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April 30, 2013

May 1, 2013

This is that long awaited month and great time of the year as the weather warms up and people flock to enjoy the many exciting outdoor NJ activities.

May is also the month for the unofficial beginning of summer when visitors will head out by the thousands to the Jersey shore to hit the beaches and the boardwalk amusement parks

This Edition's Contents...

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

Popular (destination) May 2013 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.

Il Divo
Saturday May 4, 2013 at 9:00PM
Revel Ovation Hall
Atlantic City, New Jersey

Hoboken Spring Arts & Music Festival
Sunday, May 5, 2013, 10:00 AM
Washington Street
Observer Highway to 7th Street
Hoboken Division of Cultural Affairs
Featuring over 300 artists, sculptors, photographers and crafts people with 3 stages of live performance. 10am to 6pm
Admission is free

The New Jersey Marathon Festival
May 5, 2013
Long Branch, NJ
The New Jersey Marathon Festival has something for everyone, with a Marathon, Half Marathon, Marathon Relays, and Saturday Kids and Family Events, plus world-class courses designed for speed, great area restaurants and attractions, and amazing oceanfront scenery!
The start line is located at Monmouth Park in Oceanport, next to central parking. The finish line is on the Long Branch Oceanfront Promenade.

Annual Atlantic City Mothers Day Music Festival
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Boardwalk Hall
Atlantic City, NJ
At Atlantic City's historic venue, the newly renovated Boardwalk Hall, the Mother's Day Music Fest is always the biggest holiday event of the year in Atlantic City, drawing sell-out crowds annually. Past headliners have included Patti Labelle, Charlie Wilson, Johnny Gil, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, The Whispers, the late Teena Marie, and Philadelphia legend Frankie Beverly.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus presents Built to Amaze!
May 15-19, 2013; 9 shows!
Sun National Bank Center
Trenton, NJ
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Built To Amaze!, the 143rd edition of the Greatest Show On Earth. Circus performers from across the globe create the perfect blend of athleticism and bravery, where power meets fearlessness and amazement has no bounds. Magnificent elephants, ferocious tigers, astonishing acrobats and awe-inspiring aerialists are engineered into one spectacular performance. Celebrate the tradition TODAY and experience it's modern flare of twists and turns where excitement and suspense are so intense you'll be tempted to cover your eyes. Witness the spectacle as we measure out the perfect mix of marvel and majesty in an imagination equation where the impossible comes to life. Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Built To Amaze!

Country Megaticket: Tim McGraw, Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton, Keith Urban, Jason Aldean & Miranda Lambert
Thursday May 16, 2013
Susquehanna Bank Center
Camden, New Jersey

Tim McGraw, Brantley Gilbert & Love and Theft
Friday May 17, 2013 at 7:00PM
Susquehanna Bank Center
Camden, New Jersey

New Jersey State Chili and Salsa Cookoff
May 18, 2013
Downtown Toms River, NJ
Family fun, mouth watering vittles, contests, chili & salsa tasting, live music and much more! Competition open to "Cooks" from across the country!
Free Admission & Parking!

Wildwoods International Kite Festival
May 24 - May 27, 2013
On the Beach at Rio Grande Avenue and inside the Wildwoods Convention Center.
A great family event. Event begins on Friday at noon with the Unlocking of the Ocean media event on the Beach outside of the Wildwoods Convention Center. Festivities following include opening of the Kite Sales Tent, a Friday night social via the local kite club and the 9 p.m. illuminated kite fly. Saturday and Sunday include the East Coast Stunt Kite Championships on the beach as well as kite exhibits and workshops. Monday will feature the World Indoor Kite Competition. FREE to spectators

Cirque du Soleil - Totem
Thursday May 30, 2013 at 8:00PM & Friday May 31, 2013 at 8:00PM & Saturday Jun 1, 2013 at 4:00PM, 8:00PM
Camden Waterfront
Camden, New Jersey

Cape May Music Festival
May 26 to June 13, 2013
Convention Hal
Cape May
Tickeys may be purchased at the Box Office or by calling 609-884-9563
From the classical to the classic, the 24th Cape May Music Festival will offer a feast for every musical taste orchestra, chamber, world traditions, beloved classics and even a few intriguing new sounds. Alan R. Kay and the New York Chamber Ensemble and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Chamber Players are returning for their annual chamber concerts and the Bay-Atlantic Symphony, under the baton of principal conductor Jed Gaylin, returns as the orchestra-in-residence

Red Bank Riverfest
May 31 - June 2, 2013; (5/31: 5 - 10pm, 6/1: 11am - 10pm, 6/2: 11am - 6pm)
Marine Park
Red Bank
Three days of sun, sunsets and evening stars with the best Red Bank area restaurants. Non-stop music and family fun.

New Jersey International Film Festival - Summer 2013
May 31-June 16, 2013
New Brunswick, NJ
72 Lipman Drive
018 Loree Hall/Douglas
Rutgers University New Brunswick, NJ
The Summer 2013 festival will showcase the best in independent film and video, featuring premiere screenings, filmmaking workshops and special guest appearances by filmmakers. The entry categories are: Animation, Documentary, Experimental, Short Narrative, Feature, Music Video, and Student Film/Video Maker (College or younger).The deadline for entries is Frida, April 5 , 2013 at Noon.

This Month's Featured Restaurant

Atlantic City
If you love exceptionally prepared, authentic Spanish Tapas and enjoy dining in an upbeat elegant setting, this is the go to place in South Jersey.
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For other top New Jersey Attractions & Things to do:

Top Events in May - A schedule of the most popular events at the larger venues for concerts, theatre, entertainment, and festivals.

Top Things To Do in May
- Our recommendations for the most popular seasonal outdoor and indoor activities, events, attractions, and points of interest for people of all ages.

Mothers Day Events to make it a special day for Mom.

Memorial Day Events, Parades, and Festivals

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