Downtown Jersey City’s premier event of the season is right around the corner! The annual All About Downtown Street Fair began in 2011 and featured over a hundred vendors selling a variety of products ranging from handmade jewelry to one of a kind artwork. Seven years later in 2018, the event brought over 40,000 people into downtown Jersey City and over 200 vendors selling everything from vintage clothes and handmade soaps to gyros and empanadas.
This is a fun filled all-day event. Local bars and restaurants set up outdoor beer gardens and rum bars and attendees dance to a variety of music. There’s no shortage of food as vendors feature cuisines from around the world that prove Jersey City’s title as the Most Diverse City in the United States!
If you’re planning on this being your “cheat day” we suggest starting with the No Forks Given booth. These sandwiches are over the top and stuffed to the rim. Try their famous fried chicken sandwich with special sauce and pickled onions. You can also find their food truck at 2 Grand Street in Jersey City. After your tasty sandwich head over to Glazed and Confused for some delicious donuts, canivale for their crazy milk shakes, or Freetown Road Project for some sweet banana cake. This is Freetown Road’s first All About Downtown Street Fair, but you may have seen them at the Jersey City Night Market in Journal Square. Chef Claude Lewis is the executive chef at Porta in Jersey City and also won Chopped on Food Network in March 2019.
Newark Avenue between Grove Street and Coles Street
135 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302