Best Central NJ August Events & Festivals

Central NJ August Events

Discover the Best Central New Jersey August Events and Festivals:
Features the Top 2024 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.

Central NJ Jersey August 2024 Festivals and Themed Events

29th Annual Clam Fest
August 1st to August 3rd, 2024
Huddy Park
Bay & Waterwitch Avenues
Highlands, NJ
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This annual family event features food trucks, Beer, Wine and Sangria Garden, rides, games, children's activities, entertainment, and firework on Saturday evening at Snug Harbor Beach.

Butterfly Festival
Saturday, August 3, 2024; 10AM - 5PM
Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association
31 Titus Mill Road
Pennington NJ 08534
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This annual event at their Insect Zoo features 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.

Earth Wind and Fire and Chicago
August 3, 2024
PNC Bank Arts Center
Holmdel, NJ
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Just Peachy Festival
August 3, 4, 2024: 10am-5pm
Terhune Orchards
330 Cold Soil Road
Princeton, NJ
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This family event features a fun day at the farm with pony rides, games, barnyard tractors, and other interactive, hands-on fun including a scavenger hunt. Barn Door Cafe will be scooping up freshly made local peach ice cream!
Wine tasting: Adults can enjoy the taste of summer in a glass with their award-winning Just Peachy wine.

Middlesex County Fair
Monday, August 5 thru Sunday, August 11, 2024
County Fairgrounds
655آ Cranbury Road
East Brunswick, NJ
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Tickets will be available on line and at the gate.
Free Parking
This annual event promises to be a week full of fun with live entertainment, carnival rides, local fair vendors. There will be a live band every night.

Creed - Summer of '99 Tour
August 7, 2024
PNC Bank Arts Center
Holmdel, NJ
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The Italian American Association of Ocean Township Annual Italian Festival
August 7th - 11th, 2024
Joe Palaia Park
corner of Deal and Whalepond Road
Oakhurst, NJ
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Free admission
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, Galbani Live Cooking Seminar, fireworks on Friday night.

Argos Farm Sunflower Festival
Friday, Saturday, & Sundays, August 9 - 25, 2024; 3pm - 8pm
Argos Farm
1250 Lacey Road
Forked River, NJ
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This annual Sunflower Festival features live music (Saturday & Sunday), delicious blueberry treats, Summer photo ops, and of more!

New Brunswick Heart Festival
Saturday, August 10, 2024: 3pm - 6pm
Downtown New Brunswick in front of the theaters at Monument Square
at 2 Livingston Ave.
New Brunswick, NJ
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Admission: Free
This outdoor family-friendly festival celebrates all of the vibrant arts and history that New Brunswick and the County of Middlesex has to offer.
The festival features live music and dance performances, dance classes for kids and adults, an Arts Market, craft vendors, free balloon animals and face painting, a health & wellness tent, a history corner featuring historical interpreters, arts & crafts activities, games, free Henna and caricatures, giveaways, and more.
The featured performer will be The Suyat Band performing funk and motown hits.

Day Out With Thomas
August 16, 17,18, 2024
Delaware River Railroad Excursions
100 Elizabeth St
Phillipsburg, NJ
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Cost: $22 (all ages)
This is a family event features 'Pop' on board a train ride adventure with Thomas the Tank Engine! The Bubble Tour Railroad Excursions are filled with loads of bubble themed games and activities! Enjoy live entertainment, photo ops, the exclusive gift shop, photo ops, lawn games and so much more.

Hi-Tide Summer Holiday: Asbury Park
August 16 - 18, 2024
Asbury Lanes & The Asbury Hotel
Asbury Park, NJ
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This annual music festival features a weekend of Surf Music, Tiki Cocktails, Pool Parties, Record Hops,Seminars & more.

Avril Lavigne
August, 23, 2024
PNC Bank Arts Center
Holmdel, NJ
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Long Branch Jazz and Blues Festival

Saturday, August 24, 2024; from 1 PM - 9:30 PM (Rain or Shine)
The Great Lawn on the Long Branch Promenade
Boardwalk at 10 Ocean Blvd
Long Branch, NJ
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Free Event
This family music festival features a mix of strong national and local musicians performing live Jazz and blues on stage. There will be food trucks, crafters, kids activities, and fireworks at dusk.

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