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July 31, 2014

New Jersey Leisure Guide Monthly Newsletter
August, 2014

You'll find lots of interesting things to do in New Jersey in August. This is a great time of the year with warm summer weather still in effect and 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 year Labor Day comes early with the unofficial end of summer weekend activities occurring from Friday, August 29th through Monday September 1st

 This Edition's Contents...

  • Popular August Events and Things To Do
  • Seasonal Frequently Asked Question
  • This Month's Featured Restaurant

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Popular August 2014 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 1 to August 10, 2014
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.

Marvel Universe Live!
August 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 2014
Izod Center|
East Rutherford, NJ

Beatlemania: 50th Anniversary Of The Beatles
Saturday, August 2, 2014
Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino
Atlantic City, NJ

Lady Antebellum - Free Beach Concert
Sunday, August 3, 2014; Opening Act 4:00 p.m. Show Time 6:00 p.m.
The Atlantic City beach
(between The Pier Shops at Caesars at Arkansas Avenue and Central Pier at St. James Place)
Atlantic City, NJ
Event & Ticket Information
or Call 1-888-228-4748
The duo Alex and Sierra (winners of “X-Factor” and behind the hit song “Scarecrow”) will open for Lady Antebellum.
Although the beach concerts are free, tickets are required to gain entry onto the free beach concert site. There are no TicketMaster fees but tickets are limited to TWO per person. The general admission ticket holders will enter at the Kentucky Avenue beach access. You can only enter the show at this location . All other beach access points between Caesars Pier (@ Arkansas Ave.) and Central Pier (@ St. James Place ) will be closed off and secured.

The Harlem Globetrotters
Friday, August 8, 2014
Wildwoods Convention Center
Wildwood, NJ

Cape May Craft Beer & Crab Festival
Saturday, August 9, 2014 - 11am-7pm
Emlen Physick Estate
Cape May, NJ
This all-day festival featuring local and regional craft beers to wash down favorite summer picnic foods .
Crab boil, pulled pork, hot dogs, corn on the cob, summer salads and more.
All-day music on outdoor stage.  
An old-fashioned Victorian circus with jugglers and acrobats from the The Give & Take Jugglers Little Circus
Plus crafts vendors, farmers' market and more.

Thunder Over The Boardwalk - AC Air Show
Wednesday August 13, 2014; Starting @ 10:00am
Over Atlantic City Beaches
Atlantic City, NJ
This free family event features the U.S. Army Golden Knights parachute team and the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds who will return this year for a spectacular show.

Keith Urban, Jerrod Niemann & Brett Eldridge
Friday August 15, 2014 @ 7:00PM
PNC Arts enter
Holmdel, NJ

The Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival
Saturday August 16, 17, 2014 @ 5:00PM
Susquehanna Bank Center
Camden, NJ

Cirque du Soleil - Varekai
August 20, 21, 22, 23, 24,27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 2014
Boardwalk Hall Arena
Atlantic City, NJ

Long Branch Jazz and Blues Festival
Saturday, August 23, 2014; 12:00 -10:00 p.m.
The Great Lawn on the Long Branch Promenade
Long Branch, NJ
This music festival features a mix of strong national and local musicians performing live Jazz and blues on stage, kids activities, and food vendors with exotic and regional NJ food and crafts and Fireworks.
The lineup of jazz and blues bands include:
headliner The Rob Paparozzi AllStars, Bob Del Rosso Band, the Jimmy Vivino Band, Gary Wright, The Blind Tellers, Dorian Parreott Jazz Ensemble, The Long Gone Daddies and Al Chez & The Brothers of Funk. Lawn chairs are encouraged, coolers forbidden, sunscreen a must! Fireworks from 9:30 to 9:45, with Paparozzi playing music. Rain or Shine! The festival is free to the public, dog friendly and all ages are welcome to attend.

The 43rdAnnual Delaware Valley Bluegrass Festival
August 29 - 31, 2014; noon to 11pm
Salem County Fairgrounds
Pilesgrove Township, NJ
This family music festival features southern Appalachian old-time and bluegrass and related music styles. See website for a schedule of performers and times. 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

Motley Crue & Alice Cooper
Saturday August 30, 2014 @ 7:00PM
PNC Bank Arts Center
Holmdel, NJ

Jazz It Up Wine Festival
August 30 & 31, 2014; Noon - 5 pm (rain date Sept 1)
Allaire State Park
Farmingdale NJ
(732) 919-3500
Come to the village to enjoy a day of wine tasting and live music. Bring a chair and a good mood and get ready to enjoy the day.
One Day General Admission - $20; $25 at the Gate
Two Day Pass - $40 (21 or older)
Price includes souvenir wine glass and sampling

Annual Wildwood Block Party and Music Festival
Sunday, August 31, 2014, noon - midnight
Fox Park
(across from the Wildwoods Convention Center on Ocean Avenue between Burk and Montgomery Avenues)
Wildwood, NJ
Beginning at noon, the event will feature free live entertainment, craft and food vendors, with featured performer Bobby Rydell, and many more entertainers. Admission to the block party and concert is FREE.

This months featured seasonal (FAQ) Frequently asked question.

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
A great summer destination restaurant featuring food prepared by famed chef Alain Allegretti set in a vibrant atmosphere with awesome Atlantic Ocean & Boardwalk views.
{ Read Review }

For other top New Jersey Attractions, Events & Things to do:

Celebrating Labor Day in New Jersey - Discover the popular weekend events, festivals and parades.

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.

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