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July 01, 2011

July 1, 2011

Welcome to The New Jersey Leisure Guide Times!

This newsletter brings you a capsule of popular leisure events and things to do in New Jersey during the month of July, 2011.

This Edition's Contents...

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

Popular July 2011 Events and Things To Do

July is the peak of the summer season in New Jersey and it starts off with a "Bang" as the first weekend of the month is Independence Day weekend with fireworks displays and July 4th celebrations dominating the weekend activities.

July is also the most popular month along the Jersey shore with day trippers and vacationers heading for the beaches, boardwalk amusement parks, and restaurants to take in the summer's finest activities.

Here is a capsule of some of the popular events that are happening in New Jersey during the month of July..

Macy's 4th of July Fireworks
July 4, 2011 - 9:20 pm
The nation's largest 4th of July fireworks display. Best viewing from Hoboken and Weehawken, with decent views from Jersey City & North Bergen. The event calls for a 26-minute barrage of 40,000 firework shells fired from six barges in the Hudson River, between 24th Street and 50th Street on the West Side of NYC.

Atlantic City - Two Fireworks Displays In One Evening
The second largest fireworks display along the east coast.
Enjoy two world-class fireworks shows within minutes of each other. The fireworks can viewed anywhere along the Atlantic City beach or Boardwalk, with best views closer to the locations of the displays. The fireworks shows will be synchronized to music broadcast over 95.1 WAYV FM radio, with casinos tuning their audio systems to the broadcast.
July 4, 2011 - 9:20 PM This display put on by famed fireworks producer Grucci will take place over Marina District, kicking off the nearly hour-long production
July 4, 2011 - 9:45 PM. The second display will take place off the ocean near the Atlantic City Boardwalk.

Discover where the other July 4th weekend fireworks and celebrations are

Take the Family Out For Blueberry Picking
Blueberry picking is a great family activity and the best way to enjoy flavor full and healthy blueberries. [ Learn where the best Blueberry picking Farms are |

Anglesea Blues Festival™
July 8, 9, 10, 2011
North Wildwood, New Jersey
The Anglesea Blues Festival™ features both national and regional blues musicians and is held in conjunction with the New Jersey State Barbecue Championship™. Top Blues acts are featured on the FREE outdoor main stage, as well as in neighboring clubs and pubs. Main stage entertainment to be announced

Merchants in Venice Seafood Festival
Friday, July 15, 2011, 5 PM - 9 PM
Between 6th – 9th Streets on Asbury Ave.
Ocean City, NJ
Features a feast of some of the best seafood in the area and enjoy entertainment and rides for the kids

St. Ann's Festival
July 21 -26, 2011
On the streets around St. Ann Church 704 Jefferson Street
Hoboken, NJ
Enjoy Italian food like St Ann's famous zeppole, music, rides, crafts, raffles, and games. Nightly entertainment on 2 stages. Featuring: Opera performer Cristina Fontanelli on Thursday night, Ray Rodriguez y Swing Sabroso on Latin Night Friday; Ryan Pelton Elvis impersonator on Saturday night; Carol Douglas "D and the Trammps on Disco Night Sunday; The Nerds on Monday night; and The Bronx Wanderers on Tuesday night. Saturday, the feast day, the festival will open at 10 a.m. with a Mass, and then a 600-pound statue of St. Ann will be carried through the streets of Hoboken.

Atlantic City Food and Wine Festival
July 28 -31, 2011
Harrah's Resort, Caesars, Showboat & Bally's Atlantic City
In cooperation with the Atlantic City Convention and Visitors Bureau, they are teaming up with some of the world's most prestigious chefs for the third annual Atlantic City Food and Wine Festival. August Wine Festivals

The Quick Chek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning
Friday, July 29 ,2011 - 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, July 30, 2011 - 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday, July 31, 2011 - 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Solberg Airport
39 Thor Solberg Road
Whitehouse Station, NJ
(973) 882-5464
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, Friday evening fireworks, and a balloon glow. Tickets can be purchased by calling 1-800-HOT-AIR9.

This Month's Featured Restaurant

Enjoy Outdoor Dining on the Boardwalk
Avon Pavilion

Avon-by-the-Sea , NJ
Dining at this restaurant is a great way to experience the Jersey Shore. It's open air outdoor dining on the boardwalk with a view of the beach and ocean, and a nice vantage point for people watching. [ Read 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.

For other top New Jersey Attractions & Things to do in April:

Top Events in July - A schedule of the most popular events at the larger venues for concerts, theatre, entertainment, and festival.
Top Things To Do in July - Our recommendations for the most popular seasonal outdoor and indoor activities, events, attractions, and points of interest for people of all ages.

Note: Most of 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.

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