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New-Jersey-Leisure-Guide Mayl 2017 Edition
April 30, 2017

New Jersey Leisure Guide Monthly Newsletter
May , 2017

May is the month for the unofficial beginning of summer when visitors will flock by the thousands to the Jersey shore to hit the beaches and the boardwalk amusement parks.

This Edition's Contents...

  • Popular May 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 May, 2017 Events and Things To Do

Tim McGraw & Faith Hill
Thursday May 4, 2017 7:30PM
Prudential Center
Newark, NJ

Anderson Cooper & Andy Cohen
Saturday May 6, 2017 8:00PM
Borgata Events Center
Atlantic City, NJ

Hoboken Spring Arts & Music Festival
Sunday, May 7, 2017; 11am to 6pm
Washington Street
Observer Highway to 7th Street
Hoboken Division of Cultural Affairs
Admission is free
Featuring over 300 artists, sculptors, photographers and crafts people with 3 stages of live performance. More than a music festival, there will be; Fine artists displaying oil paintings, watercolors, acrylics, sculpture, mixed media, photography, etc Children’s activities with rides, games, creative activities, face painting, sand art, balloons, live performances and much, much more.

Future, Migos, Tory Lanez & Kodak Black
Friday May 12, 2017 7:00PM
BB&T Pavilion
Camden, NJ

The Tenors
Friday May 12, 2017 8:00PM
Harrah's - Atlantic City
Atlantic City, NJ

Radio 104.5's 10th Birthday Show: Kings of Leon, Bastille, Empire of the Sun, The 1975, Fitz and the Tantrums & Rag N Bone Man
Saturday May 13, 2017 1:00PM
BB&T Pavilion
Camden, NJ

Mother's Day Music Festival: Maze and Frankie Beverly, Gladys Knight & KEM
Saturday May 13, 2017 7:00PM
Boardwalk Hall Arena - Boardwalk Hall
Atlantic City, NJ

Stephanie Mills & Troop
Sunday May 14, 2017 6:00PM
Tropicana Casino - Tropicana Showroom - NJ
Atlantic City, NJ

Metallica, Avenged Sevenfold & Volbeat
Sunday May 14, 2017 6:00PM
MetLife Stadium
East Rutherford, NJ

Mother's Day Brunch and Early Dinner Cruises on the Hudson
Sunday May 14, 2017
Spirit of New Jersey
1500 Harbor Boulevard
Lincoln Harbor Marina
Weehawken, New Jersey 07086
Give Mom the day off and treat her to a special day full of festivities and fun aboard Spirit! With a bountiful buffet, interactive DJ entertainment, dancing and spectacular Manhattan skyline views,
Lunch & Brunch Cruises:
11:30 AM Cruises 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Early Dinner Cruise
Boards 5:00 PM Cruises 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Departs From Lincoln Harbor

Spring Camp Jam In The Pines
May 18 - 21, 2017
Monroeville, NJ 08343
An all weekend festival hosting national, regional and local acts, with awide array of talent in many styles of music. They offer camping facilities in the South Jersey farmlands. Campground features full hook-ups, bath house, laundry, camp store, playgrounds, tennis, basketball, shuffleboard and fishing. Stage built on beach right next to lake. Fun filled with happy, dancing, and friendly folks. Attractive to music lovers of all tastes and ages, our family friendly fest is held twice yearly, the third weekend in May and the third weekend September. In addition to a strong following, Camp Jam is graced with wonderful craft and food vendors, as well as yoga workshops and even kid's activities.

2017 Country Megaticket Tickets (Includes All Performances)
Thursday May 18, 2017
BB&T Pavilion
Camden, NJ

Future, Migos, Tory Lanez & Kodak Black
Thursday May 18, 2017 7:00PM
PNC Bank Arts Center
Holmdel, NJ

Brad Paisley, Dustin Lynch, Chase Bryant & Lindsay Ell
Friday May 19, 2017 7:00PM
BB&T Pavilion
Camden, NJ

Jersey Shore Music Festival
May 19th to 21st, 2017
On the beach, boardwalk and in select bars
Seaside Heights, NJ
This weekend event celebrates the beginning of summer with performances by over 350 artists from around the world. It features live bands, Saturday night fireworks, vendor village, Pros vs. Heroes flag football game, after parties, and much more

The Weeknd
Friday May 19, 2017 7:30PM
Boardwalk Hall Arena - Boardwalk Hall
Atlantic City, NJ

Bourbon Street Blues Fest
Saturday, May 20th & Sunday May 21st, 2017
The Fields at Waterloo
Allamuchy Mountain State Park
3 Kinney Road
Hackettstown, NJ
In response to an increase in popularity and notoriety over the years, The Bourbon Street Blues Fest will be moved to it's new home at Allamuchy Mountain State Park.
This year's Headliners are Robert Cray and Kenny Wayne Sheperdu.
Food and beverages including beer will be sold. Tailgating and coolers are prohibited.

Kings of Leon & Deerhunter
Saturday May 20, 2017 7:00PM
PNC Bank Arts Center
Holmdel, NJ

Mumford and Sons
Thursday May 25, 2017 7:30PM
BB&T Pavilion
Camden, NJ

Wildwoods International Kite Festival
May 26 - 29, 2017
On the Beach at Rio Grande Ave and inside the Wildwoods Convention Center
Wildwood, NJ
Free to spectators!
The largest kite festival in North America. Highlights include the 9 p.m. illuminated kite fly on the beach, the East Coast Stunt Kite Championships, kite exhibits and workshops and the World Indoor Kite Competition where kite fliers will showcase their impressive ability to fly a kite without wind.

Tropicana's Multimedia Light and Sound Show 
Beginning Memorial Day weekend on Friday, May 26th, 2017 with fireworks starting Friday, May 26 at 10 p.m to kick off summer and its annual celebration. The fireworks performances will continue every Saturday night from June 3 through September 9, 2017 at 10 pm.
Tropicana Casino & Resort
2831 Boardwalk
Atlantic City, NJ
Free Event
This is a destination event that is not to be missed, and best viewed multiple times and from multiple vantage points. Beginning in 2016, Tropicana has partnered with the world famous Moment Factory who has created world class events for Walt Disney, Madonna and Microsoft and others. This awesome display of sound, lighting, visuals and fireworks will debut Memorial Day Weekend.
This recurring daily event is an inspirational themed Multimedia Light and Sound Show choreographed to music. The daily show can be seen as far away as Arkansas Ave. and the City of Ventnor.

This Month's Frequently Asked Question

Question: Family Reunion. We are planning a family weekend reunion with lodging, meals and activities, preferably a rustic environment on a lake or the Jersey Shore and within driving distance of the major airports. Budget is flexible.  

 Try Crystal Springs Resort in Vernon, NJ - Website.  
As an alternative, for that out of the ordinary family reunion, check out the Event Planners webpage where there is a list of planners who can suggest venues and arrange the entire event. -

New Jersey Restaurant Reviews - New Jersey has over 23,000 restaurants and finding about them is often times a time consuming task. Find a restaurant in a town of your choise with comprehensive restaurant reviews.

This Month's Featured Restaurant:


Asbury Park, NJ
Lo cated on the boardwalk, it offers a cozy, Latin ambiance with ocean front views. Dine outside on the boardwalk and enjoy the Jersey Shore ambiance and people watching.
Restaurant review

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

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

May 2017 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

Mother's Day Events -Mothers Day is a time of recognizing how special Mom is and for making it a very special day for her. Tips. events & things to do in NJ

Memorial Day Weekend Events
- Memorial Day is also the unofficial beginning of summer in New Jersey with the Jersey Shore beach communities coming alive with activities. Many of these activities include music festivals, ethnic festivals, fireworks, auto racing events and special events geared to the kick off of summer.

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.

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