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New Jersey Guide Newsletter - July 2021 edition
June 30, 2021

New Jersey Leisure Guide Monthly Newsletter
July 2021

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, fireworks, and Ocean Marine life

This Edition's Contents...

  • Popular July Events & Things To Do
  • Seasonal Frequently Asked Question
  • This Month's Featured Restaurant

    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.

July 2021 Events & Things To Do .

Tropicana's Free Fireworks Series
Every Saturday at 10 p.m. plus July 4th
Tropicana Casino & Resort
2831 Boardwalk
Atlantic City, NJ
Free Event
Fireworks can be viewed all along the beaches or boardwalk of Atlantic City.

Basie Center's Concerts On the Green
Historic Suneagles Golf Club
Tinton Avenue
Fort Monmouth
Eatontown, NJ
Price: $39–$89
Friday, July 2: Brian Kirk & The Jirks: That 70's Show
Friday, July 16 / Saturday July 17: Max Weinberg's Jukebox
Friday, July 23 / Saturday July 24: Jorma Kaukonen (Hot Tuna)
Sunday, July 25: Marc Cohn Friday,
July 30: Dar Williams
Saturday, July 31: Comedian Steve Treviño (2 shows)

Seaside Heights Summer Concert Series
Seaside Heights, NJ
Monday, July 5, 2021 - 7:00pm - All American Variety Show (Franklin Stage)
Monday July 12, 2021 - 7:00pm - October Rose (Franklin Stage)
Thursday, July 15, 2021- 7:30 p.m. - Billy Joel Tribute Concert by Captain Jack (on the Beach)
Monday July 19, 2021 - 7pm - Skys the Limit (Franklin Stage)
Monday, July 22, 2021- 7:30 p.m. - Soul Shine an Allman Brithers Experience (on the Beach)
Monday, July 26, 2021 - 7:00pm - Sounds Of the Street (Franklin Stage)

L.E.A.D. Fest State Fair
July 1 - 11, 2021
Mercer County Park
1638 Old Trenton Road
West Windsor, NJ
Website/Tickets Tickets; weekends: $8, weekdays: $5
This event features Fun, Food, Entertainment , Fireworks & more

North Brunswick Youth Sports Festival
July 1 - 11, 2021
Route 1 North, next to DeVry University.
North Brunswick, NJ
Cost: $5-$20
This festival features lots of entertainment including: Rosaire's Royal (Pigs) Racers, High Flying Pages Thrill Show, Motorcycle Stunt Show, Gossamer Magic Show, spectatucular fireworks, and more. Fireworks Sunday, July 4 & Saturday, July 10, 2021 @10pm (Raindate for Fireworks on Sunday, July 11th) at 10:00pm.

Summerland Tour 2021
July 3, 2021 @ 7:00pm
Orange Loop Arena
201 South New York Avenue
Atlantic City, NJ
Regarded by Rolling Stone as one of the Hottest Summer Package Tours.
The lineup features Everclear, Living Colour, Hoobastank & Wheatus

Jersey City 4th of July "Freedom and Fireworks"
July 4, 2021@dusk
Jersey City Waterfront
Grucci's fireworks will launch from two barges in the Hudson River, painting the sky with an unparalleled backdrop of the Manhattan skyline.
Note: This year's Freedom and Fireworks event will not be able to include the yearly festival and superstar concerts like years past.

NJ State BBQ Championship & Anglesea Blues Festival
July 9, 10, 11, 2021
Friday: 4 p.m. – 11 p.m.; Saturday: 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
2nd and Olde New Jersey Avenues and surrounding pubs
in North Wildwood, NJ
This annual festival features live cooking demonstrations, incredible food and top regional and national blues acts on their FREE main stage.

Monmouth County Fair
Wednesday - Sunday, July 21 - 25, 2021 at 4 PM – 11 PM
East Freehold Showgrounds
Kozloski Road
Freehold, NJ
732-842-4000, ext. 4312
This annual event features Outdoor Entertainment (Majestic Motorcycle Madness, Thrill Show, Ready GO Dog Show), Strolling Performers, Carnival rides, home & garden competition, and live performances on the main stage.

New Jersey Lottery Festival of Ballooning
July 23 - 25, 2021
Solberg Airport
39 Thor Solberg Rd
Whitehouse Station, NJ
This very popular family festival features 3 days of hot air ballooning with approximately 100 giant hot air balloons, live concerts with performances by Grammy award winners, children's amusement rides; a 5K race; exhibits, hundreds of vendors, and an awesome fireworks display on Friday evening.

Battleship New Jersey Craft Beer Festival
Saturday, July 24, 2021
100 Clinton St
Camden, NJ 
Cost: General session,  $50 donation per adult,  will take place from 1pm to 5pm.  The VIP session, which gets guests aboard to enjoy samples an hour earlier at 12pm than the public session, is a $75 donation.
This event features beer tasting, live entertainment, and a free self-guided tour of the nation's most decorated ship — do this early upon arrival; sorry, but no tours once guests sample beer. 

Warren County Farmers' Fair --- Hot Air Balloon Festival
July 26 — August 7, 2021
Warren County Farmers' Fairgrounds
1350 Strykers Rd.
Phillipsburg, NJ
Admission - Adults: $9 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.

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

Beach Creek Oyster Bar & Grill
500 West Hand Ave.
Wildwood, NJ 08260
One of the top Wildwood restaurants for upscale ambiance and food quality. Features scenic Marina sunset views and outside deck dining.
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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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