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Note: 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.
August 2022 Events
Warren County Farmers' Fair --- Hot Air Balloon Festival
& Things To Do
July 30 — August 6, 2022
Warren County Farmers' Fairgrounds
1350 Strykers Rd.
Admission - Adults: $10, Ages 6-12: $5 Children 5 and Under Free Free Parking: Admission is for both the Farmers' Fair and the Balloon Festival
In addition to the Hot Air Balloon Festival, this event features
live music, a Rodeo, with bull riding, barrel racing and horse racing, Truck Pulls, Tractor Pulls and Demolition Derbies, a Wrestling Clinic, children's activities, and more.
Hudson Restaurant Week
Monday, August 1 - Friday, August 12, 2022
Bi-annual celebration of dining in Hudson County with prix-fixe discounted menus.
Information and participating restaurants
Tropicana's Free Fireworks Series
Every Saturday, now until Labor Day Weekend on Saturday, September 3, 2022
Atlantic City, NJ
Fireworks are launched from the beachfront and can be viewed all along the beaches or boardwalk of Atlantic City.
Middlesex County Fair
Monday, August 1 thru Saturday, August 7, 2022
655 Cranbury Road
East Brunswick, NJ
Website/Tickets --- Tickets will be available on line and at the gate.
This annual event promises to be a week full of fun with live entertainment, carnival rides, local fair vendors, a variety of homemade, beginning with Fireworks on opening night August 1st (rain date August 2nd), and on closing night on August 7th. There will be a live band every night, with the featured performance, the Amish Outlaws, on August 3rd. There is no "typical" Amish Outlaws show. The Amish Outlaws constantly surprise the audience and keep them guessing as to what they could possibly play next, from Johnny Cash to Jay Z, Lady Gaga to Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre, Pitbull to Elivs Presley, and more.
Free Summer Concert Series at Cape May Ferry Park
1200 Lincoln Boulevard
North Cape May, NJ
Every Wednesday until August 31, 2022. Gates open at 4:30pm.
August 3 – Englishtown Project; August 10 – Fat Mezz; August 17 – Legacy Band; August 24 – Sensational Soul Cruisers; August 31 – HunkaJunk
Wildwoods Boardwalk Friday Night Fireworks
Every Friday until September 2, 2022.
on the Wildwoods Boardwalk
The fireworks will be launched from the beach on Pine Avenue and visible from anywhere on the Wildwoods Boardwalk.
Wildwoods Concerts Under the Stars Series
August 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 28, 2022 Beginning at 8pm
The Lou Booth
2nd & Ocean Avenues
North Wildwood, NJ
This event features Free
The 13th Annual Elephant Talk Indie Music Festival
Friday, August 5th & Saturday, August 6th, 2022;
5 p.m. to midnight Friday, and 11 a.m. to midnight Saturday
The Watering Hole
6494 Weymouth Rd.
Mays Landing, NJ
Cost: $10/day, Can be paid upon entrance.
Held at the Watering Hole on 12 acres in the Pinelands, The (Elephants For Autism) Indie Music Festival will feature more than 60 bands, food and drink specials and raffle items, the Elephant Talk fest will rock . The indie music festival will feature original bands such as UGLI,
The Blues Reincarnation Project, Loud Love, The Surf Jerkz and more. This festival is for all ages to enjoy, so bring the whole family along.
All proceeds go to Sprouting Opportunities to provide education and support to families, communities and individuals. Their goal is to create new job opportunities for young adults with autism and or special needs.
Highlands Annual Clam Festival
August 5, 6, 7, 2022
This three-day festival will feature seafood and other dishes from local restaurants, live entertainment, children's activities and specialty vendors.
The New Jersey State Fair
August 5 - 13, 2022: Open rain or shine!
Sussex County Fairgrounds
37 Plains Road
Parking is free!
Thias event features carnival rides, live entertainment, family attractions and events, a horse show,
monster truck Rrdes, and More!
Saturday, August 6, 2022; 10AM - 5PM
Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association
31 Titus Mill Road
Pennington NJ 08534
Price: $10 per person or $25 per carload (up to six people)
Many of our treasured activities and events are in the offing! We will have our Insect Zoo, Butterfly and Bug Parade, and tours of the Kate Gorrie Butterfly House. There will be food trucks, live entertainment, live music, kids' games & crafts, and many vendors. Our Nature Shop will
be stocked with everything your little butterfly or bug may need.
Proceeds from this event help sustain our work in environmental conservation, advocacy, science, and education. The Watershed Institute is a member-supported non-profit dedicated to protecting and restoring clean water and healthy environments in central New Jersey.
Manahopkin Craft Beer & Music Festival
August 6, 2022; noon to 4 p.m,. and 5 to 9 p.m
Manahawkin Lake Park
Route 9 and North Lakeshore Road
of Stafford, NJ; manahopkin.com.
Two tasting sessions: 12:00pm-4:00pm and 5:00pm-9:00pm.
Tickets cost $30 for attendees who will be sampling beer; admission is free for those who will not be drinking. Food prices will
vary by vendor.
This event features beers from local breweries,
food trucks, live music, craft vendors and activities for children.
New Jersey Friends of Clearwater Music Festival
August 6, 7, 2022; Saturday: 11am - 7pm; Sunday: 11am - 7pm
Riverside Gardens Park
West Front Street
Red Bank, NJ
This annual music festival to promote environmental and social justice will fill 2-stages, for 2-days, with top-name national & local performers presenting the best of rock, folk, jazz, Latin, country, soul & other genres.
Proceeds from this event will benefit New Jersey Friends of Clearwater, a registered 501(C)3 Charitable Organization.
PuchiCon NJ 2022
August 6, 7, 2022
100 Frank W Burr Blvd,
Anime Convention features a video game & comic convention with fun panels, voice actors, well known cosplayers, and performers.
The Italian American Association of Ocean
Township Annual Italian Festival
August 10th – 14th, 2022
Joe Palaia Park
corner of Deal and Whalepond Road
Ocean Township, NJ
This four day Italian Festival annually attracts over 80,000 people with a taste for our traditional foods and wholesome family fun. Celebrating Italian heritage and culture!
There's something for everyone! From sampling the great taste of Italy's delicious food, rides, games, music, and
La Festa Itialiana
August 10-14. 2022; 5pm - 11pm
344 Sixth Street
Jersey City, NJ
La Festa Italiana celebrates Italian heritage, spirituality and is an evening of music, dance and authentic Italian foods. It's fun filled with games, an hourly 50/50, and terminates with the Super 50/50 raffle drawing. The festival will honor the Veneration of Our Lady of the Assumption and Saint Rocco.
Each night Live Bands perform on the Mainstage. Perfect for grabbing a Sausage & Pepper Sandwich and a Beer and watching these great performances.
Cape May Lighthouse Full Moon Climb
August 11, 2022; 8-10 PM
Cape May Point State Park
215 Lighthouse Ave.
Cape May Point, NJ
night time climbs is $20 for adults and $8 for children (ages 3-12)
Climb the 199 steps to the Watch Gallery at the top of the Cape May Lighthouse, to enjoy the grand vista of the evening sky and the full moon from atop this majestic beacon at nighttime.
Passaic County Fair
August 11th-14th, 2022
Garret Mountain Reservation
8 Mountain Avenue
Woodland Park, NJ
Entrance to the fair is free, parking at the Passaic County Fair is $5.00 per car.
The opening ceremony will be held on Friday, August 13th at 7:00PM.
This year's fair will feature four days of unique activities for all to enjoy from games and rides to art activities and environmental excursions. In addition, there will be pony rides, bounce houses for the kids, and more. The four-day celebration will also
feature two fireworks displays on Friday and Saturday. The County Fair stage will feature an array of local musicians. Live music will be complimented with a beer garden and some of the best food from around Passaic County
Atlantic County 4-H Fair
August 12, 13, 2022
Atlantic County 4-H Fairgrounds
3210 Rt. 50
Mays Landing, NJ
This fun family event features
rides, animals, horse shows, exhibits, demonstrations, entertainment, antique engines, car show, food, and much more!
Tidalwave Music Festival
August 12, 13, 14, 2022
on the Atlantic City Beach
One Atlantic Ocean
Atlantic City, NJ
3 days, 2 stages & over 30 artists with headliners Luke Bryan, Morgan Wallen, Hardy, Riley Green, Chase Rice, and many more this summer on the Atlantic City Beach!
Wildwood Tattoo Beach Bash
August 12, 13, 14, 2022
Wildwoods Convention Center
$20 Day / $40 3-Day Pass
This event features
Special guest artists, Vendors, Entertainment, Seminars, Miss Salt Water Sweetie pin-up contest, and more. Retro attire encouraged.
Flemington's Corn, Tomato and Beer Festival
Saturday, August 13, 2022; 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm (Rain Date: Sunday, August 14th)
Cost: Free to Attend - Free Parking
Held in Flemington's Artisan District, this foodie and beer-lovers event will feature an expansive micro-brewery beer garden, live music, great food, and family entertainment --- and of course, New Jersey's finest corn and tomatoes! This is a family friendly event for all ages with an expanded kids zone and free entertainment.
New Brunswick Heart Festival
August 13, 2022: @3pm
Downtown New Brunswick in front of the theaters at Monument Square
at 2 Livingston Ave.
New Brunswick, NJ
outdoor family-friendly festival celebrates all of the vibrant arts and history that New Brunswick and the County of Middlesex has to offer
will feature live music and dance
performances; a visual Arts Market; craft and food vendors; interactive activities and games; fun giveaways; a Health & Wellness tent with Garden of Healing; readings of famous love letters by actors from Thinkery & Verse; and so much more! This festival will take place in Live performances include: music and social justice artist, Fyütch, who performs a blend of Hip-Hop, Soul, R&B, Pop and Reggae; Latin band Sonido Latino; tap dancer Omar Edwards Salsa dance lessons with Elvis Ruiz, a dance performance by Grupo de Danza Folklórica La Sagrada Familia the New Brunswick Brass Band; a dance performance by InSpira Performing Arts & Cultural Center, and more!
Burlington County Restaurant Week
Sunday August 14 - Saturday, August 20, 2022
More than 35 restaurants will be participating all over the region, from Bordentown to Medford.
and participating restaurants.
Hi-Tide Summer Holiday: Asbury Park
August 19, 20, 21,2022
Asbury Lanes & The Asbury Hotel
Asbury Park, NJ
Website (Line-up & tickets)
Attendees get to enjoy a weekend of Surf Music, Tiki Cocktails, Pool Parties, Record Hops,Seminars & more.
Canal Day Festival
August 20, 2022 (Rain or Shine)
Hugh Force Canal Park
180 West Central Ave.
Admission is Free
An old time country fair that celebrates the Morris Canal and its contributions to the development of the communities along its banks. Come to a day of free family fun featuring a craft show, great food, educational events and enjoy a day of listening to a wide variety of musical entertainers. Musical
performances from New Jersey’s best artists will feature Rock, Blues, Country, Classical as well as traditional and contemporary Irish Folk Music. performing on two stages. Learn about local history by taking a guided Morris Canal walking tour provided by the Canal Society of NJ. Experience life on the Morris Canal first hand by traveling down the canal on a free boat ride or prove your prowess by paddling a kayak. Fireworks fat dusk.
Dino & Dragon Stroll
August 20 & 21, 2022
Meadowlands Expo Center
355 Plaza Dr
Secaucus, NJ 07094
Cost: Kids & Adult tickets $24.99. Kids under 2 & military veterans free.
This family event features a walk-thru and get up close to life-like and life-size dinosaurs and dragons. The dinosaurs and dragons are massive, some standing over 28 feet tall and spanning over
60 feet long. The stroll is an interactive event allowing guests to walk thru this realistic and memorable indoor experience. While guests stroll at their own pace, they can get up close to dinosaurs throughout the exhibit, ranging from babies to life-like and life-size dinosaurs including encounters with a T-Rex, Velociraptor and Stegosaurus, just to name a few. Guests can also get up close and personal with a selection of large, serpentine, winged, horned and legendary fire breathing dragons, just as you imagined
Edison's Food Wine & Beer Festival
Saturday August 20, 2022
4 PM - 10 PM
926 Amboy Avenue (under the Tent)
Cost: $5, Kids under 10 are Free
This annual family event features Wine & Craft
Brewers including Edison's Cypress Brewery, face painting and activities for the kids, live entertainment, local vendors, artists, and more.
Atlantic City Airshow
Wednesday, August 24, 2022
Atlantic City, NJ
This year the Air Force wil be sending their Full Throttle Formation Team, The Thunderbirds.
In addition there will be the U.S. Army’s Golden Knights parachute team and other airshow performers.
Atlantic City's free beaches and Boardwalk have great views of the Airshow. Ocean-facing hotel rooms and outdoor venues will also have views of the show.
The Beach Boys in Concert – Last Days of Summer Celebration
August 27, 2022: @ 7pm
Wildwoods Convention Center
Tickets start at $35 and are available only through Ticketmaster.
The Beach Boys mark 60 years of making music and the group continues to ride the crest of a wave unequalled in America's musical history. The Beach Boys have become synonymous with the California lifestyle and have become an American icon to fans around the world. Come see them live in concert inside the Prior to the concert don't miss out on beach activities that include yoga on the beach, a surfing contest, beach games and activities, and DJ music.
Long Branch Jazz and Blues Festival
Saturday, August 27, 2022 from 1 PM - 9 PM (Rain or Shine)
The Great Lawn on the Long Branch Promenade
Long Branch, NJ
This music festival features a mix of strong national and local musicians performing live Jazz and blues on stage. The grand finale will feature a fireworks display at dusk.
Saturday & Sunday, August 27th & 28th 2022;
Historic Cold Spring Village
720 US 9
Cape May, NJ
This event will feature pirates, music, and family fun. The Village buildings will be open, featuring historically clothed interpreters who will demonstrate the trades, crafts, and lifestyles of Early America. Kaptain Kristian and Red will be present to tickle your funny bone.
Seasonal Frequently Asked Question:
Question: Planning a NJ Beach Vacation With A Mini Trip to NYC. My family would like to go on a beach vacation in New Jersey with a side trip to NYC. What is the best way to travel from the shore to NYC that is not expensive? Also, what beach would be our best bet to stay at for this?
Answer: Suggest staying in Point Pleasant Beach. It is nice place for families with a safe, clean beach and a boardwalk with an amusement park. To Learn more about Point Pleasant Beach visit: Point Pleasant Beach.
The trip to NYC is approximately 1 1/2 hours by car or train.
If you plan on splitting your trip and staying in NYC, this can become very expensive as NYC hotels are costly, especially if you are taking your car with very pricey parking fees.
The one way fares for train travel (NJ Transit) are: Adult One
Way:$16.75, and Child/Senior/Disabled One Way $7.65 For information on train fares and schedules visit: NJ Transit.
This Months Featured Restaurant
MudHen Brewing Co
The MudHen Brewing Co., the only Brew Pub in Wildwood, is a popular family-friendly spot for home brewed craft beers, good food, and live entertainment, in a trendy, festive atmosphere. During the warmer months, the festive atmosphere heats up with the opening of outdoor seating with a bar, a cool firepit, and cornhole games.
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