This July 4th Weekend, check out some of these great local events. There's the Jersey City July 4th Celebration, Summer Fest at Liberty State Park, farmers markets, and more.

Thursday, July 4th

Jersey City July 4th 2024 Celebration | Thu., Jul. 4 | 12-10 p.m. | Montgomery & Exchange Place, Jersey City | For more info, go here.

Friday

Passport Adventures at the Heights | Fri., Jul. 5 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | Heights Branch Library, 14 Zabriskie St., Jersey City | Travel to a new country each week with the Heights! For all ages For more info, go here.

Summer Fun Fridays: JCFPL Carnival | Fri., Jul. 5 | 2-3:30 p.m. | Glenn D. Cunningham Branch Library, 275 M.L.K. Dr., Jersey City | Summer Fun Fridays at the library! Join us for carnival games, movie days, and an author meet and greet. For more info, go here.

The Laugh Tour Comedy Club at Dorrian's Jersey City | Fri., Jul. 5; Sat., Jul. 6 | 7:30 p.m. | Dorrian's Red Hand, 555 Washington Blvd., Jersey City | $25.00 - $75.00 | The Laugh Tour Comedy Club Presents Live Comedy Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday For more info, go here.

Saturday

Van Vorst Park Farmers Market | Sat., Jul. 6 | 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | Van Vorst Park Gazebo, 281 Montgomery St., Jersey City | Free | Local fresh meats, fish, vegetables, baked goods, coffee, dog snacks, prepared foods. For more info, go here.

July Nature Programs at Liberty State Park: Horseshoe Crab Walk | Sat., Jul. 6 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | meet in Lot #1, 300 Morris Pesin Dr., Jersey City | This is the time of year when horseshoe crabs come ashore to lay their eggs. Join our staff on a walk to Caven Point to discover these amazing creatures and learn about the important roles they play in the natural world. For more info, go here.

Family Storytime | Sat., Jul. 6 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | Pavonia Branch Library, 326 Eighth St., Jersey City | Get ready to kick off the weekend with a Family Storytime! All families are invited to join us on Saturday where we'll read aloud fun stories, and sing and dance to favorite tunes. For more info, go here.

Adult Coloring Club | Sat., Jul. 6 | 12-1 p.m. | Glenn D. Cunningham Branch Library, 275 M.L.K. Dr., Jersey City | Adult Coloring Club for the summer. For more info, go here.

Spring/Summer Handmade Market | Sat., Jul. 6 | 12-6 p.m. | Grove Street PATH Plaza, Jersey City | Handmade Market is an open-air bazaar featuring various local artists and makers. For more info, go here.

Crochet (Summer Learning Program) | Sat., Jul. 6 | 2-3 p.m. | Pavonia Branch Library, 326 Eighth St., Jersey City | Join us at the Pavonia Branch Library to learn the basics of how to crochet! For ages 10 and up. For more info, go here.

Intermediate Guitar Lessons for Adults | Sat., Jul. 6 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | JCFPL Create and Learn Center, 242 Tenth St., Jersey City | Join Reena & Alonso at the JCFPL Create & Learn Center to learn new guitar chords, different strumming techniques and to practice songs in a group setting. For ages 19 and up. For more info, go here.

Adventures In New Jersey Counties | Sat., Jul. 6 | Priscilla Gardner Main Library - New Jersey Room, 472 Jersey Ave., Jersey City | Adventure begins at your library! During our Summer Learning Program 2024, the New Jersey Room will present a trip through New Jersey's 21 counties. For more info, go here.

Sunday

4th Annual Vail Stones x Street Friends Basketball Tournament | Sun., Jul. 7 | 9 a.m.-8 p.m. | 5th-6th Streets, Marshall Drive, Hoboken | Free | Prepare for one of Hoboken’s most notable community gatherings! For more info, go here.

Riverview Farmers Market | Sun., Jul. 7 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Riverview-Fisk Park, 498 Palisade Ave., Jersey City | Come say hi to our full slate of returning vendors and give a warm welcome to our new ones! Hello Jersey City Heights! For more info, go here.

Summer Fest LSP | Sun., Jul. 7 | 6-8 p.m. | Liberty State Park, North Cove Field, Off Audrey Zapp Drive, Behind the Ferry Parking Lot, Jersey City | Free | 3D Rhythm of Life (Tropical Latin Soul) For more info, go here.

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Emily was born and raised in New Jersey, and graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in architecture. She has a background in design, public health, radio, and comedy.