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August 31, 2016

New Jersey Leisure Guide Monthly Newsletter
September, 2016

The month of September is the unofficial ending of summer on Labor Day weekend, and the official beginning of the fall equinox on September 22nd. With pleasant temperatures, this is still a popular month for Jersey Shore beaches, hotels, restaurants, nightlife, festivals, and events

This Edition's Contents...

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

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

Popular September, 2016 Events and Things To Do

Zac Brown Band & Drake White and the Big Fire
Thursday September 1, 2016 4:00PM
Atlantic City Beach
Atlantic City, NJ

Legends In Concert
September 1,  2, 3, 4, 2016
Harrah's - Atlantic City
Atlantic City, NJ

The 45th Annual Delaware Valley Bluegrass Festival
September 2 - 4, 2016; noon to 11pm
Salem County Fairgrounds
Pilesgrove Township, NJ
This family music festival features southern Appalachian old-time and bluegrass and related music styles. 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.
Website - Tickets

Rascal Flatts & Kelsea Ballerini
Friday,  September 2, 2016
PNC Bank Arts Center
Holmdel, NJ

Jeff Dunham
Saturday, September 3, 2016
Borgata Events Center
Atlantic City, NJ

Florida Georgia Line, Cole Swindell, The Cadillac Three & Kane Brown
Saturday,  September 3, 2016, 4:00PM
Atlantic City Beach
Atlantic City, NJ

Beyonce - The Formation World Tour
Wednesday,  September 7, 2016, 7:30PM
MetLife Stadium
East Rutherford, NJ

Asbury Park Oysterfest
September 9, 10, 11, 2016; Friday, from 5PM - 10PM, Saturday from 11AM - 10PM, & Sunday from 11AM - 6PM
Carousel House Parking Lot
Asbury Park, NJ
This popular early fall family festival features culinary treats & live music. Attendees will get to enjoy Live entertainment, plenty of shucked oysters with over thirty food vendors and 60 craft vendors. The festival draws 20,000 visitors. The event is held just outside the iconic Carousel building where the downtown meets the Asbury Park waterfront.

Atlantic City Seafood Festival
September 10th & 11th, 2016
Bader field
Atlantic City, NJ 
This event features seafood, live music & kids events. Highlighted by a "Crab Cake Eating Contest" & Chowder Cook Off.

Annual Brew Blast on the Battleship New Jersey
September 10, 2016, 1pm - 5pm
Battleship New Jersey
Camden, NJ
Cost: $35 - $45
All tickets include a free tour of the Battleship New Jersey
This event features a craft beer sampling of over 50 beers with live classic rock music on the tented deck of America’s most decorated battleship. There will also be great food available for purchase.
Website (Line-up & Tickets)

Heart, Joan Jett and The Blackhearts & Cheap Trick
Saturday, September 10, 2016, 7:00PM
PNC Bank Arts Center
Holmdel, NJ

Cirque du Soleil - Toruk
September  15, 16, 17, 18, 2016, 7:30PM
Prudential Center
Newark, NJ

The New Alternative Music Festival
Friday September 16, 2016 through Sunday September 18, 2016: 12:00 PM
Convention Hall
Asbury Park, NJ
All Ages Tickets: $28 - $75
This three day Alternative music festival features three days of music without multi-nationals. This is not just a concert it is also an intentional event. It's an attempt to gather together bands with diverse sounds, but common values. The performers are independent artists without ties to major labels or their music distribution. There will be no sponsors, no backdoor advertising via branded content, or other base money-making schemes.

Jason Aldean, Thomas Rhett & A Thousand Horses
Saturday, September 17, 2016, 7:30PM
BB&T Pavilion
Camden, NJ

Highlands Festival at Waterloo
September 17, 18, 2016; Rain-or-shine event
Waterloo Village
Stanhope, NJ
This family music festival is New Jersey's premiere environmental and music festival that is a “Celebration of All Things Local.” The event features local food, Live music on two stages, arts, history and cultural and natural resources of New Jersey. Aimed at people of all ages, there will be a wide range of activities, including performances by 20 NJ musicians/bands, Local Food Court, Crafts and Fair Trade Marketplace, Living Green Expo, workshops, an art show, Lenape Village activities, canal rides, kayaking, and guided nature hike. Waterloo Village is on the US National Register of Historic Places and is a New Jersey State Historic Site.
Website and Tickets

Kidz Bop Kids
Sunday September 18, 2016, 2:00PM
BB&T Pavilion
Camden, NJ

Thursday, September  22, 2016, 7:30PM
New Jersey Performing Arts Center - Prudential Hall
Newark, NJ

Red White & Que
September 23, 24, 25, 2016; Friday: 5pm to 10pm : Saturday, 11am to 11PM & Sunday 11am to 6pm
Sports Complex
Cresskill, NJ 07626
Bergen County's Premier BBQ and Music Festival is a weekend filled with The Smell of Smoke and the sound of Music of fun and festivities. The event features a Rib Cook-Off as well as a sanctioned KCBS BBQ Competition.

19th Century Fall Festival
September 26, 2016; 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Historic Allaire Village
Farmingdale, NJ
This fall family event features all things special about the fall season including a chill in the air along with the aroma of apples, pumpkin, cinnamon and woodsmoke. The coming of winter means slowing down of outdoor jobs and time to start to relax. Join the workers of the Howell Iron Works as they celebrate the end of summer and beginning of fall with Children’s games, Hearth Cooking, Cider Pressing, Puppet Shows, Music, Dancing, Apple snapping, Town ball, Militia Recruitment and Demonstrations! Horse and Wagon rides separate from admission.

This Month's Frequently Asked Question

Question: Cape May in the Fall. We are looking for an offseason getaway probably the end of September, first week of October and was wondering if Cape May at this time of the year is still active?
Answer: Cape May is not just a summer resort, the fall season is very popular with many theme weekends and the water is still warm enough to visit the beach. If you go on a weekend, everything will be open. During the week some stores and restaurants may have shorter hours but most will still maintain regular hours. Cape May does not reach a lull until after Christmas. B & B's are very popular in the fall and you will need to book early.
Learn more

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
The Grand Tavern
Neptune, NJ
This restaurant is popular with diners who enjoy creative tavern food in a friendly, attractive, trendy setting.
Restaurant review

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

Labor Day Weekend Events - Discover the popular activities and events taking place in NJ during Labor Day Weekend

Monthly Events - This page has links to events that appear in future months, usually 3-4 months in advance. The Monthly newsletter that you are receiving includes many of the events found on the pages.

Top Things To Do in September - The top ten seasonal outdoor and indoor activities, events, attractions, and points of interest for people of all ages.

September 2016 Events - This months events includes concerts, theatre, festivals, kids events, and entertainment, that have appeal to people of all ages and interests, especially with parents and/or families with children ages 4-18.

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