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Events Happening This Week/Weekend In Jersey City

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Events Happening This Week/Weekend In Jersey City

Look no further if you want to have a good time this weekend. Jersey City offers a diverse range of activities and sights to see, guaranteeing you a great day. There’s something for everyone. We’ve put up a selection of local events that you might like.

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Ongoing Events

Artist + Maker Market Hosted by HDSID

Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays

Artist and Maker Market is every Friday, Saturday, and Wednesday. This event will be held at the Grove Street Path Plaza and includes an open-air bazaar featuring locally created fine art, premium hand-crafted goods, and more. More information here.

Groove On Grove 

Every Wednesday

Hands up if you’re ready to Groove! This event is FREE! Join HDSID for homegrown live Music at the Grove PATH Plaza every Wednesday. More information here.

Smorgasburg Food Festival

Every Saturday 

Exciting news! Smorgasburg is coming back to Jersey City! The famous outdoor food market is back this year and will be at the Urby Parking Lot. The opening lineup will consist of 25 to 30 food vendors, beer, and drinks. In addition, you can now order in advance via Uber and pick your food up.

Week/Weekend Events

Movies In The Park 

Friday, August 19, 2022: At sunset 

Movies on the Pier are happening on Friday! Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs will be showing at J. Owen Grundy Park. The movie will begin at sunset. This event is free and open to the public. Please bring your chair. There will be food and drink onsite available for purchase. More information here.

Ball in the Park! Drag & Vogue Ball

Friday, August 19th, 2022: 4-9pm

The West Side Merry Makers and the Jersey City LGBTQ+ Pride Festival invite you to: BALL IN THE PARK! Enjoy a day of Vogue Ball, a drag show, and family fun at Lincoln Park in Jersey City. More information here. 

Jersey City Mamas Day

Saturday, August 20th, 2022: 10am-12pm

Did you hear the news? The City of Jersey City is proclaiming August 20th Jersey City Mamas Day! Join them in Hamilton Park to celebrate. Activities include a live kids’ music performance, drag queen story hour, kids craft activities, and a vendor market. Bring a friend and mingle to meet new ones! More information here.

Live Music + Vendor Market at Corgi Spirits

Saturday, August 20th, 2022: 2-8pm

Good Times Trading Post is teaming up with Here & Now Markets and Corgi Spirits to bring back your favorite free outdoor & indoor pop-up market featuring new & small businesses, with vendors of all varieties. From local handmade & of kind vintage to live bands & a full bar, there’s something here for everyone! More information here.

Pride Art @ Night Hosted by Surf City, Jersey City Pride, + Hudson Pride Center

Saturday, August 20th, 2022: 6pm-12am

Join Surf City & the Jersey City LGBTQ+ Pride Festival as we party the sun down in a celebration of diversity, love, and equality! Drag Show, DJ, Live Art Performances, & more! More information here.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show at White Eagle Hall

Saturday, August 20th, 2022: 10pm

In true tradition, Rocky Horror shadow casts involve a cast of actors who dress up as the film’s characters and act out the entirety of the film in front of the movie screen as it’s playing, adding an immersive element to the film screenings with vocal responses, costumes encouraged, and interaction between the cast and the audience members! More information here. 

The Great Train Set at Liberty Science Center

Sunday, August 21st, 2022: Various Times 

Experience the engineering marvels and bygone lifestyle of train travel in the early 1950s when you visit one of the most elaborate and detailed model railroads ever built. This fantastic new experience at LSC captures the wonder of the Lackawanna Railroad in the era when trains chugged from the grand Hoboken Terminal through scenic small-town New Jersey to coal country in eastern Pennsylvania. More information here.

Puerto Rican Day Parade

Sunday, August 21st, 2022: 12-3pm


Come celebrate Puerto Rican Day on Sunday at Lincoln Park. The event will include live music, games, food, and more!

Summer Fest and Liberty State Park

Sunday, August 21st: 6–8 pm

Stop by Liberty State Park for Summer Fest. Live Music every Sunday.

Updated August 18th, 2022

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