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New Jersey Guide Newsletter -July, 2019 Edition
June 30, 2019

New Jersey Leisure Guide Monthly Newsletter
July, 2019

This 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 to of the year to visit many of the 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 2019 Events and Things To Do


State Fair Meadowlands
Now until Sunday, July 7. 2019
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, and Fireworks shows

Cumberland County Fair
Tuesday, July 2, 2019 - Saturday, July 6, 2019
3001 Carmel Road
Millville, NJ
The annual Cumberland County Fair event features amusement rides, delicious t food, farm and garden exhibits, home and art exhibits, 4-H activities, entertainment, demolition derby, mud bog, Battle of the Bands, a livestock auction, awesome fireworks on July 5th, and much more

Atlantic City 4th of July Fireworks Celebrations
Thursday, July 4, 2019; Two fireworks shows (9:15 pm at the Borgata & Harrah's , Marina District & @10pm at the Tropicana, Boardwalk/Beach)
Atlantic City, NJ
(609) 347-5300
Free admission
At the Marina District, the fireworks will be fired from the vacant land between The Borgata and Harrah's.
The fireworks show will be orchestrated by "Fireworks by Grucci." This well-known fireworks company conducts fireworks shows around the world, including the annual massive New Year's Eve show in Las Vegas.

OceanFest at Long Branch
July 4, 2019; 10am - 10pm
The Oceanfront Promenade
228 Broadway
Long Branch, New Jersey 07740
Web Site
Contact: Donna Vella, 201-653-2699,
On it 29th year OceanFest will turn New Jersey's Promenade into an explosive July 4th celebration. The event will feature live entertainment, music, delicious festival foods, craft vendors and a master sand-sculpting exhibition not to be missed. The night culminates with New Jersey's longest and largest fireworks display.
At Oceanfest, visitors can stroll the famous beachfront, take in the wonderful views, enjoy performances by dancers, musicians, clowns and musical acts, sample from a smorgasbord of food vendors, and check out the wares of crafters from all over the northeast. You can even see a fabulous sand sculpture, meet a familiar costumed character, and catch some cool ocean breezes.

Asbury Park
July 4, 2019
On the Beach
Asbury Park, NJ
Fireworks at dusk. Three locations on the beaches south of Convention Hall
Come before the fireworks and the shops, restaurants, amusements, and a stroll along the boardwalk.
Street and Lot Parking between 3rd & 4th Avenue.

Independence Day 2019 Fireworks Cruise
Thursday, July 4, 2019; 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm (Boarding: 5:30 PM, Cruising time: 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM)
Lincoln Harbor
1500 Harbor Blvd
Weehawken, NJ 07086
Celebrate America's Birthday in style while enjoying the incredible views over Manhattan at night and the New York Harbor Fireworks show. Enjoy a delicious buffet-style dinner and Platinum Open Bar. Rock the night with DJ music, access to shared spaces and interactive games onboard.

"Truck"erton Food Truck & Brew Fest: Bacon is Back!
Saturday, July 6, 2019; 11am-6pm & Sunday, July 7, 2019; 11am-5pm
Tuckerton Seaport
120 W. Main Street
Tuckerton, NJ 08087
Phone: (609) 296 – 8868
General Admission is $10. Children under 5 are free
Bacon is back at Tuckerton Seaport! Join us for TRUCKerton Food Truck & Brew Fest! Sizzle into summer with all things bacon, featuring food trucks and restaurants plus mini pig races and a sizzling cooking demonstrations. Whoever said nothing tastes as good as being skinny obviously never had bacon. Food prices set by individual food truck vendors.

Monday, July 8 - Sunday, July 14, 2019
Golden Nugget
On the casino's deck
Huron Avenue & Brigantine Boulevard
Atlantic City, NJ
Admission Free
This years line-up:
Monday, July 8 Sensamotion (Bob Marley), Tuesday, July 9 Refugee (Tom Petty), Wednesday, July 10 Separate Ways (Journey), Thursday, July 11 B Street (Bruce Springsteen), Friday, July 12 Completely Unchained (Van Halen) The Prince Experience (Prince), Saturday, July 13 Beginnings (Chicago) Tuesday's Gone (Lynyrd Skynyrd) Kashmir (Led Zeppelin), Sunday, July 14 NY Finest (The Police) Best Of The Eagles (Eagles) Draw The Line (Aerosmith)

Freedom Festival State Fair
July 10 - 14, 2019
Mercer County Park
1050 Hughes Dr
Hamilton Township, NJ 08619
This family festival features carnival rides, vendors, entertainment and more. Guests can enjoy attractions and games as well as great fair food and picnic grounds. We will have a variety of exciting activities including a magic show, live animals, racing pigs and much more! Bring the whole family for a fun experience. Tickets can be purchased at the gate for $17.50 and can be purchased on line for $15.00.

144th Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
July 10 - 16, 2019
St. Joseph's Church
Hammonton, NJ
Sponsors of the longest running Italian Festival in the United States and a Hammonton, NJ Tradition Since 1875! A week long festival of live entertainment, carnival rides, Italian marching bands, Italian songs, fireworks, a beer garden, the Carmine Pantalone Mt. Carmel Society Band, Italian Concerts, Italian Gardens and the Food Stand at the Mt. Carmel Hall. At the Beer garden, Free entertainment fearturing top performersd appera nightly on the Main Stage. DJ Ralph D'amelio begins nightly @ 7pm followed by live bands @8pm.
Fireworks take place on Tuesday, July 16th at dusk.

Anglesea Blues Festival
July 12, 13, 14, 2019
North Wildwood's Anglesea Entertainment District
Outdoor Main Stage
Wildwood, NJ
Free Event
This event features both national and regional blues musicians, and accompanies the New Jersey State Barbecue Championship. Top Blues acts will perform on the Main Stage as well as in neighboring clubs and pubs. Street Parking is available in reasonable proximity, Alternatively, park along the Trolley Route and take the Trolley to the festival.

Jersey Fest at a Winery
July 13, 2019; 12PM- 10PM
Old York Cellars
80 Old York Rd,
Ringoes, NJ
Cost: $15
This summer event features New Jersey food, musicians, artists, a screening by the state's premier film festival and more, all while supporting local charities! Wine Releases: 2018 Pinot Gris & 2018 Malbec.
There will be lLive Music by Joe Wymer 12-4pm, The Bassboards 5-9pm,
Food Trucks, Paella Demo & Sampling with Chef José (3pm) and the Film Screening at Sunset by the Garden State Film Festival

Sussex County Food Truck and Music Festival
July 20, 2019; 11am - 8pm
Sussex County Fairgrounds
37 Plains Road
Augusta, NJ 07822
Web Site
Contact: Clay Statmore, Phone: 973-769-2224, Email:
Event Cost: $5, Kids under 10 are free
Celebrate a day in the sun with quality food trucks and great music. Beer, sangria, margaritas and mojitos for adults, a magician and face painting for the kids. Two dynamite bands. Bring your dog! Come and join the party! Sponsored by Sussex County Heritage & Arts Council.

Cheers In Chester – Wine & Beer Festival
July 20, 2019; 3PM – 7PM
Municipal Field
134 Main St,
Chester, NJ
Cost: $15 – $55
This event features over 100 styles of craft beer & wine, fantastic music, delicious food & wonderful vendors. Plus it's a Benefit for the Chester First Aid Squad! Great music provided by the fantastic Katastrophy. Delicious food provided by The Bearded One BBQ, Angry Archie's, Hold My Knots & JerseyRollz

The Quick Chek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning
Friday - Sunday, July 26 - 28, 2019
Solberg Airport
39 Thor Solberg Road
Whitehouse Station, NJ
Website (Events Schedule & Tickets)

One of the largest summertime hot air balloon and music festival in North America. Features twice daily mass ascensions of up to 125 special shape and sport hot air balloons, headlining music concerts, continuous family entertainment, crafters and vendors, food, and a balloon glow. The concerts feature top performersfor each of the three nights.
This years headline concerts include. Dan Zanes & Claudia Eliaza Kids' Concert, ABBA The Concert, The Band Perry, The Beach Boys,
Fireworks are at dusk on Friday evening,

The XPoNential Music Festival
July 26, 2019; (3:00 PM - 10:00 PM)
Wiggins Park
1 Riverside Drive
Camden, NJ 08103
Web Site/Tickets
Contact: Blaire Brinster, Phone: 215-898-6677, Email:
Event Cost: $20 - $350
The XPoNential Music Festival presented by Subaru will host HOZIER, ELVIS COSTELLO & THE IMPOSTERS, BLONDIE, DAWES, ST. PAUL & THE BROKEN BONES, AMY RAY BAND (INDIGO GIRLS), GUSTER, KATHLEEN EDWARDS, and many more. The festival features three stages, 30+ performers, and an eclectic line-up of established and up-and-coming artists heard on WXPN 88.5FM, the award-winning Philadelphia public radio station. Come celebrate over 25 years of bringing the XPN community and true music fans together for a 3-day, family-friendly experience along the riverfront.

6th Annual Food Truck Seafood Festival
Saturday, July 27, 2019
Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment
1 Racetrack Drive
East Rutherford, NJ 07073
(201) THE-BIGM
Enjoy great local seafood while watching the eliminations for the Hambletonian Oaks Special $39.95 Seafood Buffet in Pink - for extra $20 per person add a 1 1/4 lb lobster! Call 201-The-BigM for reservations New for 2019:
Who has the best seafood & clam chowder - enter your chowder for a chance to win $500! Complete and return this entry form

Seasonal Frequently Asked Question:

Question: Are There Any Beaches in New Jersey to have a Bonfire With a permit?
Answer; New Jersey beaches and towns have very restrictive ordinances against having Bonfires on beaches.
However, Belmar allows bonfires and picnics on the beach in a designated area. An application for a permit and approval by the Borough Fire official is required. The permit imposes many limitations, conditions, and restrictions for use of the beach for bonfires and picnics. The designated beach area lies between the foot of First Avenue and the high water mark of Shark River and the Atlantic Ocean. For a permit application and information, contact the Belmar Municipal office at 732-681-3700.

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 choice with comprehensive restaurant reviews.

This Month's Featured Restaurant:
Barelli's By The Sea
Spring Lake, NJ
Bareli's By The Sea, located in the Grand Victorian Hotel across from the ocean, is a fine dining restaurant serving a creative contemporary Italian menu with scenic ocean beach front views. This is not your typical heavy red sauce Southern Italian restaurant. Pastas are served with light sauces and applied sparingly to allow the flavors of the quality ingredients to emerge.
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