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July 31, 2012

August 1, 2012

- Welcome to The New Jersey Leisure Guide Times!

August in New Jersey is the peak vacation month, especially for Jersey shore destinations. This is the time of the year when families hit the beaches and amusement parks before the kids go back to school. Others can enjoy the many outdoor concerts and music festivals that take place throughout NJ.

This Edition's Contents...

  • Popular August Events and Things To Do
  • This Month's Featured Restaurant

Popular August 2012 Events and Things To Do

Note: This information is provided by event sponsors as a free service to our viewers. Sometimes conditions require cancellations or changes of dates, times and location which are not reflected in the original schedule. Before planning a trip to visit one of the listed events, it is suggested that you call the event sponsor to confirm the event schedule or for additional information on the event.

New Jersey State Fair
August 3, 2012, 10:00 AM to August 12, 2012, 5:00 PM
Sussex County Fairgrounds
37 Plains Road
Augusta, NJ
One of the more popular New Jersey family festivals, The New Jersey State Fair offers agricultural competitions and education, horse shows, 4-H, livestock and animals, rides and attractions, free entertainment, vendors, foods and much more. Animals, competitions and exhibits bring public attention to agriculture, education, youth advancement and the great things that Sussex County and New Jersey Have to offer.

Jersey Born Music Festival
August 4, 2012, from noon to 8 pm
Blue Claws Stadium
Lakewood, NJ
This tribute to Jersey musicians will celebrate the talent of performers from New Jersey. This event will feature The Smithereens, The Nerds, The Sensational Soul Cruisers, Brian Kirk and the Jirks, The Funktion and Beaver Creek. In addition to this awesome music line-up, the audience can look forward to great food, unique vendors and other family friendly activities.

Big Time Rush
Friday August 10, 2012 at 7:00PM
Susquehanna Bank Center
Camden, New Jersey

Brothers Of The Sun Tour: Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw
Saturday August 11, 2012 at 4:30PM
MetLife Stadium
East Rutherford, New Jersey

Atlantic City Air Show
Friday, August 17, 2012
10:30 am - 5 pm
Atlantic City Boardwalk
Atlantic City, NJ
The Atlantic City Air Show is the country's second largest beach front "air show". This years show will feature the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and the U.S. Army Golden Knights..
The best spot to view the show is between New York and Brighton Avenues.

Toby Keith
Friday August 17, 2012 at 7:00PM
PNC Bank Arts Center
Holmdel, New Jersey

Canal Day Music & Craft Festival
August 18, 2012, 10-5PM
Hugh Force Canal Park
170 West Central Ave.
Wharton, NJ
Fireworks display at Robert Street Park at 8:00 PM
A benefit for the Restoration of Morris Canal Lock 2 East.
This is a free family fun day featuring a juried craft show, food, educational events and 10 live bands utilizing two performance areas, guided Morris Canal walking tour, a horse drawn wagon ride along the Morris Canal, Arts / Craft Vendors, Food Vendors, History, Restoration, Life on a Canal Boat, Archeology and more.

2012 Long Branch Jazz and Blues Festival
August 25, 2012
Noon -10pm
The Great Lawn on the Long Branch Promenade
Long Branch, NJ
Live Jazz Performances and kids activities!
Free Admission! Fireworks at 9 pm.

Tour Is A Four Letter Word: Jason Mraz & Christina Perri
Sunday August 26, 2012 at 7:30PM
Susquehanna Bank Center
Camden, New Jersey

The 41st Annual Delaware Valley Bluegrass Festival
August 31 - September 2, 2012
Salem County Fairgrounds
Woodstown, NJ
(302) 321-6466
Featured performers include: Marty Stuart, Doyle Lawson, and J. D. Crowe.

This Month's Featured Restaurant

Uries Waterfront Restaurant
Wildwood, NJ
It's one of the best places in Wildwood for waterfront dining. A great place to experience that "Jersey Shore" feeling by sitting back and watching boats pass by while enjoying a drink at happy hour or staying on for a casual meal.
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New Jersey Restaurant Reviews - New Jersey has over 23,000 restaurants and finding about them is often times a time consuming task. Check out our comprehensive ratings and reviews gathered from diners, critics, and personal visits by New Jersey Leisure Guide.

For other top New Jersey Attractions & Things to do:

Top Events in August - A schedule of the most popular events at the larger venues for concerts, theatre, entertainment, and festivals.
Top Things To Do in August - Our recommendations for the most popular seasonal outdoor and indoor activities, events, attractions, and points of interest for people of all ages.

Labor Day Weekend Events - Find out where and when the best Labor Day events and parades in NJ are.

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