Mayor Fulop Brings Famous 4th of July Celebration Back to Jersey City; A few days later with headliner Flo Rida!


Mayor Fulop Brings Famous 4th of July Celebration Back to Jersey City; A few days later with headliner Flo Rida!

DJs Shaquille O’Neal and Funk Flex will entertain nearly 150,000 attendees; Free admission to fun, food and live concerts all day

JERSEY CITY – Mayor Steven M. Fulop joined the Jersey City Council, the Cultural Affairs Office, and Exchange Places Alliance announce 4th of July celebration in New Jersey! We’re just days away from fun festivities, fireworks and live performances from top talent on the concert stage all day long into the night.

The unparalleled annual Independence Day experience attracts nearly 150,000 residents and visitors from across the region. The one-day event will be highlighted by performances from superstars Shaquille O’Neal aka DJ Diesel and Funkflex, each taking the stage to DJ their own sets ahead of this year’s ultimate headliner – Florida – and crowned by the Guinness World Record Holder Grucci fireworks lighting up the sky above the Hudson River. Please see below for transportation, press access and other relevant information.

“We have superstar talent taking to the stage leading to our famous Grucci fireworks from two barges in the middle of the Hudson River to give spectators a 360 degree view with unparalleled New Jersey backdrops and of New York,” said Mayor Fulop. “This year, we are also focusing on supporting our local small businesses with our food truck festival starting at noon. Admission is free and open to all ages. We invite everyone to come and enjoy the amazing food, fireworks and entertainment along the Jersey City waterfront as we celebrate our nation’s independence.

New Jersey’s 4th of July celebration at Exchange Place will open to the public at 12 p.m. on July 4 and conclude with the Grucci fireworks display, which is scheduled to begin at 9:30 p.m. In Jersey City, spectators can watch the fireworks along the Hudson River Walkway, from the North Field of Liberty State Park, and most areas overlooking The Heights.

After last year’s success, Jersey City Night Market will host a food truck festival from 12 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. This year, the celebration will focus on reviving food businesses and bringing the community together.

“The Jersey City Night Market team is focused on helping revitalize events after the COVID shutdowns by hosting a Food Truck Festival at the 4th of July celebration in New Jersey. We’ve made it our mission to create a vibrant night market that celebrates the diversity of Jersey City’s neighborhoods and its people. Most importantly, the Night Market will be an inclusive space that welcomes anyone looking to have a safe and enjoyable evening,” added Jersey City Night Market co-owners Alysis Vasquez and Perla Nieves.


Anyone attending the event is strongly encouraged to walk, bike or take public transit to Exchange Place as parking will be extremely limited and road closures will be in effect. For information on arriving by light rail, PATH, ferry, and other transit options, please visit our site here. For a map of road closures, please visit:

Car park:

Parking in the surrounding neighborhoods will be reserved for residents. Public parking will be available at all three Newport Mall garages at a flat rate of $15 for vehicles entering after 5 p.m.

Arrival by Light Rail and PATH: Guests are encouraged to use public transportation to and from the festival. The nearest PATH station stop is located at Exchange Place, for easy access to New York, Newark and beyond. Customers using the PATH or Light Rail should check schedules and alerts here:

Coming by bike: This year, BikeJC is pleased to offer a free bicycle valet service for all participants arriving on two wheels from noon to 10 p.m. in front of the post office on Washington Street. Residents without a bike can also rent through Citi Bike, which has several stations located in the festival area, including Harborside, Sussex Street and Washington and Grand. Please note that the Citi Bike station at Exchange Place will not be operating on July 4the.

Arrive by bus: NJ Transit buses stop at various locations in Jersey City and the surrounding area, including major transportation hubs like Penn Station in Newark, Hoboken, Secaucus, and the Port Authority of New York Bus Terminal . For more information, please visit

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