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August 31, 2015

New Jersey Leisure Guide Monthly Newsletter
September, 2015

With the official end of summer not far off and the weather still very pleasant to enjoy outdoor activities, September is a great month to catch up on visiting attractions and participating in outdoor activities before it turns cold. With the crowds at the Jersey shore having dwindled, and the ocean water still warm in southern NJ, popular destinations like Cape May, Wildwood and Ocean City are excellent choices for a weekend getaway or late season vacation.

 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, 2015 Events and Things To Do

5 Seconds of Summer
Friday September 4, 2015 @7:30PM
Susquehanna Bank Center
Camden, NJ

Labor Day Weekend Fireworks Spectacular
September 4, 2015 @10pm
on the beach at Pine Avenue
Wildwood, NJ
Celebrate the end of summer with with an awesome Fireworks display
Visible from almost anywhere in the Wildwoods!

The 44th Annual Delaware Valley Bluegrass Festival
September 4 - 6, 2015; noon to 11pm
Salem County Fairgrounds
725 Route 40
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

Counting Crows & Citizen Cope
Saturday September 5, 2015 @ 7:00PM
Borgata Festival Park
Atlantic City, NJ

Manasquan Beach Labor Day Celebration
September 5, 2015 (Rain date Sept 6th)
Main Beach
Main St & 1st Ave
Manasquan, NJ
The Band "Moonlighting" will perform at 7:30 p.m., fireworks will follow.

DJ Tiesto
Sunday September 6, 2015 @3:00PM
Borgata Festival Park
Atlantic City, NJ

Asbury Park Fireworks Display
Monday, September 7, 2015
Boardwalk Between 3rd & 4th Avenues
Asbury Park, NJ
Fireworks at 9 pm

Feast of the Madonna Dei Martiri - The Hoboken Italian Festival
September 10 - 13, 2015
Sinatra Park, on the historic waterfront of Hoboken, NJ
Hoboken Italian Festival
Hoboken, NJ
The Hoboken Italian Festival, the premier Italian-American f festival in New Jersey is over 80 years old, and is derived from a festival in Italy that is over 600 years old. The highlight of the feast, aside from the staggering variety of food and entertainment, is the day long procession through the streets of Hoboken, including a pain staking reenactment of the "Blessing of the Fleet" in the Hudson River, The 4 day event has it's grand finale on Saturday with a huge fireworks extravaganza over the park at 9:00 pm, Saturday

Boardwalk Aerobatic Air show
Sunday, September 13, 2015; 1:00pm,
6th – 14th Streets
Ocean City, NJ
Take in some of the best stunt pilots and aerobatic champions showing their stuff with world plus military demonstrations. 

Luke Bryan, Randy Houser & Dustin Lynch
Friday September 11, 2015 @7:00PM
Susquehanna Bank Center
Camden, NJ

Rick Springfield, Loverboy & The Romantics
Saturday September 12, 2015@ 7:00PM
Borgata Festival Park
Atlantic City, NJ

Lady Antebellum, Hunter Hayes & Sam Hunt
Saturday Sept 19, 2015 7:00PM
Susquehanna Bank Center
Camden, NJ

Highlands Festival at Waterloo
September 19 – 20, 2015. Rain-or-shine event
Waterloo Village
525 Waterloo Road
Stanhope, NJ
Website and Tickets
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.

Irish Fall Festival
September 24 - 27, 2015
Olde New Jersey Avenue
North Wildwood, NJ
One of the largest Irish festivals in the country is held at the Jersey shore -- every September, Wildwood holds the annual Irish Fall Festival!. The yearly celebration of Irish heritage is expected to draw as many as a quarter of a million people to the resort of the Wildwoods for the festival.
The Four-day event celebrates Irish heritage with dancing, music, food, crafts, a piper competition, and a parade on Sunday. 8 a.m. - 11 p.m. Daily. Free Other festival activities include a golf tournament, amateur boxing matches, Irish dance lessons, Ceili, 5k Run and 1 mile walk, pipe exhibition, Irish music concert, Catholic Mass and concludes with a parade on Surf Ave. from 26th to Spruce and Olde New Jersey Avenues, North

The Band Perry
Saturday September 26, 2015@ 6:00PM
Borgata Festival Park
Atlantic City, NJ

6th Annual Red Bank Guinness Oyster Festival
September 27, 2015; 12pm to 7pm, (Rain Date October 4)
White Street Parking Lot
Red Bank, NJ
contact: 732-829-1104 
This family festival features lots of food, music, and kids activities. The food will be provided by Red Bank's top restaurants along with continuous live music on two stages!  This street festival is modeled after the 61 year old Galway Oyster Festival which celebrates the opening of the Oyster season. 

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. Check out our Cape May visitors guide.

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 Red Store
Cape May, NJ
Located just outside Cape May in Cape May Point near the Cape May Lighthouse, it's a quaint little restaurant, general store, and coffee shop all in one. The Red Store uses fresh farm to table local produce in their breakfast, lunch and dinner seasonal menus.

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

Labor Day Events - Discover the top events and places to celebrate Labor Day weekend

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 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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