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New Jersey Guide Newsletter - July 2022 edition
June 30, 2022

New Jersey Leisure Guide
Monthly Newsletter

Discover New Jersey's Best Month of July Things to Do: Uncover The Top seasonal attractions, popular events, and hidden gems

This is a great time of the year with peak summer weather that makes it an excellent time of the year to enjoy the Jersey Shore, it's beaches, boardwalks, amusements parks, fireworks, and Ocean Marine life. It's also a great time to of the year to visit many of the cultural festivals.

This Edition's Contents...

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

    Note: 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.

    July 2022 Events
    & Things To Do

    L.E.A.D. Fest Carnival @ Mercer County Park
    Now through Monday, July 4, 2022
    Mercer County Park Fairgrounds
    1638 Old Trenton Road
    West Windsor Township, NJ
    Admission to the Fair is $5 during the week and $8 on the weekend.
    This event features good food, rides, and entertainment, hosted by Law Enforcement Against Drugs & Violence (L.E.A.D.)
    Law Enforcement Against Drugs and Violence (L.E.A.D.) is a non profit (501C3) organization, supported by dedicated police officers, committed to protecting our youth and communities from the proliferation of drugs, drug related crimes, peer to peer/cyber bullying and violence.

    State Fair Meadowlands
    Now through July 10, 2022
    State Fair Meadowlands
    1 MetLife Stadium Dr.
    East Rutherford, NJ 07073
    Cost: $38.99
    The State Fair Meadowlands is dedicated to providing the best value in family entertainment.  With over 100 rides, free shows, 50 food options, awesome fireworks displays on Sunday July 3rd, & Monday, July 4th, and more! The Fair has something for all ages.

    Tropicana's Free Fireworks Series
    Every Saturday, now until Labor Day Weekend on Saturday, September 3, 2022
    2831 Boardwalk
    Atlantic City, NJ
    Free Event
    Fireworks are launched from the beachfront and can be viewed all along the beaches or boardwalk of Atlantic City.

    Atlantic City July 4th Fireworks
    North Beach, Friday, July 1, 2022: 9:30 p.m.
    Viewing locations throughout the north end of the boardwalk including: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City, Ocean Casino Resort, Resorts Casino Hotel, Showboat Hotel and Steel Pier. Tennessee Avenue restaurants will have boardwalk activations throughout the evening.

    Celebrate our Stars & Stripes - Concert & Fireworks
    Saturday, July 2, 2022; 3pm - 10:00pm (The rain date is July 3rd)
    Fireworks @ 9:20pm
    Perth Amboy Waterfront
    Sadowski Parkway & High Street.
    Perth Amboy
    South Amboy fireworks viewed at
    Raritan Bay Waterfront Park.
    Keenen Way
    South Amboy,NJ
    This celebration features a 25-minute fireworks program over the Raritan Bay. The launch will have over 3,000 shells and effects, including glittering, strobe, and whistling, with various colors synchronized to a patriotic musical compilation produced by Garden State Fireworks. The best views to enjoy the Celebrate Stars & Stripes Fireworks Spectacular Show will be from Sadowski Parkway in Perth Amboy, the Raritan Bay Waterfront Park in South Amboy,
    The celebration will also feature food trucks, arts and crafts vendors, and live music starting at 3 PM on Sadowski Parkway in Perth Amboy and at the Raritan Bay Waterfront Park in South Amboy.

    Battleship New Jersey July 4th Fireworks Show
    July 4, 2022: @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
    Battleship New Jersey
    62 Battleship Place
    Camden, NJ
    (856) 966-1652
    Cost: $10
    Get tickets online or call 866-877-6262 ext. 108 or at the Battleship's Ticket Office before the show. Free Admission for Battleship Members.
    Watch the Independence Day Fireworks from the Deck of the Battleship New Jersey.
    Fire a 5-inch Gun Salute! We'll also have music, food concessions and a cash bar for adults. Tickets are only a $10 donation per person and proceeds go to the on-going restoration of the Battleship, a non-profit museum and memorial. The Battleship will open her decks at 7 PM. The fireworks shows are projected to begin at 9:30 PM. No chairs, food or beverages can be brought in. Guests can bring blankets to sit on the deck.

    Camden - July 4th Freedom Festival
    Monday, Jul 4th, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
    Wiggins Waterfront Park
    2 Riverside Drive
    Camden, NJ
    This year's Camden County Waterfront Freedom Festival will feature entertainment by the Tri-County Symphonic Band, Travel Lanes, The O'Jays, – and conclude with a spectacular, world-class fireworks display over the Delaware River.

    July 4th Macy's Fireworks Dinner Cruise
    July 4, 2022; Boarding: 6:00 PM Sailing: 6:30 PM Returning (Approx.): 10:30 PM
    Cornucopia Cruise Line
    Depature Port:
    14th Pier Address: #1
    14th Street
    Hoboken, NJ 07030
    (732) 697-9500
    $199.00 - over age 21
    $179 – under age 21
    Features a Buffet dinner, dessert, coffee, tea, water, premium open bar (Ages 21+), or open soda bar (Under 21), DJ & dancing.

    30th Annual Oceanfest at Long Branch
    Monday, July 4, 2022; 10am - 10pm
    The Oceanfront Promenade
    228 Broadway
    Long Branch, New Jersey
    This all day fun family event, with crowds in the hundreds of thousand, have turned out for the most memorable sights, sounds and sensations of the summer season.
    At Oceanfest, visitors can stroll the famous beachfront, take in the wonderful views, enjoy performances by dancers, musicians, clowns and musical acts, sample from a smorgasbord of food vendors, and check out the wares of crafters from all over the northeast. You can even see a fabulous sand sculpture, meet a familiar costumed character, and catch some cool ocean breezes.-- and caps it all off with the most spectacular fireworks display at dusk.

    Cumberland County Fair
    Tuesday, July 5th - Saturday, July 9th, 2022
    3001 Carmel Road
    Millville, NJ
    The annual Cumberland County Fair event features amusement rides, delicious t food, farm and garden exhibits, home and art exhibits, 4-H activities, entertainment, demolition derby, mud bog, Battle of the Bands, a livestock auction, and much more.

    Brick SummerFest
    Windward Beach Park
    Brick, NJ
    The evenings entertainment features music, fireworks on each of the nights, plus food, a beer/wine garden, and more.
    July 7: Stiffler's Mom ('90s Hits) - July 14: The Benjamins (Current Hits, '90s) - July 21: Jessie's Girl ('80s Hits)
    If there is a cancellation, bad night of weather, the rain date will be Thursday, July 28th.

    Maplewoodstock Music & Arts Festival
    Saturday and Sunday, July 9 & 10, 2022
    From noon to 9 pm
    Memorial Park
    Dunnell Rd.and Jefferson Avenue
    Maplewood, NJ
    A two day family festival celebrating of community music and art. the event feature local music from more than 20 performers and arts put on by friends and neighbors of Maplewood. The event also includes art, collectibles, crafts, clothes, provided by local artists and merchants, food from many local food vendors. For kids there is a Kidzone with bouncy rides, face painting, arts and crafts, and ice cream.
    This year's featured performers are: Galactic, Funk Yeah!, and Friends of the Brothers, along with Alexander Kariotis and Autumn Jones.

    L.E.A.D. Fest Carnival @ Gloucester Premium Outlets
    Friday, July 8 through Sunday, July 17, 2022
    Gloucester Premium Outlet
    100 Premium Outlet Dr
    Blackwood, NJ
    Admission to the Fair is $5, rides are extra.
    This event features good food, rides, and entertainment, hosted by Law Enforcement Against Drugs & Violence (L.E.A.D.)
    Law Enforcement Against Drugs and Violence (L.E.A.D.) is a non profit (501C3) organization, supported by dedicated police officers, committed to protecting our youth and communities from the proliferation of drugs, drug related crimes, peer to peer/cyber bullying and violence.

    NJ State BBQ Championship & Anglesea Blues Festival
    July 8, 9, 10, 2022
    North Wildwood's Anglesea Entertainment District
    Outdoor Main Stage
    Wildwood, NJ
    Free Event
    This event features both national and regional blues musicians, and accompanies the New Jersey State Barbecue Championship. Top Blues acts will perform on the Main Stage as well as in neighboring clubs and pubs. Street Parking is available in reasonable proximity, Alternatively, park along the Trolley Route and take the Trolley to the festival.

    New Brunswick Restaurant Week
    July 9th – 24th, 2022
    New Brunswick restaurants have cooked up some amazing offers to get the foodie in each of us out the door and diving into new experiences and flavors. Visit a new spot that's sure to surprise you with delight, or stick with an old favorite where your tastebuds will be satisfied and your heart will be pleased by the local support.
    For Information and participating restaurants

    Jersey Shore's Summer Concert Series
    Seaside Heights, NJ
    Held at the Seaside Heights Beach Stage
    Blaine Ave
    Concerts begin @ 7pm
    Tickets: $36.50 - $75.00
    July 10, 2022: Moe
    July 23, 2022: Air Supply

    Cape May Lighthouse Full Moon Climb
    July 13, 2022
    Cape May Point State Park
    215 Lighthouse Ave.
    Cape May Point, NJ
    Admission for night time climbs is $20 for adults and $8 for children (ages 3-12)
    Climb the 199 steps to the Watch Gallery at the top of the Cape May Lighthouse, to enjoy the grand vista of the evening sky and the full moon from atop this majestic beacon at nighttime.

    Burlington County Farm Fair
    July 19 until July 23, 2022
    Burlington County Fairgrounds
    1990 Jacksonville-Jobstown Road
    Springfield Township, NJ.
    This annual family event promotes agriculture, social life, and youth as well as educating the general public by conducting a yearly agricultural fair with exhibits, livestock, and farm products. The activities include: Fireworks on Opening night July 19th

    St. Ann's Festival
    Friday, July 22 through Tuesday, July 26, 2022
    On the streets around
    St. Ann Church
    704 Jefferson Street
    Hoboken, NJ
    (201) 659-1114
    Enjoy Italian food like St Ann's famous zeppole, music, rides, crafts, raffles, and games. Nightly entertainment on 2 stages. Feast Day Mass on July 26 followed by the Procession with a 600-pound statue of St. Ann will be carried through the streets of Hoboken.

    Cape May Craft Beer, Music & Crab Festival
    Saturday, July 23, 2022; 10AM – 5PM
    The Emlen Physick Estate
    1048 Washington St.
    Cape May, NJ
    Admission is free
    This family event features hard shell crabs, craft beers, food trucks and vendors, crafters, family entertainment and back-to-back music on the outdoor stage at the Emlen Physick Estate. Bring a blanket or chair and relax in the shade near the outdoor stage. Well-behaved pets welcome!

    Sourland Mountain Festival
    July 23, 2022; 3pm - 8:30pm
    Unionville Yards
    9 Rocktown Road
    Ringoes, NJ
    Website (Line-up & tickets)
    Event Cost: $30 Adults
    Every year the Sourland Mountain Festival brings the communities of the Central New Jersey region together and presents the best in musical talent, local food and drink, family fun – and a spectacular view. Bring all your friends and family, lawn chairs and blankets and plan to sit back and enjoy the party with a powerful lineup of the region’s most exciting musicians. Festival-goers get several hours of music, food, wine, spirits, craft beer, vendors, family activities, history, critters and wildlife education.

    Monmouth County Fair
    Wednesday-Sunday, July 27-31, 2022
    East Freehold Showgrounds
    1500 Kozloski Road
    Freehold, NJ
    732-842-4000, ext. 4312
    Admission: $8.00, Children 17 and under enter Free. Free Parking
    This family event features Live Entertainment • 4-H Shows & Exhibits Rides • Live Music on the Main Stage Robinson's Racing Pigs • Bwana Jim Wildlife Show Hilby the Skinny German Juggle Boy • Ready GO Dog Show • Horse Shows Hell on Wheels BMX Stunt Show • Living History Displays Home & Garden Demonstrations & Displays Monmouth County Park System Interactive Display Commercial Vendors • Delicious Food Vendors.

    '22 MBA Wine Tasting
    July 29, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Edgemar Circle Recreation Field
    located adjacent to the Jerome avenue ballfield
    Margate, NJ
    This event is much more than just a WINE TASTING!
    Hosted by Diane Mitchell from 95.1 WAYV's "Mike & Diane Show", the event boasts a live and silent auction with auctioneer Lou Solomon. Amazing food, Jagielky's Chocolates, palate pleasing wine, craft beers, spirits, tasty bar drinks that are minus the alcohol, live music and dancing with the Mas Tequila Orchestra – all combine to make this an exciting (and annually sold out) event!
    A portion of the proceeds from this event helps fund the opportunities and needs for children, including high school seniors who have attended Margate City schools and are continuing their education.

    The New Jersey Lottery Festival of Ballooning
    July 29 -31, 2022
    Solberg Airport
    39 Thor Solberg Road
    Whitehouse Station, NJ
    Website (Events Schedule & Tickets)

    One of the largest summertime hot air balloon and music festival in North America. Features twice daily mass ascensions of up to 125 special shape and sport hot air balloons, headlining music concerts, continuous family entertainment, crafters and vendors, food, a balloon glow, and spectacular fireworks on Friday evening. The concerts feature top performers for each of the three nights.

    Soulsational Music Festival
    Saturday, July 30, 2022; 11:00 am to 8:00 pm (rain or shine)
    Veterans Park
    Bayville, NJ
    This family event features live music on two stages, crafters, vendors, free yoga, vegetarian and organic food, food trucks, a beer garden, and a kids' village.

    Warren County Farmers' Fair --- Hot Air Balloon Festival
    July 30 — August 6, 2022
    Warren County Farmers' Fairgrounds
    1350 Strykers Rd.
    Phillipsburg, NJ
    [email protected]
    Admission - Adults: $10, Ages 6-12: $5 Children 5 and Under Free Free Parking: Admission is for both the Farmers' Fair and the Balloon Festival
    In addition to the Hot Air Balloon Festival, this event features live music, a Rodeo, with bull riding, barrel racing and horse racing, Truck Pulls, Tractor Pulls and Demolition Derbies, a Wrestling Clinic, children's activities, and more.

    Seasonal Frequently Asked Question:

    Question: What is the best way to get to Atlantic City and the Casino Hotels from NYC without Driving?

    Answer: Greyhound buses from the New York City (Port Authority Bus Terminal) offers the most direct & frequent service to Atlantic city. The Greyhound Lucky Streak Bus Service buses provides front-door service to many of the most popular casinos in Atlantic City. If you are not staying at one of the popular casinos, the Jitney minibus shuttle is available to/from the Atlantic City Bus Terminal to all the hotels. The Bus Terminal is adjacent to The Atlantic City Outlets and is a two or three (long) blocks from Caesars and the Atlantic City Convention Center.

    This Months Featured Restaurant

    Two Mile Landing
    Wildwood, NJ
    Restaurant review
    Two Mile Landing, a popular family seafood restaurant with a great waterside dining view and a nice sunset, is two restaurants in one location: The Crab house and 2 Mile Restaurant and Bar, combines to offer two restaurants and four bars ---- in one facility.

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    Monthly Events - Helpful for planning your activities in the future. usually 3-4 months in advance.

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