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New-Jersey-Leisure-Guide July 2017 Edition
June 30, 2017

New Jersey Leisure Guide Monthly Newsletter
July, 2017


July 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 and fireworks. It's also a great time of the year to visit many of the outdoor cultural festivals. .

This Edition's Contents...

  • Popular July 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 July, 2017 Events and Things To Do

State Fair Meadowlands
Thursday, June 22 until Sunday, July 9. 2017
102 NJ State Highway 120
East Rutherford NJ
Next to MetLife Stadium
(Check Schedule)
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 shows and concerts. Free Live concerts. Fireworks shows take place on the evenings of Monday, July 3 & Tuesday, July 4th.

Steel Beach Party on the Battleship
Saturday, July 1, 2017; 7pm - 10pm, fireworks @ dusk
Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial
62 Battleship Place
Camden, NJ
Experience the best view of the fireworks over the Delaware River. Enjoy a delicious BBQ on the fantail, courtesy of Mission BBQ!, open bar, entertainment – including the Phillies Phanatic! – and the fireworks over the Delaware River at dusk.
All proceeds go to the on-going restoration of the Battleship, a non-profit museum and memorial. Tickets are $175 per person and sponsorship's are available. For more information or to purchase a ticket, call 866-877-6262 ext. 144.

Manasquan Gala 4th of July Fireworks Celebration
Saturday, July 1, 2017; 7:30PM - 9:45 PM (rain date July 2nd)
Main Beachآ 
Main Street & First Avenue
Manasquan, NJ
Concert by "Billy Lawlor" commencing at 7:30 pm on Main Beach. Fireworks display to follow.

Nickelback & Daughtry
Sunday July 2, 2017 6:00PM
PNC Bank Arts Center
Holmdel, NJ

New Kids On The Block, Paula Abdul & Boyz II Men
Sunday July 2, 2017 7:30PM
Prudential Center
Newark, NJ

Atlantic City 4th of July Weekend Celebrations
Two firewoks shows, Monday & Tuesday, July 3rd & 4th, 2017, at dusk
Atlantic City Boardwalk and Marina District
Atlantic City, NJ
Free admission.
The Atlantic City Fireworks spectacular is the largest in New Jersey and one of the top five fireworks shows in the country.
More than 250,000 people are expected to take in the display along the Boardwalk or at one of the many of the viewing events on the steel pier, at a casino resort and beach bar party.
The first fireworks display will take place on Monday, July 3rd off the Atlantic City beach, from two ocean barges.
On Tuesday, July 4th, the fireworks spectacle will be held in Atlantic City's Marina District from the roof top of the Borgata Casino.
Each show will be 15 minutes long and will be choreographed to music. The shows will begin with a reading of the Declaration of Independence and will include other famous quotes from notable Americans, followed by popular celebratory music by artists performing in Atlantic City. Ending with the patriotic finale of "Stars and Stripes Forever" the John Phillip Souza march.

Celebrate our Stars & Stripes - Concert & Fireworks
Monday, July 3, 2017; 5pm - 10:00pm (The rain date is July 4th)
Fireworks @ 9:20pm
Festivities for Perth Amboy begin at @7pm
Perth Amboy Waterfront
Sadowski Parkway & High Street.
Perth Amboy
Festivities for South Amboy @6pm
Raritan Bay Waterfront Park.
Keenen Way
South Amboy,NJ
The Cities of Perth Amboy and South Amboy join together to celebrate the spirit, strength and dedication of our three municipalities, by coming together to "Celebrate our Stars & Stripes" in skyrocketing style.This is a joint venture with the Cities of Perth Amboy and South Amboy & Staten Island. The celebration features a free concert, food vendors, children's rides, and a fireworks display.

Annual Jersey City Freedom and Fireworks Festival
Tuesday, July 4, 2017, Events begin @ 1PM, Fireworks @ dusk
Liberty State Park
200 Morris Pesin Drive
Jersey City, NJ
(201) 915-3403
This year's Freedom and Fireworks Festival features a free concert, food trucks, vendors, carnival rides, games, live music, a Budweiser beer garden, and an awesome fireworks display. The fireworks show will have the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island as its backdrop. The fireworks at Jersey City will be the largest in Northern Jersey with an expected turnout of more than 50,000 spectators. Come early to get ahead of the crowds and spend the day visiting two of the parks major attractions, the Interpretive Center and the state-of-the-art Liberty Science Center. Don't forget to bring your chairs and blankets and settle in early.

Long Branch's Annual OceanFest and Fireworks
July 4, 2017; 10 a.m. until 10 p.m.
Oceanfront Promenade
Long Branch
Free admission
Crowds in the hundreds of thousands attend this popular Jersey Shore Oceanfest for an all-day, family-friendly festival that brings together the most memorable sights, sounds and sensations of the summer season.
This full day festival is held along the beach, stretching from the Ocean Place Resort & Spa to Seven Presidents Park. It features a large variety of food, live musical entertainment, children's entertainment, vendors, arts & crafts and more. The finale is a spectacular fireworks displays that is one of the largest at the Jersey Shore. Arrive early and find a spot on the beach or on the Great Lawn.

James Taylor & Bonnie Raitt
Thursday July 6, 2017 7:30PM
Prudential Center
Newark, NJ

NJ State Barbeque Championship & Blues Festival
July 7th - 9, 2017; Fri: 4 -11 pm, Sat: 10 am - 11 pm, Sun: 10 am - 6 pm.
Olde New Jersey Ave. & 2nd St.
North Wildwood, NJ
Free event
This annual 3 day festival feature the best in Barbeque & Blues with live cooking demonstrations, food and top regional and national blues acts on their main stage.

Vans Warped Tour
Friday July 7, 2017 11:00AM
BB&T Pavilion
Camden, NJ

15th Annual Freedom Fest State Fair
July 12 - 16, 2017
Horse Park of New Jersey
626 Rt 524
Allentown, NJ
Website (Check out Live Entertainment Lineup)
This 5 day long family festival is packed with plenty of fun activities. The featured events include Live entertainment by top performers, racing pigs, a magic show, pony & camel rides, a petting farm, horse shows, carnival activities, food vendors, crafts, wine tasting, agricultural exhibits and a fireworks display on Saturday

Ticket to Rock (Includes All Performances)
Wednesday July 12, 2017
PNC Bank Arts Center
Holmdel, NJ

Luke Bryan & Brett Eldredge
Sunday July 16, 2017 7:00PM
PNC Bank Arts Center
Holmdel, NJ

Straight No Chaser & Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox
Friday July 21, 2017 7:30PM
PNC Bank Arts Center
Holmdel, NJ

OneRepublic, Fitz and The Tantrums & James Arthur
Saturday July 22, 2017 7:00PM
BB&T Pavilion
Camden, NJ

The Who
Saturday July 22, 2017 8:00PM
Boardwalk Hall Arena - Boardwalk Hall
Atlantic City, NJ

Queen & Adam Lambert
Wednesday July 26, 2017 8:00PM
Prudential Center
Newark, NJ

New Jersey Festival of Ballooning
July 28, 29, 30,2017
Solberg Airport
Readington, NJ
This weekend family festival is one of the largest summertime hot air balloon and music festivals in North America. It holds the dual distinction of being a recipient of The New Jersey Governor's Award for Best Special Event, as well as being designated, for the 6th time, as a Top 100 Festival in North America by the American Bus Association.
The event features twice daily mass ascensions of up to 100 special shape and sport hot air balloons, to headlining concerts, non-stop family entertainment, hundreds of crafters and vendors, great food, fireworks, a balloon glow, and more. The Fireworks Extravaganza takes place on Friday @ 9:30 pm

Spoon, Amos Lee & Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Saturday July 29, 2017 6:00PM
BB&T Pavilion
Camden, NJ

Warren County Farmers Fair & Balloon Fest
July 29th - August 5th, 2017
Warren County Fairgrounds
1350 Stryker Rd.,
Phillipsburg, NJ 08865
This family fun event features a Hot Air Balloon Festival with up to 35 balloons. Explore the Traditional Arts Building featuring demonstrations of quilting, lacemaking and more. Other highlights include 4-H and FFA exhibits and contest. Main arena events include demolition derbies, mud bogs and tractor/truck pulls, hare and hound races and the unique Bicycle Balloon Race, where pilots and cyclists pair up in a race of skill and speed. The Kids' Corral is a fun and magical place where children can play, learn and even enter some contests. Best of all, activities at the Kids' Corral are free of charge to fairgoers.

This Month's Frequently Asked Question

Question: Plan to go to Six Flags Great Adventure with my friends from NYC using public transportation. Any Information on this?  

NJ Transit has a great deal that includes transportation and entrance to the park. Ride NJ TRANSIT on Bus Route 308 departing from New York (Port Authority Bus Terminal) and SAVE up to $37 to Six Flags Great Adventure, Safari or Hurricane Harbor! Package prices include round-trip bus fare and admission to the Theme Park and Safari or Hurricane Harbor. NJ Transit Details

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:

Two Mile Landing - The Crab House and 2 Mile Restaurant and Bar
Wildwood Crest, NJ
This popular family seafood restaurant with a great waterside dining view and sunset is actually 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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For other top New Jersey Attractions, Events & Things to do:

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

July 2017 Events - This months events includes concerts, theatre, festivals, sports, and entertainment, that have appeal to people of all ages and interests.

July 4th Celebrations & Fireworks - A guide the the best NJ Indepenence Day Celebrations with Fireworks

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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