Best New Jersey May Events Festivals:
2024 Edition

New Jersey May Events

Discover the Best New Jersey May Events and Festivals
Features the month's top seasonal attractions,
events, festivals, and hidden gems

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May is an exciting time in the Garden State, as it marks the beginning of summer activities. Discover top seasonal attractions, well-frequented events, and hidden treasures..

What to Expect

Stay tuned as we dive deeply into the poplular may events, providing essential details such as dates, locations, and highlights. Be sure to keep reading for a comprehensive guide to making the most out of May in New Jersey.

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.

North Jersey 2024 May
Events and Festivals

Mother's Day Brunch Cruise - NY Harbor (Also offers Dinner Cruise)
Sunday, May 12, 2024; Board: 12:00pm | Cruise: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Departing from Lincoln Harbor Marina
1500 Harbor Blvd
Weehawken, NJ
Visit their site to learn more
This Mother's Day celebtration will feature a cruise on the Hudson and East Rivers with stunning views of the NYC skyline while enjoying a holiday buffet, classic cocktails, dining and dancing,

Beer BBQ Bacon Showdown
Saturday, May 18, 2024; 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Mennen Arena Field
161 Hanover Ave
Morris Plains, NJ
Visit their site to learn more
Cost: $20, $60, & $90
This festival held outdoors and under tents with live music, features a sampling of a variety of NJ beers with restaurants, gourmet food trucks & chefs serving BBQ & Bacon creations, all available for purchase. In addition, there will be chefs culinary skills judged by a panel of celebrity judges.

Hoboken Spring Arts & Music Festival
Sunday, May 19, 2024, 11am to 6pm
Washington Street
Observer Highway to 7th Street
Visit their site to learn more
Admission is free
This annual family event features over 300 artists, sculptors, photographers and crafts people with 3 stages of live performance. More than a music festival, there will be; Fine artists displaying oil paintings, watercolors, acrylics, sculpture, mixed media, photography, with children's activities. There will be great food throughout the fair. Hoboken restaurants will set up street cafes offering an eclectic variety of international foods such as: Thai, Indian, Greek, French, Mexican, Cajun and Italian.

L.E.A.D. Fest Carnival
Thursday, May 23 - Monday, May 27, Wednesday, May 29 - Sunday, June 2, & Wednesday, June 5 - Sunday, June 9, 2024
Westfield Garden State Plaza
One Garden State Plaza
Paramus, NJ
Visit their site to learn more
Admission is $5; additional price for ride tickets.
This event features good food, rides, and entertainment, hosted by Law Enforcement Against Drugs & Violence (L.E.A.D.)
Law Enforcement Against Drugs and Violence (L.E.A.D.) is a non profit (501C3) organization, supported by dedicated police officers, committed to protecting our youth and communities from the proliferation of drugs, drug related crimes, peer to peer/cyber bullying and violence.

The Rolling Stones Thursday May 23, 26, 2024, MetLife Stadium - East Rutherford, NJ
Buy Tickets: Ticketmaster | TicketNetwork | TickPick | Vivid seats

11th Annual Jersey City Jazz Festival
May 29 - June 2, 2024
Jersey City, NJ
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This event features live Jazz music performed at multiple Jersey City venues including, White Eagle Hall, Nimbus Arts Center, The Statuary, Moore's Place, Hyatt House, The Canopy, and more!Free admission. The festival is also a celebration of community.

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