The Largest Fireworks Display in the State

The Fourth Annual Jersey City Freedom & Fireworks Festival promises to be an incredible community event attended by more than 150,000 revelers from the metropolitan area. This year, the epic full-day affair is moving to Exchange Place on the waterfront in Jersey City, NJ. The space will allow revelers to enjoy 12 carnival rides, 26 food and drink vendors, the South House Beer Garden, and two stages featuring more than 15 acts, including Tim Kubart of NBCUniversal’s Sprout network and Jersey City’s own Kool & the Gang.

The Festival will culminate with an extraordinary pyrotechnic performance by Grucci set against a stunning backdrop of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and the striking New York City skyline. Due to the large crowds, attendees are encouraged to download the Fireworks by Grucci app onto their smartphones, which will allow them to hear music set to the fireworks display.

All media wishing to cover the event must make a reservation with the City of Jersey City by emailing Press Secretary Jennifer Morrill at with the names of the reporters and/or camera crews attending the Festival. Please indicate if you will be bringing a satellite truck or other vehicle. Once registered, you will receive a MEDIA parking pass and instructions on how and where to enter the park. Media credentials will be issued on-site in the media tent.

2016 Festival Highlights

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2017 Press

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2015 Press

Official Press Release  Jersey City Finalizes Plans For Massive Fourth of July Festival

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CBS New York Jersey City To Mark Fourth Of July With Hudson River Fireworks Display

NBC New York  Where to Catch the Fireworks Across the Tri-State

Fios1 ‘Freedom and Fireworks Festival’ Lights Up Jersey City Sky

TimeOutNY Freedom & Fireworks Festival

2014 Press

Official Press Release

New York Post  12 Ways To Celebrate July 4th In NYC

Fios 1 News  July 4th Fun: Where To Go And What To Do In NYC

New York Times  Fourth of July Listings

Getty Images  Jersey City’s Freedom & Fireworks Festival

ABC 7 New York  Jersey City Announces 4th of July Fireworks Show

Pix 11 Liberty State Park Fireworks To Cap Off 4th of July Fest in Jersey City  Jersey City Freedom & Fireworks Festival ‘Premier Fourth of July Show In N.J.’

Gothamist  Where To Watch Fireworks This Fourth of July