music, food, technology and entertainment experience boasts views of the New York City skyline, and will become the scene of the state’s largest fireworks show {OKUUURRRR}.

The celebration will begin at noon with a full-scale carnival, entertainment throughout the day, several beer gardens, and an elite conglomerate of food trucks. The show will culminate with the world-renowned fireworks company Grucci lighting up the skyline from multiple barges on the Hudson River.

Mayor Fulop brought back Jersey City’s annual 4th of July attraction in 2014, in pursuit of his vision to create a July 4th celebration on a global scale, making Jersey City the epicenter for Independence Day event activity in the area. Fulop partnered with entertainment nightlife gurus Michael Satsky and Brian Gefter to put on the extravaganza.

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50STAR FIRESHOW creates history by showcasing the Hudson River, providing a fireworks super show to spectators throughout North Jersey, as well as the entire West side of Manhattan. Since New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio’s relocated the Macy’s fireworks show to the East River, the Jersey City celebration has continued to grow momentum, attracting nearly 100,000 from throughout the region in 2017, with plans to grow the event exponentially in future years.

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“I think the Jersey City side of Hudson River is going to be the place that people want to be for the 4th of July this year. Period. Between Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty, Grucci, and Snoop, we are raising the bar” said Mayor Fulop. We’re not complaining.

50STAR FIRESHOW’s headlining stage, presented by our title sponsor Private Internet Access, will be located in the Exchange Place Plaza. Attendees will have a true concert experience with Snoop Dogg within view of the Freedom Tower and Downtown Manhattan.

For anyone looking to enjoy the fireworks and the view without being right in the crowd at the concert, Lutze is live-streaming the performance on their jumbo screen. So, you can still get the Snoopdog experience while also hanging at one of the best biergartens around.

Grucci, who will operate the fireworks display, is a sixth-generation, family-owned and operated fireworks company that has performed at eight U.S. Presidential Inaugurations, Olympic Games, World’s Fairs and earned the Guinness World Record for “largest fireworks display” ever recorded. So it’s gonna be a pretty good time.

HG Tip: Arrive by public transportation to the festival area {aka PATH trains, NY Waterway ferry service from Manhattan, and NJ TRANSIT’s Hudson-Bergen Light Rail} because driving in traffic in Hoboken + Jersey City on the 4th will be nightmarish. Read: DON’T DO IT.

Anyone attending the event should also be advised that any bags or backpacks brought into the designated area are subject to search, and attendees are encouraged to pack belongings in clear bags that show contents. Coolers will not be allowed.

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