Hudson County is brimming with fun and color all summer long, whether you are interested in live music, outdoor cinema, or the fresh smell of farmers markets. Our Hudson County summer guide tells you what to see, do, taste, and experience around town all summer long.

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Culture


4th of July Fireworks Food Festival

68 Christopher Columbus Drive, Jersey City
July 4 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM

The Jersey City Fireworks Festival will feature tasty food, artisanal shopping, beverages and live music.


Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks

Above the Hudson River and Live on NBC
Sunday, July 4th at 8 PM

2021 marks the 45th annual Macy’s 4th of July festivities. Televised live on NBC and visible above the Hudson River skyline, celebrate Independence Day with family, friends, and a fascinating fireworks display with bright colors, upbeat music, and a renewed sense of community and celebration.


St. Ann’s Festival

704 Jefferson St, Hoboken
Thursday, July 22nd through Monday, July 26th
Saturday, Sunday, Monday from 1 – 11 PM; Thursday and Friday from 6 PM – 11 PM

St. Ann’s beloved Zeppoles are back! The procession of St. Ann will follow Monday’s 11 AM Mass on its usual route through Hoboken. Come out and enjoy the 50/50 raffle and the legendary Game of Chance.

 

Performing Arts


Groove on Grove

Grove Street Path Plaza, Jersey City
Wednesdays through August 25 from 6 to 9 PM

Groove on Grove is Jersey City’s family friendly summer weekly music series that brings the community together to enjoy a wide array of musicians and performers.


McGinley Square Live Music Series

McGinley Square, Jersey City
Last Saturday of each month through September 25 at 1 PM

End live music from guitarist and composer Matt Panayides, known for leaving audiences breathless following his dynamic performances that combine post-bop, jazz rock, and free jazz.


Jersey City Ballet Performs

Enos Jones Park on Robert Clemente Baseball Field
June 27 from 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Jersey City Ballet Performs at Enos Jones Park on Robert Clemente Baseball Field.


The Kennedy Dancers, Inc. Presents Summer Dancing in the Parks!

5:30 PM  July 8, July 15 at J Owen Grundy Pier
5:30 PM  July 21 at Leonard Gordon Park
5:30 PM July 22 at Lincoln Park

What better way to enjoy summer than by being entertained by professional dancers from Kennedy Dancers? Don’t miss this cultural experience!


PNC Bank Arts Center Concert Series

Nothing says summer like a crowd of concert goers swaying and singing to live and loved music. Tickets are selling quickly for all summer concerts so get yours before they’re gone!

  • Chicago: July 15th
  • Luke Bryan: July 18th
  • Lady A: July 31st
  • Zac Brown Band: August 5th
  • Jason Aldean: August 6th
  • Hall and Oates: August 13th
  • Korn and Staind: August 18th
  • Lynyrd Skynrd: August 27th
  • James Taylor: August 28th
  • 311: August 29th
  • Alanis Morissette: September 1st
  • King Crimon: September 4th
  • Maroon 5: September 10th
  • Brooks and Dunn: September 11th
  • Megadeth and Lamb of God: September 16th
  • Thomas Rhett: September 17th
  • The Black Crowes: September 18th
  • Dave Matthews Band: September 22nd
  • The Jonas Brothers: October 5th
  • Chris Stapleton: October 9th
  • Slipknot: October 10th

 

Cinema


Hoboken Movies Under the Stars

Pier A Park at 100 Sinatra Drive and Jackson and 7th Street Park, Hoboken
June and July at 9 PM; August at 8 or 8:30 PM

Spend your evening with friends and a picnic on the lawn while gazing up at the big screen! Movies begin at sunset every Wednesday, June through July.

PIER A PARK: 100 SINATRA DRIVE

  • Rocketman: June 23rd
  • Jumanji: The Next Level: June 30th
  • Aladdin: July 7th
  • West Side Story: July 14th
  • Grease: July 21st
  • Frozen 2: August 11th
  • Toy Story 4: Aug. 18th

JACKSON & 7TH ST. PARK

  • The Lion King: July 28
  • Onward: Aug. 4


Drive-In Movie Night Series

Parking Lot, 107 Morgan Street, Jersey City
Every other Friday through October 1; Gates open at 7:15 PM and Movies begin at 8:15 PM

  • The Help: June 25th
  • Bad Boys 3: July 9th
  • Moana: July 23rd
  • Avengers: Endgame: August 6th
  • Blind Side: August 20th
  • Anchorman: September 3rd
  • Soul: September 17th
  • Oceans 8: October 1st


Movies in the Park

Park locations across Jersey City
June 10 through August 30 from 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Get outside and enjoy a movie during the summer season! With close to 20 family friendly movie-viewing spots across Jersey City, you can’t afford to miss a show. For free!

 

Food and Fitness


Smorgasburg at Jersey City

200 Greene St, Jersey City
11 – 6 PM Saturdays through October 31

Try out the city’s best local food vendors at one of the largest open-air food markets in America. As a bonus to sampling delectable cuisine, your participation contributes toward creating a more sustainable and equitable food system.


Find local, organic fare at one of these nearby farmers markets all summer long.

Jersey City Local Market
257-287 Montgomery St, Jersey City
Saturdays from 8:30 AM – 1 PM

Historic Downtown Jersey City Farmers’ Market
Grove Street Path Plaza, Jersey City
Mondays and Wednesdays from 4-8 PM

Riverview Farmers Market
498 Palisade Ave, Jersey City
Sundays from 10 AM – 2 PM

Midnight Market
210 Hudson St, Jersey City
Friday 6:30 PM – 12 AM


2021 Hoboken City Challenge Race

100 Sinatra Drive, Hoboken
Saturday July 31, 2021

This epic city challenge is an obstacle course through the streets of Hoboken. It is not for the faint of heart (check out the video here) and the fastest will win $1,000!

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