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May 31, 2012

June 1, 2012

- Welcome to The New Jersey Leisure Guide Times!

June in New Jersey is a great time of the year with excellent weather and un crowded conditions, and the best time to visit the popular attractions before the school year ends.

This is also the time of the year when the Jersey Shore comes alive with trips to the beach, amusements parks, boardwalks, and restaurants.

This Edition's Contents...

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

Popular June 2012 Events and Things To Do

Spring Thunder in the Sand Pro/Am Motocross Races
June 1, 2, 3, 2012
Between Schellenger and Spencer Avenues
Wildwoods, NJ
A family three-day event featuring AMA-sanctioned pro/am motocross races ranging from beginner level to the area's top professional racers. The event also has a professionally designed race course on the beach consisting of twists, turns and jumps. Friday kicks off with practice rounds from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and then "Test 'n Tune" rides from 6-8:30 p.m. Saturday's races start at 10 a.m. and Sunday's races start at 9 a.m. Ticket prices are $8 for adults and children under 4 are FREE. Tickets are available at the gate the day of the event.

Michael Arnone's Crawfish Fest
June 1, 2, 3, 2012
The Sussex County Fairgrounds
Rt. 206 to Plains Road
Frankford, NJ
3 day New Orleans Style Music, Food, and Camping Festival.
What started as a small crawfish boil for 70 people homesick for boiled crawfish in 1989, has turned into Michael Arnone's 20th Annual Crawfish Fest. Featuring the best Music and Food that Louisiana and New Orleans has to offer. Cajun, Zydeco, Delta Blues, New Orleans R&B, Brass, Gospel and Jazz on 3 Stages. The special Friday evening performances will be on the Pavilion Stage ,which will be limited to campers and King Crawfish Krewe ticket holders only. Saturday and Sunday performances will be on the Main Stage, Jager Pavilion Stage and the News 12 NJ Dance Hall featuring a 2,000 square foot wooden dance floor. The News 12 NJ Dance Hall will feature Cajun Dance Lessons from 11 AM-Noon on Saturday and Sunday.

Point Pleasant Beach Music Festival
Saturday June 2 and Sunday June 3, 2012
Municipal Parking Lot
Route 35 South & Arnold Avenue
Point Pleasant, NJ
Music stage with National, Regional and Local Jazz & Blues Artists. Wine tasting by New Jersey Wineries, Food, Crafters, Vendors and more. This is a free festival, except for the wine tasting which is a nominal charge. This continues to be a great family fun event in Point Pleasant Beach. Bring your own beach chair or bouncy mat.

Mummers Brigade Weekend
June 8, 9, 2012
Olde New Jersey Avenue
North Wildwood
Friday at 7 pm, pub crawl and friendly competition amongst various groups for the best "strut" performer. Saturday at 4:45 p.m. Parade features the top Mummers brigades from the Philadelphia New Years Day Mummers Parade

42nd New Jersey Irish Festival
Sunday, June 10, 2012
12pm -7pm
Monmouth Park Race Track
Oceanport NJ
Featuring food, music, merchandise,games, raffles, and additional entertainment for children. The New Jersey Irish Festival is a day-long celebration of Irish culture and heritage. Live entertainment with 2 stages, pipe band competition, Irish step dancing, Catholic mass, a full day of horse racing, and more.

Take the Family To A Pick Your Own Farm for Strawberry Picking
Strawberry picking is a great family activity and the best way to enjoy flavor full strawberries. If you love strawberry's avoid the supermarkets --- where strawberries are sold before they fully ripen --- and head out to a strawberry picking farm in New Jersey. Strawberries do not ripen after picking. Fresh picked, fully ripened strawberries are a deep red color throughout including the core, and are juicier, more more tasty, and healthier than the berries purchased in the supermarkets. [ Read More ]

North Wildwood Italian-American Festival
June 22-24, 2012
North Wildwood
Annual celebration of Italian-American heritage held in North Wildwood. This three-day event draws over 75,000 people and features continuous live Doo-Wop entertainment, Italian Craft & Food vendors, children's activities and many other exciting events.

Orion Music + More Festival
June 23, 24, 2012
Bader Field, Atlantic City
Metallica will headline both days of music featuring a variety of musicians including Modest Mouse, Avenged Sevenfold, The Arctic Monkeys, Gary Clark Jr., The Gaslight Anthem Cage, The Elephant, Best Coast Hot Snakes, and more

Annual Asbury Park Jazz Festival
Saturday, June 23, 2012 & Sunday, June 24, 2012
Sunset Park
Sunset Avenue and Main Street
Asbury Park, NJ
Performers: Chico Mendoza, Carrie Jackson, Jazzin' All Stars, Layonne Holmes, New Standard Jazz Quintet, B.D. Lenz, Chuck Lambert Band, The Full Count Big Band, Funktion 11 and more. The festival continues at other Asbury Park venues throughout the evening at after-parties.

State Fair at the Meadowlands
June 22 to July 8th, 2012
102 NJ State Highway 120
East Rutherford NJ
This very popular family event features quality rides, plenty of free entertainment, games and prizes, and a variety foods. There are a variety of activities to interest all ages. All Tickets Include Free Live Entertainment. Free live shows include: Circus Maximus, Shark Adventure Show, The Big Cat Show, The Steve Bayner Hypnotist Show, Belmont Festival of Magic, Rosaire's Royal Racing Pigs, and the Educational Petting Zoo. Free Live concerts include; Goodbye Friday, Slim Chance & The Gamblers, Chuck Schaeffer Band, Reality Suite, Kings Highway, Wanted, and many more performances.
Fireworks shows take place on the evenings of July 3 & 4th

Brad Paisley
Saturday June 30, 2012 at 7:00PM
Susquehanna Bank Center

This Month's Featured Restaurant

Avon Pavilion
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 review ]

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 June - A schedule of the most popular events at the larger venues for concerts, theatre, entertainment, and festivals.
Top Things To Do in June - 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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