Jersey City Summer Events!

Have fun in the sun this summer at Jersey City Summer Events! Check out our list of activities, markets, concerts, arts, and more!  See you there!

Riverview Jazz Festival – June 1st to 9th

Riverview Jazz Festival

Friday June 1 • Kick Off at Owen Grundy Pier 4:30 – 9 pm

The Riverview Jazz Festival Opening Party will be held June 1st at J. Owen Grundy Pier.  Performing will be the Riverview Jazz Brass led by Andrae Murchison, ZT Amplifiers Artist Showcase (feat. Vic Juris, Dave Stryker, and Charlie Apicella), Gato Loco, Johnny Rodriguez Dream Team, and DJ Prestige.

Saturday June 9 • Outdoor Festival at Riverview Park • 12 – 8 pm

There are over 40 performances throughout Hudson County during the week-long festival culminating at Riverview-Fisk Park on June 9 with a free all-day festival with food trucks, vendors, record riot & two stages. Performers include Grammy nominated Doug Beaver’s Art of the Arrangement Salsa Orchestra, Wallace Roney Group, Lakecia Benjamin, Rob Curto’s Forró For All, Winard Harper, Brian Charette’s Kürrent, Andrea Brachfeld and Insight & Spirituals Reimagined feat Walter Parks & Vivian Sessoms.

Find out all about this event at the Riverview Jazz Festival website.

Polo and Champagne in Liberty State Park – June 2nd

Veuve Cliquot Polo Classic

The 11th annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic returns to scenic Liberty State Park on Saturday, June 2, 2018. Join Veuve Clicquot to watch an exciting polo match while enjoying a day of picnicking and champagne sipping.

Polo-goers and champagne sippers alike can purchase one of three ticketing options, which offers access to Veuve Clicquot champagne bars featuring Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label, Rosé, Rich, and Rich Rosé. Guests will be able to enjoy delicious food offerings from some of the city’s most popular food trucks, lawn games, and prime seating to cheer from the sidelines during a thrilling polo match led by world-renowned polo player Nacho Figueras.

Veuve Clicquot is proud to support Friends of Liberty State Park, the official beneficiary of the annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic.  Click here for their website, information and tickets.

Freedom & Fireworks at Exchange Place – July 4th

Join the City of Jersey City for the 5th Annual Freedom & Fireworks Festival. It’s exciting. It’s epic! It’s free!  Enjoy a full-day filled with live music, super fun amusement rides, and a mouth-watering myriad of eats and drinks. The festivities run from 12-10 pm and will culminate with an amazing fireworks extravaganza by Grucci set against the New York City skyline.  Go to the Freedom & Fireworks website for more information.

Jersey City Farmers Markets

Outdoor farmer's market downtown jersey city

Hamilton Park Farmers Market

9th Street between McWilliams Place & West Hamilton
Spring – December, Wednesdays 3-7 pm
Van Vorst Farmers Market

At Van Vorst Park, Montgomery and Jersey Ave.
Saturday April – December 22 Saturdays 8 am – 2 pm.

Riverview Farmer’s Market

498 Palisade Ave Jersey City at Riverview Park in The Heights
May 6 – November 18, 2018; 1st and 3rd Sundays 10 am – 3 pm
Exchange Place Farmers Market

185 Hudson Street
May – December 2018; Every Tuesday 3-8 pm
Historic Downtown Jersey City Farmers’ Market

Grove St Path Plaza (Newark Ave & Grove St)
May – December 2018; Mondays and Thursdays 4-8 pm
Paulus Hook Farmer’s Market

Washington Street South of Dudley Street
April 28 – December 22, 2018; Saturdays 10 am – 4 pm

Journal Square Green Market

9 Path Plaza, Jersey City NJ
May 2 – December 21, 2018; Wednesdays and Fridays 2-7 pm

Jersey City Art Studio Tour – October 4-7


Vibrant and culturally rich, Jersey City is the heart of art in New Jersey.  For four days in early October, visit hundreds of art exhibition spaces, enjoy immersive creative experiences, take-in awe-inspiring performances, and more!  Find out all about this artistic event at the JCast website.  October 4-7.