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Our Top Picks To Plan Your Day Out in New Jersey

August Events in New Jersey

Discover New Jersey's Best August Events: Uncover The Month's Top seasonal attractions, popular events, and hidden gems

The month of August is the peak vacation month of the year with the Jersey Shore beaches, hotels, restaurants, nightlife, festivals, and events in full swing.






State of NJ

COVID-19 executive orders in effect apply to large outdoor public gatherings such as concerts, festivals, and fireworks, and are limited to 500 persons.

indoor performance venues, including concert venues can reopen. Face masks and social distancing will be required and capacity will be capped at the lesser of either 25% of the venue's capacity, or 150 people.. Indoor nightclubs that have dance floors have to remain closed.
Restaurants and bars may resume indoor dining at 25% capacity and with social distancing between tables


With near term cancellations occurring at a rapid rate, and despite trying to remove them as soon as we learn of the cancellations or restrictions, we  recommend viewers contact the event sponsors before heading out to a listed event to confirm their status.


August 2020 Festivals and Themed Events

25th Annual Highlands Clam Festival
Friday, July 31st to Sunday, August 2nd, 2020: Hours: Fri 6pm-11pm, Sat 12pm-11pm, Sun 12pm-8pm
Huddy Park
329 Bay Ave #325
Highlands, NJ
Website
This family event will feature live entertainment, games, children activities, amusement rides, specialty vendors, crafters, beers, wine and sangria garden, local seafood, and more.

Rooftop Movie Series In Asbury Park
24 movie dates on selected nights from August 2 through September 5, 2020; Doors open at 7:00pm and movies start at sunset.
Asbury Hotel
210 5th Avenue
Asbury Park, NJ
Website/Schedule/Tickets
Tickets are $10 for the screenings with the exception of All I Can Say, on August 12th, which is $15
Screenings take place on the Baronet, a 4,300 square foot rooftop space on the 6th floor of the hotel with magnificent views over Asbury Park and the Atlantic Ocean. During the evening the Baronet turns into an outdoor modern 'carless' Drive, socially-distanced, rooftop movie theater.
Chairs are first-come, first-serve, and can be limited on busy movie nights. They encourage guests to bring their own beach chairs and blankets. A concession stand with snacks and canned soda, wine, beer, and cocktails available for purchase. Credit Card only.
On the following nights, they are screening a special Ducumenty Music Series:
August 5 - Joan Jett: Bad Reputation.
August 12 - All I Can Say. Shannon Hoon, lead singer of the rock band Blind Melon
August 19 - End of the Century: The Story of The Ramones. Joey, Johnny and Dee Dee
August 26 - Amy. Archival footage and personal testimonials of the life and career of British singer/songwriter Amy Winehouse.

Friday Night Fireworks on the Beach Has Returned to Wildwood
Beginning August 7th until September 4th, 2020: at 10pm (Rain date is Sunday at 9 p.m)
On the Rio Grande Avenue beach
Wildwood, NJ
Website
 (609) 523-1602
This weekly event previously canceled up until now because of the pandemic, has now returned.
Visible from almost anywhere on the Wildwoods Boardwalk! Hear the fireworks explode to a musical score that is played all along the Boardwalk and is simulcast on 98.7 The Coast.

The New Jersey Jerk Fest

Saturday, August 8, 2020; 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Arbor Rescue Squad Lot
1790 West 7th Street
Piscataway, NJ 08854
Website
Cost: $5 - $10
The New Jersey Jerk Fest is anticipating to be the largest Caribbean Festival in the New Jersey. It has a broad general market appeal as the popularity of 'Jerk' transcends easily across the New Jersey area's dynamic, multi-ethnic population.
This family event features local chefs and restaurants cooking up variations of Jerk food, Food trucks and food vendors, Local performers & Live stage acts, A Beer garden, Craft and other shopping vendors, Bouncy Houses and other Kids Activiies

Celtic Weekend
Saturday and Sunday, August 8 & 9, 2020: 11:00am-5:00pm
Historic Cold Spring Village
720 Rt. 9 South
Cape May, NJ  
Website
Come out and celebrate all things Celtic.
The Celtic Weekend features musical entertainment throughout the grounds, interactive demonstrations and a pub area with all-day live music. The Village's restored, historic buildings will also be open, with historical interpreters demonstrating the trades and crafts of the 1800s.
T he weekends musical entertainment will be throughout the grounds. Main stage performances will include sets by Nae Breeks Pipes & Drums Band, which is comprised of members of the famed Atlantic City Sandpipers, on Sunday. Joe McGonigle will entertain all weekend long along with world-renowned musician Tom Brett. Mike Dupuy Falconry will be joining us again on Saturday and Sunday. The New Jersey Irish Setter Rescue will be at the event, accompanied by the loveable breed to meet with visitors.

Canal Day Festival
August 15, 2020 (Rain or Shine)
Hugh Force Canal Park
170 West Central Ave.
Wharton, NJ
Website
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 festivities & display at Robert Street Park beginning at 7:00 PM Admission is Free

Cheers in Chester Wine & Beer Festival
Saturday, August 15, 2020; 3PM – 7PM
Municipal Field
134 Main St,
Chester, NJ
Website
Cost: $15 – $55
This event features over 100 styles of craft beer & wine, fantastic live music, delicious food & wonderful vendors. Plus it's a Benefit for the Chester First Aid Squad!

New Jersey Friends of Clearwater Festival
August 15, 16, 2020; Saturday: 11am - 7pm; Sunday: 11am - 5pm
Riverside Gardens Park
West Front Street
Red Bank, NJ
Website
Free event
Join in the celebration of the 100th anniversary of Pete Seegers birth. For "The Love of Pete"
Top Name Local & International Performers! on Three Stages.

MPAC Drive-In Concert - The Weeklings – Beatles Bash
Tuesday, August 18, 2020: at 6:30 pm (rain date August 19)
Fosterfields Historical Living Farm
73 Kahdena Rd
Morristown, NJ
Website/Tickets - Tickets are $125 per car (preferred seating) and $100 per car (general admission). Tickets must be purchased in advance through the MPAC Box Office on-line or 973-539-8008.
New Jersey's The Weeklings are America's most unique tribute to the music and inspiration of The Beatles, performing explosive renditions of Beatles classics, uniquely arranged Beatles nuggets plus brilliant Beatles-inspired power-pop originals. Featuring Glen Burtnik, Bob Burger, John Merjave and Joe Bellia.
All proceeds will benefit MPAC's recovery.

Comedian Bert Kreischer's Hot Summer Nights Tour 2020 - Drive-in
Wednesday, August 19, 2020; @ 7pm
Monmouth Park
Oceanport, NJ
Tickets: ($135 per vehicle, $250 / $199 gold circle) are on sale now exclusively through Ticketmaster.com --- A maximum of four (4) occupants will be permitted per vehicle.
Bert Kreischer is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer and host who performs to sellout crowds across the globe. His standup specials "Secret Time" and "The Machine" are currently streaming globally on Netflix and his third special, "Hey Big Boy," debuts on the platform in March. Described as having a "rare and incredible talent" (Interrobang), Bert has evolved from being named Rolling Stone's 1997 "Number One Partier in the Nation" to one of the top names in comedy.
Vehicles will be spaced approximately 9' apart. Windows may remain open at this distance. Cars will park in a staggered fashion to achieve spacing and best visibility. Patrons must remain inside their vehicle cabins. Patrons may only leave their vehicles only to use restrooms, and will be required to wear masks and maintain social distancing. Portable, single-stall restrooms will be cleaned between patrons.

Warren County Balloon/Aviation Festival
Friday through Sunday, August 21 to 23, 2020 ((Hurricane date is August 28-30th)
Fairgrounds Balloonport
1350 Strykers Road
Phillipsburg NJ 08865
Website
5:30 AM - $4 per person (processing fees may apply) 2:30 PM - $6 per person (processing fees may apply)
Balloon Launches will be in the mornings at 6:30 am, followed by Drone Demonstrations by Warren County Community College, and Tethered Rides, as weather allows.
Hot Air Balloon Rides are available for $210 per person. Major credit cards are accepted and full refunds are given should we cancel your ride due to inclement weather. To schedule your ride at the Balloon Festival with festival coordinators Balloonatics & Aeronuts LLC, call 908-283-0721 or email fly@njballoonrides.com. Tethered Rides will be offered after the morning and evening launches . Enjoy a short trip to tree-top level – the best view of the Fairgrounds is from the air!

High Caliber Festival 2020
Friday, Augugust 21, & Sunday, August 23, 2020
Battleship New Jersey
62 Battleship Pl
Camden, NJ 08103
Website/Tickets & Line-up
High Caliber is the world's first and only bass music festival aboard a US Navy Battleship. The festival takes place over two days and features over 50 artists across three stages.

The Front Bottoms- Drive-in Concert
Thursday, August 27, 2020; @ 7pm
Monmouth Park
Oceanport, NJ
Tickets: ($160 per vehicle, $199 / $250 gold circle) go on sale this Friday, July 24 at 10am exclusively via Ticketmaster.com. --- A maximum of four (4) occupants will be permitted per vehicle.
This New Jersey Band, comprised of guitarist/vocalist Brian Sella and drummer Mathew Uychich, have toured around the world and can be heard on Alternative Radios. Going Grey is highlighted by a string of celebrated singles, among them "Vacation Town," "Everyone But You," and "Raining,
The Front Bottoms' new album, In Sickness & In Flames, will be available August 21.
Vehicles will be spaced approximately 9' apart. Windows may remain open at this distance. Cars will park in a staggered fashion to achieve spacing and best visibility. Patrons must remain inside their vehicle cabins. Patrons may only leave their vehicles only to use restrooms, and will be required to wear masks and maintain social distancing. Portable, single-stall restrooms will be cleaned between patrons.





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