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July 31, 2013

August 1, 2013

This is a great time of the year with warm summer weather still in effect and the end of the peak vacation season nearing the end. The Jersey Shore with it's beaches, boardwalks, and amusements parks is still the most popular destination. It's also a great time to of the year to visit many of the inland destinations and festivals.

This Edition's Contents...

  • Popular August Events and Things To Do
  • Last Months Frequently Asked Questions
  • This Month's Featured Restaurant

Popular August 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.

New Jersey State Fair
August 2 to August 11, 2013
Sussex County Fairgrounds
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.

Journey & Rascal Flatts
Sunday August 4, 2013; 6:30 PM
Boardwalk Hall Arena
Atlantic City, NJ

The Italian American Association of Ocean Township Annual Italian Festival
August 7th – 11th, 2013
Joe Palaia Park
Ocean Township, NJ
(732) 531-5768
This four day Italian Festival annually attracts over 80,000 people with a taste for our traditional foods and wholesome family fun. Celebrating Italian heritage and culture! * * FREE ADMISSION * * There's something for everyone! From sampling the great taste of Italy's delicious food, rides, games, music, and fireworks display on Friday at 9 pm.

John Mayer & Phillip Phillips
Wednesday, August 21, 2013, 7:00PM
PNC Bank Arts Center
Holmdel, NJ

2013 Long Branch Jazz and Blues Festival
Saturday, August 24, 2013
Long Branch, NJ
Live Jazz Performances and kids activities! Free Admission! Fireworks at 9 pm

The 42nd Annual Delaware Valley Bluegrass Festival
August 30 - September 1, 2013
Woodstown, NJ
The festival site has plenty of room for camping for tenters as well as RVers, and unlike many other festivals, they do not charge extra for camping. Weekend ticket holders may camp on the grounds at no charge, but camping is available only to weekend ticket holders - daily ticket holders may not bring vehicles or camping gear into the campground.

Indo-American Fair
August 31, September 1, 2013; 11 am to 7 PM (Both days) Rain date - September 2, 2013
Mercer County Park
West Windsor, NJ.
A premier art and culture event for people of South Asian descen. The Indo-American Fair is organized to spread and share the art, culture and heritage of India amongst our American friends and other local and regional communities.

Last Months Frequently Asked Questions -- Questions from residents and visitors looking for infomation on New Jersey Leisure activities

Question: Family Reunion. We are planning for 20-30 multigenerational people and looking for an overnight venue with accommodations, meals and activities, preferably a rustic environment on a lake and within driving distance of the major airports. Budget is flexible.
Answer:  Try Crystal Springs Resort in Vernon, NJ - Website.  As an alternative, for that out of the ordinary family reunion, check out the Event Planners that can suggest venues and arrange the entire event.

Question: First Time in AC.  We have never been to AC and are planning a weekend stay, though we are not big gamblers, we plan to do some gambling and was wondering if it makes sense for us to get a comp card and will we be able to immediately enjoy any perks?
Answer: Yes. Definitely sign up for a card if you are doing any gambling. You may earn enough comp dollars to pay towards a meal. If nothing else you may receive offers of comp or discounted rooms for future visits.

Question: Plan to go to Six Flags Great Adventure with my friends from NYC using public transportation. Any Information on this?
Answer:  NJ Transit has a great deal that includes transportation and entrance to the park. Ride NJ TRANSIT on BUS ROUTE 308 Departing from New York (Port Authority Bus Terminal) and SAVE up to $37 to Six Flags Great Adventure, Safari or Hurricane Harbor! Package prices include round-trip bus fare and admission to the Theme Park and Safari or Hurricane Harbor. NJ Transit Details

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.

This Month's Featured Restaurant

Azure By Allegretti
Revel Resort
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
A destination restaurant with exceptional southern French and Italian seafood dishes in a vibrant atmosphere with awesome ocean, beach, and boardwalk views
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For other top New Jersey Attractions, Events
& 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 Events - Features the top Labor Day celebrations and parades

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